Landlord David Lambrick, a former St Keverne Farmer and award winning cheesemaker began running The Five Pilchards Freehouse in April 2009 and is enjoying his latest venture. David's wife Lynn runs the B&B and they are joined by Head Chef Mike Easterbrook.
The restaurant can accommodate 30 people with additional seating available in the conservatory and outside courtyard it offers a good selection of light lunches and evening meals. All ingredients are purchased from local suppliers. The vegetables are supplied by local growers and are available in season and the meat is supplied by a reputable local butcher. It is advisable to book in advance for evening meals in peak season. Children and dogs are welcome (if accompanied by a consenting adult).
Porthallow, called "P'raalla" by locals, is a former fishing village which specialised in the pilchard industry. It is situated East of St. Keverne and South of Gillan Creek and close to the Helford River. It is a beautiful place for cliff walks and the opportunity to take in the stunning views of Falmouth Bay and is the halfway point of the South West Coastal path between Poole and Minehead. On Porthallow beach you will find the half way stone marker.