On the sea wall at Watergate Bay


Watchful Mary

A new continental-style bar for the Bay.
Open Wednesday to Sunday. Live music on Friday and Saturday from 7pm.


To the horizon, early ‘til late, every day, Come join us.

Drop in for coffee and morning pastries. Share small plates that keep the conversation flowing. Discover drinks with a story: spirits and cordials from around Cornwall, cocktails with a twist and wines that are well travelled. 

Doors open to the deck on bright days. Stage set for live music and DJs from 7pm on weekends. And, as sunset beckons, we look to the horizon in hope of seeing The Green Flash. Tonight, we might...



From 4th - 21st December

Winter warmers. Live music. Sunset views. That’s the billing for Watchful Mary in December. Follow your nose for warm spiced cider, Atlantic Pudding Gin with ginger beer and Cointreau orange hot chocolate.

Every Wednesday to Saturday in December...




Our food is designed to go with drink. Breakfast bowls, pastries and coffee. Pickings, sharing plates and wine. Read more, or flick to the centre of the drinks menu when you arrive.


Ever heard of The Green Flash? Watergate Bay Hotel’s Mary Ashworth sought it and caught it as she looked out to sea. A ray of colour, just as the sun slipped from view. If conditions are right we could see it ourselves.

I don’t believe in the Green Flash. Is it real?

Some people have seen it. Most haven’t. It’s up to you to decide. So drink up. All eyes west. Wait for it…

What are THE opening hours?

During the summer and school holidays - 9am-11pm

Wednesday & Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 11am-6pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Sunday 10 November
We will be open in the evening for the fireworks

Christmas Day - 11am to 4pm
New Year’s Eve - 11am to 1am, live music from 7pm

Can I book a TABLE?

No, just turn up and find a spot. Special event nights are a bit different (get in touch if you have an idea).

Is it child friendly?

For families, the best time is before 7pm, after this time the bar is for adults and teens 13+.

Is it dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome, but in the evening the bar is often busy so may not always be a good place for them.

Are there EVENTS?

There’s music every week: Watchful Live and Watchful Lates. Friday and Saturday night from 7pm.