The Watermill // Hayle

Watermill Inn

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 get a seat in the cosy bar, which you'll share with the old watermill wheel. There's also a nice restaurant area upstairs. If you're here with a four-pawed dining companion, dogs are welcome in the bar area and beer garden.