In the 19th century the land to the north of The Holmbush Inn, on the St Austell to St Blazey Road, was an intensive industrial area with mines such as Bold Venture and Wheal Eliza.
It was in this situation that Methodism thrived and in 1836 the present Bethel Chapel was built, replacing one built in 1822 across the road.. The days of mining are long gone and the area around the chapel has become heavily populated taking it’s name Bethel from the place of worship which was first on the scene.
Nowadays the major visitor attraction is without doubt The Eden Project, but do not overlook the 30-acre Pine Lodge Gardens, which is just off the A 390 between the Holmbush and the Britannia Inns.
If you come to live in the Bethel area we would be delighted to make your acquaintance.