There is something quite special about Cornish food and drink. The culinary masterminds that call the Duchy their home have graced us with an endless supply of delectable treats, from a hearty fish and chips or a classic pasty, to the humble cream tea or Roskilly’s Ice Creams. We are lucky to be home to such a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and fine dining destinations that all serve such remarkable foodstuffs. When staying at Old Lanwarnick, you’ll have a myriad of local festivities and activities to indulge in during your vacation, and to help you plan your trip away we have put together a selection of must-visits in our local area.
Held at the beginning of May, St Ives Food Festival is a smorgasbord of local eateries that will have you spoilt for choice. Situated on the white sands of Porthminster beach in St Ives, you can dip your toes in Cornish waters whilst sipping on a refreshing beverage from one of the many stalls that will border the tideline. Not one to be missed!
When Porthleven puts on a show, it’s a must to attend. Held at the end of April, you’ll find yourself dancing between jewellery stalls, fresh paella, homemade vegan burgers, fresh fish and stunning garments, all on proud display around the village’s horseshoe harbour.
This festival, located near the town of Rock itself, is on during the height of the Cornish summer at the end of July. Thanks to this you’ll be able to experience the sunshine, the music and the food that Rock Oyster has to offer. Having grown into quite the festival over the years, you can also see some incredible bands play on these shores!
For the beer and music lovers out there, this annual charity festival is a great way to hit the town and taste some exceptional home-brewed beer from across the county. It’s also a great way to enjoy the plethora of beaches that surround the town center. Held at the end of September, this festival is a fun way to end the summer on a high.
This sausage and cider extravaganza is a sight to behold. Held in Launceston, for one day only at the beginning of July, it’s just around the corner from Old Lanwarnick, giving you a great base to relax before you go and enjoy the music, food and drink on offer at this quaint little gathering.
At the beginning of March, Fowey also lights up with the hustle and bustle of food from around the world. Fowey is just a stone’s throw from Old Lanwarnick, so this is a great place to visit while you stay with us.
If you are a fish lover, then you can’t visit Cornwall without exploring its range of local fishmongers. Supplying catches from local shores, you’ll be spoilt for choice as to what deliciously fresh fish to have for tea each night, and with their delivery its fish straight to your door! You can explore their selection in store, simultaneously supporting our local community, but you can also buy online to create a hassle free shopping experience. Pengellys Fishmongers also post their daily catch on their Facebook page found below, and you can buy this in person from Pelynt every week, which is just 1.5 miles from us!
See below for a couple of our favourites.
Thanks to our endless expanses of rolling green countryside, farming in Cornwall has been a commodity for generations. We have a handful of local farmers that are keeping this trade alive, and doing so by providing organic, exceptional produce for you to enjoy.
Pubs and restaurants
If there is one thing that Cornwall can do well, it’s pubs. Dotted around our countryside you’ll find some quaint, typically Cornish pubs that serve great ale, lager and homemade pub grub. See our locals below!
If cider is your drink of choice, then look no further! In Cornwall we have a thriving orchard community that grows and makes refreshing, delicious Cornish cider. Some will even allow you to take a tour!
A foodie welcome for all guests at Old Lanwarnick
A welcome pack of locally sourced products will keep you going when you arrive. This includes milk and butter from Trewithian Dairy just eight miles away, bread and cake from our local bakery Blakes, just seven miles away, and eggs laid by our very own rescue hens right here on site. This pack is something we pride ourselves in delivering to our wonderful guests. By staying with us and supporting our local business, we want to treat you to a selection of amazing local produce. If you have any particular dietary requirements please do let us know.
There is so much to explore at this end of the world, even in a small radius around our lodgings at Old Lanwarnick. And we want you to explore it to the fullest! We hope you enjoy our go-to list above and do get in touch if you’d like to book a stay!