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 midnight everyday.
Food served: 12:00 till 14:30 and 18:00 till 21:00.
Please note that food is not served on Sunday evenings during winter months.
All our food is cooked freshly on the premises in our small kitchen; please note that because of this, during busy periods there may be a small wait on food. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Here is a sample of our menu. We also serve daily specials. If you need to know the ingredients in any of our dishes please ask a member of staff.
Lunch is served from 12:00 to 14:30 and Dinner from 18:00 to 21:00.
Olives in a garlic and rosemary marinade £3.00
Hummus with rosemary focaccia, balsamic and olive oil £4.00
Mozzarella balls in a garlic, oregano and lemon marinade £3.00
Soup of the day – please see specials board
Panko fish goujons, served with a sweet chilli sauce and a homemade tartare sauce £6.95
Crispy salt and pepper squid with a sweet chilli sauce £6.95
Crispy ham hock bites with pickled vegetables and mustard mayo £6.95
Fish & chips, pea puree and tartare sauce £11.95
Chestnut mushroom, new potato, halloumi and feta bake with salad leaves and toasted garlic bread focaccia £11.95
Mussels in creamy leek and cider sauce, with fries. £12.95
8oz Chargrilled sirloin steak with chimichurri, roasted tomato, salad and chips £15.95
Spicy Cajun chicken burger, avocado salsa, garlic mayo £10.95
6oz Beef burger, crispy bacon, cheese, pickles, burger sauce £10.95
Veggie bean burger, halloumi, saffron mayo, tomato chutney £9.95
All burgers are served with baby gem lettuce, cucumber and tomato in a Baker Tom brioche bun with fries and coleslaw.
Sandwiches are served on granary bread and come with a pot of fries.
Honey roasted ham, cheddar, rocket and mustard mayo £6.95
Bacon, lettuce, and tomato £7.50
Cheddar and tomato chutney £6.50
Cornish Crab £9.95
Spicy parmesan wedges with an aioli dip £4.00
Cheesy chips £3.50
Local Vegetables £4.00
Garlic bread £3.00
Cheesy garlic bread £3.50
Mixed salad £3.00
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.
Style: Amber Ale
Taste Note: An enticing aroma of resinous hop, sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a balanced, complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malt and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The finish is dry and refreshing.
Style: Pale ale
Taste note: Straw-coloured and zesty, with strong citrus aromas, starting with a zip of lemon and lime in the mouth, and ending with a flash of passion fruit. Brings out the best in spicy food, smoked meats and kebabs.
Style: English Ale
Taste Note: The fresh aroma of hops blends seamlessly with light fruity-sweet notes. In the mouth the beer feels succulent and despite its lower gravity delivers a good measure of hoppy bitterness. This is complemented by a light, almost honeyed malty sweetness.
Taste note: A proper IPA with grapefruit citrus notes provided by Citra hops. Based on Maris otter malt, this is a really nice session beer perfect for getting shipwrecked on a sunny afternoon!
A dark amber hue and an initial malty flavour with a citrus after taste. The 4.8% ABV Special brew has proved very popular and is now a regular feature of Tintagel Brewery’s suite of real ales.
Style: Dark amber special
Welcome to the home of The Porthleven Drinking Club. News and meeting details coming soon along with an exclusive Drinking Club Tee Offer.
The Ship Inn,
Mount Pleasant Rd.
Cornwall TR13 9JS
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