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The Turks Head

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, British, Pub, Grill
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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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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped in here for an early dinner as we'd worn ourselves out walking the coast path and wanted somewhere close to where we were staying; it got the edge over the Admiral Benbow down the road thanks to a slightly more adventurous-sounding and neatly-displayed menu. The bar was warm, cluttered and cosy, and quite full thanks to a large family... More 

Thank jinox
Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went for a lovely family dinner here over the christmas period.The food was delicious and the service was great. We will definitely be returning.

Thank NathKernow
Spring, Texas
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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried the Turk's Head Pub one night. It's right down the street from Admiral Benbow. We had an excellent meal here. Husband had lamb shank with sweet potatoes and I had lasagna. Both were really good. Service was good even though they were really busy. We tried to come back another night without reservations and could not get in. Make... More 

Thank Tsalib
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298 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having eaten at the Turk's Head many times before, I was a little disappointed this time. The waiting staff were very busy and although they were looking after us as well as could be expected, things got forgotten and there seemed to be a lack of communication between them. I usually have steak and again this time was no different.... More 

Thank Happy-To-Wander
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a works Christmas dinner and we're greatly disappointed. The food was lacklustre and lacking flavour. Parmesan brûlée with no hint of Parmesan! Roast Turkey with a bowl of vegetables, cooked to within an inch of their life, between four people which barely fed two. One Desert was trifle which is very difficult to get wrong but... More 

1 Thank RSPZ
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very welcoming and I testing old pub. Very quirky and fascinating building. You can eat in the bar where there is a roaring fire on cold winter evenings and take the dog along too. We ate in the top restaurant as opposed to the one on the ground floor, cosy and again, lovely and warm. Menu was easy to choose... More 

1 Thank Valerie R
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read all the reviews and visited for an ale twice before taking my parents. It took 45 minutes to get 4 mains which I could forgive if all the food was exemplary. It's average. My mum had a monkish dish off the specials board which the chef had murdered by pouring far too much sweet and sour sauce over,... More 

1 Thank Katie P
Penzance, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here many times and it's always good and very friendly. The food is also very good varying from good pub food to fairly fine dining. Oldest pub in Penzance.

Thank geoffmay
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Went in, £4.40 for a pint!! They over charged us, the olives on the menu said it included bread and butter... lies. We were charged £4.50 for 2 lots of olives, which is fair. the menu said the bread was included, we ended up paying an extra £4.50 for the bread (stale), no butter. The soup my nan had was... More 

1 Thank RachelBw_12
Hayle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We had a lovely evening with our neighbours last night. We had the Christmas menu which was full of interesting choices - the Parmesan creme brûlée was amazing and such an original idea. All the food was beautifully cooked and presented although maybe a little short on vegetables apart from the potatoes. But for £19.95 we would not complain. We... More 

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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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