Louise LaneTRURO

TRURO

Louise LaneTRURO
TRURO

Cobbles, cafes, contemporary bars and an impressive cathedral. Truro, the only city in Cornwall, is the centre for retail and leisure - but some of the best haunts are hard to find.

Traditionally a market town, farmers and tradesmen still sell their produce bi-weekly on the many stalls on Lemon quay every Wednesday and Saturday.

You can see magnificent, diverse shows at the Hall for Cornwall or browse the art at the Royal Cornwall Museum, year round, or go for theTruro Festival in April or the spectacular City Of Lights late November.

Truro also has great transport links (by road, rail or water) to other parts of Cornwall.

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THINGS TO DO

Hall For Cornwall is a thriving theatre in the heart of Truro, Cornwall. Staging everything from classical to rock concerts, and musicals to drama and comedy, there is always something to experience.

01872 262466

Welcome to Skinners Brewery! The famous Betty Stogs is available alongside their other award winning ales: Porthleven, Cornish Knocker, River Cottage EPA & Ginger Tosser from their Brewery shop situated riverside in Truro. The visitor centre is on site & Brewery Tours are available year round. 10% student discount.

01872 245689

 

CAFES & DELIS

Archie Browns prides itself on freshly cooked, inspired vegetarian & vegan cuisine. They have an extensive and tasty food selection for those on special diets while the deli has a delicious selection of takeaway lunch products, sweet treats, juices and smoothies. The shop stocks a wide range of products aimed at promoting an all-round healthy lifestyle.

01872 278622

Located within the Royal Cornwall Museum and Truro Arts, the café boasts Origin coffee, loose leaf teas, wine, beer, scrummy cakes and scones, homemade soups, daily salads, quiches and other tasty lunches! Comfy sofas, newspapers, a wood burner and leafy, sunny terrace seating.

01872 274974

Big Burritos bursting with flavour, is what you'll find here. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients and homegrown chillies make for the tastiest grab and go option in town. Vegetarian & vegan options available, plus tacos, rice boxes and gluten free wraps to satisfy anyone's hunger.

01872 396502

Visit this wonderful shop/cafe and enjoy the widest range of Cornish food and drink available anywhere in the UK. Sit on a hay bale and enjoy scrumptious soups, sandwiches, salads and stews as well as Origin coffee, Tregothnan Tea and loads more. There’s a fantastic kids area and well behaved dogs are also welcome. Eat in or takeaway.

01872 211533

Situated above Uneeka Life on Boscawen Street, Café.Uneeka serves Fair Trade coffee by trained baristas, homemade cakes and lunch with fresh produce to cater for everyone including vegan & gluten free options. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, whilst you sip your coffee with daily newspapers & free Wi-Fi.

01872 888532

At Angelato their passion is the art of making traditional Italian ice cream. That’s why all of the gelatos and sorbets are made with the finest Italian ingredients, using locally sourced milk and cream. Pick a flavour and choose between a sundae, cone or tub. Pssst...They also do amazing freshly baked pastries, crepes, belgian waffles and Italian Illy Coffee.

01872 241500

 

BARS & RESTAURANTS

The Cornish Vegan specialises in vegan comfort food. Everything is made in-house or sourced from local artisans. Menu includes soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, home- made sausages & fried chickin’, BBQ jackfruit, cream teas, cakes, raw desserts, juices, beer and wine.  Full English breakfasts daily and vegan roast dinners on the last Sunday of the month. Children’s menu & takeaway available. Pet friendly with enclosed garden. 

01872 271540

Inspired by New York street food, Hub Box serves up Gourmet Burgers & Hot Dogs to enjoy in their converted chapel with heated beer garden. Admire the quirky, illustrative decor whilst chomping on exciting food made from the best ingredients the South West has to offer. Choose from their ever changing selection of Craft Beers, funky cocktails, shakes and soft drinks.

01872 240700

This hidden gem on Tabernacle Street showcases what can be done with quality Cornish Seafood. With sustainability being at the forefront of the fishing industry Hooked! is proud to offer a fresh lunch and evening menu using locally sourced sustainable fish & seafood as well as fabulous meat and vegetarian dishes.

01872 274700

Set on Mitchell Hill, The Rising Sun offers great food with an emphasis on local seasonal produce, alongside a wide range of local real ales and fine wines. Whether it's lunch, dinner or a drink with friends, they offer a relaxed country pub atmosphere a short walk from the city centre.

01872 240003

Award winning Sam's Cornwall (est 88) prides itself on great Service, ambience and using locally sourced produce to support Cornish producers. Exciting Fish and Shellfish dishes, delicious Short ribs, Burgers and Steaks and Healthy Salads. They are super kid friendly and are open all day, even if it is just for a coffee or cocktail in the Upstairs Bar.

World street food served in the heart of Truro. Favourites include piri piri chicken burritos, brisket tacos & Korean fried chicken, not to mention the New York Grilled Cheese. All their food is made using top quality local ingredients and is lovingly prepared to order by the chef/proprietors. The kitchen also has a daily changing selection of street food specials and craft beers for you to try.

Truro’s first independent craft beer bar!...also serving world street food and amazing coffee. Table service over three floors each with a unique feel.  Hand made bar and booths with an extensive range of craft beers and ciders which change regularly. Relaxed and friendly!

01872 260926

 

FRESH PRODUCE

Look for the green and white tents covering a sea of bright blooms, plump fruits, local cheeses, farmhouse breads, meats raised on fine Cornish pastures, fish from clean seas together with local beers, wines and spirits. Meet and talk to the farmers & producers and enjoy the atmosphere of the market with quality local produce to take home or sample from one of the food to go stalls. A must for locals and visitors alike.

Tor and Lucy work with more than 100 local producers and farmers, and sell everything from veg, meat and fish to sparkling wines, curry sauces and breakfast cereals. They like to think of themselves as a Cornish supermarket!

01872 211533

A retail revolution; the ultimate independent local food store with over 2000 lines, with its own butcher, fishmonger, deli and beautiful café. 5000 sq metres dedicated to Cornish produce, sitting alongside Truro’s new Waitrose store. Everything you need in one convenient location with free parking

 

SHOPPING

The Lemon Street Market houses an abundance of some of the best independent shops in Truro, offering a fantastic choice of unique products. Relax with a coffee, enjoy lunch or just browse in this fantastic undercover venue.

‘Enjoy clothing’ and new sister shop ‘Rare Bits’ might be vintage or retro, 50’s or now! Whatever they have, it is always different & loved. They are Cornwall’s eclectic boutique and have been based in the heart of Truro for 20 years. An ideal spot to find those festival clothes and rare home pieces that will be sure to impress! 

01872 262 292

Tucked away in Truro's Nalder's Court lies Plum Fashion Boutique, offering a unique collection of clothing, gifts and accessories. Labels include: Maison Scotch, Paige, Sandwich, Rabens Saloner, Bellerose. 

01872 223149

Est. 1995 The Jeans Store offers the largest selection of mens & womens jeans in Cornwall. Brands include: Levi's, G-Star, Pepe, Wrangler, Born Rich, Duel, Nudie, Money, Luke, Nicce, Hilfiger, Replay, Byoung, Duck & Cover, Weekend Offender and many more. So visit the store for that perfect fitting jean.

01872 261961

Uneeka.Life is home to a wide range of ethically sourced and locally produced products including handbags, jewellery, scarves, stationery, candles and men’s gifts. The unique shop, located on Truro’s Boscawen Street accommodates plenty of styles, so you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love. 

01872 888530

Established for over 35 years, The Guild of Ten is a co-operative run by a collective of Cornwalls most talented designer-makers. Here you will find the finest contemporary craftwork Cornwall has to offer including textiles, ceramics, jewellery and woodwork. The only shop in Truro dedicated to locally made design-led crafts.

01872 274681

Huge art and craft store, next to the Royal Cornwall Museum. Stocking everything from specialist art materials, to children’s crafty gifts, all at great prices. Kids and adults workshops, café and exhibition space.  10% discount for students and professional artists!

01872 240567

Uneeka.Home has an amazing array of ethically sourced furniture, from rustic old pine to solid hardwoods. They also stock quality homewares, Rugs and Lighting. There is something for everyone in their showroom on City Road, so why not pop in and find the perfect new addition for your home. Free customer parking and nationwide delivery.

01872 888538