The Ship Inn

“Unspoilt pub in an unspoilt fishing port” - AA Inspector



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Dating from the 17th century, this smugglers' inn is built into the cliffs, and is approached by a flight of stone steps. In summer there’s nothing better than sitting with a glass of ale and watching the fishing boats coming and going in the picturesque Porthleven harbour. In winter, a log fires warms the interior. Beer mats and brasses adorn the ceiling and walls. The food is kept simple – fish pies, steak, mussels, crab and catch of the day.

The Ship Inn
Phone : 01326 564204


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales
  • Wide selection of ciders

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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