In 1997, armed only with his own surname, a chap called Steve Skinner dreamed of setting up a community brewery in Cornwall. On the banks of the Truro River, he and his family brewed a ground-breaking golden ale and named it after the tin-mining faeries of local myth.Take a look at our Truro itinerary maker tool to schedule your visit to Skinner's Brewery and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
With Cornish Knocker, Steve set out his stall for concocting trailblazing ales, following it with another legendary brew, a brazen Cornish bitter called Betty Stogs, which CAMRA named Britain’s best bitter.
Countless barrels and hundreds of awards later, our brewery has grown but remains a family business rooted in the area we live and work, whether that’s in sourcing Cornish-grown barley, doing our bit for our corner of the planet or enjoying a bit of surfing and shanty-singing.
If you want to find out more about the history of Skinner’s and how we brew our beer, take a tour of our Skinner’s Brewery Visitor Centre. The tours can be booked for groups or individuals and offer a fascinating insight into the world of brewing, with lots of time to relax and sample our award-winning ales.
Skinner's Brewery reviews
We had a wonderful tour around this astonishing brewery , very good guide , a huge out put for a small brewery. Very generous tasting of their produce at the end . We were a chapter of Red Hatters... more »
Booked on a tour ealy evening with a group of about 20. Really enjoyed the ale and a halftime pasty. Must have your drinking head on though! more »
Dave, the tour guide was exceptional! Knowledge was second to none, answered every question, with a bit extra! Don't try to push you out at the end or limit you tickling your tastebuds. Nearly had a pint of everything on tap. Would happily go again! Anyone thinking of going should just go, you will not regret it.
Beer tour was absolutely fantastic, great value, very friendly staff who are both hospitable and very knowledgeable. Arguably the best thing we've done all holiday! Highly recommended 👍.
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