A new venue in Charlestown led by two Cornish breweries will open its doors this summer. 

The Harbour Beer House is a joint venture between Harbour Brewing Co and St Austell Brewery, and will take over the St Austell Brewery site previously known as the Harbourside Inn.  

The premises is currently undergoing a transformational refurbishment, having suffered extensive damage in January 2023 when a fire which broke out at the Pier House next door. 

The plan is for Harbour Beer House to become the go-to place to experience regular new and exclusive beers from Harbour, alongside much-loved favourites and limited-edition cask specials from St Austell Brewery. 

The new hangout will serve freshly made pizzas, and there will also be takeaway fridges.

Harbour Brewing Co was founded in 2021, on a farm in Lanivet on the outskirts of Bodmin. It has a history of collaboration with St Austell Brewery, which took a minority share in Harbour Brewing Co in 2022.  

Harbour founder Eddie Lofthouse said: “We’re looking forward to bringing the Harbour brand to life in this new venue, and what better location than Charlestown?” 

St Austell Brewery area manager Helen Sprason said the company was “breathing new life” into the building, adding: “The fire which was devastating for our teams at the Pier House and Harbourside, as well as the local community.  

“It’s exciting to be working with Harbour to introduce a new experience for Charlestown, which is already such a vibrant, popular destination for locals and visitors alike.” 

The venue will require new team members.

The Pier House – also owned by St Austell Brewery – will reopen its doors this summer.