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FAL PLAY A family day out on the river
GOOD GRUB CLUB The foodie pubs loved by locals WARM WELCOME Summer fun in the city
Your new Waitrose Truro opens on 16 June Everything we do goes into everything you taste. That’s why we only work with farmers we know and trust. When you visit your new Waitrose you’ll find everything you need for dinner with friends, plus handy services like John Lewis Click & collect. You’ll also be able to visit the Great Cornish Food Store right next door. It’s dedicated to showcasing the best in locally sourced food and drink.
You’ll find us at Tregurra Park, TR1 1RH. waitrose.com/truro
to summer in Truro
Heatwave or no heatwave, we wouldn’t miss the high season in the UK’s most southerly city. There’s a relaxed buzz about the piazza and shopper-friendly streets of the city centre as stores keep their doors open all day and the coffee shops, cafes and restaurants spill out into the sunshine. It’s a time for walks along the riverside, brass bands in Victoria Gardens and unpacking a picnic in one of Truro’s award-winning parks. And should a cloud or two appear, there’s just as much to do undercover. Escape to the Austrian Alps with Maria and the von Trapps in The Sound of Music, the centrepiece of a packed summer season at Hall For Cornwall. Catch up with the Bloodhound Supersonic Car when an interactive replica is unveiled at the Royal Cornwall Museum. And don’t miss a site-specific installation at Truro Cathedral by acclaimed artist Imran Qureshi. A warm welcome awaits in our great little city. Cover story A floppy hat, a long drink and a friend for company… The alfrescoinspired cover image for our summer issue was created by local illustrator Rose Darling. For more information on everything Truro, visit: www.visittruro.org.uk / www.enjoytruro.co.uk
2 EAT INNS Truro’s new generation of foodie pubs
26 CHEF’S TABLE Dine like an A-lister at Mannings
5 SUMMER IN THE CITY Ideas for a dazzling day out
29 (IN)SPIRED Cool things to see and do at Truro Cathedral
10 TRURO TREND The city’s annual fashion week
32 SUMMER EVENTS What’s on in summer 2016
12 GET ACTIVE TRURO A fitness festival for all ages and abilities
37 FOUR PAWS Fun in the sun with your favourite pooch
14 CATHEDRAL LANE Discover this tucked-away shopping parade
41 BE PART OF THE ADVENTURE Summer shows at the Royal Cornwall Museum
16 SUMMER LOVING Must-have fashion accessories for the season 18 SUPERIOR INTERIORS Truro’s home makeover suppliers and specialists 22 A FERRY NICE DAY Floating down the River Fal 24 HALL FOR CORNWALL A sizzling summer season
44 LICK YOUR LIPS! The Great Cornish Food Festival and Store 48 FOOD AND DRINK Restaurants, cafes and everything foodie 62 TRAVEL INFORMATION Getting to Truro and finding your way around the city
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SUMMER IS THE TIME FOR FOODIE PUBS. HERE’S FOUR OF THE BEST FOR QUAFFING AND SCOFFING 2
Far left and top left The Old Ale House Left The Rising Sun Above Old School Bar & Kitchen
The Thomas Daniell
The Old Ale House
Reborn in June 2015 as a friendly, relaxed gastropub with a cool, creative vibe, The Thomas Daniell has quickly built up a loyal following with its modern take on classic hearty dishes. The independent, familyrun pub on Infirmary Hill has a style all its own, with quirky lighting, artistic focal points and scrubbed wooden tables.
It may have a traditional name, but The Old Ale House is reinventing typical pub grub with a fresh flair, using local, seasonal produce, sustainable fish and meat from higher-welfare farms. Pick your favourite from the new menu: fish and chips (featuring curried peas), sausage and mash, burgers, Primrose Herd pork chops and 30-day, dry-aged Cornish sirloin steak.
Opening at 10am, The Thomas Daniell serves breakfast (including a full English, Eggs Benedict and French toast), lunch and dinner seven days a week. Among the highlights are raclette (for sharing), Fish and Chip Fridays and a sumptuous Sunday lunch with slow-cooked roasts available from 12 till 8. There’s a £5 menu for the kids or, if you’re out with friends, a cocktail flight taster board with matching bar snacks.
There’s a fresh, home-grown approach to the ale, as well. This is the Skinner’s Brewery Tap, serving the full range of Skinner’s beers, brewed in Truro with Cornish barley, just a five-minute walk away. The craft ciders are local, as well, from the Cornwall Cider Company. There’s a strong brewery theme: upstairs is The Hop Store restaurant, serving the same menu in a dining room setting.
Thomas Daniell 1 Infirmary Hill www.tdtruro.com
The Old Ale House 7 Quay Street www.old-ale-house.co.uk
The Rising Sun
Old School Bar & Kitchen
The Rising Sun is a warm and inviting pub just up Mitchell Hill, minutes away from Truro city centre. Recently fully refurbished, it has a growing reputation for serving delicious food from a varied menu with a fine-dining mindset. Hands-on owner Tom Hannon is a dedicated chef and passionate about using the best quality local ingredients, changing dishes and menus regularly to suit what’s in season.
There’s nothing school-dinner-like about the familyrun Old School Bar & Kitchen, despite its setting in a former Victorian school in Mount Hawke, a few miles to the west of Truro. No cold custard here: the menu of high-quality traditional dishes gets top marks. There’s a bulging specials board, too, to reflect the use of local, seasonal produce, with up to five starters and the same number of mains, refreshed every few days.
This is a proper local pub, though, with a traditional bar at the front offering an extensive wine list and a wide range of gins, as well as classic bar snacks such as pork scratchings – homemade, of course. The Rising Sun was highly commended in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016, Tourism Pub of the Year.
The conversion has produced a choice of dining areas, including a sunny terrace at the front, and preserved original features such as the fireplaces and floorboards. Blackboard signage, vintage class photos and old school wooden desks add fun references to the building’s past.
The Rising Sun Mitchell Hill www.risingsuntruro.co.uk
Old School Bar & Kitchen Mount Hawke www.osbk.co.uk
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SUMMER in the city YOU WON’T FIND A BRITISH CITY FURTHER SOUTH THAN TRURO. AND YOU WON’T FIND ONE BETTER SET UP FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS, EITHER. START HERE TO PLAN A DAZZLING DAY OUT IN OUR GREAT LITTLE CITY.
rom the pedestrian-friendly, cafe-cultured city centre to its riverside walks and award-winning, picnic-perfect gardens and parks, there’s no end of good reasons to spend a summer’s day in Truro. When the heat is on, you can enjoy shopping without dropping. Truro’s compact historic centre is perfect for a leisurely browse of top-name brands and fresh, independent outlets waiting to be discovered. Explore the summer collections at stores like The White Company, Jack Wills, Joules, Seasalt, JoJo Maman Bebe, White Stuff, Monsoon, Superdry, M&S and Debenhams, or seek out something unique at Magpie & Fox, Bishop Phillpott, The Vor Store, Plum, Preloved Boutique or vintage specialists Tootsie & Tiger.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, there’s the treat of the Truro Farmers’ Market on Lemon Quay, a feast of fresh fare from around the county: breads, cheeses, chocolate, cakes, flowers, plants and preserves, as well as the finest fish and meat to sling on the barbecue. Enjoy a delicious morsel as you meander around the stalls, take a pew in the piazza or settle at one of the city’s cafes; in the summer months, there are eateries around every corner offering outdoor seating, where you can kick back and order a coffee, a sandwich or something sweeter. 5
Summer is the time to book a place on a walking tour of the city and see the sights in the company of an expert guide. Learn about the locally-born historical and portrait painter, John Opie (aka the ‘Cornish Wonder’), and the city’s links with the Titanic, explorers and famous entertainers. Tours are free for children and leave from Visit Truro Tourist Information every Wednesday throughout the summer at 11am. The daily tours of Skinner’s Brewery on the banks of the Truro River are also great fun (for grown-ups!). When the sun’s out, there’s no better way of whiling away an hour or two than in one of the city’s award-winning parks and gardens. In 2015, Truro won gold in the national Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions category, and summer sees the city’s green spaces ablaze with colour. Take your pick from the formal landscapes and Sunday bandstand entertainment of Victoria Gardens and Boscawen Park, with its open spaces and new shipwreck-themed play area. There’s also free children’s entertainment every afternoon in August, except Sundays, from 2pm at Hendra Play Area (see page 33 for more details). Too much to do in one day? Then make a weekend or week of it. Book in at one of Truro’s stylish city-centre hotels, a family-run B&B or a self-catering cottage. Or get into the summer spirit and pitch up at one of the outstanding rural campsites for caravans, motor caravans and tents that ring Truro and offer a great base for exploring the city and its surrounding district. 6
Ain DRINK the sun
Hurrah, it’s summer! And what’s better than sitting in the sunshine, sipping on something cool and watching the world go by? Whatever you like in your glass, you’ve got to agree that the continental culture of alfresco refreshment is well worth adopting. Amanda Williams from Secret Truro tells us about her favourite local spots for a drink in the sun.
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You’re spoilt for choice on Truro’s Lemon Quay, as the MI Bar and the Hall For Cornwall Cafe both spill out onto the piazza during the summer. Huge umbrellas make this an ideal place in case the sun gets too fierce or, whisper it, there’s a passing shower.
If it’s an old-school Cornish pub you’re looking for, then look no further than The City Inn on Pydar Street. You can’t beat sitting in a pub garden, soaking up the sun, with a pint of local ale to quench the thirst. Oh, and you can bring your dog along, too!
If you’re wanting a little trip further out of the centre, then pop along to Boscawen Park on Malpas Road for a bit of fresh air and a walk through the flower beds. To complete the park life experience, why not pull up a chair and watch the world go by with a cool beer at Trennick Mill?
THE OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL
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THE HERON INN
It’s strange to think that this sunny courtyard in front of a school-turned-bar on St Mary’s Street was once home to hop-scotch and playground chatter between Latin and algebra lessons. Now the only critical thinking you’ll need to do is choose something from their delicious tapas and cocktails menu. Make mine an Espresso Martini!
You’ll find this gem in Castle Street and if a glass of fizz, accompanied by some freshly-caught seafood, takes your fancy, this is the place for you. Its south-facing terrace is perfect for soaking up some rays. Enjoy host Valerie’s warm welcome and look out for their special jazz and seafood afternoons running throughout summer.
For the ultimate sundowner, you can’t beat the Heron Inn at Malpas. Reach it by hopping in the car or taking a pleasant evening stroll along the Truro River. Sit and watch the boats bobbing on the tide and spot the herons on the opposite shore of Old Kea while you enjoy an evening drink.
VICTORIA GARDENS BAND CONCERTS
Take a procession of brass bands, throw in the occasional wind orchestra and saxophone quartet, and you have a perfect summer of traditional British bandstand entertainment in the park. Load up with a picnic and enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon in Victoria Gardens, just a stroll from the city centre and with grandstand views of Truroâ€™s soaring viaduct. Every Sunday throughout the summer, from 2.30pm to 4pm, different bands from across the county will be bringing their own sound to the bandstand surrounded by lush lawns and colourful flowerbeds. Thereâ€™s plenty of seating and vital refreshments are served in the tea hut. Entry is free.
ST ERTH CONCERT BAND
PORTHLEVEN TOWN BAND
CITY OF TRURO WIND ORCHESTRA
WEST CORNWALL CONCERT BAND
CAMBORNE YOUTH BAND
29th HELSTON TOWN BAND
19th ST STYTHIANS BAND
26th GWEEK SILVER BAND
10th MOUNT CHARLES BAND
17th CITY OF TRURO BAND
24th CAMBORNE TOWN BAND
FOUR TUNES SAXOPHONE QUARTET
14th REDRUTH TOWN BAND
31st INDIAN QUEENS BAND
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BUGLE SILVER BAND
28th ST NEWLYN EAST BAND
TRURO TREND 3-9 October
Cathedral catwalk to return with boutiques and brands
ruro Trend, the city’s annual fashion week, is set to turn heads again this October.
The week-long event is organised by Totally Truro Business Improvement District (BID) and highlights some of the best boutiques and brands in the city. This annual fashion week celebrates the quality and variety of fashion and beauty businesses in our great little city. An enviable range of independent stores, holding their own alongside better known high street labels, makes Truro a major draw for shoppers across Cornwall.
Many of Truro’s businesses take part in the event, ranging from the city’s newest womenswear boutiques to hair salons, shoe shops and perfumeries. In-store events will include mini-makeovers, live mannequin shows, exclusive canapé evenings, pop-up spas, jewellery valuations and daily discounts. The highlight of the week will be the return of the fashion show in Truro Cathedral on the evening of Wednesday, 5 October. For one night only, from 7pm, Truro Cathedral will be transformed into a fashionista’s dream, with a catwalk stretching the length of the nave. For more information, visit:
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GET ACTIVE TRURO
et ready, get set, go! Lemon Quay will be transformed into a sports and activity hub when the Get Active Truro festival presents an abundance of free activities, including come-and-try sessions, demonstrations and displays. The event, organised by Cornwall Sports Partnership, Totally Truro Business Improvement District (BID) and Truro City Council, is designed to support more people of all abilities in getting the recommended 30 minutes of activity, five days a week. Itâ€™s an ideal event for families to attend together to try something new. Activities to see and try take place from 10am to 4pm each day, and will include a climbing wall, rugby, hockey, taster fitness classes, BMX stunt display, archery, cricket, rounders, yoga, a traditional sports day, Swamp Circus, Healthwatch Cornwall and more. Follow Get Active Truro on Facebook for updates, or to see the daily schedule, visit: www.enjoytruro.co.uk/getactivetruro
CATHEDRAL LANE Tucked away between Boscawen Street and Truro Cathedral, the picture-perfect shopping parade of Cathedral Lane is blessed with a congregation of small independent retailers, each with their own unique vision. If you’re looking for great gift ideas, Bay Tree Home is a great place to start. The range of country and coastal-inspired home accessories includes stylish clocks, cushions, vases, bowls, candle holders, throws, tea towels, pebble doorstops, and homewares from Maxwell & Williams and Sophie Conran for Portmeirion.
Stop a while at Time Gone By, where it’s all about seconds, minutes and hours. The large selection of watches includes brands such as Seiko, Timex, Sekonda and Cannibal children’s watches, and the shop is packed with wall clocks, mantle clocks, carriage clocks, travel and alarm clocks. You can bring your clock or watch in for repair and have your watch battery changed in moments, while you wait. From a few minutes to a lifetime: Canary Blue creates bespoke engagement, wedding and eternity rings in any precious metal, set with any precious gemstone. And, for the ultimate romantic wedding gesture, couples can help fashion their own wedding ring in Canary Blue’s on-site workshop. You can have your jewellery repaired, resized, refurbished or
The Vor Store has established itself as a locals’ favourite for mid-range women’s fashions and accessories. On-trend staples from well-known brands such as French Connection, Great Plains, Vero Moda and Danish label Nümph hang alongside fresh creations from up-and-coming designers.
recycled, and the shop stocks a range of silver, pearl and dress jewellery, as well as pre-owned watches. In fact, Cathedral Lane is something of a jewellery quarter. A behind-the-scenes workshop at Cathedral Jewellers carries out bespoke commissions, repairs, polishing and restoration, as well as engraving and re-stringing. On display is a selection of exquisite diamond and gem set jewellery in platinum, gold and silver.
Follow your nose to Scentstore for a wide range of designer perfume and aftershave, often at less than duty-free prices. You’ll find fragrances from Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Yves Saint Laurent, plus cosmetics and skincare from Guerlain, and OPI nail products and nail polish. Finally, for art at affordable prices, Whistlefish is well worth a visit. After starting as a kitchen table enterprise in 1996, the company now has 11 galleries across the south-west selling an original collection of greeting cards and artwork. Browse a wide selection of work by local artists, hand-framed at Whistlefish’s own workshop.
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Accessories to get hot and bothered about
1. STRAW TRILBY The summer’s musthave accessory: this straw trilby hat (£14) by Vero Moda is perfect for looking stylish at a festival or on the beach. You’ll find a selection of cool hats, including foldaway sun hats from French Connection, and fashion-forward clothing labels at The Vor Store. The Vor Store 7 Cathedral Lane
2. HUMMINGBIRD WATCH Discover Olivia Burton’s vintage-inspired fashion timepieces, such as this Hummingbird watch (£80), at Magpie & Fox, a contemporary womenswear boutique brimming with chic clothing and accessories from labels that are hard to find elsewhere in Cornwall.
3. SILK SCARF Handmade in silk, this blue and white scarf with pink pom-poms (£100) is by British brand Mercy Delta, known for their vibrant silk shirts. These are available at Bishop Phillpott, a designer boutique with a combination of wellestablished brands and smaller independent labels.
Magpie & Fox 109 Kenwyn Street www.magpieandfoxshop.co.uk
Bishop Phillpott 24 New Bridge Street www.bishopphillpott.co.uk
4. SUMMER COLOUR This standout leather bag (£67.50) and purse (£29), plus long crystal pendant necklace (£25), are from a range at Inhabit, which also boasts homewares, games and gifts, and fun, personalised products, including mugs, posters and greetings cards. Inhabit Green Street Mews, Green Street
5. LEATHER ESPADRILLES Put your best foot forward in these pink leather espadrilles (£75) by Seven Boot Lane, from Plum Boutique in Nalders Court, selling exciting and wearable fashion brands. Plum now also stocks Inlight Organic Skincare, made on the Lizard Peninsula.
6. DAISY BLUSH Fragrances from the new Daisy Blush limited edition collection from Marc Jacobs can be found at Scentstore, which features a range of top brand perfumes and aftershaves. Fresh, fruity and floral – which one will you choose? Now 10% off, from £46.80.
Plum Boutique 6 Nalders Court www.plum.boutique
Scentstore 10-11 Cathedral Lane www.scentstore.co.uk
7. PEONY LOCKET A flower unfolds into bloom when revealed by the wearer in Victoria Walker’s new peony locket in 18ct yellow gold, 9ct rose gold and diamonds (price on application). Victoria specialises in fine, handmade, kinetic jewellery inspired by flowers and seed pods. Victoria Walker Jewellery Top Floor, Princes House, Princes Street www.vwjewellery.co.uk
8. RETRO PICNICWARE Picnic in style with this melamine pitcher (£25) by Orla Kiely, featuring one of the designer’s signature 70s-style flower prints. Pick it up from Illustrated Living in Lemon Street Market, who stock a selection of covetable homewares and gifts. Illustrated Living Lemon Street Market www.illustratedliving.co.uk
Find indoor inspiration in Truro
SUPERIOR INTERIORS In need of a new look for your bedroom, living room or home office? Redecorating a second home or holiday let? You’ll find plenty of help and inspiration in Truro in the form of fabric, furniture and wallpaper stockists with associated interior design consultancy services. Pull on your overalls, roll up your sleeves and take your pick of the city’s makeover specialists.
Cotton Mills Interiors, tucked away in the People’s Palace off Pydar Street, offers a wide range of fabrics and wallpapers from brands such as Harlequin, Voyage, Colefax and Fowler, Cole & Son and Scion, as well as vast experience in helping customers achieve their desired look. The team specialises in interior design, and has carved a niche dealing with complex and unusual windows, making and fitting bespoke curtains, blinds and shutters. Carpets and wallpaper can be supplied and fitted, and you can also order a custom-sized rug to create a dramatic focal point. Look out for a new purpose-built Cotton Mills showroom and interior design studio off Charles Street in Truro at the end of 2016.
Uneeka Home on City Road is brimming with ethically-sourced furniture, lighting fixtures and components, one-off and limited edition pieces, vintage finds, upcycled items and rugs, throws and cushions. Their new interior design service harnesses the talents of a hand-picked team of local, independent interior designers. Uneeka will assess your requirements, budget and interiors style and recommend a designer to suit, enabling a personalised, expert approach.
For those all-important finishing touches Uneeka Life on Boscawen Street is packed full of quirky lifestyle accessories, and has the added bonus of a cool cafe upstairs for when you need a break from all the visualising and mood boards.
Truro Fabrics on Calenick Street is a large fabric and haberdashery store stocking dress and craft fabrics, wools, embroidery threads, ribbons and more, but also houses a soft furnishings department offering made-to-measure curtains and blinds with a fitting service, plus custom cushions and upholstery. You’ll find a large selection of furnishing fabric brands, including Sanderson, as well as exclusive Liberty Art fabrics and a range of plush Liberty cushions. And while you’re there, be sure to pick up some eco-friendly Little Greene paint samples to test out at home and browse the brand’s luxury wallpaper books.
Elsewhere, Interior Dynamics offers an interior design service from its showroom in The Roundhouse on St Austell Street, where you can view designer fabrics such as Designers Guild, Zoffany and ROMO. Camellia Interiors’ newly-opened showroom and coffee shop, The Eatery, are in Fairmantle Street. You can select fabrics, wallpapers and Farrow & Ball paints, access a complete interior design service, and enjoy tasty, healthy food in stylish surroundings. Whether you’re going boho, coastal, minimalist or modern vintage, you’ll find a wealth of interiors expertise in Truro ready to make more of your decor, plus a cornucopia of independent homewares shops to help complete your look.
New design showroom ‘Camellia’ and lifestyle coffee shop, ‘The Eatery’ The team of designers at Newquay-based design practice Camellia Interiors have expanded their business to Truro with the opening of a new design showroom and lifestyle coffee shop.
Elaine Skinner, Design Director at Camellia Interiors, says:
decorating project and need help, then Camellia is your answer. Just book an appointment in our showroom for free and we will give you advice on creating a unique Farrow & Ball look.
The new Truro premises will house The Eatery, a lifestyle coffee shop boasting quality coffee and nutritious lunches. The menu, with food freshly prepared on-site daily, will consist of fresh smoothies, salads, open sandwiches and amazing cakes to take away or eat in.
“We hope to create a relaxed environment where the public can enjoy being immersed Customers can choose from iconic brands such in design. We’re encouraging passers-by and as Farrow & Ball, Cole and Son, Zoffany and the clients to pop into the showroom any time, Little Greene Paint Company, in a relaxed and browse fantastic products and chat with stylish environment. You can buy paint off the shelf or have it mixed on the spot with in-house colour our interior designers – ultimately helping to bring design visions to life.” consultancy. So, if you find yourself stuck with a
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isit Truro’s Lemon Quay today, and you would be hard pressed to imagine it as a working harbour: busy, dirty, smelly, full of swearing sailors and clanking machinery. But so it was, and I love to imagine the matelots running through the city’s many ‘opes’, having made the most of shore leave before their ship set sail again. The Truro river, a tributary of the Fal, is no longer navigable this far up, at least not to large vessels. However, you can enjoy a leisure trip in the direction of Falmouth, courtesy of Enterprise Boats. It’s a wonderful day out, whether with the family or with visitors, and is without a doubt one of my favourite things to do in the summer, especially on a warm, sunny day. Today, the river is a tranquil haven for pleasure boats and wildlife – I’ve done this trip on many occasions, and I’m sure I’ve seen a heron every single time. You’ll also glimpse the beautiful Tregothnan estate, a historic vehicle ferry (the King Harry, established in 1888) and working oyster beds; and with Falmouth being the third deepest natural
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harbour in the world, there are usually a few vessels of jaw-dropping size moored up with a tale or two to tell. You can rely on the knowledgeable Enterprise crew to ensure you don’t miss a thing, thanks to the commentary and an ability to answer most off-the-cuff questions. If leaving from Truro, passengers gather at the Enterprise offices on Town Quay, by Morlaix Avenue. Depending on the tide, you might embark here or board a double decker bus (surely a highlight for little people) and travel down to the jetties at Malpas. If you fancy walking there or back, you could even enjoy a pint with a riverside view at The Heron, surely one of Cornwall’s most picturesquely situated pubs. It’s well worth investing in a Family Fal Mussel Card, which entitles two adults and three children unlimited travel on ferry, train or bus, for one to six days. Ferries also stop at Trelissick, where you can disembark and visit one of the loveliest National Trust properties in Cornwall – formerly home to the Copeland family, it has beautiful gardens, as well as five miles of dog-friendly parkland, woodland and waterside walks.
You can often sail direct from Truro to St Mawes, for some genteel supping or shopping, and from there can catch the petite St Mawes Ferry to Falmouth, or the even more bijou Place ferry, which is popular with South West Coast Path walkers as it takes them to the Place peninsula, saving a day’s walk around the creek. Our favourite trip took us all the way to Falmouth, where we got off at the Prince of Wales pier and walked through town to Harbour Lights, purveyor of fine fish and chips. The restaurant is especially popular with
families as the children’s lunches arrive in a seaside bucket – if they finish, they get to choose a spade to go with it. Cue clean plates all round. We had just enough time for a bit of shopping – vintage clothing and second-hand books being our particular poison – before heading back to the boat and back down the river to Truro. A fine day out – the only question is, when to plan the next one?
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Thriller Live King Lear The Sound of Music Dinosaur Zoo The Complete Deaths The Bowie Experience
From multi-award winning drama to the best in family entertainment and all-time music heroes, Hall For Cornwall’s sizzling summer season has something for everyone. Hall For Cornwall’s summer season sees a brilliant line-up of first-class entertainment, from the timeless family classic The Sound of Music with its unforgettable score to the legendary British actor Michael Pennington leading a distinguished cast in an epic new interpretation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, King Lear. The Sound of Music (9-13 August) arrives at HFC in a magnificent new production. It’s a wonderfully lavish new re-telling of the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWII. In the role of Maria is Lucy O’Byrne, fresh from her success on BBC One’s The Voice, and British Soap Awards Villain of the Year 2012 Andrew Lancel plays Captain von Trapp. 24
HALL FOR CORNWALL Sizzles this summer Moonwalking into town direct from London’s West End, Thriller Live (11-16 July) is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the astonishing career of Michael Jackson. Experience over two hours of non-stop hits as you’re taken on an electrifying journey through the magic of the entertainer’s time at the top. Back by public demand is Dinosaur Zoo (4 and 5 June). From cute baby dinos to teeth-
gnashing giants, marvel and interact with extraordinary life-like dinosaurs, including a new Tyrannosaurus Rex, in this imaginative and hilarious live show. But watch out. Not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem...
As well as a wealth of family entertainment, there’s drama for more grown-up audiences. Leading physical comedy company Spymonkey bring their
The Day (29 July), which returns with a brand new show featuring a sensational line-up of classic hits. Plus, HFC welcomes worldclass live jazz from The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars (23 June) led by the club’s musical director, and celebrating the club’s rise from a local basement bar to the internationally-acclaimed jazz venue it is today.
5 dark, edgy and witty theatre to HFC with their criticallyacclaimed The Complete Deaths (31 May and 1 June), re-enacting all 75 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare – sometimes lingeringly, sometimes messily, sometimes movingly, sometimes musically and always hysterically! The Bard’s greatest tragedy, King Lear (13-18 June), is given an epic new interpretation by a distinguished cast led by one of the UK’s foremost classical actors, Michael Pennington, in the title
role. This first-class production marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and is part of an extensive national tour. Producer Bill Kenwright presents Rehearsal For Murder (18-23 July), a new production from The Classic Thriller Theatre Company and written by legendary writing team, Levinson and Link, whose TV work includes Murder, She Wrote and Columbo. Other favourites coming our way include Birmingham Royal Ballet (17 and 18 May) and That’ll Be
The season also includes a homage to the late, great David Bowie with a spectacular concert, The Bowie Experience (28 May), a journey of sound and vision through his golden years, from Space Oddity to Let’s Dance.
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CHEF’S TABLE AT MANNINGS Choose the menu, pick the wines and dine like a true celebrity.
f you’re thinking of celebrating a special occasion with a meal out for friends or family, there’s now a new way to make it even more of an event.
Top restaurants up and down the country are introducing private spaces set apart from the main dining area to serve guests a memorable and exclusive culinary event. You can now sample the same celebrity-style treatment in the centre of Truro when you book the new Chef’s Table wining and dining experience at Mannings.
It’s something rather special. Once a month, the Mannings team, led by a head chef who has cooked for the Rolling Stones and Formula One teams, among others, will concoct a one-off bespoke tasting menu of six courses or more for their Chef’s Table customers. When you book, the restaurant will arrange to meet with you to discuss your menu, which can follow any culinary theme: British classics, Mediterranean, Asian, it’s up to you. They’ll also invite you to a wine tasting to help prepare a hand-picked wine and drinks list to accompany the sumptuous spread. On the evening itself, you’ll all meet the head chef for cocktails and enjoy your fantasy feast in the top section of the Mannings restaurant. The area is set up for 10 to 12 diners, and you can book on a date of your choice from Sunday to Thursday (not in December). With only one Chef’s Table a month, though, you’d better be quick!
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Mannings has a reputation for dining with a difference… A cosmopolitan hub in the heart of Truro, Mannings offers innovative menus inspired by a variety of cultures, combined with fresh Cornish produce. The new Mannings 4-6 menu is a daily changing selection of specials, promoting two courses for just £16 and served between 4pm-6pm every day. Whether shopping in Truro, visiting the local theatre or simply catching up with good friends, good food is only a step away, across the cobbles of Lemon Quay. Fresh fish, local vegetables and of course, the renowned Mannings steak, cooked to perfection, all feature as signature staples throughout the day and evening, and with Asian influences on the 4-6 menu providing a provocative twist on the classics, why not accompany with a cocktail or two? Delicious local cuisine, great service and cocktails shaken or stirred, make Mannings your destination for a culinary trip around the continent, featuring the very best from Cornwall. Mannings… creating delicious dishes in the city for over 20 years…
COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF WINE The new Mannings ‘4 Till 6’ menu is only £16 for two courses. Bring along this article when trying the new menu to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with your meal. www. manningshotels.co.uk | 01872 247 900
THINGS TO SEE AND DO AT TRURO CATHEDRAL THIS SUMMER
Truro Cathedral stands at the heart of Cornwall’s great little city and provides a major focus for visitors. Whether it’s the stunning architecture, varied and vibrant range of events, beautiful stained glass or simply the open and peaceful space, there’s an appeal that’s hard to resist. Put it on your ‘must-do’ list and enjoy one of the most iconic buildings in the county.
TRURO CATHEDRAL CHOIR SUMMER CONCERT Saturday, 18 June at 5pm
MOTHERS’ UNION FREE FAMILY FUN DAY Thursday, 18 August from 10am-3pm
Truro Cathedral’s renowned choir performs music from the UK and USA in a tour-de-force programme that offers a glimpse of the choral music being written on both sides of the Atlantic in the 20th century.
Whatever the weather, the Mothers’ Union family fun day is the place to be. Inside the cathedral, there will be games, crafts, competitions, a bouncy castle and lots more fun to be had… and it’s all free!
Tickets are £12 (under-18s free), from Hall For Cornwall Box Office: 01872 262466.
IMRAN QURESHI ART INSTALLATION 25 June – 14 July, Monday – Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm This summer, Truro Cathedral, in collaboration with Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in Penzance, will host a major exhibition of work by awardwinning Pakistani artist, Imran Qureshi. The installation in the cathedral will be vast in scale, occupying much of the south aisle and spilling into the nave. Photo courtesy: the artist, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, and Corvi-Mora, London
FREE GUIDED TOURS OF TRURO CATHEDRAL Monday – Thursday, 11am (excluding Bank Holidays) Take a free guided tour with one of the cathedral’s expert guides who will lead you on a journey through this incredible building and reveal fascinating facts and stories about its history, architecture and treasures.
CATHEDRAL RESTAURANT AND COFFEE SHOP
SIGN-A-SLATE ROOF APPEAL Monday – Saturday, 10am-3pm
The tours are run on a first-come, first-served basis. Occasionally, tours may be cancelled at short notice. Dedicated private tours for groups are also available. To check tours are running or to pre-book, phone 01872 276782.
Join thousands of people who have literally made their mark on history by writing on the reverse of one of the building’s new roof slates. The Truro Cathedral Roof Appeal aims to replace 60,000 slates in a £3.2m project. See www.tcroofappeal.org. uk for further details.
FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Various dates throughout summer (see www.trurocathedral.org.uk)
FREE FRIDAY ORGAN RECITALS Fridays, 1.10pm
The cathedral’s superb acoustic provides the perfect setting for the programme of free, informal lunchtime concerts featuring pianists, orchestral groups and community choirs.
The cathedral welcomes some of the best organists in the UK for weekly organ recitals on the Father Willis organ.
Monday – Friday, 8.30am-3.30pm Saturday 9.30am-3.30pm Delicious freshly-prepared food in wonderful surroundings. Pop in for a coffee and cake or something more substantial. A scrumptious Cornish cream tea will nicely round off your visit to Cornwall’s cathedral.
CATHEDRAL SHOP Monday – Saturday, 10am-4.30pm (5pm in the summer months) A trip to the cathedral shop will reward you with an array of gifts and souvenirs, including ceramics, glassware, jewellery, crafts, candles, books and CDs.
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ENTERPRISE BOATS CLASSIC RIVER TRIPS
Up to 6 sailings a day departing Truro Town Quay Calling at Trelissick, Falmouth & St Mawes For more information call 01326 741 194 or www.falriver.co.uk/enterprise Running between 21st March and 31st October
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Free Entry Fantastic Choral worship with one of the best Choirs in the country Stunning architecture Busy events programme of concerts, recitals, lectures and exhibitions Biggest stained glass project ever Take part in ‘Sign-A-Slate’ and make your mark on history Free guided tours and organ recitals Superb restaurant and shop Cornish Saints in wood, glass and stone The home of Nine Lessons and Carols
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Fal River Festival This popular community festival includes events varying from music and drama, the arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming and walking.
Friends of Furniss Island Fun Day Furniss Island Enjoy a free family fun day with a Punch and Judy show, a bouncy castle and other entertainment in this community garden. www.visittruro.org.uk
Summertime – Songs and Jazz in the Garden National Trust Trelissick Bring a picnic and something to sit on and join St Mary’s Singers and a jazz pianist as they entertain you with a concert on the main lawn.
Solstice Health and WellBeing Fayre Lemon Quay Health and well-being fayre with a wide range of stalls, exhibitors, therapists, healing products and educational materials. www.solsticefayre.co.uk
Live at the Lily Penrose Water Gardens The Truro Lions Club presents an afternoon of music in aid of Children’s Hospice South West, including the Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra and hosted by BBC Radio Cornwall’s Daphne Skinnard. www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/ trurolions
Garden Truro Lemon Quay
Truro’s annual gardening festival with show gardens, stalls, exhibitors and gardening experts. www.visittruro.org.uk
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AUGUST (MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS 2-4.30PM)
Life’s a Dream from Miracle Theatre National Trust Trelissick Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre presents Life’s a Dream, an epic fable of love, war and destiny, based on Calderón’s most famous play. www.miracletheatre.co.uk
Children’s Entertainment Hendra Play Area Come along for a variety of free children’s entertainment in the park, such as Punch and Judy shows, magicians, clowns and bouncy castles. Mondays 2-4.30pm 1, 8, 15 and 22 August Professor James Gordon, Punch and Judy Tuesdays 2-4.30pm 2, 9, 16 and 23 August Harry Kazzam, magician and entertainer Wednesdays 2-4.30pm 10, 17 and 24 August Coz the Clown
The Man Engine Lemon Quay The UK’s largest-ever mechanical puppet, an 11 metre-high steampowered giant, reaches Truro on a two-week journey across Cornwall, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
Thursdays 2-4.30pm 4, 11, 18 and 25 August Mr Wacky, clown and magic Fridays 2-4.30pm 5, 12, 19 and 26 August Jules the Fun Mum Saturdays 2-4.30pm 6, 13, 20 and 27 August CAW Bouncy Castles www.visittruro.org.uk
National Play Day and Playfest Boscawen Park Truro City Council, in association with Swamp Circus Trust and Kernow Live, presents two days of fit, fun and family-friendly activities, including circus shows, dance workshops, live music, a fun fair and story-telling. Day one is also National Play Day, with children’s entertainment from 11am. www.visittruro.org.uk www.play-fest.co.uk
Get Active Truro Lemon Quay Lemon Quay will be transformed into a sports and activity hub when the Get Active Truro festival presents free activities that include come-and-try sessions, demonstrations and displays. www.enjoytruro.co.uk/ getactivetruro
SUMMER AND AUTUMN EVENTS
Truro Day Boscawen Park
Truro comes together to celebrate the community with live entertainment and fun activities for all the family.
The Magnificent Three from Miracle Theatre Boscawen Park Don’t miss Miracle Theatre’s rootin’-tootin’, finger-clickin’, quick-draw slinging Spaghetti Western adventure… Yeehaw! www.miracletheatre.co.uk
Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show Interiors Market Lemon Quay This interiors event hosts Cornwall’s best designers, suppliers and makers of fine furniture, art, ceramics, blankets, rugs, glassware and soft furnishings. www.cornwallhomeshow.co.uk
An annual celebration of Cornwall’s diversity and inclusivity, with a parade, picnic in the park and pride party. www.cornwallpride.com
Great Cornish Food Festival Lemon Quay A three-day gastro extravaganza dedicated to Cornish food and drink, with more than 100 food experts and chefs. www.greatcornishfood.co.uk
Cornwall Pride Lemon Quay and Victoria Gardens
Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival Penhallow A charming Cornish party with some big live bands, a groovy silent disco, camping, hot tubs, feast evenings, secret cider walks and tractor rides. www.cornwallciderfestival.co.uk
The city’s annual fashion week, including a fashion show in Truro Cathedral on the evening of 5 October. www.enjoytruro.co.uk/trurotrend 34
Charity Bonfire Night Tremorvah Playing Field Annual bonfire and fireworks display with glowsticks, sparklers and a selection of hot food, snacks and treats. 23 NOVEMBER
Reindeer Parade, Santa Fun Run and Late-Night Shopping A Christmas procession of reindeer, followed by a latenight charity Santa Fun Run. Late-night shopping in Truro is on 30 November and 7, 14 and 21 December. 30 NOVEMBER-04 DECEMBER
Truro City of Lights City of Lights, Truro’s midwinter lantern festival, sees a dazzling procession of handmade lanterns float through the streets, held aloft by local artists, school children and youth and community groups. The event includes the Truro Christmas lights switch-on.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair Lemon Quay
DECEMBER 13-18 DECEMBER
Truro Victorian Christmas Market Lemon Quay This popular festive event has the feel of a Victorian street market. See the stallholders in their period costumes, sample their wares, pick up some unique gifts and join in a few Christmas carols.
An impressive array of Cornish crafts and food will be on display at this annual Christmas fair.
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FOUR PAWS DON’T LET YOUR POOCH MISS OUT ON THE SUMMER FUN! HERE’S A QUICK WALKIES THROUGH TRURO’S MOST FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO.
Head to Truro’s main green open space, Boscawen Park, on the banks of the Truro River, with its dedicated dog exercise area and attractive riverside walk. You can get there on foot from the city centre down Malpas Road along the river. Take a leisurely stroll through the city’s Victoria Gardens with your dog on a lead. Designed and created in 1898 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, the gardens span a steep south-facing slope and in typical late-19th century style feature a pattern of trees and shrubs interlaced with paths and flower beds. A large 18-acre site with an expanse of parkland and wildlife, Daubuz Moor, just off Moresk Road, is a haven for dogwalkers. Gifted to the city by Reverend Enys in 1977, it now acts as a nature reserve to improve habitats for all kinds of wildlife.
Managed by the Forestry Commission, Idless Woods offers a large area of mixed woodland and is an ideal stamping ground for dog-walkers, horse-riders and orienteering groups. There are large tracks and off-piste paths that trail through towering trees, and the remains of an Iron Age fort. The National Trustâ€™s Trelissick Garden is a tranquil garden hidden on the banks of the Fal with magnificent woodland trees and far-reaching maritime views. Although guide dogs are the only ones allowed in the gardens, the estate has miles of woodland walks and open parkland that dogs of every kind can enjoy. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick Truro is the perfect city centre to visit with a pooch in tow. Dogs are allowed into many of the shops and selected eateries, including the Falmouth Bay Seafood Cafe on Castle Street, which welcomes dogs in the restaurant or garden between 12pm and 3pm, and The Caff, a new rustic-style cafe upstairs at the Cornish Food Box Company in Walsingham Place.
Hop on board an Enterprise Boat for a trip downriver to Falmouth or St Mawes, passing maritime locations, landmarks and historic houses, with a commentary from the captain. Dogs are welcome on leads. www.falriver.co.uk Merchant House on Falmouth Road is the ideal hotel for a city-centre break and welcomes hounds big and small. Rooms for dog-owning guests can be equipped with bowls and treats, and the hotel provides you with a doggy pack when you arrive, detailing all the best places to take your pooch. Merchant House has recently installed a dog wash, and has a dogfriendly lounge. Whatâ€™s more, dogs stay absolutely free! www.merchant-house.co.uk The Alverton, a stylish grade II-listed hotel on Tregolls Road, a five-minute walk from the city centre, offers dog-friendly rooms and has a sunny alfresco terrace, perfect for enjoying afternoon tea, and private gardens. www.thealverton.co.uk
Quality lifestyle, food and luxury products Lemon Street Market is a unique indoor shopping venue showcasing quality individual outlets with a vast selection of exciting products from bread and marinades to flowers, jewellery, craft and designer home wares. Split across two levels, the first floor features an art gallery with a fantastic selection of classic and contemporary Cornish art and craft and a cafe area to take in the wonderful works of art at your leisure. Below you can wander through a light and airy market space full of retail gems and coffee houses serving mouthwatering food and refreshments. Come and spend a while in this beautiful space, centrally located on Lemon Street with entrances beside the Plaza Cinema and next to Moorfield car park. Outlets include; Baker Tom, Illustrated Living, Oscars, Greenhouse, Pure Silver, Fig, Rosewood Florists, Lemonheads Barbers, Halzephron, Simply All Sorts, The Gallery Cafe and Lander Gallery. www.lemonstreetmarket.co.uk
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Delve into Cornish life and culture this summer at the Royal Cornwall Museum
t the Royal Cornwall Museum you can explore thousands of historical objects from Cornwall and the rest of the world, along with the county’s finest art collections. With exhibitions over the summer season ranging from an interactive replica supersonic car to monsters of all shapes and sizes, from X-ray art and sand drawings to watercolours created in the world’s wildernesses, there’s an adventure in store for everyone.
RCM is the only museum in Cornwall with a British Museum-supported Ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian permanent exhibition, along with a ceramics collection on loan from the V&A, and a world-renowned mineral collection. Activities for children include explorer backpacks, hands-on exhibits, family trails and make-it workshops. Not to be missed this summer:
METAMORPH – BOO BEAUMONT Running until 30 June
Born in Cornwall, Boo Beaumont is an acclaimed X-ray artist, film-maker and photographer. Her works are in many prestigious public and private collections worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery in London. RCM is showing her latest exhibition of innovative film and X-ray images.
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BLOODHOUND SUPERSONIC CAR 3 August to 30 October
Cornwall’s engineering past is being brought up to date with the arrival of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car which is testing uniquely at Cornwall Airport Newquay. Visitors will be able to view an interactive replica of the car that will attempt to break the land speed record by travelling at 1,000mph.
WALK. STOP. WALK – TONY PLANT
EXPLORING BEAUTY – TONY FOSTER
Running until 30 June
15 July to 12 November
Environmental artist Tony Plant is a prolific creator of transient whole-beach sand drawings. For this exhibition, he has created a body of drawings, paintings and sketches based on the Cornish coastline. The work is rooted in the Cornish landscape and the experience of moving through it, one step at time.
Tony Foster is a British watercolour artist, based in Cornwall, whose landscape paintings are made on site, often in the most challenging and uncomfortable circumstances. This exhibition of ‘watercolour diaries’ made on location in the world’s wildernesses – mountains and canyons, rainforests and deserts, the Arctic and the Tropics – aims to inspire people to connect with and preserve Earth’s great untamed environments.
ALL MONSTERS GREAT AND SMALL Running until 31 August
From the Sphinx to Nessie, monsters have played a part in human culture from the earliest civilisations to the present day. This exhibition explores the psychology behind the invention of monsters, how and why they have changed over time and Cornwall’s very own particular beasts. 42
Free entry for children and RCM members £5.50 per adult (includes a £1 voluntary donation)
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday, including Bank Holidays 10am to 4.45pm (last admission 4pm) Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk
KING HARRY FLOATING BRIDGE
Connecting Feock, Truro & Falmouth with St Mawes & The Roseland Peninsula For more information call 01872 861 312 or www.falriver.co.uk/khf
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he... THE GREAT CORNISH FOOD FESTIVAL, ON TRURO’S LEMON QUAY FROM 23 TO 25 SEPTEMBER, IS A DELICIOUS WAY TO END THE SUMMER. HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT WE’VE GOT TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN CORNWALL’S TOP FOOD PRODUCERS AND PERSONALITIES COME TOGETHER.
oodies from across the country will be flocking to Lemon Quay this September for the largest festival anywhere dedicated to Cornwall’s food and drink. The Great Cornish Food Festival is a three-day gastro extravaganza, where more than 100 different food experts and chefs will gather to celebrate Cornwall’s culinary riches and showcase why the county has gained a national reputation as a gourmet destination. Offering three days of eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment, the all-weather event, organised by Cornwall Food & Drink, has become a regular favourite for tens of thousands of people from all over the UK and beyond. 45
Street food pop-up stalls will keep visitors well-fed, and Cornwall’s array of artisan producers will deliver a bounty of the best food and beverages from around the county: bakers, butchers, breweries, cider makers, chocolatiers and cheese-makers will all be selling their wares.
Top chefs will entertain, inspire and share their secrets. Headlining this year are April Bloomfield from The Spotted Pig in New York City’s West Village, and Tom Adams from Pitt Cue restaurant, bar and brewery in London. The pair have teamed up to create a new Cornish venture
Don’t miss Paul Ripley’s demo! Chef Paul Ripley will be demonstrating how to cook country pâté with mustard, pickles and toast, and London Particular soup with crusty bread – the name of this classic, thick pea and ham soup comes from the peasouper fogs that used to engulf London until the late 1950s. 46
Paul is a renowned Michelinstarred chef with over 35 years of experience. He was head chef at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, and chef and owner of Ripley’s Restaurant and the St Kew Inn. Paul is currently overseeing the new Great Cornish Food Store’s cafe, deli and foodto-go area.
in an old Georgian dairy farm near Launceston that they are converting into a guesthouse, dining room and working farm, with workshops and curing rooms, all in praise of pork. Joining them onstage will be Philip Warren, renowned local farmer and master butcher.
OPENS JUNE 2016
GREAT CORNISH FOOD STORE While you’re waiting for September and the Great Cornish Food Festival, you can always try out the innovative new retail venture of Cornwall Food & Drink, the festival organisers.
Among others taking the stage at the festival will be chefs Jack Stein, Fiona Were, Tom Hunter from The Scarlet Hotel and George Pascoe from Philleigh Way Cookery School. It’s a mouthwatering prospect – with no admission charge! Check the festival website for the latest details: www.greatcornishfood.co.uk
The Great Cornish Food Store opens this summer alongside the new Waitrose development at the Tregurra Park & Ride site on the eastern side of Truro. Covering around 5,000 square feet and with a strong focus on fresh produce and good service, this is the most ambitious retail project dedicated to local food and drink that Cornwall has seen. Led by the Head of Cornwall Food & Drink, Ruth Huxley, who has hand-picked an experienced team to help run the new business, the Great Cornish Food Store promises to promote choice, discovery and understanding of how buying locally impacts our economy, well-being, environment and community. The store will open for up to 12 hours a day, seven days a week. For the first time, a comprehensive range of local produce will be available to people as they go about their regular supermarket shop, opening up new possibilities for Cornish food and drink suppliers and new opportunities for shoppers.
A CULINARY FEAST
Looking for a light lunch, three-course meal or something a little different? This fully-inclusive section has all the information and inspiration you need...
Dining & restaurants
Stylish seafood restaurant serving the freshest seafood daily, from perfect oysters to shellfish platters.
Tabernacle Street, TR1 2EJ 01872 274700 www.hookedcornwall.com
FALMOUTH BAY SEAFOOD CAFE
Relax and enjoy delicious pastas, pizzas, salads, an exciting range of seasonal specials and a wide selection of wines.
The menu is seasonal and the signature oysters and seafood are principally sourced from around Cornwall and the West Country.
One of Truro’s quirkiest venues, situated in a converted chapel, including parts of a 30ft shipping container. Serving yummy gourmet burgers, hot dogs and craft beers.
76/77 Lemon Street, TR1 2PN 01872 261889 www.askitalian.co.uk
53 Castle Villa, Castle Street, TR1 3AF 01872 278884 www.falmouthbayseafoodcafe.com
116 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ 01872 240700 www.hubbox.co.uk
Bustopher Jones welcomes you to their lovingly restored wine bar and restaurant. Nestled in Lemon Street and offering excellent service and a stylish atmosphere.
Enjoy Truro’s best Indian restaurant and the finest curries!
Well known for its welcoming hospitality and excellent cuisine, this family-run business has won many awards.
62 Lemon Street, TR1 2PN 01872 430000 www.bustopher-jones.co.uk
St Clement Street, TR11 1EQ 01872 242535 www.gangestruro.co.uk
19 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AH 01872 241330 or 01872 262301 www.kathmandutruro.co.uk
Award-winning restaurant, offering an exciting menu of Thai and South-East Asian cuisine, with the excitement of an open kitchen!
Just a stone’s throw away from the city centre, Gravy Boesti is one of Truro’s most classy restaurants.
South-East Asian street food, craft and draft beers and a delicious range of cocktails, served until late.
15 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA 01872 225071 www.chantek.co.uk
8 Edward Street, TR1 3AJ 01872 222237 www.gravy-boesti.co.uk
15 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA (Upstairs) 01872 225071 www.kinnbar.co.uk DOG FRIENDLY
A popular Chinese restaurant and takeaway in the middle of this great little city.
Situated in Coinage Hall, offering lunch and evening menus. A dining experience filled with character and charm.
All dishes are prepared by our experienced chefs from China. We have a wide range of beers from the Far East, and an excellent selection of wines.
114 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ 01872 272374
Coinage Hall, 1 Boscawen Street, TR1 2QU 01872 263617 www.pizzaexpress.com
Highshore House New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA 01872 260828
SONDER CAFE BAR
Mannings is a chic, relaxed and cosmopolitan all-day eating and drinking spot in Truro.
Saffron is the perfect place to genuinely ‘eat local’. Ingredients are always fresh and in season and dishes are always cooked to order.
Street food from around the world. Up to 20 craft and world beers and cider on draft. Artisan spirits, coffee and more!
Lemon Street, TR1 2QB 01872 247900 www.manningshotels.co.uk/restaurant
5 Quay Street, TR1 2HB 01872 263771 www.saffronrestauranttruro.co.uk
6 Princes Street, TR1 2ES 01872 260926 www.sondertruro.co.uk
MUSTARD & RYE
SAM’S IN THE CITY
An industrial style American diner with a vintage twist, bringing US-style food and liquor to Cornwall.
Sam’s latest venture SITC; serving up a mix of the old favourites from Fowey with a new urban city spin.
SWELL offers the very best in locally-sourced produce, hand prepared and cooked in our kitchens. Alongside a fine selection of locally-brewed beers and a well thought out wine list.
Calenick Street, TR1 2SF 01872 272766 www.mustardandrye.co.uk
1-2 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA 01872 859819 www.samscornwall.co.uk
114 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ 01872 858050 www.swellbarandkitchen.com
A fabulous Italian restaurant for all the family. Pizzas, pasta and other superb Italian dishes, as well as a selection of mouth-watering desserts.
Come and enjoy an authentic Indian meal in warm surroundings, with outstanding hospitality, service, quality and style.
Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ 01872 222279
1 Edward Street, TR1 3AJ 01872 225895 www.theshanaz.co.uk
YAK AND YETI
Weekly menus reflect the best of seasonal and local produce, two AA rosettes, five stars in the Good Food Guide and mentioned in the Michelin Guide.
A popular Nepalese and Indian restaurant, in the midst of Truro, with a warm and friendly welcome to all its visitors. Dogs are welcome in the garden.
We aim to serve the best quality authentic Chinese food in town.
85 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3BZ 01872 262110 www.tabbs.co.uk
10 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ 01872 272363 www.yakandyetitruro.co.uk
12 City Road, TR1 2JJ 01872 273273
THE OLD GLOBE BISTRO
A little intimate gem in Truro, offering classic style food, great quality, outstanding value and friendly staff. There is a table in the entrance for people with dogs. Frances Street, TR1 3DP 01872 245149
Cafes & coffee shops
Unique recipes with the freshest ingredients to produce new tastes for the next generation of extreme spice eaters.
Our cafe provides freshly cooked, inspired vegetarian and vegan cuisine, to eat in or takeaway, for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
Fine Italian coffees, hot and cold drinks, all-day breakfast and a wide range of freshly prepared lunches and light bites.
32 Lemon Street, TR1 2NR 01872 262694 www.trurotandoori.com
105 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3BX 01872 278622 www.archiebrowns.co.uk
4/5 Pydar Mews, TR1 2UX 01872 260144 www.bambucafe.co.uk
XEN NOODLE BAR
Eat your heart out Wagamama – this is Truro’s very own Chinese Noodle Bar with chopsticks and all!
Fresh juices, smoothies and milkshakes, hot drinks, fresh salads, sandwiches, fruit salads, granolas, cakes and cream teas.
Found on the first floor, the cafe offers breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea and cakes in a central location.
47-49 Calenick Street, TR1 2SF 01872 222998
Unit 2, The Leats, TR1 3AG 07714 659058
18-20 Boscawen Street, TR1 2QW 01872 271039 DOG FRIENDLY
CATHEDRAL CAFE & RESTAURANT
COMFORT FOOD CAFE
1940s inspired ‘Vintage Cocktail Cafe’. A step back in time through the ages serving high tea, delicious, delicate tapas and refreshing cocktails!
Truro Cathedral cafe and restaurant is a hidden gem in the midst of the city. Come and relax on our comfortable sofas and enjoy a hot drink with a delicious piece of homemade cake.
The Comfort Food Cafe serves delicious homemade meals; a comfort to any mood. Monday to Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: 10am-5pm
57 Little Castle Street, TR1 3DL 01872 273709 www.bonechinatruro.com
Chapter House, TR1 2AF 01872 245011 www.trurocathedral.org.uk
11 Cathedral Lane, TR1 2QS 01872 261940 www.thecomfortfoodcafe.com
Dedicated to serving a great cup of coffee in an authentic European coffee house atmosphere, also serving hot paninis, soups and salad.
A wide menu, including gluten free and vegetarian options. Breakfasts, morning coffee, lunches, snacks, desserts and afternoon teas.
Compton Castle is the converted paddle steamer off Lemon Quay that is now a French-themed coffee shop. The boat is full of character and charm. Offering great coffee, this is a place to enjoy.
34 River Street, TR1 2TF 01872 277774
Compton Castle, Lemon Quay, 07704 231989
Our quirky yet cosy Uneeka styled cafe is situated above the Uneeka.life store where you can relax and indulge in delicious homemade cakes, treats, light bites and lunches.
108 is a proudly independent coffee house in central Truro. Our aim is to bring something new to the city, introducing contemporary brewing methods and an ever changing range of coffees.
Offering a wide range of authentic coffees and food.
5 Boscawen Street, TR1 2EL 01872 888532 www.uneeka.com
108c Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ 07582 339636 www.108coffee.co.uk
27/27a Boscawen Street, TR1 2QQ 01872 274300 1 Creation Centre, TR1 2LL 01872 274341 www.caffenero.co.uk
2-4 Victoria Square, TR1 2RS Costa@Waterstones, 11 Boscawen Street, TR1 2QU Costa@Tesco, Garras Wharf, TR1 2TN www.costa.co.uk
Sit back and relax with a hearty breakfast, a light lunch or just a pot of tea in a warm and friendly environment.
All food is freshly prepared from local produce. All-day breakfast, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and cream teas. Dogs allowed in garden.
9 Victoria Square, TR1 2RU 01872 225714
20 River Street, TR1 2SQ 01872 242468
Amazing coffee, homemade cakes, fresh salads, tasty ciabatta rolls and more – eat in or take away with a friendly team to greet you.
Serving the finest Cornish grown and blended loose leaf tea, ‘Puro’ fairtrade coffee, light lunches, home-made seasonal soups, cakes and scrummy sinful delicacies. Dogs allowed in garden.
Lemon Street Market, TR1 2QD 07713 028613 www.figcafe.co.uk
Castle Lodge, 10 Castle Street, TR1 3AF 01872 276690 www.graceystearoom.co.uk
HABANEROS BURRITO BAR
INNERTIDE ARTS CAFE
Enjoy real Italian coffee and fair-trade teas with homemade food, from paninis to patisserie, salads to hot dishes. Good quality food at value for money prices.
Serving great tasting burritos and tacos with fresh tomatoes, peppers, avocados, chillis, sauces, salsa, yoghurt and tasty meat options. You will not be disappointed with this industrious burrito bar.
InnerTide Living Gallery & Arts Cafe is unique and original. Art, inspiration and great coffee await you within this creatively-restored building.
Truro Library, Pydar Street, TR1 1EP 07813 112950 www.flyingaubergine.com
11 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ 01872 396502
21 Pydar Street, TR1 2AY 01872 278104 www.innertide.co.uk
HFC & QUAYSIDE CAFE
Fodders Espresso Bar in the courtyard by the Pannier Market is the ideal spot to enjoy coffee or a meal in the city. Dogs allowed upstairs.
A range of food and drink, including delicious homemade cakes, are served in the coffee shop and the upstairs Ocean Bar. In addition, there is ample seating outside to enjoy the fresh air!
Just off of King Street you will find this delightful, independent hidden gem. This welcoming, family-run cafe provides sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes, salads and homemade soups.
Tinners Court, Back Quay, TR1 2LL 01872 271384 www.fodderstruro.co.uk
Back Quay, TR1 2LL 01872 262389 www.hallforcornwall.co.uk
Tonkins Ope, The Leats, TR1 3AG 01872 275252
INDULGE WAFFLE HOUSE
MALLETT’S COFFEE SHOP
A perfect place to enjoy a lunch with friends surrounded by art from the Lander Gallery.
Start your day with a Belgian waffle and a coffee, or stop for a sweet treat and choose a topping!
Enjoy a tasty break in our traditional coffee shop located inside Mallett’s store. Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
18 Victoria Square, TR1 2RX 07766 653168 www.indulgewafflehousetruro.co.uk
6&7 Victoria Square, TR1 2RT 01872 274441 www.mallettshomehardware.co.uk
Mon to Sat 8.30am-5pm Sundays in December 10am-4pm Upstairs, Lemon Street Market, TR1 2PN 01872 271 733 www.lemonstreetmarket.co.uk
MIDTOWN DELI & CAFE
Creating food for thought is echoed through this stylish Deli & Cafe, situated in the heart of the city. Grab lunch to go or sit in and admire our panoramic view of King Street.
Treat yourself to a delicious coffee and relax into one of our comfy armchairs and watch the world go by. Sandwiches, cakes and other snacks are also available throughout the day.
We believe in creative, healthy food in a design-led venue in the heart of Truro. Choose an interiors book, sip away and enjoy the freshly-prepared daily dishes.
3 King Street, TR1 2RA 07908 637349 email@example.com
13/14 Victoria Square, TR1 2SD 01872 274485
63 Fairmantle Street, TR1 2EG 01872 248952 www.camelliainteriors.co.uk
OSCARS COFFEE SHOP & DELI
THE ARTS CAFE
THE LEMON TREE CAFE BISTRO
Serving salads, sandwiches, pies, coffee and cake from the Lemon Street Market. Oscars now offers a range of select deli products as well as excellent Italian coffee and the best hot chocolate in town!
A beautiful scene to enjoy sandwiches, salads, paninis, soup, jacket potatoes, quiches as well as fresh cakes, cream teas and daily food specials â€“ plus a cosy fire to keep you warm in the winter.
Tucked away but worth seeking out, a bright and airy cafe/bistro serving quality breakfasts, lunches, coffee, beer and wine. Small dogs welcome.
Lemon Street Market, TR1 2QD 01872 240046
26 River Street, TR1 2SJ 01872 274974 www.truroartscompany.co.uk
5 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ 01872 261005
THE BAKING BIRD
THE SECRET GARDEN CAFE
Sambells provides a warm welcome. Freshly cooked meals, light snacks and home-baked cakes available.
Walking into The Baking Bird is like walking into cupcake heaven with delightful accompanying refreshments.
Healthy, nutritional and above all tasty food. Local & seasonal. Naughty Corner is loaded with cake to balance out the virtuous veg!
Truro Methodist Church, Union Place, TR1 1EP 01872 262907 www.truromethodist.org.uk
2 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ 01872 277849 www.thebakingbird.co.uk
15 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3BU 07949 293399 www.secretgardencafe.co.uk
SPIRES COFFEE BAR
THREE RIVERS CAFE
Truro and Penwith College serve excellent Cornish coffee, teas, hot chocolate, smoothies, milkshakes and homemade fresh cakes. Lunches include sandwiches, salads and jacket potatoes.
Great coffee, teas, soups and sandwiches (using Cornish produce), pasties, cakes and treats. Pass the time of day on a straw bale while enjoying something delicious to eat and drink.
All day fry up breakfasts, lunches, coffee, tea and takeaway options. Friendly staff and a spacious comfortable cafe. Small dogs only.
Quay Street, TR1 2UY 01872 267621 www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/ restaurants/spires
Walsingham Place, TR1 2RP 01872 858343
8 Quay Street, TR1 2HD 01872 273975
Time for a
PIT STOP? www.enjoytruro.co.uk
Food to go ANGELATO
CENTRAL GRILL 2
Making delicious Gelato ice-cream, sorbets, sundaes, milkshakes, coffee, soft drinks and even cocktail sundaes, which are as delicious as they sound!
A takeaway food outlet offering doner and shish kebabs, pizzas, southern fried chicken, burgers and grill meal deals.
Indian takeaway serving delicious freshly prepared hot food.
Unit 1, St Maryâ€™s Street Mews, TR1 2BE 01872 241500 www.angelato-truro.co.uk
9 Calenick Street, TR1 2SF 01872 262555
58 Little Castle Street, TR1 3DL 01872 223111 / 222352 www.trurocurry.co.uk
DUKE STREET SANDWICH DELI
We are an independent cafe/espresso bar takeaway, also serving light fresh food for breakfast and lunch.
Tasty authentic Chinese takeaway in Truro.
Fresh coffee, homemade cakes and pastries. Choose your sandwich from a wide range of breads and fillings all sourced locally. Small dogs welcome.
71 Lemon Street, TR1 2PN 01872 279686 www.blend71.co.uk
City Road, TR1 2JJ 01872 275665
10 Duke Street, TR1 2QE 01872 320025 www.duke-street.com
Good quality food and value for money in clean and friendly surroundings. We have a wide ranging menu including vegetarian options.
Located in a converted shipping container and serving tasty street food, Craftworks Kitchen offers an informal style of dining, with great local ingredients and international influences.
A Chinese takeaway with a wide selection of authentic dishes.
4 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ 01872 240904
Lemon Quay, Truro 07920 107699 www.craftworkskitchen.co.uk
16 Frances Street, TR1 3DN 01872 275313
HOT DOG PAUL
OGGY OGGY PASTY CO
Locally sourced, freshly prepared hot baguettes, baps and wraps, hot roast pork with apple sauce and stuffing, jacket potatoes, paninis and much more.
For 20 years, come rain or shine, Paul can be found with a smile on his face serving hot dogs, bacon sandwiches all year round!
Offering a range of freshly baked pasties, including the traditional Cornish to Chicken, Veg and Steak and Ale to name but a few!
Units 4-5 Pannier Market Back Quay, TR1 2LL 01872 416069
Lower Pydar Street 07920 107699
River Street, TR1 2SJ 01872 274914
The Golden Dragon has an established reputation for superior quality and tasty Chinese cuisine with eat-at-home prices.
Hot food takeaway specialising in American-style fried chicken. The perfect spot for a midnight snack after a night out in town!
Fast food and takeaway restaurant offering kebabs, fried chicken, pizza, burgers and chargrill.
11 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ 01872 222303 www.goldendragontruro.co.uk
5 Calenick Street, TR1 2SF 01872 261444
New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA 01872 271424
SCOOPS ICE CREAM PARLOUR
Serving a range of delicious foods and drinks, such as Monmouth coffees, scrumptious freshly filled Da Bara ciabattas and marvellous homemade cakes and bakes!
Hot food takeaway, including pizza, chips, kebabs and burger. Great for a greasy meal after a heavy night on the dance floor.
Scoops serve whippy ice cream and Callestick Farm ice cream in 20 different flavours, including smoothies, fresh orange juice and coffee!
5 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA 01872 272277 www.groundedtruro.co.uk
8 Calenick Street, TR1 2SF 01872 223762
Units 1-3 Pannier Market Back Quay, TR1 2LL 07789 416069
Family bakers since 1865, Martins uses a traditional bread making method producing an unrivalled authentic taste!
Ensuring all the fish served comes from sustainable sources and that all the potatoes used to make their deliciously fluffy chips are locally produced, resulting in the best fish and chips taste.
Units 71/72 Pannier Market, Back Quay, TR1 2LW 01872 276700 www.martinsbakerycornwall.co.uk
20 Pydar Street, TR1 2AY 01872 271629 www.soleplaicetruro.co.uk
Sit outside and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the Piazza. Take a welcome break, drop in and enjoy some great fish and chips. Dogs allowed when quiet.
Warrens is Cornwall’s oldest traditional bakery and the oldest Cornish pasty producer in the world, and has been proudly serving the public since 1860.
23-25 Back Quay, TR1 2LL 01872 242426
Highcross & Quay St. 12 Victoria Sq. TR1 2HB TR1 2RU 01872 222856 01872 272069 www.warrensbakery.co.uk
ST AGNES BAKERY
WALKERS FISH AND CHIPS
St Agnes Bakery is renowned for great pasties and sausage rolls, as well as its famous buttered buns. Dogs allowed when quiet.
As you walk past you won’t be able to resist the smell! Takeaway or sit down, enjoy a hearty meal from the large menu.
Since opening in 1949, this family-run business has expanded to become one of Cornwall’s best loved bakeries.
21 Victoria Square, TR1 2RX 01872 223223
10 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ 01872 272710
22 Victoria Square, TR1 2SD 01872 216281 Back Quay, TR1 2LL 01872 278998 www.rowesbakers.co.uk
Offering a delicious range of sandwiches, salads and flat breads, crisps, freshly baked cookies and doughnuts. 16 Victoria Square, TR1 2RU 01872 278888 Unit 3c, The Creation Centre Back Quay, TR1 2LL 01872 278266 www.subway.co.uk
Pubs, clubs & bars BRITANNIA INN
The Britannia Inn is a local Truro pub, found on the edge of the city selling real ale, wines and food.
This fantastic city free house is at the centre of Truro’s social scene; it is Truro’s number one live sports venue, covering all the best action with its state of the art multiple screen set up.
Quay Street, TR1 2HE 01872 273700
58 Little Castle Street, TR1 3DL 01872 241220 www.buntersbar.co.uk
THAI & EASTERN TAKEAWAY
Authentic Thai and Eastern dishes, cooked with passion and fresh every day.
5 St. Mary’s Street Mews, TR1 2BE 01872 858658 www.thaiandeasterntakeaway.com
THE BARLEY SHEAF
THE OLD ALE HOUSE
Cornwall’s only LGBT Venue, we pride ourselves on no matter what you are or who you are you will always be welcome at Déjà Vu.
The Barley Sheaf is in a superb location in Truro city centre. It offers delicious pub food, all day breakfast and comfortable accommodation to suit your city break. Open daily from 8am until midnight.
A favourite in Truro, The Old Ale House is famed for its own distinctive atmosphere, great selection of local ales and good British food.
13 New Bridge Street, TR1 3AA 01872 262490
The Barley Sheaf, Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ 01872 242090 www.barleysheaftruro.co.uk
7 Quay Street, TR1 2HD 01872 271122 www.old-ale-house.co.uk
THE KERNOW CLUB TRURO
THE OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Music venue with exquisite decor. Offering a range of funky vocal, instrumental house music, legendary old school classics and Balearic beats. FREE ENTRY.
Providing welfare to the whole Armed Forces family and their dependants. We are open to the public for good old fashioned pub food.
Modish and eccentric, The Old Grammar School focuses on bringing you the finest cocktails, beautifully uncomplicated food and tunes for the sweetest grooving.
Above Mustard & Rye, Calenick Street 01872 272766
18 St Mary’s Street, TR1 2A 01872 274569 www.rblcornwall.co.uk
19 St Mary’s Street, TR1 2AF 01872 278559 www.theoldgrammarschool.com
THE MARKET INN
THE WHITE HART
Peck’s is a stylish wine bar and cafe, where you can relax and be assured of excellent service, expert mixology and the finest quality ingredients.
A local pub on the Lemon Quay Piazza offering British food from a traditional English breakfast through to evening supper.
Known for its olde world charm, serving excellent food, traditional ales and bitters with a friendly pub atmosphere.
9A River Street, TR1 2SQ 01872 240748 www.pecks.bar
Back Quay, Lemon Quay, TR1 2LL 01872 277214
25 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA 01872 277294
THE ART OF WINE
THE WIG AND PEN
Fine wine, fine food, fine art – ideal for pre-show nibbles with a twist!
Truro’s number one clubbing scene. Family owned and it’s the little touches that really make it! Awesome music to make your hips shake.
This historic Truro pub, situated down from the railway station is one of the few where you can soak up the sunshine and enjoy a refreshing St. Austell Ale.
7 Nalders Court, TR1 2XH 01872 270032 www.theartofwine.co.uk
1 River Walk, TR1 2AB 01872 223163 www.theofficenightclub.co.uk
1 Frances Street, TR1 3DP 01872 273028 www.wigandpentruro.co.uk
THE WINE BARREL
Offering wine from all over the world, serving tapas, alongside morning coffee. In the evenings there are some great jazz and blues bands that come in to play.
With a distinct feel of a New York bar, Vanilla provides a fabulous setting to enjoy a delicious lunch and drinks menu. Dogs allowed after 3pm.
A lovely, big, traditional pub with wood burning stoves, sheltered beer garden, conservatory and discreet TVs.
18 Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AH 01872 271757
1-2 Duke Street, TR1 2QE 01872 242466
8 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3DJ 01872 273334 www.williamivtruro.co.uk
Truro Bowl offers great entertainment, bar and an extensive menu – we pride ourselves on our quality of food.
We pride ourselves on the food, drinks and music we offer, with a party atmosphere that’s unrivalled in Truro.
By day a coffee lounge/restaurant with a mouth-watering Mediterranean menu and delicious coffees, by evening a funky bar with an array of drinks to tempt.
1-2 Oakway Moresk Road, TR1 1DW 01872 222333 www.trurobowl.co.uk
15 St Mary’s Street, TR1 2AF 01872 276555 www.vertigo-truro.co.uk
3 New Bridge Street, TR1 2AA 01872 223163 www.zafiros.co.uk
Truro Lounge is an informal cafe/bar open all-day everyday. Families, friends, and locals can come for a coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed comfortable environment. 12 Princes Street, TR1 2ER 01872 264378 www.thelounges.co.uk
Food, drink & shops
TRY DOWR – J D WETHERSPOON
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks, Try Dowr specialises in cask-conditioned beers.
This health food shop provides a range of health and whole foods, products for specialist diets and a carefully selected range of supplements. Selling anything from sheep’s yoghurt to organic skincare.
All our breads are made with the finest fresh ingredients including organic and local produce.
Lemon Quay, TR1 2LW 01872 265840 www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk
105 Kenwyn Street, TR1 3BX 01872 278622 www.archiebrowns.co.uk
Lemon Street Market, TR1 2QD 01872 277496 www.bakertom.co.uk DOG FRIENDLY
MARKS & SPENCER
In our food department you will find a selection of items suitable for the most challenging dietary restrictions. We also have a great range of organic and fair trade foods.
Featuring a supermarket and bakery at the rear of the store, it’s perfect if you need to buy lunch, snacks or something for dinner.
8-9 Lemon Street, TR1 2LQ 01872 223799 www.hendrahealth.co.uk
Lemon Quay, TR1 2EQ 01872 271511 www.marksandspencer.com
HOLLAND & BARRETT
Caterers for weddings, events and private dining anywhere in Cornwall.
Stocking an extensive range of food supplements, health foods and herbal remedies. Creating new and innovative products to enhance well-being.
Truro’s only dedicated Spice Merchant.
Princes House, Princes Street, TR1 2ES 07842 721894 www.cornwallchef.com
13 Pydar St, Truro, TR1 2AX 01872 859981 www.hollandandbarrett.com
Unit 36 in the Pannier Market. 07717 352820 www.naturekitchen.co.uk
OLD CHAPEL CELLARS
A family business famous for high quality handmade herbs, spice and chutneys.
Truro’s only Polish food shop – with fresh deliveries every Friday.
Anyone is welcome to come and browse our range of hand-picked wines in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Lemon Street Market, TR1 2PN 01872 321409 www.halzherb.com
13 Pydar Street, TR1 2AX 01872 859672
Millpool, St Clement Street, TR1 1EX 01872 270545 www.oldchapelcellars.co.uk
JUNCTION CONVENIENCE STORE
Junction is in a great central location for all your convenience needs. They stock cold soft drinks, milk, crisps, chocolate bars and other snacks and treats.
Step back in time by visiting Pennyworths Traditional Sweet Shop. Stocking the favourites including strawberry bonbons, sherbet pips, floral gums, traffic light lollies, popping candy and cola cubes.
Back Quay, TR1 2LL 01872 275152
5 Highcross, TR1 2AJ 01872 260788
For further details about Truro’s food scene, visit: www.enjoytruro.co.uk
RED ELEPHANT BEER CELLAR
THE MARKET BUTCHER
Specialist beer shop and bar in the centre of Truro.
Proud to supply an extensive range of quality, locally produced meats and cheeses to retailers and the catering industry.
As well as selling a wide range of products, there is also a cafe in store selling hot chocolates, sandwiches and irresistible cakes.
Quay Street, TR1 2HB 01872 278361 www.beer-cellar.co.uk
Pannier Market, Back Quay, TR1 2LW 01872 272323 www.truropanniermarket.co.uk
12 Pydar Street, TR1 2AX 01872 320063 www.thorntons.co.uk
THE PICK AND MIX SHOP
For all your grocery needs in a convenient, central location.
Making sweet dreams come true! Get your sugar fix from the Pick and Mix.
Your local convenience store selling a vast range of newspapers and magazines, as well as your necessities such as milk, bread and lottery tickets.
Garras Wharf, TR1 2TN 0845 6779684 www.tesco.com
Pannier Market, Back Quay, TR1 2LW 01872 272323 www.truropanniermarket.co.uk
30 River Street, TR1 2SJ 01872 272898
THE VEG PATCH
TRURO FARMERS’ MARKET
A convenient and well-stocked supermarket in the city centre.
A local family business run by the Roach family, serving Truro for twenty years. Sourcing as much local Cornish produce as possible.
A sensory explosion of colour and banter. Soak up the smells of fresh bread, smoked fish, rows of duck eggs, preserves in a rainbow of colours and cakes to make your mouth water.
26 Boscawen Street, TR1 2QQ 01872 272534 www.co-operative.coop/food
Pannier Market, Back Quay, TR1 2LW www.truropanniermarket.co.uk
Every Saturday and Wednesday Lemon Quay www.trurosfarmersmarket.co.uk
THE CORNISH FOOD BOX CO
TUGBOAT TEA + COFFEE
Sourcing and bringing you the very best food produce that Cornwall has to offer.
Selling fresh local fruit and veg as well as preserves and essentials for your weekly shop.
Life is too short to drink anything but quality, great tasting teas, coffees and infusions. Whether it’s loving the leaves or being all about the bean, we concentrate on bringing you the very best.
The Stores, 7 Walsingham Place, TR1 2RP 01872 858343 www.thecornishfoodboxcompany.co.uk
2-4 Calenick Street, TR1 2SL 01872 264897
Pannier Market, Back Quay, TR1 2LW 01872 276524 www.tugboatteaandcoffee.co.uk DOG FRIENDLY
2 7 1
PARK & RIDE LANGARTH PARK (SAT NAV REF: TR4 9AN)
Map produced by Totally Truro, supported by Truro City Council. Illustrated by Graeme Rust 07977 110886. Reproduction of this map artwork without the permission of the copyright owner is forbidden.
Truro Train Station Tourist Information Taxi Rank Truro Shopmobility Toilets
1 Coach Station 2 Bus Station 3 Ferry Quay
PARK AND RIDE 1 2 3 4
Truro Train Station Museum Victoria Square Quay Street
PARKING 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Pydar Viaduct Moresk Edward Street High Cross NCP Old Bridge Street Truro Train Station Moorfield Lemon Quay Tabernacle Street Garras Wharf
PARK & RIDE TREGURRA PARK (SAT NAV REF: TR1 1RH)
GETTING TO TRURO
ALL ROADS LEAD TO TRURO
Truro is extremely easy to access and can be reached by road, rail or water BY BUS AND TRAIN Truro’s bus and coach stations are next to Lemon Quay, right in the heart of the city. On the mainline between London Paddington and Penzance, Truro train station is a few minutes’ walk from the city centre.
Just a short distance from the A30, the dual carriageway that links Cornwall to the M5, driving to Truro couldn’t be easier. • • • •
A30 Eastbound to A390 A30 Westbound to A39 From Falmouth, the A39 From St Austell, the A390
(See map on page 62 for parking)
There are two city-centre taxi ranks – Boscawen Street (next to Coinage Hall) and Quay Street (short walk from Lemon Quay).
BY BOAT Fal River boat services run from Town Quay. For more information, visit: www.falriver.co.uk
For free parking in Cornwall Council car parks, register in advance. Phone: 0300 1234 222
PARK FOR £1.50 Coming to Truro for the evening, or dropping by on the way home from the beach? The following car parks are just £1.50 after 4pm:
• Edward Street Cornwall Airport Newquay • Garras Wharf is just 12 miles away. www.newquaycornwallairport.com • Moorfield • Moresk, Oakway • Pydar Street BY BIKE • Viaduct The city’s on two National Cycle Routes, 3 and 32. There are bike parks at both Lemon Quay and High Cross.
PARK & RIDE There are two Park & Ride locations on the outskirts of the city, Langarth Park (TR4 9AN) and Tregurra Park (TR1 1RH). A variety of ticket options are available for the Park & Ride, from day tickets to multi-journey tickets. Guide dogs can travel on the service. To find out more, visit: www.parkfortruro.org.uk
CAR SHARE Looking to share a ride? Try Car Share Cornwall. www.carsharecornwall.com
TRURO SHOPMOBILITY SCHEME Based at Truro’s Moorfield car park, the scheme provides a range of scooters and manual wheelchairs to hire for use within the city centre. Open 10am-3pm. Closed Mondays and Sundays. Phone: 01872 241813 www.truroshopmobility.org.uk
THE NEW BLENDWORTH COLLECTION AT COTTON MILLS Stock Fabric • Made-to-Measure Curtains & Blinds Wallpapers • Carpets • Poles • Cushions • Upholstery Cotton Mills Peoples Palace Pydar Street Truro TR1 2AZ Opposite TK Maxx
01872 278545 www.cotton-mills.co.uk @Cotton_Mills
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Brand new for 2016, the Truro Guide is issued three times a year. Packed full of what’s on, where to go and what to see and do in Cornwall’s...
Published on May 24, 2016
Brand new for 2016, the Truro Guide is issued three times a year. Packed full of what’s on, where to go and what to see and do in Cornwall’s...