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The Thirsty Scholar

€€ - €€€, British,
18 West Street, Penryn, Falmouth TR10 8EW, England
+44 1326 372996
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (9 reviews)
“crab” (5 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
18 West Street, Penryn, Falmouth TR10 8EW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice breakfast at The Thirsty Scholar when we stayed at their townhouse B & B a few steps down the road. The food and staff were excellent...! Highly recommend both The Thirsty Scholar and Number Fifty Townhouse

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub used to be a very good and cheerful place to have a drink after work. When it was called the 3 tuns you could go in after work no matter what state you were in. Me being a builder I was always a...More

1  Thank scaffking76
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Not much to say, a small village pub with rooms. We have stayed here in the past, rooms are pleasant, food is good, as is the beer. Staff and locals are very friendly and welcoming.

Thank Carl F
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We use the pub from time to time when popping into the town. Beer is well kept, includes local options and the service and staff excellent. The pub lacks immediate parking nearby but if you can find a spot in the town the walk is...More

Thank thegamesplayer
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The pub/hotel is right in the centre of Penryn, is modern downstairs and has comfortable rooms upstairs. It's an oldish building, so floors undulate a little, but bed and en suite all clean and tidy. A towel rail or bathroom hooks would come in handy.

Thank Tropicus
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Really pleasant evening, sat in the garden in the sun, sipping rose wine and eating the most tasty burger I have ever had. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, water for our dog, let us sample the wine and served our meal in the...More

Thank JANE S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Quiet pub with good mediterranean-style food, with flowers and candles on tables; good selection of local ales and cider. Good selection of vegetarian food. Gentle music but not too noisy, able to have a conversation over dinner without shouting!

Thank abc112
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited whilst working at the uni campus. As others have said the parking is a bit of a pain, we parked on Browns Hill by the peugeot garage and then walked up. Not ideal but it was free. The pub is...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

First time i go for food there in a while. What's happened?!? Used to have such nice menus and specials. Got served the most shameless fish and chips today! So disappointed as i used to rate the place so highly... That's without mentioning the service......More

1  Thank Guillaume L
zana r, Manager at The Thirsty Scholar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Firstly we are extremely sorry that you seem to have caught us on a bad night! We are not a big, busy restaurant and we never pressurise people to order, eat, or leave! Never. Next we are disappointed that despite saying that you have had...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017

stayed for a single night whilst visiting Falmouth campus. Biggest problem was parking in Penryn which to be honest was an absolute nightmare, so beware ! Very helpful staff and nothing too much trouble. Easy booking on line and easy check in. Rooms clean, warm...More

Thank andrew p
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 West Street, Penryn, Falmouth TR10 8EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth  >  Penryn
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 372996
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