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The Five Pilchards Inn

Porthallow St Keverne, Porthallow, Looe TR12 6PP England
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Our early 18th Century Inn sits on the beach which marks the midway point of the 630 mile world renowned South West Coast Path Walk. 5 newly refurbished en-suite rooms offer comfort and a base to explore the hidden areas of South West Cornwall and The Lizard Peninsula. All five ensuite bedrooms were fully refurbished in early 2020, with brand-new bedroom furniture and bathroom fittings. The spacious rooms - four of which have a sea view - have been styled for maximum relaxation and comfort, in cool coastal green and grey. All are furnished with either a super-king or king-sized bed, which can be reconfigured to offer twin rooms. The Five Pilchards is a favourite place with locals and visitors alike and our dining experience boasts a varied changing menu with many local homemade specials. Rooms feature cooling coastal colours along with flat screen smart tvs, tea and coffee making facilities and bottled water. Our knowledgeable staff are on hand to advise on local and traditional ales, ciders and menus, as well as the best places to visit in this beautiful corner of Cornwall. The traditional open fireplace warms and glows from the heart of the bar and walls adorned with historical images, many provided by the local villagers, stretching back over 200 years, provide an insight into our coastal village. The Five Pilchards Inn stands in a unique position at the mid point of the South West Coast Path National Trail. This inspiring coastal walk stretches for 630 miles between Minehead in Somerset, along the coast of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole in Dorset. As England’s longest waymarked footpath, the trails captures heritage, wildlife, geology and extraordinary scenery along the way, and is one of the best walks in the world. Local attractions include Poldark Mine, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Flambards Theme Park, and the National Trust’s Godolphin Estate with its medieval garden and historic house. The Museum of Cornish Life displays thousands of objects over three floors within Helston’s historic market buildings, providing a fascinating insight into local traditions. Dogs are welcome, both in the bar and restaurant areas, and Children up to 12 are also welcome to share in three of our five king and super king rooms.
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Free parking
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Beach
Canoeing
Highchairs available
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Breakfast available
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John O wrote a review Sept 2023
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We arrived late on Friday night, the welcome from Lou was lovely. The rooms are clean, fresh and modern looking. Breakfast was lovely and set us up for a good day walking to Frenchman’s creek and Helford. On return we saw staff having to deal with a very difficult customer and recognised how hard they work each day. Would recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 18 Sept 2023
Very kind of you to post those kind words. Thank you.
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Goldblue wrote a review Aug 2023
Berlin, Germany38 contributions46 helpful votes
We we´re staying in a B&B in Porthallow for one night while walking the south west coastal path. The Five Pilchards was our only option for the evening, and it was a great evening. Unfortunately the pub doesn´t offer meals at present due to staff shortages but they supplied us with pasties and pints and sausage rolls. We had a lovely evening and a great chat with the landlady.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: No meals available at present - July 23
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richie42 wrote a review Jul 2023
newcastle upon tyne30 contributions41 helpful votes
Popped in with fam and hound after a long walk. Canny lad behind the bar was attentive and very helpful, and even gave us info on points of interest locally. Lovely pint of cider and pasty. Will return again this week. Many thanks
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great friendly pub.
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Responded 18 Aug 2023
Thank you, Alfred is indeed canny! Best wishes
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Wendy H wrote a review Jul 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom37 contributions23 helpful votes
We arrived tired and wet after a long day walking the SW coast path. We could not fault the hospitality we received from all the staff and in particular Louise. We had a lovely room with large comfortable bed, clean and modern facilities, great en suite and everything we needed. Fabulous breakfast and a takeaway pastie helped us on our way the next day. We would love to go back. Very highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 18 Aug 2023
Thanks so much for that positive feedback. We hope to see you again.
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Emma J wrote a review Jul 2023
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Love this little village and pub. The seaside pub was wonderful, the room was spacious, very clean and with a fantastic ocean view. We enjoyed a great cornish beer in the evening sunshine and, following a great nights sleep, a tasty breakfast suited to a big appetite 😀 and also happily catered for a fussy, gluten free vegetarian. Thanks to Lou and her team we had a lovely stay at the five pilchards.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 Jul 2023
Thank you for your feedback, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please come and see us again.
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Neil W wrote a review Jul 2023
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom3 contributions
Love this place. Louise really looked after us. Our room was newly refurbished with a sea view. I’m vegetarian and my Son vegan. Louise called me the week before to discuss what we like to eat and was well prepared. Just pizzas on the menu but that was fine our vegan pizzas were lovely. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 10 Jul 2023
Great to hear, thanks for your feedback. Best wishes
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Deanna R wrote a review Jul 2023
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Quaint authentic Cornish inn, outstanding views of near by harbour. We stopped for a pasty and a pint for lunch. Pasty was one of the best I’ve ever had. Welcoming by lady lady was outstanding and very hospitable. Just what we needs in a drizzly day.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of parking and lots of dining tables
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Responded 10 Jul 2023
We pride ourselves on being welcoming to all so thanks alot for your feedback.
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mrtnjay wrote a review Mar 2023
36 contributions14 helpful votes
Lovely pub 20 yards from the beech. The landlady is lovely and could not be more helpful. Even managed to do us a pastie one evening despite the pub not doing food at present due to a kitchen refit. Hopefully will be doing food again from April. Tribute on hand pump and others on keg.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Mar 2023
Thank you for visiting us and your lovely feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Our rooms are now available to book from April and we will have all things being well our restaurant up and running too - best wishes
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Karen3435 wrote a review Mar 2023
Swilland, United Kingdom45 contributions34 helpful votes
Stopped off at The Five Pilchards after a dog walk with friends. We all, including the dogs, received a warm welcome by the manager, Lou. It was lovely to sit by the cosy fire whilst enjoying tea and cake. The pub has such a relaxing,, friendly atmosphere and is the perfect place to while away an afternoon or evening.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 6 Mar 2023
Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We try our hardest to give everyone a warm welcome, it's been a particular focus of ours since when we brought Lou in as a new manager and had a complete rethink in September 2022. We look forward to seeing you again soon we hope.
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Craig M wrote a review Jul 2022
Chudleigh, United Kingdom25 contributions17 helpful votes
Room was very nice and the bed was very comfy. The breakfast in the morning was lovely as well. Shower was amazing considering we used this area as a stop off for the Coastal Walk! This is the half way point in the middle of it all. Amazing location and the food in the evening was good.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Five Pilchards Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Five Pilchards Inn?
Nearby attractions include Trebah Garden (3.3 miles), Maenporth to Swanpool Path Walk (4.1 miles), and Coverack Harbour (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Five Pilchards Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Five Pilchards Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Five Pilchards Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Five Pilchards Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Five Pilchards Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fat Apples Cafe, The Greenhouse, and The Three Tuns.
Is The Five Pilchards Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Porthallow.
Are there any historical sites close to The Five Pilchards Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Keverne Parish Church (1.2 miles).