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About Us

Welcome to The Copley

Set in the picturesque village of Hessenford in a forgotten part of South East Cornwall only 2 miles from Seaton beach, The Copley is a lovely place to visit, with a warm and friendly atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy a drink or a spot of lunch and let the world go by.


We cater for all ages and there is something for everyone. Here at The Copley, we pride ourselves on good food, excellent customer service from our amazing team, not to mention an extensive wine list and traditional real ales from St Austell Brewery and of course we are dog friendly throughout.


We have a roaring fire for the winter months and riverside seating for the summertime...Whether you are with family or friends you are guaranteed an enjoyable time........We hope to see you soon!


Amanda Wernham and Shane Norris

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A Little Bit of History...

The Copley Arms is a beautiful Seventeenth Century coaching Inn set in the picturesque village of Hessenford, A small village nestled in the South East corner of Cornwall. Historically it grew up around the bridge crossing the River Seaton.


At the beginning of the Seventeenth Century the village saw the opening of the Public House, originally called the "Mug and Glass", which included stables and a pig sty! It changed its name to the "Copley Arms" in honour of a Georgian baronet, Sir Joseph Copley, who became a life tenant and owner in fee simple of the parish.


During the last century. St Austell Brewery was able to purchase the pub's freehold together with adjoining property, cellars and two cottages. The building has been gradually developed and improved since then whilst retaining the local character.  Today, the "Copley Arms" provides all the facilities of a modern-day hostelry with accommodation ~ but no pig sty!

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