Porth Farm, St Anthony, Portscatho, Truro, TR2 5EX

01872 580773

The Thirstea Co

A delightful Tea Room, set above Towan beach on the Roseland, at Porth.

About Us

Seth & Jodi Richards, met at university in Guildford in 2009, after graduating, and quickly falling out of love with the Technical Theatre industry, and Seth feeling the pull of Cornwall, his home, we decided we'd move to Cornwall and open a Tea Room. 


One thing led to another, and we welcomed Earl, our 1980 Citroen HY Van, former Horse box to the team. We converted him across the course of a few weekends, and bravely or foolishly, in April 2014 we left our jobs to face the unknown. 


 By July that year we'd learnt a lot, travelled the Duchy of Cornwall east to west and North to south, attending, festivals, parties, and weddings. We were offered the opportunity to start popping up at the National Trust's Porth Farm countryside property on the Roseland Peninsula  


We've been there ever since, the business has gone from strength to strength, with the amazing support of our community, both local and regular holiday makers. 

The Tea Room, 2020 & beyond

In Spring 2020 we will be opening our newly converted tea room, on the same site as we've been trading thus far. 

We'll be extending our range of homemade cakes and bakes, and adding new, exciting items to our menu, all of which are served with the warm, friendly service you've come to expect at The Thirstea Co