Making Memories

Chain Locker

The historic Chain Locker pub frames the Custom House Quay in Falmouth on its western side and offers stylish and contemporary dining.

It is not only the bricks and mortar that make The Chain Locker what it is, but also its impressive heritage. The pub has witnessed a great deal through different incarnations, its gaze always firmly on the harbour where much of its trade has come from. 

The pub first opened its doors in the 1660s, then as the Maritime Hotel, it would have been a hub for all arriving and residing sailors in Falmouth. The building’s walls have certainly absorbed many stories of the sea, and sea shanty songs. 

Sympathetically restored using a six-figure refurbishment from St Austell Brewery, the building is believed to be one of Falmouth’s oldest. 

The first floor provides magical waterside views from the pub’s cantilevered balconies – the perfect spot for some al fresco dining in the summer while diners watch the bustling quay and admire the natural beauty of the Carrick Roads. Downstairs the original bar has been brought back to its former glory, and during the winter two fires crackle on either side of the room, retaining the ambience loved by visitors and locals and visitors alike. 

The pub and contemporary restaurant champions quality local produce and award-winning beers. Their brand new menu features a choice of moreish pub classics, build-your-own burgers, lighter lunch options and a revamped selection of mouth-watering desserts and sweet selections including classic Cornish cream tea. 

The Chain Locker has always been a vibrant pub in the heart of Falmouth. It is well worth a visit, not just for the ale and chat, but also to marvel at the remarkable building and its place in the history of Falmouth town. 

To contact call: 01326 311085