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Old 24 March 2011, 09:55   #1
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The Pandora Inn

I just noticed this on the BBC Cornwall website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-12845752

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Oh crap, that looks bad!

I remember they had a fat fire several years back in the extractor fan from the kitchen and flames were coming out the flue in the wall but it didn't catch the roof luckily.

Nothing like this though
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Can't believe this has happened. Really put a dampener on my summer already. The Pandora is pretty much the only place I can think of on the south coast of Cornwall that has a decent pontoon and doesn't charge you about 7 to tie up for one pint. Gutted.

I'm sure it will be rebuilt but it will never be quite the same I'm sure. It will probably become a cocktail bar or something equally horrendous.
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I'm hoping it was just the upstairs and that the ceiling between the bar held up. It would be a tragedy if all the bar was gutted too.

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It will probably become a cocktail bar or something equally horrendous.
Like the Smugglers Cottage. All the nautical memorabilia dating back years shoved into storage and the walls painted in fashionable pastel colours. You can order 943 different types of tea though.
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Nightmare, spent the last 2 summers in Mylor and to pop round there for a couple of pints was an absolute treat. The Pub in our village in Somerset had a similar fire 5 years ago, many said it would be back open in 6 months....took 2 and a half years in the end, hope its not the same for the Pandora.
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St Austell Brewery, the owners, seem commited to getting it back as soon as feasibly possible. Knowing some of their upper echelon people I think it will probably be operating before the end of the year.

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I'm hoping it was just the upstairs and that the ceiling between the bar held up. It would be a tragedy if all the bar was gutted too.



Like the Smugglers Cottage. All the nautical memorabilia dating back years shoved into storage and the walls painted in fashionable pastel colours. You can order 943 different types of tea though.
Seriously? When did that happen, Don't think I made it there last summer. I'm guessing Pete Newman isn't there any more?
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Yep, quick google and it is now "Smugglers Cottage" and the "The Tea Bar"......WTF

“The aim is to make Smugglers one of the foodie havens in the county. With a head chef who has previously worked at Stein's and Fifteen, a unique Tea Bar and produce that can only be found on the Tregothnan estate grounds"

I'm guessing a pasty and a pint are no longer on the menu? That sort of thing has it's place but imo the Smugglers isn't it. Shame.

I think St. Austell Brewery's ownership of the Pandora is a saving grace and will protect it from the possibility of anything other than a sympathetic restoration to how it used to be.

I think I'll mostly be found on Turnaware with my own keg of "knocker" this summer!

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