Driftwood Spars

Stunning sea views at Trevaunance Cove
The exterior of The Driftwood Spars
Historic Driftwood Spars
The well-stocked bar at The Driftwood Spars
Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, Cornwall
The Crib Shack - outdoor eating and drinking
Seaview bedrooms in this characterful B&B
Delicious food using Cornish produce
Cosy fireside spots
Contemporary dining room at The Driftwood Spars
Driftwood Spars
Trevaunance Cove
Quay Road
St Agnes
AA Dinner Award
Dog Friendly
Stunning sea views from this Inn near Trevaunance Cove

The Driftwood Spars, nestled in Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, is an iconic brewpub and coastal inn for all seasons. Whether you come for the beach, the coastal path, the award-winning beer or the hearty pub food, you’ll find a warm welcome from Landlady Louise Treseder and her dedicated team.

It’s easy to lose yourself for days on end in this stunning corner of North Cornwall. Explore the coast path, conquer the surf, relax in the beer garden and feast on Cornish produce before sinking into bed to the sound of waves breaking. B&B guests can sit back and relax, with warm Cornish hospitality, comfortable rooms – many with sea views – and indulgent Cornish breakfasts.


Enjoy easy access to the coast path and beach whilst being part of the vibrant village of St Agnes, which has some excellent independent stores and amenities. There’s much to offer both day trippers and those looking to stay for a long holiday. St Agnes is on the North coast but centrally located in Cornwall, only 15mins drive from the A30 and 25mins from Truro train station.

The rooms 

  • 15 bedrooms with high quality beds and furniture, all with en-suite shower or bathroom facilities
  • Each room has a telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and hair dryer
  • Cot/high chair available on request
  • Superfast broadband
  • Dog friendly - small additional cost of £6.95 per dog per night
  • Complimentary toiletries sourced.
  • Great choice at breakfast 
  • Member of Plastic Free St Agnes and generally trying reduce our cardon footprint.

The pub

  • Microbrewery for discerning ale drinkers, with brewery tours and brewdays available
  • Delicious food served in cosy bars, 12-2.30pm and 6-9pm (seasonal variations apply)
  • Sunday roast from 12-8pm, booking advisable - Covid times might change.
  • 3 cosy bars, all with log burning stoves in winter
  • Beer garden and Crib Shack for outdoor eating and drinking 
  • Dining room with spectacular views of the Cove


  • One of the 'Top 10 Pubs with Rooms, Real Ales and Real Fires' in the Financial Times, September 2010
  • One of the top five in The Times’ '50 Best Pubs in the Country' 2011


Great location to get married or hold a function, with a restaurant area that overlooks the stunning cove or the cosy Wheel Room which is the oldest part of the building. Can also offer conference and team building facilities. Regular live music, check website and social media for details. Twice yearly beer festival.

Check out our Weddings page HERE

History of the Driftood Spars

This atmospheric pub has weathered many a storm in its long history. Its name derives from the huge spars which support the roof, which were salvaged from shipwrecks in the 1650s. It had been a tin mining warehouse, a chandlery, a sail loft and a fish cellar at various periods, before being converted to a hotel and bar in the early 1900s. In the year 2000 a brewery was established just across the road, and the partnership has flourished.

What's nearby

  • Beaches at Trevaunance, Chapel Porth
  • Surfing at Porthtowan beach
  • City of Truro for shopping
  • SW Coast Path for stunning north coast walks
  • Healey's Cornish Cider Farm
  • Surf schools
  • Horse riding
  • Tehidy Country Park
  • Mineral Tramways coast to coast cycle route

Nearest Information Centre

7.7 Miles

Nearest Train Station

7.2 Miles

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