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Skinner's Brewery, Truro

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Brewery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
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.

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.
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  • 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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