The Watermill

“A stunning panorama across open countryside” - AA Inspector



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In extensive gardens on the old St Ives coach road, with glorious valley views towards Trencrom Hill, this cosy, family-friendly pub and restaurant was built in the 18th century as Lelant Mill. Although it ceased milling in the early 1900s, the old machinery is still in place and the mill stream still turns the original iron waterwheel. Downstairs is the old beamed bar with a wood-burning stove, while upstairs in the open-beamed loft is an atmospheric restaurant where a full menu, including light bites and children’s favourites, is available both at lunchtime and in the evening. You'll find plenty to appeal among the burgers, pub classics, pastas, chargrills and salads; if not, a daily specials board adds to the options. There's a beer festival in June each year.

The Watermill
Lelant Downs, Hayle, ST IVES, TR27 6LQ
Phone : 01736 757912


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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