The New Inn is a quintessentially old fashioned British freehold pub nestling in the Cornish Village of Manaccan and its greater community of Gillan, Flushing & Helford, is beloved of locals and returning visitors of many years alike which has been rescued by a Co-operative Society and was recently highlighted in the Weekend Telegraph as one of the ten best rescued pubs nationally.
The ancient history of the New Inn has yet to be fully researched. About five hundred years ago the licencing laws were changed and the pubs that took on the new ligislation were called “New Inn”. Whether our pub dates back that far, and if it does, whether it complied with that legislation has not been ascertained. It is certainly possible but as anyone can see, the current building has additions that post date the original. It was at some stage two dwellings, hence the inglenook fireplace in the middle room that was exposed in the recent renovations.
The modern history is that the pub was purchased from Punch Taverns Ltd in 2014 by local residents and New Inn friends from all over the country following a couple of years when it was closed down. There followed a full internal restoration, new kitchen, new cellar, and a new extension including the new Garden Room and inside toilet facilities. The bar was moved so as to make maximum use of the internal space. A new floor was laid, financed by benefactors – the names of whom are displayed inside the pub.