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The Ship Inn
Ranked #2 of 7 Mousehole B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

My husband and I spent one night here back in October (only getting round to the review now!) we had a warm welcome when we arrived and were shown to our room (room 8), we had a amazing view overlooking the harbour! We did not eat in the pub that evening but breakfast was really good with locally sourced produce. We would recommend staying here to anyone (we've just booked 2 night for my mother and father-in-law) and we will definitely be back ourselves just hopefully for longer next time.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We spent New Year's Eve here annoyed the wonderful Mousehole Lights, fireworks at midnight and a great pub atmosphere with a local band. Our room overlooking the harbour was perfect - great bed and nice furnishings. The welcome and service was friendly and efficient, even at this busy time. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Room 9 has a great view!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had two nights in the top floor room which has good views. It is the largest, and most expensive at £79 B&B. Nice big comfortable bed, and en suite. Welcoming staff, meals prompt, good quality, and huge portions. Locally sourced produce, bacon @ breakfast best I've eaten. This is a St Austell pub, so glad to recommend the Trelawney. On arrival all bedroom windows open, and we discovered by morning why.. radiator wouldn't switch off! Reported and fixed next day. Reason we closed front windows and sweltered.... from mid Nov to Mid March boards used to close off the harbour bang all night with wave action.. think you would get used to this. Also old Inn, so only single glazed sash windows which don't exclude all noise. (or use earplugs) There are @ 28 steps in 4 flights of stairs up to the top.. so bear in mind if you have mobility problems. There are other rooms available, of a lesser standard.

Room Tip: No 9 is the largest (consequently most expensive and on top floor so @ 28 steps/stairs), and we were...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We arrived in Mousehole on the 31st December 2012 and on the first night, Stayed at the old lighthouse.
It was lovely and had great aptmosphere.especially the new years eve party.

We had a 2nd night in Mousehole at the Ship inn,we were apprehensive because it was in a packed pub..But we arrived and was totally blown away we had room 9 at the top, which we were told was the best room..

it was bigger than up at the old Coast guard.and the breakfast was plentiful.If i were Simon Cowell and i had to save an act im afraid i would pick The ship.

Mousehole is tiny be aware that if you park near the sea walls you could get you're car damaged by the sea crashing over..check out on you tube..There is a shop selling ice cream which is a total rip off for a quaint Cornish town that ice cream could of been from Tesco..We loved the fish and chips..It made achange form being local.

Room Tip: The food at the ship especially the breakfast kept us going all day.Mousehole is close to Lands End...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed here between Christmas and New Year to see the Mousehole Christmas lights and we were not disappointed by the Ship Inn. We stayed in Wolf Rock which consisted of a large double room and also a smaller room with bunk beds. Perfect for what we needed. We could step out of the front door and were right on the harbour. We had gale force winds and torrential rain for our first evening there but the inn was very cosy, so we hardly noticed. Very comfy beds, lovely and clean too. Friendly, welcoming staff and a fantastic Cornish breakfast served in the morning. We'll be booking early again and will be back!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We were visiting The Ship Inn tonight Dec 28th 2012, one of their busiest evenings of the winter season, to see Mousehole lights, on a coach trip. Having booked our table for 6, in advance, was greeted by an exceedingly busy pub. Was shown immediately to our tables, drinks arrived swiftly, food order taken quickly. The food was quickly served and was delicious, with us all ordering differently, I was impressed that with the fish and chips, I could have mine grilled rather than in batter. The lady that owns it, even found time to check if all was ok. Fortunately I live in Cornwall and am only an hour away, but will be quickly returning. The staff were efficient and friendly. I would highly recommend The Ship, but in peak season do book, so as not to be disappointed. Well done to the staff for making our evening so pleasurable .

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

We visited the Ship Inn at Mousehole on 23 December to join in with the annual Tom Bawcock's Eve celebrations. We booked 12 months in advance as it is a popular event and the Ship Inn hosts a crucial part of the evening, the Stargazy pie.
Our family room, Wolf Rock, was nicely decorated with a seaside theme. Sleeping 4 the room had a large double bedroom, a smaller room with bunk-beds for the children and an en-suite bathroom. The rooms were clean although one duvet cover was stained. To be fair, staff dealt with this very quickly despite being extremely busy dealing with the crowd of people attending the event. The breakfast was served in the pub restaurant and was very good, we opted for the full Cornish, which was huge. Far too much for the kids we could have split one between both children and still had food to spare.
Overall the Ship Inn was an excellent place to stay.
There is no parking at the Ship Inn and parking in Mousehole is very limited. There are 3 carparks, one by the Old Coastguard pub as you come in to the village( where we parked) one at the left of the harbour which is smaller and a few spaces on the harbour wall which we were told is known as the Mousehole car wash as waves can break over the wall onto the cars. Streets are very narrow so be prepared to do some reversing as there are not many passing places. All the carparks are within a couple of minutes walk of the seafront.
The Tom Bawcock's Eve celebration is a brilliant family event and has three main elements, the lights, the parade and the pie.
Throughout December Mousehole is festooned with lights which are themed for both Christmas and the famous Mousehole cat story. The lights come on at five and light up the whole seafront. Around 7pm there is a lantern parade through the town and down onto the beach with music and singing.
Twice during the day Stargazy pie is served at the Ship Inn once in the afternoon and once in the evening ( it was at 7.30pm this year) ask in the pub when it's likely to be brought out as the time varies. The pie is the highlight of the evening. It's served on a first come first served basis and to get some you need to go into the pub and join the queue which goes through into the restaurant where the pie is served. Everyone is free to join in and you make a donation (no amount suggested but £3-5 seems reasonable) for your pie which is served in plastic takeaway trays. As the event is so popular all the local eateries are jam packed, book ahead if you want to sit down as there are not too many restaurants in the village. Alternatively the local chip which was excellent is just off the seafront and another local cafe was holding a BBQ. Lots of places were selling hot drinks including some lovely mulled cider and mulled wine down on the beach.
A nice thing to do with kids is to bring a jam jar lantern if you want to join in with the theme or you can buy them at local shops.
We really enjoyed our visit to Mousehole and the Ship Inn. It added a bit of magic to our Christmas holiday.

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Address: South Cliff, Mousehole TR19 6QX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Mousehole
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Mousehole
Price Range: $105 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ship Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ship inn is a welcoming Cornish pub situated in the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole. With stunning views of the sandy beaches or stormy waves The Ship inn is the perfect place to refresh & chat to locals, or snuggle up in front of the open fire and read a good book. We also have eight beautiful bedrooms (located within the pub and the cottage next door) for that perfect weekend getaway, family holiday or overnight stay before travelling to the Scilly isles. 'There are few things more pleasant than a Cornish harbour graced with a good pub and great ale' ... more   less 
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