Pubs and Bars in St Ives

Below is a list of pubs and bars in St Ives that the team of Cornish Riviera Holidays recommend.

Castle Inn

Castle Inn

Fore Street, 01736 796833

The Castle Inn is a traditional Cornish Real Ale pub situated in the heart of St Ives. It has traditional pub decor including beamed ceiling, slate floor and a magnificent stained glass window which is listed.


Union Inn

Union Inn

Fore Street, 01736 796486

The Union Inn is a traditional pub and takes pride in delivering freshly cooked seasonal dishes in a relaxing and comfortable environment. Whether you visit for a quick lunch, a Sunday roast with friends or family, a quiet drink or a great value pub meal, you will find The Union Inn welcoming, as their team focus real attention on you.


Lifeboat Inn

The LifeboatWharf Road, 01736 794123

The Lifeboat Inn is a traditional harbour-side pub with log fire and outstanding views of the sea. Sitting alongside the famous lifeboat house that supports seafarers it's a great place to relax, enjoy a meal and watch the maritime activities of St Ives.


Pilchard Press Ale House

The Pilchard Press Alehouse

Wharf Road, 01736 791665

Cornwall's first micropub serving the best craft ales, ciders and wines. It's very hard to find. It's just after Lifeboat Inn before a pasty takeaway shop.


Harbour Pool Club

The Harbour Pool and Billiards Club

Wharf Road, 01736 795434

A private members club overlooking St Ives Bay with friendly staff. We encourage civilised patrons in an uncrowded environment. Comfortable lounge area in which you may entertain your guests. Enjoy the local charm and character with an open fire to warm you up.


The Sloop

The Sloop Inn

Wharf Road, 01736 796584

The Sloop Inn is one of the oldest inns in Cornwall, the public house is dated to "circa 1312" although the present building was built in the 17th or 18th century. The Sloop Inn is a traditional bar, with low ceilings but with an outside decking area.


Upper Deck 

Upper Deck

Behind The Sloop Inn, Fish Street, 01736 796584

The Upper Deck offers an additional comfortable lounge area inside and a terrace with over the sloop and harbour. With its own bar and table service, the Upper Deck is the only spot in St Ives to sit in the sun the sun all day long.


Cornish Arms

Cornish Arms

St Ives Road, Carbis Bay, 01736 796112

The Cornish Arms is situated on the popular walking route into the seaside town of St Ives. Although newly decorated, this cosy pub is bursting with traditional charm and character. Its thick stone walls have seen years of laughter and its warmth is only enhanced with its carpeted floor, real log fire, low beamed ceilings, rustic wooden furniture and interesting memorabilia. On your own or with a group of friends and family, it really makes no difference as everyone is welcomed in with open Cornish arms, that's right, everyone, bring your dog if you have one. 


The Badger 

The Badger Inn, Lelant

 Fore Street, Lelant, 01736 752181

The Badger Inn was given its present name in 1975. Previously known as the The New Inn, Praed's Arms, then The Lelant Arms (1899-1975), it was considerably extended and modernized in 1900, becoming the building we know today.

A rich history is not all The Badger Inn has to offer as they have a selection of regular offers and activities including Tuesday nights' quiz.


The WatermillThe Watermill

Old Coach Road, Lelant, 01736 757912

The Watermill, built in the late 18th century, nestles on the Old Coach Road in Lelant, near St Ives & Hayle, in extensive gardens with a stunning panorama across open countryside.
The Watermill was originally built by the Trevetho Estate to produce animal feed for the working horses used by the foundries and other industry in Hayle and surrounding areas during the Industrial Revolution. It continued to operate as a mill until the early 1900’s.

01736 797891