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“Great little pub”

The Prince of Wales Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 119 Restaurants in Helston
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 17, 2012

We called into this pub for lunch when in the Helford area & have to say what a wonderful little find.
The young man behind the bar was very welcoming & made us feel as if we were locals not visitors. They have a very varied menu at very reasonable prices. A very comfortable athmosphere all round. We are very happy to highly recommend the Prince of Wales.

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Reviewed October 20, 2011

Came across this pub (which also offers b&b and camping) by chance while on holiday in near by Mawgan. We were shown to a lovely table for 2 in a private little alcove (we thought this was probably an entrance to the building in days gone by). We didn't book but it was mid week in October - i'd imagine you would need to at weekends or in high season. On the day we visited they were running an Italian evening (5 courses with wine for 25 quid - excellent value) which we didn't have as we couldn't quite manage 5 courses after a big lunch earlier in ther day. As there were alot of people in for the special evening you might imagine the service to suffer - not the case - reasonably quick and unobtrusive. Food was excellent - I had fish and chips with a deliciously crunch beer batter and my husband had a burger - simple food but beautifully cooked. Also had a starter each and I had a dessert (well, I was on holiday!). Along with 2 glasses on wine and soft drinks the bill was around £45. All in all an unexpectedly good pub meal.

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Reviewed September 20, 2011

We called at this little pub whilst holidaying in the area and were expecting chips and something. The food was simply lovely and not just typical pub grub. Everything was homemade and the dessert I had of lemon posset with shortbread was divine. My main course of duck on a potato and cabbage rosti with grilled sweet potato was the best duck I have ever tasted, truly melt in the mouth. Well done to the chef and also many thanks to the lovely friendly staff

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Reviewed September 14, 2011

We wre recommended this pub by our B&B owners. The place is spotless and very friendly.
The food is great. Fresh fish or homemade dishes are always on the menu at really fair prices. Try the Roskillys locally made ice cream for a dessert. Be sure to reserve a table.

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Reviewed July 25, 2011

We had driven past during the day and thought the pub looked nice, and was in a lovely little village deep in Cornwall. We decided to travel back the 20 minute drive for our evening meal. We were not disappointed. There were people eating in the bar but we sat in the restaurant area, which also had a large-ish party in (about 8 people). We found out the pub was renovated in July 2010 and it has been done very sympathetically - beautiful beams and exposed stonework, nicely furnished - might have had an open fire but we didn't really notice as it was the middle of summer! The bar and waiting staff were very friendly and efficient.

But it is the food that sets the Prince of Wales apart. This was our best meal in Cornwall by a long shot. My husband had pork belly, cooked to perfection and got very excited about how great the crackling was. My sea bass was fresh and delicious. We both had desserts - a MAMMOTH local cheeseboard (£9.75 with a glass of port) and chocolate fudge cake. Really impressive place. It also had camping on site, outside seating out the front and in a garden at the back. Events too (a Cornish cider and beer festival in August, for example). What don't we like about it? It's in Cornwall and we live in Dorset!

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Ian B, Manager at The Prince of Wales Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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