The old Success Inn

Sennen Cove
TR19 7DG
Tel: 01736 871232


Old Success Inn

Situated right on the sea front at Sennen Cove the Old Success Inn enjoys fantastic sea views.  I was staying on a Friday night in June 2014, prior to setting off from Land’s End the next day to cycle to John O’Groats.  The pub was lively and vibrant and I enjoyed sitting with a pint watching another group of cyclists unloading bikes from a Land Rover.  They were also staying overnight prior to cycle to the other end of the country.  My bike, along with theirs, was securely locked up in the pub’s store room.

The ensuite room was very comfortable and full of character.  Being in a building dating from 1691 I imagine the other rooms also had character.  I slept well and it was surprisingly quiet despite the vibrancy of the bar.    The next morning I gate crashed the other cyclists buffet style breakfast.  This was excellent with plentiful supplies of cereals, fruit, juice and bacon, sausages, eggs etc.  There was also proof that the smoke detectors work when the fire alarm was set off by someone leaving their toast to carbonise in the toaster.

Whilst chatting to the group I was chuffed to find that they had bought a paperback version of my book and based much of their preparation on it.  I hope they weren’t disappointed by meeting the author 🙂

The only downside for the cyclist is the long and very steep hill from the beach up to the main road.  Unless you are lucky enough to have a Land Rover to carry you and your bike the couple of miles to Lands End.


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