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Address: Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England

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Lively rough and tumble back street pub

We are Micropub enthusiasts. This is not one of those but because the Pilchard Press is not always open we like the 3 Fs as an alternative. Bias towards younger drinkers but still... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great boozer, there is a lot of top class pearls in there. A must visit if in St Ives. And you must try the drip tray and blackcurrant.

Thank Paul M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Really excellent find, full of characters, great beer at good prices. Always welcoming but not for kids

Thank Simon L
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Away from the wharf - basic boozer. Cheap drinks, great atmosphere and possibly the best jukebox ever. Sport on telly, pool table and always packed with lots of characters. Always spend time there when in the area. Yea it's a bit loud, everyone's always having a good time, sometimes the loos need a health warning (New Years Eve) but I... More 

3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have been visiting St Ives on our own and with friends for many years. Only when one of our friends was working down there 6 years ago did we start visiting this pub. Difficult to know where to start. It is jam packed full of characters from the gay couple having a good old snog in the corner to... More 

1 Thank bob s
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841 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We are Micropub enthusiasts. This is not one of those but because the Pilchard Press is not always open we like the 3 Fs as an alternative. Bias towards younger drinkers but still welcoming, and the Ferrets has bustle noise pool and TV in its amenable one room bar Listing needs some photos..

1 Thank Jannerbloke
St Ives, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

If you have kids don't visit this pub at night as there were blokes fighting inside and drug taking in the toilets, avoid like the plague

8 Thank _andydpetzing
Westbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The locals made us feel so welcome! If you want great fun, great price and a true welcome...drop your troubles at the door go in and alphabet a great time!

2 Thank rowstarr
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

That may upset some people but really shouldn't. We went there because we were told it was the only place still open after 12.30am and we fancied another beer. It's a bit like a Wild West saloon, admittedly it was very late and nearly everyone was worse for wear but we had our women with us and I can understand... More 

3 Thank Nidgehammer
Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

So many pubs are being lost nowadays,Brilliant little find ,a locals pub with friendly characters.Enjoyed a few games of pool,Good music and brilliant staff,cheers to everyone who made us feel welcome,and gave us a right good laugh.Other establishments should take note .Cheers to you all.

2 Thank carol m
Leigh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Fairly small place,but okay, sky sports etc. Well popular with the locals, but can be a little bit rowdy, but not for me sorry.

1 Thank terence b

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