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Turks Head Penzance, Penzance, ENG

Turks Head Penzance

4.5
4.5
78 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
The Turks Head is the oldest pub in the heart of Penzance town. Unspoiled by contemporary design and décor, this soul-soothing, local pub offers a fresh, seasonal menu coupled with local craft beverages, all of which can be enjoyed in our shanty style, west-country setting. Our secret garden is a hidden retreat that begs for any passing explorer or local Kernow folk to enjoy. Take in the crisp sea breeze blowing in from the Quay just a stone's throw away with a refreshing drink in hand.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    01736 332757
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Three-Course Menu

    £32.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Always the most popular day of the year as we take time to say thanks to our dear Mums. Enjoy our three-course set menu to make the day extra special as we take care of the roast this weekend. Please see the Mother's Day menu on our website.
    Mother's Day Three-Course Menu photo

What 78 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Cornwall

    Best Service

  • Cornwall

    Healthy

  • Cornwall

    Neighbourhood gem

  • West Cornwall

    Best Service

  • West Cornwall

    Best Ambience

  • West Cornwall

    Best Value

  • West Cornwall

    Good for groups

  • West Cornwall

    Healthy

  • West Cornwall

    Neighbourhood gem

  • West Cornwall

    Great for fine wines

  • West Cornwall

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • West Cornwall

    Lively

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

78 Reviews
  1. PaulG

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to visit. The menu has a good range. The service is a noticeable feature.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious three course meal from the valentines special menu. Excellent service!

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  3. Dutch

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic old pub with excellent food. The Sundayroast was superb. Staff friendly and courteous.

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  4. TimR

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening. Our table was beautifully decorated for our valentines dinner. The staff couldn't have been more attentive and fun. The food was superb, really excellent. And it was great value. The Turks has a great atmosphere, retaining a local pub atmosphere whilst serving fantastic food. Really loved it.

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  5. RachelK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and friendly service in a lovely traditional pub. Our (moderately) fussy children cleared their plates. Happy days! Will return.

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  6. BenB

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice little Pub with friendly service and good food👍🏻

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  7. RichardH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good value. Good quality, well prepared food. Catered to all our dietary needs. The staff were all great

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  8. Naishcombe

    Devon

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our third visit in several years. The welcome was excellent with the hostess allowing us to change tables. This is a noisy old-fashioned pub. Overall the main courses were good although one of our group felt the pastry on the steak and ale pie was hard. We were disappointed with the desserts - a very small individual Christmas pudding for £8.50 was poor value and a similar comment about the sticky toffee pudding. We had previously enjoyed home-made ice-cream here but the waitress who took the dessert orders (she was new to the pub) was unsure what flavours there were and we had to ask her to go and see - there did not seem to be any home-made ones.

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  9. JulieB

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t eaten here for years and can’t imagine why not. We’ll be back!

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  10. MHay

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Friendly service, great food and nice selection of wines.

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  11. BevB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gregarious lunch for 8 friends. The food was lovely and the table seating very comfortable. Lovely wine and drinks whilst enjoying the whole afternoon on the Turks enjoying Montol celebrations. Thank you

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  12. LorraineE

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comfortable traditional pub. Great service. Mains dishes excellent and reasonably priced. Desserts expensive

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  13. SarahP

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pre booked the Christmas dinner, food was served luke warm, hard over cooked roast potatoes and parsnips, seemed to be precooked/leftovers, certainly weren't fresh. Small quantity of carrots and sprouts. Christmas pudding was tasty but also only luke warm. Very disappointed.

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  14. GeorginaS

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent table service, delicious pork belly and squid starters followed by generous mains. Lovely friendly atmosphere. Would recommend.

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  15. KerryC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Calamari was extremely chewy but the worst thing was the burger , it tasted and smelt awful! It seemed to be a really cheap quality burger and I couldn’t eat it . Also as this is a review we popped in the day after as our daughter was doing a dance nearby and we asked if we could take a drink outside whilst we watched her , the lady was extremely rude and refused as they had no plastic cups however 10 minutes later she served someone with plastic cups , as a local to Penzance we probably won’t return after this experience.

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  16. PatriciaK

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely welcoming staff, lovely atmosphere, lovely food.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday roast beef lunch, generous helping of beef. Food hot. Came quickly. Service excellent. Highly recommend.

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  18. JohnO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday lunch was superb, probably the best I have ever had.

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  19. RiverRoamer7

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A warm friendly welcome. Great food and drinks. Comfortable bar area with convivial guests and staff and a lovely warming fire.

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  20. Tonton

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent home cooked food in cosy traditional pub . I had the vegetarian suet and mushroom pudding and it was excellent . Good selection of wine at reasonable prices - v pleased to see some good boutique wines from South Africa. All in all a lovely evening with great service and food. They also offer the best Sunday lunch in PZ .
    Turks Head PenzanceResponded on 27 October 2023
    Thank you we are glad you had a lovely evening and enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon.

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  21. DavidS

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmospheric pub, My steak and ale pie and veggies were wonderful. My partners fish pie was rather bland in comparison. Choice and Quality of real ale was good , the wine list ditto.

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  22. CGUK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We reserved a table in the bar for supper and had a wonderful meal: great atmosphere, delicious food and charming staff. Thoroughly recommend.
    Turks Head PenzanceResponded on 27 October 2023
    Thank you for your lovely review and for recommending The Turks Head. We hope you will get to visit us again

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  23. LynnS

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely attentive staff. There were several items unavailable as the menu was about to be changed but we still found the food good.
    Turks Head PenzanceResponded on 18 October 2023
    Thank you we do apologise for the smaller menu. We now have our new Autumn menu up and running so would love for you to visit us again

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  24. jason

    Cornwall

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another Sunday lunch, another great meal. Polite, efficient & helpful staff and great ale, what’s not to like in this dog friendly venue. I guarantee we’ll be back again soon.
    Turks Head PenzanceResponded on 18 October 2023
    Thank you we do love our dogs in The Turks Head! we look forward to seeing you again soon

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  25. IRENEC

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food rather dissappointing but service was incredible
    Turks Head PenzanceResponded on 18 October 2023
    We are very sorry to hear you found the food disappointing, we do hope you will give us another try

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  26. Monqui

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a lovely atmospheric pub. Sunday roast was very tasty, not the warmest by the time it got to the table. I find the prices a bit on the expensive side for what you get in the Turks dinner wise, but I guess that’s just the way things are at the moment. Staff could do with some training. Friendly but need to be more attentive. I will definitely return as it such a nice pub!
    Turks Head PenzanceResponded on 18 October 2023
    Thank you for your review we have taken on board your comments regarding your Sunday Roast. I am currently training new, young members of staff and I will pass on your comments as it is all a learning curve. We do hope you will return and we appreciate your constructive feedback. Thank you

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  27. JasonM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ,good food cooked well which is rare these days.Staff are super friendly compared to the Admiral Benbow what a shambles that place is . Can't rate the Turks head highly enough Amazing !!!

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  28. nicholasJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice friendly pub/ restaurant, good service and food and reasonably priced.

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  29. jason

    Cornwall

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and beer; It’s always a pleasurable experience and has become our ‘go to’, especially for Sunday lunch.

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  30. Lilly

    Cornwall

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    A character pub. Food was expensive. what spoilt it for us was the potatoes. we had a roast but the potatoes were obviously frozen, aunt bessie or such like. Certainly not what youd expect for a £20 per head roast? The staff werent particularly friendly, indifferent id say. we didnt all eat our dessert at the same time as the ice cream dish came out 15mins after the hot desserts? Not a recommend.

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  31. TimM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Chose not to have a pudding as waitress kept miss hearing and making mistakes tutting at the last one. Been going to Turks Head since late 80's and Cornwall for 40yrs. Bar also disappointing, used to have a greater range of beers. I would always recommend the Turks as it is a lovely pub in a lovely location but this experience wasn't good unfortunately.

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  32. ShellyE

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a great meal and the best server we’ve ever had in Penzance.

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  33. PETW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Booking was for 7pm food arrived one hour later (they did not charge for drinks as compensation

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  34. LisaJ

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited the Turks Head on the 8-7-2023 great food and very friendly service. A lovely place to stop off for a chilled drink. I would highly recommend going :)

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  35. Jude

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice meal,I can really recommend the Halloumi,but what really mad it a great evening was the staff ,great attitude and so friendly

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  36. CG67

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, welcoming, lovely food,fab cocktails! Great atmosphere, clean, nice garden. Highly recommend.

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  37. AnnieL

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely beers on tap, great and varied menu to choose from for lunch, attentive waiting staff and overall a wonderful trip!

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  38. philipa

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, great building, vegan option, relaxed.

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  39. Jehinch

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed dining at the Turks Head. Best meal of our holiday so far. Staff were welcoming and friendly too.

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  40. JanetD

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The pub had a nice atmosphere, and staff were friendly, the food, Sunday lunch, was very good, tasty and fresh. However we were kept waiting 40 minutes without an explanation for the delay. The waiter did apologise when the food was brought out as the delay was due to the kitchen being busy. Overall a nice place.

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Turks Head Penzance is rated 4.5 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Turks Head Penzance

49 Chapel Street, Penzance, ENG TR18 4AF

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Penzance
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining
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