Runner Up as Tourism Pub of the Year in 2018 Cornwall Tourism Awards.  The Old Coastguard takes the Bronze Award in Small Hotel category.

We pick up a Gold award from Taste of the West and are a Finalist in the Dining Pub category of their awards.


The Good Hotel Guide includes us as one of its Editors' Choice from the 2019 Guide.


The 2019 guidebooks are generous enough to include us again: The Good Hotel Guide, Good Food Guide, Good Pub Guide, Good Beer Guide and the red Michelin Guide.


Although our guests are the ultimate arbiters of what we do, we’re happy enough to have been consistently recognised by many of the best independent guides and websites. Here are a few.... Click on their links for their view on us.

Good Food Guide iescape SRA
Taste Of The West Visit Cornwall Hardens
Good Pub Guide Sawdays Read the Good Hotel Guide review

Recent Press Coverage

The Independent
The 50 Best Country Pubs

The Sunday Times
Six of the Best: Pubs for Foodies

Daily Telegraph
British Coaching Inns: 4 of the Best
Where to Stay (March 2009)

Conde Nast Traveller
5 Favourite UK Escapes
5 Cosy UK Retreats

Observer Escape
20 Great Hotel Discoveries
20 Cosy Inns for Winter

Waitrose Food Illustrated
Amber Dalton Review, 17/20

The Guardian
Guide to 100 Best Summer Pubs

Best British Boltholes: Top of the Lot

GQ Magazine
100 Best Things to do in the World

...and not forgetting Food & Travel, Red, Coast, Jamie’s, Stella, Country House, Countryfile, Olive, The Times Knowledge, Cornwall Life, Cornwall Today, Inside Cornwall, The Evening Standard, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror, The Independent and many others.

Some Gongs.....

Cornwall Tourism Awards
Silver Award, Tourism Pub of the Year 2018, 2017 & 2016

South West Tourism Awards
Silver Award, Tourism Pub of the Year 2017 & 2016

Shortlisted for the International Wine Challenge UK 2018:
Restaurant Wine List of the Year

Good Hotel Guide
Editors’ Choice 2018, Holder of César award

Top 50 UK Gastropubs
Every year since 2008

2018 Top 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality, Caterer Magazine:
Awarded 15th Place

Taste of the West, Dining Pub
Gold Award 2017

Good Pub Guide
Dining Pub of the Year for Cornwall 2017

Imbibe Wine List Awards
UK Wine Pub of the Year 2011

Some Reviews and Remarks

      “It’s hard to imagine a more perfect pub than The Gurnard’s Head”  
      Mark Taylor, Fork Magazine

Michelin Guide Good Food Guide Read the Good Hotel Guide review Good Pub Guide  
Tel: 01736 796 928
The Gurnards Head, Nr Zennor
St. Ives, TR26 3DE