At risk of being over-earnest, we know that we have a role to play in our community. Here are some of our thoughts.
  • We remain a locals’ pub at heart. Beer prices must be reasonable and drinkers welcome at the bar. 

  • Our food must not be priced for the tourist influx. We are open all year and want our neighbours to feel able to drop in for a quick bite to eat.

  • We support local artists and musicians. The walls are hung with paintings by local artists such as Penny Rumble and Adrienne Peverall, each of which often feature in our Artist of the Month showing in the Snug.
  • We have always encouraged local suppliers to bring their produce to our kitchen door (see below for Fat Hen foraged produce), and we now have a long list of active small producers.

  • We take very seriously our responsibility for minimising our impact on the wider environment and demand the same of our suppliers.

  • We employ local people and invest in training them, giving them specialist qualifications for use throughout their life.


Food Suppliers

We're a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association now known as the Food Made Good campaign.  Among other commitments we make as part of our membership is to source our ingredients responsibly.

Since we opened in March 2006, we have developed relationships with as many local food producers as we can.  We have enjoyed learning and growing with them.

Meat & Game Harvey’s (St. Ives) 
St. Ives Beef
Primrose Herd
Cornish Duck Co
Local game dealers
Greenery Slight Hill Farm
Bosavern Farm  
Fish Matthew Stevens
Newlyn Fish
Wild Harbour
Mousehole Fish
Ice Cream in the kitchen... 
Milk and Cheese Hanson Fine Foods
Mounts Bay Dairy
Other local produce Colin Carter Eggs 
Forest Produce
Tea, coffee & choccie Yallah Coffee
Trumpers Teas
Tregothnan Tea
Sir Hans Sloane
Flowers Cornish Bunch

...and drinks

Giving commercial and promotional support to our drinks producers is as important to us as long as their product is brilliant.

And we are indeed blessed to have so many of that kind of quality here in the South West.

Cornish Crown
St. Austell
Harbour Brewing
Padstow Brewing

South West Distillery

Apple drinks 
Lovely Drinks (and juices)
Apple Country Cider
Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard
Skreach Cider


We try to keep as many of our outgoings as possible in the local economy. If you need the services of any of the below, click on the link or email our office.

The Carpet Shop, Penzance
South West Laundry
Ty Mawr Lime (paints)
Symons Construction (building)

Geoff Roberts (kit maintenance)
Valley Pest Control
Cornwall Cullet (recycling)
Ian Maddox (building)

“The clue to its quality is in its ownership: brothers Edmund and Charles Inkin have brought  their love of seasonal simplicity down here.”  
Sally Shalam, Conde Nast Traveller

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