THE HISTORY OF
THE TREGUTH INN
The story of The Treguth Inn begins around the late 13th Century as a farmstead known as Tregyeu. Records show variation of the name in the 14th Century:
Tregyeu juxta (by) Trefoenek (1339)
Note that the holiday camp “Trevornick” was also a farmstead at this point - foernek means “Hayfield” in cornish.
The name Treguth does not directly translate into Cornish. The Cornish name for Holywell (settlement) is Tregew which is probably a mutation of kew which means hollow or enclosure. Tre means home or farmstead, so most likely Treguth means:
“House/Farm in the Hollow.”
Treguth survived as a farmstead all the way until the turn of the 20th Century with the advent of tourism to the area. At around 1920, the farm became “Oates Tea House,” and remained a Tea House until 1962, when “The Treguth Inn” was born as the public house you see today.