We are back open and delighted to be so.  We've made a call to open for lunch only on Thursday and Sunday over the summer, but for dinner every day.  However...

..we've decided to take no more bookings for the period up to 1 October, in both restaurant and rooms.  We're pretty much fully booked and are extremely cautious about the impact that self-isolation is going to have on our teams over the next 6 weeks.

To book a room beyond 1 October, drop us an email via our enquiry page. If the odd cancellation emerges between now and then, we'll post it up on our various social channels.

To stay in touch with progress, including all our news and offers, please subscribe to Become a Friend here.

We re-opened in Summer 2021 in a way that we think is safe for both our guests and our teams but which is designed to retain everything that is special about The Gurnard's Head.  Find our more here.


Ever popular resolutions to difficult present problems, our vouchers can be with you within a couple of days.

For any amount or for a particular offer, they last 12 months and we’re happy to extend them if needed.  They are usable not only here but at The Old Coastguard and at The Felin Fach Griffin up in Wales.

Do email us here if you think we can help.  Sad as it was to leave our previous Blue Peter efforts, we now have proper voucher holders to make for a better present all round.



The Old Coastguard

Open from 17 May

The garden at The Old Coastguard now has the most magnificent terrace above the rocks. Really one of Cornwall's best locations. If you're staying with us at The Gurnard's we'd always recommend a visit across the peninsula to Mousehole.    

We open for lunch only on Friday and Sunday and dinner every day from 5pm as well.  You can drop them an email here.  However, we've taken a similar decision over there as here and for the moment are taking no more bookings before 1 October.

Sunday Sleepover

Kick back with us for Sunday lunch, the papers and maybe an afternoon walk.  Then supper, a good night's sleep and a great breakfast on Monday morning.

From just £255 (2022 rate) for two people (principally when the clocks are on BST), and from £225 when the Winter Escape is in place.  

To check availability for any of our offers or to book a table, do drop us an email here



Into Autumn

We open every day for supper from 5pm.  We are now sufficiently busy through the summer to take no more bookings for the moment before 1 October.

Beyond that, if you'd like to book a table, click on the Book a Table button at the top.  If you find you can't book what you'd like, please do drop us an email via the Contact Us page.

We hope to be able to open for lunch every day (rather than just Thursday and Sunday) at some stage in the  Autumn.  We'll let you know if and when that changes. .  

Our bedrooms really are now pretty fully booked until the end of October but we do have the odd gap here in October and there and we do expect cancellations.

If you'd like to hear a little more on our most recent take on proceedings, please click here for our latest newsletter.

And if you'd like to stay in touch as we emerge into this new way of working, please do Become a Friend by filling in a few details here


“The Gurnard’s Head is so laid-back it seemed only apt to be blown horizontal when we did eventually leave.”  
Jonathan Goodall, The Daily Telegraph

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