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The Five Pilchards Inn Information


Our early 19th Century Inn sits on the beach which marks the midway point of the 630 mile world renowned South West Coast Path Walk. Five newly refurbished ensuite rooms offer comfort and a base to explore the hidden areas of South West Cornwall and The Lizard Peninsula. A free house Inn, restaurant with five ensuite rooms, the Five Pilchards is a favourite place with locals and visitors alike. Our dining experience boasts a varied changing menu with many local homemade specials. Rooms feature cooling coastal colours along with flat screen smart tvs, tea and coffee making facilities and bottled water. Our knowledgeable staff are on hand to advise on local and traditional ales, ciders and menus, as well as the best places to visit in this beautiful corner of Cornwall. The traditional open fireplace warms and glows from the heart of the bar and walls adorned with historical images, many provided by the local villagers, stretching back over 200 years, provide an insight into our coastal village. The Five Pilchards Inn stands in a unique position at the mid point of the South West Coast Path National Trail. This inspiring coastal walk stretches for 630 miles between Minehead in Somerset, along the coast of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole in Dorset. As England’s longest waymarked footpath, the trails captures heritage, wildlife, geology and extraordinary scenery along the way, and is one of the best walks in the world. Local attractions include Poldark Mine, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Flambards Theme Park, and the National Trust’s Godolphin Estate with its medieval garden and historic house. The Museum of Cornish Life displays thousands of objects over three floors within Helston’s historic market buildings, providing a fascinating insight into local traditions. Dogs are welcome, both in the bar and restaurant areas, and Children up to 12 are also welcome to share in three of our five king and super king rooms.

There has only only been 16 landlords in the Inns 190 year history. Purchased by Pralla Ltd in November 2019 who are committed to renovating and refurbishing this hidden gem after a period of closure. This aim is to create a community focussed pub with excellent accommodation within a amazing Cornish village that offers a warm welcome to both locals and visitors all year round.


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • Meet & greet service
  • Cleaning service
  • Plug adapters
  • Garden
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Pet bowls
  • Designated smoking area
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • Free parking
  • Accessible parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station
  • Photocopying
  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Farm life
  • Adventure
  • Arts & crafts
  • Backpacking
  • Family fun
  • Pampering
  • Watersports
  • Wild life
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    15:00 21:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties allowed except bachelor/bachelorette parties
  • Quiet Hours
    Quiet hours between 23:00 and 08:00
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Helston (13.0 miles)

    Leave Helston via the A3083 (Culdrose road running along an air base), at the end of the air base take the first exit on the roundabout onto the B3293. Stay on the same road and continue straight on at all roundabouts and junctions and you will arrive in St Keverne Square. Turn left at the square towards Porthallow and follow the road for approximately 2 miles until you reach the village and The Five Pilchards Inn is in front of you next to the beach.

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