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“Lots of character, good meal.”
Review of The Turks Head

The Turks Head
Ranked #8 of 181 Restaurants in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, European, British, Pub, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ballan, Australia
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Lots of character, good meal.”
Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

As a result of reading so many positive reviews of the Turks Head, we had to visit for ourselves. We were met on arrival by the friendly wait staff who offered us a choice of a table in the bar or outside under cover. We took the bar option.

The barkeep was your usual friendly chap who offered to let me run a tab due to a shortage of the folding stuff. All three of us had the bangers & mash. I also had the option of extra vegetables & onion rings, I wasn't disappointed. They were also happy to do a reduced size meal for one of my group
Dessert was treacle tart with warm custard, or baked cheesecake again very good.

Service was a bit slow, we waited 45 mins after ordering for our meals. but the wait was worth it. The background music wasn't obtrusive and for a Wednesday night there was a good sized not rowdy crowd.
Definitely recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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“lovely pub”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

lovely food good service, great local beer and reasonable prices. a good place to enjoy your evening meal

Visited September 2013
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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“great place to enjoy a great meal”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

we visited the Turks Head after being recommeded by our B & B hostess and thoroughly enjoyed a good meal with excellent service and good local beer, all with reasonable prices

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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“Nice beer garden, great food”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Lovely outdoor area, dogs welcome (!), nice selection of beer/cider and a fantastic menu. They also have youth savings cards and deals available, which is great

Visited August 2013
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“great evening”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We visited the Turks Head for our evening meal while visiting Penzance and so glad we did, the food was excellent like the service
A warm and welcoming atmosphere and a good choice of food (check out the specials board before you order. prices are fair and food well presented, made new friends during the evening and spent a lot of time laughing.

  • Visited September 2013
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