Boscawen Inn

It stood at the bottom of Boscawen Place, Keyham and both street and pub almost certainly owe their names to Admiral Edward Boscawen (also remembered in the naming of a pub in Truro where he served as an MP) who was born into a distinguished Cornish family in 1711.
In 1726 Boscawen joined the Navy, he was made a lieutenant within six years, Boscawen rose rapidly through the ranks and became a Commander in 1737.

Subsequent service took him all around the world but he was perhaps best remembered for his success over the French in Nova Scotia (there is another Boscawen Inn in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia) and the defeat of the French Toulon Fleet in 1759. With keen concern for common seamen, Boscawen, also known as “Old Dreadnought” and “Wry-necked Dick”, died of a fever in his fiftieth year and is buried in Penkivel, Cornwall.


1850 - Joseph Jose
1852 - John Grigg
1857 - Richard Dart
1862 - William Haydon
1880 - Mrs E Haydon
1893 - Walter Lakeman
1907 - F T Nichol
1910 - GP Bilsbury
1914 - Mrs Harriet Bilsbury
1926-41 - Charles Cose