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Falmouth’s best sea view
pub and restaurant

Est. 1714

Welcome to
The Boathouse Falmouth

A licensed pub for over 300 years, The Boathouse is one of Falmouth’s favourite pubs and one of only a handful of independent, free houses remaining in the town. With stunning views over Falmouth Harbour, the Penryn River and Flushing, and out onto the Carrick Roads, the pub specialises in expertly made, locally sourced and seasonal food, accompanied by specialty ales and wines. 

Our very experienced team will be delighted to welcome you; whether for a light lunch, decadent dinner, or one of our famous Boathouse Sunday Roasts. We are also dog friendly so your furry friend can join us too. Please click the links above for more details, including our opening hours, the rules of the boat, and current menu.

Awards and Accolades

At the Boathouse we are very proud of our high standards of service, food, ale and of how glorious our slightly wonky, very old and characterful pub is.

We are proud that CAMRA choose us to be one of their very few allocated Cornish pubs to feature in their annual Good Beer Guide, for the quality of our beers.

Our continuous efforts to improve have also been recognised with Cornish & South West Tourism Awards for 2021, plus even a national Pub of the Year award in 2019!

Our Reviews

The Boathouse in Falmouth is a really fabulous pub.
The views over the Fal estuary are spectacular, the decor and atmosphere are vibrant and lively, and the food is varied, beautifully cooked, offering a range of options for those with different dietary needs. The atmosphere is really warm, friendly and upbeat, with well-chosen music and a good vibe. A really fabulous choice for an evening out in Cornwall.

Simply Perfect!
Absolutely fantastic service two nights running.
Food was lovely, atmosphere was great. What really made it extra special though was the excellent service from the staff, so welcoming and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. Truly cannot thank you enough.
Really recommend the vegetable curry too, delicious.
The Boathouse, you have a fantastic team. Simply perfect!

The Boathouse keeps getting better
We visited on New Years Eve and although the pub was full it felt 100% safe, the service was superb and the food was brilliant.

Great pub with a great team, one of my must visit places everytime we visit the South West.

Thank you and see you next time.

What a superb pub, with stunning views
I have a favourite table here, but no way am I spilling the beans on tripadvisor…its mine!!! This is a really great place to stop and chill out watching the estuary and all the life that goes on around, on and in it! Owner and staff are 1st rate and the drinks very well kept with a really good selection.

Food smelt amazing and we would make time to stop for something to eat on our next visit. Small amount of street parking nearby and in a good location for views of course!

You’ll wish this
was your local!

Opening Times


Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 11pm
Friday: 3pm – Late
Saturday: 12.00pm – Late
Sunday: 12.00pm – 11pm


Saturday: 12.00pm – 2pm
Sunday Roasts : 12.00pm – 7.30pm (Booking essential)


Monday – Saturday: 5.30pm – 9pm



The Boathouse is situated at the top of the Old High Street in Falmouth, Cornwall. From The Moor/Prince of Wales Pier, walk up the Old High Street, under the clock-tower archway and bear left up the hill, you can’t miss us!

If you’re driving, our postcode is TR11 2AG. There is ample free on-street parking around the pub (right outside the pub is free after 6pm and free all day on Sunday), but please check signs for restrictions as parking wardens do appear from time to time. The nearest long-stay public car park is Quarry Hill, which is a leisurely 5 minute stroll away.

We respectfully ask that you do not park directly opposite the junction outside the pub as this can cause problems for people turning the corner.


Our Suppliers

We are extremely proud to work with local fishermen, butchers, grocers and breweries who provide us with the very best seafood, meat, fruit & vegetables, wines and beers in the South West. Seasonality, sustainability and locality are very important to the team at The Boathouse; we try our hardest to ensure that we are able to produce high quality and delicious food while keeping our environmental impact as low as possible. We stock a selection of over 30 gins, 20 rums and have a selection of locally brewed ales on tap. Cornwall is a treasure trove for lovers of food and drink, why would we need to look anywhere else?!

Please see the links below to some of our principal suppliers

Events at The Boathouse

We have the venue, you hold the event!

If you would like to discuss holding an event at The Boathouse, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. The pub can be hired weekday daytimes for events that finish by 5pm. We will be very happy to speak to you about your requirements and design a bespoke menu depending on the style of event you would like to hold. Our events calendar last year included weddings, birthdays, wakes, christenings, engagements and office parties – we can cater for your every need and offer a private room with unrivalled views over the Fal, Carrick Roads and Roseland Peninsula.

Job opportunities

If you’re interested in joining our team, please feel free to enquire about current vacancies by sending an email along with a CV to

Come and Eat at The Boathouse

Book a Restaurant Table

For restaurant tables of 6 or less, please book below. For larger parties, please email
Seaview tables are allocated to the earliest bookings (but most have a view, luckily).
For drinks only or lighter bites, we also have over 100 seats that are available for ‘walk-in’ guests on a first-come, first-serve basis, both inside and outside on our patio. Most are covered and heated.