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“Lite lunch”
Review of Shipwrights Arms

Shipwrights Arms
Ranked #34 of 115 Restaurants in Helston
Price range: US$7 - US$26
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Quirky Cornish pub with great views and food served all day
Reigate
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Lite lunch”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Cant beat this pub for location and effort in bringing it up to date. Lite lunch pasty and soup plus drinks undet 20 for two.

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1 Thank Jacquelois
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English first
Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nostalgia turned sour”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

I first visited this wonderful place by boat in 1966 and have been regularly since and it has always been great at doing the simple things well. This year was our first visit since the makeover and on 6th August we booked a table for 11 people, for 6 o'clock as we had small children. Orders were taken at 6.25 but it was not until almost 8 o'clock that the main courses arrived. There was no apology, just that a lot of people had come in early and the kitchen was busy. We observed many meals come out of the kitchen and go to others who had arrived after us but numerous requests made no difference and the Managers made no attempt to talk to us, being stationed at the end of the bar. The cost of one bottle of wine was removed from the bill but what we would really have liked was some genuine concern. Yes, the pub probably needed to have a makeover and have more covers to survive but after almost 50 years of pleasure, I will certainly think twice before going back.

  • Visited August 2014
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5 Thank David C
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great little pub, idyllic location”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Busy little pub that serves good food and real ale. Service very friendly and helpful. Fantastic location on the river, loved arriving by boat. Live music also very good.

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2 Thank Earle G
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UK
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We ate here twice, once evening, once for lunch. Both times the food was good and the atmosphere relaxed. It was very dog friendly which was good for us.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Claire T
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family favourite”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Stopped here with the family and friends several times on recent boating trips - superb setting, always a great chilled-out atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food. You can tell the team here are really passionate about the place. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Simon M
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