A hidden gem just a few minutes outside St. Ives with the warmest welcome and the freshest, tastiest food in Cornwall. We’re a community pub, restaurant and cooking school with a passion for food and excellent customer service.
Welcome to Halsetown
In 1831, Mr James Halse who lived near St Ives developed an ambition to be elected as the area’s MP at Westminster. The problem was, in the 1800’s only men with land were allowed to vote. Halse set about building one of the first planned villages in the country – including houses for his 80 or so miners. He didn’t stop with the houses either, and Halsetown also boasted a brand new school with master’s house, a chapel and cemetery, several wells – and a pub, The Halsetown Inn.
On polling day on 11 December 1832, his new landowners duly elected James Halse to parliament. One can only imagine the celebrations that took place in The Halsetown Inn that evening.
200 years later, May 2021, in the aftermath of a global pandemic, Mark Tindal, a successful Scottish businessman and entrepreneur from Penzance opens the doors to a lockdown-exhausted public, ready for a warm inviting Sunday lunch and a pint in the beer garden.
Want to know how to cook these amazing meals yourself? Mark and his team has you covered too. The cooking school at the Halestown has one simple objective; to share the love of freshly-made traditional food with everyone at prices everyone can afford and at all skill levels.
Tasty meals from fresh, local ingredients
We love what we do and we’re really proud of the menus we create using locally sourced fresh ingredients so join us for dinner or lunch. We know you’ll love what we do too!
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Our seafood dishes are focussed on super-fresh fish and shellfish landed nearby. Our dishes are unfussy with classical combinations and our own special flair, as well as excellent wine pairings to enhance your meal.
A scrumptious selection of mouth watering Sunday roasts, served with goose fat roast potatoes, double egg Yorkshire pudding, seasonal veg and lashing of gravy! What more could you ask for?
Vegetarian and Vegan
We love our vegan and vegetarian guests and we make sure you always have lots of choices. Our menu is designed to amaze and delight you with a combination of imaginative and classic fresh and delicious ingredients.
Oh boy, you’re in for a real treat! We’ve got a real passion for sweet treats and the talent to make a lasting impression. With our puddings and cakes baked fresh on the premises, you’ll definitely save room.
Our local butcher is the best in Cornwall and we know you’ll appreciate the extra love and care that goes into every cut of meat and every meal we serve. Try our 24 hour slow-cooked brisket, it’ll change your life!
Cheese and Wine
Our wines are all selected specially to compliment our menu and we’ll make recommendations for the perfect tipple, before, during and after your meal.
Oh and our fine selection of stunning cheeses including Cornwall’s finest are always available if you don’t have a sweet tooth.
Stay a while
You’ll find a very warm welcome at the Halestown, come in and enjoy a drink in our two beautiful front room bars where you can enjoy bar and table service and our superb bar food menu.
Make yourself at home
After a long day at the beach or visting the sites of beautiful Cornwall you’ll be warmly welcomed to enjoy spending time with friends and family here at the Halsetown.
Sometimes all you want is a quick fish and chips or a burger after a day at the beach. Here at the Halsetown we warmly welcome you to enjoy a meal from our bar menu. You’ll find all the classics here, cooked and prepared to perfection and served with love.
‘a-ves’ beer garden
Enjoy the sunshine
What could be better on a glorious sunny Cornish day than a drink and a meal in the sunshine?
Relax and enjoy
With plenty of seating and room to socialise, our beer garden is perfect for those sunny days and warm Cornish summer evenings. We have plenty of parking too so come join us for a summer drink and a very warm welcome.
Pizza and Grill
When the weather’s good we’ll be serving delicious homemade pizzas from our pizza oven or something smoked from our wood fired bbq.
Learn to cook
We’re passionate about food and we love to teach, so we’ve opened up our kitchen to show you how you can create nutritious, health and tasty meals at home.
Cornish Pasty Master Class
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Cooking is easy, fun and freshly made meals are much healthier than the alternatives. If you’ve ever said, “I don’t have time”, “It looks too difficult “or “it’s expensive” then this is the course for you. We’ll teach you all the basics, how to choose ingredients to fit your budget and how to prepare meals quickly that will taste great.
Start them young
In this fun-filled 4-hour session I’ll introduce the kids to the joy of making tasty and simple homemade meals. Everything is supervised, it’s safe and loads of fun.
Cook to impress
Our appetite for the rich and spicy spiced foods of India, Pakistan and Bangladeshi is reflected in the many restaurants and takeaways across Cornwall, but how great would it be to make it yourself at home or how about the mouth-watering food of Louisiana, you could be making gumbo or our famous Shrimp Creole or maybe learn how to make the best fresh Italian pasta you’ve every tasted from scratch.
Team building days
A high performing team relies on discipline, understanding objetives and working together to achieve a goal. What better place to practise those skills than in a kitchen where timing is everything and the end result is a tasty meal you’ve created together. Sit together and eat what you’ve created a talk about how you can improve and what you did well. Our course is designed with 20 years of corporate experience from by qualified professionals and most imprtantly, loads of fun.
What People are Saying
My husband and I visited The Halsetown Inn for a Sunday roast (which happened to be on our first wedding anniversary). My husband has an allergy to both milk and soya so ahead of us booking he phoned to see if they’d be able to cater for him. He spoke to the landlady who was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and what ingredients were in what. When we arrived, all of the staff were friendly and seemed happy to be there which is always nice. The landlady reconfirmed the roast was good for my husband and also made sure that I didn’t miss out (thank you for popping my husbands yorkie on my plate!) The food itself was amazing and tasted fresh. The cherry on top of the cake though has to have been the desserts… the sticky toffee pudding was out of this world good! They also had a vegan chocolate brownie on the menu which my husband could have… we can’t remember the last time we were both able to sit and have a pud! Thank you for making our visit as great as it was; we’ll be back again the next time we visit St Ives!
“A must visit when in St. Ives”
Recently visited the Hasletown inn when on holiday and they very kindly fit in our group for our Nans birthday. Service was excellent. Unsure if it was the manageress but she was very friendly and attentive. Menu had such a wide choice of great options. mAde it incredibly hard to choose! Had the homemade ham terrine with piccalilli for a starter, and the sea bass and mussels with a lobster sauce for a main. Both fantastic. People in our party had the steak, confit of duck and the fish curry. All amazing. Rare you get a place doing many dishes so well. Highly recommended
Ate here while staying down the lane at polmanter Touring park. Met at the door by a member of staff who checked our temperatures.
There was plenty of choice on the menu and on the specials board, we had the creamy wild mushrooms on sourdough bread starter, followed by the sea bass and muscles and I had the southern fried chicken that I didn’t want to end! Then lemon tart and ice cream to finish!
The service was very good, and the staff all very friendly, would definitely go back again.
We ate here whilst staying at the campsite nearby. The service was fantastic; friendly and they couldn’t have done more to help us. The menu was great- hard for us to choose. The food itself was just delicious. They accommodated our children so well too. We would absolutely recommend eating here and we will definitely be back next time we visit. Thank you for a great family experience on our wedding anniversary!
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Free minibus from St. Ives
We're pleased to announce that our new minibus service will start this year, we'll take you free of charge from St. Ives to the Halsetown Inn and back again, every half hour. For more information, sign up and we'll keep you updated.
Hours of Operation
11:00 – 23:00
Last reservation for dinner is at 21:00
Get in touch
Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions, we’re always happy to help.