The Falcon Inn is nestled in the picturesque village of St Mawgan, near Mawgan Porth
and Newquay close to the beautiful Cornish coastline.
We are a traditional village inn with plenty of atmosphere which includes a roaring
open fire, wooden beams and an award winning garden.
Our reputation for serving great, honest food at affordable prices is well deserved
and all our ingredients are locally sourced, where possible, within Cornwall. See
Everyone is welcome at the Falcon Inn, including dogs, so join us for a relaxing
drink, a bite to eat or stay in one of our comfortable bedrooms for a tranquil nights
sleep. See rooms.
Our History ……
The earliest records relating to what is now known as The Falcon Inn date from 1758
although the village has had a number of breweries and cider houses from the 14th
The building which is now the Falcon Inn was allegedly kept as The New Inn at Mawgan
Churchtown from 1779 to 1788, and it is likely that this was the inn which subsequently
became The Gardeners’ Arms and later The Falcon Inn.
In 1813 we find the first reference to The Gardeners’ Arms with John Charles as proprietor.
In 1829 John Charles advertised the sale of some 15,000 Cornish Elm seedlings in
the Royal Cornish Gazette.
In 1835 George Bishop and his wife (Mary Gilbert) became landlords, to be succeeded
four years later by Samuel Gilbert, Mary’s brother. It was during this time that
Samuel became famous for his beer making. He was a formidable wrestler and the Inn
became well known for the staging of matches. Sometime around 1880 he changed the
name of the inn to The Falcon Inn, both name and sign drawn from the coat of arms
of the owners of the Estate.
During most of the 20th century one family took over the responsibility of the inn
and this was the Fry family. The last incumbent Fry was in 1966. Some St Mawgan residents
can still remember the time during the Frys’ tenure when the present car park behind
the school was the vegetable garden of The Falcon Inn, rendering it self-sufficient
in such produce.
The current keepers of The Falcon Inn are David Carbis and Sarah Lawrence.