Iconic Falmouth pub The Prince of Wales is to stay open after plans to close it were shelved for the time being.

In a post on The Prince of Wales pub Facebook page Jayne and Dave Martin announced they were going to continue as caretaker managers for the next few weeks.

The pub opposite Prince of Wales Pier was supposed to close on Saturday, April 6 but will now remain open following discussions with the owners Punch.

The post on the pub’s Facebook page said: “Following discussions with Punch we are going to caretake the Prince of Wales for a few weeks until they have a replacement we will be open as follows: “Obviously this is good news for the pub as it was always our wish for it to remain open.”

The pub will be opening Monday to Friday 2pm to 8pm; - Saturday 12noon to 11pm and Sunday 2pm to 8pm.

Falmouth Packet:

At the beginning of the month (April) Jayne and Dave made the shocking announcement that they were going to close the pub after 17 years at the helm.

In an emotional post on Facebook they said: “With very sad hearts we will be closing the doors of the Prince of Wales on Saturday, April 6 for the last time.


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“We will miss all of our lovely customers, many who have become friends over the years.

“We have been here for 17 years and have been through many changes, however, we have been trying to sell our business for the last year with no success, since Covid we have struggled to balance the books so to speak and can no longer keep dipping into our pockets.”

“This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and it is not the way we wanted to leave the Prince, however without any support from Punch we have been left with no option.”

However following discussions with Punch they say them been persuaded to stay on for the time being.