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“A little Cornish gem. Its not just a pub it's everything else that goes with it.”
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The Ship Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Lerryn B&B and Inns
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A little Cornish gem. Its not just a pub it's everything else that goes with it.”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Without a doubt, my most favourite pub in the South West part of England and I know quite a few...........trust me.

Lerryn has got everything. A wonderful village with a wonderful view of the coastal river to Fowey. A wonderful village green and even stepping stones across the river a low tide where children can safely look for crabs, fish and eels and then.............you have the Ship Inn.

The Ship Inn, the focal point of the community. Pleasant, warm and inviting for all, with good company, good food and very good cider. (cannot comment on the beer because I don't drink beer).

The food is good and freshly cooked (I recommend the mussels by the way) and they also have the most amazing Cornish cheese slate that is just divine.

My daughters stayed in the bed and breakfast part of the Inn and they had a lovely time enjoying the idea of being on their own and the room was well appointed, dry fresh and airy. The breakfast was a real treat as well and all in all, just added to the feeling of enjoyment.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

My wife, daughter and I have just returned from three wonderful days in Cornwall statying at The Ship.

Without a word of a lie it was probably one of the best and most memorable breaks we have ever had as a family. We could not have enjoyed it more.

The pub was everything a proper pub should be and far more besides. It is what it is! It is not posh or flash but that is the point. Flash, posh, sterile pubs with table numbers, and highly coached staff, is exactly what we don't want and hate!

The biggest compliment I can give 'The Ship' is that as a lover of great traditional pubs such as 'The Square and Compass', or 'The Cherub' in Dartmouth, The Ship would be right up there in my top 3 of all time.

On arrival we were given the warmest of welcomes, and this lasted throughout our stay. Harry you are a star and we loved your wicked sense of humour.

Food was outstanding. Fish as fresh as you will find anywhere supplied by Richard the local trawlerman ( who we got to know) or bought daily at the fish market. The mussels were to die for ! Great selection of Real Ales.

The location was another amazing bonus situated on the banks of a beautiful estuary.

The icing on the cake was that we were all invited to a 60th birthday party on the Saturday night and made so welcome by the locals!

Thank you all for everything. We will be back as soon as we are able.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

what a great place !! fantastic food,fantastic people could not have made us more welcome.cant wait to go back !!!!!!. just make sure you have more coors light in next time !!.if your looking for a nice relaxing place to stay this is the place for you.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Now I know where Basil, Sybil, Manuel, Polly and the rest of the gang went after the third series of Fawlty Towers!
I believe that you can go to London and enjoy a recreated Fawlty Towers dining experience for around £50 per person. If that's the kind of thing that floats your boat, then take my advice and take the cheaper (and more authentic) Ship Inn Fawlty Towers dining experience.
For the price of a plate of fish and chips, you can enjoy a couple of hours of hilarious, knockabout comedy with a full cast of dysfunctional staff, owners and guests.
Brilliant fun!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

My first impressions of this hostelry were not great, the beer garden whilst being quiet was overcrowded with benches and smelt really badly of fish.

What really did disappoint was the overpriced drinks and the bartender unable to give correct change, over charged by a pound.

I am local but will not be returning to this place as smelly toilets, dirty plates left on the counter and drab decor are not inviting.

I am not in the habit of complaining about places i visit as i would rather give the reader a good impression, but in this instance i am compelled to write this poor write up in the hope that things improve.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Truro, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

I stayed with a friend from overseas and we both loved in here. I am from Cornwall and it was my first time in Lerryn , what a gorgeous little riverside village. Like all villages it needs a great pub,,,,and as one!

Staff super friendly especially Karen and the breakfast staff. The food was excellent fresh seafood and quality pub fayre. Prices were very good. Can hihjy recommend staying here as well. Great base for exploring Polperro , Polruan , Fowey , Mevagissey and Lanhydrock house.

They are have friendly dogs in the beer garden , they may bark when you first walk out but are very lovable, only trying to get your attention so you dont forget to give them any leftover food!! Not aggressive at all

Will definitely come here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Oxshott, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

I frequent the ship often and last night had a wonderful meal. The local mussels were really good as was my lemon sole; really fresh and cooked perfectly. The team are great, best welcome you can get in Cornwall.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Property: The Ship Inn
Address: Fore Street, Lerryn PL22 0PT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Lerryn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Lerryn
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Ship Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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