The Old Ale House is the ultimate place to sample the whole Skinner’s range, alongside many more of the world’s greatest beers and ciders. We pride ourselves on creating a great atmosphere, with live music, beer tasting sessions and special events, all in a friendly Cornish pub setting.

The home of beer

We look after a dazzling selection of award-winning beers. You won’t see a better range in Cornwall, or many other places for that matter. Of course you’ll find the whole Skinner’s range, all available on tap.

Always on tap: Cornish Knocker, Lushingtons IPA, Betty Stogs, Penny Come Quick, Sennen IPA, Hops ‘N’ Honey and Porthleven.

They’re joined by a mighty crowd of fine guest ales, freshly drawn from our famous Wall of Beer. Plus seasonal ales depending on the time of year, including the Skinner’s Aleblazers range, Green Hop and Christmas Fairy.

In fact it’s like Christmas for beer, all the year round. Our knowledgeable staff will help you navigate, with ⅓ pint beer flights available for those who want to taste their way through a selection, and pitchers of ale available for groups.

Find out more about our regular beer tasting events.

More of a cider lover? You won’t be disappointed – we stock a mouth-watering range of small-batch ciders, from the West Country and beyond.  And if gin, whisky or rum is your thing, we’ll look after you too. We think we have one of the finest stocked bars in the South West.

Pub of the Year

The Old Ale House is CAMRA Kernow Pub of the Year 2017, and a finalist in the CAMRA National Pub of the Year Awards. We’re still celebrating, so come and join us.

What others say about our pub

“Lovely pub with marvellous selection of beers, well presented and very well kept. Food was lovely and very reasonable. A must-visit for Truro”

“Wonderful atmosphere. Nice mix of locals and tourists. Bar staff was super helpful on local beer and cider selection. Just a great place to drink and catch up with old friends.”

“I know everyone says they have the best beer but this place really does. The downstairs is a characterful old pub all wood like a pub should be!”

“If you like chrome, cocktails and pretentious tosh then this isn’t for you!”


See more of what people say about us on TripAdvisor.

Live music and special events

We love live music. You’ll find great local talent and touring acts at the Old Ale House, and every Monday is Jam Night. We also host foodie nights, beer tasting evenings and lots more. Find out about all our events and what’s coming up in the next few weeks.

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Are you an acoustic act looking for a gig? We’d like to hear from you – get in touch.

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Finding us

You’ll find us close to Truro city centre, just five minutes from the bus station, and 15 from the train. 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