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 to the Carrick Roads, the pub specialises in expertly made, locally sourced and seasonal food, accompanied by hand-chosen speciality ales and wines.
Landlord Nick Goodall and his very experienced team will be delighted to welcome you; whether for a light lunch, a decadent dinner or one of the very famous Boathouse Sunday Roasts. Please click the links above for more details, including our opening hours, the rules of the boat and sample menus.
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 our pub is. We’ve been in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for 5 years in a row; being one of only a handful of Falmouth pubs and one of around 60 pubs across Cornwall to feature. We have been thrilled to win many awards over the years from various sources and we continue to strive for this excellence on a day to day basis. Please see the links below for details of this year’s awards.
2015 Regional Champions – Best Bar Team in South West – The Great British Pub Awards
2018 CAMRA Good Beer Guide
5* Food Standards Authority Food Hygiene Rating
2016 & 2018 Certificate of Excellence
What our reviews say on Tripadvisor
Sat in the garden having a post food beer......genuinely just ate the best mussels I’ve ever had!! Delicious! Great burger too, excellent friendly service as always. Such a nice place to eat & drink. – 4th August 2018
Must visit pub.
Looking for something a bit different from the usual then visit this pub. Awesome views from its lofty position which is supported by its great food which is well worth another visit. The service is excellent with care to ensure all is right for you. I had a beef burger and believe it qualifies for the best I’ve had. – 27 June 2018
Spit tour 2018
The pub was very busy as it was Falmouth festival week, but it didn’t prevent it from serving one of the best Sunday roasts we’ve had for a long time. We all could not fault the food,service and the atmosphere of the bars and restaurant. This is definitely one place that I would recommend to anyone. – 21 August 2018
This is a lovely pub
"This is a lovely pub. The views over the harbour are stunning. The staff are very friendly and the beer, for real ale enthusiasts is of a very good quality. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to eat here but the menu looks good and will plan to eat here next time we are in Falmouth." - April 2018
You will wish this
was your local!
Monday- Thursday: 5pm – 11pm
Friday: 4pm – Late
Saturday & Sunday: 12.00pm – Late
Saturday: 12.00pm – 2pm
Sunday Roasts : 12.30pm – 7.30pm (Booking essential)
Monday – Thursday: 6pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 6pm – 9:30pm
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.
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. 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.
If you would be interested in becoming part of the Boathouse team please pop into the pub with an up to date CV to have a chat. We will usually be most likely to be hiring in April before the busy summer madness begins! Also feel free to contact us here if you have any questions.