The Gurnard's Head

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César award in 2009

‘This very individual inn oozes character and generosity.’ Next to a Coastal Path in ‘wildest’ west Cornwall, Charles and Edmund Inkin’s ‘laid-back, well-run’ yellow-painted inn welcomes children and pets alike. There are open fires, wooden floors and a library of paperbacks. Bedrooms are ‘far from luxurious, but cosy, warm and lacking nothing; little touches such as Welsh blankets and fresh flowers give the place a lived-in atmosphere’. Rooms have views of the sea on one side, ‘romantic views of the hills and cows walking up the road in the morning’ on the other. The dining room has ‘a lovely atmosphere, efficient service, gulpable wines’; new head chef Jack Clayton’s menu is seasonal and locally sourced. Breakfast brings ‘honest fare’: pressed Cornish apple juice; home-made soda bread and jams; full English with hog’s pudding. The bar is known to be quite boisterous on weekends. There is a rolling calendar of workshops: sketching, foraging, yoga. The Inkin brothers also run The Old Coastguard, Mousehole, and The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach, in Wales (see entries). (JR, and others)
  • Grand stay and atmosphere from all the team.The Inkin brothers run three great hotels. A relaxing and vibrant place

    Michael Eldridge, 21/08/2016

  • This hotel is very much a restaurant with rooms. The food is superb and excellent value. The rooms have a Roberts Radio but no TV and indeed no mobile reception. Wonderful! This is a great place to stay for a short break or longer if you really want to experience rugged West Cornwall with the wind straight off the Atlantic.

    CHRIS SAVORY, 09/02/2016

  • We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back. Particularly liked the library of paperbacks in the room, the romantic view of the hills (and the cows in the morning walking up the road), the food and the friendly service. One note to pass on: it didn't bother us, but we could hear the live folk music in the bar in our room one evening - if this might disturb you it would be worth asking for a room not above the bar.

    SA Mathieson, 07/12/2013

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Local attractions

Lost Gardens of Heligan
The gardens were initially created in the 18th century, but were only restored in the 1990s.
Minack Theatre
An open-air theatre in Porthcurno Bay.

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Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts the following discount vouchers:

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Contact Details

The Gurnard's Head

Treen ZENNOR Cornwall England TR26 3DE


01736 796928

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information




all year except 24/25 Dec.


bar area, small connecting room with sofas, dining room, 3-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

Radio 4 at breakfast, selected music at other times, in bar and restaurant.


all ages welcomed.


welcomed, not allowed in dining room.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B from £115, D,B&B from £165. À la carte £29. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

GHG voucher offer

Buy the guide and claim 25% off B&B rates on certain dates