Well, a lot of people came over all unnecessary when Poldark rolled into Wells last week.
The Market Place at the side of The Crown was transformed into………a market place! Warleggan, as opposed to Wells.
Any modern day elements were removed from the back of The Crown to ensure it was in-keeping with the 18th century setting for Poldark. Signage was taken down and a Market Tavern sign put up.
The Town Hall became Warleggan Bank and the main focus of the filming on that day.
It was a freezing cold and some of the cast had hot water bottles under their 18th century costumes to try and keep some of the chill at bay.
Yes, the man himself was spotted, several times as he was filmed walking from one end of the Market Place to the other.
We had to intercept some rather excited fans found wandering around upstairs corridors at The Crown, trying to get a better view of the action.
We were fortunate enough to have photographs of the two main characters – Ross Poldark and Demelza signed and they now take pride of place in reception.
The crew also kindly left us with a Crown Inn sign from series two, which is now in the back of our Bar.