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The Gurnard’s Head

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Zennor, St Ives, TR26 3DE, Cornwall
England, United Kingdom

A fabulous base for exploring the magical Cornish coastline. Bedrooms are cosy and spotless, and you feast on rustic delights downstairs

The coastline here is utterly magical and the walk to St Ives hard to beat. Secret beaches appear at low tide, cliffs tumble down to the water and wild flowers streak the land pink in summer. As for this inn, you couldn't hope for a better base. It's earthy, warm, stylish and friendly, with airy interiors, colour-washed walls, stripped wooden floors and fires at both ends of the bar. Logs are piled up in an alcove, maps and art hang on the walls, books fill every shelf; if you pick one up and don't finish it, take it home and post it back. Rooms are warm, cosy and spotless, with Vi-Spring mattresses, crisp white linen, throws over armchairs, Roberts radios. Downstairs, super food, all homemade, can be eaten wherever you want: in the bar, in the restaurant or out in the garden in good weather. Snack on rustic delights – pork pies, crab claws, half a pint of Atlantic prawns – or tuck into more substantial treats, maybe salt and pepper squid, braised shoulder of lamb, pineapple tarte tatin. Picnics are easily arranged, there's bluegrass folk music in the bar most weeks. Dogs are very welcome.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

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Booking enquiries: Charles & Edmund Inkin
+44 (0)1736 796928(landline)

  • 4 Doubles
  • 3 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) £105 to£170 per night

Dinner, B&B £78 per person.

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Lunch from £12. Dinner, 3 courses, from £26.50. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £21.


24-25 Dec & 4 days in mid-Jan.


Zennor, St Ives, TR26 3DE, Cornwall

Inn 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 105 to £ 105 per night
Inn 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 115 to £ 115 per night
Inn 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 120 to £ 120 per night
Inn 2 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 170 to £ 170 per night
Booking enquiries: Charles & Edmund Inkin
+44 (0)1736 796928(landline)

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