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John Francis Basset

(formerly Corn Exchange)

21 Commercial Street
TR14 8JZ

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Opening Times

Monday7.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday7.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday7.00 am - Midnight
Thursday7.00 am - Midnight
Friday7.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday7.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday7.00 am - Midnight

Meal Times

7am - 11

About the Pub

This 2011 addition to the Wetherspoons presence in Cornwall is housed right in the centre of town in the former Market House, built in 1866 by architect William Bond. Other previous incarnations of the building have included the Scala cinema, a night club, and a pub called the Corn Exchange. Now named after a prominent former mine owner in the area, it is large, open-plan, light and airy with high ceilings and tall windows, and with a single long bar sporting two banks each of 5 handpumps. In addition to the regular Greene King fare, there is usually an impressive selection of local and other micro-brewery beers on offer. The d├ęcor largely reflects the area's mining history; the TV screens are generally unobtrusive. Food is available all day from 7am until 11pm. Something of an oasis in a bit of a local beer desert, and well worth a visit.

Historic Interest

The block 19-25 Commercial Street and 3 & 5 Church Street is Grade II Listed as The Berkeley Centre - the old market house - and the old Town Hall. Built 1866, the market house section in Church Street was raised from one to three storeys in 1911. Historic England UID 1311028

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

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John Francis Basset, Camborne


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Starts with breakfast from 07:00

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    All day until 23:00

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    37 rooms.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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John Francis Basset

21 Commercial Street
TR14 8JZ

Sat Nav Reference

50.213579, -5.301409

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  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (400m)

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Nearby Station (400m)



Pub entrance in Church Street, hotel in Commercial Street.

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