Jamaica Inn – Far from a wreck!

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor's famous landmark and the subject of Daphne du Maurier’s novel first published in 1936, is a far cry these days from the eerie period film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1939.

Following refurbishment and the addition of new bedrooms last year, Jamaica Inn is now set for another phase of development which will see further bedrooms, an expanded restaurant and function suite, all designed to be appropriate to the character of the existing buildings.  Clarkebond’s Exeter team is providing civil, structural and below ground drainage consultancy services for the feasibility stage of the proposed development.

The novel, Jamaica Inn, has been recreated for TV, Cinema and theatre audiences over the years, most recently by the BBC in a 3 part TV drama, all featuring the pub as the gloomy and threatening domain of the bullying and vicious landlord Joss Merlyn.  The plot follows a group of murderous wreckers who run ships aground, kill the sailors and steal the cargo! 

‘It’s thrilling to be working on a building which is so much part of Cornish Heritage’, commented Clarkebond Director, Neil Marks.