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We do not take bookings here at The Three Pilchards due to location, seasonality & weather dependency for the garden.

We often find that those visiting the village like to take their time on the walk from the car park to enjoy the scenery and local shops without rushing to us for a reservation.

We operate a very reliable waiting list service which ensures everyone is seated in a fair and timely manner. If you arrive at the pub and the tables are full, we will simply take your contact number and give you a call when your table is ready.

Polperro is truly an incredibly beautiful place so why not grab a takeaway beer and have a stroll around the beach or the harbour or even climb up onto the coast path and admire the view while you wait? For those who are not able to go for a wander there is ample seating upon the Fish Quay Opposite where you can enjoy the wait with a view of the Harbour.

If you are contacting about anything else we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.


01503 272233


We open daily from 11am. Food is served from 11am until 9pm (Except Christmas Day & New Years Eve)


Quay Road, Polperro,
Cornwall, PL13 2QZ


The Three Pilchards is a historic Inn located on the harbourside of the Cornish village of Polperro.
Our inside restaurant and bar area is reasonably level and is accessible through the front door up a small step 10cm high. We ask that pushchairs are folded away to ensure all walkways are clear from obstruction. Arrangements can be made for wheelchair users wishing to eat and drink inside, however our beer garden due to the elevation and narrowness is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Our rooftop harbour view beer garden is accessible to the rear of the restaurant; the first level is up 31 steps and second level an additional 17 steps – though the view is worth it! We are unable to allow prams/highchairs in the rooftop beer garden due to space and health and safety.
Toilet facilities are located to the rear of the building accessible through the restaurant up 4 steps. These can also be accessed via our back gate for those with mobility issues as the access is up a short slope (approx. 15 mins from the front door to the ladies toilet). Unfortunately due to the age and fabric of the building (16th Century Grade 2 listed) we are unable to provide disabled toilet facilities, however we do have a designated ladies toilet, urinal, and unisex toilet. There are also public toilet facilities approximately 50 meters down from the Pub which contains baby change facilities (50p charge – open from Easter until the beginning of November).
Highchairs are readily available inside the pub/restaurant although unavailable outside.
Parking is available at the top of the village; the car park is privately owned and takes cash only at this time but there are change machines available.

Inclement Weather

Our Rooftop garden is fully equipped with Parasols for the odd shower or downpour. We do advise that sitting in the garden is at your own risk when it comes to the weather conditions, and if the weather turns we may be unable to accommodate you inside due to social distancing. Our advice – bring a brolly and a light jacket and do what we brits do best – persevere! The sun always gets its hat on in the end.