The Watermill

Pub and Restaurant

Call 01736 757912 or book online

Old Coach Road • Lelant • nr St Ives • Cornwall TR27 6LQ

About The Watermill


Situated in beautiful surroundings, The Watermill, built in the late 18th century, nestles on the Old Coach Road in Lelant, near St Ives & Hayle, in extensive gardens with a stunning panorama across open countryside.

The Watermill was originally built by the Trevetho Estate to produce animal feed for the working horses used by the foundries and other industry in Hayle and surrounding areas during the Industrial Revolution. It continued to operate as a mill until the early 1900’s.

After years of dereliction it became the Old Mill Stables in the 1960’s. Then in the early 1970’s the building was turned into a restaurant and the mill workings, which were lying around the property, were reconstructed. Since then The Watermill has evolved into a delightful Pub & Restaurant.

It sits in beautiful natural gardens with view up the valley toward Trencrom. The mill stream that meanders through the gardens still feeds the original waterwheel which is still in operation

We are conveniently located ¼ mile from the St Ives A30 turn off and 3 minutes walk from Lelant Saltings Station. (see map here)

Special Sunday lunch menu

roastdinnerEach Sunday from 12 noon we offer a choice of traditional roast dinners all served with seasonal and roasted vegetables and Yorkshire puddings. We offer a smaller portion for children and those with smaller appetites.

Organising an Event or Celebration?

P1000844croppedforwatermillWhether a family celebration, wedding meal, staff party or business event, both our pub and restaurant are great venues. Each can seat up to 40 covers. Choose from our standard menus or talk to us about creating bespoke menus and buffets.


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We are a Trip Advisor award winner!

Opening Hours

The Watermil is open from:

Monday to Saturday - noon till 11pm

Sunday - noon till 10.30pm

Food is served between 12 noon - 2.30pm and from 6pm. Last food orders will vary depending on the season. For service after 8pm please call for availability. 01736 757912.


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Please contact us by calling or dropping us an email here.