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Ferryboat Inn

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| Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LB, England
+44 1326 250625
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at a local hotel at Mawnan Smith and as we travelled by train, the Ferryboat Inn was within walking distance from the Hotel. The Inn seemed to attract many families mostly local, all enjoying the post Christmas atmosphere. Dogs were let loose on the beach, permitted at winter time and we had fun watching the... More 

Thank Peter P
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nicer post Christmas walk along the river and decided to pop in for a pint and a bit of lunch. We got a table near the open wood fire which was lovely and cosy on a cold winters days. Lunch was nice and well prepared and we enjoyed what we had although more fish choice would have... More 

Thank MarkCornwall_UK
Jakarta, Indonesia
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in a beautiful position right on the beach. Great service and food made for a lovely evening - there was a mixture of drinkers outside and diners in. We really enjoy our time here.

Thank Edi P
Redruth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon at the ferryboat inn we was made to feel welcome by the very friendly staff,the setting is fantastic and well worth a visit,we can't wait to go there again.

Thank Chris R
Truro, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well kept "Proper Job" and sensibly priced Bombay gin. Picnic benches out front are ideal for people watching on the beach and water. Menu, wisely, heavily orientated to fish lovers.

Thank Ray B
Baza, Spain
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

On a wet winters day, when visiting family, what's to do? Well you could start by finding an eating establishment that exudes a warm atmosphere (check out that lovely open fire), provides English character and is set in a stunning area (check out that river estuary). Next, mix in a welcoming front man (Jason), whose personality and enthusiastic greeting is... More 

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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

What a great place.On the riverside,warm friendly and high standard of meals.We enjoyed a birthday lunch for two.Nice choice of menu with very good service and views of the river.

Thank John M
Poole, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were out for a walk (more of a drag actually) with 2 boxer pups and dived in here for a quick drink, which extended to lunch and several drinks. Very good reception in there from the staff, very good ales on tap and the food was lovely. Not sure when I am likely to be out that way again,... More 

Thank Pete L
Lagos, Portugal
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268 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

There is some parking out of season in front of the Inn on the river frontage, but safer to park where indicated at the top of the hill and walk down to the lower residents park and down some further steep steps. It was a rainy grey day, but still most tables were full except those outside. Prices were as... More 

Thank Paul A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Right down by the estuary crossing, a proper pub with good beer, wine and food. I can vouch for the native Helford oysters, fresh, so fresh and reasonably good value. The fish and chips were as excellent as expected for a seaside venue. Espresso was good too. Beware wine servings - my large red turned out to be a 125+175... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth  >  Mawnan Smith
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 250625
The Ferryboat Inn has been overlooking the beautiful Helford River Estuary for over one century. It has now been taken over by the "Wright Brothers" from the Wrightbrothers Oyster and Porter House and their oyster farm in Cornwall. It now fullfills all the expectations of a pub and combines an oyster counter and a small restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?