Welcome to the website of the Friends of the Prince of Wales Inn
We are a Community Benefit Society, Friends of the Newtown St Martin Pub Limited set up by the local community of St Martin in Meneage, in the beautiful South Helford area of Cornwall on the Lizard Peninsula.
If you’re confused about our name, apparently we would need Prince Charles to give his permission to register our name suggesting we are officially friends of the Prince of Wales, and we don’t like to ask.
Our mission is to save our beautiful 17th Century Inn, The Prince of Wales which is currently closed following the impact of the coronavirus.
We are a strong local community and the pub is important to us all, not least because we have lost our shop, school and garage in recent years. As well as its economic value to our community, The Prince of Wales Inn is the place where we all come together to talk, share news, raise money for charity and celebrate birthdays, Christmases, family Sunday lunches and have done for generations. This is a beautiful area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but it is people who make a place your home, and this pub is where people can come together.
We have raised over £125,000 in conditional funding to support our efforts to save the pub and will soon be asking for support in our Community Share Offer to raise remaining funds.
Should we succeed we plan to run the pub as a place where people can come to enjoy wonderful food and drink, to stay in the beautifully kept rooms and importantly we will ensure it is a community hub, where people can come to see friends and neighbours, buy local produce and meet for clubs and shared activities. We have always welcomed visitors to our local area, and we know their continued support will help us to keep this valuable community asset alive.