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The Turks Head

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Bar, European, British, Pub, Seafood, Grill
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Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
01736 363093
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good choice of well kept beer and a menu with something for everyone... Didn't notice if they had vegan... Masterchef chef working well up to standard.. Better to book but fitted us in well as a late arrival.. Will be returning..

Thank Petepresto
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the food but found the service poor. The waiting were very pleasant but clearly overly stretched and in need of organisation. Would be better to have been advised to order our own drinks from the bar. This was the fifth night on the coastal path and definitely the slowest which is a shame as a nice pub... More 

1 Thank barn68
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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517 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being six foot one, I was reminded of the stairs in HMS Victory when going into the basement - careful does it! The food was very good, the service friendly. It's a good idea to book in the high season. Recommendable.

Thank IgelEye
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on Saturday, easy to get a table didn't require pre booking. Friendly and efficient service, food was lovely however did hear another customer complaining about his meat being dry but our meal was fine. Good value for money. Be warned the ceilings are very low and the flooring is uneven in places so watch your step.

Thank Emelie J
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can judge a lot from a place by how they treat a single diner at a busy time. I was made welcome, served promptly with simple but excellent food. The pub was busy but the publican had time to keep the lid on some boisterous lads, welcome tourists who had trouble making themselves understood, and keep the drink flowing.... More 

1 Thank AlbertCampion
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183 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here for dinner and it was a good choice...I had pork belly with pak choy...delicious...the dessert as summer berries with strawberry ice cream...yummy... Kudos to chef Lee G....

Thank travelerlyle
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on the recommendation of the B&B I was staying in. I ordered the turbot special and had sticky toffee pud after and both were delicious. Had a pint of good cornish ale to wash it down with too and the service was excellent. Highly recommend this place. Only reason this isn't a five star review is the... More 

Thank David K
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best steak I have ever had in a restaurant. My wife's fish pie was very good too and served up unusually in a shell - nice touch. Wine was reasonably priced. Beer was poor quality - the Betty Stoggs was definitely past its best leaving a metallic after taste. The Turks Head own brew was not much better.... More 

Thank davidmU4802OO
turkshead40, Owner at The Turks Head, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meals. As regards the beer,we have won awards for the quality of our beer and the state of our cellar. We go through a lot of ales and we are recognised as a big real ale pub. I can only assume that the Betty Stoggs was at the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This the oldest pub in Penzance was recommended to us. Service was very slow, over 30 mins to take our order and another 30 for our food to arrive which was tasty, but by then we were very hungry.

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

Many thanks for your comments. I apologise that you felt the service was slow . I do ask if people are in a hurry when they arrive so we can try to get them fed, but on most occasions people are there for a night out and to just enjoy the atmosphere and the company they are with. You did... More 

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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying just round the corner so visited twice the week we were there. A previous master chef finalist the chef is certainly talented. The menu was varied local fish and meat. Very enjoyable meals. Staff very good though overworked as the place was full to the very ancient beams! Have also been asked to mention the excellent beer!

1 Thank Rabbit Val
turkshead40, Owner at The Turks Head, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. We do pride ourselves on the abilities of the staff and they do work extremely hard at the this time of year.. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, European, British, Pub, Seafood, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: 01736 363093

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?