Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 7.30am to midnight, Sunday 7.30am to 10.30pm. 

Breakfast 7.30-11am  Bars 10-11pm

Lunch then dinner 12 noon – 9pm

Farm and Gift Shops - varies

Museums 8am-9pm from 17 May


Jamaica Inn
PL15 7TS

Tel: 01566 86250

About Jamaica Inn Bodmin Moor Ltd

Jamaica Inn – The World’s Most Famous Inn

Built around 1750, the Jamaica Inn was predominantly a coaching inn used by weary travellers using the turnpike between Launceston and Bodmin. Situated on the wild and beautiful Bodmin Moor, the Inn is one of Cornwall’s most famous and iconic landmarks immortalised in Daphne du Maurier’s 1936 bestselling novel of the same name and dramatised by the BBC. Once owned by the thriller writer Alistair McLean, it has well and truly earned its place in the history books. With its cobbled courtyard, beamed ceilings and stone floors the Inn is full of character.

It now has 36 en-suite bedrooms and suites, some very old with romantic four-poster beds, some very new, 7 are dog friendly and there is the Daphne du Maurier Suite for those seeking luxury. All rooms have free fast Wi Fi and Sky TV including Sky Sports and Sky Movies and even BT Sports.

For many years there have been stories of paranormal activity in many areas of the Inn and many people who have stayed have reported strange incidents occurring at night. ‘Most Haunted’ featured Jamaica Inn in what they said was one of the spookiest episodes they had ever recorded!  The British Paranormal Association have made in-depth investigations and compiled a report based on their findings. Awarding the Inn with an official stamp of approval for being a genuine haunted establishment! The areas of substantial interest to the investigation were, The Smugglers’ Bar, The Stable Bar (now the museum), upstairs in the old bedrooms, the old generator room that is now the hotel reception and the attic.  If you are brave enough, join in one of our ghost hunts – but be warned this is not for the faint hearted!

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple? Then why not come along to the Inn for one of our monthly Murder Mystery evenings. Performed by professional actors the evening is guaranteed entertainment that will exercise your little grey cells while you enjoy a sumptuous 3 course meal.

The Inn is easily reached being just beside the A30 midway between Launceston and Bodmin and has ample free parking. It is the perfect base for exploring the moor and being close to the Cornwall and Devon border it is also a great base for visiting almost anywhere in either county and still be back in time for dinner

Ideal for people of all ages, including children, the Inn also welcomes well behaved dogs in the bar area, which is fitting as the Inn is in close proximity to a host of great walks which provide unlimited opportunities for striking photography.

It is said that smugglers used the Inn to hide their contraband, and it is estimated that half of the brandy and a quarter of all tea being smuggled into the UK was landed along the Cornish and Devon coasts. Our Smuggling Museum houses one of the UK’s finest and most extensive collections of smuggling artefacts where visitors can relive the history of smuggling. People can also watch the ‘History of Smuggling in Cornwall’ (and the part Jamaica Inn played in this) which is an educational and historical theatre show recounting many of the myths and legends including tales of wreckers and smugglers over the past 300 years.

Fans of Daphne du Maurier will be in their element, as the Inn’s Daphne du Maurier Museum is the only one in the world dedicated to this famous author of the novel Jamaica Inn.  It houses many of her personal possessions, Royal Letters from the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince Philip to her and her husband and other revealing letters from her best friend Maureen Baker-Munton. The Museums are open daily from 8am to 9pm from 17th May.

A well-stocked gift shop sells a vast array of goods including souvenirs, clothes, books, toys, drinks, treats and mementoes of the Inn and a Farm Shop has lots of Cornish produce.

Children are well entertained climbing on a themed giant pirate ship and families can enjoy eating in the gardens with amazing views over the scenic moors.

The Inn boasts an award-winning restaurant, ‘olde worlde’ bars with great local ales, ciders and wines. An excellent range of home-cooked meals are on offer throughout the day with a traditional English breakfast available from 7.30am, light bites and cream teas from 11am to 5pm and lunch through to dinner from 12 noon to 9pm.

Whether you fancy a nice lunch or dinner, a cooling drink in the gardens, an ale by crackling log fires in winter, a day out with the children or a few nights away the Jamaica Inn offers something for everyone.

Offers & Prices

Food served as follows: Breakfast 7.30 am to 11am, Light Bites 11am to 5pm, Lunch Midday through to dinner 12 noon to 9pm and bars from 10am Monday to Saturday and from midday on Sunday.

Museums are open from 8am to 9pm every day.

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