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Ferryboat Inn

Helford Passage Complex | Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LB, England
+44 1326 250625
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (60 reviews)
“burger” (49 reviews)
“mackerel” (17 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Helford Passage Complex | Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I arrived at the Ferry Boat on a Saturday evening at 5.45pm for a quick drink. The main part of the pub was empty bar two tables, and the rest had ‘reserved’ on them. We asked if we could sit at a...More

Thank SnakeCharm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at Boskenscoe Barns, Bridget suggested The Ferryboat Inn for a lunch and we weren’t disappointed. Wasn’t too keen on the very steep hill we had to walk down from the Carpark as we knew we would have to climb this back up again, if...More

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really loved the pub, good atmosphere and food first rate. Lovely that they allow dogs too. The view over the Helford river is breathtaking especially seeing all the boats bobbing on the water. Will return.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the car park there is an extremely steep hill to go down (and consequently return up) to reach this pub, but it is well worth it. As it was a sunny day, we enjoyed sitting outside watching the goings on on the water and...More

Thank Lindylou146
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Ferryboat inn twice over the weekend and on both occasions the food was delicious, service quick and staff very friendly with nothing being too much trouble. The steak sandwich and fish and chips in particular tasted amazing and the...More

Thank nattytown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth going to for the view alone. Service was good but food disappointing. I had a rather overlooked beef burger which was very dry. Also beware you have to walk down a steep hill, as the car park is at the top...More

Thank Throcmorton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a pub. Right on the beach and SWCP. Friendly and great service but the views are what makes it. Didn't eat there but the food looked and smelled great. Can't wait to go back.

Thank M J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what an amazing experience we have all had here today. Our food was absolutely delicious, great portion sizes, all very fresh ingredients. Fantastic views and an absolute must if you're passing, or even if you're not! All the staff are very welcoming and create...More

Thank Jojopops
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We were spending a couple of days in a holiday rental just up the road in Mawnan Smith and drove to the Ferryboat Inn. Two of our party of 4 had the Mussels in a garlic cream sauce we they stated were delicious. Our friend...More

Thank Timothy_George1
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Lovely busy, scenic river views from the many outside tables, pretty Inn a firm favourite with locals and holiday makers. Serves a great menu with fresh sea food served quickly. Right on the Coastal Footpath so quick turnover for tables. Water sport hire. Great little...More

Thank rosiewalker1
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Keith S
December 15, 2017|
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Response from alex m | Property representative |
Hi Keith, we have a ramp to access the pub over the steps which can be put out if you give us a few minutes warning or mention when you book. There is a small step to the toilets and unfortunately due to the age of the pub... More
Milbert G
October 4, 2017|
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Response from alex m | Property representative |
Yeah we have a few options, and then g you let us know when you book we can cater for you no worries.
Brian E
September 19, 2016|
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Response from Jane V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we went in the summer so sat outside with our dog but others have said you can take dogs inside too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Helford Passage Complex | Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth  >  Mawnan Smith
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 250625
  • E-mail
Eating and drinking is central to The Ferryboat Inn where we serve home-made pub classics alongside other delicious food. We have a 'farm to table' philosophy so that nothing comes between you and the produce we serve. Cheers, The Towill Family & Team.
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