The Kings Arms Hotel... Accommodation ~ Restaurant ~ 2 x Bars...
A Brief History... the building dates back at least 650-700 years to around 1350 and still has many original features, when originally built it was a
detached property. There is a lot of interesting history with the hotel, the Kings Arms Hotel first appears in text in 1489, when Henry VII sent an
embassy from Southampton to Spain to bring back Katherine of Aragon to wed his son, en-route a tempest forced the ship to haven in Penryn, many of
the party stayed at the Kings. ‘ In 1789 the Corporation paid £1 to the Kings for entertainers.
Between 1817 and 1831 Disraeli while en-route to the near east is said to have slept here. The Kings was originally the Old Coaching House for journeys to Exeter and
London, the stables are at the back of the Kings which have now been tastefully converted into accommodation. Prior to being an Inn it was the
home of Benjamin Coode, a surgeon and Edward Coode, also a surgeon and apothecary.
In the 1700 - 1800’s the Kings was the location of the Stannary Court for the local districts, where after one serious incident where 400 strong of tinners
rioted and stole from premises in Penryn, atleast one tinner was hung for his part in the now, Kings Arms Hotel car park.
Many Sea Captains were likely to have stayed here because Penryn was a
notorious meeting place for Sea Captains who not only carried out their normal trading activities, but also Piracy in the English Channel from the Port
of Penryn, it was well known for smuggling. The historical town of Penryn is one of the oldest towns in England and has a
town charter dating back over 750 years. In the town we have a small museum situated in the town hall, under the clock
tower, where lots more local history is available and its free to visit! There are many places of historical interest in and around Penryn and it is said that it
was once to be the City ofCornwaII. Penryn is now fortunate enough to have its very own University at Tremough
Evidence of being haunted... in more than one book, there have been reports of sounds of rushing water, doors rattling, clothes pulled out of
drawers and scattered on the floor and a ghostly tapping on the landlords shoulder! Even the odd sightings been reported! It is claimed the new landlord
to the premises will get a push or touch of some kind. During recent renovations builders felt ‘a presence’ on the landing.
One book describes the Kings to be one ofthe most haunted in the county! We are situated... approx a mile from the larger - not so old - town of
Falmouth with one of the largest and deepest natural harbours in the world with many beautiful beaches. Approx. 8 miles from the City of Truro and very
central to many popular towns such as Newquay, Lands End, St. Ives, Marazion, Penzance, Helston, Perranporth, Padstow and many others all
being within a relatively short drive or bus ride.