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Ship Inn

Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
+44 1326 564204
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (22 reviews)
“whitebait” (6 reviews)
“club sandwich” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A proper pub, absolutely great. Lots of different seating areas in and out - children and dogs welcome. Food is all good and fresh, the best fish and chips ever. Good value. Turned up late on Sunday and were treated to live music and a...More

Thank ArchieSolihull
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here early one evening. Quirky pub in terms of layout and decor which was good. Starters were better than the mains to be honest. Lovely starters, mains were ok pub grub. All round nice place.

Thank AndyH37
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited at 6:30 on a Thursday evening and it was already full with locals and visitors. Didn't mind waiting for a few (no more than 10) minutes to get a table as the pub had a great atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and quick...More

Thank phil p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a step back in time, harbouring from vile and wild weather outside, this very real pub at the edge of the village is steeped in history and is full of willing young staff and many regulars. We enjoyed a lovely glass of wine, a...More

Thank hyacinth206
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice Cornish pub. traditional, cosy and good food. Lovely spot on the edge of the harbour. Local ales and ciders and great specials board!

Thank Robbie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a few beers, we decided to eat here, because the atmosphere was lovely , we were not disappointed, the starter and main hit the spot after a 18 mile walk.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i only drink here but the food looks good, i drink porthleven draught , of course, great pint ,good price £3.50. a pint, and probably the best view from a pub window anywhere.

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub unspoilt by modern decor. A typical feel of a Cornish pub set around the harbour of Porthleven. A nice garden to with the views

Thank hicksy40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always love visiting the ship Inn. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. Food is always superb. Just love the place.

Thank HobbitHJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub is placed well with a traditional thyme. Gets really busy, we didn't eat here just had a drink which was enough because it was really load and a bit boisterous.

Thank Chris S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mike D
can I park near by
9 January 2017|
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Response from orsettgirl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry only just saw your message. Parking not good in Porthleven there is a small 7-11 store by the port bridge where you can park which means a less than five minute stroll. You might get lucky along the port side too... More
Linda T
What type of menu do you have for Sunday lunch and do we need to book
18 September 2016|
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Response from Stamper485 | Reviewed this property |
I know that you can't book in the main season but not sure whether you need to out of season. Good choice on the menu every day
Debbie J
came here a few years ago but cant seem to find it if you do B and B??
7 November 2015|
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Response from webbySwindon | Reviewed this property |
The B & B is called An Mordros I think, looks lovely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 564204
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