Skinner's Brewing Company


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Tour details


Public tour, Easter-October, weekdays, 2.30pm.

Tours start in the Visitor Centre bar with a beer, before meeting the ingredients – seeing, smelling and tasting the malt and hops. A platform overlooking the brewhouse allows visitors to see the steeping, boiling and fermenting in action, before heading back to the bar to try the other beers on tap. Minimum age: 14


Tours can be arranged Mon to Sat.

Wheelchair access

Shop, visitor centre & tours


Sells Skinner's beers & merchandise plus Cornish Orchards ciders and other Cornish beers.

Public transport

Train: Truro, 1 mile
Bus: Truro, 1/4 mile

Course details

Skinner's hosts educational visits based on science GCSE and Health & Safety courses

Opening times

Visitor Centre & Shop

All year

Mon-Sat:  9.30am-5.30pm



Adults: £6.50
Concessions & Students, 14-17: £5

Get in Touch

Tel: 01872 271885

Facebook: Skinners Appreciation Society

Skinners Brewing Company
Newham Riverside
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Located in the Cathedral City of Truro, Skinner's was born in 1997 at a time when there was very little other real ale in Cornwall. Known for its colourful beer characters and its Skinner's Sinners Choir – 30-strong, complete with shades (of course) – founder Steve Skinner has never been afraid of blazing a trail. Among the first to produce a golden ale – Cornish Knocker (a knocker is a tin mine fairy, in case you were wondering) – Steve doesn't use much dark malt, preferring to let the hops do the talking.

To meet demand, Skinner's moved to its current premises, complete with shop and visitor centre in 2003. Take the informal tour or simply drop by for a look through the viewing window into the brewery.


  • Betty Stoggs – Champion Best Bitter of Great Britain 2008, CAMRA
  • Ginger Tosser – Champion Beer of Cornwall 2009, CAMRA
  • Cornish Knocker – South West Champion Beer 2009, SIBA

Eco-friendly initiatives

  • Spent grains & hops used as cattle feed
  • All waste produce recycled where possible
  • Heat/steam exchange used in brewing process

Annual events

  • Royal Cornwall Agriculture Show
  • Falmouth Oyster Festival


RNLI, Merlin Project , Precious Lives, Handstand Appeal, RBL

Trade bodies

BII, CAMRA, SIBA, Cornwall Brand

Visited Spring 2010