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The Thirsty Scholar, Penryn

3-star3 stars
18 West StreetPenrynEnglandTR10 8EWUnited KingdomGreat location! See map

3-star B&B in Penryn with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.2
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Location is ok
27See all 27 reviews
From 67 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Thirsty Scholar, Penryn

from $86
  • Double En-suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 4 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Free extended parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Thirsty Scholar, Penryn’s small print

Also known as

  • Thirsty Scholar B&B
  • Thirsty Scholar B&B Penryn
  • Thirsty Scholar Penryn

Optional extras

WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Thirsty Scholar, Penryn


  • Penryn Museum - 3 min walk
  • Performance Centre - 22 min walk
  • Enys Gardens - 23 min walk
  • Falriver Visitor Information Centre - 38 min walk
  • Falmouth Art Gallery - 40 min walk
  • Falmouth Aquarium - 44 min walk
  • Discovery Quay - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • National Maritime Museum - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km

Getting around

  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 45 min drive
  • Redruth Station - 17 min drive
  • Truro Station - 18 min drive
  • Camborne Station - 27 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 27 reviews

The Thirsty Scholar, Penryn
Hotel of good value with great innovative food
Rooms are above a pub/ gourmet restaurant, full of regulars as well as foodie tourists. The meals are superb - especially the burgers with their unique additional ingredients, and the homemade innovative pizzas. The whole place has a very nice, welcoming feel.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip
The Thirsty Scholar, Penryn
Great value and quality
Very friendly welcome even though we arrived quite late - lovely room and delicious breakfast. Very close to Penryn student campus.
Lucy, gb1 night trip
The Thirsty Scholar, Penryn
Very Good8.0
All pretty good apart from: 1) The room was directly above the very noisy bar 2) The bathroom was mouldy and had a disgusting, very well-used (and not cleaned) toilet brush which I left in the waste bin when I departed.
A Traveler, gb2 night business trip
The Thirsty Scholar, Penryn
Very noisy during the night, with vehicles passing by at high speed. Our room is in the front of the hotel, which is just next to the road.
A Traveler, au2 night romance trip
The Thirsty Scholar, Penryn
Very Good8.0
Friendly pub, nice people
Friendly pub, nice people. Room was a bit small and missing a table you could put a laptop on. Breakfast at weekend is not served until 9am. The team at the pub tried to accommodate my need to leave by 8.30 am with a continental breakfast, left out for me overnight - but to be honest wasn't the best, as tea and coffee had to be made separately in room upstairs.
Kirstine, gb2 night trip

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The Thirsty Scholar, Penryn

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