Beerwolf Books3-4 Bells Court
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Newly opened in December 2012, it can be hard to decide whether this is a pub with books or a bookshop with beer - think Waterstone's but with beer instead of coffee! Off the main shopping street up a side-alley, it is entered up a flight of stairs to a former maritime store loft with rafters. Previously occupied by Falmouth Working Men's Club, this clean and spacious wooden-floored curiosity is divided into two distinct areas. One half is occupied by a bar with its 7 handpulls offering (frequently) a Penzance brew and up to five guests from microbreweries nationwide, plus 4 other handpulls on a separate unit dispensing varying ciders, and often the locally famous Grandma's Weapons Grade Ginger Beer. Further through, the other half is the books section where shelves are neatly stacked with many second-hand or remaindered books, classified by subject bookshop-style, and all in excellent condition and realistically priced. Basic tables and chairs are scattered throughout, so you can sit and drink beer, browse through books - or both! Posters and old photographs decorate the walls. On balance though, you will probably conclude this is mainly a pub, as you are welcome to go in and drink the beer whether the books are an attraction or not. No food, but you may bring your own.