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The Watermill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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The Watermill Old Coach Road | Lelant St.Ives, St Ives TR27 6LQ, England
+44 1736 757912
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Porthtowan, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A group of about 20 of us went for lunch. The pub was clean and they had reserved a large table for us. We had a variety of meals. I enjoyed my jacket potato with tuna and mayo, but some people found their meals not as good as they could be - a bit dry. The portions were good and... More 

Thank Skippyhumbug
Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped for a drink, but ended up booking a table for Dinner that evening as it looked so nice. Such a warm, friendly welcome - you instantly feel at home (even after we said we were from Devon) So glad we decided to book for a meal in the evening. Really good menu, offering a great selection of food... More 

Thank Tamlyn F
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the decor was nice, the service was ok and the meals ok I had two pints of Betty Stobbs, felt unwell and had to go outside and vomit, not a great experience, I am convinced that the lines had not been properly cleaned / flushed out. A very unpleasant end to the evening, I won't be returning.

2 Thank Matt R
TheWatermill2014, Owner at The Watermill, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were unwell. We can assure you that in no way could it be connected with our beer lines. We have a strict cleaning programme and all cask ale lines are cleaned after each cask is exhausted. This means that the lines are cleaned at least twice a week and often more. If the... More 

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here 5 years ago a party of six on holiday and the food and service was very good. So we decided to come again, just 2 of us staying in St Ives. We had a very good meal and my Husband loved his dessert. The fish and chips were great, light crispy batter, very fresh white cod. A... More 

Thank jacqueline_lucas
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We pre-booked our Christmas meal and none of us were disappointed we all thoroughly enjoyed it, superb! All presented very nicely and excellent service, great atmosphere upstairs. Made an excellent night out.

Thank flexible
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Last evening at around 19-30 twelve of us arrived at the Watermill for A prearranged meal,we were greeted by the very friendly staff and shown to our table we were then given time to get any drinks that we wanted at the bar,whilst getting our drinks we could see a cosy fire that was giving out a lovely comfortable heat... More 

Thank Rightwing14
Cornwall, New York, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We have visited here a few times for drinks and once for dinner. We love the pub, it's garden and location but felt the food and menu wasn't much above average. We did enjoy it though but would probably only eat again if the menu was a bit more varied.

Thank JamesF007
St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have visited The Watermill regularly for the past 2 years , always come away ``full` never had any reason to complain, staff are very friendly and helpful , lovely `old pub`

Thank skiprat1964
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Called in on the off chance of a table and were seated promptly even though it was busy.The carvery was excellent and the service superb.

Thank JOHNCS4993YQ
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Just back from a two week break in Carbis Bay, as usual we walked to the Watermill twice for lunch. The quality of the food is excellent at reasonable prices, the place is popular so there is a good atmosphere and the Betty Stoggs went down very well. See you again in March...

Thank Dave A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Watermill Old Coach Road | Lelant St.Ives, St Ives TR27 6LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 757912

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