The Mill House Inn

+44 (0)1208 880264

A really friendly, unfussy Cornish inn close to surf and sand. The food’s good, the wine list long, the bedrooms simple


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Coast down the steep winding lane to this 1760s mill house in a woodland setting in the middle of a trio of trad Cornish villages. Trebarwith’s spectacular sandy beach is a ten-minute walk away. Coastal trails lead to Tintagel, official home of the Arthurian legends, there’s biking, surfing, crabbing off Port Isaac’s harbour… you couldn’t possibly be bored. 

Back at the inn, sit on squishy sofas by a wood-burning stove with a drink, fill up on some good pub grub: firecracker prawns; Cornish hake with crushed potatoes, Porthilly mussels; coconut panna cotta, torched pineapple, rum sponge to finish. Views look out over a burbling mill stream, there are great barbecues in the summer and every Thursday it’s rump steak with all the trimmings for a tenner; live bands play at the weekends.

Bed down in one of the simple and uncluttered bedrooms or opt for the little cottage. Four-legged friends are effusively welcomed and can join walkers on recommended stomps straight from the doorstep. 

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We think you'll love

  • The regularly changing menu
  • The live Cornish rock-folk music in the bar
  • The 10-minute stroll to Trebarwith Strand Beach
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You should know

  • The rooms in the pub are better than the cottage
  • Hall, stairs and landings show a bit of wear and tear
  • The snooker table is popular with the locals


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £7.50. Dinner from £12. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £17.85.


Nightly price
from £75
Singles from £56 to £97. Dinner, B&B from £60 to £90 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £20 per person per night. Dogs £7.50 per night.
7 Doubles
From £75
1 Family room for 4
From £75
1 Cottage for 2
From £120



The position of the Mill House Inn is perfect for walking along the coast path, an evening stroll to the beach and exploring by car. The food was excellent using fresh local ingredients and the staff were very friendly and efficient. We had a wonderful week in July while the rest of the country sweltered in a heatwave and severe storms. The thick walls of the old buildings helped to maintain a very pleasant temperature and the comfortable beds ensured we lost no sleep. We will happily return and have already recommended it to our friends and family.

Sarah, Rutland

Just spent a fantastic New Year with my wife and boys (11 and 8) plus sister and brother-in-law at the fantastic Cornish bolthole The Mill House Inn just outside Tintagel. A jumble of a dozen or so super comfortable rooms above the bar/restaurant it's a Sawday's gem! Four courses of gastro dining including guinea-foul and sea-bass would not have gone amiss at a top London eatery. The best part of the celebrations was the band: think Motorhead (RIP Lemmy) meets Mumford and Sons for a cacophonous fusion of thrash metal and blue grass refinement. Will be back for more Cornish delights!

Nick, Ronda

Very nice rooms, delicous dinner and breakfast, a few minutes to go to Trebarwith Strand, where we had a sensational sundown. Very nice and friendly service - can really be recommended!


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The neighbourhood

Down an isolated, narrow lane close to the north coast cliffs, the inn is half a mile from Trebarwith and Treknow villages; both are tiny, you’ll find shops and cafés in Tintagel (5 minutes’ drive). Join the surfers at sandy Trebarwith Strand Beach (10 minutes’ walk), or carry on along the South West Coastal Path that runs west towards Port Isaac and east to pretty Boscastle and beyond.

Local points of interest from Mark & Kep Forbes

  • Only 10 minutes walk from the stunning surfing beach at Trebarwith Strand and the coastal footpath
  • 5 minutes drive to Tintagel, where you will find the castle and everything you want to know about King Arthur.
  • 15 minutes drive to Port Isaac, where Doc Martin is still being filmed and the Fishermen's Friends regularly perform.
  • Play our unique 'loop' game in the bar to either be elated or totally frustrated!
  • Visit the National Trust Centre in nearby Boscastle to find out more about the amazing rescue stories during the floods in August 2004.


Mark & Kep Forbes

Mark and Kep Forbes run two hotels on the north Cornwall coast, plus a wine business – chat to them about the producers they support and the special wine bin sales they often host at the pubs. Mark’s a Sawday’s devotee and a fantastically knowledgeable and gregarious host. He can point you in the direction of great walks and will probably make a fuss of your dog.