The Who’d Have Thought It Inn has had a licence since 1860 and was originally built as several cottages. Located in the rural village of St Dominick between Saltash and Callington, the pub boasts wonderful views of the River Tamar.
We’re often asked about the origin of the name “Who’d Have Thought It Inn”. In the 1851 census it is noted that Shiffield Cottages have an innkeeper residing there. Locals sometimes still refer to the pub as the ‘Sheffield’ – probably an evolution of the original name of the cottages themselves. At some point in it’s early history the pub was named “The Butcher’s Arms”, and this name remained until the 1960’s. Purchased in 1962 by Eddie Potter, who oversaw many of the alterations made to enlarge the pub, the reputation of the “Who’d” started to grow. After a delivery arrived for another “Butcher’s Arms” nearby in St Ive, Eddie quoted a common Kentish phrase “Who’d Have Thought It” and the new name was born.
We are really proud of our team of over 25 people here at the Who’d Have Thought It Inn, who all go the extra mile to make every visit special. In the kitchen our Head Chef, Gary is supported by Chef’s Ben and Dan and our kitchen assistants who between them create and produce almost all of our food from scratch on the premises.
Our front of house team, led by duty managers Sam and Gemma and bar manager Harry, aim to welcome and look after the individual needs of all our customers and ensure a warm welcome.