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Beer & Bird, Saint Ives, Cornwall

Beer & Bird

4.3
4.3
166 Reviews
£25 and under
American
Welcome to Beer and Bird!
Beer and Bird is a family run business in the heart of beautiful St Ives. As you may have guessed, we are famous for 2 things: Craft Beer and fried chicken. We're also big on hospitality. So whether you’re popping in for a beer and need a recommendation, or settling in for a night of good old fashioned comfort food, our staff are always on hand to make your experience the best it can be.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01736 793776

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 166 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Kid Friendly

  • Cornwall

    Good for Groups

  • Cornwall

    Hot Spot

  • Cornwall

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Cornwall

    Most Booked

  • West Cornwall

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Cornwall

    Neighborhood Gem

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. LL

    LisaL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food nice lot of flavours nice presentation
  2. t

    tonyg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent as always.i would highly recommend the beer and bird
  3. TR

    TomR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went twice within 10 days of being down in st ives. The first time was good, the second time was on another level. Proper beer and even better food
  4. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 7 plus a baby. All the staff were really helpful and friendly. Everyone's meal was tasty and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We'll be back again when in St Ives
  5. MW

    MatthewW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, exceptional food and service.
  6. GD

    GillyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I visit St Ives I make sure I come to the Beer and Bird. The food is phenomenally dirty and delicious.
  7. MS

    MrsS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Turned away all custom due to staff shortage except for bookings so we were completely alone but considering we booked for our anniversary and made that clear on the booking form, it was horribly dull. Chicken was overly greasy and cocktails weren’t particularly good. It was ok but quite disappointing and felt like we were imposing as the staff stood around and cleaned around us until we felt too awkward and left.
  8. LC

    LydiaC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The "Mac Daddy" was honestly one of the best chicken burgers I've ever ate!
  9. LK

    LaurenKimberley000

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lives up to the hype, amazing burgers, the best tasting chicken perfect and crispy on the outside. Recommend the hickory BBQ ribs to start!
  10. LW

    LWilz

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Have visited Beer & Bird several times before, but this time it felt expensive. Drinks were particularly pricey.
  11. RM

    RuthM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come here every year and it's always been good. Friendly staff and a good selection of beer and ... bird!!! Happy hours has a good selection of cocktails too.
  12. BN

    BrianN

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Music was heavy rock and too loud , speaker was above our table so not easily to have conversation. Would still come back though. Food was excellent and service was good. Ran out of both soft drinks that we asked for. Will see you again soon.
  13. p

    philipl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Looked at pictures of the food available before booking. Was not disappointed in the food,had the Macdaddy burger that came with Mac Cheese And pulled brisket along with the fried chicken would certainly return
  14. BF

    BirminghamFoodie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was so tasty! I had the hickory squealer which I would definitely get again 😍and the Mac n cheese omg! It was incredible However my dad had chicken wings and sadly they was cold which was disappointing for the price but overall a good experience 😌
  15. RP

    RachelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were really impressed and would certainly return again. Great choice of beers and the Tiki cocktail I tried was amazing. The food was great and very filling. To top it off we enjoyed the atmosphere and fantastic music selection.
  16. KM

    KayleighM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was absolutely delicious ! We will definitely be going back.
  17. KL

    KerryL

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely night celebrating my daughters 21st. Food was really nice and worth the money. Nice selection if cocktails
  18. AP

    AlanP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Place not to busy but service was prompt and friendly. Food ok , lots going on flavour wise, all in all not to bad
  19. VP

    VictoriaP

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, although a little expensive. Service exceptional from the young man that served us. Would definitely recommend and will be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, loved the atmosphere!! Only criticism would be it was too hot in the restaurant I was melting ha! Maybe get some air conditioning for summer months? But all in all loved it great night x
  21. ST

    SarahT

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Wing Wednesday makes for an affordable meal that would otherwise be a touch pricey. Good food, good drinks Amanda worth the visit. We will undoubtedly be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was very good, unfortunately the service was some what lacking considering it was not busy
  23. J

    Jamo

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Lovely food , good ambience , sullen disinterested staff.
  24. HC

    HelenC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing. Really good value. There with family and a range of ages but all were really happy with what was on offer. This was our second visit and we weren’t disappointed
  25. TW

    TeresaW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Was a limited menu and didn't have the cocktails available that we wanted, but the food and wine we ordered was really good. We had a great evening and the service was great.
  26. A

    Anonymous

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit and it was fab. Great food , would definitely revisit!!
  27. JG

    JulieG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Shown to our table as we had booked . Waited a little while to get seen too. All though we sat at the window it was hot in there. The staff gave us side plates and knife & Forks. The plates where filthy. Not a great start. Replace quick enough after telling them. Food ordered, 7pm and had run out of the garlic mushrooms!! So skipped the starters as nothing else that we liked. Ordered the Buffalo wings and battered onion rings. Partner had the Hickory Squealer. The food was absolutely delicious. My partner said that his was the best burger he had ever had.
  28. L

    Laurazpam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Absolutely outstanding chicken burger, had the sweet mercy with the camembert wheel, pure filthy joy,
  29. RB

    RachelB

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Children said it was the best Mac and cheese ever, the burger was amazing and the chicken wings even better, milkshakes to die for and the cocktails were lovely!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Limited availability on the menu. Had to sit at a window sill with our dog so I m thinking not really dog friendly. Food tasted salty. I wouldn’t recommend going here.
  31. AD

    AbigailD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, good food and drink, brilliant atmosphere, a hidden gem of a place to eat and drink in the heart of st.Ives.
  32. KB

    KayB

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good looking restaurant Book in advance as they weren’t taking walk ins Service is good nothing outstanding though Food is amazing - chicken and waffles very tasty. Would go again
  33. GS

    GordonS

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very helpful staff and great food including vegan options.
  34. KF

    KateF

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was probably our 6th visit ! Food is amazing as are the cocktails. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Cannot fault it (apart from the stairs to the toilets when you have a bellyful of chicken ;-) ). Make sure you eat here next time you are in St Ives .....
  35. BO

    BrendanO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food in St ives . The food was cooked to perfection and the drink choices were brilliant
  36. KL

    KennethL

    Cornwall

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The Restaurant was closed on the day of our reservation and we never received any notification.
  37. A

    Ashley

    Cornwall

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked a table, drove over an hour to get there and the restaurant was closed.
  38. h

    henrypup

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    fab little place - menu was poss a little limited - all fried, full on if plates (would have been nice to see something green!!) Large plates and decent value for money. An ok Pinot for £18 too
  39. HL

    HelenLLL

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was nice but expensive. Staff looked bored and not bothered about serving
  40. JH

    JacquiH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved it, didn't get the best out of it as had to walk back to Hayle(!) after just having walked in from Hayle (thanks to the rail strike)...delicious food, great service, fun atmosphere...would imagine comes alive later on (was a little empty, but still enjoyable)...only thing would be to have more of a selection of beers under £5...my cocktail was delish (jungle bird), so no problem there :)

FAQs

Beer & Bird offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01736 793776.

Beer & Bird is rated 4.3 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Beer & Bird

18A Fore St, Saint Ives, Cornwall TR26 1AB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St Ives

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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