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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 41
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  • 15
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food

Had dinner twice here, no reservations just dropped in. My wife had liver one night, ham shank the next. I had fish (small) then crab salad. All 4 dishes were excellent and good value. Service was very good with friendly staff. Drinks don't seem too pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Roxburghshire, Scotland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The choice of menu was very good and the beer excellent. A comfortable place to dine in and the service was excellent.

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Roxburghshire, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Had dinner twice here, no reservations just dropped in. My wife had liver one night, ham shank the next. I had fish (small) then crab salad. All 4 dishes were excellent and good value. Service was very good with friendly staff. Drinks don't seem too pricey.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A busy pub which is well run and provides a good variety of evening meals. We rang ahead and booked a table just to be sure. The staff are friendly and the service efficient. There are specials available as well as the regular menu and prices are not expensive. We had a tagliatelle dish which was very tasty and a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Didn't eat there, but the staff were very friendly and welcoming. It's a nice pub, and I'm sure if we had chosen to eat there, the food would have been good.

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I ordered a hamburger with prawns, it was revolting and 2 of my prawns were brownish in the middle and smelt off. In defence of the pub I did not complain so I can not comment on how they would of dealt with this. I had also ordered my wife a houmous baguette but the lad taking the order had... More 

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

again we find people using tripadviser as a forum to vent rather than leave a review,most comments on trip adviser are nothing more than diary entries at best and hateful remarks that they hope will close a business at worst. i find it hard to believe this was your worst experience of eating out...!!! perhaps it was the MAZEY DAY... More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The chap who runs the restaurant side of the Turk's Head was a Master Chef Professional 2010 Semi Finalist Lee Groves,The Turks Head is the oldest pub in Penzance.Your food is art on a plate.We arrived and were taken to our seats by the waitress which was all smiles and attentive with us from start to finish.I ordered Chicken,Leek Penn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great atmosphere, just what we were looking for. Popular, so we missed the first night but made it the second. The locals were here! Good wait staff also.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This pub is apparently the oldest in Cornwall and we stopped for dinner having walked up and down the street looking for something different! I explained that I was gluten free and the waitress was very helpful. I chose duck in an orange jus which was lovely. My wife chose a small fish and chips and she said it was... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Me and my girlfriend booked a short stay in Penzance for a mini holiday. We really wanted to find a quaint friendly pub with great food and on the first night of being here we stumbled across The Turk's head! The food was sublime, some of the best pub food I've ever had. The service was overly hospitable, friendly and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Me and some friends came to this place after all the restaurants were booked up, my main was okay but my starter prawns was very unpleasant. After telling the 2nd waitress they took it back to the chef to test, and came back stating it was meant to be like that and wasn't uncooked. They offered me a coffee and... More 

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

Many thanks for your comments. Not sure if it qualifies as a review,with the exception of perhaps one comment. You make no mention of your friends and how their evening went we can only assume all went well. We sold 3 kilos of the prawns that night and only had one bad comment and that was yours so we apologize... More 

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Additional Information about The Turks Head

Address: Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
Phone Number: 01736 363093
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
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
Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?