The Jubilee Inn
The Jubilee Inn is a family run pub in the historical village of Pelynt. We take pride and care in everything we do and strive to create an excellent experience for all our customers, whether they are popping in for a pint, or if they are dining in a large group.
The pub offers a range of drinks at the bar, from beautifully crafted St Austell ales and local Cornish ciders, as well as the crowd favourites.
We are proud to announce a modernisation of our large beer garden, providing more space than ever for you to enjoy live music, food, or just a few drinks in the sun.
We have an extensive menu catering for all needs and dietary requirements, we also have specials that change throughout the year to give you even more choice.
We provide cosy accommodation at a reasonable price with breakfast included, whether we are catering for wedding parties, family events or for couples who have come to explore the lovely county of Cornwall.
We have a very large car park, free for patrons. This car park is available for use by those with caravans or campervans (when space is available).
History of the pub & local area
The Jubilee started out as a farmhouse in the 16th century. The original building has since been extended whilst keeping all its character with an open log fire and original slate and wood floors. When the farmhouse was converted into an Inn it was named the Axe, allegedly after an iron age axe found in the nearby “barrow field”. In 1887 the Axe was renamed the Jubilee to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.
The village is most famous as the birthplace of Bishop Jonathan Trelawney (1650-1721) who was imprisoned in the tower of London for his religious stand against King James II. After 3 months he was tried and acquitted. Upon the ascension of William of Orange to the throne in 1689 he was rewarded by being appointed Bishop of Exeter. He is buried in the Parish church at Pelynt.
The Parish Church is dedicated to St Nonna (the mother of St David, the patron Saint of Wales). Bishop Trelawneys' pastoral staff is preserved in the church. In 1824 Robert Stevens wrote in modern form “the song of the western men” or “Trelawney” commemorating the events and it is now the “unofficial “Cornish anthem sung at Cornish Rugby matches and other Cornish gatherings.
Local Places to visit & things to do
There is loads to keep you busy in the local area. One of the most popular nearby destinations is the Eden Project which is a 30-minute drive from our pub and can be enjoyed all year round. We have compiled a short list of possible destinations for you to visit in the local area.
- Lost Gardens of Heligan
- South West Coast Path
- Lanhydrock Estate (National Trust)
- Camel Trail
- Restormel Castle
- Dutchy Nursery
- Antony House & Gardens (National Trust)
- Talland Bay Beach
- Lantic Bay