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Cornish Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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Cornish Arms Carbis Bay St. Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2PG, England
+44 1736 796112
Today
16:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 23:30
Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want a proper pub experience, this is it - friendly staff, traditional pub decor (open fire roaring when we visited in mid-March), lovely pub grub at very reasonable prices and decent ales/wines etc. Flagstone floors/low beams. A proper local, then. The Cornish is a place for a quiet chat and drink/food, with perhaps a low key game of... More 

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Thank Steve J
Grand Gaube
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the food, love the pub, love the staff, loved the fire, made to feel welcomed, so yeh loved it all and wold recommend to all

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Thank francisJanet
Brighton, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lat time I was in this pub was when I was a child popping in on a Saturday from the stables to get my pasty! It has changed but oh what a lovely friendly pub. Sadly did not eat here but heard good reports. The bar staff were very friendly and entertaining and all the locals were of the same... More 

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Thank bandit7
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Had an evening meal for a group of 9 - bar staff were pleasant, chatty and attentive. Food was good and priced well. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Thank Philgreee
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

had dinner in here fantastic would definitely return the guiness was really good didn't expect that down in cornwall

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Thank Ron A
JackyGill, Owner at Cornish Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are please you enjoyed your meals and look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in St. Ives. More 

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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Having read some great reviews we decided to eat at the Cornish Arms as it was within walking distance of our hotel meaning we could have a drink. The ale was very good, with a mixed selection. The place seemed very clean. The barman on duty was friendly and delivered good customer service. The food was somewhat disappointing. The fish... More 

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2 Thank Adventurous0694
JackyGill, Owner at Cornish Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you were disappointed with your meal. The fish is locally sourced and hand battered here so couldn't be fresher. You would have been asked if your meal was satisfactory and you should have said at the time if you were unhappy with anything. The meals are around £10 each which is not... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We booked a table for 8pm. When we arrived at five past we were greeted with "you are late". Perhaps a joke but hardly a warm welcome. Menu OK but poor real selection of fish dishes - only battered fish and chips or salmon. this is Cornwall. Lamb shank delicious.

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2 Thank Richard H
JackyGill, Owner at Cornish Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you thought you did not get a warm welcome, I assure you if you were told you were late by bar staff that it was only meant as a joke, we serve food until 9pm so it would not have mattered. We do not have a large selection of fish dishes as... More 

Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Always like to visit on my trips to St Ives. Lovely food. Good value for money and a lovely atmosphere.

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Thank Katherine W
JackyGill, Manager at Cornish Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I look forward to welcoming you on your next return visit. More 

Solihull
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Friendly welcome on arrival, and a good choice of ales. Nicely cooked food served really quickly. Recommended.

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JackyGill, Manager at Cornish Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and hope to welcome you back if you visit St Ives again More 

Ellenton, Florida
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284 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Been a while since last here but was great to return for another good "Pint" Good to see that it has not changed as have great memories.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
17:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:30
Thursday
17:30 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cornish Arms Carbis Bay St. Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives  >  Carbis Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796112

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?