Celebrate the start of Summer at The Old Ale House Food & Music Festival
Fantastic seasonal food, quality local ales and a full line-up of talented musicians. Everyone’s invited to celebrate the start of summer as The Old Ale House in Truro throw open their doors for a party at their first ever Food and Music Festival.
From Friday 17 July – Sunday 19 July the two floors at this proper Cornish pub will be filled with music, food and locally brewed ales. Food will be served throughout the day from noon until 9pm and there’ll be music in the evenings. The one and only Betty Stogs will also be on hand to compere proceedings at what promises to be a weekend of fun, food and cracking entertainment.
Steve Skinner, Chief Executive and Head Taster at Skinner’s Brewery said: “The plan is to hold a series of three of these Food and Music Festivals throughout the year, in Summer, Winter and Spring. They’ll each mark and celebrate the changing of the seasons and the corresponding changing of our carefully planned menu to reflect food that’s currently in season.”
Lovingly created by the Skinner’s team and their River Cottage trained chefs, the dishes on the menu at The Old Ale House are inspired by the fine local ales on tap. They showcase seasonal produce and include hearty main courses and sharing platters as well as hot filled breads and grazing food — all the perfect partner to your pint.
Robin Lawson, Manager of The Old Ale House, said: ”As well as Skinner’s ales on tap, we’ll also be welcoming a couple of local guest ales from independent brewers Black Rock in Falmouth and Cornish Crown in Penzance. There’ll be seven ales in total to sample as well as four ciders from the Cornwall Cider Company.”
Seasonal food specials for summer include Summer vegetable broth, seasonal Panzanella Salad, a 100% mackerel burger and summer leaves and berries to accompany dishes.
Chris Griffin, River Cottage consultant said, “Top-class food, awesome music and pints of the finest Cornish ale – this is a toast to local producers, skilled chefs and the Cornish elements for giving us all our wonderful ingredients. A true celebration of summer.”
The Festival vibe will bring acoustic musicians, solo sets and bands to play across both floors at the venue, located in the heart of Truro. Music across the weekend includes folk, indie rock and blues from Tom Elliot, jazz from the Kimberly Oram Duo and acoustic pedal-loop antics with the excellent Polly Money.
The latin-funk rhythms of Tumbao will headline Friday night whilst Saturday brings kickin’ country blues and swamp boogie band The Hoodle to the stage.
Line up details:
- 7-9pm Tom Elliott(double t), main Bar with Polly Money upstairs in The Hop Store, same timings
- 9-11pm Tumbao
- 3 -5 pm Jess Lawson modern acoustic covers
- 7-9pm Kimberley Oram Jazz in The Hop Store with Mikki in the main Bar
- 9.30-11.30pm The Hoodle
- 1-3pm Roger Heathers and guest Sam