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!