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The John Francis Basset, Camborne

Camborne is best known as a centre for the former Cornish tin- and copper-mining industry, having its working heyday during the later 18th and early 19th century.

Camborne was just a village until it was transformed by the mining boom which began in the late 18th century and saw the Camborne and Redruth district become the richest mining area in the world.

Five minutes off the A30 and central to Falmouth, Newquay and St Ives, The John Francis Basset is the perfect stay for families, leisure and business.

From £56 per night


01209 613230


Commercial Street, Camborne, Cornwall, England, TR14 8JZ


Here at The John Francis Basset, our 37 en suite rooms have Freeview television, unlimited free Wi-Fi and digital temperature control.

A warm and inviting pub forms part of the hotel, where breakfast is served, at an additional cost, from 7am and a full menu until 11pm.

  • room_service24-hour reception
  • meeting_roomAdjoining rooms
  • showerBath and shower
  • child_friendlyChildren welcome
  • waterComplimentary water
  • natureCountryside break
  • showerEn suite
  • more_timeExpress check-out
  • live_tvFreeview TV
  • ironIron and ironing board
  • elevatorLift
  • luggageLuggage storage
  • accessibleStep-free access
  • local_cafeTea and coffee facilities
  • wifiUnlimited free Wi-Fi
A beautiful sunny day at Bassets cove, Cornwall.

Local attractions

The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with one another and the living world. This visitor destination, near St Austell, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to its great gardens, summer concerts and an exciting year-round family events programme.

Poldark Tin Mine, located in the picturesque Wendron Valley, is one of Cornwall’s most important heritage sites, with what are believed to be the oldest complete mine workings in Great Britain which are open to the public.

Heartlands, located in Pool, just off the A30, forms part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. It features state-of-the-art exhibition spaces, art and craft studios, botanical gardens designed to represent the different countries Cornish men mined in, a café housed in a grade II listed former carpentry shed and the biggest adventure playground in Cornwall.

Paradise Park carries out conservation work on native UK species, including the Cornish chough, otters, owls and red squirrels. It is also home to rare and endangered parrots and is an excellent and informative day out for any family.

King Edward Mine Museum is a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, where you can discover the history of Cornish mining. There are numerous mining history trails, and expert guides show how the tin was processed.

Local transport

Buses run hourly to Truro, Penzance and Redruth. There are regular train services to all of Cornwall. Local taxis are also available.


Pay-and-display car parks located near the hotel are available for both long- and short-term stays. For more details, contact the hotel.


From junction 31 of the M5 (south), follow the A30 to Bodmin, following signs to Redruth and then to Camborne. Don’t turn off at Tolvaddon Junction to Camborne and Pool; instead, take the second exit (Camborne West). Carry on straight into town; the hotel is on your right, opposite Aldi.

Walking from train station – head left out of the train station onto Trevu Road, straight over the double roundabout and onto Cross Street. Head all the way down Cross Street – the hotel will be straight ahead of you.

Walking from the bus station – head straight ahead out of the bus station onto New Connexion Street, then turn left onto Commercial Street. The hotel will be straight ahead of you.

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Non-refundable advance purchase rates, available to book direct on the telephone, this website and our app.

Unwind at our authentic Wetherspoon pubs

Every hotel is also attached to a Wetherspoon pub, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, including club deals (such as Curry Club® and Steak Club®) and a range of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks, all conveniently located for hotel guests to enjoy during their stay with us.

Leather seating booths and dining area at The John Francis Basset pub

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