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The Shipwright Arms, Helford Village

I thought the pub across the water was good but it pales into insignificance compared to the Shipwrights. At first this thatched pub doesn''t seem much upon entering from the road with quite a small bar with a nautical theme but then you see the the terraced patio and verandah overlooking the river and you start to realise how characterful this pub is. The full-width doors of the verandah were open to the rain but the tables are next to radiators so it wasn''t cold sitting there. There are also 2 further rooms off the verandah (one may be a private function room) again with spectacular views over the water. St Austell Tribute and Skinners Porthleven were the ales on sale - not very adventurous but I forgave them. Almost impossible to get close to by car so leave yours in the village car park and walk 500m down the hill and over the little bridge.

19 Sep 2017 18:14

Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage

Large open-plan pub where it''s impossible to ignore the views of the river Helford. Fortunately, there are plenty of tables outside. Quite a smart clientele many of whom seemed to be on their way to/from the nearby gardens. Had a little wait at the bar as the pub was busy. St Austell''s Tribute, Proper Job and Cornish Best were on sale - I tried the last-named as I haven''t seen it anywhere else. Rather nice place I thought but then I went to the pub over the water...

19 Sep 2017 17:52

Prince of Wales, Helston

A lesson to be learnt here by many other pubs - install smart new flooring throughout (here black slate) and it transforms a traditional pub into something that looks instantly well cared for. The bar area is mainly old-fashioned tables and chairs but they didn''t have place settings on them so drinkers obviously welcomed as well as diners. I should have gone for Penzance Brewing''s Potion No. 9 (didn''t see it anywhere else nearby afterwards) but instead chose a Skinners Porthleven at £3.80 a pint. St Austell Proper Job and Tribute completed the ale line-up. Very quiet on a Monday lunchtime but this pub is a little off the beaten track.

19 Sep 2017 12:58

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