We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Ship Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Mawgan-In-Meneage | Helston, Mawgan, Helston TR12 6AD, England
+44 1326 221240
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 243: English reviews
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in for dinner during our holiday, and can't think of anything negative to say. The staff were nice, the food was excellent and the place itself was wonderful. If you're staying anywhere even sort-of-nearby, it's worth making a reservation and eating here.

Thank Paul S
Berkshire, England
Level Contributor
32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here after a day of walking which left us all hungry and ready to dig in. Absolutely no issues with taste of the food and the price matched almost every other place visited over the week. I just could have done with some extra carbs to fill the hole.

Thank sluggy
Wareham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a warm welcome at The Ship and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The fish was excellent. Greg the chef/owner is brilliant in bringing out flavours. Nice setting and locals very friendly.

Thank DorsetBen
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Food is always delicious, lots of local produce especially the fish, great flavours and way beyond pub grub. Wish we could afford to come every night!

1 Thank Samphire A
Truro, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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
Level Contributor
209 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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
Level Contributor
38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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

Travellers who viewed The Ship Inn also viewed

Porthleven, Helston
St Keverne, Helston

Been to The Ship Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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$17 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Ship Inn and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Porthleven, United Kingdom
7 months ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Ship Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?