Gurnards Head Hotel

Pub Details

Gurnards Head
TR26 3DE
(01736) 796928
Opening Times
10am - midnight

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Gurnards Head Hotel, Gurnards Head, Cornwall, TR26 3DE – The Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Interesting inn close to the sea, lots of wines by the glass, good inventive food and fine surrounding walks; comfortable bedrooms
The comfortable bedrooms here, with views of rugged moors or the sea, make a fine base from which to explore this wild coastline. It's a civilised but informal inn, just 500 metres from the Atlantic, and the bar rooms are painted in bold, strong colours; there are paintings by local artists, open fires and all manner of wooden dining chairs and tables on stripped boards. St Austell Tribute, Skinners Betty Stogs and a guest on handpump, ten wines by the glass and a couple of ciders; background music, darts and board games. The large back garden has plenty of seats. This is under the same ownership as the Griffin at Felinfach (see Wales) and Old Coastguard in Mousehole, also in Cornwall.

Good Pub Guide Food

From a sensibly short menu, the impressive food includes crab tartlet with sorrel hollandaise, duck liver parfait with pickled fig and hazelnut granola, herb gnocchi with courgettes, pine nuts, capers and tomato, chicken breast with cheese and potato mousseline and truffle jus, brill with spinach, mussel and dill cream, and puddings such as frozen calvados parfait with crumble and apple sorbet and brioche and butter pudding with marmalade ice-cream.

Bar food times: 12 - 2.30, 6 - 9.30


Good Pub Information

Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms


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Rating: 3/5 (676 votes cast)

Reader Comments

We had two meals here whilst on holiday in July/August this year. Both were superb. The beer was well-kept and there was a good choice of nice ales. The service could have been a little more attentive, especially on first arrival but there was nothing else to fault. This pub is clearly a 'main entry'!

We have stayed here four times over the last twelve months and are still impressed by the delicious food and excellent, friendly service every time we go. The Gurnards Head deserves to be 'reinstated' as a main entry.

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