Truro’s luxury historic hotel
Tucked away at the top of a winding drive and surrounded by verdant mature gardens, The Alverton is a surprising foodie find in Cornwall’s capital city.
Ensconced on the sunny terrace with an exquisite cocktail to hand, you’d never believe you were just a ten‑minute stroll from the bustle of the city. Consequently, the luxuriously refurbished bedrooms and suites make this Grade II‑listed former convent a fantastic base from which to explore Truro and beyond.
Elegant and seasonal cooking comes courtesy of a team overseen by exec chef Nick Hodges. The intriguing menu features the best of both land and sea, with Nick’s pick of the Cornish dayboats’ catch sitting next to pasture‑reared beef and locally foraged accompaniments.
Take a leaf out of the locals’ book and order the surf and turf of fillet steak, garlic prawns, scallops, pont neuf potatoes, rocket, parmesan and saffron aioli.
Trencherman’s tip: keep an eye on social media for details of The Alverton’s events which include live music on the suntrap terrace.