Old Ale House Food and Music Festival

Everyone’s invited to celebrate the start of summer as we throw open our doors for a party at our inaugural Food and Music Festival.

From Friday 17 July to Sunday 19 July, we’ll be serving food throughout the day from noon until 9pm and there’ll be live music every evening. The one and only Betty Stogs will also be on hand to compere proceedings at what promises to be a weekend of fun, food and cracking entertainment.

Steve Skinner, Head Brewer, said: ‘The plan is to hold a series Food and Music Festivals throughout the year, in Summer, Winter and Spring. They’ll each mark and celebrate the changing of the seasons and the corresponding changing of our carefully planned menu to reflect food that’s currently in season.’

Seasonal food specials for summer include Summer vegetable broth, seasonal Panzanella Salad and summer leaves and berries to accompany dishes.

Chris Griffin, River Cottage consultant, said, ‘Top-class food, awesome music and pints of the finest Cornish ale – this is a toast to local producers, skilled chefs and the Cornish elements for giving us all our wonderful ingredients. A true celebration of summer.’

Music across the weekend includes folk, indie rock and blues from Tom Elliot, jazz from the Kimberly Oram Duo and acoustic pedal-loop antics with the excellent Polly Money.

Kickin’ country blues and swamp boogie band The Hoodle will headline on Friday, while Saturday brings the latin-funk rhythms of Tumbao to the stage.

Full line-up details:

Friday 17 July
5-7pm Guy Rosewarne, acoustic rock duo
7-9pm Tom Elliott, solo acoustic (main bar)
7-9pm Polly Money, gentle modern solo, (upstairs)
9-11pm Tumbao, cajun rhythym

Saturday 18 July
1-3pm Joe Francis, folk and blues
3 -5 pm Jess Lawson, modern acoustic
5-7pm Joss White, solo acoustic
7-9pm Mikki Berg, classic covers (main bar)
7-9pm Kimberley Oram, jazz (upstairs)
9.30-11.30pm The Hoodle, kicking country blues

Sunday 19 July
1-3pm Roger Heathers and guest Sam Sweeney, acoustic singer-songwriters
3-5pm The 3 Amigos, Cornish session musicians