A POPULAR pub in Falmouth is set to close for up to six months as it undergoes a full refurbishment alongside the installation of a roof top garden.

Pub operator JD Wetherspoon has said it is to invest more than £2.6 million redeveloping The Packet Station pub in Falmouth.

The pub in The Moor will close from Sunday, June 26 and is set to reopen towards the end of November/early December.

Wetherspoon is adding a roof top garden to the pub which will have room for 120 customers.

It will also carry out a full refurbishment of the customer area, to include a lift for customers with disabilities to access the roof top garden.

Despite objections from neighbours and Falmouth Civic Society, Cornwall Council has given the go ahead for the terrace this week, with conditions.


Cornwall Council rejected an application in 2018 which was first mooted in 2017 before being refused by Cornwall Council in January 2018 and then by a planning inspector on appeal the following October over noise and conservation issues.

All of the pub’s 65 staff will be relocated to work at other Wetherspoon pubs in the area.

Pub manager Aaron Niles said: "The Packet Station is an extremely popular pub and our aim is to offer our customers the best possible pub experience.

"We are confident that the addition of the roof top garden as well as the refurbishment work will create a fantastic pub.

"When the pub reopens we will employ an additional 30 to 40 staff which is also good news for the town.

"The investment highlights Wetherspoon’s commitment to the pub, its staff and customers, as well as Falmouth, and hopefully it will act as a catalyst for other businesses to invest in the town."