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“The Ship” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ship Inn

Ship Inn
Mount Pleasant Rd, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
01326 564204
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Ranked #13 of 22 Restaurants in Porthleven
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
england
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“The Ship”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A proper Cornish pub in a lovely environment and the beer is not bad too. Proper cornish fare.
Like it a lot

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, England
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Welcoming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

On a stormy day, this was the epitome of a welcoming atmosphere. The view of the waves crashing against the harbour was sublime.
The food was not great but we only had soup but was disappointed that the 'crusty' bread was soft.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“A really lovely pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Good food and beer, friendly service and welcoming locals make this a great place to drink and eat.
Amongst the very pubs we've found in Cornwall

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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preston
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19 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A must visit place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

No visit to Porthleven is complete without a trip or two or three to The Ship Inn, we have been many times & always come back for more. We love spending winter afternoons/evenings sat by the log fire, listening to the friendly,characterful locals or just watching the world go by.
Its situated on the far side of the harbour, lovely views from the windows, watching the boats come & go, wave watching or just watching the sun setting over the breakwater. A climb to the top of the newly completed beer garden is well worth it, excellent views & photo opportunities.
They have an excellent choice local beers & cider, they even had some mulled cider - very tasty. We haven't eaten there for a while but the food always smells & looks delicious.
Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
“Really cosy friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This pub is a true harbour pub with lots of locals using it after work in the evenings but also busy during the day with tourists and walkers as it is on the way to the coastal walk to Rinsey Point. Lovely welcoming fire in November/December!

Visited December 2013
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