Lunch for a Fiver kicks off.  Our annual eating offer.  Sign up and find out more here.  Until Saturday 25 January (excluding Sundays).

Start of a 3 day pottery break at the world famous Leach Pottery in St. Ives.  To find out more about this fantastic opportunity to get your hands dirty, drop us an email here.

Mothering Sunday. Rightly a busy day.  Our usual Sunday lunch, starting from 12pm and running through until 3pm.  Or come for an early supper. 

Last night for the Winter Escape.  One night breaks (or more) from £170 a night for Dinner B&B including 3 courses from anywhere on our evening menu.  From 6 January.


Ever popular resolutions to difficult present problems, our vouchers can be with you within a couple of days.

For any amount or for a particular offer, they last 12 months and we’re happy to extend them if needed.  They are usable not only here but at The Old Coastguard and at The Felin Fach Griffin up in Wales.

Do email us here if you think we can help.  Sad as it was to leave our previous Blue Peter efforts, we now have proper voucher holders to make for a better present all round.



Into 2020

Much as we prefer spontaneity, if you'd like to join us, it's always best to call ahead (01736 796 928) to ensure you have a table when you want one.

And if you find yourself both hungry and near us between lunch and supper, we do run an afternoon menu between 3pm and 5pm.

The Winter Escape

Until 26 March

These are grand days in West Cornwall.  The weather is often good and the landscape lets out a sigh of relief as there are a little less evidence of streams of motor vehicles.

The Winter Escape was born to give guests the chance to stay with us just a night (or more) at a time of year when a longer stay is not always feasible.

From £170 a night, Sunday - Thursday, including breakfast and 3 courses from anywhere on our menu for dinner.  Sparkling value.

The Sunday Sleepover

Our first offer at The Griffin back when some of our most recent recruits hadn't even graduated to primary school.

But still popular and good value from £200 for two people when the Winter Escape returns in November, including Sunday lunch and dinner here or at The Old Coastguard, and your room and breakfast.  A little more at other times.




Many of you come for a bit of eat, plenty of sleep and perhaps a little drink. And you love to have the freedom to do what you want during the day. But some may wish for a little more structure.

So 2015 saw us introduce EDS+ which brings you together with some of the very talented people who live here in Cornwall. Our 2019/20 calendar of events, including the festivals which take place around us, is now available. If you'd like a PDF copy please drop us an email here

GH Supper Club

Relaxed dining experiences throughout the year, with good conversation and excellent food. If you’d like to sign-up, email

Artist of the Month

Every month we highlight the work of a notable local artist in the snug. Stay tuned to our social media pages for updates.


Our Wild Food Walks are integral parts of our EDS+ timetable. Walk the footpaths, hedgerows and shorelines of West Penwith, foraging for ingredients on the way, with Caroline Davey of Fat Hen.

Leach Pottery Escape 2020

A three-day ceramic workshop at the world-famous Leach Pottery in St. Ives with four nights, dinner & breakfast, at The Gurnard’s. Whether you’re a student potter, keen amateur, an improver or novice, a throwing course at Leach is a completely unique experience. Email us here for details.

“The Gurnard’s Head is so laid-back it seemed only apt to be blown horizontal when we did eventually leave.”  
Jonathan Goodall, The Daily Telegraph

Tel: 01736 796 928
The Gurnards Head, Nr Zennor
St. Ives, TR26 3DE