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The Ship Inn

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Mawgan-In-Meneage | Helston, Mawgan, Helston TR12 6AD, England
+44 1326 221240
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did not expect to be wowed as I was by every aspect of the food and service here. An exciting interesting dessert wine list was a surprise but the food was really special. Home smoked salmon so fresh and delicious. Excellent hake; portions just right to enjoy without overwhelming. The desserts were perfectly judge d and delicious. The only... More 

Thank Miranda P
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely local place popular with the people who live there and wider afield. The food was reasonable but not cheap. The take out fish and chips looked good value . The bar staff were just a delight and so helpful as my partner had lost his phone.

Thank O2122ZWsusanb
Redruth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night we made the first of what will be many trips to this gem of a pub. To sit at a table and look at delighted face after delighted face as the food arrived was a joy and that was before we tasted it. My husband said it was the best terrine he had ever tasted and trust me... More 

Thank MrsTolgus
Helston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic combination of a proper pub but gourmet restaurant family run by extremely friendly people. Excellent ale and even better wine list. Delicious food cooked by the owner chef. Faultless.

Thank Kenneth B
Frome, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Greg Laskey and his wife have been running this village pub and restaurant now for a few years. Greg was previously the chef at the New Yard Restaurant, Trelowarren, which was where we discovered him. We ate here on a Tuesday night in October, and despite the Autumn weeknight, trade was good. There was a fixed price menu (sorry can't... More 

Thank karen h
United States
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488 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place was recommended to us by our B&B. We arrived on a Wednesday evening around 6:30 and it was families dining with children. The decor was nice. People with large dogs at their table and at times it did get quite loud. There was only one woman running up and down the stairs running from table to table trying... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

So, it appears that not all of the good places to eat in Cornwall are in or near Padstow! How often can you find pigeon and venison on a pub menu? Worry not if you prefer other options, as they also do those, including decent vegetarian dishes! The place is fairly well hidden, but is definitely worth searching out, you... More 

Thank 346PaulH
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited The Ship for dinner last night and both the service and food were spectacular. The Ship Inn is a typical traditional Inn and I would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone. The staff are so friendly and efficient and the food was seriously good, a standard well above normal pub Food. Presentation of the dishes are excellent... More 

Thank Paulrost
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I were staying with friends on The Lizard in Cornwall recently and, as usual, we like to visit local Inns and restaurants each evening. Last week we went back to one of our favourites, The Ship Inn at Mawgan-in-Meneage. And it still is our favourite - the food was absolutely fabulous, a good selection of tasty dishes... More 

Thank stephen b
Dalmatia, Croatia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We passed a sign to this pub on a cold and rainy Saturday evening and being slightly hungry decided to give it a try. It was wonderful. the staff were welcoming and attentive, the menu offered a vegetarian option that suited my sister. I was torn between the venison and the steak but eventualy joined my brother-in-law with a steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 28
Bar, European, British, Pub, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mawgan-In-Meneage | Helston, Mawgan, Helston TR12 6AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Mawgan
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 221240

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?