The Shipwright Arms is a gorgeous and beautifully positioned smugglers pub on the magical Helford River, with wonderful views, tasty food and friendly staff.
The Shipwright Arms offers an idyllic place to rest after a ramble along the Helford walking paths. Sitting proudly on the shoreline of the Helford River, visitors can watch as the high-tide laps up against the wall or spot the seabirds wading at low tide.
The pub is enjoyed by local fishermen and sailors, as well as Helford’s village inhabitants and visiting walkers and tourists.
Their menu changes daily, so they can use the freshest of ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Their slipway is used by local fishermen and they are often gifted with Kynance crab, lobster, monkfish, mackerel and more, straight from them.
As well as the pub classics, during the summer if you arrive by boat to their pontoon, you will be greeted by the mouthwatering smell of authentic stone-baked pizza being cooked in their outside pizza kitchen. From the autumn and through the winter they serve a famous Sunday roast, with vegetarian and gluten-free options.
The bar is well stocked with local ales, cider and a wide selection of wines and spirits.
Dishes on the menu include traditional fish and chips, moules et frites, steak, locally made pasties and Roskilly’s ice cream.
To contact call: 01326 231235
I highly recommend booking in for lunch after a walk around Helford Village and St Anthony’s Head. They do tend to close in between lunch and dinner so advise of booking ahead and planning a walk accordingly. During my last visit, I opted for a fish dish with lots of lovely local ingredients – utterly delicious.