The Rum and Crab Shack in St Ives, Cornwall is a very new addition to the town situated on the Wharf front overlooking the harbour. The Rum and Crab Shack St Ives has a fantastic look inside and feels like what an old drinkery in St Ives might have felt like back in the day. From the mismatched furniture to the odd rug or ornament the Rum and Crab Shack is very unique in the town and I for one liked it when I visited last week for a pint. They have only been open for a few weeks (spring 2013) and are now up and running.
They have some beers on tap such as Guinness and Red Stripe, bottled beers and lagers, wines and then naturally a large selection of rum. Not a connoissuer myself when it comes to rum I had a choice and a bit of an education, I am sure the connoissuer of rum would feel just as at home as I did if not more. There is a wide variety form light to dark, spiced to unspiced and it was great to get involved and try one in the surroundings of the crab shack.
The Rum and Crab Shack St Ives, of course, serves food too. There is a small selection of starter type dishes which are good for sharing or can be made up to main sizes, I personally recommend the crab on toast or the gumbo (Cajun fish or meat thick soup or broth).
Raised up from the Wharf front the Rum and Crab Shack has windows which I am sure will be open in the summer, enjoying the last of the sun and a pint or a glass of whatever will be a joy while watching the people go by. So if you are going to St Ives this summer make sure you check the Rum and Crab Shack out for something a bit different and something with some character. They don’t have a website yet but you can be sure to find them on twitter.
Update 26/07/2013 – The Rum and Crab Shack in St Ives now has a new website and it looks pretty slick! Check out the rum and crab shack website if you are planning a visit!