White Hart Inn

Bodmin, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

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We are just a 2 minute walk from Bodmin town centre with many of the local tourist attractions just a few minutes away. Bodmin Gaol, the Camel Trail, Bodmin Moor, St Petrocs Church and the Bodmin Courtroom experience are within the confines of the local area. Further afield the coastal towns of Padstow and Newquay are only short drives away.

The White Hart is a family run pub and we are keen to promote a relaxed, unpretentious and friendly environment in which to stay. We have 5 letting rooms available with all rooms featuring tea and coffee, en-suite facilities, and TVs with free view. Free WIFI is provided throughout the property.

We have entertainment on most weekends to suit all tastes so if you like to sing we have karaoke every Friday. Built in 1520 The White Hart Inn is the oldest pub in Bodmin and still has many of its original features. During the 16th century the building was used as a magistrates court, those found guilty of serious crimes, such as sheep stealing were sent to the nearby goal (jail) where, if they were lucky they served long sentences in the harshest conditions. Those less fortunate were summarily hanged. Today the goal is one of Bodmins busiest tourist attractions, there you can visit the dungeons and cells and see the gallows (only a five min walk from here ).

In the 18th century The white hart became the debtors court, and the building on the other side the road, which is now a public house called The Hole In The Wall, was at the time the debtors prison. Legend has it that somewhere in the walls of The White Hart Inn there is a door leading to a passageway which goes under the road to the "Hole in the Wall".

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Overall rating: 3.8 out of 5
 Overnight business stay. 
David / Aug 14
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3 Stars Self Assessed Guest House