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The Turks Head

Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
01736 363093
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Ranked #25 of 142 restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Pub, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Shoreline
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Yeah, this is a pretty touristy place, all decked out in nautical gee-gaws and doo-dads. Teh food is excellent, as is the service, and a little dose of gee-gaws is a good reminder that you're a tourist. So eat and drink up and enjoy.

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Oxford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

All food served on slates which was fun, fresh food served to order. I still wish that all restaurants would serve free bread with fish just incase you get a bone. Service was brilliant - very professional and attentive staff. I would recommend this pub to all visitors to Penzance - great atmosphere on a Friday night. Great place with... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We booked to have a mid week meal here. The choice of specials was superb with plenty of local fish dishes. I have Coeliac disease and any of the specials could be adapted for me. I chose cod which was beautifully prepared served simply but with a warm gluten free roll. The megrim my husband had was one of the... More

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Travelled 420 miles today. Checked into hotel and popped across the road to this pub for a pint. Food smelt great. Ordered steak with all the trimmings. Fantastic food, cooked perfectly to my liking. Staff full of smiles. Couldn't have wished to have walked into a better place. Took a photo for my wife and they did ask if I... More

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

Hi, thanks for the lovely review it's great that you found the time to write about us, please feel free to post your photos of pub and food. Perhaps next time you can stay longer and bring your wife. More

Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Got out of the rain to a warm welcome and good beer. Excellent Meals and service. Worth finding. oldie worldie. Liver fab and fish & chips superb ! Thanks for a nice evening.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Lunchtime drink in this oldest pub in town prompted our return for an evening meal. Food superb, our fish in beer batter was perfect and pud best ever - have the choc fondant spongey thing oozing dark chocolate with a toblerone icecream, heaven. The general ambience was warm and welcoming. Staff are helpful and pay attention to detail - we... More

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Essex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Had a lovely fish and chip dinner at the oldest pub in Penzance. The batter on the fish was light and tasty and the haddock was cooked perfectly, dinner was served on a wooden board. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Good menu choice available. You can choose whether to eat in the bar or restaurant area. Pub is situated in... More

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Cornwall
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We took my wife's mother here to celebrate her birthday. There is a good choice on the menu from light bites and sandwiches to full meals. There is also a daily specials board which widens the choice as well. The old world atmosphere adds charm to the experience and there is a choice between eating in the bar with views... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Ann & I visited the Turks Head again yesterday as we like the cosy relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. We enjoyed generous portions of succulent homemade nut roast with crispy roast potatoes & a good selection of fresh vegetables; and especially liked the delicious homemade cinnamon ice cream. The service was excellent, and we would recommend the Turks Head to... More

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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A small party of us attended this busy and popular Inn for an evening out. The welcome and service provided by the very professional staff made us feel very much at home. I had heard that a new chef with an enviable reputation had just been employed and this was a good chance to see how his credentials stood up.... More

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