The Pier House Hotel and Restaurant in St Austell Cornwall is situated on the picturesque harbour of Charlestown with stunning views of the port and coastline of St Austell bay. It has been a hotel since 1920 and now incorporates the Harbourside Inn Public House since 2004.
The Pier House Hotel and Restaurant in St Austell Cornwall, (originally called Charlestown Hotel) was built in 1794 and was originally two farm cottages. It became a farmhouse after the Rashleigh Arms was built in 1851. Then the occupants at the farm started taking in paying guests as farming prosperity declined before 1914-1918 war until the farm once again became a hotel.
Being in a prominent position the Hotel takes an active part in the activities as well as the day to day life in Charlestown for locals and visitors alike who come from all over the world as well as locally from within Cornwall.
Charlestown is a Georgian port remaining relatively unspoilt and undeveloped reflecting how many West Country ports and fishing coves looked prior to development being one of the finest late 18th and early 19th century industrial harbour sites in the country. Built for Charles Rashleigh, the port represents a rare example of a mineral port with it's own defences and is one of the best preserved china clay and copper ore ports of it's period anywhere in the world which is why it is now being protected by WORLD HERITAGE STATUS.
Situated on the South West coastal path you can take a stroll over the cliff tops to Porthpean Beach and village or to Carlyon Bay in the opposite direction. Charlestown beaches are a pebbles throw from the hotel where swimming is safe and at low tide children can enjoy exploring the many rock pools.
The Pier House Hotel and Restaurant in St Austell Cornwall itself has 26 bedrooms, a bar/bistro and an a la carte restaurant which seats up to 115 people. The patio area which seats up to 90 people has wonderful views across the harbour and St Austell Bay. You can eat or just enjoy a drink whilst taking in the atmosphere surrounding the harbour. The hotel offers many different delights from cream teas to lobster caught locally here in Charlestown. Our hotel bar is a freehouse and serves a wide selection of locally brewed ales.
The Harbourside Inn which was opened in June 2004 also has eight real ales: many locally brewed and serves excellent food all day. All Sky Sport channels available on large screens.
Sunday lunch is served in all areas including the Harbourside Inn.
Our bedrooms are all en suite with colour televisions, direct dial telephones and tea/coffee making facilities. Many rooms have superb sea and/or harbour views and wireless internet access.
We are 3 1/2 miles away from the Eden Project and 6 miles away from the Lost Gardens of Heligan. There are many moors, gardens and places of interest, all within an easy drive.
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