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 hide Smugglers contraband, whilst the holes in the walls held the beams for the presses. For sports fans the bar boasts a large flat HD screen TV showing a comprehensive SKY and BT Sports programme. Step back in time in the front bar which has been slightly altered over the years, but the oak beams, slate floor and fireplace are all original. A real log fire will welcome you on a chilly winter day.
The Cellar Bar is a modern split level pub, that welcomes both locals and tourists alike with a smile and selection of beers. The pub is dog friendly and has a fantastic little beer garden where you can watch the daily comings and goings of Mevagissey.
Traditional Cornish Inn with 5 letting rooms, serving local real ales, locally sourced home cooked food and set near Heligan Gardens and the Eden Project.
The Ship at Mevagissey is one of Cornwall’s most famous inns with a cult following from around the world, even as far away as Australia, attracted by its genuine unspoilt charm.
You will find fresh fish on the menu almost daily – weather permitting – and all the food is lovingly prepared and home-cooked.
The inn is always full of colour and is host to local musicians and players throughout the year on Saturday evenings. On Tuesdays you can join in on our quiz night. A real old Cornish pub which is always a pleasure to stay in. We look forward to welcoming you, Lee and Dianne Young and their team.
Pub: The King’s Arms is a lovely step away from the noise of everyday life. Food sourced daily from the land and sea beyond. A selection of drinks to surpass any.
Bakery: All handmade by one man and baked in this very building. Not many others can say they’ve got a truly artisan bakery above their pub.
Wine Shop: Helen carefully creates a selection of wines to work with the seasons and Kris’ daily changing menu. All our wines are available for you to enjoy in our lovely little pub, or to take home. Ask us for more details.
Our cosy waterside inn is nestled on the edge of the picturesque Portmellon Cove, with striking views and a safe beach for all the family to have fun. A beamed bar area with a snug provides delightful views of the cove through the small sash windows. We have outside seating for warmer days and a cosy wood burner inside for the cold evenings. The Rising Sun Inn is a real pub and freehouse run by the Harvey family. We welcome families with children and are very dog friendly. There is a dog ban on the beach from 1st July until the 30th of September, but we have plenty of room to sit inside or outside the pub with your dog.
For as long as almost anybody can remember, The Wheel House Restaurant and Guest House has dominated the West Wharf of Mevagissey Harbour. In it’s former days as a Net Loft, John Wesley is reported to have made his first Sermon in Mevagissey here and ironically it is the pews from the old Wesleyan Chapel in Mevagissey that now furnish the Lower Deck.
In 1967 the Queen Mum came to visit and although several refurbishments have taken place over the years the Restaurant has remained much the same as it was then.
We welcome you to the Harbour Tavern.
An independently run Seafood Kitchen & Bar. Situated right on the water’s edge overlooking the stunning Mevagissey harbour. A laid back vibe, the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view.
We are passionate about using local, fresh seasonal ingredients. A great range of Cornish gin available along with ales, local cider and Pilsner.
The Sharksfin is a laid back bar and seafood spot where locals and visitors can relax, enjoy bold flavours, local ales and a friendly service. We’ve worked hard to strike the right balance of informal with professional standards.
The building that houses the museum is a museum piece in its own right. Dating from 1745 it was part of a boat builder’s yard that at one time extended to the far corner of the cliff. It was built straight into the rock face that you can see behind the kitchen dresser. When it was first built, boats were constructed on the ground floor, while the first floor was the carpenter’s workshop and the top floor was used as a store. As the boatyard became more successful the yard expanded outwards and was a hive of activity for many years.
When the last boat builder to work in this building, Arthur Frazier, retired, he kindly offered to sell the building to the museum at a reduced cost and thanks to the generosity of a local benefactor, Mrs Matson, the museum trustees were able to acquire the building for future generations.
Most of the roof supports are spars from old revenue-dodgers, refitted or broken up: the tools on display and the lathe upstairs, with its hand-turned wheel, built their replacements. Elsewhere in the museum a wider picture emerges of life in Mevagissey through a broad collection of artifacts.
The second largest ﬁshing port in Cornwall, Mevagissey Harbour is beautiful, historic and hosts a thriving ﬁshing industry. Mevagissey welcomes many thousands of visitors to our ancient harbour each year. These stunning surroundings and ﬁshing boats seem to have changed only superﬁcially over the centuries. However these ancient quays stand in vivid contrast to our highly modernised ﬁshing industry. Our ﬂeet is committed to sustainable ﬁshing and you may well see landings being made for home consumption and for export – all of the highest quality.
Mevagissey Harbour Trustees have owned and managed the port since 1774. In 1988 the Trust became a charity and Mevagissey is now one of only three such Trust Ports in this country. The harbour is a national asset with a long and fascinating history but with global warming and more severe storms, it does face an uncertain future as funding for repairs and protection is hard to come by.
The MAC Centre is situated in the picturersque village of Mevagissey. Our facilities include a Sports hall, Gym, Bowling Green, Sports field, Bar, IT Suite, Meeting Rooms, On-site parking and is disabled friendly.
The Bar sells a variety of hot and cold beverages, as well as snacks and both rooms are a great place to sit and chat with friends after a hard work out in the gym or class. They are also functional spaces for small social gatherings or alternatively, large social gatherings if the hall is used in conjunction with it.