Pets Accepted in Bar Area and in our two, new, dedicated ‘dog friendly’rooms
Welcome to the world famous Jamaica Inn, Cornwall ’s most famous smugglers inn.
Immortalised in Daphne du Maurier`s eponymous tale of smugglers, rogues and pirates, this historic coaching house has welcomed travellers crossing Bodmin Moor for nearly 300 years. Full of legend, mystery,romance and even, according to folklore, the odd friendly spirit, Jamaica Inn is set in one of the most evocative moorland locations in Britain .
The Inn, built in1750 , is more than just a stop-off for weary travellers, it’s an ideal base for visiting anywhere in Cornwall or Devon in a day and be back in time for dinner. It is also home to an award-winning restaurant and hotel, great ales in its ‘olde worlde’ bars, souvenir shop and the fascinating Smugglers’ Museum where tales of wreckers, murderers and villains are brought wonderfully to life!
The Inn is now under recent new ownership. The owner has made major improvements through out the Inn whilst retaining all of the character and 'olde worlde' charm. He has also provided Sky Sports and BT Sports channels in a side bar, Wi-Fi throughout the Inn and the Sky and BT channels plus SKY Movies in all rooms.
Jamaica Inn provides a relaxing and comfortable night’s sleep in both the original atmospheric Inn or in the newer wing of the hotel.
All rooms are en-suite and, for that romantic break, some feature glorious four-poster beds. A stay in the old part of the coaching house is a magical, romantic and mysterious experience. Just make sure you don`t sit in our resident ghost’s favourite chair though!
Drop in to sample a local Cornish brew, warm up in front of the fire, relax with a pint after a walk on the moors or cool down in the summer months with a refreshing, ice-cold drink in the garden while enjoying the stunning panoramic views. Jamaica Inn has a fantastic range of real ales, ciders and superb wines for you to sample - chat with our friendly bar staff who will be happy to recommend one for you.
Open for food from 7.30am to 9.30pm, we use only the freshest and finest local ingredients, where possible. The menu includes delights such as delicious steak pies, succulent gammon steaks, fillets of salmon, vegetarian choices and, on most weekends, a hearty Sunday roast. The menu options are being further increased and supplemented with a daily ‘specials board’.
Whether you just want to pop in for a warming Lavazza coffee from our brand new bean-to-cup machines , a pint after a walk on the moors, or are planning a visit with friends for an evening meal, you will find our friendly staff will give you a warm welcome.
Pre-packed picnics and snacks are also available to pre-order - perfect if you wish to take a bite to eat on your travels or on a leisurely wander on the moors.
Our Smugglers Museum houses one of the finest collections of smuggling artefacts in the country. Featuring `The History of Jamaica Inn`, an educational and historical theatre show, the Museum brings alive many of the myths and legends associated with Jamaica Inn and Cornwall, including tales of wreckers and smugglers over the past 300 years.
The Inn became a smugglers inn or stopping point, using approximately 100 secret routes to move around their contraband, storing it at the inn before selling it or moving it on.
Well-known as the setting for Daphne du Maurier`s novel of the same name, published in 1936. The young author was inspired to write her novel in 1930 after she became lost in thick fog whilst out horse riding on the moors, and sought refuge at the Inn.
The novel was made into the film `Jamaica Inn` in 1939 by Alfred Hitchcock and in 1983; Jane Seymour starred in a TV series. `Jamaica Inn` was again dramatised by the BBC in a major 3-part series broadcast in April 2014.