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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (9 reviews)
“crab” (5 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
18 West Street, Penryn, Falmouth TR10 8EW, England
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1 - 10 of 90 reviews

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 18 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 17 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 10 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 29 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
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Not the first time we have eaten at and reviewed The Thirsty Scholar, but when three of us visited recently we ate from the specials board. Duck breast as one of the main courses and two of us had the Loin and Belly Pork and...More

Thank brianreeman2016
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink whilst in penryn. Lovely ambience & nicely decorated but the woman serving behind the bar was very rude. No please or thank yous, it was like she couldn't be bothered. Would not return because of this service.

3  Thank emmajyt
Reviewed 21 September 2016

we arrived late and had a lovely meal of anitpasto etc which was well cooked and very tasty. good service too

Thank sueemj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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