“ The Wharf, St Ives, Tel: 01736 796584. Oldest pub in St Ives. Open all day. Children allowed into one bar only. Dogs under strict control. Taped music. B&B. „
A very old pub indeed if I remember corrrectly it's 15th century so very low ceilings and beautiful wood. In the back room they have quaint little booth like areas to sit and have a fabulous meal. Not too pricey but very well cooked the staff are very friendly and chatty, if you stay in one of the many ajoining rooms or cottages owned by the inn they do great breakfast with lots of choice, you choose from a menu the night before and they serve it in the pub between 8.30-9.30. Some of the rooms offer a room service breakfast but they do get booked up quite a long way I. Advance but wl worth it as you have a great veiw of the harbour.back to the pub yes they are happy to have children but it is always heavily packed with people so may be difficult with pushchairs. They have half a dozen benches out the front so a great veiw of the harbour and smeatons peir while you have a bevvy. Well worth a stop in. And a must to stay. Prices are around£45 a person a night depending on the season this may vary. If would like to see the veiw the pubs website has a web cam with veiws out the front and also the surfing beach behind, great fun if you have friends staying in that area as you could see the on the net.
"The Sloop Inn" is the oldest pub in St.Ives circa 1312, and some would say the best also. It is certainly the most well known of st.Ives pubs. It is situated on the seafront (The Wharf), and is a tiny building from the front, painted white with black window frames and doors. It has a beautiful painted pub sign on the front and in the summer has colourful flowers in hanging baskets and window boxes. To look at it with your own eyes visit www.sloop-inn.co.uk. Inside, the pub has low beamed ceilings and slate floors. Pictures from local artists can be seen on the dark wood walls. They have a wide selection of food of excellent quality - I would highly recomend the fresh fish and shellfish dishes. It is a very popular restaurant in the summer and it is often difficult to find a place to sit down for a meal. They also serve a good range of ales, wines and spirits. You can also stay at The Sloop as it has rooms above the bars - most with harbour views. They are apparently sound insulated so you don't have to endure the noise below!! I have never stayed overnight at The Sloop, but I have been to the pub area many times and I love it there. It is a lovely old Cornish pub, unspoilt by tourism and mod-cons. It's position is perfect being right on the sea-front, and in the summer it's visitors spread out onto the road and seafront itself. It is a highly popular pub and in the summer it is absoulutely packed to the rafters! But if visting St.Ives you must visit it, as it is such an important St.Ives landmark - many artists focus on it in their work. It is also worth a visit in the winter when it is free from tourists. The open fire makes it a very homely place, and you can hear the banter of real local people!! It has a very different feel in the winter. You can e-mail The Sloop at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01736) 796584