5 Places to Stay with Trusted Partner St Austell Brewery

Five wonderful places to stay with our Trusted Partner, St Austell Brewery
Port William restaurant

South West 660 is lucky to be supported by some Trusted Partners, who alongside our other many smaller Partners, enable us to do what we love – share the incredible South West coastline with you, and the many wonderful businesses en-route.

St Austell Brewery

One of our Trusted Partners is St Austell Brewery. They are not just a brewery though; with around 44 pubs on their shelves, and 28 of these with accommodation. There’s plenty of fresh, comfortable and well-priced options from them along the South West 660.

Food and Drink

Alongside the brewery’s own beers and a great wine list, if you’re into no or low, they have you well and truly covered with an excellent choice of drinks in this category. They all offer varied menus including pub classics and a la carte creations. Using local, seasonal produce, they have dishes for everyone from carnivores and fish fiends to vegetarians and vegans.

Dog Friendly

Canine companion in tow? Many of their rooms are dog-friendly. Your furry friend can get their paws on a ‘Proper Dog’ hamper complete with a tennis ball, Forthglade treats, biodegradable poo-bags and a can of St Austell ‘Proper Dog’ pooch-friendly beer. Plus, for the humans, there’s even a Proper Job beer for you to take away with you. Each venue’s website also has a dedicated ‘dog friendly days out’ page providing inspiration on where to go walkies.

A bit of History, in their words

Founded in 1851, what has come to be known as St Austell Brewery originally began life as Walter Hicks Wine & Spirits. It wasn’t until 12 years later, Walter began brewing his own beer. The first of which was created in the Seven Stars Inn, St Austell. Since then, they’ve gone on to brew some of the nation’s most beloved pints and run an impressive pub estate alongside it for guests to quench their thirst with one of their award-winning beers.

St Austell Brewery remains proudly independent and family-owned. Nearly all of Walter Hicks’ descendants have a hand in the Brewery as shareholders, with some being more actively involved as directors and employees.

Award Winning

St Austell Brewery recently scooped a top title at The Publican Awards, as ‘Best Accommodation Provider’.  From cosy pubs to enviable accommodation, they have completed some incredible transformations and refurbishments to some of the venues in their portfolio. We can’t help but share a handful of these with you to choose from on your next South West 660 adventure!

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The Rock Point, Lyme Regis – Route 2

You couldn’t get much closer to the sea than The Rock Point. Positioned at the waters edge on this incredible piece of Jurassic Coastline, you have a front row seat from your dining table or bedroom.

With 9 rooms offering a selection of doubles and kings, enjoy sea glimpses to full sea views. The interior of earthy tones, and exposed beams adding charm to your stay.

For those wanting to drink or dine, we’d recommend starting with morning coffee and brunch before returning for a lazy late lunch, or relaxing into a cosy evening while watching the sun set over dinner.

Find out more about Lyme Regis on South West 660 here.

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The Mason’s Arms, Branscombe – Route 3

This picture-perfect thatched building has recently made the list in the Sunday Times 100 Best Places to Stay in the UK. A 14th Century building, the pub has been lovingly refurbished to bring it into the modern day, yet still oozes with historical character and charm. With timber frames, low beamed ceilings, pine cladding, and whitewashed walls. Even a roaring log fire you’ll want to hide yourself away in its bosom. On brighter days, the glorious garden is a must visit!

Although not waterside, it is only a 10 minute walk to the 1-mile long Branscombe Beach. Here you can enjoy a stomp on the shingle and watch the tide roll in, or join the South West Coast Path.

With 28 boutique hotel-style bedrooms and converted cottages, full of texture and thoughtful touches including roll top baths, you can wind down in your rooms complete with stunning views overlooking the surrounding countryside. A selection are dog-friendly too.

Find out more about dining out on Route 3 on the South West 660 here.


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Rising Sun, St Mawes – Route 7

Lying at the heart of St Mawes, guests can enjoy wonderful views overlooking the picturesque harbour from this special spot, from the terrace through to the rooms and restaurant.

With 11 boutique boltholes, offering a mix of inland cosy rooms and airy sea view vistas, you can sink into their sumptuous beds for a restful night’s sleep after an adventurous day out on the Roseland Peninsula.

Why not enjoy a river cruise, catch the ferry to Falmouth or explore nearby St Mawes Castle?

Find out more about the highlights along Route 7 on South West 660 here.


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Harbour Inn, Porthleven – Route 7

Lying at the heart of Porthleven, the most southerly port in Britain, Harbour Inn does exactly what it says on the tin but with a fresh and cosy refurbished glow. Based in the heart of this bustling harbourside town. Which is full of authentic Cornish character and charm as well as some fantastic foodie finds.

With 15 boutique bolthole bedrooms, ranging from trendy interior twins, to deluxe sea-view suites, you’re bound to find a bedroom to fit your needs.

If you have the itch to twitch then stroll to nearby Loe Pool for some bird watching. Don your walking boots and explore Poldark country. Or meander around the town and indulge in a wealth of art galleries, shops, cafes, and restaurants

You can find our guide to eating out in Porthleven here.


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Port William, Tintagel – Route 10

Nestled on the side of a steep valley overlooking Trebarwith Strand and within touching distance of a golden sandy beach, the Port William is perfect for surfers and beach lovers.

With a choice of twins or doubles, all 8 bedrooms offer breathtaking views over Trebarwith Strand and the rugged coastline. With pastel shades of blue reflecting the waters beyond, this calm cocoon is perfect for resting after an adventurous day out.

Positioned directly on the South West Coast Path, it’s also perfect for walkers and castle explorers with Tintagel Castle only 2 miles walk away to the north. For those wanting a longer adventure, are big fans of the television series Doc Martin or of chef Nathan Outlaw, then Port Isaac is only 7 miles south.

Find out more about Tintagel and surrounding area on South West 660 here.

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