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The Turks Head

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$$ - $$$
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49 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
01736 363093
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The steak offers two sizes of Cornish Rump. 6oz & 10oz. Flavoursome and tender enough not to need a steak knife. Ordered several on our table & only cooked two different ways. Ended up with 3 ways of cooking, with one medium well cooked one. Not sure how this mistake was made?! None of us would want a cremated steak!... More 

Thank Happy-To-Wander
Well, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Oldest pub in Penzance , full of character and characters!! Warm welcome , drinks a bit pricey but if you are on holiday how can you resist .

Thank Dorsydorsy
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called in for dinner on our return form the Scilly Isles. Was busy which is usually a good sign so had to sit down in the cellar room! I had Fisherman's Pie which was OK & mum had a small cod & chips which was disappointing, too much batter & not enough fish. Service was good. Mum should have commented... More 

Thank IslandMichele007
Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here many times, but not for months. Menu has changed, it used to Be interesting and loads of choice, Has the chef changed? Chose Fish n chips as wasn't really anything else I fancied. small portion, thick slimy batter. Tiny amount of actual fish inside, a teaspoon of over microwaved frozen peas and handful of chips. Back room tiny,... More 

Thank heaths266
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a meal here whilst on a stay in Penzance. The menu has a vast range of meals available for celiacs which my mum is. They have gluten free batter etc. so she was able to have onion rings etc., there was a vast range from the menu that could be adapted. The dessert menu is also catered... More 

Thank Louise L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish and chips small portion was good no frills but what was expected Fish pie small chunks of fish and a few prawns with ordinary mash on top Small portion with two small slices of French loaf £14 too expensive for not enough fish amounted to less than small fish not good enough We ended up in basement dining area... More 

Thank Mark J
Rustrel, France
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here before for Sunday lunch and it was a lot better. Might have been the chef's off day. Dessert was good: chocolate pot de creme.

Thank LaurieSRoth
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget about Poldark - this is a proper Cornish pub with real history. Plenty of local food and ale to enjoy either inside or out in the pretty garden.

Thank Marilyn S
Ely, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for late afternoon chips and cider, so I don't know about meal service. The staff was friendly and prompt. The surroundings alone were worth a visit. It was a lovely step back in time.

Thank Wanderlist777
Andover, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting assortment of reviews in the last few weeks! Well, here's ours on our first visit to Penzance. We were walking about, as you do when we came across this old , atmospheric pub that did food. So, it being lunch time (and dog friendly) we ventured in. Good choice of real ales and bar food. we were served quickly... 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, 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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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: 49 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance
  • Phone Number: 01736 363093

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