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Shipwrights Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Helford Village | Helston, Helston TR12 6JX, England
+44 1326 231235
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (24 reviews)
“pizza” (20 reviews)
“monkfish” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Helford Village | Helston, Helston TR12 6JX, England
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1 - 10 of 427 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited yesterday and Kate behind the bar was very friendly & attentive to the customers, it's open all day which is great, lovely view of the Helford River, good food but alcohol prices are a little high, when asked Kate did say they were looking...More

Thank 287DRC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise quite quiet For a Friday night. Charming and attentive staff worth every penny of the menu price. Chef knows what he is doing. Homemade Jam Rollypolly what a star. Anyway chickened out and had a half portion wise move. I would...More

Thank James-thevisaoffice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not be put off by other reviews, we have loved coming here for several years, the food we had tonight was perfect. We had mussels and fish and chips which came quickly and were absolutely delicious.

Thank 20helen07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to this pub, we were staying in Port Navas A good selection of beer and rum! One member of staff ignored us at the bar, in favour of locals, and made us feel distinctly unwelcome. She also made several unfriendly comments. We...More

Thank Holly L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pretty pub with indoor or outdoor seating. Nice views from the balcony bar and the multi tiered terrace, out across a small creek off the main Helford River. Great at low tide for wildlife watching. We were planning to eat here, but nothing on...More

Thank Derek V
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Helford is a beautiful back drop to start with and the village enchanting. The atmosphere is welcoming, the decor appropriate and the food was excellent. I particularly recoment the Thai green curry seafood dish was the best I've eaten in years. We visited for...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stopped by for lunch after exploring the area. Lovely little pub with a fantastic view. One of the most relaxing places I have ever had lunch. Staff were truly lovely to both of us throughout our visit. Food was very tasty...More

Thank Tom-Baldock
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This place seems to have gone downhill recently. We visited at lunchtime out of season. The food seems greatly over-priced, even allowing for the fact that a view as amazing as theirs commands a premium. The service was slow and a number of items were...More

Thank AKH42
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I say worth the effort as the pub is not on any main road and it would appear that most people either walk from the car park on the other bank of the estuary or catch the ferry. However once here and sat outside over...More

Thank Journeyman2331
Reviewed 1 October 2017

13 pounds for a bowl of leaves and the most disgusting pesto tart imaginable (couldn't finish). Waiting staff sat outside smoking. Ran out of three meals on the menu and only one vegetarian meal on the main. Awful, don't be drawn in by the beautiful...More

1  Thank Laura S
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13 June 2016|
Response from foxycat2015 | Reviewed this property |
Not really - there is a small space but it's usually full. The main car park is about ten minutes walk away.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Helford Village | Helston, Helston TR12 6JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 231235
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Quirky Cornish pub with great views and food served all day
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