Making great holidays happen in Cornwall

Helford Eating Out

The Shipwrights Arms in Helford is the nearest option for eating. There is also a pub on the other side of the river, easily accessed by a five minute ferry ride, called the Ferryboat Inn, which has a lovely sandy beach and is a fantastic spot for a drink and some mussels and chips.

Other local pubs to try include the excellent Five Pilchards at Porthallow, New Inn at Manaccan, Prince of Wales at Newtown, the Cadgwith Inn and the ever cosy Trengilly Wartha at Constantine.

For a mid afternoon treat, Roskilly’s Croust House in St. Keverne is a hit for all ages with a massive range of ice-creams as well as lunches and teas. The Fat Apples cafe, just off the coastal path in nearby Porthallow have home-made cakes, pies and hot sandwiches as well as a thermos refill service.

Our favourite places to go out for a posh dinner are the Ship Inn in Mawgan, run by chef Greg and his wife Ali, and the newly re-modelled New Yard Restaurant at Trelowarren, also in Mawgan.

Porthleven near Helston has become a bit of a foodie mecca; there are several nice restaurants in this large harbour village, including Kota, Seadrift, and the family friendly Kota Kai. They also host the Porthleven Food and Music festival every Spring.

When you can’t decide what you feel like eating, wandering through Falmouth is always a good idea, as there are loads of good restaurant options ranging from burritos and pizzas, to shellfish and Caribbean curries.