Crumplehorn Inn
PL13 2RJ
(01503) 272348.


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The complex known today as the Crumplehorn Inn commenced life in its present form in 1972, although the buildings themselves are far older. The building on the left of the pub was once known as "Killigarth Mill", and despite the fact that today these buildings are considered to be a part of Polperro village, many years ago it was a separate hamlet known as Crumplehorn. The ancient hamlet of Crumplehorn is still shown on Ordinance Survey maps. Although the exact age of Killigarth Mill is unknown, it is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 A.D. The Mill continued to grind corn until as recently as the 1950's. The centre section is the bar/restaurant area, with accommodation above. The right-hand building is the coaching house area, with the Kitchens to the left and Reception to the right. The left hand building is the old Mill house, where you can see the water-wheel. The lych gate main entrance from the main road is just visible in the lower left of the picture. The Crumplehorn is a Free House offering a wide range of Keg Beers, Lagers, and Cask Ales, in a bar that oozes history, and atmosphere. The lower bar was converted from a cow shed, and the room above it was a hayloft. The upper bar was the alehouse, and the main room in the farmhouse with its blue slate flagstones. You will note that each slate has a lifting hole, as the slates needed to be lifted if any coins dropped down the joints, when the room was used as a counting house. There is a stone fireplace, burning logs, with a rough hewn oak mantle, and to the right of the fire is a cloam oven, which is made of clay and was installed when the building was built. The oven has no internal chimney. The restaurant was the farmhouse kitchen, and also has a cloam oven, and retains the original external doorway in the small extension at the back of the restaurant. You will notice that in the top bar the original ceiling beams are very crooked, as they were taken from local trees. The door behind the servery was made from large pine trees, which were cut down when the accommodation extension was built, and the vertical pillars in the bar were taken from the Mill, when it was converted to living accommodation. Alongside the ales they also serve cask conditioned Farm Cider, which is made on a local farm at Lerryn by Colin and Rita Vincent. The St. Austell Brewery Ales are fined in our own cellar, they are the only brewery account permitted to do this. Other regulars: St Austell Bosuns Bitter 3.4%, Tinners Ale 3.7%, XXXX Dark Mild. Other beers available recently have been: Redruth Cornish Rebellion 4.8%; Skinner's Spriggin Ale 3.8%; Sharp's Sharps Coaster 3.6%; Bass 4.4% available all year round. Ales can be taken away in 4 pint containers. Food is served with fish a speciality. The owner is a qualified chef and there are three other people who cook here. Cost can be a little pricey, but I'm assured that it is worth the money. Cant say there is a lot for vegetarians. Accommodation is available. Each bedroom has its own vanity unit, incorporating hand basin, vanity top, mirror, shaver and hair dryer points, wardrobe and drawers. Bedroom units vary with double, double and single, or single beds. All bedding, and towels are provided on the bed & breakfast tariff, and the room is serviced daily. For the weekly self catering guests, sheets can be hired, or if you prefer, you may bring your own. Towels are not provided to self catering guests.

Special breaks are available between October and June (excluding Christmas, Easter, Bank Holidays and February). Forward bookings made not more than one week in advance, or two weeks during the quiet season, enjoy the facility of free accommodation, our guests paying only for breakfast and evening meal. They will provide a full English Breakfast and four course Evening Meal from their international a la carte menu which specializes in locally caught fish and shellfish but also serving steaks, chicken and vegetarian food. Bookings must be for a minimum of two days and can be any days of the week. You can also have your email sent here as they assign you an email address upon arrival.



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St Austell Bosuns
St Austell Tinners Ale
St Austell XXXX Dark Mild
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