When you enter The Ship Inn you are stepping into one of Fowey’s oldest buildings. The inn was built in 1570 by John Rashleigh and is a remnant of his remarkable life story.

John was the son of the prestigious Philip Rashleigh, who had held a commission from Queen Elizabeth I as a privateer in her war with the Spaniards, and who brought fame and riches to the port of Fowey.

John Rashleigh, continuing his father’s tradition, sailed his ship, The Frances of Fowey, to the Americas, accompanied by Frobisher and his cousins Srake and Raleigh. In July 1588 he left Fowey harbour to play his part in the defeat of the spanish Armada.

The Ship Inn not only offers good food and real ale, but also comfortable accommodation.

The principal bedroom has retained its original features of John Rashleigh’s day, and all the other rooms have been tastefully restored to maintain their original old-world feel. Please enquire for availability.