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Shipwrights Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Helford Village | Helston, Helston TR12 6JX, England
+44 1326 231235
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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Hitchin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Porthtowan, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 12 of us walked in the area and called in to pre-book our lunches. We did find their prices rather high for lunch, so most of us chose soup. The service was friendly, but many of the staff seemed confused on how to arrange for us to pay for our meals and drinks separately, rather than as... More 

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Chard, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had love plate of roast sirloin with all the trimmings thieves were cooked to perfection welcoming staff and sat out side next to the river hel as driving only had coke but a good selection of beers a d sprites will come back again when in the area

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had lovely dinner with the family - 4 teenagers and grandma. Very welcoming, great food & service. Everyone left well fed & happy. We will be back.

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Porthallow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

'Just had an excellent lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. Despite being busy (school holidays plus sunshine) we did not wait long for the food to arrive. The staff were very efficient and friendly. Food was superb.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to be staying close by on St Patrick's Day and popped in that evening. Good live Irish folk music and cheap Guinness and Irish whiskey made for an enjoyable time. On another day we called in for a pint and spent a pleasant, quiet time overlooking the beautiful Helford estuary

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Helston, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven't eaten here for a number of years. So popped down on Mothers' day for roast. Only one complaint really the opening times are advertised as 11-11 they are 12-11. It is an old pub and not for the faint hearted the steps are steep outside. But that adds to the smuggler charm of the place. Very friendly staff and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?