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The Turks Head

Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
01736 363093
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Ranked #25 of 146 restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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CT
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We (family of three) ate at the Turk's Head twice recently. The food, drink, and service were all excellent. We sat in the front room of the pub, sampling local ales, ordered from the regular menu plus the specials. Highly recommended if you find yourself in Penzance.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a truly lovely meal at the Turks Head to celebrate my husband's birthday whilst on holiday in the area. The food was beautiful and the staff very friendly and helpful. It was a shame we hadn't any friends with us as they offer free main course to birthday person when 6 dine. We must return

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Ok for a drink, staff a bit rude # don't seem to care.would not eat there because of what we heard from the chef!!not very nice, slightly disturbing/gross and sorry for my language but a bit nasty

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not sure where they are going with their menu. I had the chicken burger which was dry and tasteless- overpriced and underwhelming.Once you could barely get in the door this pub was so popular, and the food great, but think they are now trying to be too 'up-market' and I don't think it works !

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Bologna
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had two dinners at the Turk's Head and we were not disappointed. The food was tasty and good and the place looks really like an old tavern from a Daphne Du Maurier book. The girls from the staff have always been attentive and careful of us even in the most crowded nights. the price was fine.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

While trying to find a cafe that turned out to be closed we stumbled on this lovely old pub. It was owned by a chef which we thought was a good sign, also it was still serving lunch at almost 3pm. Staff were friendly, the beer garden was perfect for the hot afternoon. The food was excellent, we had one... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We arrived at the pub a few minutes early and was greeted in a very friendly manor , the place was extremely busy , but we were not kept waiting . Offered drinks straight away and the menu was explained clearly and our attention drawn to the specials board. Once ordered ,[blue cheese on garlic bread, hummus and bread, duck... More

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Exeter
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food was lovely seafood was fresh and the menu creative. Having locals eating there is always a good sign, the waiting staff were excellent as was the landlord. Would definitely eat there again.

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Yorkshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a great lunch time meal. The bar lady was very friendly and accommodating for our group which included 2 babies. The hidden beer garden out back is a hidden jem.

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Helsinki, Finland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Turk's Head claims to be the oldest pub in Penzance, and it certainly has a historical ambience. Had a late dinner there with the family, and got real value for money. The day's special pollock with mussel chowder was really delicious, the beef steak perfectly made. Also sausages and mash, and the chicken burger were well appreciated. The kitchen... More

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