The Ferryboat Inn

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Situated on the waterfront of the North Helford Passage, The Ferryboat Inn dates back 300 years. Surrounded by wooded banks and sloping fields, this is one of Cornwall's most breathtaking locations affording some of the best views in the South West. Frenchman's Creek – the inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier's novel is to be found close by.
 
Make yourself at home in the main bar in front of our open fire with its unrivalled view of the river, or relax with the papers on a comfy sofa. In the summer take in the long sunny days and warm evenings on our beachside terrace.
 
Our 'farm to plate' philosophy means we want little or nothing to come between you and the local produce we serve, offering Wright Brothers seafood specialities alongside homemade pub classics, courtesy of Head Chef Robert Bunny. Many of our oysters and shellfish are grown and harvested at the historic Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm (a short boat-ride up-river from the pub), and our fish, crabs and lobsters come from local day boats.
 
The pub is a wonderful base for walkers, sailors or stop-off for visitors to Trebah Gardens (1/2 mile), Glendurgan garden (3/4 mile) and the numerous coastal walks and boat-trips around Mawnan Smith, Durgan and the Helford Estuary. Extensive car parking facilities are available and children and dogs are more than welcome at any time.
 
The Ferryboat Inn sponsor the Helford Marine Conservation who help protect and enhance the rich and varied marine life of the Helford river promoting the sustainable use of this sensitive area.