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Crab and Ale House, Truro

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My final stop of the night in Truro was this pub, which is now called the White Hart. I'd passed earlier on and decided to give it a miss, as it was so noisy. People had spilled into a yard at the rear. By the time I decided to give it a try sometime after midnight, the outside area was closed, presumably part of its licensing agreement. Nevertheless, it was still noisy, if not noisier still. The atmosphere couldn't have been further from that described in the last review. Once past the bouncer, I had to fight my way to the bar to find the uninspiring selection of Proper Job, Sea Fury & London Pride. I ended up with a Thatcher's Haze. With nowhere to sit, I was thrust into the middle of the pub, where there was much jostling, lots of drunkenness and plenty of dancing too. People seemed to spilling more of their drinks than they were consuming. The clientele appeared to be mainly in the 40's and 50's. Despite this being my 15th pub of the day, I seemed to be the only sober customer. This was far too noisy for me. But it clearly serves a purpose for some.
blue_scrumpy - 17 Mar 2020 20:25
Felt like a locals pub but right in the town centre.

Place would have been alright if it had a bit of atmosphere in here.

montie49 - 19 Mar 2019 15:43
Now just known as the White Hart. Pleasant enough but nothing special.
hollybush33 - 17 Jul 2017 15:39
Gary & Brenda run this place in the shadow of the cathedral. It's more a locals pub then a tourist place. On the pumps: Old Speckled Hen, Summer Lightning and Greene King IPA.
Hommel - 11 Jun 2012 21:13
Friendly welcoming pub with good beer, if not a particularly interesting selection.
stuartandmonica - 24 Nov 2011 14:29
Nice town centre pub. Cosy, friendly and plenty on nautical charm.
fetchman - 16 Jun 2010 12:08
Sorry please ignore previous was intended for City Inn Hotel!! :(
fat_beer_badger - 20 May 2010 01:03
A couple of pints of Skinner's Cornish Knocker and a delicious homemade burger and chips was very much enjoyed, 8/10
fat_beer_badger - 20 May 2010 01:01
Took another visit recently. I think I would rather watch some paint drying!
stelladrinker - 13 Oct 2009 16:57
Not bad, friendly welcome and drinks were fine.
Gola - 16 Aug 2009 17:22
I had a Betty in here...very nice it was too, but as others say the pub is a bit tired looking now
skinnersbeer - 29 May 2009 09:04
Nice place, Cosy but need of some T.L.C. Made to feel very welcome.
ken42 - 30 Jun 2008 12:27
Now that the smoking ban has come to fruition, this pub seems to have suffered. It needs a total update and freshening up because all the furnishings have a horrible stale smoke smell. Also the staff look fed up and are not that welcoming.
stelladrinker - 23 May 2008 14:35
Lovely tradition local pub. Cosy and welcoming. It is amazing what you find when you look down a side street. Excellent Ale. Recommended.
tributedrinker - 10 Apr 2008 10:36
Friendly and cosy little pub. More traditional than the others in the town.
stelladrinker - 13 Apr 2007 18:44
An 'old man's pub' this is an old place with a fair selection of drinks. A nice place for a couple of quiet pints with your own thoughts to watch the world go by.
redboy - 27 Dec 2005 15:41

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