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The Witchball, Helston

Pub added by aleand hearty
Lighthouse Road
The Lizard
Postal town: Helston
TR12 7NJ
Phone: 01326290662
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Witchball

A great little pub and eatery, in the GBG, with a front beer garden. The pub, a former farmhouse, looks like two cottages thrust together with a large front extension (the dormer window spoils the look a little). It is in white rendered rough stone. The interior is an L-shaped room. One end (the front extension) is the food area and is in white and white rendered stone, with food tables and mixed art. The other end is the bar, in white and beam look, with red perimeter seats, a brick fireplace and a witch's broom on the wall. It has a patterned carpet throughout. It is a small place. There is no TV and there was no music. The food here was really nice. The service was great and the place rammed with a mixed clientele (not hard, as it is so small). Beer; usual tap stuff with Skinner's Betty Stoggs, St Austell Tribute and two from the Chough Brewery; Kynance Blonde (fine) and Fire Raven (class) on handpull. A great pub with great food - one to try if this far south.

On 24th May 2013 - no rating submitted
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Gill Smith left this review about The Witchball

This is a friendly pub situated just off the main green. After a 6.5 mile walk round the Lizard penninsular, I was ready for a pint, and they were ever so good and agreed to let us have food even though we were in just after the 3pm finish for food. It is in the 2012 Good Beer Guide and deserves it's place as the beer we had was in good condition. They still runs a beer festival in August, but sadly we will have left by then.

On 1st July 2012 - rating: 7
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aleand hearty left this review about The Witchball

By sheer chance, our recent visit to The Lizard coincided with the Witchball’s annual beer festival, whereby a marquee filled with casks on stillage took over most of the front garden. This gave the opportunity to try beers from some of the rarer Cornish brewers: Wooden Hand, Chough, Keltek etc and very good they were too.

Unfortunately, as drinking time was quite limited, this meant I was unable to have a nosey round the pub itself. However, on the basis of the warm welcome I received from the landlord / barman and the commitment to real ale, I have no qualms about recommending the pub for a visit, when in the area.

On 21st August 2010 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Penmere, 16.55 miles, 5 hr 19 min walk (show)
Falmouth Town, 16.94 miles, 5 hr 27 min walk (show)
Falmouth Docks, 17.33 miles, 5 hr 34 min walk (show)
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4th Oct 2019, 19:54
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4th Oct 2019, 19:54
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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