The Turks Head is a friendly and popular local pub situated on Chapel Street in Penzance… the town’s most historic street. The pub itself is steeped in history and is reputed to date from 1233 when during the crusades, the Turks invaded Penzance from Jerusalem.
Frequented by Pirates and Smuggler seven hundred and fifty years ago, the underground tunnel which secretly led them and their bounty from Penzance Harbour can still be seen from the pub’s courtyard today.
The Turks Head has been run by Husband and Wife team Helen and Jonathan Gibbard for the last fourteen years, Jonathan an acclaimed and qualified Chef has recently retaken the reins of the kitchen which serves an extensive menu using the finest and freshest in local produce. The pub has been rated among the best restaurants in Penzance on Trip Advisor for the last five years and has been recognised with several prestigious accolades including Gold in The Taste of The West Awards.
There is a wide range of fresh local fish dishes available which are extremely popular and the Specials Board is changed frequently to reflect the seasons.
The warm and friendly atmosphere makes The Turks Head an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing pint or glass of wine. Sample a wide range of local ales and ciders, or in keeping with the pub’s swashbuckling history there is a vast selection of rums available.
With Summer upon us why not dine al fresco in the pub’s impressive courtyard which boasts a covered seating area. The courtyard is also the perfect place to enjoy a drink in the Cornish sunshine.
Whether it’s a light bite, a three-course meal or a relaxing glass of wine Helen and Jonathan look forward to welcoming you.