The Old Ale House is a proper Cornish pub in Truro. We serve the best locally-brewed beers and delicious seasonal food.

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Fabulous, seasonal dishes

brought to you by River Cottage

Lovingly created by the good people at Skinner’s and our River Cottage trained chefs, our dishes are inspired by our fine ales and use only the best locally-sourced ingredients.

Our menu includes grazing food, heart-warming mains and platters to share. All perfect beer partners.

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Heligan Honey smoked beef brisket flatbread

Fine ales and craft ciders

brought to you by Skinner’s

A bottle and glass containing River Cottage EPA beer

One of the great things about beer, ale and cider is the variety. At the Old Ale House we celebrate this. Whether you choose one of our fuller-flavoured ales, craft ciders or speciality beers, you can count on us to serve you the perfect pint.

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Good times for all

Music and events at The Old Ale House

Live music

Acoustic guitar

Friday night is band night with acts playing from Cornwall and beyond on our HopStore stage.

Foodie events

Soup and beer

Regular foodie events throughout the year include beer and food matching classes, producer evenings and chef talks.

Guest brewers


Our guest brewers love to talk. Listen to their tales of brewing at one of our Beer School tasting nights.