The Paris Hotel in Coverack is enjoying a new lease of life and “phenomenal” demand for its ale after an extensive refurbishment and heavy investment.
Landlord Ian Richards took over sole management in October 2012 and began investing heavily in the hotel to bring it up to date.
All of the bedrooms have been completely refurbished, while the pub’s exterior has been repainted and new signage put in place. A new head chef, John Heaney, has also been brought in to create a new menu.
Before entering the pub trade, Richards was a dairy farmer for 19 years. He said: “I swapped early mornings for late nights and cows for people, but common to both professions is a need to work really hard. I’ve always fancied running a pub and The Paris has been in the background all my life.
“As for the beer, we’re selling a phenomenal volume, particularly of Tribute. I’ve invested significantly in the Hotel and there’s no denying it’s a challenging market, but we’re doing everything we can to buck the trend and – fingers crossed – it seems to be working.”
In addition to the new signage, St Austell Brewery contributed £10k to the refurbishment.