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We're now open in the bedrooms and in the dining rooms for dinner.  We're opening this summer for lunch only on Thursday and Sunday, although The Old Coastguard will remain open every day for lunch.

If you'd like to know a little more before planning to stay or eat with us about our general approach to opening in a Covid safe way, please click here

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This is The Gurnard’s Head, a dining pub with rooms on Cornwall's Atlantic coast between St. Ives and St. Just, near the Minack Theatre, Zennor, Penzance and Newlyn.

We want The Gurnard’s Head to be an inn that returns you momentarily to the slower pace of life that so many of us yearn for. 

Time spent in this part of the world will unwind you as you enjoy one of the country’s most dramatic coastlines, one that has inspired artists and walkers for centuries.

The salty air is proven to make you sleep deeply in the most comfortable Vi-Spring beds. You will eat simple, earthy and delicious food. Beers, wine and sherries: all chosen because we love them.

We support our local community, source our produce with sustainability in mind, and we set our prices with our local customers in mind, not the extended tourist season.

We loved the place as soon as we set eyes on it. We hope you will too. And we are open all year, so please do come and visit us.



Why the Gurnard’s Head?

  • Switch off in the soulful embrace of one of Britain’s most awe-inspiring landscapes, a landscape which has changed little over centuries.
  • Food that you want to eat, that is strong in flavour and spirited, cooked beautifully and ingredients sourced locally.
  • Sleep beautifully on Vi-Spring beds with views to gorse covered moorland or to the foaming Atlantic.



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The Waitrose Good Food Guide IWC Read the Good Hotel Guide review Taste of the West Cornwall Tourism Awards SRA Good Pub Guide

"The food and drink is delicious, the beds divine, the welcome as warm as toast. What more could you want?" 

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Tel: 01736 796 928
The Gurnards Head, Nr Zennor
St. Ives, TR26 3DE