Old Custom House, Padstow
At the heart of the town, standing proudly overlooking the medieval harbour, is the Old Custom House, now a stylish and intimate inn. Most rooms have stunning views over the harbour and the ever-changing estuary.
Nestling within sight of the open sea at the mouth of the tranquil Camel Estuary, Padstow, in Cornwall, has always been a thriving fishing port and commercial centre for north Cornwall. At the heart of the town and overlooking the medieval harbour is the Old Custom House, now a stylish and intimate place to stay.
Standing on the quayside, the Old Custom House is still one of the finest buildings in the town. Today it is famous for its fine food, award winning ales, elegant, intimate accommodation and for its luxurious Beauty Studio.
Linda Prior and her team look forward to welcoming you.
The Old Custom House, Padstow has been awarded a FOUR STAR GOLD grading in the Inn category by Quality in Tourism on behalf of VisitEngland and a breakfast accolade.
Linda Prior won the Directors Award for Outstanding Achievement at the St Austell Brewery Estate Awards 2010
The Old Custom House has recently achieved a ‘Silver Award’ in the Green Tourism Business Scheme
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Tariff is per room for bed and breakfast bases on two people sharing
Children under three are free of charge
For accurate pricing of family rooms please ring with your requirements
Christmas, New Year's Eve, Bank Holidays and Half Term periods are charged at full summer rates.
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The Old Custom House hotel has 24 bedrooms. As it is an old building, each room has a unique view and dimensions. Please speak to our reservations team to help ensure your room matches your requirements and preferences.
Facilities available in each room:
- En suite bathroom
- Satellite Television
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Room service
We have a number of different styles of bedroom to suit your needs. All our rooms are en suite.
Standard doubles, twins, triples - comfortable and stylish rooms.
Sea view doubles, singles, doubles, twins and triples - comfort and style plus a fantastic view of the harbour or the Camel Estuary.
Superior double and triples with view - spoil yourself with added luxury plus the spectacular view.
Honeymoon suite - the final word in elegance and luxury with graceful decor and the romance of a Victorian bath.
Please note that all rooms are non-smoking.
We regret we cannot accept dogs in our bedrooms.
Check-in time is from 3pm on day of arrival.
Please note that the Old Custom House is a popular inn in the centre of Padstow and guests in some rooms close to the bar areas may experience a little background noise at some times during their stay. If you require a quieter room please speak to reception when making your booking.
We have arranged for this year a great selection of local artists. Come and join us at the Old Custom House and have a great night out in Padstow!
All gigs starting at 9.15pm
All dates may alter due to circumstance, please contact us directly for confirmation or to be kept up to date on all the latest entertainment and events follow us on Facebook – Old Custom House Padstow
29th JUNE (sat) TIM PITMAN - Great classical solo singer
21st SEPTEMBER TIM PITMAN - Great classical solo singer
31st OCTOBER CHAMELEON SOUNDS – Fantastic Halloween Band on Halloween night itself– A night not to be missed!
9th NOVEMBER (sat) MIDRIFF – Lively modern cover band
16th NOVEMBER (sat) SO SOUL – Soul band
6th DECEMBER (fri) MICHELLE C - Lively modern vocalist performing over the fantastic Padstow Christmas Festival – A night not to be missed!
7th DECEMBER (sat) TIM PITMAN - Great classical solo singer performing over the fantastic Padstow Christmas Festival – A night not to be missed!
14th DECEMBER (sat) EMERALD – Lively local Celtic rock band
21st DECEMBER (sat) CHAMELEON SOUNDS – Great Christmas Entertainment, in the beautiful surroundings of Padstow at Christmas time
31st DECEMBER MICHELLE C -Lively modern vocalist performing here New Years Eve. The perfect way to see in the New Year!
Beauty salon offering a variety of treatments within the hotel
Fishing trips leave daily from the Harbour
The Barn Apartment
The Barn has been awarded a VisitBritain Quality in Tourism Rating of FIVE STARS.
The Barn is a luxurious self catering apartment in the heart of Padstow, Cornwall.
Sleeping 4 to 5 people, this modern, well-equipped, first-floor, coverted barn is a perfect holiday cottage destination for families or groups of friends.
Overlooking the Camel Estuary and the harbour, the Barn has an unrivalled central position in the heart of the popular fishing town of Padstow. With private parking and glimpses of the beautiful sea, you are within easy walking distance of Padstow's many pubs, restaurants and shops.
The newly converted barn is equipped to a very high standard and offers:
Bedroom 1 : a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 2 : a family bedroom (double bed, single bed and cot) with en-suite bathroom.
Lounge : a comfortable lounge area with views of the Camel Estuary. TV, CD player, DVD and radio.
Kitchen / Diner : a well equipped open plan kitchen and dining area.
The Barn is decorated with sumptuous cottons, wooden floors and contemporary original art.
- Central heating
- Gas cooker
- Microwave oven
- Coffee maker
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Two bathrooms each with electric shaver points
- Bathrobes, towels and linen provided
- High chair
- CD player
- DVD player
- Designated parking
The Barn is reached via an iron spiral staircase. It is not suitable for wheelchairs or prams. Please ask when booking if you have any concerns about access to the property. A copy of our access statement is available upon request.
Sorry - no pets
The Barn is a no-smoking property.
Prices include: gas, electricity, water and heating.
Food & Drink
The Old Custom House hotel and Pescadou restaurant provide excellent, locally sourced, freshly prepared food to suit all occasions.
The Old Custom House has long been a pub, providing a focal point for Padstow fishermen, local people and visitors to enjoy a drink and a bar meal. Today the large bar area and the sunny conservatory welcome families. We serve stylish pub grub, washed down with award winning St Austell Brewery ales and a choice of good wines throughout the year.
Next door to the Old Custom House is Pescadou restaurant. Although part of the hotel, Pescadou is far from the pub atmosphere. It excels in providing contemporary, informal dining with all dishes cooked to order in the open plan kitchen.
Children are welcome in all areas of the bar and Pescadou.
Padstow in Cornwall is renowned for its good restaurants and fine cuisine, and Pescadou restaurant is a jewel in the crown. Fashionably blending ancient with modern design, Pescadou caters for every eventuality from the celebratory dinner to the casual lunch.
Call in at any time from breakfast, mid morning, lunch or through the evening and you will be welcomed into one of Cornwall's most popular and fashionable eating establishments. Whether you want a cake and a coffee or to enjoy a fantastic, freshly prepared meal, Pescadou is hard to beat.
Using fresh local produce and fish often straight from the quay outside, Pescadou offers an extensive menu of fish, seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes complemented by a fine selection of wines.
Sample Lunch Menu Pescadou
Sample Dinner Menu Pescadou
Enter Padstow on the B3276 Wadebridge to Newquay road. Turn off this road and follow the signs to the Town Centre and Harbour.The Old Custom House is located just before the harbour on the left hand side of the road.
Reception is just inside the conservatory.
Telephone: 01841 532359
Fax: 01841 533372