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Jamaica Inn is presented with an award for helping snow-bound motorists

Highways England, the company which maintains and manages the A30 route through Devon and Cornwall, presented an award to the staff of Jamaica Inn yesterday, in recognition of the help and support that they gave to motorists in the bad weather last week. 

During heavy snowfall in Cornwall, many motorists got into difficulties on Bodmin Moor and sought shelter at Jamaica Inn.  Yesterday a Customer Award for Services to the Welfare of Motorists was presented to the team at Jamaica Inn who had provided a combination of emergency beds, mattresses, settees and even just carpet space when everything else ran out.  Everyone had a blanket; the kitchen was kept open all night and three log fires helped to keep everyone warm.

Jamaica Inn owner Allen Jackson pointed out that the Inn has helped many travellers in need over the 270 years of its history, when wild and unexpected weather has hit, and so his staff were continuing a tradition.  Mr Jackson and his staff we’re delighted to receive this award from Highways England and said that it will take pride of place at the Inn.

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