Devon and Cornwall Police Lift Legend initiative, Cornwall

As part of Devon and Cornwall Police’s Lift Legend campaign, designated drivers will be entitled to a free soft drink in a bid to tackle drink and drug driving.

According to the police, drunk and drug driving is one of the ‘fatal five’ causes of serious injuries and deaths on roads in the South West. Last winter, 952 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs.

Lift Legend will run from Friday, December 1 until Monday, January 1, 2024. Drivers buying a soft drink in one of the participating venues will receive a voucher to get their second drink free of charge.

During the month-long operation, Devon and Cornwall Police will be using social media channels to raise awareness of the dangers involved with drink and drug driving, carrying out intelligence-led checks and engaging with motorists on the risks of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or taking drugs.

Sergeant Owen Messenger of the Road Casualty Reduction Team said: “If you think you are safe to drive after drinking or taking drugs, think again. Even the slightest amount of alcohol or drugs in your system increases the risk of causing serious harm to yourself or other road users.

“Despite long-term reductions, drink and drug driving still accounts for 15 per cent of road deaths and almost 10,000 casualties nationally each year.

“Tackling drunk and drug driving is a priority for Devon and Cornwall Police. Our officers will be out in force, rigorously targeting those who are a danger on our roads, day or night.

“This vital work is complimented by the Lift Legend initiative, which encourages those heading out to a Christmas party or a festive night out to plan their journey and nominate a ‘Lift Legend’.

The following lists the licensed premises in Cornwall that are participating in the Lift Legend 2023 campaign:


The St Mabyn Inn & Restaurant, Bodmin, PL30 3BA


The Weir Bistro, Whalesborough, EX23 0JD


The Rifle Volunteer, Gunnislake, PL18 9HL


Bowood Park Hotel & Golf Club, Cornwall, PL32 9RF


The Games Room, Falmouth, TR11 3AE

Pizza Jockeys, Falmouth, TR11 3DB

Highcliffe House, Falmouth, TR11 4AR

Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, TR11 4AR

Falmouth Bowling Club, Falmouth, TR11 4JZ

Falmouth Golf Club, Falmouth, TR11 5PR


Sam’s Fowey, Fowey, PL23 1AQ

Sam’s On The Beach, Par, PL24 2TL


Duke of Leeds, Leedstown, TR27 6DB

Helston and Porthleven: 

42 The Living Room, Helston, TR13 8EQ

The Atlantic Inn, Porthleven, TR13 9DZ

The Ship Inn, Porthleven, TR13 9JS

Lion and Lamb, Ashton, TR13 9RW


The Pavilion Bar, Ruan Minor, TR12 7JL

Ann’s Pasties, Lizard, TR12 7NJ

The Witchball, Lizard, TR12 7NJ

The Top House Inn, Lizard, TR12 7NQ


Mullion Golf Club, Helston, TR12 7BP

The Old Inn, Mullion, TR12 7HN


The Well Parc Hotel, Trevone, PL28 8QN

The Earl of St Vincent, Wadebridge, PL27 6HT


The Perranporth Inn, Perranporth, TR6 0BJ


The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe, TR20 9NP

The Welloe, Praa Sands TR20 9TQ

St. Austell:

The Pitch Sports Bar, St Austell, PL26 8DT

St. Ives:

Rum and Crab Shack, St Ives, TR26 1LG

St. Just:

Commercial Hotel, St Just, TR19 7HE


Halfway House, Torpoint, TR11 4AR


Sam’s In the City, Truro, TR1 2AA

Devoran Village Hall, Truro, TR3 6PW

Dynamite Valley Brewery Ltd, Ponsanooth, TR3 7JW

If you suspect someone has been drinking or has taken drugs and is about to drive, please dial 999 and provide the make and model of the vehicle, registration number and direction of travel.

For more information about the campaign or to find participating venues near you, visit:

Falmouth Packet | Truro