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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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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Time warp

Great ambience, great food and 50's and 60's music to boot. Nice to enjoy the good food and drink in an old-fashioned pub

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
garlic1927
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southernengland
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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southernengland
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great ambience, great food and 50's and 60's music to boot. Nice to enjoy the good food and drink in an old-fashioned pub

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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 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
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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
60 helpful votes 60 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 

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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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