I stayed there one night at the end of August 2012 during a long weekend in Cornwall. I arrived at Penzance at 8am and couldn't check in my room as it was too early, but they kindly kept my luggage until I got back in the evening and even let me use the pub's bathroom (lovely and VERY clean) to freshen myself up after a long night trip by train. The room was very spacious, clean and had its own bathroom, also quite big for UK standards. Towels and toiletries are provided, including a hairdryer, and there's a tv in the room even if I did not use it. It is true that the plumbing system is noisy, I think it's like that for the upper floors only as you can clearly hear the system pumping the water, therefore it's noisy every time you flush or have a shower. But it doesn't last long and it's not so irritating in my opinion. The only problem I had was with the lights as they seem to be automatic (they turn off when they do not detect any noise)or maybe I had too much cider at the pub and I couldn't figure out how to turn them off, so every time I turned in my bed during the night there was a small flicker of light which woke me up and bothered me quite a lot. but I think it can be fixed, I was just too lazy to try... I had dinner at the inn's restaurant and the food and wine were lovely and the pub area is very nice too. There is a cinema room somewhere but I did not use it. Breakfast is very good too, there's a vegetarian option as well, and the super cute guy who was serving breakfasts came and refilled our coffee more than a few times, always with a smile. I think I want to marry him.
Location is perfect, just one minute from the train/bus station and very convenient for the many open top bus trips to Land's End and surrounding towns. I would definitely go back, and probably will one day.
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