Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Fountain Inn

3 Cliff Street
PL26 6QH
Telephone(01726) 842320
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyAccommodationLunchtime MealsEvening MealsSeparate BarDisabled AccessGamesRestaurantDog FriendlyWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Sun 12:00-24:00
Regular beers: St Austell Cornish Best Bitter, St Austell Tribute, St Austell Hicks

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

Friendly, two-bar 15th-century inn with slate floors, stone walls, historic photographs of the town, and very low beams - the tunnel leading to the side door is particularly low. The genuine Cornish landlord - St Austell Brewery's longest-serving - was a local fisherman, and has run the pub for many years. The Smugglers' Bar still features signs of the pilchard press which was once housed here; a glass plate in the floor covers the pit where the fish oil was caught (and which doubled as a store for contraband). The meat was compressed and fed to Nelson's navy. Accommodation is in 3 letting rooms, of which 2 are ensuite. Regular buses run to St. Austell.