1 Tower Street, Launceston, Cornwall

A traditional Inn with fabulous real ales in the heart of Launceston, the Bell Inn welcomes you.

The Bell Inn is the oldest known pub and a hidden gem in Launceston and landlord Ivor offers a warm welcome to all visitors to his traditional pub, which is full of  original features including a cosy, roaring open fire where you can relax and enjoy good company with friends and family.

We are passionate about real ales and serve an enviable selection of fabulous real ales on tap and local ciders as well as a fine choice of wines. We would love you to pop in for a tipple or two!

The best place to go in Launceston for a great night out to enjoy local live music and quiz nights (1st Weds of the month from 8pm). We are also available for small private parties of up to 35 guests, which is free if you have visited us previously.

Please call 01566 779970 to discuss your requirements.


MON - Fri : 4:00 pm - 10:00 PM
SAT - SUN : 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tasty lite bites

Delicious home cooked snacks, served all day

Our simple but very tasty snacks are available all day to enjoy with a drink or two!!


local real ales

Enjoy the best, local, real ales on tap

Regular live music

Join us for a good night out listening to local, live music or our quiz nights which are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 8pm.


Nick HUK
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Lovely friendly authentic pub, with excellent ales. I popped in here the other day, as I'd spotted the place and thought it looked interesting. Went on my own, on the way back from a bracing walk on Bodmin Moor. Not the sort of thing I'd do, usually, but on that day it felt right. I wasn't disappointed. I spent a lovely couple of hours sat at the bar, sampling the pub's own Bell Inn Ale, which was excellent, and chatting with Linda the landlady, who was very friendly and welcoming. It was a fairly quiet time of the day (6-8pm), but still there were enough people in there for the atmosphere to feel nice. I was struck by just what a nice environment it was to spend time in, and how much they obviously cared about the ales, and the general way they run the place. I will definitely be going back, and bringing friends.
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Lucky Find. Came across this Pub while staying overnight in Launceston, loved everything about it as previously mentioned on this site but above all the BEER !! Will definitely be returning to this one for a few thats for sure !
Anton PCorsham
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An Amazing Pub For Real Ale Fans !. The Bell is a "proper" pub. NO juke box, NO games machines, NO fancy bar menu... Simply a VAST range of real ales all kept in peak condition. They do serve the usual range of drinks, but it is the ales, usually six or seven on draft, that makes the place so special. A wonderful place for a pie and a pint !.
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5 Star CAMRA Pub Experience Not to be missed. You will, I am sure, marvel at this pub. It has everything you want in a pub experience and what tops it is the landlords knowledge of beers and the history of the pub and of course the beers and ciders on offer. It is quintessentially British in the heart of ancient town surrounded by 2 churches. Great atmosphere that is created by a landlord who clearly loves his pub and the local people and travellers. Lots of board games on offer too. As well as a seated area just outside, where you can sup your pint and watch the world of Launceston go by, there is a lovely pasty waiting for you inside - freshly cooked.

outdoor patio area

Relax,drink & enjoy .....

Soak up the summer sunshine on our charming patio with friends and family whilst enjoying a pint or two!!

The Bell Inn

Fabulous real ales

Contact Us

Bell Inn, 1 Tower Street, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8BQ