The Kings Arms is one of West Cornwall's most atmospheric pubs. With our no-fruit-machine, no satellite TV policy we have encouraged a return to old family values and quickly earned a reputation for good food and good beer in the most hospitable surroundings.
Dogs are allowed in the public bar and water bowls are provided. Local riders regularly stop in the car park with their horses for a drink at lunchtime and on summer evenings.
Ample car parking is provided and there is a level access to the lounge bar directly from the car park.
There is a strong community spirit in the village and all sorts of different groups meet in the pub. On Monday nights you might find members of Mousehole Male Voice Choir enjoying a drink after practice. (CDs of the choir for sale in the bar). On Tuesday nights the public bar hosts blue grass musicians and their followers whilst the lounge provides a venue for the Laudate choir, Wednesday the church choir might pop in and Thursday welcomes the bell ringers. Line dancers, fresh from their weekly practice in the church hall might stop for a refreshing drink on Friday and the cricketers who are playing at home turn up on Saturdays. On Sundays many regular church goers end up in the pub for lunchtime drinks or a Sunday roast and the euchre players have their own table for an afternoon of cards.
Paul makes a perfect centre for exploring Penwith and our bed and breakfast guests find themselves within walking distance of Mousehole and a few miles away from Land's End, Penzance, St Ives, St Michael's Mount, The Minnack Theatre and the gorgeous beaches of Porthcurno, and Whitesand Bay Sennen.
There has been a place of worship on the site of Paul church for many hundreds of years, a previous building was burned by the Spaniards who came ashore at Mousehole in 1595. The church tower was built early in the 15th century and it is believed that The Kings Arms was originally the 6 cottages housing the master builders of the tower. (Books on the history of the church are for sale in the pub).
There are several cemeteries in and around the church and we welcome many visitors from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and America who come to trace their ancestors. We have a list of all the graves and details on the headstones from the old cemeteries that is available for customers to peruse, and which can make locating a particular grave much more efficient!
Our cask ales are made by St Austell Brewery - only 45 miles away and delivered twice a week, stored between 11-13 degrees to keep them at their best. Choose from:
A beer with a strong regional heritage, Dartmoor, although now brewed in Cornwall still has its roots firmly in Devon. Dartmoor is a fine, easy drinking session ale with a touch of bitterness, complemented by a smooth malty finish. An Ideal pint to enjoy with a crusty Ploughman’s lunch.
A Supreme Champion Ale as voted by CAMRA*, and the South West's Favourite cask beer**, Tribute is a popular favourite with locals and visitors to Cornwall, as well as being a much sought after guest ale throughout the rest of the UK. It is brewed using specially grown Cornish Gold Malt.
*Voted Supreme Champion Cornish Ale, CAMRA Falmouth Beer Festival 2004
**Winner of the SIBA South West awards 2007
Proper Job is an authentic IPA brewed with Cornish spring water and a blend of malts including St Austell's own Cornish Gold. First brewed in 2006 as a seasonal beer, Proper Job proved so popular with thirsty customers that it is now a permanent part of the St Austell portfolio and their second best selling cask ale.
St Austell’s legendary ale, HSD is full-bodied, strong and Cornish to the bottom of the glass, brimming with a panoply of flavours. Brewed with plenty of malt and lashings of English Fuggles and Golding hops, HSD is truly a classic ale of considerable depth and complexity.