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Ferryboat Inn

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Helford Passage Complex | Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LB, England
+44 1326 250625
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Refurbished under new owners this place will be heaving in the summer. Limited but interesting menu. Bang on the beach with roaring log fire in May ate here several times and had lovely scallops, BLT, 21 day old rump steak which was superb as was squid and sticky toffee. Staff very friendly and dog and family friendly. Will be back

Thank robjonesGoring
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for one drink - saw the food and stayed for dinner and were not disappointed. Delicious food, polite speedy service & good value for money. The fish and chips was great - the tartar sauce had fresh mint in it which made all the difference. Many thanks!

Thank Hal N
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place. Fabulous view and nice ambience. With views like that you don't need to try very hard and sadly they didn't. Second visit here and disappointed both times 🤔

Thank RingwoodHolidayqueen
Melbourne, Australia
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219 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch. Found the service very friendly and prompt, small menu but had a specials board as well. We just went a couple of burgers and some fish and chips. Food arrived quickly and well presented. Burgers where nice and the fish was extremely good. Beautiful location with great views. Well worth a visit if in the area

Thank jdb339
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just been redone very successfully - great location tucked away at the edge of the Helford. A super spot with a small sandy beach perfect for babies and toddlers and the pub does a roaring trade in food and drinks (which can be taken on the beach). Very child friendly, but also just a great spot to relax, people watch... More 

Thank Aggers30
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

e had an excellent lunch trying out the specials; the food and value for money was very good, seafood being one of the strong points. Setting alongside Helford estuary was wonderful for our city based guests. We were asked to book a slot just after a large group booking and it is fair to say the wait was long for... More 

Thank nickpickles
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been on a lovely walk on the Helford River stopped at Ferryboat for a light lunch food was excellent staff were really helpful.

Thank nigelhyde62
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled as a family to Cornwall, again, and ended up at Port Navas, just down the road from The Ferryboat Inn. Previously run by The Wright Bros., of London / oyster fame, but now in the hands of St Austell Brewery. It had a refurb at some point last year, which has created more room to eat in the... More 

Thank Crottin69
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very friendly pub under new ownership and management. A few minor changes inside the pub since the new owners took over. Lovely food as always with a vegetarian option (worth considering) and very friendly staff and atmosphere. Met up with friends from work.

Thank hadleigh47
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Ferryboat Inn many times in the past but sadly we're disappointed yesterday. We ordered a toasted cheese sandwich which had very little cheese in it & no dill pickle, & a bacon & avocado sandwich which contained very little bacon & a slice of avocado! As per the menu they were accompanied by a chips. In... More 

Thank Phtouchwood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Helford Passage Complex | Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth  >  Mawnan Smith
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 250625
Eating and drinking is central to The Ferryboat Inn where we serve home-made pub classics alongside other delicious food. We have a 'farm to table' philosophy so that nothing comes between you and the produce we serve. Cheers, The Towill Family & Team.

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