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Ship Inn

) #5 of 17 Restaurants in Porthleven ££ - £££ Bar, British, Pub
Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
+44 1326 564204
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  • Excellent52%
  • 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 13 April 2017

I had the 'special' (Hake fillet with crushed garlic new potatoes and fresh veg) whilst Ken had steak with chips. Mine was as delicious as I anticipated (plus some) and Ken described his steak as 'As I remember I always used to be! The best...More

Thank Alicia A
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Friendly service, a table by the window overlooking the harbour, lovely crab sandwiches and good beer. If I lived here it would be my local.

Thank Calendarman
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Came here on our last night in Porthleven; well worth the walk from where we were staying. A great and genuine atmosphere with astonishing views- it looked as if the door opened straight into the sea.Food and service were very good and we even bought...More

Thank mustelid
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My wife and i had a fab night in here while staying in Porthleven in March. Lovely atmosphere and decor (our type of pub) Friendly staff and customers and great cornish cider!!

Thank shippy69
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Great pub. Lively locals. Warm welcome. Dog friendly. Good choice on menu. Watch out for the local characters x

Thank nikki749
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Outside of pub being repainted with smelly paint. Inside the pub it stank of the noxious smelling paint so all the windows were open so it was really cold but still smelly. We were meant to be meeting a friend there for lunch who had...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub, very friendly. To die for views at the end of the harbour, definitely the best pub at Porthleven. Stopped off for a couple of pints....then mega lovely south west path walk...back to pub, for smashing evening pub meal. Took friends to pub as...More

2  Thank dominicmorby
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Great pub, great beer and lovely staff. But what happend to your menu? Boring, dull! Come on landlord we have had great meals in the past. So disappointed with the poor choice!

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Ship serves excellent beer and the chips are not bad either! There is a lively atmosphere inside. Outside there is a large garden overlooking Porthleven harbour. One of our 'must visit' places.

Thank 1234Ruth4321
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We stayed in Porthleven for one night and walking around the harbour spotted this real gem of a traditional pub. It is quite quirky inside and has a great atmosphere with friendly staff and locals. Cosy with good views too. Shame we didn't get to...More

Thank Keith H
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Mike D
can I park near by
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
What type of menu do you have for Sunday lunch and do we need to book
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
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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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