The Gurnard’s Head

‘A great place to experience rugged west Cornwall with the wind straight off the Atlantic,’ this mellow, family-friendly inn beside the coastal path is well liked for its ‘character’ and ‘generosity’. More

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The Gurnard’s Head
Treen
Zennor
Cornwall
TR26 3DE
England
01736 796928
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

7.

Open

all year except 24/25 Dec.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, lounge area, free Wi-Fi, 3-acre garden (alfresco dining), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

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

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed, not in dining room.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £120–£185, D,B&B £170–£235. Set menus £16–£19, à la carte £19.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A great place to experience rugged west Cornwall with the wind straight off the Atlantic’, this mellow, family-friendly inn beside the Coastal Path is well liked for its ‘character’ and ‘generosity’. It is owned by the Inkin brothers, whose inspired ventures also include The Old Coastguard, Mousehole, and The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach, Wales (see entries). ‘Well run’ and ‘laid-back’, it invites escape and relaxation. With fresh flowers, Welsh blankets and paperbacks, the cosy bedrooms are slightly retro around the edges – but they’re all the better for it. ‘The rooms have a Roberts radio but no TV, and indeed no mobile reception. Wonderful!’ In the lively pub (Cornish ales, bare floorboards, local art, log fires), soak in the buzzy atmosphere with locals and tourists. Max Wilson took over as chef in 2016; taste the coast in his ‘excellent-value’ seasonal menus including, perhaps, foraged nettle and mint gazpacho; ray wing, crushed potatoes, chard, samphire. In the morning, a breakfast of ‘honest fare’ includes Cornish apple juice, home-made jam and soda bread, kippers or a full English with hog’s pudding. (Chris Savory, and others)

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The Gurnard’s Head
Treen
Zennor
Cornwall
TR26 3DE

Guest comments

'Our second visit. We cannot praise The Gurnard's Head too highly. It really lives up to the owners’ strap line of "simple things done well". The Sunday night sleep-over offer is tremendous value. The bar has a splendid range of drinks, and atmosphere, but the key feature is the fantastic food. There is an excellent wine list. Service is by friendly staff who clearly enjoy their work. Our room was splendid also! ' - Chris Savory - January, 2017
'Grand stay and atmosphere from all the team.The Inkin brothers run three great hotels. A relaxing and vibrant place ' - Michael Eldridge - July, 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 - November, 2013

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