Local area

Minions Shop and Tearoom is based at Post Office House in the old mining village of Minions. Minions was built between 1863 and 1880 around the mining works in the area, one of the disused engine houses is now a museum. Nearby is the Cheesewring Tor, a fascinating stone structure carved by nature, and the Hurlers stone circle, shrouded in local myths. The village is 300 metres above sea level.

The village also has gained interest recently due to the popular Minions film! Universal once donated a Minion village sign (now removed) and the Minions have been to Minions Shop and Tearooms to have a delicious cream tea to celebrate their film launch.

Arthurian Legend abounds in Cornwall and nearby there are lots of links such as Dozmary Pool, supposed resting place of Excalibur, and Camelford, a possible site of Camelot. The film 'The kid who would be King' (due out 2019) filmed several scenes on the moors and in Minions Village

Minions is situated on the beautiful Bodmin Moor, which has several sites of special scientific interest (SSIs) as well as being an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). There are lots of areas of archaeological interest, especially from the Bronze Age. There is a large amount of wildlife that can be seen on the Moor as well as lots of sheep, cows and ponies…and not forgetting the ‘beast of Bodmin’! The beast of Bodmin has been seen several times over the years near the Minions area.