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Cornish Arms

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Cornish Arms Carbis Bay St. Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2PG, England
+44 1736 796112
17:30 - 23:30
Closed now
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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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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner at the Cornish Arms on two occasions - preferring it to the restaurant in the hotel where we were staying. The menu is varied, the quality is good and the price reasonable.

Thank Roger E
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at a Tregenna Castle resort and drove past a couple of times so decided to visit on Sunday evening where food is served until 9pm. Met by the friendly landlord who advised there was a bit of a wait for food. We didn't notice the wait in all honesty, just aware of a friendly pub and good music playing... More 

Thank PaulaJB1966
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really good food, with plenty to choose from on the menu. Dishes to suit everyone. Good value, and delicious!

Thank Jammy2005
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to the pub, on recommendation from a colleague, was a very pleasant experience. The staff were welcoming and attentive. We visited for an evening meal and the only let down was no car park. The food was very good and we felt it was good value for money. We will visit again on our next trip to Cornwall.

Thank Gary F
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a traditional style pub, this is a good example. The bar staff were very friendly, but the service was a bit slow. Food quite basic but adequate if you're not looking to spend a lot.

Thank EPAG_traveller77
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in Carbis Bay for a few days we asked the receptionist at our hotel if there were any good places to eat within walking distance. We were told that the Cornish Arms was only a ten minute walk away. What a great pub; so friendly, and the landlord was a real character. We enjoyed a lovely meal in a... More 

1 Thank AEGP
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit to the Cornish Arms and we were both impressed. Very good service, a good choice on the menu, and the food quality was very good. Overall great value for money

2 Thank Matt K
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lucky find. Good, decent pub grub which is not overly priced, an open fire and good wine - just perfect

1 Thank jonnysdonny
JackyGill, Owner at Cornish Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to meeting you again when next in St Ives More 

penzance cornwall
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice local pub and the food looked nice but the bad thing about this pub was the smell of burnt wood so we just had one pint and left

Thank barfly70
JackyGill, Owner at Cornish Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5* review and comments on the food and pub. Not quite sure what you mean about the burnt wood smell, we do have an open fire burning during the winter and cold spring nights. I have not noticed an offensive smell when the fire is not lit. If it is a windy day we occasionally get... More 

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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This pub serves lovely meals. I've been several times and always had a lovely meal. I've tried several different meals and have never had a bad one. Recommend highly The pub has a lovely old feel to it and has a roaring fire when the weather isn't good. A lovely experience.

1 Thank Peter1766
JackyGill, Owner at Cornish Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It is always a pleasure to see you and are pleased you always enjoy your meal. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:00 - 00:00
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?