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Shipwrights Arms

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Helford Village | Helston, Helston TR12 6JX, England
+44 1326 231235
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Quirky Cornish pub with great views and food served all day
Good for:
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth a special trip

We ate lunch in this pub and were thoroughly impressed by the quality and price of our meals. The location is superb. Really enjoyed the artwork in the pub too. There's a fantastic painting/collage of fish that actually made me think of a fish in a new way- you'll know what I mean if you go see it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Roamingclouds
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Food,service and management absolutely terrible, what a shame in such a lovely location, hopefully when under new management it would be worth a visit but meanwhile is best avoided.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We ate lunch in this pub and were thoroughly impressed by the quality and price of our meals. The location is superb. Really enjoyed the artwork in the pub too. There's a fantastic painting/collage of fish that actually made me think of a fish in a new way- you'll know what I mean if you go see it! And, the... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took the beautiful walk here from Frenchman's Creek and stopped for lunch. It is a lovely brightly decorated little pub. So nice to see blue and white painted woodwork instead of the usual dark stained stuff. The landlord and staff matched the decor - very jolly, friendly and chatty. Informal, yet professional. Beer was great and the food delicious... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

If you want to get away from the normal 'tourist' attractions in Cornwall then visit Helford. This place is just stunning. Ideal for a couple just wanting to have a stroll. Nothing here for children. The Shipwrights Arms is ideal for a drink, coffee, light bite, lunch or dinner. The food was very good value and tasted delicious. I can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Shipwrights was poor under it's previous owners and poorer still under the new ownership. There is is a complete lack of attention to basic pub/restaurant management. It's one thing to tart up the interior and open up the space but you can't then sit back and watch the cash pour in unless you make sure the staff know what's... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Kitchen hit and mix, sometimes ok sometime painfully slow and slapdash..last visit was satifactory one.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I knew of this place from having visited on a family holiday years ago so I was keen to see if it was how I remembered it. After following our sat-nav to Helston we parked up from the pub and walked down alongside the river to be met with the little thatched building exactly as I remembered. We were keen... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We only visited for a pint in the early afternoon but I wish we could have stayed longer. The service was wonderful, everyone very helpful and willing. The location was perfect on the coast with the most magnificent views anywhere you sit. In the summer I imagine it would be lovely to sit outside on the beach side. Although we... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Popped in for lunch after walking Frenchman's Creek and so glad we did. I had the best scampI ever. Proper monkfish tails with lovely salad. I declined the chips but I bet they would have been lovely too. Husband had herb crusted cod which he said was "divine", followed by almond and lemon roulade which was really good. At £10... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Delicious meal made even better with the winter special price! Great location on the riverside of the beautiful Helford River.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Quirky Cornish pub with great views and food served all day

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