The Fountain Inn

 Bed & Breakfast Mevagissey Cornwall. B&B near Heligan Gardens

Cliff St, Mevagissey, Cornwall    Tel: 01726 842320   Email:

The Fountain Inn was one of the first Inns to be purchased by Walter Hicks, the founder of St.Austell Brewery, in 1883 for the princely sum of 850.

The Fountain Inn is a 15th century Inn and is situated at the foot of Cliff Street by Shilly Ally 'Op and is believed to stand on the site of the first recorded settlement of Mevagissey which was then known as Porthilly. Mevagissey once boasted 20 Inns, Taverns and Ale Houses, but the Fountain Inn is known as the 'Father of them all' as it is the oldest public house in the village.

The Fountain Inn has two bars - the 'Smugglers Bar' with its tales of smuggling illicit rum and brandy shows evidence of when it was used as a pilchard press in the 18th and 19th centuries. The large illuminated pit in the floor was used to collect the precious fish oil, and the holes in the walls held the beams for the presses. For sports fans the bar now boasts a large screen TV showing a comprehensive Sky Sports programme. The front bar has been slightly altered over the years but the oak beams, slate floor and fireplace are all original. This is an unusual bar in these modern times as it is without juke box or fruit machine. Entertainment is provided by means of a piano which is played regularly all year round. A real coal fire will welcome you on a chilly winter day.

Billy Moore, Lynn and their staff welcome you to the Fountain Inn where a range of cask-conditioned ales are served. We have a small restaurant that is open during the evening serving a selection of fresh seafood and prime steaks. Food is also served in the bars during lunchtime and evenings with a range of prices to suit all pockets. Bills famous homemade pasties are served on a Saturday lunchtime throughout the winter. Why not try our home cooked Sunday Lunch, Roast Rib of Beef or Pork served with roast potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pud and gravy.

The Fountain Inn offers Bed & Breakfast. Two en-suite rooms and one with separate shower and toilet. All rooms have coloured television, tea/coffee making facilities and central heating.

Food is served in the bar from 12 till 2pm Monday to Sunday, and from 6pm till 9pm Monday to Saturday. Why not book a seat in our small Restaurant in the evening. Small parties catered for. We also cater for small functions, weddings, birthdays etc. and would be pleased to provide you with a quote.

Room Tariff: Double room with en-suite - 60 per night.   Double room with separate shower/toilet - 45 per night.
Price includes Full English Breakfast.

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Open all year round the Fountain Inn is CAMRA Guide and Good Beer Guide recommended, and is Cask Mark accredited.

Children and dogs on leads welcome.

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