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The Thirsty Scholar

) #4 of 20 Restaurants in Penryn ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
18 West Street, Penryn, Falmouth TR10 8EW, England
+44 1326 372996
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • 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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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 13 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
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed again at the Thirsty Scholar and was not disappointed. Had my favourite rump steak, which again was delicious. Clean and comfortable room, with an excellent breakfast.

Thank topman345
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went just before Christmas. Food was OK. Wife liked the beetroot soup! Nothing special about the rest, but filled a hole and was reasonably priced

Thank Geoff F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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