The Kings head is a family owned pub, set in the heart of the roseland penisula 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 antony'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 . . .
Mon - Closed
Tues - 5.00pm til late
Wed to Sat - 12pm (noon) / 3pm + 5pm til late
Sun - 12pm (noon) / 3pm Lunchtime only
chef in residence
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 last six months ian has been a relief chef at many top restaurants across the country . before that, two years localy 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 .
UPCOMING EVENTS @ THE KINGS HEAD
saturday 25th - May
The Kings Head, Ruan Lanihorne, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5NX
BED AND BREAKFAST
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.
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.
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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!
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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.
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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