The Chain Locker, Falmouth
“Last year the Chain Locker was closed for refurbishment, but St Austell made sure that all its artefacts went back in the same place as before and that its character wasn’t spoilt. A proper job was done (so to speak).”
"Maybe it’s the maritime décor that suggests the wooden walls of England. There are black-and-white snaps of wrecked vessels and sailing ships from the days of The Onedin Line, as well as framed warnings about smugglers; varnished and faded plaques record the names of ships, long gone to the breakers yard.”
"We were welcomed to the Chain Locker by a multitude of warm smiles. Well, that’s how it felt, as we stumbled out of the gales and driving rain heralding Storm Brian on a Friday evening, and into a packed bar."
"After a lengthy restoration, this 17th-century sailors’ inn on Falmouth’s waterfront has re-merged as a landmark pub with boutique rooms above and a new seafood restaurant on the side – all capitalising on magnificent views of Custom House Quay, the River Fal and Carrick Roads."