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Falmouth’s best sea view
pub and restaurant

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. 

Our 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. 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 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.

2016 & 2018 Certificate of Excellence

2015 Regional Champions – Best Bar Team in South West – The Great British Pub Awards

5* Food Standards Authority Food Hygiene Rating

What our reviews say on Tripadvisor

Outstanding burgers & lovely service

As this is my local & my favourite place in Falmouth, I brought my 2 friends here & their new baby who were visiting from London. We had 3 delicious, perfectly cooked burgers. Faultless. Served by two lovely, friendly & polite young ladies. – 31st July 2018

Amazing Mussels!!

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

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


Fantastic place to visit. Right now their Covid procedures are second to none in Falmouth - masked table service with table distancing and a one way system. Recommended 5*.

-August 2020


You will wish this
was your local!

Opening Times


Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 11pm

Friday: 4pm – Late

Saturday: 12.00pm – Late

Sunday: 12.00pm – 11pm


Saturday: 12.00pm – 2pm

Sunday Roasts : 12.30pm – 8pm (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.

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. 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 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.

Get in Touch

Contact Details

Beacon Street, Trevethan Hill, Falmouth TR11 2AG
01326 315425

Your award winning pub has reopened ensuring we are still here to make you feel safe and welcome with new Covid-19 Regulations in place. Apologies, but we can only take bookings for 6 people or less and for inside tables. Please contact us to book. At present will be offering a limited menu, plus our famous Sunday roast dinner from 12.30pm until sold out (booking is essential to avoid disappointment). 

For further information; please see our Covid-19 Safe Opening Policy.