Cornwall Life - - CAPTURING CORNWALL -

The old­est pub in Penzance, The Turks Head, was first es­tab­lished in 1233 when the Turk­ish in­vaded Penzance from Jerusalem dur­ing the cru­sades.

The orig­i­nal build­ing burnt down dur­ing the Span­ish In­va­sion but a lot of what you see to­day orig­i­nates from the 16th cen­tury. Penzance is fa­mous for its pirates and The Turks Head is no dif­fer­ent with an ex­ten­sive his­tory of smug­glers and pirates fre­quent­ing the bar. By drink­ing a pint here, you’ll be step­ping back in his­tory and en­joy­ing the same pub­lic house as pirates and smug­glers from 750 years ago.


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