The Sloop Inn, St Ives, Cornwall

The Sloop Inn, St Ives, CornwallFollowing on from the wildly successful Rising Sun Inn our Cornish pub crawl took us to The Sloop Inn, St Ives. The Sloop claims to be Cornwall’s oldest and most famous inn, dating to 1312 or thereabouts, but having booked a little late we were in a modern building to the back. This was very comfortable and there was nothing to complain about, but lacked the charm of the rooms we had at the Rising Sun.

Sitting right on the harbour makes the Sloop convenient for everything – three beaches, galleries, restaurants, shops et cetera – except parking and the mid-price contemporary British menu pub suits the place. Meanwhile, there are still signs of the pub being a favourite haunt of artists. The art exhibited on the walls here is far better than anything on show in the St Ives Society of Artists Exhibition. Having investigated further (and enthusiastically) it certainly appears to be the best pub in town, and so must be the best place to stay.
Uploaded: 23 July 2005

5 thoughts on “The Sloop Inn, St Ives, Cornwall

  1. the sloop inn is a ammazing place to go and the bar staff are most pleasant. i love st ives and really would love to back there. thanks for making my holiday to st ives so enjoyable.

  2. The Sloop is a nice pub and in a great location right on the harbour. But most locals would probably say that The Castle on Fore Street is the best pub in town – definitely the best real ale pub.

  3. I’d also recommend The Western on Royal Square. Good range of beers and they don’t serve food so its great if you just want a pint.

  4. the golden lion is definately the best pub, the sloop has a weird scent, floor cleaner or something doesnt smell much like a pub still a nice place to go, great food.

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