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The Ship Inn


Dating from the 17th century, this smugglers' inn is actually built into the cliffs, and is approached by a flight of stone steps. It overlooks one of the most picturesque harbours in Cornwall and in summer there's nothing better than sitting with a glass of one of the five ales on offer and watching the fishing boats coming and going; in winter, a log fire warms the interior, while the flames of a second flicker in the separate old smithy private function room. Beer mats and brasses adorn the ceiling and walls. The food is kept simple - fish pies, steak, mussels, crab and catch of the day.  

Further information

Tel: 01326 564204
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Sharp's Doom Bar & Own, Skinner's Porthleven, Rebel Penryn Pale Ale


All day all week
11am-11.30pm (Fri-Sun 11am-mdnt)


Children welcome.
Family room.
Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.



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Use the route planner for your trip

From Helston follow signs to Porthleven (B3304), 2.5m. On entering village continue to harbour. Follow road to other side of harbour. 1st left to inn

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