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The Ship Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Mawgan-In-Meneage | Helston, Mawgan, Helston TR12 6AD, England
+44 1326 221240
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Truro, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing food - the chef has a real talent for combining flavours. Excellent value for money and lovely staff. We will definitely be going back.

Thank tigger277
Helston, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived as a four having booked and were soon seated at a table in a warm and comfortable room. The crab riosetto was delicious if on the small side, the cheese starter had by the others was equally good. The duck mains was superb as was the cod albeit the latter dish was quite small. However the cost of the... More 

1 Thank John W
Truro, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My siblings and I took our Mum out for a birthday evening meal. We were really impressed with the quality and price of the food prepared for us. It was also an interesting menu, with fixed price options. We would all definitely go there again.

Thank horsemoss
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stuck a pin in the map (sat nav) and headed towards Mawgan from Falmouth, just to go for a drive. We found The Ship and were surprised it didn't open until 6pm, intrigued, we explored further afield and returned later that evening. We hadn't booked and the pub was comfortably busy but a warm welcome was received and a... More 

2 Thank 110PhilipM
Walsall, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We love the ship inn. Fantastic food simply the best. We've eaten all over the world and this ranks in the top 2!! Booked for my sons 14th Birthday in April 2017..Can't wait..

1 Thank cmrjdaniels
Taunton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We booked beforehand for supper at this tucked-away quiet village pub. It's how pubs used to be, spread over three rooms full of authentic artefacts and furnishings rather than cosmetic gestures. The staff, locals, and their dogs were very welcoming, and our table beside a warming log fire in the smaller of the two dining rooms was very comfortable. The... More 

Thank ColinSomersetUK
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I did not expect to be wowed as I was by every aspect of the food and service here. An exciting interesting dessert wine list was a surprise but the food was really special. Home smoked salmon so fresh and delicious. Excellent hake; portions just right to enjoy without overwhelming. The desserts were perfectly judge d and delicious. The only... More 

Thank Miranda P
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Lovely local place popular with the people who live there and wider afield. The food was reasonable but not cheap. The take out fish and chips looked good value . The bar staff were just a delight and so helpful as my partner had lost his phone.

Thank O2122ZWsusanb
Redruth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Last night we made the first of what will be many trips to this gem of a pub. To sit at a table and look at delighted face after delighted face as the food arrived was a joy and that was before we tasted it. My husband said it was the best terrine he had ever tasted and trust me... More 

Thank MrsTolgus
Helston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A fantastic combination of a proper pub but gourmet restaurant family run by extremely friendly people. Excellent ale and even better wine list. Delicious food cooked by the owner chef. Faultless.

Thank Kenneth B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mawgan-In-Meneage | Helston, Mawgan, Helston TR12 6AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Helston  >  Mawgan
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 221240

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