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Ship Inn

££ - £££, British,
Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
+44 1326 564204
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (22 reviews)
“club sandwich” (15 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
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1 - 10 of 526 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely local Cornish pub with a real Cornish welcome. Staff are very helpful. Gardens are beautiful. The views out to sea and into the harbour are spectacular. We have wiled away many an hour sitting watching the world go by in The Ship.

Thank sallywilkes
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A nice pint sat outside a lovely pub! We'll call back as this looks a warm, comfortable place to be in while the winds blow outside!

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After embarking on a 30 year search for the perfect pub I've finally found it. Unspoilt and traditional in a stunning location and with an excellent range of beers. The staff and locals are welcoming and made a real fuss of my little dog. I...More

Thank HiBillyOliver
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fancied a drink before going for tea. We had 2 pubs to choose from and 100% made the right choice. Full of locals which I think is the best way to identify a good pub. Great atmosphere. We didn't eat butter food looked and smelled...More

Thank 691Fran
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to get a table on a busy Saturday night and stayed for several drinks and some food. Service was excellent - despite the tiny bar they had plenty of people serving and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. Two of us...More

Thank wortonwanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fanastic location, great vibe, beautiful gardens and yummy food and beer. Best of all - the service.

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous old pub with oak wood panelling and a real feel for times past. You won't get a better crab sandwich than at the Ship. The views of the harbour are breathtaking, so it's a great place to watch the world go by

Thank G6444PBroberts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous proper pub with great views and plenty of seating inside and out. Friendly staff, superb menu with a special's board. Food is delicious, didn't know what to choose. Had the broccoli and spinach soup with a slice of rarebit YUMMY... Thank you xxx

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bright busy pub. Cheerful, helpful staff. Toilets a bit grubby (but it was a busy, well frequented pub. Good average pub grub at moderate price.

Thank John D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch this week. The food was good but the location fantastic! It has quite a bit of outside terraced seating, all designed to make the most of the stunning harbour and sea views (although it was very hot the day we visited...More

Thank newmaldenfamily
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John L
14 August 2017|
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Response from mustelid | Reviewed this property |
There were some well behaved dogs there, we were pleased to see, when we went.
Mike D
8 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
17 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
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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