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...
(We're also Dog Friendly!)

opening hours

Mon - Closed
Tues - 5.00pm til late
Wed to Sat - 12pm (noon) / 3pm + 5pm til late
Sun - OPEN ALL DAY | Serving food 12pm/3pm + 4pm til late

chef in residence

Ian Trevaskis (Right) and Albert Llewelyn (Left)

When we were planning this adventure, it was important to us to find the right chef, there are some big boots to fill. Luckily we caught the attention of local chef Ian Trevaskis, Ian's pedigree stands for itself. For the six months before joining us, Ian has been a relief chef at many top restaurants across the country. Before that, two years locally at the Plume of Feathers, a summer stint with Simon Stallards Hidden Hut team and from 2013-2015 he owned and ran the successful "Gravy Boesti" in Truro. Ian will be ably supported by sous-chef Albert Llewelyn, another local lad, who has cheffed at several establishments including the Rosevine hotel. These guys are passionate about using the best local produce with seasonal variety, and we are glad to welcome them on board.


Curry Night - Nov. 19th

We invite you all to our first curry night this year. Meat and Veg options with all the trimmings!
Lamb Massaman + All the Trimmings
Goan Fish Curry + All the Trimmings
Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Spinach Curry + All the Trimmings

Christmas Meals - from Dec. 1st

Book your Christmas Meals for Businesses, Family and Friends now! With both two and three course meals available at £23 and £30 per person respectively. Minimum booking of four people.
To Book; Please call the pub @ 01872 501263

New Years Day

Join us in the new year for a special brunch menu, open from 11am to 3pm.


Guy Fawkes - Nov. 5th

|WEATHER PERMITTING| Wrap up warm and join us outside around the brazier fire and a cup of mulled wine or cider.

Halloween Week - Oct. 29th - 3rd Nov.

Come and try some ghostly food and spooky snacks!
Halloween specials are on all week starting from the 29th of October.
As well as Jack'o'Lantern treats for the kids. (Or Tricks!)

NOTE: The 2nd of November is already fully booked.

saturday 25th - May

Christmas bookings menu

Check out our menu for Christmas Events/Bookings! We cater for groups large and small, so don't be afraid to give us a call and sort out a date.
£23pp - 2 Course Meal
£30pp - 3 Course Meal
At least 4 people per booking please.
To book please call the Pub @ 01872 501263

Christmas & New Year
Opening Hours

We're open on usual days and hours up until the 17th of December.
From the 17th - 24th we're Open ALL WEEK (yes, that's Monday's and Tuesdays too!)
at 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - Late
Open Christmas Day for Drinks only.
11am - 1pm
We're Closed for Boxing day. (26th)
Open on 27th - 29th on usual days and hours.
Closed on the 30th.
But we Open on the 31st at
5pm - After Midnight
to wish you well into the new year!

We'll be serving a SPECIAL BRUNCH on New Years Day (1st Jan.)
at 11am - 3pm

After all of that, we'll be back to normal running on the usual open days and hours which can be found on our homepage. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Book a Table:

Call us:
01872 501263

Table & Room Bookings:
Please note that it's easier to book a table online or by phone, it might take time to reply to emails.

The Kings Head, Ruan Lanihorne, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5NX
01872 501263

Online Table Reservations

You're now able to book tables online!

You can only book for parties of up to 4 members online.
For larger groups, please call us at 01872 501263.

It would be helpful if you could let us know if you're coming with a dog as we have both dog friendly and dog free dining areas. Thanks.

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"The Loft"

The Kings Head Loft is situated on the top floor of an award winning country pub, featuring a beer garden and terrace. It is situated in Ruan Lanihorne, 10 miles from Truro Cathedral and 8 miles from St Mawes, with access to our restaurant.

The property includes a living room area with a sofa, coffee table and flat-screen TV. A bathroom containing a bath, a shower attachment, a basin and a toilet. The kitchen/breakfast room contains a fridge, a kettle, a toaster as well as a table and chairs.

For any visitors flying to or from Newquay, the airport is just under 15 miles away from the apartment.

Feel free to book by giving us a call, or using a third-party website such as Booking.Com

£130pn incl. Breakfast.

Please note that it's easier to book a table online or by phone, it might take time to reply to emails.
01872 501263

The Apartment comes with free, high-speed wifi and free parking. Booking.Com rated our accomodation at 9.7/10 and a brilliant getaway, especially for couples!

We prefer to let out our rooms for at least two nights, if you're looking to stay at this beautiful location for just one night you may have to pay an additional service charge - Just make sure to book through calling us, instead of Booking.Com
We regret to say that dogs are not allowed in the apartment area.


The Roseland Peninsula has been designated part of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for the quality of the landscape and unrivalled coastal scenery. Filled with winding coastal walks, secluded coves and beaches. And let's not forget the many historical buildings and gardens to explore.

Image courtesy of Unsplash

Fishing, Sailing and Boat Trips.

You can find plenty of opportunities to go fishing and sailing across the Roseland. Notably in St Mawes, and just opposite the peninsula, Falmouth. Whether it be fishing in the morning or a whole days cruise on a yacht, there's plenty for you to get up to!

Image courtesy of VisitCornwall

Castles and History.

With St Mawes and Pendennis Castle not far away, you can explore the history of previous Kings and the battles on the River Fal. Not to forget historical manors like Trelissick and St Michaels Mount. Be sure to check out Cornwall's Gardens too, The Lost Gardens of Heligan have a brilliant reputation!

Image courtesy of St Mawes kayaks

Kayak and Paddleboarding.

Throughout the waterside towns and villages you'll easily find kayaks to hire out for the day and explore the creeks and rivers of the Roseland. For example, you can get yourself some St Mawes Kayaks just off the quay, or get a sailing or Stand-Up Paddleboard lesson from Percuil.

Image courtesy of Iwalkcornwall

Beaches and Coastal Paths.

The Roseland Peninsula is encircled with beautiful sandy beaches and winding coastal footpaths. Sun-lounge on the beach for an afternoon out in the sun or head off exploring the rolling headlands along the footpaths through forests and fields; all whilst listening to the crashing of the waves below.

History of Ruan Lanihorne

A Modern photograph of the parish church

Ruan Lanihorne Parish Church

The Ruan Lanihorne Parish Church was dedicated to St. Rumon, a missionary from Ireland, in 1321 and has a chancel and nave, a north aisle, and a south transept. The single-stage tower houses a ring of two church bells.

The church is built of the local slate stone and is Gothic in style. The font is dated to roughly the 14th century and the tower is estimated to be from a similar date.

Restoration work in the mid 19th Century then included the installations of the stained-glass windows.

Lanihorne from the 12th Century Onwards

The name Lanihorne is likely a modified from of the Cornish name for the area, Laryhorn . The village was, from the mid 12th century onwards, the site of an adulterine castle of the Lercedekne family and the main settlement was at Sheepstor (Sheepstall) some distance away towards Tregony, where another castle was also built.

In 1334 John Lercedekne was granted permission for the Lanihorne, or "Lenihorn" castle by Edward III. Before the castle was demolished in the 19th century, it was described as having a 40 ft high keep, seven or eight towers and possibly an outer court.

A depiction of Lanihorne Castle and the surrounding areas in 1597

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