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 Café located on amazing outdoor terrace overlooking the port and a Bar & Restaurant over two floors indoors. Upstairs is a Bed & Breakfast with seven quirky, but modernly appointed 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.

Dear Customers

As we will be slowing down after hectic summer season the Restaurant in September will be open a few days for lunch and dinner and a few days for lunch only each week (normally Thursday and Friday, but please enquiry). In October 2023 each week The Restaurant will be shut completely for 2 or 3 days and a few days each week we will be open for lunch and dinner. Please enquiry a week before your visit about opening hours.

Our B&B is opened all year round, providing bed and breakfast (apart from the closure time below). Restaurant closure does not affect B&B operation.

B&B will be closed from 9th Jan till mid February 2024 for a refurb. 

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience and wishing you an enjoyable stay with us.

B&B Winter  2023-24 Deal!

We are offering Winter break from 1st Nov 2023 till 15th March 2024, two night stay between Sunday and Thursday from £199 Bed and Breakfast.

Offer includes stay in rooms 2, 4 and 5. For £20 extra per stay upgrades to room 1, 9 or 11 are available.

10% non-refundable deposit will be require to secure the booking. 

Offer excludes weekends and bank holidays (Christmas/ New Year week). Offer is not available between 26th December 2023 and 1st January 2024.


 The Slipway Bar & Restaurant

Open from 10am – late in season. The outdoors Restaurant area accommodates 40 and further 30 more covers are available in more formal Restaurant inside. The Restaurant is located over two floors and delivers fantastic village views . Traditional Cornish cream teas and a range of scones, cakes and homemade sandwiches are available for lunch and more formal dinning in the Restaurant in the evenings. We specialise in local seafoods such as crab, lobster and mussels (all sourced locally whenever possible).

The Bar 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 menuOur menu changes frequently, please phone us to enquire about current menu.

Local Attractions

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)

Daymer Bay

Port Quin historic village

Tintagel Castle (King Arthur folklore)

Bodmin and Launceston Steam Railway

Golf courses in St Kew, Bowood, St Enodoc and Trevose

The Eden Project

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.

All rooms are located above the Slipway Bar & Restaurant, some overlooking vibrant Cafe area, some further back of the building .

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.

Children below age of 17 and pets are not allowed.


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

The Slipway