Skinner's Brewery

Skinner's Brewery

Riverside, Newham Road, Truro, TR1 2DP
Tel: (01872) 271885


Proper Cornish Beer

Skinner's is a British brewery founded in 1997 by Steve and Sarah Skinner in Truro.

The company produces cask ales and bottled beers, the names of which often come from Cornish folklore. Several recent ales have a connection to surfing culture, such as Skin Dog Cornish lager, which is named after the owner's son, Ben "Skindog" Skinner who is a surfer. Several beers have won Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and SIBA awards. The company's new pub, "The Old Ale House" in Truro, serves their own ales, regular guest beers and ciders. They run tours of their brewery for individuals or groups. The company sponsors the Skinner's Brewery Cornwall Cup.

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 doing our bit for our corner of the planet, enjoying a bit of surfing or having a go at some shanty-singing.

In 2010–11 the company closed two of its sites at Chacewater and Devoran after purchasing a 10,000 square feet site next to its headquarters for storage and distribution.

In 2022 the the company was placed into administration.

New owners bought the business in 2023 and continued with the same name.


The brewery is just a short walk from Truro city centre by the riverside, five minutes from Truro bus station and around fifteen minutes from Truro railway station. There is ample parking for visitors at the brewery. If you are coming in a coach, please let us know in advance so we can reserve you a parking space.

Opening Times

All Year
Monday to Friday
2.30pm - 4.00pm

Admission Charged

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