Gurnard’s Head

The handsome building of Gurnard’s Head lies in the middle of Cornish moorland near the South West Coastal Path between St Ives and St Just, near the Minack Theatre. The striking yellow inn perched somewhat precariously on a bend in the road is a former coaching inn dating back to the 1800s that provides a comfortable and dramatic setting for seasonal meals and simple plates. 

With an emphasis on relaxed informality, lunch and dinner can be taken in either the bar, the restaurant, or during warmer days al fresco in their garden. The interior is warm, inviting and comfortable, with a bar that hosts a fire at each end of the room and logs that are piled high in an alcove. Maps hang on walls, shelves are filled with books and art populates each room.

Some of the world’s most inspiring coastline lies on the doorstep of Gurnard’s Head, pair your meal with a memorable stroll beside the lapping ocean and try the path from Zennor to St Ives for jaw-dropping views and epic coastlines. 

Due to unreliable mobile reception, a visit to Gurnad’s Head means for a peaceful , technology-free moment. Cool in the summer and cosy in the winter, this pub has an alluring atmospheric charm which has become a haven for walkers and a local’s favourite. 

Tuck into their salt monkfish with seaweed aioli, pork belly with fennel kimchi and mackerel with mint and lime yoghurt.