16 of the Best Places to Eat Out in Hayle | Restaurants, Cafes & Pubs

  • Feed

    Feed - Hayle
    Feed

    Feed serves fabulous street food and excellent coffee from its small unit in the Old Foundry Chapel in the middle of town. There's usually a queue (this place is loved), but it's always worth the wait.

    Start your day by picking up a breakfast box to eat on the beach, or roll up a bit later for coffee and pastries. For lunch, try a bagel or a taco, and Feed must be one of the only places in West Cornwall to serve an authentic Philly Steak.

    Feed has a sister eaterie, The Secret... read more...

  • Lula Shack

    Lula Shack - Hayle

    Lula,set on Hayle harbour's North Quay, has given the hip St Ives cafes a run for their money. This laid-back place blends Cornish and Creole food, with a dash of Floridian crab shack magic.

    It's open all day, starting with a brilliant breakfast menu that seems to draw inspiration from everywhere, then serves classics like po'boys, steam pots, and wings until right into the evening. Food service finishes at eight thirty, but the bar stays open.

    The Lula Shack offers a takeout... read more...

  • Mr B's Ice Cream

    Mr B's Ice cream
    Mr B's Ice Cream

    Mr B's was launched in 2004, and has since become a real Hayle institution. The current owners run two ice cream parlours, one at either end of town, and both are incredibly popular.

    The ices combine classic Italian gelato flavourings with local Cornish ingredients, and some really bold combinations. Come here if you like your ice cream to zing with flavours and cheerfully bright colours; and if you love toppings and sprinkles, this is the place to be.

    As well as ice creams, Mr... read more...

  • Birdies Bistro

    Birdies Bistro - Hayle

    Birdies is a much-loved place among locals, visitors and bird spotters. It has an excellent location on the edge of the Hayle Estuary, and its large garden is the perfect place to look out for waders in the RSPB nature reserve (hence the name).

    It's open for breakfast and lunch daily, and serves dinner on Friday and Saturday evening (times can vary seasonally - please check). A Birdies breakfast has to be one of the best ways to start the day (try the waffles and fruit, or the hearty... read more...

  • Trevaskis Farm

    Trevaskis Farm - cakes

    If you like your food home-cooked and your portions hearty, this is the restaurant for you. The kitchen at Trevaskis near Hayle is part of a family-friendly farm, which also includes a farm shop, a pleasant walk and pick-your-own fruits.

    The meat served in the restaurant is raised on the farm, and a lot of the fruit and veg is grown here, too. Anything that isn't grown here is sourced locally, such as their Newlyn fish. Highlights include Sunday lunch (book well ahead) and the famous... read more...

  • Godrevy Beach Café

    Godrevy beach cafe food

    If you've been exploring the dunes, rock pools and cliffs of Godrevy, you can't leave without popping into this lovely little cafe. You'll spot the chalet-style building at the edge of the sand dunes in the National Trust car park.

    It's the perfect place for a cooling drink or a warming hot chocolate (delete according to season), and the clientele is a friendly mix of walkers, surfers and everyone who loves a good cup of coffee. The menu is modern and lively, and you can choose from... read more...

  • Salt Kitchen/Bar

    Salt - Hayle
    Salt

    This relaxed cafe bar serves food all day, and is a popular place to hang out. It's housed in a converted old building in Foundry Square, just next to Hayle's landmark viaduct. The atmosphere is chilled, and the menu is full of delicious Cornish produce. 

    Salt is best-known for its sophisticated burgers, but if you prefer fish, try something like the Cajun popcorn prawns. Salt's meat and fish are locally sourced, and you'll spot other favourite Cornish suppliers like... read more...

  • Red River Inn

    Red River Inn
    Red River Inn

    Keep heading east through Hayle to the postcard-perfect village of Gwithian and this welcoming pub. The lively menu includes light bites, burgers and lots of fish dishes - just leave space for a Treleavens ice cream afterwards. 

    The menu recommends wine pairings for its dishes, and it certainly has a good selection. There's also a wide range of local Cornish beers and ciders. Here on a sunny evening? Relax with something from their cocktail menu.

    Choose from tables in the bar,... read more...

  • The Old Quay House

    Old Quay House - Hayle
    Old Quay House

    A real family-friendly pub, The Old Quay House is best-known for its enormous beer garden, which juts out into the Hayle Estuary. There's a lot of seating inside (it hosts a lot of events); however, most families head straight for that splendid garden. Dogs are also welcome, provided they stay on the lead.

    The Old Quay serves a range of traditional pub food, including a Sunday carvery that's always extremely popular among local customers. There's a wide selection of drinks, and it's... read more...

  • The Watermill

    Watermill - Lelant
    Watermill

    This popular country pub is in Lelant, between St Ives and Hayle. The lovely old 18th-century building has been a mill, a water pump, a riding stables and a tea room, before finally settling down as a proper, comfy pub.

    There's a great choice of home-cooked pub favourites and specials, served in generous portions. Look out for local fish dishes and modern takes on British classics, such as slow-cooked pork belly with spiced apple sauce. 

    The outside space is lovely, or try to... read more...

  • Chandler's Plaice

    Chandler's Plaice - Fish and Chips - Hayle
    Chandler's Plaice

    It's not a day at the seaside without fish and chips, right? Chandler's Plaice is at the Copperhouse end of Hayle, and it's the perfect stop-off point on your way home. The chippy is open for lunch, then fries again in the evening from four until nine.

    Like all good fish and chip shops, Chandlers serves a choice of cod, haddock, scampi and plaice, as well as other favourites like sausages, chicken and pies. If you're not a fan of batter (but still want to visit a chippy for the chips... read more...

  • The Cornish Arms

    The Cornish Arms - Hayle
    The Cornish Arms

    This fine-looking pub is on Commercial Road, part of the long road that runs the length of Hayle. Despite its central location, it has a lovely beer garden at the front, which is a great spot for a drink on a summer evening.

    The landlords are from Canada, and the menu has a lively Cornish-Canadian blend, with classic dishes from both places. The pub has also become famous locally for its exclusive cocktails: try a Riptide or a Hayle Storm.

    The Cornish Arms is cosy and... read more...

  • Sunset Surf

    Sunset Surf cafe - Gwithian
    Sunset Surf

    This is such a West Cornish combo: a beachside cafe and surf school. Tuck into a bacon sandwich breakfast after a morning surf, or simply bypass the aquatic bit and head straight for a cream tea.

    The cafe is open ten until four from Wednesday to Sunday. The terrace is the perfect spot for a coffee (or a chilled afternoon cider on a hot day), or if you need to warm up from the water, drink a hot chocolate next to their toasty woodburner.

    Renowned surf school Global Boarders runs... read more...

  • The Bucket of Blood

    Bucket of Blood Pub in Phillack
    Bucket of Blood Pub in Phillack

    First things first: the name. According to local legend, the pub got its name centuries ago when the landlord pulled a bucket from the well, and it didn’t contain water… The body of a murdered smuggler had been dumped down the well, giving the inn its name and a pretty gruesome legend.

    Next: the pub today. Under new management, the old pub in Phillack outside Hayle serves good food and a wide choice of drinks. Try the Bucket Burger or the fish, which is sourced from Newlyn.

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  • The Jam Pot Tea Room

    The Jam Pot - Gwithian

    Yes, this place is as cute as its name. This appealing cafe is housed in a listed building, an old, round coastguard lookout that's super-cosy in the colder months. However, most customers choose to stay outside, as the Jam Pot has the most incredible seaside location.

    The tea room serves up traditional, homemade comfort food. Come here for sandwiches, toasties and some of the best freshly baked cakes in the area, as well as Cornish favourites like pasties and cream teas. 

    The... read more...

  • The Bird in Hand

    Bird in Hand - Hayle
    Bird in Hand

    Housed in a rather imposing-looking Victorian building, The Bird in Hand is a welcoming Hayle pub, with a large beer garden and a reputation for excellent traditional roasts. 

    It's also at the entrance to family-favourite attraction, Paradise Park, making it a welcome pitstop for parents after a busy day out. As well as good food and drink, The Bird in Hand hosts regular music nights, as well as quizzes from the legendary... read more...