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The Kings Head is a family owned pub, set in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula within the secluded village of Ruan Lanihorne. Being a Freehouse, our emphasis is on supporting local beers, wines and spirits as well as local growers. The beef and lamb comes directly from our farm at St Anthony's head, where they graze the coastal pastures all year round. Game when in season sourced locally, and of course fish straight from the sea. Whether you're local or from further afield, want to stay for a meal or just a pint in the beer garden, you're always welcome...
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 20 October 2023 via mobile

Imaginative and relatively short menu with venison, pheasant, ghoulash was good; food was well presented and service was friendly. The dining room was a little soul-less - perhaps partly because we were eating late and the only people in there - but also there was...little decoration or interest in the room. Just a bit tired.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Very disappointed, had smoked prawns which were awful. Steak could have been lovely but way overly seasoned so left burning sensation in mouth and couldn't taste anything else! Husband faired better with his meal but still wasn't worth the £120 + we paid for three...people, two of whom had coffee instead of a sweet. Atmosphere was lacking and we weren't asked if we would like more drinks. All in all we consider it a waste of money and won't be going back .More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Ruan, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2023

Morning Phillipa, thankyou for your comments , but i'm a little bemused . Yes i do remember your table , you had Smoked prawns , Camembert , and Whitebait to start of which all were eaten including ALL the prawns , no complaints or suggestions...More

Reviewed 12 August 2023

We booked weeks in advance as our arrival was at the height of summer only to find when we arrived they weren’t serving food. No one contacted us to cancel the booking. As you can imagine you can’t get anywhere booked for short notice on...a Saturday night at the height of the season. Very disappointed as we could have made other plans with our family.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023 via mobile

Lovely food and service. Received a friendly welcome from the bar man. Had Sunday lunch which was great, so we returned a second time and received equally delicious food. Portions were just right too. Definitely return again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

Excellent food in a cosy pub in a very peaceful village. There was a good range of starters, and main courses, with an emphasis on seafood, and a daily specials board. There was the option of trying a BBQ menu too. The food was beautifully...presented, plentiful, and very well cooked. The service was exemplary, down to the doggy bag for the surplus (and delicious) chips. A lovely meal in a proper country pub with better than average food, and not too expensiveMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023 via mobile

Not sure how anyone could rate this place less than five stars. From the friendly conversation when booking it was a lovely experience. Beautiful setting, family friendly, v good ales, but the show stopper is the food. Five or six elements of the roast were...a total cut above the norm. Exquisite trimmings, I’m a veggie and it was a really good nut roast. How often can you say that? My wife had the pork and she said it was glorious. All this tiny village in the back and beyond. What an effort. It’s my second visit. And I can’t wait for the third. All the five star reviews totally justified.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

We booked for Saturday lunch for 7 people as it was our friends birthday and we had seen reviews. After seeing the online menu, we were looking forward to a nice meal. Unfortunately, I am not the best of eaters, but I was looking forward...to a good burger which is always my fall back position. The menu was on an A5 piece of paper. They also had a specials board with a Cajun Lamb burger, I cannot do spice food so ended up getting a ploughman’s with portion of chips as an extra. It consisted of a small bowl of olives, some chutney, salad and one slice of ham, a small piece of cheddar and a small piece of Camembert and two slices of bread. £14 plus the chips! Some of the other food that my friends chose was good, mussels, Pollock and prawns. Desserts were also on a small piece of paper but were ok. As it was my friends birthday, which our server picked up on, when her dessert came out, the chef had written Happy Birthday in chocolate sauce round the edge of the plate, very nice touch. Service was very slow, considering the place was empty, it took nearly 2.5 hours to have lunch. So on the whole, very disappointing.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Ruan, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2023

Dear 631barryn , I'm a little disappointed too ? On researching your review history the last time you left a negative review,of the Bearslake Inn , you complained that "They had a small limited menu , a very smokey room , a starter course that...More

Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

Stopped here on the way back from Mevagissey for Sunday Roast. Dog friendly and gorgeous food very tasty roast lamb. Perfect.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023 via mobile

Delicious impromptu summer lunch in the sunny garden. We had the ploughman’s & grilled mackerel & salad… generous portions, fresh & very nicely presented. We were made to feel very welcome.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Yet again this fabulous chef at Ruan surpassed himself . A birthday meal the best mussels for me and beautifully cooked hake for the birthday boy .

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023 via mobile

We last visited this pub six years ago with friends and had a fantastic experience. The food was delicious and as we were back in Cornwall we decided to go back and hopefully have another great night. We even booked a cab which cost us...£65 so we could have a few Tarquin’s gin’s as this was where we discovered our favourite gin all those years ago. Unfortunately the place has changed out of all recognition and looks dilapidated and in need of seriousTLC. The outside needs a bloody good tidy up and jetwash if only to get rid of all the bird poo on the seats and umbrellas and a can of fly killer inside wouldn’t go amiss. The menu was dramatically reduced to the one on the website and the choice was sparse to say the least. I had A Venison burger which was okay to be fair but my wife’s Katsu Curry was served with soy sauce and not curry sauce and was bland and unappetising. The website promised Lobster and Partridge as well as Hake Mornay but none of there were available. Luckily we managed to get the cab to pick us up early and we won’t be returning in the future. The one positive was the girl behind the bar was pleasant but as we were the only couple eating when the place was jam packed the last time we visited shows how this pub has gone downhill and won’t be coming back. Very disappointed!!!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Ruan, Owner at The Kings Head, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2023

Dear Murray P , Wow a bit of a killer review ! And after a run of 12 5 stars ruined my weekend away as well. Out of all recognition ? On purchasing the pub in 2019 we changed the interior colour scheme and removed...More

Reviewed 11 June 2023

Recommended by our holiday cottage hosts at Benallack Farm, this was just ten miles away and well worth the easy trip. Friendly and accommodating welcome from Glen, front of house, and shown to an intimate table for two in the restaurant area. The boss had...standard fish and chips -well cooked and presented with a generous portion of excellent chunky hand-cut chips. I enjoyed the venison carpaccio, served with a very good, creative rocket salad dressing, enhanced by a thoughtfully piquant sauce. The venison thinly but generously sliced and melted in the mouth. It was not a large meal - just what we needed- but a feast of colour and flavour accompanied by an attractive Portuguese merlot. In all, a most welcome holiday find for us both.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

We had one of the best meals we’ve ever had in a pub. The seafood linguine was delicious and my son loved his Venison burger. The service was good and the atmosphere was friendly.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

Amazing place! A must see for traditional pub - nothing better than this authentic place! Solid drinks and ambiance!!!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 May 2023

Had a lovely meal at the kings head mid-week whilst on holiday Traditional pub not very busy other than locals Very attentive service, not rushed. Food of high standard/quality including for vegetarians, would say it was all cooked from fresh - would recommend Narrow lanes,...some parking available worth the journeyMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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