The Gurnard’s Head | Pub in Cornwall | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Gurnard’s Head - Pub in Cornwall

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Zennor, St Ives, TR26 3DE, Cornwall
England, United Kingdom

Charles & Edmund Inkin
+44 (0)1736 796928(landline)

A fabulous base for exploring the magical Cornish coastline. Feast on rustic delights and take in the view from their summer garden

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The coastline is magical and the hike to St Ives hard to beat. Secret beaches appear at low tide and wild flowers streak the land pink in summer. As for the pub, you couldn't hope for better. It's earthy, stylish and friendly, with colourwashed walls, stripped wooden floors and log fires. Maps and local art hang on the walls, books fill every shelf; if you can't finish one, take it home and post it back. Super homemade food can be eaten wherever you want: in the bar, in the restaurant or out in the garden in good weather. Snack on rustic delights – confit duck, grilled figs – or tuck into more substantial treats: white crab salad, pear and avocado; cod with orange endive, cauliflower purée and curried apricot, chased by dark chocolate tart or popcorn ice cream. Picnics are easily arranged and the St Ives-Penzance bus runs right outside – a huge plus.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Guest feedback
"Amazing place to stay. Food faultless. Great walks. Loved the local Cornish band on Monday evening. Enjoyed cows walking past window on way to milking. Would definitely return as staff made us feel very welcome."

Jayne - Ely, United Kingdom

July 2017

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Lunch from £12. Dinner, 3 courses from £29. Sunday lunch from £17.


Open all day.

Paw prints Bringing your dog
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Large back garden. Beautiful coastal path, and a sandy beach as well if you time the tides right.

Dog treats:

Doggie biscuits, blanket, towels, advice on walks, black bags and dog bowls. Very friendly staff too.

Bringing your dog

Zennor, St Ives, TR26 3DE, Cornwall


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