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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, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Quirky Cornish pub with great views and food served all day

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Wonderful location

Lovely quirky pub. Good food, friendly service and very dog friendly. If you make it to Helford you will fall in love with this place! We have!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Andy C
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  • Scenic view
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london
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

We have been here several times over the last 2 years, but with few customers in the pub, the barman was dire, and appeared to be completely untrained. The coffee he made took forever to come, and he kept asking other staff for instructions. At 1230 on a bank holiday monday, all the other staff were still fafffing around setting... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I absolutely love this place, have visited several times, sometimes just for a drink others to eat as well. Can not recommend enough

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Wales, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Again, we have visited Helford on our trip to Cornwall. Again we visited the Shipwrights,and again we haven't been disappointed. We had food this time, myself the Brie starter and main of monkfish. My husband, the hummus starter with fillet steak for main. Both meals came to £37 for 2 courses each- what a bargain. But what surprised me was... More 

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SWales
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Shipwrights has always been one of my favourite restaurants, largely because of the location in the stunning little village of Helford so I was a little bit concerned when I revisited it after a number of years. Well, I needn't have worried. We had a great meal overlooking the creek - the service was excellent and the food was... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lovely quirky pub. Good food, friendly service and very dog friendly. If you make it to Helford you will fall in love with this place! We have!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had a stroll around to St Anthony and back to Helford. Had meal at the pub and just wish we could have stayed longer. Nice place to finish your walk.

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Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I recently visited this pub after 4 days of hard coastal walking. I found the young lady manager delightful, welcoming and so helpful. I was early for my taxi lift and had no mobile signal, so asked if I could pay for a phone call to re arrange my time.. No problems.. She just kindly lent me her phone to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Booked well in advance as it's a wonderful location - got stuffed on a crappy table in the bar (30mins after our booked time) surrounded by people (and dogs) watching the live music - no sign of any service and god knows when the food would arrive..... so we just left

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West Midlands
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Recently spent a week in Helford and dined at the Shipwrights on a number of occasions. We found the staff to be extremely attentive and polite. The food was typical pub food and I would have appreciated changes on some evenings, the menu was the same for the whole week. Other choices of fish would have been very nice. Saying... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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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 8 - 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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