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Ship Inn

Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
+44 1326 564204
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish pie” (26 reviews)
“whitebait” (8 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Perched just above the harbour wall, with great views across Porthleven. Steep steps up to the pub, so a challenge for the less mobile, but a very interesting pub inside. Good beer, a great atmosphere, and take note of the ceiling - completely covered with...More

Thank oldfart2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really authentic, old fashioned pub with an open fire. The staff were friendly and the food excellent. Tasty salt & pepper squid, followed by a delicious homemade fish pie. A great place for lunch.

Thank CardiffCharlie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to eat here by a local lady walking her dog on the beach and we were so glad we were. The pub was cosy and welcoming and very busy. We were made to feel welcome and found a table in the corner....More

Thank toritweedie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treasure of a place. Great atmosphere, delicious food, good menu with a specials board. Friendly and helpful staff

Thank FoodiePlymouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just been in today for a quick cheeky pint.. ...... Decided to have a spot of lunch.....FANTASTIC!!!!! Crab nachos, fish goujons and burger with cheesy chips.....everybit of it amazing!!!! Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic wee find!!!!

Thank Vix1305
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lovely pub meal. Well cooked lovely fire and good service. Dog happy too. Have always like this pub. Locals use it too

Thank pam210747
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoy visiting the Ship Inn for a drink whenever we are in Porth Leven. It has a great atmosphere whenever you go in and is always very friendly. This year it was just before Christmas and we were made to feel extremely welcome...More

Thank AlexanderLodge
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Wowsers! Got off my face on cheesy chips and doom bar. Best thing was the hunky ginger bar man - bearded and barrel chested. A good ol Cornish boy. Mmmmmmmmmm. Dreamy place by the seaside x

4  Thank Rory S
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

This place is a must to visit amazing food and drink great menu and a wide range local ales, you can also take your four legged friend it’s a must call in or miss out

Thank simon g
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

You can’t more more local then this! If you would like to experience a real Cornish pub come here..... Remember to give up your seat to anyone local though 😀👍😀

Thank Jason A
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John L
August 14, 2017|
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Response from mustelid | Reviewed this property |
There were some well behaved dogs there, we were pleased to see, when we went.
Mike D
January 8, 2017|
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Response from orsettgirl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry only just saw your message. Parking not good in Porthleven there is a small 7-11 store by the port bridge where you can park which means a less than five minute stroll. You might get lucky along the port side too... More
Linda T
September 17, 2016|
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Response from Stamper485 | Reviewed this property |
I know that you can't book in the main season but not sure whether you need to out of season. Good choice on the menu every day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 564204
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