City guide: Truro

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Despite being located by the peaceful Cornish countryside, there is nothing quiet about Truro. From locally sourced food to unusual team-building ideas, visitors will discover plenty.


Seafood fanatics should head to Truro’s Hooked, a restaurant that specialises in serving some of the best fish the Cornish water has. Every dish is inspired by the changing seasons, plus diners can watch their food being prepared in the kitchen.

Tabb’s Tabbs
Available for lunch, dinner and Sunday roast, Tabb’s provides some exquisite fine dining courses in the heart of the city. From the slow braised neck of lamb to the grilled fillet of ray wing, you won’t leave disappointed with the variety of offer.


Mannings Mannings
Looking for a lively bar with a variety of cocktails? Look no further than Mannings, where guests can enjoy their favourite tipples. Whether you prefer a sweet treat or something a little bitter, this bar can cater to every need.

Butsopher Jonesbustoper jones

Looking for a place to meet with friends or enjoy a tipple after work? Cue Bustopher Jones, whose interesting wine menu boasts bottles from around the world. The cocktails are to die for too; check out the ‘Prickly Pear’ on your visit. 


Skinner’s BrewerySkinners brewery

Getting to experience the inner workings of a brewery is a quirky alternative to a team-building activity, and Skinner’s Brewery can offer a memorable day. Group tours can be booked for up to 50 people from Monday to Saturday.

Burrell Theatre  burrell theatre

Truro’s Burrell Theatre hosts a mix of performances throughout the week, including theatre, dance, live music and film showings. Plus, it can also be hired out for conferences or product launches, with a seating capacity of 200.


Merchant HouseMerchant House

Located ten minutes away from the city centre, Merchant House provides great value for money, as well as everything a business guest could need. The hotel boasts on-site parking, free wifi, plus copying and printing facilities.

The AlvertonThe alverton

This Grade II listed building is nestled on a hillside, where it has stood since 1830. Inside, The Alverton offers afternoon tea in its on-site restaurant, while its five function suites can cater for groups of two up to 180.

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