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Shipwrights Arms

) #33 of 89 Restaurants in Helston €€ - €€€ Bar, British, Pub
Helford Village | Helston, Helston TR12 6JX, England
+44 1326 231235
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Helford Village | Helston, Helston TR12 6JX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fabulous location and excellent lunch of fresh crab sandwiches and cheesy chips. Friendly, welcoming and dog friendly with great beers

Thank robjonesGoring
Reviewed 5 days ago

Called in for lunch without booking as we were walking the area. Lovely village and the views from the pub are exceptional. Sat by a massive window overlooking the estuary, how many pubs offer that. Good choice of lunch food, we had crab sandwich and...More

Thank Middledene
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good service , but let down by the kitchen . When your paying nearly £20 for a meal , you don't expect over cooked fish the size of a starter and half day old chips . :((

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to the Shipwrights for 40 years and although the past owners did a great job of refurbishment, the management wasn't great and the owner wasn't exactly friendly (no front of house manner), so it was good to see it in capable...More

1  Thank Richard Anthony E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Helford River setting with a genuine chef with a feel for and understanding of both vegetarian and vegan requirements. On the menu were a vegetarian carbonara, a goat cheese dish and a pearl barley risotto with artichoke hearts and dried tomatoes. Staff are friendly...More

Thank DWM_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank MMMcGrath
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

Thank linda v
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank FamilyB17
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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...More

Thank Skippyhumbug
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Do they have a car park if not is it acessable by car
12 June 2016|
Response from foxycat2015 | Reviewed this property |
Not really - there is a small space but it's usually full. The main car park is about ten minutes walk away.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
Quirky Cornish pub with great views and food served all day