History

The picturesque hamlet of Hemerdon, near Plympton, has a long association with mining. With the Drakelands mine nearby, tungsten and tin mining started here in 1867.

MA-Nov-LRes-348Of course, every English hamlet needs a pub. So, it was after those original miners at Drakelands, that The Miners Arms pub found its name. Mining ceased in 1944, but The Miners Arms has been going strong ever since. In fact, this 17th century building gained Grade II Listed status in 1984. With the mine reopening in 2015, The Miners Arms has come full circle. We once again welcome the local miners, and also visitors from all over the region, to enjoy this unique moorland pub and restaurant.

The Miners Arms has a number of unique historical features including a well located in the pub. Next time you stop by for a visit, come and take a look.

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