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Another quiet St Austell pub in Truro city centre. But that may have been due to it being almost midnight. Nevertheless, bouncers had no problem letting me in. Service was friendly. The 3 ales were Tribute, Proper Job & Hicks. Not having tried the Hicks before, I gave that a go and it quickly became my favourite St Austell brew. It is a pity it is seldom found outside of Cornwall. Decent place.
blue_scrumpy - 17 Mar 2020 20:13
A smashing City Centre pub & eating house.
Lots of food on offer – with some unusual items for bub fare.
Considering lots of food, it didn’t smell ‘greasy’ or ‘foody’.
The landlord seemed a smashing guy, with anecdotes & local knowledge – but not over bearing like some.
Fabulous Tribute, and Guinness. We were going to try a couple of City pubs, but stayed there.
Only let down - no car park.
Will certainly be back on our next visit.
Well done.

fulltribute - 30 Aug 2014 11:17
Busy in the run up to Christmas on my visit. Had a very nice Steak and pint (or 2) of tribute on my visit.
The_in4mer - 30 Dec 2012 17:25
Had lunch here with my wife last week, whilst visiting Truro. Quite honestly, the best pub lunch we have had for a long time. Friendly staff, and the beer was well kept. I had a very nice pint of Proper Job, and would have had more if I hadn't had to drive.
Very highly recommended.
Handyman - 12 Mar 2012 22:53
Asked a Traffic Warden to recommend a dog friendly pub on my first visit to the town. He sent me here. Standard family pub, offering good food and good service. Couple of pints of Tribute went down well.
Mappiman - 18 Aug 2011 20:18
Refurbished since my last visit. Busy place. A st austell brewery place serving tribute and proper job ipa. Warm and friendly place. I canlt comment on the food but a good attention to detail on all other stuff i can't think its too bad. Most importantly it serves berry rattler on draught. Heaven.
trains2064 - 20 Nov 2010 16:31
Bad food, though the drink was ok. Not much different to a Weatherspoons pub to be honest. No character or atmosphere at all.
Gola - 29 Oct 2009 14:01
Popped in after for some food before the train back to Penzance, went in on the strength of the St Austell brand name and availability of colitis-friendly food offerings for Mrs Quinno.

The inside of the place is pretty big and bright and has a conservatory straight out of the Everest catalogue attached to the side. The whole set-up looks pretty recent.

Three beers on - Tribute and Proper Job were fine, but the HSD was vile, well off. All were sparklerised, which seems to be policy in most St Austell pubs for some reason - no idea why as their beers don't require it.

Food was good, though watch out for the volcanic rock dishes where they bring out a super-heated pumice stone and allow you to cook your own seafood/steak - one chap went for the steak and spilt a load of jalape�o sauce over the plate which sent a billow of tear gas-style smoke up in the air and prompted a mass evacuation of the place because we were all coughing, our throats were on fire and tears were streaming out of our eyes!

All in all, not bad. Probably not worth a stop if you're familiar with the St Austell beer range but worthwhile if you fancy a bite to eat and a decent beer to accompany it - though try before you buy if possible!
Quinno - 13 Mar 2009 19:44
I will be honest this will never be my first choice pub in truro, but if you have kids with you and need a place to eat this place is very good. Beers, Tribute, Proper Job and St Austell I.P.A. are all 3 excellant beers. Pint of all 3 were had. Menu excellant. St austell may have around 180 tide houses but the great thing is that they are all differant and encouraged to be so.

trains2064 - 18 Nov 2008 20:01
Pub has been completed revamped and is now looking very smart inside and out. Unfortunately, it has gone down the route of being a 'family friendly' pub, which is totally inappropriate for Truro nightlife. The place lacks any atmosphere and was virtually empty when I went inside. Not a good sign considering how much money has been spent on it. The establishment used to be a smokers' pub and, obviously, this is why it is quiet.
stelladrinker - 13 Oct 2008 16:48
If you love footie and smoking then this pub is for you. Don't come here if you are looking for a quiet night out.
anonymous - 13 Apr 2007 18:37
A bit noisy without much actual atmosphere. Sport on the television screens, a fair selection of beers but not worth too much of your time - there are better pubs in the city.
redboy - 27 Dec 2005 15:21

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