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The Ship Inn

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$$$
Fish & Chips, English
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Mawgan-In-Meneage | Helston, Mawgan, Helston TR 12 6AD, England
+44 1326 221240
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  • 98
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  • 14
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We've visited the Ship for a number of years whilst on holiday in Cornwall but never eaten there. Well, what can we say, it was fantastic! So good we went back two nights later. Service was excellent and the food to die for, everything cooked perfectly and delivered at the right temperatures. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Crottin69
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We've visited the Ship for a number of years whilst on holiday in Cornwall but never eaten there. Well, what can we say, it was fantastic! So good we went back two nights later. Service was excellent and the food to die for, everything cooked perfectly and delivered at the right temperatures. The choice of dishes is good and Greg... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We were part of a group of twenty three who had a family celebration on Easter Saturday. The restaurant was busy but the staff coped admirably and we all enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and good food. The service was efficient and friendly and we all had a good evening. Thank you.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Ship Inn has a lovely cosy atmosphere with beautiful delicious food and a good selection of drinks. I had the lamb which was beautifully cooked, it melted in your mouth and was accompanied by really smooth potato mash which was bursting with rosemary flavour, the cheese soufflé was light and rich and the cheesecake was one of the best... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We chose to visit The Ship Inn after reading the other reviews on here - and we were so glad we did. We hadn't booked a table - we will in future - and they were busy, but were made to feel very welcome straight away by the staff and locals alike. We had to sit in the bar area... More 

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Battle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Perfect family evening out, fabulous food, impeccable service, beautiful wine, faultless! Can't wait till our next visit!

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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went to the Ship inn with my Wife & a male friend, On arrival, although a very busy evening was in progress we where made to feel most welcome, & our orders where taken swiftly. Once the meal arrived as all food does take time to cook,, we where, all three of us delighted to receive a most delicious... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We tend to eat at The Ship quite a lot. The reason we do this is because it's always good. Actually it's more than good, it's great,. It's not just the food that's great, it's everything, the friendly welcome on arrival, the prompt service at the bar, a varied menu which changes regularly, inspired use of local ingredients which somehow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Figured Monday would be a great day for a meal out but then I clicked on the website link where it clearly says Sunday and Monday Closed, so we picked a different day. After that it was all plain sailing and we had a great time.

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Coverack, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Best meal out in a long time. Small but interesting menu and outstanding flavours and friendly welcome and service. Definitely a favourite haunt.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

We ate at the ship inn for my birthday after being recommended it and we certainly were not disappointed. The service was really friendly, the log burner a welcome addition on a chilly evening and the food was amazing. It's definitely not 'pub' food, it's restaurant food, and very tasty and fresh And an excellent price for what you get.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mawgan-In-Meneage | Helston, Mawgan, Helston TR 12 6AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Mawgan
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 221240

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 33
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, English

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