The Pier House Hotel and Restaurant in Charlestown – One of the premier Hotels in St Austell Cornwall
Situated on the picturesque harbour of Charlestown with stunning views of the port and coastline of St Austell bay.
We provide the perfect location for weddings, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, club dinners, baby showers, engagement parties, wakes, functions and any other special occasions.
The Pier House Hotel and Restaurant in Cornwall is situated on the picturesque harbour of Charlestown with stunning views of the port and coastline of Saint Austell bay. It has been a hotel since 1920 and now incorporates the Harbourside Inn.
Being in a prominent position the Hotel takes an active part in the activities as well as the day to day life in Charlestown for locals and visitors alike who come from all over the world as well as locally from within Cornwall.
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. Built for Charles Rashleigh, hence the name Charlestown, the port represents a rare example of a mineral port with its own defences and is one of the best preserved china clay and copper ore ports of its period anywhere in the world. As a result the harbour is now being protected by WORLD HERITAGE STATUS.
Over the years Charlestown has been the setting for many television and film productions, including Moll Flanders, Return to Treasure Island, The Eagle Has Landed, Shackleton’s Endurance, Frenchman’s Creek, Odyssey, The Onedin Line, The Three Musketeers, Mansfield Park, Longitude, A Respectable Trade, Amy Foster, Rebecca, Doctor Who, Poldark and Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp.
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 Pier House Hotel has 27 bedrooms, a Bar/Bistro and an A La carte Restaurant which seats up to 115 people. The patio area which seats up to 90 people has wonderful views across the harbour and Saint 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.
The Harbourside Inn serves food all day, and also has eight real ales, many of which are locally brewed. All Sky Sports and BT Sport channels are available on our large high-definition screens.
We are 3 miles away from the Eden Project and 6 miles away from the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Newquay Airport is 12 miles and St Austell Railway Station is only 2 miles. There are many moors, gardens and places of interest, all within an easy drive.
For golf enthusiasts, Carlyon Bay, St Austell and Porthpean courses are only a short distance away.
Our FREE car parking for the Hotel is situated approximately 150 yards up the road on the right-hand side, this is shared with the Rashleigh Arms. There is limited parking outside of the Hotel during the months of October until the end of May.