Welcome to Bodmin Jail’s Restaurant

As well as our Jail Exhibition, we also offer a range of delicious meals in our Governors Hall Restaurant. The Governors Hall is one of the most unique restaurants in Cornwall that offers an atmospheric dining experience steeped in decades of dark history.

Beautifully renovated and restored to a high standard; retaining many original features including large carved panelling and intricately designed lead-work windows. Rich crimson walls, blue tile and high, arched ceilings makes the Governer’s Hall a stunning venue for all occasions. With its beautiful Victorian decor and spacious seating, the restaurant is a popular choice for weddings and private events. It makes for a wonderful setting for a party, wedding or family get-together, with a well-stocked bar!

Come and book our restaurant in Bodmin for special occasions, or simply come in for a quick drink — our restaurant and bar is open to tourists as well as to locals looking for an alternative to their pub. You have easy access to the prison levels from the Governors Hall, perfect if you need some quick refreshments before you continue on your prison tour or ghost walk.

Food Recommendation IconOur food is home cooked, freshly prepared from local produce by our dedicated brigade of chefs, who are happy to cater for most dietary needs with advance notice. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food and aim to be one of the best places to eat in Cornwall – have a taste of our delectable, slow cooked belly pork or enjoy our homemade steak and ale pudding. We also offer vegetarian options and various seafood dishes for lighter fare.

Our chalkboard ‘Specials’ change on a daily basis, reflecting the changing seasons in the sea and on the land; allowing our chefs to display their many talents.

There is something for all to enjoy at our family friendly restaurant in Bodmin.

Food Allergens

We ask that customers advise us at the time of booking of any dietary requirements, or known allergies.

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