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Full Postal AddressCity Inn, Pydar Street, TRURO, TR1 3SP [Map]
Telephone Number01872 272623Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times12-23:30 MO-TH; 11-00:30 FR-SA; 12-23:30 SU
FacilitiesAccommodation, Evening Meals, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar, Rail Station Near Pub

The City Inn, July 1998

A cosy atmosphere can be found in this tidy and traditional inn that's on the B3284 signposted Perranporth about ten minutes walk (uphill) from the city centre. The pub (Tavern an Dre in Cornish as displayed on the pub sign) has had its ups and downs over the years but at present it is thriving and a very well supported community local. There's plenty of seating outside in the well-tended back garden with its fishpond and the occasional intrusion of high speed trains as they pass by. Unusually the lounge bar has a rather unusual collection of water jugs!

A good range of up to five excellently kept beers are available with an emphasis on beers from local and regional breweries including Truro's own Skinners brewery. They also serve food both at lunchtimes and during the evening. Food was excellent value for money last time I visited. Finally, the pub hosts regular charity events. I'm told these include an annual conker championships as well as an Easter beer festival that I've been to.

Jamaica Inn [Audiobook],
D Du Maurier, 2006
This is Daphne du Maurier's classic tale of deception, read by Samantha Bond. Mary Yellan, recently orphaned, goes to live with her aunt at Jamaica Inn - stark and forbidding and standing alone on Bodmin Moor, its very walls tainted with corruption.

AA Pub Walks and Cycle Rides: Devon & Cornwall,
AA Publishing, 2005
This guide includes 25 walks and 15 cycle rides with colour photographs throughout showing sites, views and pubs along the route. A full colour map accompanies each walk and cycle and there is practical information such as distance, minimum time and level of difficulty to make sure you make the most of your family day out.

Country Pubs & Inns of Cornwall,
P Long, 2005
This guide will provide readers with the most comprehensive choice of pubs and inns situated in the countryside of Cornwall.<br />In addition to the name, address and telephone number, many entries will provide details of real ales, food, accommodation and facilities such as opening times, entertainment, parking, gardens and children's play areas as well as directions on how to get there.

Pub Walks for Motorists: Devon and Cornwall,
M Bennie, 2005
Forty circular walks covering the two counties, each based on a good local pub. Includes routes around Parracombe, Kentisbeare, and Postbridge in Devon; and Pentewan, Lamorna and Port Isaac in Cornwall.

Pub Walks Along the Cornwall Coast Path,
E Smith, 2004
A collection of 20 circular walks, based on the Cornwall Coast Path, stretching from Port Isaac via Land's End and the Lizard to Cremyll, near Plymouth.

Pub Walks in SW Cornwall,
T & D Rowe, 2001
30 short circular walks based on good local pubs.

The Hidden Inns of the West Country,
J Billing & R Peace, 2000
The first in the Hidden Inns series, this guide contains 10 chapters giving historical facts, important landmarks and places to visit. A full page is devoted to each pub or inn.

Short Walks from Cornish Pubs,
E Smith, 1995
Twenty short circular walks based on inns in Cornwall. They are evenly spread between Bude and Fowey and between Seaton and Land's End. Sketch maps and photographs.

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