Welcome to The Ship Inn, Pentewan

If you’re looking for a good old fashioned country pub that just happens to be next to one of the best beaches in Cornwall – then you’ve just found it!

Not only that but we serve great food and stock stunning real ales. The Ship Inn is a truly lovely pub to stop and spend some time whilst you’re in Cornwall.

The Ship Inn is nestled right in the heart of the Cornish Riviera one of the most beautiful parts of Cornwall. Prove us wrong, come and have a look for yourself.

We’re a family friendly and dog friendly pub – so whether you’ve popped down for a long weekend, stopping off while walking the Cornish Way or down for the whole summer, you’re welcome to stop by, have a relaxing meal and refreshing drink. In the Winter months we have a crackling real fire to keep the chills out.

We have a public bar and two lounge areas along with a large beer garden over looking the old harbour where the sun shines all day long – well almost!  So why not pop by and live the dream with us.

wifiAt the The Ship Inn we try to keep a balance between giving you an authentic Cornish atmosphere along with modern facilities that enable you to have the most comfortable time with us.

Latest News

BII 2018 Finalist

The Ship Inn is a Finalist in the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) Awards 2018!

The Finalists will begin their preparations for the final judging day in London on Monday 4th June 2018, before staying overnight and being wined and dined by our generous sponsors at Sky.

“With all of the hard work done and dusted, they will then attend our prestigious Summer Event at the HAC on Tuesday 5th June, as our guests of honour.  Each finalist will receive a trophy to recognise their achievements before we announce the winner.”

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The Caboose Gin & Sorbet Bar in The Ship’s Beer Garden Pentewan.
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A Big Thank You

We were really proud to give £3,252 to Mount Edgecumbe hospice which was monies raised through PentfFest 2017, pub events throughout the year and our Pub Library.

We would like to thank all our locals and visitors for their help in making this happen.



The Ship Inn's PentFest 2018



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Spring Events

Tuesday Big Poppa Bingo

Last Friday of the month

Saturday Night Fun Quiz

Dog Friendly


You are welcome to bring your four-legged friends with you. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the downstairs bar area. We also provide water outside for any dogs to use. More…

Local Produce


Cornwall is famous for its extensive range of local produce – from St Austell beers through to its beef cattle. Where possible we use produce sourced from local growers, producers and fishermen. More…

The Ship’s History


It is thought that most pubs on the south coast of Cornwall called the Ship Inn would have been originally named after a local ship which had a special significance to people in the locality. More…