Inns in Cornwall
Welcome to our handpicked selection of hotels and inns in Cornwall. Cornwall is famous for its spectacular beaches and coves, fishing villages, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Land's End, King Arthur's Tintagel and the Eden Project. We have also included the Atlantic Hotel and the New Inn on the Isles of Scilly; these stunning islands lie 28 miles off Land's End and boast white sandy beaches and blue lagoons to rival those of the Caribbean.
Cornwall feels different from the rest of England. It has its own language and customs and and is a land of myths and legends - and smugglers! Perhaps the most famous smuggler's inn in England is to be found here - Jamaica Inn, immortalised in Daphne Du Maurier's novel of the same name. Two more of her novels, Frenchman's Creek and Rebecca, were filmed at the historic port of Charlestown near St Austell, where you will also find the Rashleigh Arms and the Pier House Hotel. The stunning scenery of Cornwall inspired her writing; she fell in love with the county and lived in and around Fowey for nearly 30 years. So come to Cornwall and discover for yourself why Daphne Du Maurier was captivated by it. And we can even help you find the perfect place to stay: browse our selection below of some of the best pubs, hotels and inns in Cornwall.
Mount Haven Hotel, Marazion
On the outskirts of Marazion, just a few minutes drive from Penzance, this luxury boutique hotel offers an informal, relaxed atmosphere and stunning views over the beach, sea and St. Michaels Mount from most bedrooms. Excellent food and wine served with style in the award winning restaurant.
Lugger Inn, Portloe, Truro
A unique, renovated 17th Century Inn right at the waters edge. Sunday Times best new seaside hotel of the year, Hip Hotel Guide. Enjoy the truly unique setting of the inn, at the foot of a valley with picturesque cove and tiny harbour. The quintessential Cornish seaside inn.
The Old Ferry Inn, Bodinnick
This 400 year old inn enjoys a perfect situation on the banks of the Fowey River in Bodinnick. This traditional Cornish pub boasts a restaurant with panoramic views and comfortable guest accommodation, many bedrooms having river views. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lounge and cosy bar with its log burning stove, and guests can also relax and drink in the views from the south-facing terraces. The Old Ferry Inn overlooks the Bodinnick to Fowey ferry and ‘Ferryside’, the former family home of Daphne du Maurier.
Jamaica Inn, Bolventor, Launceston
Welcome to Jamaica Inn, high up on wild and beautiful Bodmin Moor
and made world-famous by Daphne du Maurier's tale of smugglers, rogues
and pirates. A new BBC drama of Jamaica Inn was broadcast at Easter
2014. This historic coaching house has welcomed weary travellers
crossing Bodmin Moor for nearly 300 years. Full of legend, mystery,
romance and even, according to folklore, the odd friendly spirit, the
Inn continues to welcome guests to its 20 luxurious en-suite bedrooms.
Jamaica Inn boasts an award-winning restaurant, ‘olde worlde’ bars
with great local ales and wines, souvenir shop and the fascinating
Smugglers’ Museum where tales of wreckers, murderers and villains are
brought wonderfully to life!
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The Brendon Arms, Bude
Just moments from Bude's finest surfing beaches and situated right on the famous Bude Canal, the historic Brendon Arms offers the finest food and drink to delight the most discerning of palates. Bed and Breakfast is available in comfortable en-suite rooms; we also offer self catering accommodation. The Inn serves excellent food using top quality ingredients beautifully cooked and presented with a choice of seating – in our restaurant, bar or in our attractive gardens. Families welcome.
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Penmorvah Manor Hotel, Budock, Falmouth
A Cornish 'hideaway' in an elegant Victorian Manor House set in 6 acres of private woodland and gardens situated close to the picturesque Helford River yet just 2 miles from Falmouth. Near to the Lizard peninsular. Many National Trust houses and gardens nearby. Golfing arranged. AA 3 Star Hotel.
The Pier House, Charlestown, St Austell
The Pier House Hotel and Restaurant was built in 1794 and is situated on the picturesque harbour port of Charlestown. The harbour retains its unspoilt charm being home to three tall ships which are frequently used for film making, training and sailing. Charlestown has been the setting for many television and film productions including 'The Three Musketeers', 'The Eagle Has Landed', 'Treasure Island' and 'Apocolypto'. The hotel is family owned and run, with great emphasis placed on creating a friendly, relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.
The Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown, St Austell
This 4 Star Gold rated village inn and restaurant is set right at the heart of the World Heritage Site of Charlestown, a historic fishing port on the south coast of Cornwall. The award winning Rashleigh Arms boasts great views, eight comfortable en-suite rooms, two popular bars and a restaurant serving great, locally sourced food.
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The Inn on the Shore, Downderry, Torpoint
Nestled in the spectacular beach cliffs, this traditional Cornish inn offers panoramic views of the Marine Conservation Society recommended beach at Downderry. We offer great food, local ales, fine wines and newly refurbished en-suite rooms with stunning views of the ocean. The Inn offers an extensive menu from bar snacks to a la carte meals in our bars, restaurant and conservatory. We also serve traditional cream teas.
The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth
Dating from 1640 the Greenbank is the oldest hotel in Falmouth, and is made up of a fascinating group of beautifully restored buildings perched on the sea wall and private quay. Enjoy one of the most sensational panoramic waterfront views in Cornwall! The Harbourside Restaurant is the perfect setting to enjoy the delightful food or relax In the bar or on the terrace whilst overlooking the harbour.
The Fowey Hotel, Fowey
The Fowey Hotel is set in lovely gardens right by the waters edge in Fowey, a beautiful harbourside village with galleries, shops, restaurants and pubs to explore, as well as boats and yachts to watch on the river. Many of the hotels guest rooms enjoy panoramic river views, as do all of the public rooms including the award winning restaurant. Recently awarded Silver Small Hotel of The Year by the Cornish Tourist Board.
The Copley Arms, Hessenford, Torpoint
A traditional inn set in the pretty village of Hessenford, the Copley Arms offers both a bar and a restaurant, serving good quality food using produce sourced locally wherever possible.On warm days you can dine in the stunning seating area outside that overlooks the stream that runs through the village. We offer 5 warm and cosy en-suite suite bedrooms. Oh, and not forgetting that every great inn has it’s ghost, and here, Matthew minds the bar after hours!
The Atlantic Hotel, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly lie 28 miles South West of Lands End. This 25 bedroomed hotel is located in the heart of the largest island St Mary's, the perfect base for touring the Isles of Scilly, with regular day trips, water taxis and boat hire available within a few minutes stroll of the Atlantic Hotel. The hotel’s Tides Reach Restaurant provides excellent locally sourced food.
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The New Inn, Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Located in the beautiful Isles of Scilly, The New Inn offers 4 star ETB / AA accommodation and boasts one of the best selection of real ales on the islands. The New Inn also offers a AA Rosette standard food, served at your choice in either in the restaurant or the 'Driftwood Bar', or in the summer in the light and airy pavillion. There is also a heated outdoor swimming pool which is open from May to September, and is for residents only.
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Fieldhead Hotel, Looe
Set in 1.5 acres of gardens and terraces above one of the prettiest bays in Cornwall with views from Rame Head to St. George's Island and the Eddystone Lighthouse. Private swimming pool above the garden with sun terrace. Fresh seafood from boats in Looe Harbour is a speciality. Extensive wine list including both Old and New World wines. All rooms en-suite, manywith sea views. Recommended by the Good Hotel Guide 2012.
The Ship Inn, Mousehole
Mousehole, two miles south of Penzance, is the quintessential Cornish village and boasts one of the most picturesque harbours in England. The Ship Inn features eight double en-suite rooms, six of which over-look the harbour and have sea views. With good beer and great food, it's the perfect place to stay in Cornwall. VisitEngland 4 Star Inn.
Old Custom House, Padstow
In the centre of Padstow you will find the Old Custom House, now a stylish and intimate place to stay. Standing on the quayside, the inn is famous for its fine food, award winning ales, elegant en-suite rooms, most with harbour views, and for its luxurious Beauty Studio.
The Norway Inn, Perranarworthal near Truro
A charming Cornish inn oozing charm and character, the Norway Inn offers brand new, up to date en-suite bedrooms and serves freshly prepared food and a wide selection of real ales. Areas of outstanding natural beauty are within walking distance and the tranquil village of Perranarworthal is a great place for a holiday away from the pressures of everyday life. VisitEngland 5 Star Inn.
The Harbour Inn, Porthleven, Helston
Located on the Lizard Peninsula with its beautiful beaches,
historic harbour and quaint narrow streets, this is the ideal location from which to explore historic Cornwall. The Harbour Inn is a lively pub situated on the harbour serving fantastic food all year round using fresh local produce. We look forward to welcoming you. VisitEngland 4 Star Inn.
The Old Success Inn, Sennen Cove
Situated on one of Cornwall's most stunning bays, the Old Success is a beautiful 17th century fisherman's inn which has been transformed into comfortable, modern rooms and apartments while retaining its charm and character. The Old Success enjoys magnificent views overlooking the beach and Whitesand Bay towards The Brisons rocks and Cape Cornwall, the only cape in England. VisitEngland 4 Star Inn.
The St Agnes Hotel, St Agnes
This 17th century hotel is popular not only with surfers but also those who enjoy walking on the coastal path and families who like to bring their pets on holiday. The St Agnes Hotel or Aggie Hotel as it is known by the locals, is a very friendly and relaxed place where everyone from small pets to small kids are welcome!
Pedn Olva Hotel, St Ives
Contemporary, romantic and breathtaking are but a few ways to describe the Pedn Olva Hotel. The hotel offers 30 en-suite bedrooms, restaurant, bar, terraces and swimming pool, making it an ideal stay for a weekend break, a short holiday or special event. The Pedn Olva Hotel is built on a rocky promontory, overlooking the town and harbour of St Ives. VisitEngland 3 Star Hotel.
The Commercial Hotel, St Just
A former coaching inn, the Commercial has been run by the same family for 100 years so you can be assured of a warm Cornish welcome. It is well known for its excellent, locally sourced food and friendly atmosphere. Situated in the centre of St. Just, it makes an idea base from which to explore the coastal paths and beaches of the Land’s End peninsula. VisitEngland 4 Star Guest Accommodation.
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The Port William, Trebarwith Strand, near Tintagel
The Port William Inn is situated on the North Cornwall coast near Tintagel and is renowned for its excellent pub food and comfortable, welcoming bar. All 8 hotel rooms boast superb sea views, down to the sea and the dramatic cliffs. VisitEngland 4 Star Inn.
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Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are bordered by Devon. If you want to widen your search, why not browse through our selection of hotels and inns in Devon.
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