Renovations complete at the Pierhouse Hotel

Published on March 13, 2018 07:26 pm


The Pier House Hotel and Restaurant, built in 1794 is situated on the picturesque harbour of #charlestown with outstanding views towards the coastline of St Austell bay. Famous for its appearance in Poldark amongst other popular tv series, together with a starring role in the 1976 film, The Eagle has Landed, seeing Donald Sutherland being famously thrown through the window at the front of the hotel. 

The hotel is a perfect base to explore #staustell with all its attractions and amazing gardens, being just a few miles from the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan to name but a few. St Austell Brewery acquired the hotel in 2016. Having recently undergone extensive renovations to the entire property, inside and out and taking several months to complete, the hotel reopened its doors to the public on 12th March 2018. The hotel boasts; 26 bedrooms, a bar/bistro and an a la carte restaurant seating up to 115 people. The rooms feature all the modern facilities expected of a newly refurbished hotel and many have splendid views across the bay. Free Wi-Fi is also accessible.

The configuration of the hotel has completely altered and a brand-new bar area takes pride of place to your left as you enter the hotel front door. New tables and seating areas surround the bar and take full advantage of the superb view on offer, in all weathers, overlooking the harbour and bay. Much of the original charm, fixtures and fittings have been sympathetically restored and retained. The old barrel chairs have been re upholstered and the tables have been given a new lease of life. The reception area of the hotel has taken up its new location by replacing the original bar area and provides a warm welcome to guests upon arrival.

With the renovations comes a new refreshing menu featuring popular meal options, a la carte dining and sharing platters, leaving you spoilt for choice. On offer are tempting treats from cream teas per person to lobster and now has its very own cake station serving fresh homemade coffee and cakes. The menu offers a wide variety of quality home cooked food using locally sourced produce at a price to suit everybody’s pocket. From a freshly cooked, generous bowl of chips at just £4.00 and big enough to share, to a luxurious seafood medley priced at £23.00 serving up Mussels, king prawns, scallops, cod, garlic & coriander prawns, turmeric rice all on one plate. 

The bar is a freehouse offering a wide selection of locally brewed ales, including one off specially brewed ales to, once they are gone, they are gone. So be quick to get down there and enjoy it for yourself alongside the regular brews available all day, every day. A gin menu can be found on each table offering a variety of options.

You can eat or just enjoy a drink whilst taking in the warm and welcoming atmosphere, and watching the world go by. The refreshed patio area, seats up to 90 people and has wonderful views across the harbour and the bay. New patio doors provide access to the bar area. Dogs are welcome on the patio area and the neighbouring Harbourside pub.

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