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Helford Village | Helston, Helston TR12 6JX, England
+44 1326 231235
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb evening meal, fish was amazing well worth the walk, staff friendly & welcoming, beautiful surroundings, worth a visit

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Thank Ally B
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fabulous location and excellent lunch of fresh crab sandwiches and cheesy chips. Friendly, welcoming and dog friendly with great beers

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Castle Combe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for lunch without booking as we were walking the area. Lovely village and the views from the pub are exceptional. Sat by a massive window overlooking the estuary, how many pubs offer that. Good choice of lunch food, we had crab sandwich and fish finger sandwich. Both were on a lovely brown bread and most enjoyable. Waitress who... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good service , but let down by the kitchen . When your paying nearly £20 for a meal , you don't expect over cooked fish the size of a starter and half day old chips . :((

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to the Shipwrights for 40 years and although the past owners did a great job of refurbishment, the management wasn't great and the owner wasn't exactly friendly (no front of house manner), so it was good to see it in capable hands again. The food is good although not exceptional, staff friendly, service good and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Helford River setting with a genuine chef with a feel for and understanding of both vegetarian and vegan requirements. On the menu were a vegetarian carbonara, a goat cheese dish and a pearl barley risotto with artichoke hearts and dried tomatoes. Staff are friendly and cheerful and food is prompt and plentiful. A great improvement and now worthy of... More 

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Thank DWM_10
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a spontaneous visit whilst out siteseeing in the area. We were delighted - great weather, generous portions of delicious food duly inhaled as we enjoyed the view sitting outside on the deck. Friendly staff and good service. I can see why this is a popular watering hole for locals and travellers alike. Lovely outlook and position in an... More 

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truro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with three dogs and a baby, goodness knows what they thought as we bundled through the door. Nothing was too much bother. Water brought for the dogs. The baby was feeding so they came to us to take orders. I do have to say it us about ten minutes walk from the car park, but we loved it,... More 

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Thank linda v
Hitchin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Lovely location which is matched by great customer service and a menu that satisfied every one of our family group, from 6 to 65 with a few vegetarians too - even the dog got a treat! Pizza at the weekend was a hit and if the range of cask beers on offer was a little better, we'd rate this place... More 

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Thank Jon W
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Could have stayed here all afternoon! We caught the Helford ferry across the estuary planning to do the coastal walk. A quick lunch was planned, but the food and the beer made sure we stayed longer than we intended. Burger and chips highly recommended. The coastal walk, when you eventually do it, is also lovely, round trip about 5 miles.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Helford Village | Helston, Helston TR12 6JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 231235
Description
Quirky Cornish pub with great views and food served all day

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?