The Gurnards Head

The Gurnards Head Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Zennor, West Cornwall
The Gurnards Head Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Zennor, West Cornwall
The Gurnards Head Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Zennor, West Cornwall
The Gurnards Head Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Zennor, West Cornwall
The Gurnards Head Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Zennor, West Cornwallall
The Gurnards Head Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Zennor, West Cornwall
The Gurnards Head Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Zennor, West Cornwall
The Gurnards Head Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Zennor, West Cornwall
The Gurnards Head Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Zennor, West Cornwall
Gurnard's Head
Zennor
Near St Ives
Cornwall
TR26 3DE
Cornwall Tourism Award Silver 2017/18
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15 - Bronze Award
Dog Friendly
Fabulous bed and breakfast near St Ives

The Gurnard’s Head is a dining pub with superb rooms on Cornwall's Atlantic coast between St.Ives and St. Just, near the Minack Theatre, Zennor, Penzance and Newlyn. This handsome building lies in the middle of moorland near the South West Coastal Footpath and within sight of the foaming Atlantic. Dogs very welcome. Ideal stay for families, couples and the solo traveller. 

Staying at Gurnard's Head

  • Bedrooms are simply decorated yet comfortable, with Vispring beds and Roberts radios
  • All rooms have en suite showers, some have baths please request
  • Most rooms offer fantastic sea views
  • Double, twin and king rooms available
  • Well equipped for small children
  • Dog friendly
  • White company toiletries
  • Fresh flowers in rooms
  • Local art
  • Warm welsh blankets

Eating at Gurnard's Head

Essential to the operation is a top-notch team in the kitchen, where there is an unusual attention to detail and to the quality of ingredients.

With the emphasis on relaxed informality, lunch and supper can be taken in either the bar or the restaurant, or during much of the summer, in the garden. Like its sister establishment, The Old Coastguard in nearby Mousehole, The Gurnard's Head has a superb wine list with the team’s generous pricing encouraging guests to drink better wines.

Location

Some of the world’s most awe-inspiring coastline is right on the doorstep. Wander out of the back door and be on top of the cliffs in little more than five minutes. Stirring stuff, we promise. Zennor is just 5 minutes away from the beautiful St Ives and its award winning beaches. Try the South West Coast Path from Zennor to St Ives for jaw dropping views and brilliant coastline. There is a local church and many ancient cottages to walk around in the village.

Awards

IMBIBE/LOUIS ROEDERER AWARDS, WINE PUB OF THE YEAR 2012
GOOD HOTEL GUIDE, CESAR AWARD 2009, BEST UK DINING PUB
CORNWALL TOURISM AWARDS 2014/15 - BED AND BREAKFAST/GUEST ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR - BRONZE AWARD
THE GOOD FOOD GUIDE - BEST CORNISH NEWCOMER 2007
THE GOOD PUB GUIDE COUNTY DINING PUB OF THE YEAR 2009, 2011 and 2012

What's nearby

  • Tate St Ives
  • Barbara Hepworth Museum
  • Geevor Tin Mine
  • St Ives School of Painting
  • Paradise Park and Jungle
  • St Michael's Mount

Beaches nearby

  • Porthgwidden beach
  • Porthkidney beach
  • St Ives Harbour beach
  • Porthminster beach
  • Carbis Bay beach
  • Porthmeor beach

In summary, Gurnard's Head is situated in Zennor, just a few miles from the popular St Ives. The small village has a farm at each end of it, small pub and a local church. The SWCP and beautiful beaches are nearby. The Inn welcomes families and dogs and offers luxury bedding to ensure guests have a fantastic night's sleep.

 

The Gurnard's Head Forage & Feast Day, 9th September

The day includes a two-hour circular coastal walk from the Gurnard’s Head pub hosting by ecologist Caroline Davey of Fat Hen Cookery School. We will be looking at wild edible plants native to the coast and grassland, the walk will involve examining and picking a whole range of plants, learning historical & contemporary uses, facts, anecdotes and recipe ideas for each plant will be discussed on the walk.

Walkers will return to The Gurnards Head for a three course wild lunch, pre-prepared using seasonal foraged ingredients supplied by Caroline. £55 per person

Sail The Bay with Bessie-Ellen and Irene, two magnificent Tall Ships on the National Ships Historic Register

EATDRINKSLEEP is thrilled to be able to offer their guests the chance to take part in an authentic sailing experience on these ships as part of their 2016 EATDRINKSLEEP+ programme.

Bessie Ellen, Britain’s last wooden coasting ketch still under sail, was built in 1904 by William Kelly - she was once part of a fleet that once stood at nearly 700.  FJ Carver and Sons built Irene, also a West Country trading ketch, in 1907. These magnificent ships would have been the lorries of their day; designed to be beached along riverbanks so loads could easily be transferred to carts drawn by horses. In their time the seas would have been filled with similar ships and the building that is now The Old Coastguard would have ensured their safe passage in the area. Both ships have both been lovingly restored to become the graceful sailing boat they once were and this week will be the first time in a century that they’ll sail together.

Guests staying at either The Old Coastguard or The Gurnard’s Head can take part in morning or afternoon trips; morning trips around the Mount include tea, coffee and homemade pastries on arrival and a glass of sparkling wine on return to anchor. Afternoon trips towards Land’s End will kick off with a glass of sparkling wine and a traditional cream tea on return to anchor.

Prices:  £60 per adult; £40 per child 
Notes: Minimum of 10 passengers / Maximum of 24 passengers. Age limit of 8 years and over. Weather dependent, we won’t sail if there is more than a Force six wind. Guests embark at Queen Mary Pier Newlyn or Mousehole if tides are good.

For press enquiries:  Philippa Hodson  07980 444 961  philippa.hodson@gmail.com
For booking enquiries: The Old Coastguard 01736 731 222 enquiries@oldcoastguardhotel.co.uk or The Gurnard’s Head 01736 796 928 enquiries@gurnardshead.co.uk

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