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The Gurnard's Head - Inn in Cornwall

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

Charles & Edmund Inkin

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+44 (0)1736 796928(landline)

This fine old inn stands in blissful peace, a field or two back from the coastal path – cosy rooms, tasty food and a cool rustic style wait

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This quirky inn is one of the best, the sort of place you’d hope to find at the end of the road. Outside, the wild west coast weaves up to St Ives; secret beaches appear at low tide, cliffs tumble down to the water, wild flowers streak the land pink in summer. Inside, it’s earthy, warm, stylish and friendly, with rustic interiors, colour-washed walls, stripped wooden floors and fires at both ends of the bar. Logs are piled high 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. Cosy rooms have warm colours and the odd antique, then Vi-Spring mattresses, crisp white linen, colourful throws and Roberts radios. Downstairs, you can scoff delicious food in the bar, the restaurant or out in the garden in good weather. Tasty snacks wait – pork pies, crab claws, half a pint of Atlantic prawns – as does more substantial fare, maybe grilled sardines, Cornish lamb with root vegetables, roasted apples and pears. Picnics can be arranged, there's bluegrass folk music in the bar most weeks. Dogs are very welcome.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

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Guest feedback
"Amazing place to stay. Food faultless. Great walks. Loved the local Cornish band on Monday evening. Enjoyed cows walking past window on way to milking. Would definitely return as staff made us feel very welcome."

Jayne - Ely, United Kingdom

July 2017

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  • 3 Doubles
  • , 4 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) £120 to£185 per night

B&B £120-£185. Dinner, B&B £170-£235 (based on double occupancy). Camp bed available for children, £25 per night for children 5+ years, free for under 5's.

Booking info:


Lunch from £12. Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£35. Sunday lunch from £13.



Paw prints Bringing your dog
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Large back garden. Beautiful coastal path, and a sandy beach as well if you time the tides right.

Dog treats:

Doggie biscuits, blanket, towels, advice on walks, black bags and dog bowls. Very friendly staff too.

Bringing your dog

Zennor, St Ives, TR26 3DE, Cornwall

Inn 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 120 to £ 135 per night
Inn 4 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 145 to £ 185 per night

Charles & Edmund Inkin

Visit website

+44 (0)1736 796928(landline)