A long-running Kenmore Square pub will relocate due to construction in the area. Cornwall’s held a last call at 654 Beacon St., Boston, on August 12, but it will reportedly reopen soon at 644 Beacon St., the former Bruegger’s Bagels space. A message from the pub indicates that Cornwall’s will aim to reopen in its permanent new home by the end of the week.
Though the buildings are adjoined, the one housing Cornwall’s will be demolished to make way for a new development from Boston University, which owns the property from 648 Beacon St. to 541 Commonwealth Ave.
First opened in 1973, Cornwall’s is a family-run Boston institution, still managed by original founder John Beale and his wife Pam, along with their niece and nephews. This will be the pub’s second relocation — Cornwall’s moved to 654 Beacon in 2000 after vacating its original home, also due to BU construction.
Cornwall’s has a decidedly British feel to it, with pool, board games, and a lengthy menu of pub fare. It’s a popular destination both for visitors to Fenway Park and college students. Further details on the exact reopening date and any corresponding changes will be added to this story as new information becomes available.
Update 8/29: Cornwall’s has officially reopened in its new home at 644 Beacon St. The space, in a building under management of Related Beal, has high ceilings, wood flooring, and a private dining area, with wood banquettes from the previous space salvaged and reupholstered to live on in the new pub.