The Gurnard’s Head

St Ives, Cornwall

‘It never fails to please,’ write Guide regulars in 2019 after a return visit to Charles and Edmund Inkin’s dining pub with rooms. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘It never fails to please,’ write Guide regulars in 2019 after a return visit to Charles and Edmund Inkin’s dining pub-with-rooms. ‘We highly recommend the accommodation and the food.’ Sitting close to the Coast Path above the Atlantic, it has a relaxed air enhanced by shabby-chic interiors with mix-and-match furniture, well-thumbed paperbacks and local artwork. Bedrooms have a Roberts radio, Bramley toiletries, fresh flowers, views of sheep-grazed moor or ocean. ‘To say the food is very good is a serious understatement,’ continue the readers. ‘You would expect fish this close to the ocean but the meat and vegetarian dishes are splendid.’ Take a bow, Max Wilson. The chef moved here in 2016 from the Inkins’ first venture, The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach, Wales (see entry), and he looks to local farmers, fishers and foragers for such dishes as rump of beef, wild garlic, broccoli, crispy tongue; gurnard, creamed leeks, pancetta, chives. Praise also for the restaurant’s ‘smiling, professional and attentive staff’ from readers who dined here while staying at sister hotel, The Old Coastguard, Mousehole (see entry). Eat alfresco when the sun shines. (Chris and Erika Savory, Sue and John Jenkinson, RM)

Hotel details

Address

Treen
Zennor
St Ives
Cornwall
TR26 3DE
England

Telephone

01736 796928

Bedrooms

7.

Open

all year except 24/25 Dec.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, lounge area, free Wi-Fi, 3-acre garden (alfresco dining), public areas wheelchair accessible.

Background music

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

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed (water bowls, towels and biscuits provided).

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £110–£150, double £130–£195. Set menus £22–£28, à la carte £28. 1-night bookings refused weekends occasionally.