The Gurnard’s Head

‘We cannot praise it too highly,’ says a report this year on brothers Charles and Edmund Inkin’s dining pub with rooms. More

Contact details

Treen
Zennor
St Ives
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), 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

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single from £105, double £130–£195, D,B&B single £130, double £185–£250. 1-night bookings refused at weekends occasionally.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We cannot praise it too highly,’ says a report this year on brothers Charles and Edmund Inkin’s dining pub-with-rooms. ‘Excellent’, another succinctly concurs. As at sister pubs The Felin Fach Griffin and Old Coastguard (see entries), the style is artfully shabby-chic, relaxed, with mix-and-match furniture, rich warm colours, works by local artists. Perfectly placed to tackle the nearby coastal path, it also majors in indolence, perhaps watching the local herd amble past to milking, or curling up fireside with one of the many house paperbacks. Bedrooms have a Roberts radio but no TV, fresh flowers, smart toiletries, Welsh blankets, views of the Atlantic or moors. Chef Max Wilson uses produce from local food producers, purveyors and foragers to devise his menus. ‘We want your home-grown fruits and vegetables’, reads a chalked sign on the pub wall. You can eat in any of the comfy public rooms, such dishes as ray wing, crushes potatoes, spinach, caper butter; red gurnard, spring onions, ginger, seaweed, cuttlefish; sprouting broccoli, garlic, za’atar, yogurt. The bar, with ‘a splendid range of drinks’, is a popular local drop-in. (Richard Mitton, CS)

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The Gurnard’s Head
Treen
Zennor
St Ives
Cornwall
TR26 3DE

Guest comments

'On one of the most beautiful coastal roads in England. Superlative character and comfort. I was warmly welcomed. My room was small but done in modern taste. The meals were wonderful. Everything, from the food to the location to the customers in the bar has character stamped on it. I cannot fault it. ' - Mike Craddock - May, 2019
'A restaurant-with-rooms rather than a pub. Very dog-friendly. To say the food is good is to seriously understate how good it is. Both the accommodation and the food are excellent value. ' - Chris Savory - March, 2019
'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

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide