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The Three Pilchards

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice
Home Cooked, Fresh, Locally Sourced Food. Specialising in hearty meals and fresh fish dishes.
US$3 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly
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All reviews fish pie scallops coleslaw chilli ham sandwiches bread club sandwich the pub beer garden roof terrace steep steps warm welcome visited polperro food was amazing well worth a visit generous portions
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An absolute pleasure to visit the Pilchards on Saturday. The wonderful staff could not have been more hospitable. Thank you for your lovely food and explanation of Guinness thing. (Blue tooth thermonuclear apparently 🤣)

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On holiday and wanted a typical local fresh meal, with atmosphere that's been missing. And that's exactly what we got. Great food, friendly staff and well organised. Made the holiday

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent service and very accommodating. Large portions, amazing food. A very good atmosphere too. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

This venue has the whole waiting thing sorted to a T. We were shown to a very pretty garden where we could sit and drink till our table was ready. Overall, with the service given and the high quality of the food, both myself and...my partner had a great relaxing experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent food in a lovely cornish pub. Yes you have to put your name on a list for a table but you won't wait long. The fish n chips are really good and huge also the fish platter was great we would definitely recommend a...visit. The service and staff are top notch as well.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fantastic find in Polperro, fantastic food & service. The lady at front of house was excellent during a very busy lunchtime rush. We waited only about 10 mins on the garden terrace before our table was ready. Be prepared to be hungry as the...meals are on the large side. We ordered five different meals between the six of us and every one was beyond excellent. Highly recommended this fantastic pub.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

we stayed in Polperro for a week, and by far the Three Pilchards was our favourite watering hole! Very busy all the time, but from the personal greeting and table allocation, to the attentive table service couldn't fault a thing! watching the meals coming out...and hearing the comments from happy diners, we had our final holiday meal here and wow!!!! the portion sizes are not for the faint hearted - I picked a lite bite (fish goujons) with side of chips which was super and just the right size for me, whilst "Him in Doors" went for the fish and chips he'd been eyeing up all week! should be called whale and chips! not sure how, but he almost cleared the plate! Special shout out to all the friendly staff, but especially Ashley, Shay, Mat and Jez - customer service at its best!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever find yourself in Polperro, and I highly recommend that you do, you must eat at The Three Pilchards! A bustling pub with great service and food to match! Lovely atmosphere and set in the amazing location of Polperro fishing village! Give it...a try, you wont be disappointed!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch but unfortunately, there were no tables available but no worries they took our name and said they would call us when one was available. We went for a walk and just under an hour later a table was ready. The fish...and chips were absolutely amazing and very tasty 😋 the fish was very soft, not dry and the batter very crispy. The service was great too. Would definitely recommend this place it was definitely worth waiting for. Would return here if we visit Cornwall againMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is promoted so much I was expecting more. Food was very average and drinks were overpriced. The staff were very nice though.

Date of visit: September 2021
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8 June 2021|
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Response from Supreme-strike |
Hi, went 3 times last week to Three Pilchards. Its walk in only, they aren't taking bookings which is good
10 November 2020|
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Response from wamo1963 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have an outdoor area or eat inside welcome dogs.
23 September 2020|
Response from ThreePilchards | Property representative |
We dont take bookings im afraid, we run a walk in service only.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Three Pilchards

Yes, The Three Pilchards offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Three Pilchards is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Three Pilchards is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5