Our team had every reason to look forward to a spectacular Spring and Summer.  Covid lockdown put an end to that and our doors were closed.

We're monitoring carefully the Government's plans for releasing the lockdown.  We will update all Friends of EDS as soon as we have some news.  Subscribe to Become a Friend here.  

When we do decide to re-open, it will be in a way that is safe for both our guests and our teams but which is designed to retain everything that is special about The Gurnard's Head.

We'll also be mindful of our local community who support us right through the year.  We know though that many of them cannot wait for us to open our doors again.


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.



A Winter Escape

From late October

Our Winter Escape was, by design, aimed at those making a last minute decision to take a break from the grimness of Winter.  So it feels a bit odd to promote it in midsummer.

But the Covid lockdown is encouraging many of us to plan far ahead and it seems miserly of us not to make you aware of it now.  Just one night (or more) that can feel like a real break.

From £175 a couple for up to three courses at supper from anywhere on our evening menu, your room and breakfast: Sunday to Thursday and outside of holidays and half terms

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 £230 for two people (principally when the clocks are on BST), and from £210 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're not currently confirming any bookings for stays before 1 October.  We do expect that date to be brought forward but will wait until we have further guidance from the Government.

We do expect to be open in one way or another over the summer or in September, whether that is in our garden, in the restaurant or in the rooms.  For the moment, though, we aren't working to any particular timetable.

When we do re-open, it will be in a way that is designed to be as safe as possible for our team and our guests.  And if it's in September, it will be with our September Sleepover and a team who will be longing to see their guests again.

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 hear as soon as we know when our rooms will be open, 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