The Alverton Hotel is one of my favourite places for a cocktail in Truro.
Trust me I’ve tried many-a cocktail in this town but The Alverton’s are always delicious and very reasonably priced too, so I was very excited to hear they’ve started doing ‘Summer Garden Sessions’ out on their patio with views of their private, secluded gardens – it’s the perfect way to wind down on a Friday evening!
This Grade II listed hotel is perched just on the edge of Truro’s hillside on Tregolls Road, and features over 50 unique rooms and suites as well as a restaurant and bar too. I hadn’t ever been outside in their gardens before but it was lovely to be sat out in the evening summer sun in their comfy patio seating last Friday!
These brand new ‘Summer Garden Sessions’ are all about live music, al fresco food fresh from the grill, and of course – cocktails! On Fridays, the hotel does a Two for £10 offer on cocktails as well, which is perfect if you’re heading out in a group or just fancy trying more than one from their delicious menu.
I chose the Strawberry & Elderflower Bellini (my favourite – so good!), while the others went for Cosmopolitans and Raspberry Collins.
Each week, the hotel is hosting a line-up of different local musicians, and for their first Friday, they had the super talented Mog Jones come along to play some beautiful acoustic covers and some of her own country-style tracks. She has an amazing voice, and did the most incredible cover of Shallow from A Star is Born (who doesn’t LOVE that song?).
It was so nice to just sit and chat with a couple of drinks and enjoy the music in this chilled out atmosphere.
…And of course enjoy some delicious food as well!
Chef Simon George was cooking up a storm over at the outdoor grill, with a light al fresco menu including hot ciabatta rolls with mackerel, chicken or veg, griddled skewers and a seafood jambalaya too. Between the four of us we managed to try pretty much each option, and they were all super tasty! These small plates ranged between £4 and £9 each, again perfect for a light summer evening meal.
The ‘Summer Garden Sessions’ at The Alverton will be running every Friday throughout summer, along with the Two for £10 cocktail offer too! Head to their website to find out more and see a full menu.
* We were kindly hosted for free but all opinions are my own