If you’re looking for some great days out around Cornwall where you can have fun and enjoy good food, take a look at our NEW Food Adventures.
The Food Adventures you’ll find on these pages were created and tested by teams from South West rural insurer Cornish Mutual, who were challenged to discover hidden gems and find places and activities that show off the best Cornish produce and service. The five Food Adventures we’re featuring take you to both North and South coasts as well as some inland locations and provide a wealth of foodie action for all tastes and energy levels. Try one today!
North Cornwall Trail
This adventure around the picturesque Camel Trail starts with a leisurely stroll around the lovely old town of Wadebridge. As is typical of so many Cornish towns, Wadebridge has retained its independent businesses and thereby its individuality, so take a peek at The Old Forge Fish Shop, Wadebridge Wines and some of the traditional butchers, before enjoying a quick espresso made with Cornish roasted Origin coffee, at the Relish Deli Café. The owner, Hugo, is a past UK Barista Champion and really knows his stuff.
To the city
Truro, Cornwall’s only city, boasts granite cobbled streets, Georgian mansions and a gothic style Victorian cathedral. But amongst this understated grandeur the feel is of a traditional country market town, particularly on Saturdays when Truro’s Lemon Quay comes alive with the weekly Farmers’ Market, featuring a mouth-watering array including home baked bread, the freshest local fish, hand made preserves, locally reared organic meats, flavoursome Cornish duck, smoked fish and local cheeses. A perfect place for any foodlover to stop off and meet some of Cornwall’s award-winning food producers face-to-face.
Heart of Cornwall
This is an action-packed day out in the heart of Cornwall, suitable for all. It includes features specifically tailored to the needs of people with a disability, including wheelchair users. Ideally located within easy reach of Helston, Redruth, Camborne, Penryn and Falmouth, and set in beautiful surroundings, Stithians Lake is an ideal place to enjoy some time on the water. There are plenty of activities for all ages and levels, but our adventure focuses on activities that have been created for people with physical disabilities.
Our most westerly Food Adventure starts close to the historic market town of Penzance on Mounts Bay, the departure point for the passenger ferry and the helicopter to the beautiful Isles of Scilly. Penzance is a bustling town filled with small independent shops. Make sure you call in at a Warrens Bakery and pick up some of their traditional Cornish saffron cake, made just a few miles away to a time-honoured recipe.