Welcome to the Polgooth Inn a classic old Cornish village pub set in a beautiful rural valley near St Austell.
Inside you'll find comfortable, relaxed surroundings, and a warm friendly atmosphere; a great place to meet for a chat over a glass of wine or a pint or two, a quick lunchtime bite to eat, or a long lingering dinner with friends and family.
You can enjoy cosy open fires in the winter months, and the summer overlooking stunning views listening to live music in our beer garden.
Please inform us if you are bringing a dog when booking as Well-Behaved quiet dogs are welcome.
Our traditional 16th Centurypub and Polgooth (meaning Goose Pond in Cornish) are steeped in history. By the eighteenth century the village had the richest mine in the United Kingdom and was celebrated as the greatest tin mine in the world. The Inn was used as the Pay House, and this was rumoured to have nearly caused a revolt by the miners’ wives as their husbands were spending their wages on beer and sandwiches before returning home.
History tells us that the bar was shared by chickens, ducks and even the odd horse, with many locals still remembering having to wipe their feet on the way “out” of the pub. Although sounding a little gruesome, they all loved the place. Check out this film from 1967 with David Rowe the land Lord at the time with some rather strange customers Click here
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