The Pier House rises from the ashes: Take a look inside revamped pub

O ur iconic harbourside pub which was severely damaged in a fire has risen from the ashes with a whole new look.

The Pier House in Charlestown has been closed for a major restoration since the end of last year following a devastating fire in January 2023. The multi-million-pound revamp is our biggest ever investment in a pub refurbishment. 

Sensitive renovations have been underway since the autumn to restore the pub to its former glory, with its new look revealed today (June 28th).

The bar area has been opened-up to give a sweeping view over the iconic 18th Century Georgian harbour. Meanwhile, the dining area has been adorned with quirky furnishings, from lobster pot lights to a boat hanging from the ceiling. 

There are plenty of nods to the pub’s harbourside location. The bar has been finished with wooden ‘ribs’ which mimic the inside of the Tall Ships, which can be seen from most windows of the establishment.  


View across seating area and bar of Pier House

The whole feel of the pub has an understated opulence, inspired by the coast, from its rich green textures and neutral hues to the newly vaulted ceiling in the dining area. Original features of the building have also been sensitively exposed, including joists and beams in many of the bedrooms and communal spaces.

Each of the 23 new bedrooms is unique, including cosy cabin rooms and some with their own mezzanines and day beds for lounging and taking in the stunning sea views, from sunrise to sunset. 

Rooms are kitted out with their own Pier House branded surf robes for the nights people want to enjoy the beach outside, and the room minibars come stocked with a free korev for each guest.


Paul Harvey, general manager of the Pier House, said:

“This refurbishment project has been totally transformational. It’s amazing to see the Pier House looking better than ever. Those who have had a sneak peek in the community are amazed at what has been achieved. We’ve kept its former charm whilst taking the pub to a new level of ambiance.

“We’ve sensitively shown off the history of the building, showcasing the grandeur of the structure and how it’s been used throughout the years. We can’t wait to welcome everybody back tomorrow, to experience it for themselves.” 

For more information about the Pier House, or to book a table or room, click here.