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We can help you book your perfect break to Tresco. We all live here, so it's our specialist subject!

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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.

Eating on Tresco

Eating on Tresco

From beachfront dining to our cosy island inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Prepare a grocery pre-order in advance of your stay, or shop online during your time on Tresco, with delivery straight to your accommodation

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Daytrips to Tresco

Daytrips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

The Ruin Beach Café

Tresco’s wonderfully laid-back vibe meets modern, Mediterranean-inspired beachfront dining with dishes fresh from the wood-fired oven.

As you approach The Ruin, you’ll know you’re in the right place; the smoke curling from the kitchen chimney a heady blend of delicious dishes fired by island-grown wood.

It is the wood-fired oven that sets The Ruin apart, sitting right at the heart of the restaurant and the menu, producing delicious pizzas and roasting succulent meat, fish and vegetables. for our tempting sharing platters.

Enjoy a long and lazy lunch on the beachfront terrace as the children play on the white sand below, or a special evening out as the sky outside the window cycles with the reflected colours of a Scilly sunset.

The Beach Hut, just across the slipway, is open throughout the day – perfect for a morning coffee and pastry on the lawn, ice cream to cool off in the heat of the day, or late afternoon beers and wine on the terrace.

The beachfront restaurant takes its name from the ruined smuggler’s cottage that forms part of its terrace, overlooking Raven’s Porth. The Coastguard boathouse next door – now Watch House cottage – must have made smuggling from here a precarious business.

The Ruin has been awarded two AA Rosettes and Conde Nast Traveller magazine has also awarded The Ruin the Gold Standard in its listing of favourite hotels, restaurants, bars and beach clubs from around the world.

Table reservations are strongly recommended. We take indoor reservations only, but if the weather is fine, you're most welcome to move outside if there's space. Our outdoor tables cannot be pre-booked, so if the weather is fine you're still welcome to pop in and see if there's a table free. Dogs are welcome on the terrace.

You can book online for groups of up to 6 people, but for larger groups, please call us.

Special opening hours for week commencing 15th November 2021

Open from 9am - 3pm Monday to Thursday for coffee, cake & light bites

Winter Opening Hours (from 18th November 2021)

OpenLunch ServedDinner Served
Thursday 6pm - 11pm • Friday & Saturday 12pm - 11pm • Sunday 12pm - 10:30pm 12pm - 2:30pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday6pm - 8:30pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Christmas Opening Hours (18/12/21 - 9/1/22)

OpenLunch ServedDinner ServedChristmas Day
10am - 11pm Daily (10:30pm Sundays)12pm - 2:30pm Daily6pm - 8:30pm DailyOpen for pre-booked Christmas lunch only

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Stay on Tresco

Find your perfect place to stay on Tresco, from rooms and apartments to self-catering countryside cottages and beachfront boltholes, all with Spa & Abbey Garden entry

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