NOVEMBER OPENING HOURS
Wednesday 5th November
Our November hours are now in operation, we remain open everyday during these quieter months but Evenings have been reduced to Friday and Saturday.
Please note that we will be fully open all throughout the Christmas and New Years period as in previous years. Quiz evenings will return with more updates coming later this week as well as our New Years Eve Party.
We thank you for you continued support and understanding during the quieter Winter period.
The Towill Family
PUNCHBOWL & LADLE
Monday 3rd November
Thankyou so much to everyone who came to support us at the opening of our new Pub in Feock last Friday. This project had been the result of months of planning and a very quick 18 day renovation and (although a little tired) we could not be happier with the results. A special Thankyou to all our lovely locals from Helford Passage who made the journey to join us and we hope to welcome you all here soon!
MEMORIES OF 1976
Thursday 26th September
Recently we were lucky enough to be contacted by a lovely couple. They got in touch to let us know they had this beautiful painting that a dear friend of theirs had painted in 1976 of Helford Passage.
They were generous enough to gift us the painting in the spirit of returning it to the place it was painted where lots of people would get to see it.
A huge thankyou Bernard and his wife and we hope it gives lots of people as much pleasure as it has given us for many years to come.
AUTUMN IS HERE
Tuesday 24th September
This week really feels like Autumn has arrived at Helford Passage. The weather is cooler and the rugs are back down in the Pub making us all in the mood fro some cosy comfort food. With that in mind the Menu has had a little Autumn update with some delicious new additions. Top of our list to try is the new Balinese Fish Curry, the Roasted Squash and the Warm Rice Pudding with Strawberry Jam….is it Supper time yet?
Monday 23rd September
This weekend we hosted our first Lobster & Burger evening, our kitchen team created a delicious menu for everyone to keep the Burger lovers and you Lobster fans happy!
Thankyou so much to everyone who came and to our great Bartender Liam for this brilliant photo!
THE BIG SUMMER THANKYOU
Monday 9th September
What an amazing Summer season we were lucky enough to have. A huge thankyou to everyone who visited the Pub this Summer. Summer on this river is both amazing, beautiful…..and busy!
We are so lucky to have so many people come through our lovely Pub and we are always working to improve as much as we can in that very busy time. A massive thankyou too to our amazing team who make everything possible and work so hard in the very busy Summer days to serve all you lovely customers.
GUARDIAN ITINERARY MENTION
Tuesday 9th July
We were happy to be included in the Guardian’s round up of 10 coastal destinations to explore in the UK! If you are planning a trip down to our beautiful corner check out the article for a great 5 day plan on things to explore in our local area.
CALLING ALL LITTLE SAILORS
Tuesday 9th July 2019
We love our new kids t shirts, perfect for sunny days on the beach or when you take an impromptu dip without spare clothes! Available now from the pub - just ask at the bar!
Ages 3-6 years, £12 each
TEAM FERRY BOAT T SHIRTS
Monday 1st July 2019
Our amazing team are now all sporting their Ferry Boat T shirts for the summer and we think they look dreamy!
Keep your eyes peeled for some new additions to our Ferry Boat Shop too including some t-shirts for the little sailors in your life!
Monday 1st July 2019
Meet the new addition to Team Ferry Boat, Roan, our general manager and his family welcomed the amazing little Barney to their family last week, so look out for him down at the pub this summer!
No one loves dogs like us and we are super proud to be completely dog friendly at the pub! The nearby fields are a great place to walk your dogs before your visit and Bar Beach (just a short walk along the road) is dog friendly all year round, so plenty of chances for a swim too!
SUMMER WEEKEND PLANS
Monday 1st July 2019
This week we launch our new Summer Weekends! Starting this Friday join us for our Family BBQ’s on the beach from 5pm, not just Hot Dogs and Burgers, our famous Ferry Boat Smoked Brisket, Pulled Pork, Lobster Rolls and Halloumi Burgers. What better way to celebrate the end of the week than taking the night off cooking and eating some delicious BBQ.
Then spend Sunday Mornings with us (curing potential hangovers) with our Breakfast Rolls from 10.30am, plenty of pastries and Fresh Coffee too. The best way to start a Sunday!
REGATTA DATE FOR 2019
Monday 3rd June 2019
Don’t forget to add this date to your Summer Diary! Helford Passage Regatta is one of our favourite days of the year, with tons of family stuff to take part in including Children’s Fancy Dress (our girls favourite!), BBQ, face painitng and lots of races to watch or take part in! Plus an amazing party to finish the night, this year we are welcoming back local band ‘Totally Funked Up’ who are our firm favourite for Regatta!
See you there!
JOIN OUR KITCHEN TEAM
Monday 3rd June 2019
With Summer just around the corner we are looking for enthusiastic Kitchen team members for the season. We have Chef de Parties and Kitchen Porter jobs available to start immediately! With a 3 1/2 days on 3 1/2 days off week rota you will still get to see the beach this Summer and with super competitive rates of pay this is your dream summer job!
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 27th May 2019
If you are a football fan then it wont have passed you by this is a pretty huge week for English football! We will be showing both finals at the pub and running our ‘Burger & Beer’ Deal for £10 throughout the matches (selected beers included, please see staff for more details)…..and if you’re not into football a Burger and a beach is always a good idea!
FERRY BOAT CUSTOM PLATES
Monday 7th May 2019
There are few things that will have Zander as excited as a custom designed plate, and these have long been a dream of his since we took over the pub back in 2016. We are so pleased to finally be using them and it was great fun designing them with a local company producing them in Helston. We think they look amazing with a nod to the traditional Cornish Blue china and our logo, we like to think they feel like they have always been here and we hope they will be used for years to come.
Fingers crossed we will be able to make them available to buy in the coming months too so you can have a piece of Helford Passage china in your own home…keep following for more updates soon!
POMPIER BARBEQUE’S FIRST BIG ADVENTURE
Monday April 29th 2019
Heading straight from a busy Easter into Pompier Barbeque’s first big trip up to Devon this week! Zander, Roan and Ben are off to to the Talisker Whiskey Coastal Challenge with IGO Adventures tomorrow to feed some adventurous folks with a delicious open fire cooked menu. Follow along on Pompier Barbeque instagram to see what the guys get up to!
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EASTER SUNSHINE
Tuesday 23rd April 2019
What an amazing Easter we were lucky enough to have down here! The sun shone all weekend and we hope lots of you enjoyed spending time back on the beach and the water! Thank you to all our lovely customers who came down and enjoyed the live music and Easter trail too! Fingers crossed for some more lovely sunshine very soon!
FERRY BOAT CAPS ARE BACK
Monday 15th April 2019
Our ever popular Ferry Boat Caps are back in stock and available to buy now only from the pub, we have 2 new colours for 2019, but you’ll have to make a trip to the pub to pick one up! Don’t wait too long as they seem to sell out super fast….what better excuse for a trip to the pub!
NEW SPRING MENU
Tuesday 8th April 2019
Nothing gets us more excited for the new Season as our Spring Menu. With plenty of the Ferry Boat Classics we all love (Mackerel tacos…) and some new amazing dishes to try including the Smoked Fish Plate and updated Chicken Schnitzel we hope you will all love it as much as we do. There is also a new sandwich and snack menu running through the day time and of sourse our updated Daily Specials…feeling hungry yet?
PLASTIC FREE HELFORD RIVER
Monday 7th April 2019
We are so proud to have been given the ‘Plastic Free’ award for Helford Passage. This means that as a business we are now completely free of single use plastics including straws and plastic glasses which goes a long way to preserving this beautiful place we are lucky enough to share.
Thankyou for your continued support and look out for some great Beach clean initiatives coming soon.
OUR NEW LITTLE BUSINESS
Sunday 17th March 2019
We are so excited to finally be telling you about our new little venture, Pompier Barbeque! We have been working on our beautiful French Fire Engine over the last few months and will be sharing more pictures of her very soon! We will be serving delicious, slow smoked BBQ food starting this Spring at food festivals, private events and at our very exciting partnership with IGO events at some incredible locations around the UK (head to www.igoadventures.com/team/bentowill/ to find out more).
This project has long been a dream of ours and we are so looking forward to serving up some the amazing food this Summer. Follow us on instagram or our website (launching very soon)to follow our journey and get updates on locations as we announce them!
BRISTOL GIG CLUB CHRISTEN THEIR NEW BOAT ‘CONCORDE’
Friday 8th March 2019
Some lovely images of the lovely new boat ‘Concorde’ being blessed and launched from the beach on Friday. The Bristol Gig club made the trip down to the Helford Passage for their new boats first launch, painted in traditional ‘Bristol Blue’ and looking beautiful.
NEW COMPOSTABLE CUPS FROM ORIGIN
Monday 4th March 2019
We are happy to announce that we are now using Origin Coffee’s compostable cups for all our takeaway coffee’s. These clever little cups are made of completely compostable cardboard so even if you forget your reusable cup you can still enjoy a coffee on the beach without feeling guilty…..or a hot chocolate with whipped cream!
OPEN FOR THE SEASON !
Friday 1st March 2019
We are happy to announce we have fully reopened for the Season from 1st March!
The last few months have been full of repairing and updating lots of little elements around the pub, fresh coats of paint all around (its a lot of paint!) and planning and preparing for the busy year ahead.
We are back to open everyday from 10.30am for coffee and pastries, with Lunch served from 12pm and Dinner from 5pm. We have lots of new ideas for the pub this year and a some exciting announcements about new projects and some great events coming which we will share soon. We look forward to seeing you all this year!
The Ferry Boat Team
Ferry Boat finds No.5 - Verdant Seafood Bar
Thursday 28th February 2019
We were so excited to visit the latest addition to Falmouth’s food scene. This Taproom inspired space is beautiful and efficiently designed with a mix of communal tables alongside some smaller tables for 2. The menu is delicious with small plates of mostly fish dishes designed to share …we obviously felt compelled to try them all and each one was quickly devoured! As expected the beer is amazing too, with Verdant brew fast becoming one of Cornwall’s standout Independent Brewers. We loved every bite and can’t wait to visit again soon.
All images from Verdant Seafood bar Instagram