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The Old Ale House, Truro - pub details

Old Ale House
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Address: 7, Quay St, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2HD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3809) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Truro (0.7 miles), Perranwell (4.5 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 7.0/10 (rated by 58 users)
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My first stop in Truro was the Old Ale House. It was my favourite pub of the day, having sampled 15 in Cornwall over the course of Saturday. The pub was heaving and a coronavirus expert's worst nightmare. It was hot and noisy, with a live band playing. People were packed in elbow to elbow. The bare boards are littered with disposed nut shells, as complimentary monkey nuts are offered. With the bar so packed and noisy, it was difficult to see what was available and also difficult to make yourself heard. The pub is owned and operated by Skinner's. So, the ale range was exclusively from the brewery - Betty Stogs, Lushington's, Porthleven, Hops 'n' Honey, Sennen, Cornish Knocker & Chapel Rock. Real ciders were available from the Cornwall Cider Company - Apple Slayer, MLG, Rhubarb & Custard Cider, Lyonesse & Spisa Mor. All real ciders were priced as £4.70 a pint. But, with a 10% CAMRA discount, it was only £4.23. I stopped for 3, before I finally decided to leave before I overheated and other pubs closed. I'd very much like to return on a much quieter evening.
blue_scrumpy - 17 Mar 2020 19:59
Place is quite a good pubby kind of joint with chunky tables and a darkish interior.

I would have rated it higher but the place was just so damn expensive.
Especially if you want a pint of real cider which cost about £6.00 a pint!

Many ales on offer from Skinners brewery but come on why charge the earth?

montie49 - 19 Mar 2019 15:12
A brief respite from retail therapy. Cracking couple of Skinners ales; both in excellent condition. A great precursor to a brewery tour later in the week.


One gripe - no pasties.
LickeyEndBooze - 12 Jul 2015 14:31
Even though it is now a Skinners Pub lost none of its charm since I last visited on a stag do. Only had 5 minutes but you can't visit Truro with out having a pint of something from Skinners.
The_in4mer - 30 Dec 2012 17:21
This pub is now Skinners and the beer comes directly from the brewery in Truro.It is always excellent quality and there are usually different beers which you don't see elsewhere as well as the full normal skiners range.Well worth a look if in Truro.
Roden - 13 Oct 2012 19:17

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