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The Ship Inn, Helston

Mount Pleasant Road
Porthleven
Postal town: Helston
TR13 9JS
Phone: 01326564204
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Graham Coombs left this review about Ship Inn

Ancient pub of character overlooking the harbour entrance, accessed up steps. The interior is best described as cosy, in three areas arranged round the small bar, with a vast assortment of ephemera covering all walls and ceilings. Outside there is an overflow room in an outbuilding, while the garden area sprawls up the adjoining cliff with multiple levels and sections. Five Cornish ales on handpump, including two from Sharps, one Skinners, one Tintagel and a special brew from Penzance Brewing Company. There were also a couple of ciders on handpump. Worth a visit, but a likely to be a bit chaotic at busy times.

On 11th September 2018 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about Ship Inn

This is a fantastic looking pub nestled in a slope next to the harbour that has a patio area. The pub is spread over two buildings, both of which are in white painted stone. The smaller building, called the smithy, is a self-contained family room, which i didn't really see. The main room is in stone and shite, with a wood floor and curves around the serving bar. There is a fireplace at either end. The place is populated by all kinds of memorabilia, from beer mats to bank notes and coins to tankards, brasses and nautical nonsense (as Sponge Bob would say). The service was good and the place very busy with a mixed clientele that was clearly both locals and tourists. Beer; usual tap stuff with Doombar, Courage Directors, Hancocks XB and Skinner's Portleven, which was decent. A class place, really nice location, let down a little by an unispiring beer choice. Very much worth a visit. In the GBG.

On 2nd June 2013 - no rating submitted
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Nigel Rowe left this review about Ship Inn

On our first visit, we too were reminded of The Fog. As Roger says below, the whole area was shrouded in mist. What a gem this pub is. It reminded us of the Blue Peter in Polperro - a first floor bar and it being built into the cliff, overlooking the open sea and harbour. Food was excellent and a bit different from the usual. The beer, although in top condition, was a little unadventurous. Sharp's Honey Gold, Doom Bar and Courage Best were all on offer. Doom Bar has become pretty ubiquitous - from Cornwall to London (and further afield, maybe), it seems to be on many bars. Sharp's do brew other beers, but not often seen (in my experience, anyway), and personally I find Skinner's beers superior. Still, that is just my opinion. The Ship is a 'must' to visit, imo, and should be in the Good Beer Guide!

On 7th July 2011 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Hayle, 9.81 miles, 3 hr 9 min walk (show)
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4th Oct 2019, 19:52
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4th Oct 2019, 19:52
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - August - last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 January 2009 by hondo .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 January 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 11 September 2018 by Graham Coombs
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