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Old Ale House

££ - £££, British,
7 Quay Street, Truro TR1 2HD, England
+44 1872 271122
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“monkey nuts” (13 reviews)
“peanut shells” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
7 Quay Street, Truro TR1 2HD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely old pub with a dark interior, free monkey nuts, a great range of beers, live music, nice staff and interesting artefacts. Don’t stand under the middle position in the bar as the staff can assume that the chalk sign above your head applies

Thank LargelyMonk
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dark and atmospheric bar serving a superb range of real ales. The Old Ale House is everything a traditional pub should be. I believe they offer food too but the beer is the main attraction here.

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't already been to the Skinners brewery for a tour and you like beer, then go book a tour now, you won't regret it! We came to this pub, having previously done the tour and fallen in love with Skinners beer. There was...More

Thank PickleThePixie
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This pub has many good beers on tap and a beer wall to sample many more special beers. Fortunately, we had taken the bus into town from our hotel, so could try a few. We did return again to sample more beers and an excellent...More

Thank Johnthewhit
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Nice range of beers, mainly Skinners, but wider than their normal range. When we went it was filling up with ordinary locals waiting for the band to mike up.Altogether a nice, unpretentious atmosphere, and I was getting ready to choose a second drink when the...More

Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Ate here once, food was OK. We call in fairly often after the pictures & my big problem with this place is that the ONLY cider on offer is a small selection of weird vinegary flat scrumpies. Not even a bottle of Magners on offer....More

Thank Ros S
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This was our favourite pub in Truro. Dark, traditional and atmospheric. They sell an excellent range of Skinners beers as well as a good selection of traditional ciders and perries. We particularly enjoyed the Monday night jam session featuring competent local musicians playing some decent...More

Thank argybargy213
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Oh wow such a amazing place,they make you feel welcome .Such lovely charm.If have time,make sure you find this interesting pub.

Thank davidandrews654
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Called in for drinks after dinner on a Friday night. Busy but relaxed, plenty of ales and drinks on offer, including craft beers. Hadnt anticipated the peanut shells covering the floor, but all added to the experience. Service ok and an enjoyable few drinks.

Thank Go_Home_James
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This place has been tweaked and touched up over time but never has it been changed. There are adverts from the 1980s inside and yet it isn’t in any way shabby. The beer quality is simply stunning. I’ve never seen such clear pints. The latest...More

Thank AnotherHappyWanderer
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Response from Jamie M | Property representative |
15 June 2015|
Response from 159robinl | Property representative |
Hi Neill, Firstly, thanks very much for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us and we strongly believe that we have a strong product here, offering great local produce cooked in a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:15
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Quay Street, Truro TR1 2HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Truro District  >  Truro
  • Phone Number: +44 1872 271122
  • E-mail
The Old Ale House is a proper Cornish pub in the heart of Truro & is the Brewery Tap for Skinner's Brewery. Great local ciders also available. Sample the ales and ciders with our tasting trays. Live music every Saturday with the best of Cornish talent, also Jam night every Monday. Monkey nuts still very much an essential part of the Bar!
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