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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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Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 179
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    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Enjoyable 1st visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Brummie615
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Redditch, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Betty Stogs on draught and a beautifully kept beer garden which is half covered and heated. Unhurried and blissfully old school. Didn't eat but the beer and surroundings were all you could want from a proper pub.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Every time we come here, we are never disappointed. You may need to book a table as it is very popular. Their menu is always good and we are always delighted with the food. They also have an excellent garden at the back so you can eat out in the summer. Lovely staff too

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A lovely, reasonably priced meal - fresh catch and local produce, with a great selection of local ales and ciders in a cosy setting. Attentive service.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Turks Head serves very average food. Atmosphere ok as was the service. Wouldn't go out of my way to eat there again.

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England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Penzance's oldest pub. Lovely old beamed roof pub. Good atmosphere and good selection of beers and food.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We dined here three times because the food was so good and the prices reasonable. It's a quirky pub which is always busy. Be prepared to wait for a table - you'll be glad that you did.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Super cool little pub, friendly atmosphere, lots of historical vibe seeing as it's been around for such a long time. The bartender was really awesome with local lore and suggesting ciders.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited without a reservation one evening and whilst the staff were very accommodating we were sat in the cellar (down a very restricted stairway). Although the food was good, the cellar smelt damp and was a bit dingey. I would recommend booking to avoid this.

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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?