Miner’s Arms, Mithian, Cornwall

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The small village of Mithian is located about 10 miles west of Newquay, just off the A30 corridor and has a population of around 600.  Services in the village are a hotel, three camp sites and two B&Bs. The next village is 2 miles away and has a shop/post office and a pub.  Anouska House has been the licensee at the pub for seven years, the freehold being owned by Punch Taverns.


To create a small community village shop, in what used to be the dry store just off the main bar.  The shop will sell everyday items, as suggested by the community’s feedback and letters/e-mails of support.


The village now has a community store, helping those who don’t drive or who wish to shop locally and ideal for items that may have been forgotten in a main weekly shop.  The store will help to cut down on food miles, bring a greater community spirit, combat isolation and put the pub at the hub of the village.


The pub was advised to keep the store small and as close to the bar as possible, for efficient staff cover at the outset.

  • In future the project may need to adjust to the needs of the community by expanding into a different area of the property.
  • Another good example of a completed and live project for a relatively small grant from the Community Services Fund.


Total Project Costs     £2,950

Contribution from Licensee     £450

Grant from Pub is The Hub Community Services Fund     £2,500


LICENSEE CONTACT:                                                   Anouska House

TEL:                                                                                       01872 552375

PUB OWNER:                                                                    Punch Taverns


For more information telephone 01423 546165 or email enquiries@pubisthehub.org.uk