Pier House Hotel

tall-ship bar The Pier House Hotel 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.

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. 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.

In 1993 the harbour was purchased by Square Sail Shipyard and became the home of the tall ships which are used for many films. The ships are also used as training ships and can be chartered for sailing trips. The history of the port together with the new heritage status can only enhance the attraction of visiting the port and staying in our historical hotel right on the harbour front.

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 Hotel itself has 26 bedrooms, a bar/bistro and an a la carte restaurant. The patio area 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.

Specialist Breaks include golfing breaks, walking holidays and painting. For further information, Contact Us.

Rooms We have a choice of room from superior double with sea view, shower & king size bed, to singles, twins and a four poster room. Our Tariff include a full English breakfast. All rooms are en-suite, centrally heated with colour TV, tea/coffee making facilities and have direct dial telephone. Unlimited WIFI internet access is available in all rooms free of charge. Prices are per room per night and include a full English breakfast. A deposit of 25 per room is requested when making a reservation. Cancellation policy is up to 12 noon the day prior to arrival. Please be advised that we have only two rooms on the ground floor which are located in the annexe and are reached by six sloped steps. Most of our rooms are on the first floor with four on the second.

inn Around and about. We are 3 1/2 miles away from the Eden Project and 6 miles away from the Lost Gardens of Heligan. There are the moors, gardens and country houses and lots of other places to see, all within an easy drive. Take a day trip to Looe, Polperro or St IvesSt Ives. Walk the Cornish Coast.

The Harbourside Inn has an extensive menu with a specials board which is changed daily. The food is prepared and cooked in a separate kitchen within the main hotel. We are famous locally for our selection of real ales and are a member of CAMRA, Cask Mark etc.

Contact us for Special Offers 2008 and Last Minute Breaks


For more detailed information and to enquire please contact us:
Tel +44 (0)1726 67955 Fax +44 (0)1726 69246.

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The Pier House Hotel & Restaurant, Harbour Front, Charlestown, Cornwall PL25 3NJ

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