Cornwall

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Bell Inn

1 Tower Street
Launceston
PL15 8BQ
Emailku.oc.notsecnualnnilleb@tcatnoc Telephone(01566) 779970
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenGamesCiderSmokingFunction RoomDog FriendlyWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Sat 12:00-23:00; Sun 12:00-22:30

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

Tucked away behind St Mary's church, this interesting 16th-century town centre pub was originally built to house the stonemasons who erected the church. This is a cosy beer drinkers' pub where conversation is the main entertainment. The bar sports an array of 8 handpumps offering an ever-changing range of mostly Cornish beers and 2 ciders, although the available selection may be reduced in quieter periods. The separate 'family room', also available for local groups to use, has a series of ancient frescoes uncovered when previous owners stripped away decades of "modernisation"; local historians are trying to assess the age of these paintings. Pub games include chess and other board games. Outside drinking is allowed on the benches in the small courtyard garden to the side, along the front and in the narrow town-centre lane, sheltered partly by the upper floor overhang. Food is limited to a pasty or pork pie with your pint.