Inn for sale in Bodmin

Churchtown, St Breward, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4PP | Ref: gbr3027377
For sale
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Key Features

  • 11th Century Award-Winning freehouse
  • Idyllic honeypot village location on Bodmin Moor
  • First time available for 25 years
  • Net sales of circa £1m


The Old Inn is a historic and renowned Cornish Inn, reputedly dating back to the 11th century. It stands as the sole public house in St. Breward and is situated right next to the hilltop Parish Church. Perched at approximately 720 feet above sea level, The Old Inn holds the distinction of being the highest public house in Cornwall.

This building, which initially encompassed only the middle bar area and kitchens, was constructed at the same time as the original church and served as the residence for the monks who were engaged in building the church. Within the bar areas, you can still find the original granite fireplaces, believed to be from this very era. Notably, the fireplace behind the front bar has recently been uncovered and meticulously restored by the current owners.

The Old Inn also offers flexible accommodation above, providing a comfortable home for potential buyers or presenting further investment opportunities. The current owners have made significant investments and improvements during their 25-year ownership. The reason for the sale is due to the vendor's desire to pursue other business interests.


The Old Inn is located in the moorland village of St. Breward, which is renowned for its breathtaking panoramic views. This charming village is in close proximity to two of the Moor’s well-known landmarks, Rough Tor and Brown Willy. St. Breward also serves as the gateway to the prestigious Camel Trail, a popular cycling and walking route.

The village of St. Breward is a thriving community, complete with essential amenities such as a primary school and a church. It is conveniently accessible via the A30 near Bodmin and the B3266 Camelford to Bodmin Road, making it an easily reachable destination for travellers and outdoor enthusiasts exploring the beauty of Cornwall. The Old Inn, a historic and welcoming pub, acts as a central point for both locals and tourists looking to enjoy the natural splendour and attractions in the area.

Bodmin Moor is a region of immense natural and cultural significance, adorned with enigmatic standing stones and ancient stone circles, highlighting its rich historical heritage attracting high levels of visitors and tourists. The opportunity to own a pub in the heart of this remarkable landscape is truly exceptional.