Cornwall's Most
Famous Smuggling Inn

Tel: +44 (0) 1566 86250

Open All Year
BBC adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn coming soon.
BBC adaptation of Daphne
du Maurier's Jamaica Inn
21st, 22nd & 23rd April 2014
BBC One at 9pm
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Dogs now welcome!
Dogs now welcome!

Welcome to the world famous Jamaica Inn, Cornwall’s most famous smugglers inn.

Immortalised in Daphne du Maurier's eponymous tale of smugglers, rogues and pirates, this historic coaching house has welcomed travellers crossing Bodmin Moor for nearly 300 years. Full of legend, mystery, romance and even, according to folklore, the odd friendly spirit, Jamaica Inn is set in one of the most evocative moorland locations in Britain.

The Inn is more than just a stop-off for weary travellers, it’s an ideal base for visiting anywhere in Cornwall or Devon in a day and be back in time for dinner. It is also home to an award-winning restaurant and hotel, great ales in its ‘olde worlde’ bars, souvenir shop and the fascinating Smugglers’ Museum where tales of wreckers, murderers and villains are brought wonderfully to life!

The Inn is now under the new ownership of Allen Jackson, who is already making improvements to Jamaica Inn including providing Sky Sports in a side bar and from Easter Wi-Fi and Sky television including sports and movie channels in all rooms.

Opening Hours

Jamaica Inn is open from 7.30am, when breakfast is served to hotel guests and visitors,
right through to midnight with dinner being served up to 9.30pm. The Museum is open from 8am to 9pm throughout the year and the Gift Shop every day with times varying.

Food & Drink

Breakfast: 7.30am – 11am
Lunch: 12pm – 3.30pm
Dinner: 5pm – 9.30pm
Cream Teas & Light Bites
are served throughout the day


10am – midnight
(Monday – Saturday)

12pm – 10.30pm


8am – 9pm
(Monday - Sunday)

Gift Shop

Open times vary
(Monday - Sunday)

Real Ales - Choice of Ciders - Great Wines - Superb Food - Wi-Fi in rooms - Sky Sports - Children’s Pirate Ship - Dogs Welcome!

We have recently been awarded a Five Star Food Hygiene rating for the third year in a row by the Foods Standards Agency.

Latest News

Watch ‘Jamaica Inn’… Live from Jamaica Inn

The BBC adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Jamaica Inn’ starts on Easter Monday at 9pm on BBC One and will run for three consecutive evenings (21-23 April). In celebration of this, we will be hosting a live screening of the adaptation, … Continue reading

Last Night on BBC 1’s The One Show

Last night on BBC 1’s The One Show, Cerys Matthews visited Jamaica Inn to learn more about the history behind Daphne du Maurier’s writing. As well as reciting passages from the novel, Cerys spoke with former curator for the Jamaica … Continue reading

Cerys Matthews Visits Jamaica Inn – Tonight on BBC One’s The One Show!

Be sure to tune in this evening, April 14th at 7pm, to watch BBC One’s The One Show with presenter Cerys Matthews, as she explores Jamaica Inn! You can watch Cerys riding across the moor and learn all about the … Continue reading

BBC’s Jamaica Inn Drama Series Announced

At last the BBC have announced their screening of Jamaica Inn, their long awaited 3 part adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel, which will be on BBC 1 on Easter Monday at 9pm and on the following 2 consecutive … Continue reading

Stay at the Inn

Stay at the Inn

Stay in one of our romantic, four-poster en-suite rooms with Wi-Fi and Sky channels including Sports and Movies. Who knows, you may even be visited by one of our resident ghosts!
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Dining at the Inn

Stop for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a cream tea, snack or coffee... Jamaica Inn has an excellent selection of home cooked food available in the Smugglers Bar and the Peddlars Bar. Read more


The Bar

Drop in to sample a local Cornish brew or simply for a rest after your adventures on the moor. Read more

Smugglers Museum

Smugglers Museum

Probably the finest collection of smuggling artefacts in the country, featuring 'The History Of Jamaica Inn' an educational and historical theatre show that recounts many of the myths and legends associated with Jamaica Inn. Read more

Gift Shop

Jamaica Inn Gift Shop

At the Jamaica Inn web store, you will find a fantastic range of gifts, books and clothing.
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