Turks Head

Bustling atmosphere in well run pub with popular food and beer

The good pub guide review

There's been a Turks Head here for more than 700 years ' though most of the original building was destroyed by a Spanish raiding party in the 16th c. The current incarnation is a cheerful, honest establishment that appeals to visitors as much as locals. The bar has old flat irons, jugs and so forth hanging from the beams, pottery above the wood-effect panelling, wall seats and tables and a couple of elbow-rests around central pillars; background music and board games. Sharps Doom Bar, Skinners Betty Stogs and a couple of guests on handpump, ten wines by the glass, a dozen gins and 12 malt whiskies. The suntrap back garden has big urns of flowers, seats under a giant parasol and a barbecue.

The good pub guide food review

Pleasing food includes lunchtime sandwiches, greek salad, caesar salad, Newlyn crab salad, sweet potato, butternut squash and red lentil curry, Cornish seafood pie, gammon steak with fried egg and skin-on fries, lasagne, seafood tagliatelle, confit duck leg with braised red cabbage, roasted carrots and mustard mash, burger (vegan, cajun chicken or steak) in a brioche bun with skin-on fries, and puddings.

2021 Awards

Contact Details

Turks Head, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4AF

(01736) 363093

Pub Group: Punch

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11.30-midnight

Sunday: 12-11