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Harbour Inn

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Fish & Chips, British, Pub
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Commercial Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JB, England
+44 1326 573876
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Harbour Inn, Porthleven, is a lively pub situated on the harbour...
The Harbour Inn, Porthleven, is a lively pub situated on the harbour serving fantastic food all year round using fresh local produce. The decor is a comfortable blend of old and new, creating an atmosphere which is relaxed, informal and individual. The en-suite hotel style bedrooms are cosy and inviting, blending comfort with character, some enjoy sea views over the harbour. Located, on the Lizard Peninsula (near Helston) with its beautiful beaches, historic harbour and quaint narrow streets of fishermen's homes is the ideal location from which to explore historic Cornwall.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Popped in while we were visiting Porthleven, it was quite busy but not a huge wait on the food. It was lovely to be able to sit outside by the harbour escpecially since we had our dog with us. Food was lovely we really enjoyed it. My husband and daughter really enjoyed the dessert the cakes were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2014
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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English first
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Popped in while we were visiting Porthleven, it was quite busy but not a huge wait on the food. It was lovely to be able to sit outside by the harbour escpecially since we had our dog with us. Food was lovely we really enjoyed it. My husband and daughter really enjoyed the dessert the cakes were huge. Would happily... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Had several meals here whilst on holiday in the area. We had evening meals, and breakfast. All of which were lovely.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

An OK pub for drinks I suppose but for food don't bother! The vegetarian options are extremely limited having tried one of the two options, not even able to manage to eat half after pouring it in pepper to attempt to add flavour! Sticky tables with no real service. In our defence my partner and I are football fans and... More 

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Came here most afternoons for a drink outside on the harbour. Drinks reasonably priced, and the benches are in a prime location on the harbour edge. Perfect place to relax with a cold drink. Would recommend.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Good food, good price, good service. Fresh veg well cooked, succulent fish, hearty ploughmans and great pie! All round excellent. 5 star

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We can camment on the food as it didn't get that far! At 8.50 we were told by a waitress last orders were at 9 and shown to our table. We went to the bar at exactly 9 to order (ie as quickly as we could) and were told it was too late to order! By this time everywhere in... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited the Harbour Inn for their Sunday carvery. Plenty of food on a plate and the chef was very friendly. Carvery was to a good standard with nice crackling and a variety of vegetables and tasty Yorkshire puddings. The only trouble was that the plate was too small! A fail-safe Sunday lunch in Porthleven.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

On the harbour front, well the name says it all, in Porthleven is this charming pub, The Harbour Inn. Good selection of ales and plenty of seating outside, should the weather allow. We were fortunate enough to enjoy this. Food is second to none and the staff friendly, yet professional. A bit of advice if eating outside. Find a table... More 

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Dudley
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Location is perfect for an evening drink overlooking the harbour. The food Qaulity is very good and the service with good array of beers and wines. Great place to sit and watch the world go by

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a pub on the harbour. We visited on a hot day and it was fairly busy, but mainly outside trade. We sat inside and it was quiet. It is rather dark indoors and would benefit from cleaning the upholstery on the bench seats. Having said that, the food was very good and the service was quick and friendly.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Commercial Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 573876

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, British, Pub

Description

The Harbour Inn, Porthleven, is a lively pub situated on the harbour serving fantastic food all year round using fresh local produce. The decor is a comfortable blend of old and new, creating an atmosphere which is relaxed, informal and individual. The en-suite hotel style bedrooms are cosy and inviting, blending comfort with character, some enjoy sea views over the harbour. Located, on the Lizard Peninsula (near Helston) with its beautiful beaches, historic harbour and quaint narrow streets of fishermen's homes is the ideal location from which to explore historic Cornwall.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?