The Gurnard’s Head

‘Our favourite pub-with-rooms, it truly lives up to its motto of “simple things done well”,’ say regular Guide correspondents in 2017 of the Inkin brothers’ ‘excellent’, family-friendly spot in rugged west Cornwall, minutes from the cliff edge. More

Contact details

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

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

[2017] per room B&B £120–£185, D,B&B £170–£235. Set menus £21–£26.50, à la carte £26.50.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Our favourite pub-with-rooms, it truly lives up to its motto of “simple things done well”,’ say regular Guide correspondents in 2017 of the Inkin brothers’ ‘excellent’, family-friendly spot in rugged west Cornwall, minutes from the cliff edge. ‘There’s a great atmosphere’, encouraged by ‘friendly staff who clearly enjoy their work’; with manager Chris Curnow, ‘they create a relaxing place in which to chill out’. ‘Splendid’ bedrooms look out to sea or sheep-grazed moors. They’re simple but full of character, with fresh flowers, local art, a Roberts radio, Welsh blankets and all-natural toiletries. No TV – instead, a library of paperbacks to flip through. In the popular bar and restaurant, join the locals choosing from the ‘marvellous range’ of drinks and ‘fantastic food’. ‘Our lunch and dinner menus had a good choice of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. A plate of pheasant came with a parsnip tagliatelle to die for; we also enjoyed tasty, succulent monkfish.’ Plan guided foraging walks or simply head out, into the wind, on the Coastal Path. ‘Tremendous-value’ package offers are worth checking out. (Chris Savory, Michael Eldridge)

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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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