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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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  • 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
Our favourite place to eat out!

We have eaten at The Ship Inn several times and we are very lucky to be close by! It is my favourite pub/restaurant and has never disappointed! Delicious food, great friendly service and a lovely relaxed feel, not too formal. Love the little touches like the table water without being asked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
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Helston
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Helston
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have eaten at The Ship Inn several times and we are very lucky to be close by! It is my favourite pub/restaurant and has never disappointed! Delicious food, great friendly service and a lovely relaxed feel, not too formal. Love the little touches like the table water without being asked, delicious homemade bread to nibble on whilst waiting for... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Friendly staff & lovely food. Our children were presented with a pirates ship to play with by the friendly staff who were very attentive. The food was fantastic & the three course meal was great value. The restaurant was busy with locals & tourists alike which is always a good sign. Delicious.

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Bristol
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Came here for dinner after reading good reviews. Seated without issue despite being very busy! Me and my girlfriend ate our way through 3 wonderfully prepared courses for £22 a head, which we thought was great value and there was no scrimping on the quality as every bit was delicious! Friendly staff who were appropriately attentive and the host lady... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife, me and our 2 children had a lovely meal and drinks at this great restaurant. Very friendly owners, clean, great food, fair prices,..... Wished we lived closer (Belgium). You deserve a huge crowd.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've lived in the UK for 20 years and I've honestly never had a better pub dining experience than I did recently at The Ship. Beautifully decorated inside and out, the pub itself gave a fantastic first impression, as did the welcome from the staff. There was a good selection of drinks, including a Cornish brand of gin and some... More 

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Birmingham
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us and did not disappoint. There were four family members eating and we ordered two starters, four different main courses and two desserts and all were well cooked and presented and the quality of food was excellent at very reasonable prices. I would recommed that you pre-book because it is popular and does get busy.... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was visiting friends in Gweek for a long weekend having travelled from Brighton on the Thursday and suggested I treat them to a meal as a thankyou. They said The Ship Inn was a special place and would be a real treat for them. They knew Greg and Ali but also thought as it was a Saturday night it... More 

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Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was lucky enough to be holidaying in Mawgan, nr Helston. I visited the Ship Inn most nights for a drink or two and was made to feel very welcome by both staff and locals. On our first night, we had takeaway fish & chips, which were amazing, also including pots of tartar / tomato sauces + vinegar - which... More 

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Dorset, England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Whilst on our annual stay near Helston last week, we returned here as we remembered the excellent meal we had last year, and it didn't disappoint. Their fixed price 2 or 3 course menu is excellent value, and the food we had was of the highest quality, well cooked and very well presented. The menu changes weekly, and we were... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have visited this restaurant on many occasions now. It has never disappointed and is a rare gem. Professional and friendly service. Excellent quality of food and presentation. Food is obviously carefully thought out and prepared. Good value as well.

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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 20 - 33
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, English

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