Pubs and Real Ale in St Ives!

Hi Everyone, I expect a lot of you will want  a pint when you are in our lovely town.

You can of course look at the Camra website. But just to tell you some of what is on offer.

Doom Bar from Sharps Brewery

Betty Stoggs from Skinners

And our own St Ives Beer Brewery beer known as Boilers

The Castle Inn in Fore Street  has a wide range of real ales.

Make sure you visit the Sloop.  The Sloop website also  has great live webcams. Take a look

You could try Rum and Shrub. Shrub being a mixer that was originally devised to mask the taste of rum which was tainted with salt water from being left to long on the ocean shore whilst avoiding customs officers!

And a drink from the past which I have not tried Mahogany. A mix of gin and black treacle! Go on I dare you 🙂

As for pubs well there is plenty of choice. The Western has a good bar called the Kettle n Wink (come on my tour to find out why) It also has a reputation as a great music venue with many local and visiting musicians gathering for acoustic night, songwriters night and others. Not to forget the amazing Jazz nights on Tuesday evenings upstairs in the function room.

The Queens Hotel has recently got new owners and has been refubirshed with a tasty pub menu and beer from the St Austell Brewery.

The Lifeboat Inn on the Harbour front, the Sheaf of Wheat just up the Stennack (excellent value food served), The Golden Lion also recently refurbished, The Union in Fore Street and just to complete the pub tour of St Ives The Three Ferrets which is the real drinking man’s pub in Chapel Street.

If you do want to venture a little way out of St Ives (possibly to avoid the crowds in school hols) the Watermill at Lelant is lovely with a nice pub garden, the Tinners Arms at Zennor, the Badger Inn at Lelant, The Lodge at Balnoon (formerly the Balnoon Inn) nice garden and a playroom with pool, table football etc to keep the adults and kids happy………..,  and at Halsetown we have the Halsetown Inn which serves the most amazing pies.


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