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The Five Pilchards Inn

Porthallow, Porthallow, Looe TR12 6PP, England
+44 1326 280256
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Porthallow, Porthallow, Looe TR12 6PP, England
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very quaint sea faring pub, honest and delicious food, lovely staff...very friendly and helpful, doggie friendly...lovely to see so many four legged friends enjoying their holidays.....and nice for a walk on the beach before/afterwards....

Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Visited twice this week for evening meals. Very busy as it's the only pub in the area. This is our second time to porthallow so we booked a table as the pub gets extremely busy. The menu choice varies which is great. The menu is...More

Thank TDH001
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Lovely pub. You can sit outside if you want within a courtyard area or the conservatory (if busy and it was). Plenty of character inside. Friendly staff, recommend the food and good well kept beer. Partner liked the Shiraz , I had some wonderful fish...More

1  Thank hadleigh47
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Fantastic pub with a really beautiful terraced garden overlooking the harbour & town, the lads behind the bar were really on the ball & welcoming! Had a great visit😃many thanks

Thank Duncan J
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Fantastic, home-cooked food in a lovely little pub. Great selection, the menu is hand-written on a blackboard and changes daily. Fresh food, the sea food is particularly fantastic. Definitely one to go more than once to so you've got chance to try more of the...More

1  Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Sadly I think we caught them on an "off" evening. In striking contrast to everywhere else we visited in Cornwall, not least nearby St Keverne, we found the owner to be positively uncommunicative and at best unwelcoming. But looking forward to local fresh fish from...More

Thank ChrisClark24
Reviewed 28 June 2016

A proper Pub,Good Beer, Great Food, Great Prices with a Real Cornish Landlord The Lunchtime Locals are a real hoot !!!

1  Thank KernowKelt
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday and Sunday, both nights it was heaving. On Sunday the landlord had been let down by his supplier so a few things were not available , the food was better on the Saturday as well. The atmosphere was great...More

Thank TheCBs
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I ate here this evening - I was lucky to get a table as it was fully booked and I picked up a cancellation. The food was very good; I had groundnut chicken which was delicious and had loads of chicken, not just a couple...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We visited here on Friday evening 17th June 2016. As we walked in there was a great atmosphere from the pub locals and everyone was friendly and very welcoming. We had booked a table for the evening as reading previous reviews of this place it...More

Thank JamesK1986
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John S
Do you do hot lunches every day
20 March 2016|
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John S
Do you do cooked lunches every day?
20 March 2016|
Response from carriefie | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help you we were only there for a sandwich and soup on holiday for one day only. Suggest you contact the Pub direct.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porthallow, Porthallow, Looe TR12 6PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Looe  >  Porthallow
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 280256