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The Ship Inn

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Mawgan, Helston TR 12 6AD, England
+44 1326 221240
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Amazing little hidden gem with lovely food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

its in a wonderful position in every space its full of character the foods great and the beer is wonderful friendly staff very busy in summer well worthh a visit

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Helston, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

By living nearby we are lucky enough to be able to dine here whenever we want. Its just great - friendly atmosphere, food, service - all rolled into one. Not a big menu choice but plenty to choose from, steak was great. We'll certainly go back for more.

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London
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We are so pleased that we managed to discover this restaurant as we had a magnificent meal. The pub was pretty full with a party in one area and some lovely folk singers. We headed for the old court when the main restaurant is sited and were immediate given an appetiser of rosemary, date and shallot bread which was exquisite... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My mother asked me to write a review as follows: 'I've been lucky to dine at restaurants all over the world. Many famous ones. That was about the best meal I've ever had in a restaurant." My review - how can it be that the food has got even better. Such good value.

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allihelston, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review, In april we welcomed Tom Moore a very talented young chef back to our team, he has worked with Greg several times over the last 10 yrs and they have a great working relationship which really shows in the food, having two pairs of hands in the kitchen has meant we can produce much more... More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

So worth going to. Very friendly and accommodating staff, the food was top notch and seriously good value. Don't miss out on this lovely pub!

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner last night and was extremely pleased with the choice, presentation, value and most importantly taste of the amazing food! Small cosy friendly place with delicious food!!! Would definetly recommend!!

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Essex
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

As we were staying just down the road in Rock Cottage, we decided to treat ourselves to dinner here. We had previously visited before the new owners took over & having read the good reviews, wanted to experience the changes for ourselves. The bar area is just inside & there are steps up to the main dining area, so this... More 

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Macclesfield, cheshire, UK
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have eaten here a few times now and always it has been very good food served by very friendly and welcoming staff. This last time we were there we were with our family including grandchildren. The service and ambience could not have been better for us particularly as it was a birthday celebration and we enjoyed a great meal.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

During our recent holiday in Cornwall we made our 4th visit to "The Ship" to celebrate our 18th Wedding Anniversary and I can honestly say that it has got even better! Wonderful service, a selection of fine, fresh local food and the owners are very welcoming, friendly and, go the extra mile to make your evening go well. We have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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