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Hello and welcome to St Austell


eing one of Cornwall’s biggest towns means we have a lot to offer, whether you live nearby or are on holiday. We are very easy to get to on the main train line from London, by car, coach, or even by plane with Newquay Airport being so close by. Home to the famous St Austell Brewery, we also boast the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, as well as many fantastic independent local businesses that you will see throughout this guide.

Cornwall’s China clay industry lies here in the heart of St Austell, and you can see this for yourself as you marvel at the towering clay pits that surround us. The rich history of China clay mining can be discovered at Cornwall’s only China clay works, based here in St Austell at Wheal Martyn Museum.

Close by are the old fishing ports of Fowey and Mevagissey, as well as St Austell’s Georgian port Charlestown, which has been the setting for many films and TV series including the popular Poldark.

We hope this guide will help you to get the most out of your visit, and we look forward to welcoming you as you begin to Discover St Austell. Published for St Austell BID by Event Partnership Publishing Limited 1 Chapel Terrace, Porthleven TR13 9HS 01326 450650 - - Editorial: Bethany Harrington Copy Editor: Lorraine Williams


04 Got to visit The Eden Project

07 Where to visit Make your visit a memorable one 09 Family fun Around Heligan & Pentewan 11 Dog-friendly St Austell Where to take the pooch 13 Eat, drink & enjoy Our foodie favourites

14 Map of St Austell Including the town trail

16 Home improvements Our hand-picked selection of local tradespeople 19 St Austell facts Our fascinating history

21 Get active Days out that are full of fun 23 Let’s go to the beach It’s a must 26 New beginnings for historic building The Market House Download the free St Austell town app by scanning the QR code! St Austell Business Improvement District Burton House, Trinity Street, St. Austell PL25 5LS 01726 63595

St Austell Town


THE EDEN PROJECT One of Cornwall’s largest attractions, the Eden Project makes for both an exciting and educational day out for all the family.

Explore the tropical Rainforest Biome, showcasing four of the world’s rainforest environments and brimming with plants, trees and much more. Don’t miss the canopy walkway, where you can experience views high above the trees and look down into the tropical paradise below. Marvel at Bombus the Giant Bee, who was created as a reminder of how important pollinators are to our environment, and explore the Invisible Worlds exhibition revealing ‘the world beyond our senses’. There is also an ice rink in the winter months, along with Eden Sessions from many well-known music artists in the summer.

Along with a gift shop and on-site food and drink facilities, Eden is a mustvisit place to explore come rain or shine. The main grounds are dog friendly too. THE EDEN PROJECT Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG 01726 811911


OPENING HOURS Monday - Saturday 11:45am - 2:00pm 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sundays 5:00pm - 9:00pm

With the finest selection of Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Rock Salmon, Lemon Sole and Alaskan Pollock all of which is freshly cooked and of the highest quality. We also offer a range of specials: Scallops, Crab Sticks, Calamari, Curried Fish Cakes, Sweet Potato Fries and Battered Asparagus If you would prefer something from the land, we can cater for that as well: Chicken Breast, Leg & Thigh, Chicken Kiev, Pies, Sausage, Burgers and various vegetarian options.

86 Daniels Lane, Holmbush, St Austell PL25 3HT - 01726 73805

WHERE TO VISIT The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Where to visit

Make your visit a memorable one with these great ideas of where to visit in and around St Austell. What will you start with first? Spa at The Cornwall Hotel

THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN Discovered by chance a quarter of a century ago, The Lost Gardens of Heligan have been restored into 200 acres of award-winning grounds. Bursting with beautiful plants and plenty of wildlife, you can truly escape for the day. There are also a range of events hosted throughout the year, from theatrical performances to historical garden tours. SPA & AFTERNOON TEA AT THE CORNWALL HOTEL Do you deserve a day of pampering? Of course you do! And what better place than at the Cornwall Hotel’s Clearing Spa. Set in natural parkland with a view of the estate’s beautiful walled garden, it boasts everything from an infinity pool to a relaxation room. Top it all off with a visit to Laura Ashley The Tea Room, brand new for 2019. ST AUSTELL BREWERY TOUR What could be better than an afternoon sampling award-winning beers? St Austell Brewery’s interactive brewing experience gives you the opportunity to find out more about the history of the Brewery and the 160-year-old brewing process. It’s the perfect activity come rain or shine.

St Austell Brewery

Wheal Martyn Museum

Menacuddle Well

WHEAL MARTYN MUSEUM Visit Cornwall’s own Victorian Clay Works, full to the brim with history. Suitable for all the family in all weather, explore the woodland and enjoy the kids’ adventure trail too! After a day spent learning, enjoy a stop at the cafe for a refresher. Pay for a ticket once at Wheal Martyn and you can return all year for free! MENACUDDLE WELL Just a short walk from St Austell town centre lies Menacuddle Well. Set in a lovely wooded valley, it was dedicated to the memory of a lost son in WW1. A recommended place to visit for peace and tranquility, you’ll find a Grade II listed baptistery, Victorian garden and ornamental pond too.


Check out our brand new menu! Open to everyone, serving delicious, fresh food, every day Now open on Mondays! Connect with us: @seahorsecornwall

Eat, Swim, Play and Party There’s something for everyone at The Seahorse, Pentewan Sands

Parking charges are redeemable against purchases in The Seahorse.

01726 845 208

Pentewan Sands, near St Austell, PL26 6BT


Family fun

around Pentewan and Heligan

THE SEAHORSE Fancy a swim? In need of tiring the kids out even further? Make a beeline for The Seahorse where you’ll find everything you need from an indoor water world, to a soft play zone and amusement arcade. Sheltered under the cliffs and with stunning sea views between St Austell and Mevagissey, this fresh and vibrant leisure venue is a wonderful setting for a day out with friends and family.

There is an abundance of activities to find when visiting St Austell, particularly in the beautiful area of Pentewan and Heligan. These fun filled ideas will ensure you and the family have an unforgettable day! PENTEWAN BEACH Gloriously wide and beautifully golden, Pentewan beach stretches for over half a mile and is as sandy as they come. Pentewan Sands can guarantee that every grain of sand is clean, beautiful and primed for beach games, sandcastle building or just sitting back and taking in the view. It is also the perfect swimming spot! Sandwiched between two headlands, it is blissfully sheltered and super safe for little paddlers too. CORNWALL WATERSPORTS Ready for action? You’ve come to the right place! Cornwall Watersports offer expert sessions in everything from paddle boarding and kayaking to windsurfing and adrenaline-filled boat rides, including banana boat rides! There’s also equipment hire, and water-lovers with their own sailing or motor boat can use our professional launching services (available from mid-May to the end of September). Visit

Please note: swimming pool use is limited to residents of Pentewan Sands Holiday Park and Heligan Campsite during Whitsun half term and peak summer dates (25 May - 1 Jun and 20 Jul - 31 Aug).

For more information visit

WONDERFUL WALKS When you’re done splashing around and fancy stretching your legs you’ll find yourself in a good spot on Pentewan beach. Being positioned right on the South West Coast Path means there are walks in either direction from Pentewan Sands and Heligan Campsite. For a shorter option and the promise of pasties and ice creams at the end, head for Mevagissey just 2.3 miles away or strike out in the other direction and you’ll find yourself in the tiny village of Porthpean. Beyond that, you’ll come to Charlestown with its grade II listed harbour and ancient tall ships.


Sew ‘and’ Fabric Fabric, Haberdashery & Wool

‘Proud to be a St Austell Company’ Ocean Housing Group Ltd builds new and affordable homes for local people for Rent for Sale for Shared Ownership.

01726 75385 1 Biddicks Court, St Austell PL25 5EW

01726 874450


01726 64666 24 Grants Walk, St Austell Pl25 5AA

Fresh flowers, plants and gifts for all occasions Find us near the Priory Car Park



Dog-friendly St Austell


ornwall is arguably one of the best places in the country to bring your dog. With its stunning beaches calling you for long walks and salty paddles, and plenty of inland walks too, your furry friend needn’t get left behind.

The nearby Gorran Haven beach is dog friendly all year round, and is popular with families thanks to nearby parking, a beach shop and a pub. From the beach via the South West Coast Path, it’s not a far walk to Mevagissey, St Austell’s neighbouring village.

As well as boasting a near-to-the-coast location, there are also many inland walks you can enjoy with your pooch. The famous China clay trails surround St Austell, and there are plenty of routes to take. Whether you want a more adventurous and challenging walk or a gentle stroll, there is one to suit you and your companion. If you want to explore some of Cornwall’s top attractions but don’t want to leave your dog behind then St Austell is a great choice, as the famous Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are dog friendly all year round! Certain restrictions can apply, so make sure you check the website of where you are visiting first.

After a long day exploring, there is no doubt that a stop for some proper Cornish food and drink will be in order to rest those weary legs. Luckily, many of our cafes, pubs and restaurants allow dogs, and even cater for them too! For more information on doggy days out in Cornwall, visit


Relaxed brunches and quintessentially English afternoon tea experiences for all the family

THE CORNWALL ON THE B3273 AT PENTEWAN VALLEY For more information: • 01726 874050

Discover the finest luxury hotel in Cornwall, set back in its own 250 acres of cliff top setting overlooking the Bay. The Carlyon Bay Hotel offers sumptuous dining across 4 different dining venues, a heavenly spa with both indoor and outdoor heated pools, an 18 hole championship golf course, 9 hole approach course, putting green, tennis courts, double snooker room and its own secluded beach. Join us for lunch, a full afternoon Carlyon Tea or a cocktail in the glorious sunshine on our large Terrace. Visit us for Sunday Lunch in our award-winning Bay View Restaurant. Stay in one of our luxury bedrooms, all of which have been recently refurbished to the highest standard, with most boasting the sea views that will take your breath away. Escape in exceptional luxury to the spectacular setting of the Carlyon Bay Hotel.

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E A T, D R I N K & E N J O Y Laura Ashley The Tea Room at The Cornwall Hotel

Eat, Drink


LAURA ASHLEY THE TEA ROOM AT THE CORNWALL HOTEL The Cornwall Hotel has recently been selected as the location for the first and only Laura Ashley The Tea Room in Cornwall. Making up their very British afternoon tea menu is the famous Tregothnan loose leaf tea range from the Tregothnan Estate, home to Britain’s first home-grown tea. The afternoon tea menu includes a huge variety from sweet to savoury, catering for both adults and children. They have also been careful to ensure there are gluten and dairy-free options available and, with 24 hours’ notice, a vegan afternoon tea can be ordered too. Priced very reasonably from £26 per head, it’s the perfect must-visit destination for any occasion.

You’ll find a hidden gem round every corner in St Austell. Whether it’s a cosy pub or fine dining, there is Brunch served from 11am, afternoon tea served from 12-5pm something to suit all tastes. 01726 874050 -

THE SHIP INN, PENTEWAN Situated next to the popular Pentewan Sands beach, the Ship Inn gives a warm welcome to all the family, including dogs! This traditional old-fashioned pub boasts a public bar with two large seating areas. There is also a beer garden so you can enjoy the sunshine in the summer, and a crackling open fire inside for the winter. The large and varied menu includes traditional Cornish dishes and hearty pub grub, and food is locally sourced where possible too. Just a stone’s throw from the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, why not stop off and refuel after a day out? 01726 842855 - HOLMBUSH FISH BAR

St Austell’s popular fish and chip takeaway for over four decades has been run by the current owners for 23 years. During this time they have been recognised by the National Federation of Fish Fryers and are multiple award winners for high-quality traditional fish and chips with an interesting and varied menu. Rated 5 stars for food and hygiene by local authority inspectors since the scheme began, you can guarantee freshly-cooked delicious produce served by friendly staff. The ample free parking makes visiting Holmbush a doddle, and they are open 7 days a week all year round! 01726 7380 -


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Improvements E

veryone deserves a home they feel comfortable in and are proud to show off. Whether it is your own, or a home from home for visitors, choosing the right fittings and fixtures is paramount to making a place memorable.

We are blessed to have many independent local businesses here in St Austell and beyond, providing beautiful interior and exterior items just waiting to add that special something. Cornwall is blessed with beautiful landscapes which are the inspiration for many items and ranges from various businesses, and they can certainly add flair and beauty to any project.

If you’ve been thinking about improving your home or development project, then the following businesses are on hand to ensure your time and money will be well spent on quality and professionalism.

Kestrel Specialist Handrail Systems Finishing touches are so important when it comes to your home, and choosing the right ones can truly make a difference. Whether you are looking for custom made furniture or balcony handrails, the Kestrel team can help give your home the ‘wow’ factor with their beautiful bespoke products. The team have recently completed work on fitting a beautifully detailed glass balustrade on a fabulous handmade staircase. Using a 10mm toughened glass infill fitted with stainless steel clamps,

this project is a great example of how internal systems are great for letting in light and really enhancing a space.

Investing in quality products really does show, and Kestrel works with you to realise your vision and suggest realistic solutions for what you want to achieve. The team know that each and every home is different, so if you want to show off glorious coastal views or enhance a contemporary townhouse, they will help you from initial idea to completion to find that perfect finishing touch.


Units 1 & 2 Mansfield Way, Holmbush Ind Est, St Austell PL25 3HQ 01726 338086


Exquisite flooring

Aspen & Ash is a long established Cornish joinery company with more than 40 years experience in exclusive flooring across the UK.


sing sustainable, hand-selected wood, Aspen & Ash take your engineered wood flooring projects from conception right through to completion, sourcing only the finest materials for their customers.

In the last couple of years, Aspen & Ash have really made their mark in the luxury flooring industry, completing projects such as Woodstock House on the Blenheim Palace Estate and a new development on the Carbis Bay Estate, as well as a number of residential projects throughout Cornwall and the UK. By securing close ties to the famous Tregothnan Estate in Truro, it has enabled the company to procure the estates beautiful English Oak, producing an exquisite level of flooring seen nowhere before throughout Cornwall and the UK. This partnership created the perfect pairing and only complimented Aspen & Ash’s environmentally friendly approach.

For all flooring enquiries including Tregothnan oak and parquet please contact Peter Randles on 01209 210753 or 07980 703760.

Aspen & Ash’s process is seamless from initial sourcing and preparation right through to installation and finishing, which sees nothing other than a perfectly executed project with little stress or unwanted delays. The dedicated team of experts work with each and every client to establish not only the best suited flooring for their budget and their property, but a specific timeline for planning through to completion, offering design and installation support right through to the end.



Improve your home with H Everett If you’ve been looking to upgrade your kitchen and want to support a local company whose kitchens celebrate the diverse beauty of our beloved country, why not pay H Everett Interiors a visit? The high standard of design and attention to detail is immediately evident as soon as you see and feel the sturdy doors and solid worktops of the kitchen fittings in their showroom, which also goes for the team’s fitted bedrooms. No matter what stage of planning you are in, H Everett are there every step of the way. “Whether you have a firm idea of what you want, or need to work through a few scenarios with us, we’ll do everything we can to make the process not just pleasant, but a genuinely enjoyable experience too” says owner Heath.

Their exclusive Signature Kitchen range, named after some of Cornwall’s most beautiful locations, is a particular favourite. Each kitchen within this range can be tailored to your specific tastes and requirements, with a variety of colours as well as styles, so you know you’ll be getting the perfect kitchen to suit you and your home. 3 Bucklers Lane, St Austell PL25 3JN 01726 70910

Make the most of uninterrupted views with the help of VANTAGE BALUSTRADES We are blessed with spectacular coastal and country vistas at every turn in Cornwall, make the most of them with a frameless glass balustrades. Perfect for juliet balconies, verandas, decks, staircases, even around swimming pools.

Kestrel Specialist Handrail Systems We offer bespoke solutions using modular systems. Tailor made to your unique location.

Using a sleek, engineered aluminium channel system, it’s possible to achieve a seamless look that maximises light and views, without the need for posts and rails.

Kestrel Specialist Handrail Systems Ltd

01726 829250

Units 1 & 2, Manfield Way Holmbush Industrial Estate St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3HQ


01726 338086


St Austell facts A collection of facts about St Austell you may not know …

• St Austell gets its name from Saint Austol or Austolus, a 6th century Breton Christian who settled in the area to sow the seeds of the Christian faith. • A t 35m high and 220m long, the stone viaduct which links St Austell by rail to the rest of Cornwall was opened in 1899. The construction, which was first made of wood, is built on a curve. It’s one of 42 viaducts built in Cornwall during the 1800s. • W hen Truro Road Park was opened on August 12th 1915, the benches underneath the bandstand were made of timber from a ship once commanded by Lord Nelson.

• S t Austell’s Grade II listed Market House, which opened in 1844, has been home to a market hall, fire station, police cells and picture house. When it was built, the Market House was believed to have the largest unsupported span of any roof in Britain! • O utside the Red Bank and the Churchyard is the Bull Ring, so called because of the bull-baitings formerly held on this spot. • Th e Red Bank was built in 1898 and designed by famous architect Silvanus Trevail. The bricks were specially imported from Ruabon in North Wales.

• W alter Hicks started out as a maltster supplying malt to inns and ale houses within the St Austell area. In 1863 he bought the Seven Stars. The pub is believed to be the place where he brewed and pulled his first pint of beer. • Bodelva Pit produced a pinkish-red clay, which was famous for giving the Financial Times its pink colour.

• Between the late 1500s and 1800s most of St Austell’s local population were involved in tin mining. The demand for tin was so high that in 1580, Queen Elizabeth invited German miners to the area. Today’s local family names of Lobb, Kessell, Sleeman, Stark and Waldron came from these settlers.

• A t the time, the scaffolding used to build the Eden Project’s biomes held the Guinness World Record of being ‘The World’s Largest Free-Standing Scaffold Structure’. It needed 46,000 poles and would have stretched end-to-end for 230 miles (that’s almost the distance between St Austell and London). • S t Austell began to emerge as a holiday destination after the arrival of the passenger railway in 1859.


• Bergerac and Midsomer Murders star, John Nettles, was born in St Austell. • Holy Trinity Church was originally built in the 13th and 14th centuries. The baptismal font dates from the late 1200s, when Bishop Bronescombe dedicated the site. The early church building remains today in the chancel; the round pier and low pointed arches of the south arcade are 13th century. • Th e 160-year-old St Austell Brewery is one of the oldest breweries that is still family run in Great Britain.

• Crushed rock and sand from the clay pits of Cornwall helped to build the Olympic Village for London 2012.

• Th e overall water and energy bill for china clay production in Cornwall is somewhere in the region of £23 million a year!

• W heal Martyn is the only museum in the world where you get to view a working china clay pit and can see the largest working water wheel in Cornwall. For more fascinating facts about St Austell and its history please visit

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everyday lives that still shapes Cornwall and our world today... china clay! Explore the historic Wheal Martyn clay works, woodlands, play area, trails and spectacular views of the working clay pit. Dogs welcome. UNDER 5s GO FREE - FAMILY SAVER TICKETS

01726 850362 St Austell PL26 8XG

EvEryonE wElcomE Overlooking St.Austell Bay, we invite both golfers and non-golfers to visit this warm and friendly club. • Membership and pay and play fees available • Bar meals available all day Porthpean, St Austell PL26 6AY 01726 64613 -

GET ACT IVE Cornwall Football Golf

Get Active

If you want to keep active on your stay, the following ideas will ensure your time with us is action packed and full of fun! Hangloose at Eden

HANGLOOSE AT EDEN Home to some of Cornwall’s biggest attractions, including England’s longest zip-wire, Hangloose is the place to be for a day of thrills! New for 2019, don’t miss Skytrek, an amazing aerial trekking course which is great fun for all the family. Situated just by the Eden Project, experience views not only of the amazing biomes and surrounding grounds but of the coast and Cornish countryside too. WALK THE ST AUSTELL CIRCULAR CLAY TRAIL The famous clay pits of St Austell are just waiting to be explored, and it’s not as hard as you might think! A slightly challenging route with steep inclines to face along the way, this 3.2km-long trek will have you walking up into the hills which surround the clay pits and gives magnificent views of St Austell Bay and the old china clay workings. Parking is available nearby, and the train station is only a short walk away from its start. FOOTBALL GOLF Fancy trying something new? Then why not take a trip to Cornwall Football Golf. Instead of a putter and golf ball, you use your feet and a football, with the aim of getting the football into the hole as you would in a game of golf. With obstacles in your path along the way, this makes a great day out for all ages and abilities!

Walk the stunning clay trail

CYCLING Exploring Cornwall by bicycle has always been popular, and there are many routes to take in and around St Austell. The Cornish Way is a 180 mile route that runs from Land’s End to Bude, and the South Coast route conveniently runs through St Austell. Why not hop onto the route and head to Truro, where you can visit its magnificent Cathedral, and cycle past the clay pits on the way.


Imagine crazy golf but using a football instead! Open 7 days a week and suitable for all ages from 5 - 80 yrs old. Situated in St Austell just 5 mins from the Eden Project. Have fun navigating through, under, over and around obstacles set in beautiful surroundings with two 18 hole courses.

Trenowah Road St Austell PL25 3GD

01726 68952

Treveor Farm Campsite 47 spacious well maintained, grass and hard standing pitches, all with electric hook ups. Recently renovated showerblock and childrens play area. Based on a working dairy farm. 1 mile from the nearest beach and 3 others all within walking distance.

01726 842387 |

Pentewan Beach

Let’s go to the beach…

A visit to the beach is a must when visiting St Austell – you are in Cornwall after all! Here are our top beaches in the area, all with handy key codes to help you make the right choice.

PENTEWAN BEACH Just a stone’s throw from St Austell town, Pentewan is perfect for family ball games on its large stretch of sand! PL26 6BX CARLYON BAY With breathtaking views ahead of you, a day at Carlyon Bay is well spent. Close by is the Carlyon Bay Hotel, with fantastic spa and dining facilities. PL25 3PH CHARLESTOWN BEACH This historic working port is the setting for the popular TV series Poldark. Charlestown is just a mile away from St Austell, and makes for an interesting visit. PL25 3NT


PAR SANDS A wide sandy beach just outside of St Austell, Par Sands is the perfect place to relax and go for a paddle. PL24 2AR


PORTHPEAN BEACH Boasting rock pools perfect for exploring with your nets, Porthpean is a popular choice with families. PL26 6AY


GORRAN HAVEN BEACH A dog-friendly beach all year round, Gorran Haven is a popular choice with families. It’s perfect for paddleboarding too! PL26 6JG



HAPPY For ALL your computer needs Repairs & upgrades New systems/laptops Inks, cables, accessories... & much more!


19 Trinity Street, St Austell PL25 5LS

01726 76999


The Tanya’s Courage Trust is a charity that was formed in 2006 to support Young

People with Cancer. We have 5 shops, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard, Penryn and Falmouth. We offer a wide range of affordable items that have kindly been donated to

us by the public, for us to sell to raise much needed funds for us to meet our objectives.

Our shop is located in Old Vicarage Place and we have varied items from kids clothes to large items of furniture. Our Shop Ethos is to help our local community source good value items at affordable prices whilst raising funds for young people with cancer. We look forward to you visiting our shop!

4 Old Vicarage Place, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5YY 01726 71224 |




Skills Centre Our engineering, motor vehicle, plumbing, bricklaying and carpentry courses are all housed in our specialist Skills Centre.

Sitting high overlooking the beautiful bay, Cornwall College’s St Austell campus offers a wide range of courses, and boasts stunning panoramic views of the area. This excellent college, on your doorstep, is a friendly and welcoming campus, and trains students from all over the county. The St Austell campus boasts industry-standard training facilities including hair and beauty salons, award winning training kitchens and restaurant, a construction skills training centre and a dedicated A-Level Centre. St Austell campus also boasts a gym, a learning centre, a student shop, coffee shop and the Keay Theatre. Courses offered at St Austell campus include; A-Levels, Catering, Construction Trades, Engineering & Motor Vehicle, Foundation Learning, Hair & Beauty, Hospitality, Performing Arts, Travel & Tourism, Visual Arts & Media & Work-related Studies. The College also has a thriving adult student community with Access to Higher Education, Leisure Courses and University level courses. The highly qualified teaching team ensure that learners get the most from college life and achieve all their goals. This means students are provided with the experiences and skills necessary to excel in their future careers.

Student Experience Join the Students’ Union and become a student rep. Study in our recently renovated Learning Centre with free Wi-Fi.

The Keay Theatre A 250-seat theatre and conference space, dance studios, music practice suites and rehearsal rooms.

For more information about upcoming events and information about courses Cornwall College St Austell has to offer, please visit or call 0330 123 2523.

Cloisters Restaurant This training restaurant is a Centre of Excellence and part of the best catering college in the South West. 25

T H E J E W E L I N S T A U S T E L L’ S C R O W N

New beginnings for historic building St Austell Market House is a Grade II* listed building which has operated as a multi-use community asset for over 170 years. This 20,000 square foot granite building comprises two market halls and a Town Hall.


urrently, it hosts a range of niche independent shops and services. Established in 1844, this magnificent building opposite Holy Trinity Church has been ‘the jewel in St Austell’s crown’ and at the heart of the community since it was built.

retailers to showcase their products and services. It will also be a place for people to meet and socialise, learn and grow, a place that provides a sense of community and focus.

Why not visit the next time you visit St Austell to marvel at the historic architecture and history of this great building. The site is currently in need of Follow St Austell Market urgent restoration, and with the House on Facebook for regular support of its many partners, updates on the regeneration work will begin in 2019 to retailers Grade and 2* listed save parts of this building fromMarketproject, The St Austell House isnew a magnificent building opposite the The Holy Trinity Church. events. further dilapidation, and to Housing a range of independent and services enhance the building for the If you are aniche smallshops independent including displays of the history of the town and the St future. Further phases of work retailer looking for retail space Austell Town Museum run by the Old Cornwall Society. will be planned and executed as and would like to find out You can also stop by at Oak Cottage café and takeaway or funding is available. more about the units currently browse the selection of outlets including Gaming Miniatures, available to rent,Art visitand our website Cards, Comics, Vinyl records, Cross Stitch The intention is toTrading re-invent this andhistorical much more. old building of great and architectural importance MARKET HOUSE to be a warm and vibrant hub, Market Hill, Go to St Austell providing a commercial or followspace us on Facebook PL25 5QB for smaller local independent @MarketHouseStAustell


The Market House, the home of niche independent shops and service This Grade II Listed Historic building is also home to the Town Museum and is opposite the Holy Trinity Church Steeple, Market Hill/Market Street, St Austell PL25 5QB.

When visiting, enter Into the Realm Comic Book Shop selling vintage, modern and new comics, Funko Pops!, action figures, fantasy and science fiction books. Then journey to Rocklyns Emporium

Free Parking Behind Shop (After 17:30) Cooked to Order Always Fresh & Crispy! Credit/Debit Cards Accepted



5* Food Hygiene Certification Visit to see the full menu & opening times.

*As voted for by Cornwall Live readers.

27 Trinity Street St Austell PL25 5LS

01726 871444 Telephone orders welcome


Check out our beautiful range of Sterling Silver Jewellery’

11 Trinity Street | St Austell | PL25 5LS

01726 64956

Only a 10 minute walk from the train station

COME AND SEE WHAT HAS BEEN BREWING AT THE HOME OF CORNWALL’S FAVOURITE BEERS & PUBS Fascinating ‘Brewing Experience’ & ‘Brewhouse Tours’ with tutored beer tastings. Visit the Hicks Bar - serving cask, keg & Small Batch Brews (all brewed on site). Sample our delicious freshly cooked pub food. Take home beers, wines, spirits & gifts from our fully stocked shop.

All served with a warm St Austell Brewery welcome! Brewing Experience & Shop Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 9am - 5.30pm (Sundays seasonally) (Last entry into Brewing Experience 4pm)

Brewhouse Tours

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays (seasonally) Times vary depending on the day, pre booking is advised through or 01726 66022 - Full disability access & free parking

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