The Five Pilchards Inn is a Free House, restaurant, and bed and breakfast 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 sadly shut its doors in early 2019, but was acquired later that year by Pralla Limited, dedicated to renovating, refurbishing and bringing this focal point of Porthallow back to life. The Five Pilchards has seen just 16 landlords in 190 years, the latest being David and Vanessa Leatherdale, who have lovingly overseen the regeneration of this hidden gem.
All five ensuite bedrooms were fully refurbished in early 2020, 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 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.