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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Mother's Day treat

Lovely food eaten by all three of us on Mother's Day the hake was delicious will definitely go again

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
kegg1
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Penzance, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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320 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Penzance, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food eaten by all three of us on Mother's Day the hake was delicious will definitely go again

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Been here several times,actually more than several times over the the last 3 decades,started with beer,(in the early 90`s or late 80`s)then onto the food aspect whilst progressing with maturity,always found this haunt to be well inviting,friendly and charming.Gary the barkeep is a local lovable institution(actually still got a mullet!)and is a welcoming face.Food is excellent,atmosphere is like eating at... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were in Penzance over the weekend and went out Sunday night looking for a meal in a specific restaurant only to find it closed. Across the road was the above establishment had a look at the menu outside and thought we would give it a go. We were shown to our table and given the menu and had a... More 

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Devon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A very old pub with lots of character- made to feel welcome-only poped in for a drink but would go back when in Penzance again. An interesting walk along the road back to the Hotel-lots of interesting houses and buildings and interesting craft shops. I understand that the road where the pub is was once the main road into Penzance.... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I would like to thank everyone at The Turks Head (especially Sarah) for a looking after me while visiting friends in the area last week. The service and hospitality was amazing from day one which kept me going back all week. The real ales are very well kept (including my all time favorite - Betty Stogs) - and the food... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A little on the expensive side but very well cooked I have tried the sausages with Parsnip mash and cranberry sauce, the ham with mustard mash, and fish and chips and was not disappointed with any of them. The Betty Stoggs real ale is wonderful. The atmosphere is great, I have enjoyed meals at both lunch times and evenings, always... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

had the best pub meal ever .. lambs liver and celeriac mash was beautiful, the service was fantastic and the atmosphere in the oldest pub in Penzance was great. Will definitely go back again

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were recommended to have lunch here. We had the fish and chips. Freshly cooked however expensive for the portion size. The mushy peas about 2 tablespoons in a tiny condiment bowl. We have had better fish and chips for a lot less in price. There are much better places to try. We will probably not return even though it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I was recommended this pub for the food and I wasn't disappointed (unlike my hotel) and the staff were warm and friendly. The pub had a great selection for beers and wine. A proper seaside pub full of character and atmosphere.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visited here after it was recommended by an ex employee. Food was nice and hot and very delicious and there was ample there. (The chef was a runner up two/three years ago in master chef)Would visit again next time we are in town. The staff was very polite and helpful.

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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, Outdoor seating
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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