What is a gurnard? Given our coastal heritage, it is a fish, a rather attractive one at that, also known as a sea robin – and yes, you can eat it!
Out in Zennor, near the Minack Theatre in the cliffs, is The Gurnard’s Head, an eponymous dining pub whose ethos is “the simple things in life done well”.
By that, they mean flavoursome food, cooked well using ingredients sourced locally. Foods foraged from the hedgerows and the water’s edge, such as samphire and sea beet may play a part.
If you fancy a break from your energising coastal walk, call in to be refreshed or warmed as the conditions require. The wines are wonderful too, from a dry Riesling to a purple Gamay.
Lunches here vary from baba ganoush to a rillette, from gnocchi to a ham hock – and of course, there are various gurnard options.