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Jamaica Inn, Bolventor

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Jamaica Inn is a traditional inn on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Built as a coaching inn in 1750, and having an association with smuggling, it was the setting for Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel Jamaica Inn, which was made into the film Jamaica Inn in 1939 by Alfred Hitchcock.Located just off the A30, near the middle of the moor close to the hamlet of Bolventor, it was used as a staging post for changing horses. The inn is alleged to be one of the most haunted places in Great Britain. Daphne du Maurier wrote her novel in 1930 when, having gone horse riding on the moors, she became lost in thick fog and sought refuge at the inn. During the time spent recovering from her ordeal, the local rector is said to have entertained her with ghost stories and tales of smuggling; he would later become the inspiration for the enigmatic character of the Vicar of Altarnun.As well as the Hitchcock film, there has been a 1983 television series, Jamaica Inn, starring Jane Seymour, and a television adaptation in 2014 starring Jessica Brown Findlay directed by Philippa Lowthorpe. In addition to its use in literature, and film, the hotel is referenced in "Jamaica Inn", a song written by Tori Amos on her album The Beekeeper, written while she was travelling by car along the road of the Cornwall cliffs, and inspired by the legend she had heard of the inn.
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  • August 19, 2017
    We found everyone to be so friendly the setting is beautiful the building very atmospheric we visited when Pirate singers where entertaining super evening all round can't wait to return  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    called here out of curiosity nice pub seems to have plenty going on pub/restaurant/b&b museum/shop photo opportunity's good base to explore bodmin moor short drive to dozmary pool  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Went over to the Jamaica Inn as a rainy-day activity. The dog was able to go everywhere (including into the museum). The museum was cute and well worth the £3 it cost (had coupons). Lunch was cafeteri...  more »
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  • The Jamaica inn is quite easy to find and has lovely surroundings. The staff were helpful and the food was very nice and our children had fun in the garden area. The gift shop was great too. Only thing I would say is its a little on the expensive side but I still come back every year when we holiday in Cornwall
  • Stayed at the hotel. Brand new very clean rooms and super friendly reception and bar staff made the stay extra enjoyable. The car park is very large, the views are great and there's a beer garden. Lots of smuggling history as well. I'll be staying again. Highly recommended.
  • Wonderful pub full of history etc.. unfortunately the food is dire.. ordered a very basic scamp n chips .. both came out looking like they'd been fried within an inch of there lives. Think they need to change the cooking oil more often . Will defo no recommend or go for food again
  • Dimly lit but a good atmosphere. The canteen style serving was a bit confusing as there were no staff present at the food counters and I was told off for starting to serve myself, despite other people doing so. Food was ok, nothing to write home about, and expensive for what it was. Good enough as a stop inon a long journey, but not to be sniffed at otherwise.
  • Lovely Inn, very popular and crowded making a great atmosphere. Big portion sizes and a great range of food to choose from. Interesting place to look around, with great history and stories surrounding it.

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