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. In the past 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 Hardwick Family 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 its current form, it operates as a Harbourside Café & Terrace on the ground floor with an amazing outdoor terrace overlooking the port. Upstairs is a Bed & Breakfast with seven en-suite double bedrooms.
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.
The Harbourside Café and Terrace
Open from 9am (in season, 11am in off-season) – 9pm. The Café is a licensed café with its 60 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 available eat-in or takeaway. Please click below for our SAMPLE café menu. Our menu changes frequently, please phone us to enquire about current menu.
Situated on the historic wild west coast of Cornwall, Port Isaac is a great base to holiday and to explore Cornwall. Nothing is far away. Historic villages, rolling surf, the South west Coast Path, great golf courses and many stunning attractions are all within a short drive away. Enquire about our day-out packages with transport and a local guide.
Polzeath surf beach (Wavehunter Surf School)
Port Quin historic village
Tintagel Castle (King Arthur folklore)
Bodmin and Launceston Steam Railway
Golf courses in St Kew, Bowood, St Enodoc and Trevose
Tate St. Ives
Walks for beginners and advanced around Port Isaac
The Bed and Breakfast
With years of history, exposed beams and stonework, (and the odd ghost or 2) our 7 modern rooms are fitted with en-suite showers, central heating, and HD screen TVs. Each room has beverage making facilities, some a mini fridge to keep drinks and snacks cold.
We have 4 sea view double room (2 with balconies) with amazing panoramic views of Port Isaac harbour and beyond. Two rooms at the rear of the B&B (1 double with lounge, 1 twin) with village views. One loft suite, with king size bed is especially designed for honeymoon getaways or special occasions. All rooms have been recently fitted with anti-allergy, luxurious medium firm mattresses offering extremely comfortable night’s sleep. All bedding is also anti-allergic.
Please note the B&B is adults only, please enquire about infants.
There is no car park available near The Slipway. There are two public car parks available in Port Isaac, one at the top of the historic village, second at the entrance to the new area of the village. There is about a 5min brisk walk to the harbour where The Slipway is located. The walk might be difficult for older and disabled persons. Customers are welcomed to drive their car to drop off the luggage, but leaving your car at the building is not permitted by Cornwall Council and can result in parking fines. Please contact us if taxi/shuttle service is required.