From extensive cocktail menus in sophisticated bars, charming pubs and vibrant nightclubs, we’ve rounded up the nightlife hotspots in Truro.
Nightlife in Truro
If you are planning on heading into the city centre for a few drinks during your stay, we have picked out three great bars for you to try. We start at Vertigo on St. Mary’s Street near Truro Cathedral. The modern decor of this contemporary wine and cocktail bar gives it a cool yet comfortable atmosphere. The experienced bar staff are very friendly and are happy to whip up your favourite cocktail or introduce you to a new one using your choice of spirit. Open until the early hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, you can make a night of it here if you wish.
Just metres away from Vertigo on St. Mary’s Street is The Old Grammar School. Their original cocktail and food menu throws in a few surprises, and the individual interior styling adds to the character of this former school building. The outdoor seating area is situated at the front of the bar and is a great place to relax with a drink in the summer months while you watch the world go by.
Our final bar recommendation is Bustopher Jones on Lemon Street. This is a laidback watering hole with a varied drinks menu that specialises in wines. The outdoor garden is a suntrap in the summer but offers cosy heated seating areas for colder nights. If you are looking for a bite to eat when out for drinks, we recommend you come here and try their delicious fresh seafood dishes.
Cocktails in Truro
Whether you are heading into Truro city centre for a pub crawl or just fancy a quiet pint, we have lined up a hat-trick of great boozers for you to choose from during your stay at our Truro hotel. First up is William IV on Kenwyn Street. You can escape the hustle and bustle of the city at this relaxed pub and enjoy the open fire, conservatory and garden. Cornish beers from St Austell Brewery are served on tap, as well as some guest ales, ciders, wines and spirits from behind the bar.
Next on our list of the best pubs in Truro is The White Hart on New Bridge Street. This is one of the oldest pubs in Truro, and its classic decor and reasonable drinks make it a great choice if you are looking for a traditional watering hole. Age has not wearied this place though, and it is still one of the best places to see some live music, with bands and karaoke playing most weekends.
We have possibly saved the best until last with our choice of Truro’s best pubs. The Old Ale House on Quay Street is an ale lovers’ paradise. It is the brewery tap of the iconic local brewery, Skinner’s, and you will find their whole range on draught. Add to that a strong selection of guest ales and ciders, and you can start to see why this was a finalist in CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year Award. If you are lucky, you may walk in on one of their beer or food tasting events or a live music session when you visit.
If you fancy hitting the dance floor when you head into Truro, then we have picked out a couple of places where you can throw some shapes. Vanilla Bar on Duke Street is a great little venue, with a stylish bar downstairs and a nightclub upstairs. The cocktails and spirits are of the highest order and, although it is small, it gets busy at weekends and boasts a great atmosphere.
Alternatively, you could head to The Office Nightclub on the bustling St. Mary’s Street. This place is slightly larger and benefits from some impressive lighting and sound equipment. It is open until the early hours and attracts a decent crowd on weekends when you can dance the night away to a mixed genre playlist.