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

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  • 40
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  • 11
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  • 7
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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
Cosy atmosphere and lovely service

We can definitely recommend for relaxed evening. Many choices of house and local brews and very friendly service. Food was ok, chowder was surprisingly good, fish cake salad was fine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Kasia Z
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Munich, Germany
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We can definitely recommend for relaxed evening. Many choices of house and local brews and very friendly service. Food was ok, chowder was surprisingly good, fish cake salad was fine.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

On 16/5/15 on a recent visit to Penzanze friends recommended The Turks Head PH for a meal. I was not disappointed. My starter was moules marinier. The mussels arrived in a very subtle coconut milk and curry sauce. The mussels were plump and delicious. Probably the best I have had. The main course was pigs cheeks. These were braised and... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited recently again whe we were back in the area and were certainly not disappointed - the atmosphere was welcoming as always, staff friendly & helpful and the food delicious. If you want a great pub full of character look no further that the Turks.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, friendly bar staff, great central location on Chapel street. Try the North Cornish gin mmmmm orangey.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We wanted a Sunday roast and came across this pub on the way back to the car, we were so pleased that we stopped The food was perfect, a really good homemade Sunday lunch, my husband had the pork and I had the nut roast which I think is the best I have had, we also had dessert which was... More 

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St. Andrews, Scotland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate here four times in two weeks, that says it all really. We both had fish, it always was beautiful. I particularly liked the Tandoori Monkfish. The ancient building is quirky, centred round the bar with more tables in a room just off the bar, also a room downstairs.There's a beer garden too, down a corridor. The service is... More 

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Mo i Rana, Norway
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were strolling the streets of Penzance as we stumbled over this watering hole. We popped in for a beer and to our surprise they had a very pleasant garden in the back. It served as a sunny and silent retreat from the buzz of the city. The Doombar pint tasted especially good in the sun. They also had a... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We ate here over the May bank holiday and overall had an average night. The tables are packed together and the waiting staff struggle to move between the tables and it feels like you eating with the tables nearby. On arrival we had prompt service and the starters of prawn and calamari were great. But the mains were so so,... More 

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Wolverhampton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Went with a group of people after a dinnertime wedding and we were accommodated in a room at the side in the pub. The food was reasonable and good value at lunch (two for a tenner). The bar staff were friendly and everything we asked for they supplied. And to cap it all the beer is well kept!

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Margate, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Had a very nice meal, staff was very helpful to, highly recommend would definitely go again if I'm ever in Penzance

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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?