Welcome to the Slipway, Port Isaac

In the heart of the historic fishing village, overlooking Port Isaac harbour, stands The Slipway.

Dating back to 1527, The Slipway has been a smugglers hideaway and a ships chandlery. Shortly after World War II the building was converted into a seaside guest house and hotel. In 1969, due to its architectural and historic importance, the building was Grade II listed by the national trust. The current owners purchased The Slipway in the summer of 2016 and they are planning to return this historic building to its former glory, keeping the cottage character and quirkiness. In current form it is operating as The Slipway Café, Bosun’s Table Restaurant open in the evenings, and The Slipway Bed & Breakfast in the rooms above.


The Slipway is a handy base to explore the surrounding picturesque area, enjoying idyllic coastal walks and only 4 miles away from one of the best surfing beaches in North Cornwall – Polzeath. The village of Port Isaac, where The Slipway is located, became a popular filming location, and since the 80’s has served as backdrop to various film and television productions. It is also home to the group Fisherman’s Friends, a group of local fishermen who are a world famous sea-shanty group.


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The Slipway Café

Open from 9am ( in season) (11am in off-season) – 7pm. The Café is a licenced café with its 6o seater marquee covered terrace and courtyard. Serving traditional cornish cream teas and a range of scones, cakes and homemade sandwiches. The Café also specialises in local seafoods such as Crab, lobster and mussels ( all sourced from minutes of Port Isaac harbour).


The café also stocks Cornish ciders, beers and soft drinks. Fish & Chips ( the seaside dish) is served all day and is availiable eat in or takeaway. Please click here for a sample of the café menus.

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The Bosun’s Table

Located on the Mezzanine floor of the café, the Bosuns table is our 25 seater a la carte restaurant. Primarliy for the residents of the B&B above the café, table bookings are opened to the general public from 4pm daily. (sorry, no advance bookings).


All produce served on the bosuns table is sourced locally from the sea or farms in the port Isaac area. Click here to see an example of our daily changing a la carte menu




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The Bed & Breakfast

With years of history , exposed beams and stonework, (and the odd ghost or 2). Our 7 modern rooms are fitted with ensuite showers, central heating, and HD screen tvs. Each room has beverage making facilities & a mini fridge to keep drinks and snacks cold. An example of our breakfast menu can be found here.


We have 4 sea view double room ( 2 with balconies) with amazing panoramic views of Port Isaac harbour and beyond. 2 smaller rooms at the rear of the hotel ( 1 double , 1 twin ) with village views. 1 loft suite, especially designed for honeymoon getaways or special occasions.




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Slipway, Harbour Front, Port Isaac, PL29 3RH . Telephone: 01208 880264

The Slipway