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Beer & Bird, Saint Ives, Cornwall

Beer & Bird

4.3
4.3
198 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 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01736 793776

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 198 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

    Good for groups

  • Cornwall

    Lively

  • Cornwall

    Most Booked

  • West Cornwall

    Neighborhood gem

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. DE

    DEBBIEG

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great evening as out celebrating sons birthday Waitress was friendly, good product knowledge and cheerful Didn’t wait too long for drinks, followed by food as fairly quiet evening Clean, modern and mainly open plan, although we sat in a booth Not accessible though as access from street level up several, fairly steep stairs If you can do it, you should, as food very yummy!
  2. LR

    LucyR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, great food and drink selection. Staff have really good knowledge of the menu and special dietary requirements.
  3. CW

    ClareW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lovely food. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Will be back again soon.
  4. DB

    DaleB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    As always the food was great, and the atmosphere exactly what we wanted. Unfortunately, even though it was Friday night, we were asked for last orders at about 9.30, which seemed a bit early - but still one of the best places to go in St Ives.
  5. SG

    StephenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round from service food and staff would recommend to anyone
  6. RB

    RachelB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We have been coming to the Beer and Bird for a few years now but sadly will not return due to the awful service. Staff seriously rude and made us feel that we were an inconvenience, no warm welcomes or thanks.
  7. A

    Alarter

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is fantastic and service is good! Shame it’s advertised to open to 11 on a Friday night yet closed at 10 and it was clearly made to feel like we should leave.
  8. J

    Joak

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, I had the Le coq burger and filthy fries and it was fantastic.
  9. MK

    MikeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food and beer. Just what we needed after a day with lots of walking.
  10. AM

    AmyM

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The Mac n’ cheese was absolutely tasteless. It was lacking in sauce and the top had been grilled so the pasta dried out. We complained and it was sent back and another was brought it. This was exactly the same so very disappointing.
  11. HC

    HeatherC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wing Wednesday was best day of the week food was amazing very tasty well presented and lots of it
  12. LS

    LouiseS

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely evening and great food, being able to book a table again even better 😊
  13. L

    Lexi

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Members of staff were pleasant. Difficult to get their attention when I'd received our food. Mine was a decidedly cold, wet burger but the fries were gorgeous. Sadly won't be back, but appreciated having the meal take-off the bill, thank you.
  14. AR

    AndyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drinks. And great friendly service.
  15. SG

    SarahG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and really good service. Will definitely be one of our regulars in the future. Dog welcome too .
  16. KS

    KatieS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really quirky, family friendly, dog friendly, Attentive staff, Delicious food & drinks…..
  17. JO

    JOSIE

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good quality food in a nice atmosphere with my sort of (80's) music! Moist chicken and tasty coleslaw.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Greasy oily food. Chicken breasts over cooked and tough. Swimming in oil. Served on a rustic chipped enamel tray with melted cheese stuck to the paper doily liner. Cocktail looked like pond water in a jam jar. Grim experience.
  19. 1

    102s

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was as good as the time we came a couple of years ago, I do have an issue with the 10% service charge added without notice, it should be my decision to tip. Which would of been a no this time because my drink was ordered without ice and came with ice, we had to ask to have the other 3 drinks replaced because they were substandard and the extra coleslaw was forgotten and had to be requested again. Not great on a night that wasn't even busy.
  20. JL

    JoshL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Friendly staff. AMAZING FOOD! If it wasn’t so pricey I’d probably eat here once a week. Which isn’t a bad thing ha!
  21. N

    Nooby83

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience! My wife and I (and two excitable dogs) visited for my birthday on a Saturday evening. Great service, drinks and ambience, and the food was absolutely amazing. Had to take extra pictures because my wife said I looked too excited about my chicken burger. 12/10, Will definitely be visiting again!
  22. C

    Carolyn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Used beer and bird a few times and the food has always been good, but this time the food was awful the chicken was very salty so we couldnt eat it and the fries were over cooked and dry, we won't be using it again.
  23. r

    ricky

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Bang average service, but had an automatic service charge. Should be our choice. Apart from this, food was lovley.
  24. MR

    MandyR

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great welcome and seated us early was told of all the fabulous offers on cocktails and wing Wednesday
  25. T

    Tash

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Beer & Bird used to be my favourite place, with hands down the best seitan burger I’ve ever eaten. As a local we tend to avoid St Ives during the silly season, seeing as it was now October and I’d been craving a good burger for months we thought it a perfect time to go. The staff were fine, some people new and training, hence why we didn’t complain. But unfortunately the food appears to have gone downhill. The seitan burger was tough and quite flavourless, and the onion rings on mine and my husbands burgers were burnt. I’m not sure what’s happened to this place but it certainly isn’t the same quality as it was before! Quite a shame, as it used to be a firm favourite in the winter season.
  26. RB

    RachelB

    Cornwall

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food we had chicken wings mushrooms and dirty German fries
  27. CD

    CDog101

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, Cocktails and staff! So friendly and attentive. Lovely atmosphere and the food is unbelievable. 1000% worth a visit. 1000% recommend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Was a full restaurant so a little slow on service but that is to be expected, which is absolutely fine! Lovely beers and food was outstanding
  29. LC

    LeeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best wings we’ve ever had !! Great service, food and drinks where amazing. 100% will be back !! Definitely recommend.
  30. DM

    DexterM

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, atmosphere and service and probably our favourite haunt in st ives.
  31. MJ

    MarkJ

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal Cocktails/Food/Service Outstanding Amazing prices for the quality of food
  32. LL

    LisaL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

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

    tonyg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

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

    TomR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    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
  35. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    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
  36. MW

    MatthewW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

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

    GillyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I visit St Ives I make sure I come to the Beer and Bird. The food is phenomenally dirty and delicious.
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. 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!

FAQs

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

Beer & Bird is rated 4.3 stars by 198 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 7 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

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 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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