In this latest article in the series covering the history of Cornish hostelries and ale houses, Kiera Smitheram takes us to Penzance and to a tavern teeming with history, heritage, and heart. Penzance is the most westerly town in Cornwall, on the foot of Britain. It is situated in the shelter of Mounts Bay. The town…Continue Reading “Heritage on the Harbour: The Dolphin Inn, Penzance”

Continuing the series covering the history of Cornish hostelries and ale houses, Isabel Robinson takes us on journey to explore the roots of St Austell Brewery. ‘St Austell Brewery’ has become a symbol of the Cornish hospitality industry which today spans the length of the county and beyond. But where did it all start? The answer to that question…Continue Reading “Where it all began – St Austell Brewery’s Seven Stars Inn”

Continuing the series covering the history of Cornish hostelries and ale houses, Tony Mansell presents an interesting history of the public houses and taverns of St Agnes Parish. St Agnes Parish once had more than its fair share of taverns: many were set up to serve the vibrant mining community who toiled underground, scraping precious minerals from the…Continue Reading “Public Houses and Taverns of St Agnes Parish”

In the third of the series covering the history of Cornish hostelries and ale houses, Tony Mansell presents a vivid history of Truro’s public houses and taverns. During the late 1700s and early 1800s, the proliferation of drinking houses across Cornwall was directly related to increased mining activity. The popularity of such places led people like John…Continue Reading “Public Houses and Taverns of Truro”

In the second of the series covering the history of Cornish pubs and ale houses, Chris Knight provides an interesting insight into the role played by the White Hart Hotel in the development of St Austell. “Thence I went over the heath to St Austins wch is a Little market town where I Lay, but their houses are…Continue Reading “At the Hart of it all: The White Hart Hotel, St Austell”

Hawkins Arms Pub

In the first of a series covering the history of Cornish pubs and ale houses, join Tom Kennedy as he reveals a brief history of the Hawkins Arms in Probus and how much (or how little) the pub has changed since it was first built. The purpose of this script, in principle, is to look at…Continue Reading “Hawkins Arms: Now & Then”