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Harbour Inn

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Commercial Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JB, England
+44 1326 573876
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

came here 3 times during our week in the area the food didn't disappoint us once, easy to get a table without booking place staff and food all excellent

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to call here for Sunday lunch as we had been a few years before and had a good meal. Well what a wonderful carvery with a great choice of vegetables, amazing roasties and as we both don't eat meat it was great to be able to get extra Yorkshire puddings and veggie gravy. We will be returning soon... More 

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Thank KANDSC11
StAustellManagement, Reservations at Harbour Inn, responded to this review

Thank you KANDSC11 for your great review on our Sunday Lunch. We are pleased to hear that the carvery lived up to it's great reputation that it seems to be building. Our team always aim for the highest possible standards of food quality and it certainly sounds like we hit our targets for your visit. We look forward to seeing... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped into this pub for a quick drink. It was ok for a pub. Very shabby needs a good clean and revamp.

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Thank iant678910
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it's a pubco. But the friendly team make you feel very welcome. Very good beer, a little bit expensive (it's harbour side so) if you like stout try the Mena Dhu, ten times better than Guinness!

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Thank Paul B
StAustellManagement, Manager at Harbour Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely 4* review. We hope to welcome you back with again very soon. More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for just drinks. Great coffee, but no Soya Milk available, which was disappointing as other "Brewer and Bean" stockists do have it. Good selection of wine, but a pity that there isn't a wider selection of wines by the glass. There was no wine menus on the table, which was disappointing, but when asked, the staff were able to... More 

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Thank MsKate77
StAustellManagement, Manager at Harbour Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent view of the Harbour Inn, I am sorry that there was no soya milk available, we do normally keep some in stock I can only assume that we had run out on this occasion. The wine lists are written for us so unfortunately we can only sell by the glass what it says on the... More 

Monmouth, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Porthleven a few times now but this was my first time in the Harbour Inn. From the outside it looks like a traditional pub and once inside the theme follows. This is what you'd expect an English pub to be like. The food menu is extensive and should cater for most tastes. I was there on a... More 

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StAustellManagement, Manager at Harbour Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your steak, and we hope that when you return you can try our carvery! More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely Carvery at the harbour Inn, staff very pleasant and attentive. The food was beautiful especially as it was blowing a gale outside so it was most welcoming and very reasonable in price.

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Thank Mandy G
StAustellManagement, Reservations at Harbour Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your visit to us at the Harbour Inn. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the carvery - it is very popular with all of our customers especially on a windy and blustery day! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a nice location next to the harbour, shops around a nice little fishing village with travel links easy to get to. Good food service and drinks. Friendly atmosphere.

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StAustellManagement, Manager at Harbour Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely 5* review! We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Great carvery lunch. Plenty of choice on vegetables. Leave with plate piled high if you dare! Need to book most Sundays. Good selection of beer

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Thank Chris S
StAustellManagement, Reservations at Harbour Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review you've left based on our carvery service, we are pleased to hear that the choice of vegetables was to our liking. We like to keep it nice and varied with plenty to choose from, both on the carvery and the main menu served daily. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another great... More 

Barton-le-Clay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Over the past seven years I have been visiting The Harbour & It has always provide good service & food & a good selection of Ales & Wines. The team here work well & try to make you welcome, although some of the customers I have found to be rather impatient & on some occasions down right rude. But turning... More 

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Thank Barry R
StAustellManagement, Reservations at Harbour Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review, another 5*'s for us! Glad to hear that you are returning visitor to us here at The Harbour, and have been for a while! Looking forward to seeing you again in March, were we will aim to have plenty of Mena Dhu on site! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Commercial Road, Porthleven, Helston TR13 9JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Porthleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 573876
Description
The Harbour Inn, Porthleven, is a lively pub situated on the harbour serving fantastic food all year round using fresh local produce. The decor is a comfortable blend of old and new, creating an atmosphere which is relaxed, informal and individual.

The en-suite hotel style bedrooms are cosy and inviting, blending comfort with character, some enjoy sea views over the harbour. Located, on the Lizard Peninsula (near Helston) with its beautiful beaches, historic harbour and quaint narrow streets of fishermen's homes is the ideal location from which to explore historic Cornwall.

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