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Jamaica Inn & Museums (Launceston)
Member Name: Mandypotts
Jamaica Inn & Museums (Launceston)
Date: 31/01/01, updated on 31/01/01 (216 review reads)
Advantages: Seeing History in an interesting way
We arrived into Cornwall on our annual holiday, there was a place called Jamaica Inn, which really caught my eye.
In the second week my Mum and Dad came to stay with us in our farmhouse, which we had hired for 2 weeks.
My Dad mentioned the fact that he was interested in going to the Jamaica Inn he had seen it too.
We decided to go for a meal there the day my Mum and Dad were leaving to go home.
We walked in, expecting to find a smugglers inn; instead we were greeted with a canteen style self-service food bar. Don’t get me wrong, the food was lovely, and they did kids versions of the adult menu, they also did the normal Children’s meals Chicken Nuggets etc…
On the Jamaica Inn site there is are Museums, which we didn’t have enough time to look round, we did visit the gift shop and came out loaded with goodies, the shop has lots of Nautical and smuggler novelty gifts.
They also have accommodation available from £25 per person per night.
Many coaching Inns have passed into obscurity, along with the highwaymen and smugglers who frequented them, but today Jamaica Inn is standing high and isolated on Bodmin Moor, with cobbled courtyards, beamed ceilings, roaring fires and real ale.
We ate in the Pedlars Food Bar, which serves sumptuous hot and cold Cornish dishes, while the Du Maurier Restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and a reputation for succulent steaks and local fresh fish.
Dare to stay overnight in a four-poster room and even if our resident ghost doesn’t materialise you’ll enjoy an en-suite bathroom, colour television and tea making facilities.
Jamaica Inn is a popular meeting place for business functions, celebrations and weddings; they can cater for up to 200 people, from finger and fork buffet to full waitress service and also disco parties.
Explore the past, enter Daphne Du Maurier’s Smuggler’s at Jamaica Inn, and ex
perience the novel ‘Jamaica Inn’ in tableaux, sound and light, encounter plucky Mary Yellan and arch villain Demon Davey, the vicar of Altarnun. You’ll be captivated by probably the finest collection of smuggling artefacts in the country.
Daphne Du Maurier once stayed at Jamaica Inn. In 1930 she spent a night there, and the setting of the infamous Bodmin Moor, the atmosphere and the legends, stirred her imagination to create one of her best known novels, Jamaica Inn.
Daphne Du Maurier was entranced by Cornwall, by romantic windswept moorlands of the type which surround Jamaica Inn, by mysterious creeks and the Cornish people themselves.
Although her passing in 1989 was a great loss at Jamaica Inn you can still relive a moment of her life. The Dame Daphne Du Maurier memorial room features her Sheraton writing desk, with memorabilia such as the Du Maurier cigarettes, named after her father, and a dish of Glacier Mints, her favourite sweets. Picture her tapping out another chapter of mystery and romance at the vintage typewriter.
Mr Potter’s, Museum. At Jamaica Inn they have recreated on of the last truly Victorian Museums dreamt up by the famous taxidermist Walter Potter.
Over 10,000 eccentric exhibits from all over the globe, rub shoulders in the Mr Potter’s quaint make believe world. You’ll see rabbits learning to read, watch kittens at a tea party, and you may even find out who killed Cock Robin.
The Jamaica Inn is Located in a stunning setting halfway between Bodmin and Launceston, just off the A30 at Bolventor. Look out for the Brown signs to Jamaica Inn and Museums.
Open all year, small admission charge for certain facilities.
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