Bolventor, Launceston, PL15 7TS
Fantastic food, great drinks and unbeatable history await you at the world-famous Jamaica Inn. Perched high up on the wild and beautiful Bodmin Moor, this coaching inn was immortalised by author Daphne du Maurier in her murder mystery novel of the same name. Since then, the Jamaica Inn has become a popular stop off for visitors craving hearty Cornish fare. The Inn is home to both Pedlars Restaurant and the Smuggler’s Bar. The menu centres around wholesome, fresh, tasty English food beginning with hearty breakfasts, followed by lunch, light bites, doorstep sandwiches, summer salads, delicious evening meals and mouth-watering desserts. Cornish cream tea and daily specials are also available, and the Inn hosts a traditional carvery every Sunday lunchtime. Local draught ale, cider, lager and spirits like the Jamaica Inn’s own rum help complete a perfect meal. Jamaica Inn houses Cornwall’s largest smuggling museum and the Daphne du Maurier Room is full of her memorabilia. For kids there is a pirate ship to climb on. The popular farm shop is stocked with Cornish produce and the gift shop is ideal for souvenirs. In the summer, the Inn boasts exquisite views over Bodmin Moor; this setting provides the perfect backdrop for monthly murder mystery evenings. If you’re brave enough, there are monthly ghost hunt nights too. If you’d like to explore the area further, why not stay the night in one of the Inn’s 36 comfortable rooms or suites? This hotel, full of character, is the perfect base to visit anywhere in Cornwall and Devon and still be back in time for dinner.