By which we mean the best pasties in the world, of course. There really isn’t much scope for looking further afield. We are aware that meat filled pie products described as pasties are available outside of the county, but you haven’t lived until you eat a Cornish pasty. In Cornwall. That’s why they have a special EU protected status.
Here at Cornish Traditional Cottages we do like to achieve the impossible on a weekly basis. Of course there are hundreds of pubs in Cornwall, many of which are by the sea – that’s the nature of the beast in a county that has so much coast. And in these competitive economic times, particularly for the pub industry, being rubbish just isn’t an option. Rural pubs aren’t rubbish – they’re closed. With so many great pubs to choose from, picking the top ten might be a big ask. So of course we’ve picked twelve.
Cornwall is becoming increasingly well known for its beers, but few outside of the Duchy realise just how many absolutely world-class breweries reside within the county. As well as the hugely famous “Big Three” (Sharp’s, Skinner’s and St. Austell), there are also a host of micro- and interesting craft-breweries, most of them welcoming visitors with open arms and offering tours of their premises with beer tasting included. Cornwall is rapidly becoming a top destination for beer afficionados and casual drinkers alike.
If you’re a pub person, you’ll probably want to check out some drinking places on your holiday. But it’s a slightly different game from choosing the venue for a cheeky weekend tipple. Luckily, Cornwall has something for everyone, and it’s rarely far from one of them to another. Here’s some inspiration for you. They all sell real ales, cold beers, wines and spirits. What did you expect? But there the resemblance to the typical ends. We defy anyone not to be at least slightly “wowed” by these choices.
Over the years Cornwall has built up a great reputation for its remarkable restaurants, pubs and café’s. Whether its food or drink you’re after it won’t be hard to find the perfect spot to rest your feet, fill your stomach and quench your thirst.
Many renowned chefs have chosen to open restaurants in the county to take advantage of the local Cornish produce that features heavily in Cornwall’s food. Most restaurants and pubs have menus offering seasonal food sourced from the surrounding area’s to keep it as fresh and local as possible.
Cornwall is becoming increasingly well known for its cuisine. Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver and other popular chefs have all decided to open restaurants in our beautiful county. With an abundance of fresh local produce including locally caught seafood there are a great variety of Cornish restaurants, pubs and cafés to suit all tastes.
Dine in a modern seafood restaurant overlooking the ocean. Visit century’s old traditional cosy pubs on the top of windswept moors. Tuck into some delicious locally reared steak, vegetables and new potatoes. Mop up the last of your moules mariniere with freshly baked warm bread. Wash it all down with a refreshing glass of crisp white wine.