Our pub, the Old Ale House in Truro, is a world-class destination for beer-lovers. As Skinner’s Brewery’s tap house, it’s the perfect place to sample Skinner’s award-winning beers, a stone’s throw from where they’re made. But it doesn’t doesn’t stop there. You can taste an incredible range of ales with us, from all the Skinner’s local favourites to far-flung craft brews. All the while guided by our expert staff.

Our range of beers

It’s big. All the Skinner’s core brews are available on tap year-round, plus seasonal brews, guest ales and craft beers. On a typical day you can sample 20 or more freshly drawn beers with us, before going anywhere near a bottle.

We look for exceptional beers made with care by expert brewers. Everything we put on is a beer we’d want to drink ourselves.

And because we care about how the beer is made as well as how it tastes, you can find out a lot about the world of brewing with us too.

Our expert staff

Our team are passionate about exceptional beer and love to help people discover more about it.

Members of staff train in brewing at Skinners’ brewery and understand what it takes to serve the perfect pint. We also support staff to take time off to visit the best beer destinations on the planet. Because when learning about beer, we believe nothing beats that experience.

And being close to the brewery, our staff have the inside track on upcoming Skinners’ recipes and seasonal brews.

Serving your beer

However you like to drink your beer, the Old Ale House caters for you:

  • Pint glasses in all shapes, from straights and nonicals to mugs and jugs
  • ⅓ pint beer flights, perfect for sampling a range of brews
  • Pitchers of ale for groups.

Take our beer home

You can enjoy our unrivalled range of beers from the comfort of your own living room. Order bottles and polypins easily online and, if you want to collect direct from the Old Ale House give us a call.

Growlers are also available to buy at the bar or online, and can be refilled again and again.

Beer tasting events

The Old Ale House hosts special guided beer tasting events, led by Skinner’s expert brewers. These tutored sessions get you right up close to the ingredients, learning the qualities that make an exceptional ale and hearing from the brewers about the latest trends.

Our sessions are great for home-brewers and those new to the industry, and an opportunity to meet other beer lovers. Not to mention a great way to navigate the extensive range of the Old Ale House.

Find out when the next beer tasting sessions and other live events are on.

Live events

Finding us

You’ll find us in the heart of Truro city centre, just five minutes from the bus station, and 15 from the train station. If you’re coming by car, there’s plenty of parking nearby.

  • A: The Old Ale House, 7 Quay St, Truro TR1 2HD
  • P: 01872 271122