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Pilchard Press Alehouse Micropub

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A pleasant surprise

This place was found by accident, but a good accident, I did not know there was a micro pub in St... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
Real ale paradise

Second attempt to find it open was well worth waiting for. Not the most pleasant of entrances but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“little gem”(7 reviews)
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Alehouse Yard, Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF, England
+44 7702 174682
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was found by accident, but a good accident, I did not know there was a micro pub in St Ives, until walking passed one day whilst on holiday, and during the 2 weeks we stayed in St Ives, I tried 8 different beers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second attempt to find it open was well worth waiting for. Not the most pleasant of entrances but open the door and you are greeted by rows of barrels of real ales and cider. Tried a couple of ales which were excellent. If you want...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Greypounds
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Down a narrow alleyway is one of St Ives best kept secret locations. A small bar open after 4 on Thursday through to Sunday. Great atmosphere and even better beer. Couple friendly and full of locals willing to chat. Highly recommended for those who enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Serenity201
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I like this place! If you want a proper pub that will only sell beer that is ready to drink, come here. If you want a plastic pub with tasteless lager then avoid this place, and don’t come here. But if you want to experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank tanemahuta
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

It’s tucked down an alleyway and is through a small door into an old cellar - not a great start but once your in what a treat! A small, cosy snug with local people drinking local beers. Give it a go.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank reviewbypaul
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

There's a sign somewhere near the entrance that says "How pubs used to be" We weren't disappointed ! Great selection of real ales, served by friendly and knowledgeable staff, who were beer happy to let you taste before you buy. Would have given this place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank G657
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This great find was recommended to us by the guy on the till at the Harbour Gourmet fish and chip restaurant and thank you to him. My husband had porter while I enjoyed a lovely Pinot Grigio. I doubt I would have gone in if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 421MaryB
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely place . Great staff and so so different from the rest of what I have seen in Saint Ives . Well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank xenon1968
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely little pub, the team there (Natalie and Lewis) are knowledgeable and very friendly. Had a brilliant time sampling the Ales and Weston’s Rhubarb Cider. Dog friendly and loved by the locals. A nice little escape from the world to just relax and chat.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We stumbled across this little place and were pleasantly surprised. Great selection of local beers, really friendly bar man and a nice atmosphere. A nice change from other 'generic' places in St Ives.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MisterCesq
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
I seem to think that there may have been wine but honestly I don't know