Constantine Cornwall

The Parish of Constantine is one of the largest in Cornwall. It stretches from the granite ridge of Carmenellis in the north to the banks of the Helford River in the south and includes the hamlets of Port Navas and Seworgan.

Employment over the centuries has centred on the river, farming and granite quarries. Now with very little quarrying done, and no schooners and barques using the river, tourism is very important, with lots of vessels enjoying the river with its beautiful creeks and small beaches. Walkers, garden lovers and golfers all recharge their batteries in this lovely area.

Constantine’s Fore Street is made up of traditional granite cottages and features a 19th Century Methodist Chapel which is now home to a unique community and arts centre known as the Tolmen Centre, and an accredited Museum.

A fine 13th Century Parish Church, St Constantine, is now home to Monty’s, a community café with free-trade coffee and free hyper-fast wi-fi.

Within the village there is an excellent Spar grocers (8am to 8pm and home delivery) and a General Store with a very large Off-Licence (including 500 different whiskies and an unusually comprehensive selection of wines).

Constantine has a well-supported Social Club featuring live music and sports on the big screen. The Queens Arms is under new management and early reports are encouraging. Just outside the village, a fifteen minute footpath stroll away, is the Trengilly Wartha Inn, a great country pub with real ales, an extensive wine list and excellent food.

The village has a popular Silver Band and an established choir, The Trengilly Singers.

Regular bus services connect Constantine with Helston and Falmouth (both about 7 miles away) and Truro (14 miles).

The Tolmen Centre is at the heart of village life in Constantine. With its extensive programme of arts and music it has built up an excellent reputation in the Cornish arts community and beyond.

The Constantine Who’s Where is a comprehensive village directory of local organisations and businesses. Listing is easy and free. Just submit your details here:

Your community local. All welcome – you don’t need to have a boat or be a member!

Open every Thursday from 6pm for drinks

Open every Friday for Frantic Friday Food – a set two-course meal for £22.50 – please book in advance by emailing

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Open every Saturday from 6pm for drinks with a local volunteer running the bar

We are actively looking for new tenants to run the bar & restaurant but will keep it open in the interim.