The Royal Inn

The Royal Inn

Completely refurbished in 2003 The Royal offers excellent ensuite accommodation at an affordable price. Four miles from Eden, close to bus and rail links, licensed bar and restaurant on site.

Hello and welcome to The Royal Inn.

Let us first introduce ourselves to you: we are Richard Davies and Lynne Hore

and have been managers of The Royal Inn since November 2003. We both have many years experience in the hotel and catering industry with this being our first appointment as a managerial couple.

We and our team believe in and make every effort towards providing a high standard of service so your stay here is as comfortable as possible, so if there is anything you require please do not hesitate to ask – we are here to help.

A Brief History of The Royal Inn

Situated on the outskirts of the charming villages of Par and Tywardreath is The Royal Inn. Built in the 19th Century it was used by travellers and employees of the Great Western Railway.

The name is said to originate from when King Edward VII (1841-1910) was Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and he went underground at Fowey Consols copper mine. Upon his safe return to the surface gave each shaft man a new florin (10p) and also granted Mr W. Morcom, the Proprietor of the hotel at Par Station (Pars’ original name), permission to call his hotel ‘The Royal’, and so stands the name today.

The earliest documentation of the hotel dates back to 29th September 1859

when the land was leased to a consortium of five gentlemen. We believe this was the time the hotels construction began, as six years later the ‘hotel’ was sold by Philip Rich (one of the consortium) to William Morcom for a sum of £600.

The hotel was owned by the Morcom family from 1865 until 1925. During this time it was leased to The Redruth Brewery Co Ltd who then purchased the property and land from the Morcoms for the sum of £2900.

The hotel also had a large function room and during the fifties right up to the nineties was used as a dance hall and as a band room amongst other things. Some of our local customers today remember attending wedding receptions and dances.

The brewery owned the hotel until 1985, when it was sold and then purchased by Mr Rogers & Mr Bevan. The main focus for the new proprietors was as a public house and restaurant, and the name was changed ‘The Wych Way Inn’.

This was how the pub was known until April 2000 when the premises was purchased by Ladybird Inns Ltd and the name changed back to ‘The Royal’.

Since then, The Royal has undergone a complete refurbishment with the addition of a conservatory and seventeen bedroom extension, to the existing public bar and dining room.

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