We are now closed until we have a green light from Westminster to open.  We are not expecting it to come until the latter part of the Spring, although hope it can be earlier.

 If you'd like to try to book a room for the Spring or Summer, please drop us an email, as we will monitor our mailbox right through closure.  We're happy to take firm bookings for after 1 May, although we hope we will be able to open before that.

To stay in touch with progress, including all our news and offers, please subscribe to Become a Friend here.

We re-opened in summer 2020 in a way that we think is safe for both our guests and our teams but which is designed to retain everything that is special about The Gurnard's Head.  

When open, we are mindful of our local community who support us right through the year and particularly did so over the course of this summer.  Our thanks go to them..


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.



A Winter Escape

From late October

Our Winter Escape was, by design, aimed at those making a last minute decision to take a break from the grimness of Winter.  So it feels a bit odd to promote it in midsummer.

But the Covid lockdown is encouraging many of us to plan far ahead and it seems miserly of us not to make you aware of it now.  Just one night (or more) that can feel like a real break.

From £170 a couple for up to three courses at supper from anywhere on our evening menu, your room and breakfast: Sunday to Thursday and outside of holidays and half terms

Sunday Sleepover

Kick back with us for Sunday lunch, the papers and maybe an afternoon walk.  Then supper, a good night's sleep and a great breakfast on Monday morning.

From just £230 for two people (principally when the clocks are on BST), and from £210 when the Winter Escape is in place.  

To check availability for any of our offers or to book a table, do drop us an email here



Into Winter

Now back open and fortunate to be in Tier 1, our bedrooms are havens of certainty in a to and fro world.  The Winter Escape is in place until late March now (Sunday - Thursday), for one night or for a longer stay.

Availability in December is looking pretty limited, but we expect cancellations as the Tier rules change, so please do keep asking us.  These are amongst the very best times to visit this extraordinary area.

We brought in our Village Feasts a few years ago to give local residents to gather before Christmas for some decent food and a glass or two of wine.  We're doubling up this year on Saturday 12 and Friday 18 December.  £23.50 for a 3 course lunch.  Bookings via the team.

If you'd like to hear a little more on our most recent take on proceedings, please click here for our latest newsletter.

And if you'd like to stay in touch as we emerge into this new way of working, please do Become a Friend by filling in a few details here


“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