Traditionally Cornish

The Ring O Bells Inn at St Issey is a traditional Cornish inn providing excellent value accommodation and real home cooked food

Real Pub Grub

“Proper food at a proper price with some proper Cornish company, now that does sound like a good night out!”

Eating Out

“Awarded the highest rating for food hygiene and cleanliness by Food Standards Agency”

Fine Real Ales

Winners of many awards including the prestigeous Tripadvisor Excellence Award and as seen on ITV television with Caroline Quentin

Quiet Village

“Situated in a quiet Cornish village The Ring O Bells is close to all the tourist hotspots yet still remains delightfully rural!”

Perfectly Placed

All the advantages of being close to the main route around the North Cornish coast, while still managing to be in a pleasant rural village setting.

Dogs Welcome

Working dogs are a common sight in Cornish villages such as ours, they are well trained and obedient. We love dogs and similarly well behaved animals are always welcome here…

The “Delightfully Cornish” Ring O Bells Inn

As seen on national television (prominently featured on ITV’sCornwall with Caroline Quentin)

Google Reviews

PROPER JOB? The Ring of bells welcomes you from the moment you step off the main road in the front door (no joke). Service was friendly, efficient and helpful with good knowledge of menu. Food was excellently presented and tasted great. Plenty for your money as portions were not scrimped on. Loved it and hadn’t changed from the same cosy feel of over 30 years since I was last there. Thanks team for a lovely evening ?☺ Walker Newmans

Gorgeous little country pub, large car park across the lane, lovely friendly service from the couple behind the bar. Food was superb – hot, tasty and nicely presented: it’s proper pub grub which is exactly what we were after. Reasonable prices and great local beer too. We’ll definitely be back.
Shanlica Roberts

Had a really nice meal, staff super friendly. Birthday and Anniversary celebration, were able to have a great meal whilst still being safe with well organised social distancing. Would highly recommend a meal in a traditional old English pub setting.
Mark Vose

Found this place about 3 years ago, we visit this part of Cornwall twice a year and eat at the Ring o’ Bells most of the time, if you like good traditional fresh cooked food, then this is the place for you. A typical village pub with a very friendly atmosphere. Also dog friendly which for us is an added bonus! If in the area give it a try, you won’t regret it
Pamela Vardy

Lovely village pub. Great staff atmosphere and food.
Shirley Parker

Decent country pub with a friendly welcome at atmosphere. Dog friendly, reasonably priced on food and drinks, good selection of drinks available from the bar. Food was hot and tasty. Booking probably advised but we got there early and a table was spare..
Peter Dunn

The Ring O Bells at St Issey, is located about two and a half miles south of the popular fishing port of Padstow and within easy travelling distance of some of the best sandy beaches in Cornwall (See: 7 Bays for 7 Days).

Here in the heart of the village stands our 17th Century Inn, nestled in picturesque rolling countryside with a small courtyard garden and intimate restaurant. The Ring O Bells is well known locally for serving really good quality home cooked fayre at ‘pub meal’ prices.

The perfect location

St Issey is ideally placed for anyone wishing to tour the North Cornwall coastline, with its rugged cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches.

Every year thousands of tourists visit the area, because of its great wealth of attractions, these include:

  • Padstow with its pretty harbour and Rick Stein’s Seaview restaurant
  • Harlyn Bay the famous surfers beach which is also perfect for bathers and walkers
  • The long sweeping sands of Constantine Bay
  • Trevone with its safe sandy beach and rocky outcrops harbouring a world of rockpools crabs and starfish
  • The Camel Trail ever popular with cyclists and walkers that runs from Bodmin to Padstow
  • The ruins of Tintagel Castle are just a short drive to the north
  • Polzeath is an even shorter distance away and is considered to be amongst the best surfing beaches in the UK

There is something for everyone in North Cornwall and St Issey is just minutes away from the main Atlantic Highway, that runs all the way to North Devon.


You must call to book a table for food or drinks, as we are only able to host reduced numbers of guests, due to the current government restrictions.

Our opening hours are also reduced, to enable us to ensure that the highest possible hygeine is maintained.

Your safety is our primary concern and we hope to provide the very best possible experience, despite the limitations.

Call on 01841 540251 to Book

Good Pub Guide

“Traditional 17th century Cornish inn in small village setting, between Padstow and Wadebridge. Pork comes from proprietor’s own smallholding nearby and food is traditional pub grub at sensible prices. There are four rooms for overnight guests, including a family room, all at very low nightly rates, especially when compared to similar accommodation locally. Real ales include Betty Stoggs and other guest beers.”

With Foreign Travel severely restricted, competition for accommodation locally can make it very hard to find somewhere to stay.

The Ringers is taking Bookings Now!

Please don’t leave everything to the ‘last minute’ as we really don’t want you to be disappointed.

Opening Hours

Monday 18:00–22:00
Tuesday 18:00–22:00
Wednesday 18:00–22:00
Thursday 18:00–22:00
Friday 18:00–22:00
Saturday 18:00–22:00
Sunday Lunch 12.00 to 15.00

Table Reservations

While the restrictions are in place, we regret that we are unable to accept table bookings by email.

Please look at the  “Reopening Changes” page for further information.

Trip Advisor

Winner of a prestigious 2019 Tripadvisor "Hall of Fame Award"

Presented for achieving five successive years of exceptional quality & service, as endorsed by customer reviews.

Travellers Choice Awards

Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast accommodation is now available again. However, we are still slightly limited by the gradual lifting of restrictions.

Because of the increase in work, ensuring that rooms are made safe for our guests, we shall have to impose a minimum two night’s stay for room bookings and hope that our customers and friends will understand our difficulties.

With so much to see in this beautiful part of Cornwall, we are sure you will find an extra day or two, can only ever be a bonus!

The pub is open for business and we will do everything we can to deliver the best experience we can under present circumstances.

Local businesses like ours need your help in these times, so please come and support us. You will be most welcome!