Top 5 Things You Need To Taste When in Cornwall

There are many reasons to visit Cornwall. The sunsets, the beautiful beaches and the clifftop walks being just a few, but we believe the cherry on top of all great Cornish things, are the tasty treats.

Savoury, sweet and alcoholic alike, there’s a range of delicious delicacies to tempt every taste bud.

Pasties

Cornwall. Home to the classic Cornish Pasty. You literally cannot visit the county and leave without eating one.

The original Cornish pasty was invented by the wives of miners, the crimped crust was for holding with dirty fingers, whilst the majority was stuffed with potatoes, meat and other veg to serve as lunch down the mines. Some even had a little desert end, stuffed with something sweet to finish off their meal. Nowadays they are common crib for many Cornish folk, and available in all bakeries in the South West. A hearty, homely, classic snack.

Cream Teas

The lifetime rivalry of Devon and Cornwall lives on through the Great Cream Tea Debate. The Cornish would (correctly) argue that it is ALWAYS jam first, and cream on top. But however you like your cream tea, make sure there’s a beautiful view in front of you and a steaming brew.

Wherever possible we source our ingredients from local farmers, so you can enjoy your dessert in the knowledge that your cream tea was produced within a minimal amount of miles. We like to keep things local.

Alcohol

Whether cider, ale or gin is your tipple, Cornwall is home to many highly regarded breweries and distilleries. Our bar serves an array of crisp ciders, classic ales and exquisite gins to be enjoyed by a roaring fire on chilly evenings or out on the patio, over looking the rolling gardens and woodland.

The county is even home to the award winning vineyard that boasts the first English wine to be granted a royal warrant!

Ice Cream

There is no better end to a dog walk than an ice cream. Luckily our little county is famous for this locally produced treat. You’ll find many a converted caravan nestled in some hidden spot along the coast, serving everything from classic flavours to wacky combos, more often than not alongside a steaming coffee and a homemade cake.

Is there anything more adorable, and sticky, than smiling faces and wiggling fingers dripping with ice cream?

Fudge and Chocolate

Nom nom nom. Cornwall hosts an abundance of chocolatey treats and fudgey delights. There are so many family owned businesses popping up on farms and in pantries, and the produce is divine.

Sea salt dark chocolate and Prosecco fudge come wrapped in pretty packaging that is a perfect gift for loved ones, if it can survive the car journey home…