Countless people who visit Cornwall do so to find an escape from the noise and distractions of the 21st century. Some head as far west as possible in search of an authentic ‘Cornish’ experience but, in actual fact, that part of the county least touched by the modern world is the Meneage – the ancient monastic lands to the south of the Helford River.
The principal village of this unspoilt part of Cornwall is St Keverne – a place with a history far more impressive than its modest size. After all, it was from here that the Cornish Rebellion of 1497 began – an uprising which came to a bloody end at Blackheath in London. A statue of its instigator, Michael Joseph, is commemorated in the village.
The central square is a collection of buildings whose ages span many, many centuries. The oldest, of course, is the church – graveyard of mariners wrecked on the nearby Manacles rocks – and adjacent to its gate stands The Three Tuns.
An integral part of the village community, the pub also offers accommodation to those seeking to explore the southern lands of the Helford River and Lizard Peninsula beyond.
There are five guest bedrooms in all, including a family room, while dining is available in its popular bar.
With regret, the Three Tuns is unable to accommodate dogs.
Three Tuns St Keverne Reviews and Availability
The Three Tuns, The Square, St. Keverne, Helston, Cornwall. TR12 6NA
Property images courtesy of The Three Tuns.