Charlestown pub hosting family-friendly sea shanty day in beer garden

The Rashleigh Arms in Charlestown
A Cornish pub is hosting a family-friendly sea shanty day this weekend - and it's free to attend -Credit:St Austell Brewery

A Cornish pub is putting on a sea shanty day this weekend complete with garden games and face painting for little ones. The family-friendly event will take place at The Rashleigh Arms, in Charlestown.

Owned by St Austell Brewery, the town's oldest pub will be hosting a day of music with five different bands performing traditional songs of the sea. It's the first event of its kind for the pub which is set just moments from the harbour.

A fitting venue, general manager of the Rashleigh Arms, Ryan Murphy, said: We’ve been wanting to put on a sea shanty event for a while – we’re in the perfect position in Charlestown with the harbour and iconic Tall Ships a stone’s throw away."

READ MORE: Nine new bars, restaurants, and cafes to try this summer

READ MORE: Slip and slides return including the longest of its kind in the UK

“With all eyes on Charlestown this summer with the reopening of St Austell Brewery’s renovated Pier House and Beer House, now is the perfect time to invite people to Charlestown for some fun to kick off the summer. We hope the event will be first of many.”

The sea shanty day is a family-friendly day for all ages and is an opportunity for everyone to have some fun and celebrate the area’s maritime heritage. The event is taking place on Saturday (May 25).

Join CornwallLive on WhatsApp and be first to hear what's happening near you

There will games for children, face painting and music, from the likes of Acapella Moonshine, Du Hag Owr, Press Gang, The Stowes and the Cobweb Crew. Live music will be hosted in the beer garden of the pub from 1pm to 10pm and the event is free to attend.