Welcoming the Wellington Hotel to our estate

W e’re excited to announce that we’ve acquired the Wellington Hotel in the fishing village of Boscastle, North Cornwall.

The Wellington Hotel is a historic coaching inn, dating back to the 16th century, with views overlooking the harbour.


Kevin Georgel, Chief Executive, St Austell Brewery said:

“The Wellington is a historic hotel and one of the oldest coaching inns in Cornwall. Located right on the coast, it’s a family-friendly destination with great views, a pub, a restaurant, and overnight accommodation, making it popular with both locals and visitors. It fits perfectly with our current managed estate and the variety of guest experiences we always look to offer."


T his is our first acquisition in over two years, so it’s an exciting time for St Austell Brewery and a milestone moment in the strong recovery we’ve continued to make since the pandemic.

It also supports our plans to strengthen and grow our pub estate, across Cornwall and the wider South West, in the months and years ahead.”


Jonathan Scott, who has owned the Wellington Hotel for over 10 years, said:

“St Austell Brewery is an independent local business with family values and great pubs and hotels, making it the most suitable guardian to take the Wellington into its next chapter. It’s really positive news for the future of the site, the team, and the Boscastle community.”


Stephen Champion, Director in Christie & Co’s South West Hotels Team acted for St Austell Brewery to complete the transaction.