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Ferryboat Inn

Helford Passage Complex | Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LB, England
+44 1326 250625
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (59 reviews)
“burger” (38 reviews)
“mackerel” (20 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
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 1 week ago

The position and views from this pub are wonderful anyway, but when accompanied by great food and drink you are onto a real winner. There is a large outdoor seating area to take in the views of the river and inside is very well kept....More

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pub with gorgeous views and great staff -food good too but it wasn’t wan at all in fact very chilly so wouldn’t return in winter

Thank emmaharriet10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More food than we could eat served in a new style of starters and main course at the same time which helps those who want to pick and mix. Wine very reasonable. Service very good.

Thank ray m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been holidaying in the area over the Christmas period and visited the Ferry Boat a few times. We found the atmosphere warm and welcoming. We were met at the door and shown to our table and our drinks bought to us. Recommendations were...More

Thank joannaparker51
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

On the Helford river with amazing views this pub is warm, inviting with very friendly staff and dog friendly. The food is of good pub standard and there is the bonus of a heated outside area in winter. Parking is on a steep hill so...More

1  Thank eve o
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

A group of friends booked Sunday lunch today at the FBI. It was very good, a lovely thick tender piece of beef. All the vegetables came on the plate, all beautifully cooked. The horseradish sauce was on the table so we didn’t have to wait...More

1  Thank Jane P
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, reasonably priced and with a lovely atmosphere Amazing locations as well Worth the visit, and so close to trebah gardens

1  Thank Matias B
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

What a treat 😋 Really fantastic - beautifully presented and a nice variety. Such a good meal that we booked another meal for two nights later whilst still there. What a nice welcome, and good value for money too. Thanks Team ✅

1  Thank derekmarkspresenter
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Was staying at Bosloe Court over the weekend with friends - 10 of us in total. On recommendation, I booked the Ferry Boat Inn in advance for lunch on Saturday to be sure of a table. We walked here from the House, along the footpath...More

Thank timbM9662WX
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

We always come to the FBI when in Cornwall.There has been a refurb and improvement in service and quality of food since last year. Friendly service and well kept beer. Menu was varied and more interesting too. Remains dog friendly inside and out.Plenty of free...More

Thank Sue B
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Questions & Answers
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 - $26
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, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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