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From the Editor to the latest edition of Cornwall Living!

This edition of Cornwall Living takes us on a culinary journey through some of Cornwall's finest restaurants, touching base with leading chefs who champion the vast array of local produce that makes up Cornwall's rich and bountiful larder. Rosie Cattrell tempts our taste buds in this month's cover feature from page 13. In conversation with leading chefs we hear how they are cementing Cornwall's place on the fine dining map. The foodie theme continues over the coming pages with a visit to Talland Bay Hotel (page 33) where a nine-course tasting experience is drawing gastronomes from far and wide. Food with a view doesn't come better than this and with luxury hotel rooms to retire to once replete you may want to stay forever.

We are joined once again by Jude Kereama (from page 34), Chef Patron of Kota and Kota Kai, who expounds upon the sourcing and sustainability of ingredients across the Duchy and how this has had an impact on the quality of dishes and menus across the county. However, it's not just the high-end restaurants that are leading Cornwall's culinary charge; talented bakers, baristas and brewers bring a simpler, but just as tasty, fayre to our tables. Newly opened Ladyvale Bakery at Nansledan (page 40) is a case in point. While the bakery might have just opened its doors, the baker behind it, Lara Spurrell, is no stranger to the kitchen. Having previously run an award-winning café, her cakes, bakes and high teas are perfect for those looking for indulgent sweet treats. No foodie tour of Cornwall can be taken without dropping in to one of its distilleries. Copperfish Distillery in Looe (page 36) boasts a plethora of Taste of the Awards for its range of 'proper' spirits, while Cornish Rock Gin (from page 38) has recently launched a gin in conjunction with Marie Curie, ensuring that each sip gives back to this amazing charity.

This issue also sees the return of Cornwall Living's ultimate guide to weddings. From page 43, we bring together venues, caterers, jewellers, outfitters and more in a bid to remove some of the stress of planning your nuptials, ensuring your wedding day is simply the best ever.

No edition of Cornwall Living would complete without the latest news from across the Duchy (from page 7), homes of distinction currently on the market (from page 21), coastal stays (from page 29), art in focus (from page 63) and our fabulous competitions (page 69) where there's the chance of winning some fabulous prizes. Don't forget to enter online at, you have to be in it, to win it!

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Firmly established as one of the UK’s top foodie destinations, we take a look at some of the restaurants behind Cornwall’s fabulous and ever-growing fine dining scene.

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It’s no secret that our beautiful Duchy draws visitors from far and wide for the rich local history and startlingly beautiful scenery that frames our corner of the country, but in recent years a new focus has come to the fore to pique our interest. While famed for traditional Cornish pasties and cream teas, still very much enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, Cornwall’s abundance of fresh, good quality ingredients, combined with an ever-growing collection of talented chefs and a shared passion for seasonal food, has meant a glinting reputation for fine dining at its very best has settled over the county, beckoning foodies from far and wide.

One such establishment, positioned with a truly spectacular view across the striking Carbis Bay and beyond, is Adam Handling’s Ugly Butterfly ( Built on an ethos of sustainability and zero waste, the idea is that as much as there is no such thing as an ugly butterfly, with skilled enough people and the right state of mind, there need be no

such thing as food waste! Ugly Butterfly works closely with growers, farmers and fishermen across Cornwall – seafood from Matthew Stevens, grass-fed beef from Homage to the Bovine, organic vegetables, herbs and fresh flowers from Trenow Fields and dairy from Trink – all chosen for beliefs and practices that align with Adam’s own. And as for the food; think fresh oysters, scallops, Cornish turbot, sweet mussels, local meat cooked to bring out the richest flavours and paired with vegetables from local farmers and carefully selected wines, beautifully presented and designed to delight, with a view to indulge in as you sit back and enjoy.

from local farmers and carefully selected

Another big name in the world of Cornish fine dining is Nathan Outlaw (, and his New Road restaurant perched at the top of Port Isaac, with coastal views over the bay to widen the eyes as you sit with a wine glass in hand, has built a reputation all its own. Relishing in the variety and splendour of seafood that

Another big name in the world of Cornish fine widen the eyes as you sit own. Relishing in the variety

PREVIOUS  Delights from Restaurant RenMor ABOVE  Take a seat at Ugly Butterfly
BELOW  Nathan Outlaw
ABOVE  Founder of Ugly Butterfly, Adam Handling



Looking to continue your journey of fine-dining discovery? We’ve collected here some of our favourite restaurants that are sure to delight both appetites and imaginations.

Paul Ainsworth No. 6, Padstow

Driftwood Restaurant, Portscatho

The Idle Rocks Restaurant, St Mawes

The Victoria Inn, Penzance

The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

The Fish House, Newquay

The Cove, Maenporth

The Talland Bay Hotel, Porthallow

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Kota Restaurant, Porthleven

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defines the Cornish coast, it is here that Nathan invites you on a tasting experience, as he explains: “Over the past two decades I have dedicated my craft to the pursuit of seafood excellence, uncovering original techniques and recipes whilst harnessing the nuances of classical seafood cookery. The dishes prepared at Outlaw’s New Road reflect the location and time of the ingredients gathered, even to the day; we consider the subtle changes in produce and raw components as each season evolves. Our aim is to elevate seafood.” With the option of an a la carte lunch, celebrating Nathan’s most iconic dishes from the last 20 years, or his signature seafood tasting menu for dinner, which elevates the seafood dining experience to whole new heights, Outlaw’s New Road is nothing short of a haven for any sea-foodie.

Relatively new to the scene, but nevertheless packing a punch with a Muddy Stilettos Best Restaurant Award for 2022 tucked under its belt only a few months after opening, The Mulberry in Falmouth ( has quickly found a firm foothold, fusing fine dining with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to put you at ease as you sample the very best of local flavours. With chefs Harry Cartwright and Jay Brady at the helm, each bringing their own unique skills and perspectives to the plate, local, seasonal and sustainable produce is at the core of everything they do, using local suppliers wherever they can, and even foraging a lot of their ingredients themselves. Much like Ugly Butterfly, The Mulberry aims to produce as little food waste as possible, with a determination to use every part of an animal, fruit or vegetable, ordering in whole cuts of meat from butchers like Philip Warrens. While the premium cuts are used in the pork tenderloin dish, offcuts will help create the delicious quail scotch

eggs currently on the menu; anything left from the lamb saddle can be made into lamb bacon or salt lamb; and remnants of fruits and vegetables can be used in gels, sorbets and stocks. This level of attention to detail shows in the presentation and flavour of every dish on the menu, and paired with an extensive wine list and a collection of locally sourced spirits and fresh, seasonal cocktails, a visit to The Mulberry is sure to satisfy.

Finding home in The Headland Hotel, perched fifty feet up on Newquay’s Towan Headland with a view of Fistral Bay’s pounding surf and tantalising sunsets through the twelvefoot windows that stretch the length of the restaurant, is Restaurant RenMor (renmor. Following a multi-million-pound refurbishment, impressive is an understatement when it comes to first impressions alone. Serving breakfast, afternoon tea and supper, dishes here are unfussy and luxurious, with ever-changing specials inspired by the pick of the produce delivered to the kitchen every morning. Having maintained a close relationship with the best sustainable food suppliers in Cornwall, you can expect to sample the delights of Mora Farm’s, Trenow Fields’ and Padstow Kitchen Garden’s exceptional veg; Phillip Warren’s dry-aged meat perfection; Cape and Cove Cornwall’s rare breed lamb and pork; the freshest seafood possible from Flying Fish, and, of course, Roddas’ Cornish clotted cream. “We’re blessed here by the natural bounty on our doorstep,” explains Fred Goodrich, Head Chef at RenMor.

“We have dayboats landing beautiful seafood

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RenMor's stunning interior refresh

 LEFT Chef Jay Brady, The Mulberry, alongside some perfectly presented dishes
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every morning from Newquay to Newlyn, regenerative farms pushing the standards for provenance with their meat and poultry, and artisanal producers supplying wonderful seasonal veg. Restaurant RenMor celebrates all this.”

For a relaxed AA Rosette Cornish dining experience overlooking sub-tropical gardens and the dazzling sea beyond the sands of Gyllyngvase Beach, St Michaels Resort’s Brasserie on the Bay ( is another fine dining experience to join the burgeoning Falmouth foodie scene. Serving dishes big in local flavour and low in food miles, Executive Head Chef Darren Millgate is taking diners on a laid-back tour of Cornish fields, farms and waters, as he explains:

“Whatever time of year you visit us, our local food heroes will be firmly in the spotlight. Almost everything on your plate comes with a local story.” It is this level of provenance, combined with Darren’s expertise when it comes to flavour, that make his menus stand out. Rotating the menu daily keeps things fresh at Brasserie on the Bay, offering up the opportunity for you to try something new each time you visit; from Westcountry sirloin steak and pan-fried Newlyn hake fillet, to pea and bean gnocchi in a rich roasted tomato sauce or the saffron and samphire risotto, there’s a dish to delight all tastes. With a fervently flourishing boiling pot of fine dining restaurants left, right and centre, Cornwall is certainly headed to the top of the list when it comes to the ultimate epicurean bucket list, and once here you may be a while with all the choice around you! Wherever you find yourself pulling up a seat, be it Falmouth, Carbis Bay, Newquay, or the many other fine-dining foodie capitals here in the south west, you’re sure to find a true taste of Cornwall.



Looking for the perfect Cornish tipple to follow your fine-dining experience? Make sure to turn to page 38 to discover the incredible range of rum and gin from local distillers, Cornish Rock Gin (


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Fowey Valley Cider & Distillery

At Fowey Valley Cider & Distillery, the humble apple stands at the very heart of all that the team do. Makers of a range of exquisitely crafted, awardwinning Cornish fine spirits and artisan ciders, here is an insider’s persective into just how this liquid gold is crafted.

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Now officially open to the public, Kurt Jackson’s latest exhibition, The Fowey, maps his journeys along the beautiful waterways of the River Fowey, tracing it all the way from Bodmin Moor to the deep-water estuary by Fowey Town. Turn to page 65 to read on, and find out a little bit more about an exhibition that is sure to inspire.

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Originally a working mill with a separate miller’s cottage, it was successfully amalgamated many years ago into a unique and spacious family home. Lanner Mill has an abundance of charm and character with

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Delighting in its views over the rooftops of Polperro, towards the traditional fishing harbour and the ocean beyond, you’ll find The Croft – tucked away in a quiet position above the village, yet within easy reach of everything it and the surrounding coastline has to offer. Comprising a charming detached cottage and annexe, the property has been lovingly improved by the current owners. It offers a total of three bedrooms – two in the supremely comfortable cottage, with one in the delightful annexe, including an en suite. What’s more, whilst the latter is attached to the main residence, there is nevertheless a real sense of privacy between the two, making the annexe perfectly suitable whether you want to welcome visiting friends and family, or follow the lead of the current owners and generate yourselves a useful income from holiday letting.

Into the main cottage and you can expect tasteful décor throughout, with sympathetic updates and plenty of nods to the home’s original character. A large boxed bay window in the lounge, for example, floods the room with light and capitalises on the amazing views, whilst an atmospheric feature fireplace and exposed beams in the ceiling provide a level of cosy comfort that’s hard to beat when the Atlantic winds of winter begin to hammer the Cornish coast. The kitchendiner, which sits on the opposite side of the hallway, also enjoys plenty of natural light thanks to a matching boxed-bay window; a shaker-style kitchen and creamcoloured Aga contrast magnificently with black granite worktops, whilst oak-style flooring and exposed beams complete the coastal-countryside style that so suits homes this close to the sea.

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Two-bedroom main cottage

One-bedroom, self-contained annexe with income potential

Views across Polperro and out to sea

Quiet, picturesque location

Low-maintenance, two-tiered garden

Leased parking spaces

Lapsed permission for creation of off-road parking

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From soft and subtle to bright and bold, the world is your oyster when it comes to decorating your interiors. As a crisp change of season approaches, it's never been easier to refresh your bathroom so it’s truly reflective of your style and aesthetic, especially with a little help from Daron O’Regan at Ripples.

1. Spathroom

As the trend for spending more time at home doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast, the at-home ‘spathroom’ continues to gain popularity. Offering a place of retreat and relaxation, the ‘spathroom’ combines the spa aesthetic with luxury products that aid wellbeing. Freestanding baths, luxuriant showers and even steam cabins are proving popular as bathrooms become a sanctuary of comfort and calm in your home.

2. Feature walls

If you’re wanting to make a small change that has a big impact, then a feature wall is always the way to go. Pink is proving popular, whereas oranges and greens can bring a splash of colour and vibrancy into your room. A feature wall can be created with a lick of paint, a bold tile, or even wallpaper. You can choose how much space you want to use, be it floor-to-ceiling, half-height, or even bringing your design up onto the ceiling. One advantage of a feature wall is that it offers a clever illusion of more space in smaller bathrooms by helping to blur the lines and edges of the room.

Drawing inspiration from the natural world is nothing new in bathroom design, but this season it's more prevalent than ever. Slatted wooden walls and panels are the biggest trend at the moment, as wood, especially reclaimed, brings a tactile and textural element to a scheme. The use of recycled materials is becoming increasingly important, primarily for the environmental benefits but also as a way of adding character to a design.

If you want to implement one of these beautiful aesthetics in your bathroom, why not pop down to the Ripples showroom in Truro to have a look at some of your interior options?


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As its tenth anniversary approaches, we take a look at ColourFence Cornwall’s versatile products.

The award-winning company ColourFence Cornwall specialises in the supply and installation of long-lasting metal garden fences, railings and gates. It offers unique and highquality fencing as an alternative solution to traditional products needing constant maintenance and upkeep. ColourFence can even withstand gales up to 130 miles an hour, so its longevity makes it fantastic value for money. Director of ColourFence Cornwall, Olly Daglish, tells us a little more about the extensive and attractive range of fencing as the team approach their ten-year anniversary. Having had ColourFence installed at his previous house in Tintagel, Olly was so impressed with the product he decided to invest in bringing it to Cornwall. He explains: “It’s the perfect solution for our windy wet climate! Our fencing is made of high-tensile steel, protected in a patented zinc and aluminium alloy called zincallume which stops it from rusting. If the base steel is exposed to moisture through cutting for example, the zinc and alluminium chemically react to create a protective barrier over that cut, meaning it will not rust. This is why it is often known as the self-healing fence.”

ColourFence offers a 25-year guarantee against rusting, warping, or peeling which means no painting or maintenance, just the occasional hose down to keep your outside

area looking beautiful. They are also fireproof, making them an excellent choice when around oil tanks or caravan parks where wooden fences aren’t an option. A customer’s ColourFence even stopped a fire from spreading from their wooden shed, preventing what could have been irreparable damage.

Olly has a few tips for those thinking about getting their own ColourFence: “Plan ahead. If you think your fence is looking a little tired and wobbly, the chances are it won’t survive the next storm. End of summer/early autumn is the ideal time to get your garden ready for winter. Ensuring your boundary is strong enough to withstand the coming winter is essential.”

With the unforgiving months of winter now just around the corner, there’s no better time to think about shoring up your garden boundaries. And with so many benefits –especially for those hoping to future-proof their fencing for years to come – it’s hard to find a reason not to use ColourFence.


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Our choice of Cornish coastal getaways

Beautiful stays in Bude and St Agnes.

The Blue House, Bude

Acontemporary beach house exuding coastal luxury at every turn, The Blue House in Bude offers a spacious base for eight people to relax and revive. The property itself was designed by renowned architect Ian Hogarth, whose London home featured on Grand Designs. The interiors are effortlessly chic, with high-quality soft furnishings and locally sourced artwork. Access the sea and surf at Crooklets Beach within minutes, and explore the bustling seaside town of Bude, just a short walk away. The property also benefits from a secure wetsuit store and outdoor shower, so it really is designed for the ultimate beach lover. If your holiday relaxation comes in the form of something more active, then Bude’s golf links are on your doorstep, as is access to endless miles of the South West Coast Path.

With four en-suite bedrooms to choose from, The Blue House is a fantastic property for groups of friends and couples. After a day exploring the north coast, head back to your social open-plan living area to cook up a delicious meal and enjoy a good night’s sleep before another day exploring all that the north coast of Cornwall has to offer.

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Polberro Cottage, St Agnes

An exquisite four-bedroom cottage, situated in the picturesque coastal village of St Agnes, and just steps away from The Beacon and less than a 20-minute stroll away from Trevaunance Cove beach.

In the spacious open-plan living area, you are greeted with breathtaking sea views through the large sliding doors, inviting the beauty of the outdoors inside. There is a modern, fully equipped kitchen leading into the dining area with seating for up to eight guests. A vaulted ceiling, exposed brick wall and three comfortable sofas make the ground floor sitting area the perfect gathering spot for the entire group.

Upstairs is a bright and spacious main sitting area, boasting even more vaulted ceilings, an exquisite feature window that opens onto a balcony and a contemporary wood-burning stove, creating a lovely ambience for cosy evenings. Down the hall are two of the four bedrooms. The first boasts a king-size bed, en-suite shower room and a dressing area. Bedroom two is bright and airy featuring a cosy double bed. Both bedrooms share access to a connecting balcony, with the remaining bedrooms situated on the ground floor. Bedroom three is arranged with two single beds and an en-suite shower room. The fourth bedroom offers a dressing area and super-king-size bed.

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Songbirds, Bude

Songbirds finds itself tucked away from the noise and busyness of day-to-day life, in a Cornish oasis made for relaxing. Painstakingly restored, this barn sits within the secluded grounds of a 16th century farmhouse and although wonderfully private, every modern luxury has been considered, from hand-built kitchens and luxury bathrooms to oversized sofas and sumptuous beds. Wander out through the doors from the large living spaces to the terraces and enjoy your own little paradise where there is even an area to play petanque to while away the afternoons.

Complete with a fire pit, barbeque and pizza oven, Songbirds is the perfect place to unwind and eat al fresco as the sun comes down on this little piece of heaven. A decked terrace at the bottom of the garden overlooks the large pond where you can take in the morning chorus with a warm coffee in hand to start the day in the most magnificent way. Don't forget your camera and binoculars either, as Songbirds welcomes wildlife from all around, with red deer and stoats as well as numerous bird species regularly visiting the area.

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If you enjoy fresh local ingredients and complimentary tipples paired with expert tasting notes in a relaxed yet luxurious dining environment, then this tasting experience is for you. The Talland Bay Hotel does things a little differently, presenting and explaining each dish as you make your way through the varied courses.

Start your evening in the bar with a Talland Bay No 1 gin and tonic to accompany freshly prepared snacks. The gin is made in collaboration with Colwith Farm, combining a potato-based spirit with botanicals like pine, mint, rose and elderflower from the team’s very own garden. The culinary journey continues into the dining room for seven courses, representing the very best of their seasonal kitchen.

Tease your appetite with an amuse bouche before savouring your first of two smaller plates, showcasing perfectly executed cooking. Your second smaller plate will introduce incredible local fish, letting hand-dived scallops shine before the main event. Here, perfectly balanced flavours and seasonality melt together with Rioja Reserve or Californian Zinfandel in a dish of meat,

game, or poultry. Each course is matched with the perfect wine; whether it’s still, sparkling, or fortified, the Talland Bay Hotel never hides behind norms or tradition.

Cut through the sumptuous savouries with something cold, refreshing and light before your rich dessert, served with a glass of fizz. And what could be better to enjoy after your meal than cheese and sherry? Finally, end your tasting experience with coffee, tisane, or tea in the bar, paired with a variety of sweet treats to leave your palate feeling spoilt and satisfied. A Lemoncello or house cold compound spirit also provides a delicious and refreshing finish!

Talland Bay’s tasting experience is a collaborative effort, from front of house and gardeners to Head Chef Glen and his brilliant brigade in the kitchen. Enjoy a totally Talland evening by booking a onenight dine and stay, allowing you to simply stroll back to the comfort of your own room and reflect on your favourite elements of the night. We can think of few better ways to experience culinary Cornwall.


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Kota and Kota Kai’s Jude Kereama guides us through Cornwall’s dining evolution and the suppliers who have bolstered the Duchy’s foodie reputation.

The Cornish food scene is one of the biggest attractions for tourists wanting to come to Cornwall for a holiday. Cornwall has been named the best county to dine in outside of the capital for a few years now, beating off some tough competition from areas like Cumbria. The abundance of talented chefs and some of the best produce in the UK certainly helps us to maintain the high quality of service we provide here in the Duchy; from Launceston to Land End, I am never very far from a good meal.


However, it wasn’t always like this. Not so long ago, Cornwall had a different reputation. Although we have been famous for pasties, ice cream, Cornish cream teas and fish and chips, it was difficult to find any finer dining alternatives. Nowadays, we have an abundance of restaurants with star-quality chefs. Rick Stein and Kevin Viner made a reputation in Cornwall for delicious food several years ago, and then came names like Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth. We are also lucky enough to have a whole load of chefs winning accolades from Michelin and the AA, bringing their skills from all over Cornwall to create fantastic dishes. I am personally stunned by all of the brilliant restaurants at our disposal, ranging from lunch cafes to fine dining tasting menus. When I have friends come and visit from London, a haven for food lovers, they are always surprised by how incredible every place is, not to mention the quality and value for money.

The biggest change in the food sector, and undeniably one of the major contributors to the delicious dishes on offer here, is where we are sourcing our ingredients and the sustainability factor. We currently have a lot more information about the best seafood to buy in terms of sustainability compared to previous years. As well as this, we have an abundance of amazing suppliers, small boats and anglers who provide our restaurants with the freshest and highest-quality seafood available.

As well as sourcing the tastiest delicacies from the sea, we also have access to organic farms that provide us with the best of the season’s vegetables, fruits and herbs from the land. West Country Premium Venison looks after its deer immaculately and this is reflected in the taste of the venison, which is the best. Not only are the deer brought up on organic feed, no vaccines are used on the livestock either. They also live on a freerange farm where the abattoir and butchers are on the premises, so the deer are never under any duress. Another brilliant supplier of meat that we use are Philip Warren Butchers in Launceston. It is no surprise that this family-run business, which has traditionally aged and matured meat since 1880, were recently named UK Butcher of the Year. It is our constant determination to find the best suppliers that treat their ingredients as carefully as we do that makes dining with us in Cornwall a thing of culinary beauty.

Of course, all of this focus on prime ingredients comes at a higher cost. It often takes a lot more time, effort and money to produce high-quality ingredients which creates a challenge for us restauranteurs who are trying to keep our menu prices down. All our costs have unfortunately increased significantly over the last couple of years as wages, produce, utilities, services and essentials have all skyrocketed. While this makes it hard to keep our costs down, we certainly aren’t compromising on taste and quality with the food we’re producing; we will always champion the best local suppliers and create the tastiest, highestquality plates possible for locals and lucky visitors alike.


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TASTY tipples

Copperfish Distillery are now five years into creating great-tasting, truly authentic Cornish drinks.

Based in the Cornish town of Looe, the Copperfish team have always had a determination to promote the town’s great food and drink, and this September saw the brand take pride of place as sponsor of Looe Food Festival, where it was also featured amongst some of Looe’s finest culinary talent under the bright lights of the demonstration stage.

At the very heart of what they do is great taste and quality. Rob, the distiller, works tirelessly to create the best drinks possible by keeping to a simple mantra: “proper spirits made proper”. This, in essence, means cutting corners simply isn’t an option, and only the very best ingredients and methods are used. Having established shining credentials with an award-winning range of rums, all made from scratch in Cornwall, the team have more recently focused on whiskey-style products. Launched at the festival, Kerbon made quite an entrance and was featured in the mixology session at the close of the event. But what is Kerbon? Well, if you like bourbon you’ll love this whiskey-like tipple. It is a Cornish bourbon-style spirit made from a mash of local corn, barley and wheat. After careful fermentation, the mash is distilled in a pot still and cut to retain flavour with the highest quality. This smooth white spirit has been available for a few years as Copperfish

Moonshine, after being cut to 40% ABV. The full-strength spirit, however, has been rested for some years in specially selected oak casks to develop taste and colour. The product is beautifully packaged in a bold rectangle bottle with highly embellished labels, which will no doubt shout out from the bar or shelves in store. Everyone has their individual preference but the team at Copperfish has suggested a couple of ways to make the most of the drink. Try it neat, with a little ice like traditional bourbon, or use it as a great base for an Old Fashioned. It’s also a delicious mixer, so make sure you try it with some cola. Copperfish Rum, Moonshine and Looe Gin have been awarded five Golds and four Silvers by Taste of the West, so however you take your tipple, the new Kerbon is bound to impress.


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You are never far away from delicious rum and gin in Cornwall.

While there are a number of businesses that brew and batch their own beverages around the Duchy, we’re not sure any are quite as busy as Cornish Rock Gin. The artisan gin and rum company which specialise in meticulously testing and hand bottling its craft spirits has successfully moved into a brand-new distillery and bottling plant in Wadebridge. Here, you can explore the shop full of fantastic flavours and even visit the tasting station to sample the team’s wares before you buy. Up for grabs in the Wadebridge shop is a variety of produce, including features from when the company first began, like the original still, Bonanza Boy, named after Founders Angie and George Malde's favourite racehorse. As ever, they have a team of friendly and knowledgeable sales advisors on hand to help you find the best gin and rum to suit your taste. To ensure

your trip is hassle-free, there is also plenty of parking right outside the shop.

Not only have the Cornish Rock Gin team moved into a larger distillery, they have also been busy opening two brand new shops, so you can now buy your favourite flavours from both Tintagel and Bude. The shop in Bude even launched its latest gin, Live the Dream, a charming dry gin that is both herbal and citrussy, balancing the flavour of rosemary with the pizzazz of lemon and orange. This was proudly done in conjunction with registered charity Marie Curie and ensures that a donation from every bottle sold goes towards the fantastic cause to help with the amazing work they do every day. Cornish Rock Gin was honoured to host Lynda Thomas, the Community fundraiser for Marie Curie, and Rachael Sundry, the team's very own regional Marie Curie nurse for the launch of Live the Dream. Each new product is tested


and tasted by locals before being hand-bottled and receiving the official stamp of approval. By following this process for every bottle that leaves the distillery, the team is able to ensure that by the time it reaches you, it is as close to perfect as a drink could be.

Their Tintagel shop, meanwhile, is so busy that a unique Camelot collection of gins and rums was made especially for this location!

These boxed gin and rum gift sets in the Camelot collection make brilliant Cornish presents for those who enjoy a tasty tipple. The gins consist of Sir Galahad Classic Gin, Sir Lancelot of the Bluewater, Pendragon Pink and Merlins Magic Marmalade, while the rums include Camelot Coconut Paradise, The Holy Grail, Vanilla Knights and Sir Percival Perfect Plum. All of the gin and rum is made with passion and a lot of fun before being cut with pure Cornish spring water, striving for originality in every gin made with finely sourced local ingredients.

If moving distillery and opening two new shops weren’t enough for Cornish Rock Gin, the team are launching three new rums in October. Firstly, because it was highly requested, is the True Taste, a 57% full Navy strength rum to accompany the range of 37.5% rums. All of the rums are smooth and to be enjoyed neat or over ice and this navy strength is no exception. To bring out the

flavour even more simply, add a teaspoonful of lukewarm water. The second flavour is the Banana Blast, which speaks for itself. Full of sun-ripened bananas, incorporate this fruity flavour in a creative cocktail or enjoy by itself. Lastly is the release of the Rhubarb and Ginger Twist, a classic flavour combination that always proves popular. In this rum, the sharpness of the rhubarb turns to a sweet lingering taste with a real hint of ginger.

Cornish Rock Gin has other outlets in Land’s End, St Michael's Mount, Padstow and many other locations around north Cornwall, so you are never too far away from delicious gin in a range of flavours! If you are looking for a Cornish gift or just a fantastic selection of tipples for yourself, don’t hesitate to go and try the range.


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BEAUTIFUL cakes and bakes

From sweet treats to savoury snacks, Ladyvale Bakery has a delectable delicacy for every taste.


Whether you are after a towering bespoke wedding cake, a tasty high tea or an indulgent treat, make sure to pop into Ladyvale Bakery between Tuesday and Saturday to get your fix or get in touch to discuss an order!

Owner of Ladyvale Bakery, Lara Spurrell has been honing her skills since her youth, spending her childhood baking with her nan and nurturing a passion for food. More professionally, she opened the awardwinning Woods Café in Cardinham with her husband David in 2009, where she continued to develop her craft. After this, they opened the doors of Ladyvale Bakery, the natural cake conclusion of Lara’s baking journey and a new Duchy development situated in Plen Tennyson, Nansledan. Just one of a number of lovely, small independent businesses in the area, Ladyvale boasts a gorgeous cake counter full of stunning bakes inspired by the seasons.

If it’s something special you are celebrating, then Ladyvale Bakery also produces delicious high teas with many customers stating it’s the best high tea they’ve ever had! The new autumn menu features warm fig and brie open sandwiches, Ladyvale's famous cheese scones, autumn berry meringues and caramel apple cheesecake, with a delicious glass of bubbly to make it extra special.

Also on offer are some fantastic celebration cake services including wedding cakes adorned with hand-painted watercolours and perfect piping, each available in a

and toasted pecans to blueberry and white chocolate. Alternatively, you can order a themed cake for a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion and choose from a range of designs. If you are after something simpler, order a classic or floral celebration cake decorated in Ladyvale's signature style with handmade macarons, gold touches and homegrown edible flowers. The team will even design beautifully crafted vintage piped heart cakes!


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Here at the family run Bier Huis, we are passionate about sharing the dining & beer rituals that Belgium has to offer, with a refreshing splash of the Cornish Coast.

Belgium is known for its incomparable brewing traditions & continuous beer flow. Coupled with delightful, luscious & comforting cuisine. Our diverse cellar collection allows you to indulge in the tremendous varieties composed by the country’s rich & captivating heritage - not to mention the charming glass collection. Add to this a delicious menu serving a wide range of traditional Belgian dishes – for lunch and dinner – and you have a menu that’s unique to the seaside town of St Ives.

Whether it’s somewhere to relax for lunch, or a romantic dinner in the evening, we have something for you all day. You won’t leave disappointed!

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Having worked as a fishmonger for most of her working life, for the past 15 years Annie has been teaching seafood cookery from her cottage in Mawnan Smith.

My courses will teach you all you need to know, from understanding what to look for when buying fish, how to prepare (filleting, skinning, deboning etc) and how to cook to perfection.

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Our newly refurbished store has now reopened! Enjoy our new layout, designed to enhance your shopping experience, where you can now browse the latest ranges of dining and living room furniture, beds and bedroom furniture, and as always, stunning accessories throughout. Come see the difference for yourself and take advantage of our grand reopening sale. You’ll be amazed at what you find!


The ultimate guide to weddings in Cornwall

Tying the knot in Cornwall is truly unique. Whether you say 'I do' under the clear blue skies of summer or opt for a wedding with a backdrop of wild winter waves, you’re assured of a day to remember. Cornwall boasts an abundance of stunning wedding venues, which can make it a daunting task to pick your favourite. Whether you choose a luxury coastal hotel, a boutique country retreat or an intimate garden gathering, all are waiting to capture your heart.

From page 47, we visit some of our favourite places to tie the knot. Take the Land’s End Hotel for example. Its breathtaking cliff top position ensures a magical setting for your big day, while its experienced weddings team can arrange the ultimate bespoke packages so that every last detail of your dream wedding comes true. From the wilds of the Atlantic to overlooking the calmer waters of Cornwall's south coast, the Falmouth Hotel has hosted happy nuptials for hundreds of couples over the years. This historic building offers a grand venue where you can celebrate in style with those who are nearest and dearest. For those searching for a venue with a difference, Enys Gardens offers mystique and majesty at every step; the setting is truly beautiful, appealing to brides and grooms who seek a deep connection to nature. For fairytale celebrations under canvas, a Wild Tipi wedding ticks all the boxes, including the sustainable ones. North coast weddings come courtesy of The Park Cornwall (page 52), another of Cornwall's back-to-nature venues. Imagine saying your vows in the magical yurt village followed by a wedding breakfast at The Kitchen By The Beach. St Ives has long since been famed for its incredible quality of natural light making it a much-desired wedding location. Harbour Hotel St Ives (page 55) has an enviable position above the white sands and turquoise waters of Porthminster beach and offers a range of packages or tailored options, so you can have your wedding your way. You'll be in good company should you choose to hold your wedding at Polurrian On The Lizard (page 57). The eclectic interiors and amazing views have drawn many celebrities to its doors, but it's the personal service and attention to detail that really sets this venue apart.

Wherever you choose to wed in Cornwall, we wish you a truly happy day!


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We all know how important it is to find the perfect venue for your big day, but where better than an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasting panoramic views of both land and sea? The Land’s End Hotel has just that, showing off wildflower-filled fields, views of the ocean and the iconic Longships lighthouse. This authentic Cornish setting will provide you with only the most magical of days and the perfect place to say ‘I do’. The hotel is fully licenced to host civil wedding ceremonies for up to 120 people, whether you want an intimate ceremony for just two in the Admiral Boston Room, a gathering of your closest family and friends in the Land’s End Restaurant, or a larger wedding in the Atlantic Suite. With a dedicated wedding co-ordinator service, you can get married knowing you are in the safest of hands at The Land’s End Hotel. No one knows the area better than the team and with vast amounts of local knowledge

and experience, they will make sure this is reflected in your special day.

Intimate and large-scale packages are available alongside all-inclusive room hire. The weddings team has beautifully crafted bespoke packages tailored to suit all your desires, including those finer details to make your day completely unique.

For your dream wedding on the Cornish coast surrounded by stunning views, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Land’s End Hotel. The team would love to hear from you!

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A day to remember

Do you want your dream wedding overlooking one of Cornwall’s most picturesque beaches? What about overlooking Falmouth Bay? If you are seeking a unique location steeped in oldworld grandeur, historic tradition and charm, look no further. The Falmouth Hotel is the perfect choice for your wedding by the sea with a range of packages tailored to your requirements, from a red-carpet arrival to the finishing touches. You will even have a dedicated wedding planner on hand to assist and support with preparations to make your big day a success. With 71 bedrooms, award-winning dining and five acres of beautiful gardens you are guaranteed a day to remember in this striking Victorian venue, waiting to welcome you and your loved ones.

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Said to be the oldest gardens in Cornwall, Enys Gardens have an air of romance and mystique about them which washes over you upon your arrival. With the option to hold your wedding ceremony and/or your reception for up to 120 people at Enys, your dream day can take place all in one beautiful setting.

On the day of your wedding, you have exclusive use of the Mansion house and 30 acres of gardens, giving you the option of getting married outside within the stunning gardens themselves, or in the enchanting setting of the house.

Ceremonies can be held in the gardens at the Broadwalk, filled with purples and blues from spring and autumn, or at the south-facing Summerhouse

Pitching up for a perfect day

As the Wild Tipi team – led by business owners Sam and Tim Moore – look forward to another incredible wedding season, they can’t help but reflect on the wonderful feeling that comes with creating beautiful spaces for two people to come together under canvas for the wedding day of their dreams.

“Our Tipi team have been outstanding,” says Sam, “allowing couples to celebrate their love with their friends and family, and we couldn’t be happier for them. We feel privileged to play a part in the joy that comes with creating such a beautiful space to celebrate. Seeing the happiness and love on the faces of our couples and their guests makes our job so worthwhile.” As the team works to be more sustainable, whilst still offering the ultimate fairy-tale venues in dream locations

Border, surrounded by succulents and overlooking the mature trees in the parkland. What’s more, they still have availability for 2024 and 2025 with weekday and out-of-season discount!

For more information contact enysgardens or visit

Elegant wedding wear

Manor Fashions is experienced in finding the right outfit for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom. It can be a daunting experience when a lady walks into the shop with hundreds of outfits to choose from, but there’s no need to worry because Ann and her team will effortlessly guide you through the process to reach that wow moment.

around Cornwall, a Wild Tipi wedding, for many, epitomises the ultimate way to say “I do”. So, if you’re looking for a little magic in celebrating your love, the Wild Tipi team could have just what you’ve been searching for.

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Your perfect coastal wedding

With its cliff-top setting on the unspoiled Lizard Peninsula, the award-winning Polurrian on the Lizard Hotel welcomes you to celebrate your special day in style. Providing a breath-taking panorama of the Cornish coast, both exclusive and nonexclusive packages are available, along with a choice of ceremony and celebration areas.

The Vista Lounge offers the Atlantic as a backdrop with garden views, and the blank canvas of The Cove View Suite means you

can create your own magical theme. The wedding team’s personal approach is second to none, and bookings are now being taken for this year and beyond. With its own sandy beach a short walk from the hotel and spectacular sunsets, both are ideal for capturing those truly special moments.

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The choice of outfits is endless, from the classic straight dress and jacket to less formal dresses that are still special. If an adjustment is needed on the outfit of your choice, then that is not a problem for Manor Fashion’s seamstress. For an appointment, why not visit the website and book online or give Ann a ring?

For more information call 07989 133254 or visit

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Whether you are after something timeless and classic or perhaps more contemporary, Trevails, with a reputation for service that goes above and beyond, is bound to have the suit for you. Providing high-quality suits for grooms and groomsmen for over 100 years, the store offers a range of brands from Calvin Klein to Ted Baker. As well as full suits, the friendly family-run business offers a fantastic alteration service just in case your outfit of choice needs a little tweaking as well as garments to buy then and there. Since you will be spending all day in this outfit, from the ceremony and reception to dancing the night away and posing for photos, making sure your fit is comfortable is just as important as the style. Nobody wants blisters and sore feet at the end of the night, so why not pick your dancing shoes from Loake, made using only the highest-quality material to create handmade English footwear since 1880? The brand are credited with the highly intricate and traditional Goodyear welting method, providing comfort and craftsmanship with every pair. Trevails are also pleased to be stocking new brand, Oliver Sweeney, producers of handcrafted men's footwear using exceptional materials and ethical sources.

After you’ve secured your three-piece suit, it’s important you finalise your look with those added extras so you are fully wedding-ready. At Trevails, the team understands that everybody has their own individual taste, so with that in mind, there are a plethora of options to choose from when it comes to picking the perfect tie. Known for its excellent range of accessories, Van Buck England and its Liberty range of wedding ties provide excellent accent pieces for your wedding day ensemble. There is a pattern for every personality and preference to make sure your unique style shines through and accompanies your tailor-made suit.

With a reputation for excellence, an impressive range of high-quality brands and first-class customer service, Trevails has the wedding attire you have been waiting for. Visit the friendly team with their wealth of knowledge for the perfect suit and pick out all of those essential extras while you’re there.


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Licensed for civil ceremonies, naming ceremonies and vow renewals, The Park, Cornwall could be the most enchanting setting for your very own love story. Making it a truly bespoke experience, choose from the magical yurt village, the on-site restaurant, The Kitchen By The Beach, or one of the three eco-lodges with stunning balcony views as the setting for your very own wedding.

This award-winning holiday village boasts a range of accommodation from luxury lodges with hot tubs to cosy cottages and park cabins, as well as the truly unique yurt village for anyone wanting to experience something a little different. The yurt village has a communal lounge area where up to 25 guests can relax around the fire pit or clay oven under the stars, sipping sundowners. If you are having a larger wedding, the onsite restaurant, The Kitchen By The Beach, can accommodate up to 50 guests with its contemporary design, friendly atmosphere and outdoor area.

However, if you are after a more intimate family occasion, one of the three eco-lodges will take up to 25 guests, and you can even say ‘I do’ on the balcony. The Park has over 30 dog-friendly properties and your pooches

are welcome in the restaurant too, so there is no need for anyone to miss out on your special day. For a wedding feast for all to delight in, The Kitchen By The Beach’s Head Chef Mark Fletcher and Chef Sam Deeks, will tailor your menu to suit your budget and dietary requirements, without compromising on taste or style.

You won’t need to step foot off the resort with its indoor pool and play areas for the little ones, complete with a new wooden pirate ship, tractor, swings and giant trampolines. There is even an indoor and outdoor swimming pool (open usually from May until September) with a new sauna and steam room for a little pre-nuptial relaxation.

For a truly one-of-a-kind, bespoke experience in a yurt village or eco-lodge, get in touch with The Park, Cornwall and start planning your big day.


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This award-winning, five-star holiday park in Mawgan Porth will help you achieve the wedding of your dreams.


Our experienced and acquainted team will work alongside you at each and every stage of the planning process to ensure that ‘no stone is left unturned’ and that every element of the occasion is just how you have imagined. The Rosevine Features 15 apartments, studios and a 4-bedroom self-catering house, altogether sleeping 36 adults and 19 kids, providing ample space for you and your nearest and dearest to enjoy a couple of days celebrating and relaxing all together.

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Set against a seemingly endless turquoise sea and just a short palm tree-lined walk to the golden sands below, this Cornish beachside hotel and spa is an enviable choice to say ‘I do’ if you’ve been dreaming of a beach wedding. Standing grandly above the award-winning Porthminster beach, Harbour Hotel St Ives has glorious views from the postcard-perfect harbour, golden sands and a sea as blue as the Caribbean. Voted one of Cornwall’s best wedding venues by Hitched, with over 50 glowing reviews from happy couples and named 2023 regional finalists in the Wedding Industry Awards, it’s no wonder Harbour Hotel St Ives is one of the most soughtafter and talked about wedding venues in Cornwall.

The hotel offers a variety of beautiful options to tie the knot. The private terrace leads right down to the shore and overlooks the blissful beach below, providing the perfect opportunity for breathtaking wedding pictures in front of the expansive blue sea. Alternatively, if you love the idea of a cosy nautical-themed wedding without relying on the weather, then the hotel’s soft, neutral décor, bright open spaces and simply stunning backdrops lend themselves to many styles, ranging from boho to elegant, exotic to minimal, and casual to coastal chic.

Newly launched wedding packages include a mid-week wedding option from £95 per person, a magical winter wedding from £3,800 for 30 guests and an uber-romantic ‘Just the Two of You’ package for couples who want to be free of the complexities of a larger wedding. For those with a love of Cornwall, The Porth package is filled with local touches! Enjoy Tarquin G&T’s for your reception drinks, a Cornish cream tea instead of canapés, Camel Valley for your toasts, a wedding breakfast followed by Cornish fudge, tea, coffee and much more. For couples looking for their dream wedding venue in Cornwall for 2024, Harbour Hotel St Ives is offering £1,000 off winter weddings booked for January to March and October to December, with terms and conditions applying. Find out more by visiting their website and exploring a range of packages to make your big day one you will never forget.


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Where could be better to get married than a magical clifftop spot surrounded by Hollywood glamour?

With breathtaking views across the Atlantic Ocean, Polurrian on the Lizard is the wedding venue that dreams are made of, and a place where vintage glamour meets coastal character. Perched at the gateway to the Lizard peninsula and the UK’s most southerly point, you will have to go a long way to find a more magical clifftop spot. This stylish hotel has welcomed everyone from Hollywood heart-throb Clark Gable to the stars of Strictly Come Dancing, but from the moment you step inside the Vista Lounge, it’s the light, bright interiors and captivating sea views that steal the show. Characterful touches including Waltzer car seating and an American jukebox add to the charm while outside, tiered terracing, windswept trees and colourful blooms draw the eye towards the twinkling ocean and Polurrian beach below. Whether you’re after a big bash or are seeking a more intimate affair, you’ll find the space, facilities and freedom at Polurrian on the Lizard to create a lifetime of special memories. Aside from the all-important ceremony, the food and drink have a starring role to play, and you can rest assured that the wedding breakfast will be first-class. Dining is a delight, with fresh and tasty Mediterranean-inspired dishes sourced from favourite local suppliers. With your delicious food comes an impressive

selection of beverages and signature cocktails, so there's sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

There are exclusive packages available from October to March, ranging from one to three nights. Indulge in full use of all 40 bedrooms, reception rooms and 12 acres of clifftop gardens for you and your guests. Alternatively, choose from three spaces to host a smaller ceremony with two private rooms for the wedding breakfast and evening reception. Say ‘I do’ in the Vista Lounge or restaurant with the Atlantic as your backdrop, or perhaps the Cove View Suite with its private terrace. You can even opt for a smaller celebration in the classically stylish Marconi Room.

To arrange a viewing, why not get in touch with Polurrian on the Lizard, or join the team at one of the upcoming wedding fayres on 29th October and 24th February to get a full taste of what’s in store?


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Wedding planning has a reputation for being more than a little stressful at times, but why not let us lend a helping hand to get you ready for your big day? With this comprehensive collection of some of the Duchy’s favourite wedding venues, caterers and suppliers of fine jewellery and clothing, you may just find everything you were looking for when it comes to the best day of your life. Let’s make it one to remember!


Bodmin Railway

Positioned in the heart of Cornwall, Bodmin Railway boasts a nostalgic and whimsical place to wed. Be transported back in time with tailor-made experiences, from complete hire of the 1950’s station and private coaches, to intimate elopements in the Signal Box. Step on board The Wedding Belle and celebrate in style as you toast your marriage riding through the Cornish countryside. This one-of-a-kind venue will create forever lasting memories of your special day, with bookings now being taken throughout 2023 and 2024.


Mr B’s Ice Cream

If you are an ice cream lover, then unlimited amounts of the delicious dessert from Mr. B’s classic 1970s Mk1 transit van is exactly what your wedding needs. The retro ice cream van is fully equipped to serve your six favourite Mr B’s flavours, from sorbets and dairy-free flavours to the all classics. Enjoy unlimited portions in waffle cones or tubs, topped with a Cadbury 99 flake and personalised wafer. Book before December 2023 and quote ‘Cornwall Living’ to save 10%! To find out more, email


My Cornwall Wedding; Officially Yours

Are you looking for a bespoke and legal civil wedding ceremony in Cornwall? If so, look no further. My Cornwall Wedding’s celebrant registrars will transform your wedding aspirations and wishes into a reality. Let you and your partner become ‘officially yours’ in the place of your heart’s desire – Cornwall, a county of beauty and magic, and a place of wedding dreams. Discover more by visiting the website below, and start your journey to bringing your wedding dream to life.


The Cornish Pizza Company

A favourite with locals and visitors to St. Agnes, The Cornish Pizza Company also offers bespoke catering packages for weddings, private parties and events. Treat your guests to delicious fresh pizzas, handmade to order, with an emphasis on local, seasonal ingredients served from a newly converted horse trailer, with full kitchen, woodfired pizza oven and bar, offering wines and Cornish craft beer on tap! There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan and meat options to choose from, accompanied by a selection of fresh salads and dips. Contact Tim or Fiona to chat through some ideas.


Trevassack Lake

The serene, natural environment makes the most stunning backdrop, with use of a fully accessible site, lakeside function room, six luxury Trevassack Holidays properties, and even watersports with CST Experiences if you wish!

Cornish Food Hub offer divine on-site catering from the restaurant café, with private dining options, and can even create your wedding cake.

From a small, simple ceremony, to a full site takeover, your dream day at this not-for-profit venue supports the charity that owns it, Children’s Sailing Trust.

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Go Go Skank

Brass-led and up for a party, Go Go Skank mash up a mix of 80s pop classics and the occasional ‘banger’ from an older generation… and rain them down in their own high-energy inimitable style. A heady mix of talent, this motley crew of musicians’ background of ska, reggae, rock and roll, pop, funk and soul all comes together in unique ‘Skankster’ style. Whether you are looking for a band for a wedding, birthday celebration, a pub night or private party, Go Go Skank will get you up on the dance floor! They are based in west Cornwall but more than happy to fire up the Go Go Bus and play further afield. Check out the band’s Gig List online to see where they are playing next or their Sounds and Vision page for a sample setlist and taster of what they sound like. As the band always say: “You’ll know the words, you’ll love the tunes but you’ve never heard ‘em quite like this before.”


Ferguson Nash

Who says that weddings should be all about the dress?

At Ferguson Nash, they believe that the groom should shine just as much as the bride and by investing in a timeless wedding suit there is no doubt that you’ll stand out. They are prepared for all of your clothing requirements, centring their tailoring around attention to detail and using only the highest-quality cloth. Get in touch with suit professionals, Ferguson Nash, to ensure you look your best on your big day.


Minnie’s Hair Studio

Over at Minnie’s Hair Studio in Helston, the team harbour a passion for beautiful hair and making you feel at your very best for your special day. Priding themselves on keeping up with the latest trends, and with regular education and training on the subject, the knowledge and skills available at Minnie’s are impressive to say the least. From effortless boho chic to runway glamour, they offer it all, and if you need a little refresh or a touch up before the big day, you’re in good hands here.

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The Rockpool Wedding Venue

Situated next to three miles of golden sand that stretches around St Ives Bay, The Rockpool Beach Café is a hidden gem for relaxed, beachside weddings, with a variety of wedding packages tailored to fit your day. Find it in the Gwithian dunes, with a kitchen run by LULA, famed for serving the very best sustainable, local and seasonal food; a fresh fusion of Cornish, New Orleans creole and Floridian crab shack spice. Enjoy the sunset over the dunes, outdoor and indoor bars, plus an optional marquee, all with a friendly team that’s always happy to help create your perfect day.


Found Treasure

Specialising in coastal-inspired engagement and wedding bands, as well as thoughtful bespoke gifts for all occasions, Naomi at Found Treasure will help you create the design of your dreams. Her beautiful designs are made with recycled gold and ethically sourced ocean diamonds, opals, sapphires and emeralds. Whether you’re preparing for a proposal or you are newly engaged, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Found Treasure to start creating your one-of-a-kind engagement ring inspired by the coast

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When it comes to your big day, why settle for anything less?

Envisage getting married at a luxury hotel in Fowey, a vibrantly-restored Victorian beauty nestled into the hillside, with stunning views over the Fowey Estuary and out to sea. Complete with a stunning sun-trap terrace, an upper garden perched up high and a lower garden right at the water’s edge, Fowey Harbour Hotel is often coined as a hidden gem on the Cornish coast. Boutique in style, the hotel lends itself perfectly for exclusive hire, comfortably accommodating up to 80 guests and is only steps away from the beach. All 37 individually-styled rooms come with little luxuries including complimentary gin and flat screen TVs, with many of them boasting enviable estuary views.

Newly launched wedding packages include exclusive use for one or two days, a mid-week wedding option, or a magical winter wedding from £3,695 for 30 guests. Alternatively, why not consider an uber-romantic ‘Just the Two of You’ package if you want to be free of the complexities of a larger wedding?

With a choice of saying ‘I do’ on either the lawn or in the Spinnakers suite, Fowey Harbour Hotel has the perfect setting for your ceremony. The Spinnakers suite is filled with period features, an abundance of natural light and harbour views whilst the upper lawn has beautifully manicured gardens and spectacular views across the harbour. The

lower gardens also offer stunning scenery and private al-fresco lawns with a champagne beach hut bar. All venues ensure the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. Fowey Harbour Hotel understands the importance of treating your guests to exceptional food and drink, so their passionate chefs have several different menus on offer, all using the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. You will even get a free tasting session first!

For couples looking for their dream wedding venue in Cornwall for 2024, Fowey Harbour Hotel is offering £1,000 off winter weddings booked from January to March and October to December, with terms and conditions applying. Don’t wait to get in touch with the experienced wedding team to find out more and get one step closer to your dream wedding.


Esplanade, Fowey PL23 1HX 01726 832551




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Set in 12 acres of Cornish countryside only two miles from the beautiful sandy beaches of Praa Sands, Boscrege Caravan & Touring Park is the best place to enjoy your Cornish holiday. We also sell luxury homes with a smallhire luxury fleet.

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CARAVAN & TOURING PARK From sumptuous suppers to lunch after a long walk, the seasonal food menu caters for all occasions and with an impressive selection of craft beers, the pub has an authentic yet sophisticated atmosphere that is sure to impress. Visit the Three Tuns in St. Keverne for a truly special experience in the heart of Cornwall, with four legged friends always welcome as well. Opening times: Open from 12 until 11.30pm every day Food is served Monday to Saturday 12–2 and Sunday 12–2.30 THE THREE TUNS CALL US ON 01726 65656 PENDENNIS • LOWER STICKER • ST. AUSTELL • CORNWALL TOP BRANDS • CAFE • HOME & OUTDOOR PET • EQUESTRIAN Inspired ideas from top brands for Autumn!

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John McKinstry is a Cornwall-based artist who has been painting the landscape for as long as he can remember. “It is something I just can’t imagine not doing,” he explains, “and like most landscape artists, I try to capture those parts of it that most inspire.”

For John, these come in many forms; solitary cottages; small hamlets and harbours clinging to the coast; moorland farms stark against imposing skies. As he puts it: “These are the places that stir in me the emotions I need to feel while I paint and which I hope I manage to occasionally reflect on my canvas.” Original paintings and limited-edition prints are available in galleries across the UK, as well as on John’s website. If you would like to see your own piece of calming artwork brought to life, John also welcomes commissions, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Christmas crafting with Jo Downs

If you like to get creative and would love to try the art of glass fusing, Jo Downs Handmade Glass has the perfect experience for you this winter. Fun and friendly glass fusing workshops are held regularly at Jo’s Launceston gallery for groups of up to six people. Led by members of Jo’s experienced team, these sessions include an initial demonstration, followed by the opportunity to make a variety of beautiful pieces, from hangings and coasters to framed artworks. With Christmas just around the corner, why not book a session with friends and family and make your very own Christmas decorations? Jo’s own collection of tree hangings, which includes glass Star, Santa, Snowman, Holly, Penguin, Mistletoe, Christmas Wreath, Figgy Pudding and Red Robin designs, could be your inspiration, or you could create something

New Kurt Jackson exhibition opens to the public

Kurt Jackson has spent well over 40 years working on, next to, and along many different watercourses; painting and drawing, following and observing these dynamic and enigmatic waterways as they meander their way through the countryside.

For his newest exhibition, The Fowey, Jackson focuses on one of Cornwall’s

Inspired by Cornish landscapes

special from your own family story, from love hearts to funny faces to caricatures of much-loved pets.

Jo’s workshops are also a great opportunity to make that really special Christmas gift, something bright and beautiful for grandma and grandpa perhaps, or a pretty window hanging for that precious friend. You can even give a Glass Fusing Workshop as a gift, with a Jo Downs gift card.

Places are going fast, so book now at, and to browse a wealth of inspirational gifts visit Jo Downs Handmade Glass Galleries at Market Place St Ives, Middle Street Padstow, Fore Street Fowey, Fore Street Tintagel and Pennygillam Launceston.

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most iconic rivers, the River Fowey, tracing its route from the source high up on Bodmin Moor, through farmland and wooded valleys across the county to where it meets the sea in the sheltered, deep-water estuary by Fowey town.

Take a dip in The Fowey, Tuesdays to Saturdays, at the multi-award-winning Jackson Foundation Gallery in St Just.

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Located in Wadebridge’s pedestrian central shopping area, Polmorla Walk, Wave 7 Gallery is home to a wide range of stunning paintings to suit all tastes and budgets. Passionate about the artists whose pieces she stocks, gallery owner Plum Mead has created a gentle, calm and inspiring space from which to select your next piece of art. Oils and acrylics feature everything you will see in the landscape of north Cornwall –sunshine on the beaches, the energy of the ocean, the weather ravaging the moors.

Among these works of art you’ll find beautiful, delicate ceramics, an excellent selection of silver jewellery, wooden and glass pieces and cards for all occasions, with recycled and natural materials featuring in the three-dimensional pieces. A talented artist in her own right, Plum’s contemporary painted mirrors are available directly from her in Wadebridge and are also stocked in other Cornish galleries.

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Sea Duster Wall Hanging by Steve Robinson

Celebrating 21 years in business in 2023, awardwinning glass artist Steve Robinson specialises in enamels to create his unique works. From wall hangings, bowls and sculpture to garden artworks, feature kitchen splashbacks and architectural glazing, Steve’s distinctive style reflects his love of ocean life. His artwork is characterised by his use of colour, texture and flowing forms to create beautiful pieces full of vibrancy and movement.



A Mother’s Love by Mel Chambers

A Cornish-made and exquisitely hand-carved inlaid tile by multi-award-winning Mel Chambers of Alchemy Tiles. She has used ancient 13th century inlay techniques so that each piece is individually hand carved as opposed to painted. This creates beautiful images, held eternal in earth and time, while keeping the techniques used centuries ago alive in today’s art.



Early Autumn on Daymer Bay by David Atkins

Experience Padstow Gallery’s newest release this autumn: the latest collection of original paintings, featuring some of Cornwall’s most revered locations, captured by renowned artist, David Atkins. “My paintings are about experiencing and responding to the places I encounter,” says David. “Working outside means I am immersed in the landscape and experiencing lots of different things. My senses are alive to the conditions of weather, the sounds and smell from the sea and land, the calls of birds and animals.”

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Cornish Surf Sunset by Martin Grimshaw

‘Autumn surf evening, warm salt dries on the skin, does the sun’s gold lack its lustre, until that is to it I whisper, tomorrow I travel, to kiss her again.’ The autumn sun and deep blue waves are truly reflected in this piece from Lizard Art, a co-operative of artists who live and work on the Lizard Peninsula and create a variety of styles and media. Like ‘Cornish Surf Sunset’ by Martin Grimshaw, many draw their inspiration from the wild Cornish landscape and the spectrum of light and colour it provides.

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Tides of Nostalgia by Chloe Woods

Chloe’s passion is painting lively boats and dynamic harbours in a bold and modern style. With training in technical drawing and a deep love of expressionism, she combines the two to celebrate the contrasts of Cornish harbour villages. See her work from 26th September to 21st October at Inspire Makers in Falmouth and 28th October to 3rd November at The Crypt, St Ives. 07803 724297



Serenity by Emily Penfold

Inspired by the powerful force of the sea, Emily delves beneath the surface to highlight the fragile beauty of our sea life. Jellyfish are the subject behind a large body of her work –fascinated by the power these creatures have to simultaneously instil wonder and fear. This limited-edition giclée print is taken from an original ink painting. Each ‘Serenity’ print is hand-embellished with 23 carat goldleaf, making them completely unique.

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Early Morning, Charlestown by Liz Hackney

Atishoo Gallery is celebrating 20 years in Charlestown this year. A family business run by artists and picture framers Liz Hackney and Paul Clark, the gallery is full to the brim with colourful art, homewares, glassware and ceramics, with a bespoke picture framing workshop above the gallery. Atishoo Gallery can be found in a pretty courtyard opposite the old Charlestown Chapel, open from Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm.



Nearly Home Trees by Claire Harris

Situated in the Market House in St Austell, Claire draws inspiration for her fused glass from the Cornish Coast. This cast glass heart features the wellknown Nearly Home Trees which is a glorious sight for weary travellers. This piece is fired twice before being mounted in a frame. Her shop also sells locally made pottery, jewellery, paintings and candles, open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.



Sisters by Joe McDonald

Colour & Space is a bright, welcoming space that champions affordable handmade art and is run by artists who take inspiration from the landscape and wildlife around Cornwall. The current exhibition will showcase local artists’ work alongside an array of fused glass, handmade jewellery and greeting cards. Visit the gallery in Perranporth or shop online with free UK delivery.

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Amethyst Gwel by Jo Crusoe

Jo can be found in her beautiful gallery and studio, painting, teaching and running workshops surrounded by her original work, fine art prints and cards. She also showcases a selection of ceramics and jewellery made right here in Cornwall. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 2.30pm, pay a visit to see some of her artwork for yourself!




A Day at Durgan by Sophie Velzian

Sophie works from her home art studio, a stone’s throw from the beautiful Helford River, Durgan beach, the Ferryboat Inn and Trebah Gardens. Her passion is painting the Helford coastline in oils, from its dramatic skies to stunning sunrises, with a goal to portray the soul and spirit of these places. Visitors to the studio are welcome by appointment, and private commissions are also available.

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Porthmissen Beach, Trevone by Lucy Davies

Wave 7 Gallery is home to a stunning array of contemporary art and crafts, with a constantly evolving exhibition schedule. This makes it perfect for anybody who appreciates art across a range of mediums! Pop in between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday to browse the beautiful selection. If you can’t make it down there, take the new virtual tour on the website.


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Emma and Immy have created a boutique in Truro specialising in chocolate and art.

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Ultracardiac Ltd is a leading provider of ultrasound scans of the heart to both NHS and private patients. With a career history in numerous cardiology departments, Owner and Manager Sean Gundry, along with Co-Director and Former Commercial Bank Manager, Sarah Gundry, recognised a better way of managing the referral process, and so set about realising the improvements they knew they could make for patients in need.

• (ECG) – £50

• Echocardiogram with sonographer’s report - £195

• Echocardiogram, sonographer’s report, plus comments from consultant cardiologist – £245

• Echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, telephone consultation with consultant cardiologist and follow up letter – £395

• Holter monitoring from 24 hours to 7 days – starting at £120

Results will be with you in 24 hours.

In 2017 Ultracardiac Ltd was born, and since Sean and Sarah have exceeded even their own expectations, winning the contracts and the trust of local hospitals across Devon and Cornwall, along with the Integrated Care Boards responsible for the echoes within the GP network and various other private institutions. They’ve seen the business grow to nearly 20 staff, working from ten sites across the region, and this year brings another exciting opportunity as they develop their private offering in Cornwall to compliment the team's existing private services in Plymouth and Exeter.

Sarah explains: “We have been working closely with Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (Treliske) and the GP network for a couple of years now, supporting wait-list initiatives and ensuring patients receive the timely cardiac care they need. However, we have noticed a significant increase, particularly since Covid 19, of patients wanting to take more control over their health. By launching in Cornwall, we’re offering patients here that choice.”

Echocardiograms, along with electrocardiograms (ECGs), are a quick, costefficient and non-invasive way for clinicians to rule in (or, hopefully, out!) a number of cardiac conditions, and can often form the basis for further investigations. Ultracardiac specialises in these diagnostic services with a team of highly experienced and professionally accredited staff. Using software that’s cloudbased, all Echo reports can be shared with GPs, hospitals, or any other clinician in a patient’s care pathway, anywhere in the world. And whilst Ultracardiac receives a high number of referrals from various NHS sources, patients can now also self-refer, for any reason they’d like, without the need for a GP letter.

Whether you have a family history you’re concerned about, are hoping to avoid waiting lists, or simply want to achieve peace of mind, Ultracardiac Ltd remains true to the values that inspired the opening of the company back in 2017, ensuring that its services are both accessible and affordable for everyone.


The Hub, Trevissome Park, Blackwater, Truro TR4 8UN 01752 875665

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This substantial Bay-fronted house is believed to have been built in 1898 for Doctor James Monk, the first official cathedral organist. Not surprisingly, there are many period features that are almost ecclesiastic in theme including unusual crossmember timber ceilings with motifs, half height panelling with dado railing, classic fireplace surrounds and curious ornamental side windows which are lattice glazed and probably provided a view from the side of the house of the cathedral. The current vendors have enjoyed living in the house for over twenty years, the previous owners forty years so this is only the second time Pendrea has been sold in over sixty years! The rooms are predominantly over two floors but a fourth bedroom on the second floor opens into a useful walk-in attic (with potential to convert into an en-suite if required). The accommodation includes sitting room, dining room, sunroom, breakfast room, cloak room and kitchen on the ground floor. There are three double bedrooms, bathroom and additional shower room with second w.c on the first floor and the fourth bedroom on the top floor as previously mentioned. Outside are generous gardens that enjoy the afternoon and evening sun, driveway parking for three cars and a detached garage. There are far reaching views from the rear of the house and gardens over the city towards Kenwyn including the cathedral. An internal viewing is essential.

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Guide Price - £795,000

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Welcome to this immaculately presented two bedroom ground floor flat, a coastal paradise offering breathtaking sea views right from your doorstep. Watch the video tour by searching our YouTube channel for ‘11 The Dunes’

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Nestled on the serene hillside overlooking the village of Coverack, this property is a spacious, light-filled retreat that epitomizes coastal living at its finest. With breathtaking sea views that beckon you to explore the nearby beach and harbour, this idyllic haven is perfectly situated along the South West Coast Path.

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Mount’s Bay is a stunning area of Cornwall, rich in fascinating natural history, marine heritage and marine life. The island of St Michael’s Mount is surrounded by a 12km² Marine Conservation Zone which is home to many habitats, including lush seagrass beds, where rare beauties such as the stalked jellyfish and giant goby can be found. The new marine trail was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is the culmination of Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s local ‘Your Shore’ group-project activities in the area. It runs along the iconic coast path between Newlyn and Marazion and is accessible to cyclists, dog walkers and wheelchair and mobility scooter users.

Beginning at the Newlyn fisherman statue, the trail allows you to explore the fascinating geological story of the bay. Said to have once been the site of a prehistoric forest now covered by the sea, an information board and animated video depict young people’s creative response to the idea of these lost forests. Next, you can learn about the tidal observatory at Newlyn and take part in some community science before surveying the bay for migrating birds and megafauna such as whales and dolphins with a pair of ‘Wonders of the Sea’ binoculars.

Walk around the iconic Jubilee Pool to Battery Rocks and go on a rockpool ramble to

discover some weird and wonderful wildlife, before visiting the sub-tropical St Anthony’s Garden to learn about the flora on St Michael's Mount. There is also the opportunity to take in the wooden sculptures along the Gwelen Trail, site-specific artwork for Mount’s Bay by award-winning artist Emma Smith and residents of West Penwith, before doing your bit for nature by taking part in a two-minute beach clean.

During the last section of the trail, you can visit the largest reed bed in Cornwall at Marazion Marshes, learn about one of Cornwall’s most precious marine habitats, the bay’s incredible seagrass meadows, and finish up with a visit to the famous St Michael’s Mount.

If exploring the coast and all that inhabits it sounds like the perfect way to enjoy the Cornish landscape, perhaps it’s time that you got out there and began your own adventure!


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