A bar in Helston has reopened this week with its new owner hoping to bring a little bit of Las Vegas to the town.  

Terry Scott opened Scotty’s Paradise which is located behind the Beehive on Coinagehall Street during Helston’s Christmas Light Switch-on last Friday.

The former bar, which was once used by aircrew stationed at RNAS Culdrose, and most recently known as Lost Paradise Bar has now been completely changed inside and out with a ‘Tiki’ feel throughout.

The outside area has heated patio lamps, Tiki lamps and a cocktail bar. The inside features an underwater theme upon entering, and a Tiki interior throughout. There is also a VIP area for parties.

Terry who was stationed at RNAS Culdrose between 1978 and 1985 lived in Porthleven and Praa Sands before leaving the Duchy to open a bar on the Las Vegas strip in America where he remained for 30 years.

Falmouth Packet: Terry Scott is the man behind the new barTerry Scott is the man behind the new bar (Image: Supplied)

Now back in Cornwall, Terry hopes that he can bring a “little bit of Las Vegas” to the town by introducing free buffets – something which happens often in Vegas. He said: “People are surprised we are serving free food, but it’s something that happens a lot in Vegas.

“I want to bring a little bit of Las Vegas to Helston.”


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Since it opened, the bar has already received bookings for Christmas and private parties throughout the week. However, the bar will currently be open for members of the public at weekends until Easter when Terry hopes it will be open seven days a week, ready for the summer months.

Falmouth Packet: Inside the bar features Tiki themed decor throughout Inside the bar features Tiki themed decor throughout (Image: Terry Scott)Terry has high hopes for the bar and is looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people. He said: “I am looking forward to meeting new people, and showing old friends what is new.

“So far we have had a lot of positive feedback and we have had a lot of support from ex-Navy who are already supporting us.”