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Ship Inn

Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
+44 1326 564204
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab nachos” (9 reviews)
“pie” (9 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went with my family and friends for a meal and a few drinks we had a lovely time the food was good and the beer was excellent

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Allan R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cannot fault this place, all the staff are FAB, helpful, chatty and pleasant. We thought it may have been quiet this time of year but not one bit. Great atmosphere, food was 1st class especially the fish pie & homemade burger. Go here every year....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mandydaniels48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t fault this Cornish pub, lovely friendly staff, clean and warm with nourishing foods. We had the scampi, salad and chips and a lovely tartare sauce. squid salad as a main meal rather than a starter. Both were delicious. Salad out no mussels or crab...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

A late lunchtime visit to this great pub was a must. We were very nucky as we got a table for 4 big enoigh to get our dog under but it was very busy. I had a local Tintagel beer and, wonder of wonders, local...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fdgirlie
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Such atmosphere here, quirky and beautiful. Everything you expect from an old cornish pub. So cosy and worth a visit! The views are to die for.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank daisychambers
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

A fantastic local pub. It’s situation over looking Porth Leven Harbour and the open sea. Great choice of local beers and traditional local pub grub. In the winter there was a warm log fire adding to the atmosphere. Caters for families and couples.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anthony653
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We visited this pub after a family meal out. As it is only 2 minutes walk from we’re we were staying . It is a very much a locals pub and gets very busy and noisy. Plenty of atmosphere. Good views of the harbour specially...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rich2220
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

The Ship Inn is a must visit in Porthleven Perched on the harbour overlooking the village and famous Institute clock; it is the perfect place to sit with a pint (Doombar of course) and take in the waves. The decor is quirky and the atmosphere...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NotAbby
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Visited a few times for a drink and each time enjoyed it. It’s quite small and rustic. Had lunch on one occasion and this was very tasty and definitely above average. The only downside is the ladies toilet. They are clean but they are so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DrJR1996
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Called here on spec 30th October for light lunch. Great pub with good choice of Cornish ales. Bit oldie world with beer mats and banknotes pinned to the ceiling but charming. Had The thickest crab sandwich I’ve ever had with more meat in it than...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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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.
9 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
18 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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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