Booking enquiries : 0844 4999 357
Group Bookings : 0844 4995 665
The Ship and Castle Hotel manager is:Paul
Where the Rivers’ Fal and Percuil meet to join the open sea, St Mawes boasts the perfect picture postcard retreat and at the heart of the village, right on the quay you will find The Ship and Castle Hotel. Once The Ship and Castle Inn, and a warren of small fishermen’s cottages (remnants of which can still be seen at the rear of the existing building) The Ship and Castle is now a 55 bedroom hotel with all the charm and character one would expect for its location.
St Mawes was originally a fishing village and whilst there are still a few remaining working boats and opportunities to take fishing trips, the water now predominantly hosts sailing vessels of all types from small dinghy’s to world class racers, and being adjacent to Falmouth, one of the world's deepest natural harbours you are sure to see a myriad of nautical transport.
Our bar and lounges offer the perfect location for a peaceful day in St Mawes watching the world go by, or enjoying a traditional Cornish Cream Tea. We have a selection of sea view rooms which understandably are in high demand and are well recommended to make your stay that little bit more special.
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The Ship and Castle has a total of 55 rooms, including newly refurbished superior rooms as well as sea view rooms, some of which have their own balconies to enhance the experience. Naturally all rooms are en-suite and have hair dryer, TV, Tea and Coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries.
Our Superior rooms typically have luxurious beds, 26 inch flat screen digital television, and a spacious en suite bathroom with shower over bath. These Superior rooms also have a hair dryer, shaving point and facilities to make a hot drink.
Our standard rooms contain everything you come to expect from a modern hotel. All our rooms have en-suite facilities as well as a television, hair dryer, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.
Here at The Ship and Castle Hotel we have a number of facilities:
At The Ship and Castle Hotel we offer relaxed entertainment on selected evenings to add to the ambience of the perfect evening.
On Tuesday Evenings
On Thursday Evenings
The entertainment programme advertised is subject to change for reasons beyond our control without prior notice.
The Ship and Castle has two beautiful dining areas where our Chef serves a daily changing menu featuring traditional and modern cuisine.
Sample Table D'hôte Menu
Cod pieces, battered and deep fried and served with a homemade tartare sauce
Tomato and Herb Soup (v)
A blend of tomato and herbs busting with flavour
Classic Caesar Salad (v)
Crispy leaves, egg and fresh croutons finished with Parmesan and caesar dressing
|Poached Fillet of Plaice
Served with a mushroom, white wine and cream sauce and buttered new potatoes
Roasted Vegetable Bake (v)
Herb roasted vegetables served with a rich tomato sauce and finished with a ciabatta crust, served with buttered new potatoes
Beef and Horseradish Casserole
Served with herb dumpling, red cabbage and roast potatoes
|Bread and Butter Pudding
A traditional pudding served with custard
Classic Sherry Trifle
With lashing of cream
A selection of Ice Cream
Served with a crispy wafer
Freshly brewed Douwe Egberts Coffee and Mints
|Why not upgrade?
To improve your dining experience and give you more choice we have introduced a new a la carte menu to supplement our Table D'hôte offering. Guests staying on any of our half board package breaks are now able to upgrade to our new a la carte menu for a reduced rate. Bon appetit.
Someone once said "wherever you are in Cornwall you are not far from anywhere"
Follow the A30 to Cornwall. Take the A391 to St Austell, then turn right onto the A390 to just past the sign for Hewswater. Next turn left onto the B3287 to Tregony. At the end of the road, turn left onto the A3078 and follow signs for St Mawes. The hotel is on the quayside (AA Roadwatch 09003 401100).
As with many St Mawes hotels, The Ship & Castle Hotel St Mawes does not have a car park. A public car park is located nearby. (Parking charges apply).
The nearest railway station is Truro, approximately 15 miles from the hotel. (Rail enquiries to 08457 484950)
Services available to Truro. (National Express enquiries to 08705 808080).
First Bus number 50 or 51 from Truro to St Mawes, stopping one minutes walk away from the hotel.
The Ship & Castle Hotel
Res: 01326 270 401
Tel: 01326 270 401
Located on the Cornish Riviera, St Mawes is tucked away at the tip of the Roseland Peninsula and offers a true taste of Cornwall.
As with many St Mawes Hotels, The Ship & Castle Hotel does not have a car park. A public car park is located nearby, where parking charges apply.
Situated in one of the nations favourite holiday counties you should not be short of places to visit or things to do. You could tackle the famous costal paths, visit one of the many beautiful gardens, take a river cruise, try your hand at line fishing, delve into Cornwall’s maritime past, or for the more adventurous you could even hire a kayak and explore the water and local wildlife under your own steam.
St Mawes is a small fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall, bathed by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream it has its own micro climate. It sits to the east of Falmouth one of the world's largest natural harbours and there are plenty of local attractions. St Mawes boasts fine pubs and restaurants, fishing and boat trips and for walkers there are many miles of coastal and countryside walks with breathtaking views. There is a foot ferry to Falmouth and over to Place Manor on the St Anthony peninsular.
St Mawes also has one of the finest and well preserved castles in the UK, built by King Henry VIII to protect the approaches of Falmouth harbour and waterways which are known as the Carrick Roads. There are many places to visit and things to see, it’s great for: Sailing, walking, culture & history?
Chris Nicholson - Maintenance Manager
Although St Mawes may be a small town, it offers a number of local events and festivals throughout the year.
New Forest, Dorset
8 April 2013
The staff were extremely courteous and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent, with very varied menus both for breakfast and evening dinner. The bar manager was very helpful and friendly. The hotel itself was very clean and comfortable, with a modern ambience and decor. Our room, which was round the side with a corner view of the lovely harbour, was clean and comfortable, a shame that the window did not open! We would certainly stay there again. Thank you.
4 November 2012
Stayed with friends in rooms 119 and 120. Fantastic views across the harbour, only problem being the lock on room 119 patio door was broken on arrival so we were unable to open it during our stay. Very friendly waiters in restaurant, food good, room clean, comfortable bed. Will be taking more holidays with Coast and Country. Excellent value for money.
17 September 2012
We stayed during the week when the GB Olympic Rowing Team visited to challenge the Cornish female Gig Rowers. What a brilliant day! We had a great view from the balconies of rooms 119 and 120 and watched the whole event from there and cheered along with the local spectators. It was the high point of a great week's holiday in a great hotel with great staff and nicely cooked food.
9 February 2012
My husband and I and two friends stayed for four days at the end of January. The rooms we stayed in, number 112 for us and 117 for our friends were absolutely excellent. The view from the balcony was superb and the bedroom was fantastic. The staff were very friendly and the food could not be faulted. The manager was a very friendly young man. All in all we had a really wonderful break and would definitely book this hotel again. Excellent value for money.
22 November 2011
Just returned from 3 nights stay & we had a fabulous time. The staff are so friendly & always smiling. The downstairs of the hotel has had a refurbishment & they are doing the rooms over time, the decor of our room was a bit tired but overall very clean. Food was excellent. Saturday night there was entertainment from Mark & he was brilliant, we all had a good singsong & dance. Met some great people & would return again. The Victory Inn just opposite the hotel is well worth a visit.
3 October 2011
Booked on spur of the moment with Indian summer weekend forecast. Food varied and very tasty. Staff first class from Paul the maitre d’ hotel (5 stars) to the waiters and very efficient cleaners. This is our second visit and won’t be our last. The only complaint and not your fault our room no. 107 was opposite the pub which was very noisy until after midnight. Very well done Coast & Country Hotels. This will be passed on to Trip Advisor.
7 November 2011
A great weekend - lovely hotel superb views overlooking the harbour. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming. The food was the best we have ever had at Coast and Country hotels. There was a lovely atmosphere - all the villagers were very friendly. Great firework display from a boat with reflections in the water.... Enjoyed taking the ferry over to Falmouth.
Monterey, California, USA
7 May 2011
Three of us came over from California for a family wedding at Rosevine. I booked the Ship and Castle for three nights in Sept. 2010 and am so glad I did. The hotel far exceeded our expectations. We had requested sea view rooms, the double of which had a huge balcony overlooking the harbour. Although we only had one dinner and breakfast the food was excellent. All the staff from reception to housekeepers were most courteous and professional. Thank you.
1 May 2011
The Ship and Castle is certainly a work in progress and we were not blessed with the best room for our stay with a pretty basic bathroom. However, the enthusiasm of the head waiter from South Africa who greeted us daily with smiles and banter and chivvied his overseas waiters supportively showed why improvements are on the way. Additionally, our room was refreshed daily with no intrusion and the floor staff were delightful. A pity more locals can't be persuaded to join the staff...housing costs??
13 March 2011
I've just returned from my first visit to Cornwall and I really couldn't have stayed in a better place. From the attitude of the friendly and efficient staff, to the stunning harbour side location, everything was as I expected. The public areas had obviously definitely benefited from the recent refurbishment, and the bedroom, whilst small, was comfortable. The only issue I really had was the restriction on opening the window - as a result the bedroom did feel a bit stuffy.
1 April 2011
We had 4 night stay and were made very welcome. Our host JP gives 100% effort to make sure everyone has a great time and made this holiday the best my wife and I have had for years. We are going to make it a regular destination and can’t wait to return.
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