Brentor Inn memories

The Brentor Inn in its heyday

The sad, derelict -looking, building that was once a thriving public house and hotel evokes  happy memories for a great many  people. 

New Year at the Brentor Inn, 1985

Do you have memories of the Brentor Inn in its heyday?  If you do, please send them for inclusion here.  Email them to .


From Francesca Bell – a 1968 memory:

At the Brentor Inn, about 1968

Francesca Bell has sent this photo and she writes:  “Just having a lovely read of your Brentor Village page and thought you may like this photo. It’s at the then Brentor Inn the day of my younger brother’s christening about 1968. My dad in the background, Eric Doidge, farmer at Cross Trees Farm South Brentor, my Mum Celia (a Brentorian, I’ve memorabilia from then – original programmes and photographs), then there is my sister Beverley, my brother Ashley, myself Francesca and my grandmother Ethel May Scott (formerly of the Fox and Hounds).
Many a cherryade had on that day by the look of it!
Regards Francesca Bell (nee Doidge) “

From Christopher Blackmore – 1950s memories: 

Brentor Inn in the 1950s

In the years 1953 -56 we spent great holidays in Falmouth stopping on the way for B&B at the Inn.  I was 12 years old … my Father drove a 1953 Hillman Minx …. my first real visit to a pub and I was entranced by the old beams, yellow smoke walls  and the beer by Starkey Knight and Ford … I hasten to add that I was allowed a Babycham ! !  Although fond memories live on it is so sad to learn that the Inn has had to close. The landlord at this time and his wife was a Mr & Mrs R W Mattocks.  That’s all really.   With best wishes in your history research.

If you also have any memories of the Brentor Inn we would be pleased to hear from you.  The village archive contains other photos of the Brentor Inn, such as these below.

Harvest Festival at the Brentor Inn, 1970
Brentor Inn, 1984
Brentor Inn, 1984