Imagine yourself sipping a tankard in the same place that Pirates and Smugglers once did the same over 750 years ago. The Turks Head is a revered listed building that holds an abundance of history to Penzance. As the first recorded taphouse on the town’s most historic street, the Turks Head dates back to the 1200’s.

Retaining as many original features as possible through the years, the Turks Head retains its intimate bar, quaint and cosy snugs and traditional low beamed ceilings. Even the underground tunnel which secretly gave pirates and smugglers (and their stolen contraband) a quick exit to Penzance Harbour can still be seen from the pub’s courtyard. With an abundance of rustic character, it’s clear to see the cherished history of centuries past.


With the un-touched Cornish coastline on our doorstep, we are proud to have such a beautiful landscape, both rolling countryside and clear blue coastline, as our neighbour. An obvious paradise for walkers, this wild landscape is full of adventure, with everything from short strolls to challenging coastal walks.

For those with more sea legs, discover local boat trips around the shoreline or take a plunge into the deep blue for a shark sighting. With plenty to do, both at sea and back on land, starting straight from our doorstep you are sure to enjoy every moment.


Immerse yourself in a relaxing oasis any time of the year. Exposed to the sea air and Cornish sun, our rear secret garden is the perfect sun trap to enjoy small plates with cocktails. With tranquil spots to unwind and create memories, we will always provide the perfect tipple.


Relax into your surroundings and take in the spectacular scenery with man's best friend by your side. With surrounding dog friendly beaches, and great coastal dog walks our pub is more than welcoming for you and your pooch.