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The Witchball, Helston

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Lighthouse Road
The Lizard
Postal town: Helston
TR12 7NJ
Phone: 01326290662
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Witchball

Lots of press coverage of this places sad closure in Feb 2023. Less about its reopening in June 2023.

Completely unchanged from what I can remember from visiting 12 years ago.... although saying that, there was no Betty Stoggs on this time. Three cask from Sharps and the lesser spotted Sea Fury in fine condition.

Single roomed, very low ceilings, large front patio area. More of a drinkers pub than the Top House Inn.

The menu looked very interesting - a Caribbean influence. We may well go back for an evening meal.

On 23rd October 2023 - rating: 7
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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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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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23rd Oct 2023, 19:55
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23rd Oct 2023, 19:47
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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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