who we are

Tucked away behind The Rum and Crab Shack, down granite steps on Fore Street, St Ives is our small, friendly, lowly lit cave – The R Bar. Our speciality rum cocktails are made-to-order by our experienced mixologists from a back bar stocking over a hundred rums.

Both Dead Man’s Finger’s Rum and our latest creation, Stargazy Cosmic Caramel Rum, were created here, that’s why we consider The R Bar the Southwest’s spiritual home of rum. We also offer food, cocktail making experiences, live music, DJs and private hire complete with bartender.

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what’s on

Live jazz from 8pm

Live music/DJs playing blues and jazz

Happy hour is every hour …
from when we open til when we close
2 cocktails for £14 and £5 pints

Follow us on instagram for news and updates on events and nights at The R Bar

cocktail making experience

Enjoy a bespoke cocktail experience, including three cocktails each tailored to your spirit of choice, all guided by our expert bartender.

£35 per person

Email to book rbarstives@gmail.com
or call us 01736 796353

hire the r bar

Talk to us about your event or party.

Our small space works brilliantly for hosting private dining or larger gatherings. Bartenders, mixologists, DJs + music can be provided.

Email to book rbarstives@gmail.com
or call us 01736 796353


Happy Hour 4 — 8pm

Wine list and beers both bottled and on draught available plus a selection of awesome cocktails.


Dark & Stormy Goslings, Lime, Ginger Beer Mojito Kingston 62, Lime, Mint Mai Tai Skipper, Eldorado, Pineapple, Orgeat Hurricane Goslings, Chairmans, Passion Fruit, Orange Be Old Fashioned Diplomatico, Velvet Falernum, Bitters

Pornstar Martini
Absolut, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Prossecco

Espresso Martini
Ketel one, Espresso, Khalua

Long Island
Kingston 62, Caspyn, Espolon, Ketel one, Coke

Bulleit Rye, Cognac, Absinthe


Arange of local tins and draught from South west
– ask for details — NO & LOW Lucky Saint 0.5% unfiltered lager

Gin Tonic £8
Lyres, tonic, lemon

Mojito £8
White Cane Spirit, mint, Soda




Popcorn Shrimp
Tiger prawns, breaded in Creole spices and house-made chipotle mayo.

Crispy Squid
Salt and pepper squid, lime and katsu dip.

Shack Seafood Chowder
A rich and creamy chowder with clams and pancetta: a classic Louisiana dish, served with homemade bread.

Bucket of Wings
Sticky soy and honey chicken wings served with a Cajun dip.

Fish Taco
Baja fish taco served on toasted tortilla, pico de Gallo, garlic mayo and parsley.

Soft Shell Crab Bao
Crispy panko soft shell crab in a bao bun with katsu mayo and Asian slaw.

SNACKS Nuts Olive Wasabi Peas

plan your visit

We take bookings up till 10pm and offer a walk in service after

To book a table email us

For all other enquiries call us on
01736 796353

opening hours

We’re open Tuesday — Saturday: 5 — late
Please check for Happy Hours