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Famous Barrel

(formerly Commercial Inn)

St Thomas Street
TR10 8JP

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm


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About the Pub

Formerly the Commercial Inn and hidden away at the bottom of town, this historic, characterful and cosy back-street pub is situated in a conservation area beside a small river. The front door is barrel-shaped and leads into a traditional old low-beamed bar, heated in winter by a huge wood-burning stove in the original granite fireplace. The L-shaped bar, its frontage decorated with wooden barrels, faces the door; to the left is the drinking space, comfortably upholstered with benches and stools around wooden tables, while to the right is the games area dominated by pool and darts. Dogs are allowed inside (but owners clean up the mess, according to a sign); there is a sheltered but simple beer garden and outside smoking area at the rear of the pub. Parking is very limited.

Regular ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Dartmoor Jail Ale
  • Sharp's Doom Bar
  • Skinner's Lushingtons
  • St Austell Tribute

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts; pool; quiz night Wednesdays.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Saturday evenings plus jam session Mondays (from 21:00)

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

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Famous Barrel

St Thomas Street
TR10 8JP

Sat Nav Reference

50.166242, -5.100917


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Nearby Bus Routes (350m)

First Kernow: U1; U2, 69; Williams Travel: 442

Bus stops ID: coratgmg (N-bound), coratgmj (S-bound) [Penryn Bridge]

Closest Station (1060m)


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Famous Barrel - Penryn

Famous Barrel

St Thomas Street
TR10 8JP

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes

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