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The Turks Head

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$$ - $$$
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49 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
+44 1736 363093
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had dinner at the Turks Head tonight. The mussels were amazing and the king prawns in panko crumbs surprisingly juicy. Sadly the kidneys were almost all tubes and inedible. We comented on the problem but received no feedback and a full bill for poor food, as a result we will sadly never return!

Thank Madtravellingtrio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for a meal on a Saturday evening while staying in Penzance, had drinks at the bar and asked for a table, were shown to one downstairs in the old beer cellar, girl taking order was very friendly and helpful, food took about 20-30 mins to arrive, I had large cod and chips, the cod was definatley cod but... More 

1 Thank Dscott440
Addlestone, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very fascinating pub with so much to look at whilst enjoying a drink. Very friendly host and was most happy to discuss all the variety of items all around the pub.

Thank Margaret K
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a small cozy friendly pub tucked away in one of the oldest of Penzance's streets. The bar is very welcoming full of cubby holes and nick nacks. Good selection of beers and a nice varied menu. Food was of a good pub standard and the wine to accompany also very good . Visited at lunchtime and it was... More 

1 Thank Martyn B
Exeter, England
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for lunch last week and had a good time. A very traditional feel to this pub plus Christmas decs - too early for me but it looked pretty. I know I was in a pub but too many of the items on the menu included alcohol - I am very intolerant so have to avoid it... More 

1 Thank SharynF
Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest pub in Penzance and has a very traditional feel about it. All of the staff were very friendly whilst remaining very efficient, although we never felt rushed. The food was top notch and I would thoroughly recommend it.

Thank JCK1888
Penzance, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two brothers, my sister and I visited The Turks head recently as a get-together before they went back to Taunton. We chose the Turks head for it's cozy atmosphere and usually great food. However, this time around the food generally was a tiny bit lacking. We ordered three steaks, with three sauces and peas, plus the Hake dish of... More 

2 Thank Michelle T
Funchal, Portugal
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish pie yummy didn't want to leave cozy pub it was raining which just added to the ambience, all the different ales beers and ciders and we have a bottle of wine to wash down our pie delicious. We will be back as full up didn't leave any room for sticky toffee pud ..next time

Thank PollyDora
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, excellent food, order from the specials menu and you won't be disappointed. We had haunch of venison and slow braised lamb, with a cracking cheeseboard to finish, £60 including wine.

Thank Erika J
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favourite pub in PZ. The food, staff and ambience is just perfect. My wife is gluten intolerant and they ensured that her meal was just right. Likewise, the children and my in-laws loved their meals too.

Thank Dale B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 49 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 363093

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?