The Five Pilchards Inn is a Free House, restaurant, bed and breakfast and takeaway situated next to the beach in the old Cornish village of Porthallow, on the Lizard Peninsula in South West Cornwall. Established in 1830, the inn was closed for most of 2019, but was acquired in November 2019 by Pralla Limited. The owners have substantially renovated, refurbished and brought this focal point of Porthallow back to life. We hope you enjoy visiting and staying at The Five Pilchards - one which has seen just 16 landlords in 192 years.
All five ensuite bedrooms have been completely renovated, with brand-new bedroom furniture and bathroom fittings. The spacious rooms - four of which have a sea view - have been styled for maximum relaxation and comfort, in cool coastal green and grey. All are furnished with either a superking or king-sized bed, some of which can be reconfigured to offer twin rooms.
The bar and restaurant area has also been extensively refurbished.
We hope to have electric car charging points for guests installed in time for Summer, and outdoor dining areas further improved in 2022. Watch this space!
The Five Pilchards Inn stands in a unique position at the mid point of the South West Coast Path National Trail, an inspiring coastal walk stretching for 630 miles along the coast of Devon and Cornwall.
The halfway point is marked by a granite sculpture on the beach at Porthallow, providing a picturesque photo opportunity. Walkers will receive a warm welcome at the Five Pilchards Inn, located just 50 yards from the marker. Food, drink and accommodation are available at the end of a long day, or at the start of a new adventure.
In late 2019 we took over a closed down pub, and have refurbished it extensively and sympathetically over the last three years. The investment in the local economy over that period has been substantial and worthwhile.
Regrettably despite substantial bookings now cancelled, we temporarily closed from 1st September 2022 due to a lack of staff. This is not a problem unique to us, but across the whole country especially in hospitality .
We will open by 1st October 2022, we will use the coming months to refurbish further with a new management team.
Thank you for your support.