All the crew welcome you to The Ship Inn Porthleven.

The Ship Inn is a 17th century pub overlooking one of the most picturesque harbours in the country; come here in the summer to watch seabirds and fishermen go about their business in the sunshine, or brave the storms in winter to sip a perfectly poured pint by the large open fire.

Beer mats and brasses adorn ceiling and walls in this old fisherman’s haunt, whilst flagstones and floorboards lay under foot. A terraced garden with ample seating gives a good vantage point to take inn the village with one of the 5 ales always on offer (These are usually Doom bar, Cornish coaster, Skinners Porthleven, The rebel Brewery’s Cornish Honeytrap and a guest ale.)

To the rear of the pub is the old Smithy (from the days when Porthleven exported china clay) this has been converted in to a function room with high speed internet, music and TV. The room can be hired for any function and has the option of a private bar.

Food is simple, well done traditional pub food – expect fish pies, steaks, mussels, crab and the catch of the day from the harbour that is literally on the door step!

Opening hours are: 11.00 till 23.00 everyday.

Food served: 12:00 till 14:30 and 17.30 till 20:00.

Our Ales

We regularly keep 5 ales at The Ship and pride ourselves in sourcing only the best local beer. We also stock a wide range of wines, lagers, ciders and spirits to suit most tastes. A selection of a few of the usual suspects are below.



We are now taking bookings for the festive season. There is nothing nicer during the festive season than warming your cockles by a roaring fire, a pint in hand, surrounded by people you love and eating delicious festive food!! We can’t wait to welcome you for a fabulous festive experience this December!

We can cater for your Christmas party, large or small, just drop us a line for more details/to book.

Our Christmas menu must be booked in advance. Tables of ten or more are available Mon-Sun throughout December, for a smaller gathering we can cater for tables less than ten on Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout December. Festive sittings will be available from 12-2:30 and 5:30 – 8:30 as per our usual food service hours.

Click on the link below for this years festive menu and prices

Christmas Menu 2021

Booking essential – please use the email contact form to discuss your requirements/book and Team Ship shall look forward to celebrating with you this Christmas!

Will’s infamous quiz is back!!

Get your cryptic hats on and come on down!

Now on a Wednesday evening starting at 8:30 pm.

It runs every other week with the next one being Wednesday 22nd December.

December Events:

22nd December 9pm:  Quizmass!!!!! Will brings us a Christmas Special Quiz bursting with festive fun and to add a little festive flair Porthleven Town Band will be playing a live music round of Christmas Carols!

24th December:  Ship Inn Christmas Raffle – We will be drawing our Christmas raffle filled with fabulous prizes on Christmas Eve – tickets available at the bar throughout December. To be in with a chance of winning get your raffle tickets next time you visit us.

25th December: We will be open for drinks only from 12-2 to celebrate Christmas with you all.

31st December:  New Years Party! The bar will be open, the music will be playing – what better place to welcome in 2022 than in good company at The Ship?

Watch this space for details on our January events including the return of our popular Curry Night, live music events and our brand new games nights!



The Ship Inn,
Mount Pleasant Rd.
Cornwall TR13 9JS


01326 564204


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