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The Turks Head

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Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub
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Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
01736 363093
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 182
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  • 142
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really lovely old pub

This was my second visit to this pub - this time we had lunch. We didn't have to wait too long for the food, which was very good. The pub is very historic and atmospheric, just how pubs should be. Would definitely go there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Sue J
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Banbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was my second visit to this pub - this time we had lunch. We didn't have to wait too long for the food, which was very good. The pub is very historic and atmospheric, just how pubs should be. Would definitely go there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

greta atmosphere in a historic pub. Slow service and average food, but well priced and will certainly fill you up

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Bumped into a member of staff who was very friendly and accommodating. An interesting selection of ales and ciders on offer. Food was interesting and decent portions. Had Newlyn crab salad, plaice (special) and fish pie. Impressed the plaice was a decent sized whole fish. Salad dressing was subtle and complemented it excellently. Fish pie was a bit salty, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Very nice and friendly little public house and restaurant. Food was lovely and everything thing was locally sourced I was informed.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very noisy couldn't here others at the table. Service excellent. Sadly lots not available on menus as they had run out. Long wait between meals but worth it as food lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Went for a few drinks before a meal further up the road. Lovely friendly chap behind the bar who looked like Robin Williams! Lovely little beer garden out the back and a very atmospheric walk through from the bar area to the garden. This is the oldest pub in Penzance and is well worth a visit to experience the atmosphere... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Lovely old pub with delightful staff! All went well until my lamb liver was served highly overcooked! A replacement was served virtually raw! Staff very apologetic! Maybe best they take this off the menu! Everything else absolutely fine!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Based on reviews, we made a reservation for last night. Shown to a table in a corner up next to a door. Some time later two menus were slapped don on the table and we sat there listening to the screaming children behind us (the four adults with them made to attempt to quiet their loud noises). We read through... More 

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turkshead40, Owner at The Turks Head, responded to this review

many thanks for your review!!!! i am so sorry that you felt you were ignored. we try to make it quite clear that we are a pub and in this country we go to the bar for a drink. you might feel as you did if you were sat in a restaurant. we try are best to serve at the... More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My mother-in-law won a £30 food voucher for this pub so we decided to give it a go. I had read mixed reviews so didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and drink. We sat in the bar area as you walk in. It was quite busy around the bar so a... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lovely olde worlde pub. Cosy and full of character. Good menu. Excellent food and friendly, attentive staff. Book early because it gets really busy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: 01736 363093

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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