Visit The Turk’s Head pub on Chapel Street – reputed to date from 1233 – and you will see a centuries-old smuggling hatch leading to tunnels connecting the pub to the harbour. In the 18th century, the tunnels were used to carry contraband ‘grog’ from smugglers’ ships to the pub, right under the noses of the Excise men.
Just a few doors along is The Admiral Benbow , a comparative baby, dating from the 17th century. Its eccentric interior to rival any museum. Made up almost entirely of shipwreck salvage, from the beams of the bar to the dining room ‘cabin’ and rum barrel sofas, everything you see has been recovered from around the Cornish coast.
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