A warm welcome awaits you at
The Star Inn, Porkellis
A warm welcome to The Star Inn, Porkellis, a village pub and restaurant with a history that dates back to 1707.
We are located in the heart of Porkellis and ideally situated mid-way between the towns of Helston, Redruth and Falmouth on the edge of the Lizard Peninsula.
About The Star Inn, Porkellis
There are records of Porkellis dating as far back as 1286. Porkellis was built on tin streaming and mining and at its peak in the 19th Century the village had 278 permanent residents, 83 of whom worked in the mining industry. By the 1890’s following the closure of the Basset & Grylls mine, there were just 35 miners left. Yet, the village was still thriving with a Wesleyan Chapel, The Church of St Christopher, three shops, a Post Office, a cobbler, a blacksmith, a whealwright and two pubs; The Star Inn and The Fifteen Bells. Both pubs were renowned for their out-of-hours carousing and on Christmas Day 1895, PC Roberts discovered the then landlord of The Star Inn, William Jewell, quenching the thirst of the ‘travelling choir’ at 8.30am.
The history of The Star Inn, Porkellis dates back to 1707. The current building was built in the early 1900’s and has been extensively refurbished in a contemporary style.
Food and Drink
Whether you are looking to enjoy a drink or join us for lunch or dinner, we look forward to seeing you soon.
Being in Cornwall, we have access to great producers and wherever we can we use local ingredients in our menu; sourcing our fresh meat from Dales Family Butchers in Helston, our fresh fish from Seabourne Fish in Penryn and our fruit and vegetables from Westcountry in Falmouth.
We have a great selection of beers, wines and spirits including well known Cornish brands and lesser known local and artisan producers.
The highlight of the week is our Sunday Roast, which we serve family style both at lunch and dinner.
We serve locally sourced meats alongside a vegan alternative with freshly prepared vegetables that are cooked to order.
Stay with Us
The Barn at The Star Inn, Porkellis
The Barn at The Star Inn is full of character. The barn has an 'upside down' layout, with a ground floor double bedroom (that sleeps two), sitting area and a large bathroom (with bath, shower and washer-dryer). The upper floor is open plan with a well-appointed kitchen, breakfast bar and lounge (with a sofa bed that sleeps two). Wooden floors and exposed beams enhance the feeling of space. The barn benefits from a sunny deck area and is the ideal place to relax with a good book or a gin and tonic before dinner. The Barn offers free super fast broadband.
To check availability and book online click here.
Monday & Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday & Thursday 6pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 5.30pm - 10pm
Sunday 12 noon - 9pm
We serve dinner Wednesday – Saturday between 6pm and 8pm.
On a Sunday we serve lunch from 12 noon until 2.30pm and dinner from 5pm until 7.30pm.
To book a table, please phone, use the booking request form below or email (stating the date, time and number of people you would like to book for). If you are enquiring about a booking for today, we advise you to call us on 01326 340237 to ensure we act on your request. Until you receive a confirmation, bookings are not confirmed. You may be asked to pay a booking deposit.
Please note, we do not accept cash.
To request a reservation, please complete the following information.
Please note, bookings are not confirmed until you receive a confirmation. If your request is for today, we strongly recommend that you call us on 01326340237
We would love to hear from you!
Get in touch today using the methods below, or feel free to call in - you're sure to receive a warm welcome!
The Star Inn, Porkellis, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0JR