The best kind of gastropub – cosy, friendly, unpretentious, and serving great, locally sourced food.
The Gurnards Head Near Zennor St Ives Cornwall TR26 3DE 01736 796 928
The Gurnard's Head isn't the sort of dining pub you simply stumble across. Set in a minuscule hamlet between St Ives and Lands End, you either have to be a hardy coastal path walker who knows where to turn inland and find it, or committed enough to gastronomy to break away from the cluster of award-winning eateries 20 minutes' drive away in St Ives. Whatever led you to this middle-of-nowhere spot, as soon as you walk into The Gurnard's Head, you know it was worth the trek. Friendly locals neck pints of Cornish ale in the bar, where fine art hangs beneath the rafters, travel and comic books line the shelves, and diners kick back at heavy wooden tables by the roaring fire, dogs at their feet. If you prefer a more formal ambience, bag a table in the eccentric red and blue dining room. Wherever you choose to sit, the menu is the same selection of succulent, seasonal produce plucked from the Cornish larder – samphire straight from the beach, seafood landed by a local fisherman or meat from a local farm. Bold, innovative dishes come beautifully presented (wood pigeon with fresh fig, brill with oyster rissole, crispy pigs head with pumpkin puree...) and the accompanying wine list boasts excellent, unusual varieties that are also available by the carafe. And, when you've eaten and drunk your fill, the good news is that they have rooms upstairs with ultra-comfy beds to crash out on.
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What could be better than kicking back after a delicious Sunday lunch and staying in one of the cosy rooms at The Gurnard's Head? It's located in Cornwall so you can enjoy some of the most awe-inspiring landscape. Your stay will include Sunday lunch, supper, your room and breakfast on Monday.
Prices & Booking:
Prices are from £190 and please note, this offer is available until 22nd March 2018, excluding school holidays. To book, please call 01736 796 928 and don't forget to mention Cool Places!
Why not have a Winter Escape to the fabulous Gurnard's Head? It's located in Cornwall and it's perfect for exploring the beautiful coast, you can then sit back and cosy up next to the fire with a glass of wine - an ideal winter break!
Prices & Booking:
Prices are from £155 based on two people for Dinner B&B and please note offer available until 22nd March 2018, excluding School holidays. To book, please call 01736 796 928 and don't forget to mention Cool Places!
- Dogs Welcome
- Outdoor Seating
- Getting Away from it All
- Pub with Rooms
- Something Different