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The Gurnards Head

Contact Details

The Gurnards Head

Treen
Zennor
St Ives
Cornwall UK, TR26 3DE
Tel: 01736 796928(Call the number and mention Eat Out Cornwall)

Opening Times

  • Mon:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Tue:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Wed:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Thu:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Fri:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Sat:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Sun:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm

Promotions

Winter Escape
Winter Escape from £155 for Dinner B&B (available until 22nd March 2018, excluding School holidays)
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Sunday Sleepover
Sunday Sleepover from £190 for Sunday Lunch, Dinner B&B (while the Winter Escape’s in place)
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Spring or September Sleepover
Spring or September Sleepover from £329 for two nights Dinner B&B
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This is The Gurnards Head, a dining pub with rooms on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast between St. Ives and St. Just, near the Minack Theatre, Zennor, Penzance and Newlyn.

We want The Gurnards Head to be an inn that returns you momentarily to the slower pace of life that so many of us yearn for.

Time spent at The Gurnards Head and  in this part of the world will unwind you as you enjoy one of the country’s most dramatic coastlines, one that has inspired artists and walkers for centuries.

The salty air is proven to make you sleep deeply in the most comfortable Vi-Spring beds. You will eat simple, earthy and delicious food. Beers, wine and sherries: all chosen because we love them.

At The Gurnards Head we support our local community, source our produce with sustainability in mind, and we set our prices with our local customers in mind, not the extended tourist season.

The Gurnards Head tables in the bar, warmed by log fires and bordered by back copies of Giles cartoon annuals, are as popular as those in the red and blue dining room.

On the more beautiful days between March and October, eating in the huge enclosed garden has the power to be one of those moments in life when everything comes together.

Lunch The Gurnards Head can be as fleeting or as laboured a visit as you like. Our menus suit all from the walker seeking refuelling to the serious luncher looking to settle in for a benevolently priced fixed price menu with a carafe of wine or two.

Have a look at our lunch and Sunday lunch menus to see examples of the kind of food we are offering at this time of year.

The Gurnards Head supper menu is short, seasonal and delicious. All our food is cooked to order and the menu will change a little every day depending on what our suppliers are bringing us.

Turn to our supper page to see what you might eat for your supper were you to visit The Gurnard’s Head at this time of year.

Further Details

  • And, like so many things, food is best kept simple. We have built the reputation of the Gurnard’s Head’s kitchen on this maxim.
  • ‘Our seasonal menu’s change according to what is brought to our back door or what our chefs feel is at its seasonal best.’
  • In Winter you might get Fish Soup with Rouille or in summer, a Ceviche of Sea Bass alongside leaf salads foraged by Fat Hen.
  • Switch off in the soulful embrace of one of Britain’s most awe-inspiring landscapes.
  • Food that you want to eat, that is strong in flavour and spirited, cooked beautifully and sourced locally.
  • Sleep beautifully on Vi-Spring beds with views to gorse covered moorland or to the foaming Atlantic
  • The Gurnard’s Head 2018 Rates 
    Standard Double £125 B&B or £180 Dinner B&B
    Double King / Twin £150 B&B or £205 Dinner B&B
    Large King / Family Room £190 B&B or £245 Dinner B&B
    Single Occupancy from £105 B&B or £132.50 Dinner B&B

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Contact Details

The Gurnards Head

Treen
Zennor
St Ives
Cornwall UK, TR26 3DE
Tel: 01736 796928(Call the number and mention Eat Out Cornwall)

Opening Times

  • Mon:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Tue:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Wed:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Thu:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Fri:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Sat:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm
  • Sun:12.30 - 2.30pm. 6.30 - 9pm

Promotions

Winter Escape
Winter Escape from £155 for Dinner B&B (available until 22nd March 2018, excluding School holidays)
Learn more
Sunday Sleepover
Sunday Sleepover from £190 for Sunday Lunch, Dinner B&B (while the Winter Escape’s in place)
Learn more
Spring or September Sleepover
Spring or September Sleepover from £329 for two nights Dinner B&B
Learn more

Facts

Capacity
60 Inside 40 Al-Fresco
Wine List
The Gurnard's wine list is said to be the best Pub Wine List in the country by the Roederer/Imbibe Wine List of the Year panel which includes Hamish Anderson. Hurrah.
Functions
Our priority is to provide a refuge from the modern world for our local customers and regular guests. However, The Gurnard’s Head remains a spectacular site for wedding or other parties and we are occasionally persuaded to host them. For a tailor-made quote, please contact
Recommendations
Recognition comes ultimately from guests but, for what it’s worth, we've been included in The Good Food and Good Hotel Guides, Hardens and Michelin since opening, as well as many travel and food websites. - The 2012 Good Pub Guide thinks The Gurnard's is The Best Cornish Dining Pub for the third time in five years. Recognition by one of the best of the independent guides.
Menu Summary
Our menu is not long. Never more than 7 or so starters or main courses. All driven by what our suppliers bring to our back door. Fish from day boats, greenery from small growers. Plenty for non fish or meat eaters.We will change the menu every day. If you are staying for more than a couple of days and have a particular fish or seafood that you would like to eat, please do let us know.
Vegetarian Options
We think vegetarian food can be great food. Cornwall's larder is a great opportunity to cook great food for those who don't want to eat meat or fish. Our aim to to make the numerous vegetarian items on our menu so good that carnivores and pescivores will want to choose them. Have a look.... We can also cater for coeliacs and those on gluten free diets, but do ask that we are advised of any dietary requirements when a booking is made.
Sample Dish
Wood Pigeon, Puy Lentils, Roast Fig, Crisp Potatoes - Brill, Red Wine, Soubise Spinach, Oyster Rissole, Chive & Ginger. - Turkish Delight, Pistachio Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Ganache
Family Friendly:
We have travel cots which we will happily make up for no charge. Although we are delighted to see children of any age, we would want you to be aware before staying that the walls between bedrooms are thin and crying babies can be heard in neighbouring rooms. For anyone staying in one of our camp or sofa beds, including children of 5+, we charge £25 per night which includes breakfast and the camp bed.
Parking:
Lots of on site parking in own customer car park
Accommodation:
Our approach to the bedrooms is based soundly on a maxim often forgotten by hotels: that a night’s sleep will only be as good as the bed itself. So we source only the best Vi-Spring beds. It is no coincidence that our visitors’ books and inbox are full of requests for their details. Our bedrooms are about melting into one of the books that lie around the building, listening to a Radio 4 play on the Roberts radio or staring out to the sea or to the sheep flecked moorsSome guests are even are sufficiently hypnotised to wait for the hooved shuffle of the cows on their twice-daily amble to and from milking.

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