Jubilee Wharf | Penryn | Cornwall | TR10 8FG Tues to Sat: 9:30 - 16:00. Breakfast until 11:30, lunch 12:00 - 15:00. 01326 374424


Muddy Beach Café | Bar | Restaurant
Jubilee Wharf, Penryn, Cornwall

We are open for walk ins, but we advise booking to avoid disappointment


The Muddy Beach Story

Returning to our heritage
Muddy Beach is a family business run by Christian Dann and his parents, Phil and Lisa. Lisa’s family, the Barnicoats, opened the very first Fish and Chip shop in Penryn, so Christian’s love of the restaurant trade is a trait passed on through several generations.

Christian has worked front-of-house for some of the most successful restaurants in the area, and when the opportunity arose to take on the lease for what was the popular ‘Miss Peapods’ café on Jubilee Wharf, the whole family jumped at the chance.

As a result, Muddy Beach has been born out of a passion for excellent food, quaffable wines and the sort of customer service that makes you feel part of the family!

Our Big Idea

What Muddy Beach is all about...
Our Big Idea is quite a simple one – to offer excellent food and drink in the sort of friendly, relaxed atmosphere that you’ll want to return to time and again. The name Muddy Beach comes from the local nickname for the beach opposite the café – a great place for wildlife and wading birds.

We run Muddy Beach as a family, and we want you to feel part of that family from the minute you walk through the door. It’s all about sharing great food, relaxing over a glass of wine or sipping a warming mug of our specialty coffee. Bring a group of friends or just bring the Sunday paper – it’s all about relaxing in a welcoming environment and enjoying those gorgeous river views!


The Muddy Beach Experience


The Café

Muddy Beach is a relaxed yet modern café / bar / restaurant. Inspired by Scandinavian interior design, we have used subtle hues of natural colours throughout the decor which has created a modern yet warm venue to relax in whilst having a glass of wine or a warming cup of coffee.

With beautiful panoramic windows overlooking the river, Muddy Beach is the perfect location to wind down and share a meal with friends and family.

We welcome everyone at Muddy Beach, including dogs. Our own Muddy Beach dog Eby will be around to help out and entertain our customers from time to time, and we have a special dog area where dog walkers can go to hang out in the warm after a walk along the riverbank!

Our Team

We are so pleased to have a stellar team of chefs and front-of-house staff. Alongside Christian and the rest of the management team, everyone at Muddy Beach will ensure all customers visiting Muddy Beach will have the best experience possible.

Christian aka Bisty
Boss Man

Favourite wine: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Favourite dish on menu: Muddy Beach Breakfast, with an extra sausage or two 😉
Random fact: Can eat 38 whole red onions in 56 seconds whilst humming " My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion

Muddy Beth
Muddy Manager

Favourite wine: Picpoul de Pinet
Favourite dish on menu: Fish finger sandwich & chips
Random fact: Can carry 6 glasses of Picpoul on her head, without a tray, whilst wearing 16inch high-heels

Muddy Lisa
Momma Dann (mum to us all!)

Favourite wine: Gewürztraminer
Favourite dish on menu: Loves a bit of fish, so whatever is the Fish of the Day dish
Random fact: Can run faster than our own Muddy Smart Car (but only when fuelled up on 5 cans of red bull beforehand!)

Muddy Sam
Assistant Manager

Favourite wine: Beer
Favourite dish on menu: 2 slices of toast, lashings of butter and jam.
Random fact: Sam can do a great impression of Mrs Doubtfire. He is often seen at home, dressed like her, hoovering his mother Alison's house whilst singing Aerosmiths 'Dude looks like a lady'.

Muddy Megan

Favourite wine: Roos Chenin Blanc
Favourite dish on menu: Cornish Crab & avocado salad
Random fact: Can cook 25 eggs in one pan whilst doing the splits & singing The Carpenters "On top of the world"

Muddy Woof

Favourite wine: Water (& the occasional JD & coke)
Favourite dish on menu: Canine sausage!
Random fact: Doris is a bit of a celeb here - infact she has her own Instagram! Search for 'Doristhejackchi' for cute pictures of her. *warning* she is rather sassy!

Muddy Sarah
Head Chef

Favourite wine : Anything red OR Campari!
Favourite dish on menu: Anything fishy - Sarah loves fresh fish, so much so she has thought about installing a large fish tank in Muddy.
Random fact: Sarah is originally from London & spent most of her life in New Zealand. Sarah loves music- so much so she has her own private singer to sing opera on Thursday mornings outside her kitchen. If you fancy listening, try walking to the side of Muddy at 7am- the Muddy Beach team tend to join in with a good old sing along to Pavarotti.

Get in Touch

Call us on 01326 374424 for bookings

Find Muddy Beach at:

Jubilee Wharf, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 8FG

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