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Cavalier Tavern

Date of photo: 1979

Picture source: John Stevens

The Cavalier Tavern was situated on Pendennis Castle car park. This pub closed in 1989 and was converted into a club called Victor Dragos. This stayed open for four years until it was closed down by the authorities for illegal activities. The building was demolished and replaced by a leisure pool.
Source: Jonathon Nelson
In August 1979 our family from Minnesota and Virginia in the U.S. traveled to Cornwall to visit the home from where my Mother-in-laws ancestors lived and spend time with relatives still living in the Falmouth area. By chance, Cousins from the midlands were also on vacation and we had a wonderful family gathering at the Cavalier Tavern. I was reviewing photos of that trip and came across this one of our group (see above). I researched the Tavern and was saddened to learn that it no longer existed. We have happy memories and I'm sure many others do also.
John Stevens (April 2015)

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Name Dates Comments
Diane Kiellor 1986/1989 The Cavalier was a very friendly and cosy pub my brothers and sisters used it the landlords name was a Mr.Beven later years when I started using it Dave and Becky Mason ran it. The pub always had a good number of regulars with both landlords and swelled in the summer with lots of families as it was one of the only pubs with a childrens room. It also sported 2 suits of armour affectionately known as "Bill and Ben". Parties were a firm favourite not just Christmas or New Year but always well supported either fancy dress or otherwise I had my 21st birthday party which Dave and Becky paid for as I worked behind the bar at the time (a very generous couple) The Cavalier was and still is missed as a really welcoming pub!
David Bevan 1970s/1980s My Dad was the publican, Rod Bevan. Later on I used to go to the pub when it changed to Victor Dragos.