Gurnards Head Hotel

Interesting inn with lots of wines by the glass, good inventive food and wild surrounding walks; comfortable bedrooms


Accommodation available
Outdoor play area
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Craft beers
Speciality drinks
Separate restaurant
Disabled access
Smoking area
  • Separate restaurant

Bar food times: all day

Restaurant times: 12-2, 6-9

Typical main dish: hake with mussels, cucumber and dill

Typical main dish price: £21.00

Average two course evening meal price: £29.50

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (3)
  • Craft beers
  • Speciality drinks
  • Cider (2)
  • Wine (20)

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.80

Name of cheapest bitter: St Austell

  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Number of bedrooms: 7

Bedrooms cost between £135 and £200

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant
  • Dogs allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

The good pub guide review

This informally civilised inn is under the same ownership as the Old Coastguard in Mousehole (also in Cornwall) and the Griffin at Felinfach (Wales). The bars and dining areas are painted in bold, strong colours with work by local artists on the walls, open fires, books on shelves, fresh flowers and all manner of wooden dining chairs and tables and sofas on stripped boards or rugs. They always have three hand-pulled Cornish ales, currently from the likes of Skinners, St Austell and new favourites Cornish Crown, Harbour Brewing and Rebel Brewing. Also, about 20 wines by the glass or carafe and a couple of farm ciders; background music. The large, enclosed back garden has plenty of seats. Disabled access on ground floor only. If you stay in the comfortable, well appointed bedrooms, you'll have fine views of the rugged moors or the Atlantic Ocean just 500 metres away.

The good pub guide food review

Impressive seasonal food includes starters such as gazpacho soup, St Austell Bay mussels with white wine, garlic and parsley, ploughman's with Westcombe cheddar, pickles and soda bread; mains such as duck leg with mash and gooseberry chutney, red gurnard with katsu curry and courgette chutney, featherblade steak with fries and rocket, lemon sole with samphire and caper and brown shrimp butter; and puddings such as carrot cake with mascarpone, and strawberry parfait with yoghurt and lime sorbet.

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Contact Details

Gurnards Head Hotel, Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 3DE

(01736) 796928

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 8-11

Saturday: 8-11

Sunday: 8-11