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ST. MARY’S w TRESCO w ST. MARTIN’S BRYHER w ST. AGNES


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St. Mary's - 5 Tresco - 25 St. Martin's - 31 Bryher - 39 St. Agnes - 45 This guide has been produced by the Islands’ Partnership, the Destination Management Organisation for the Isles of Scilly, with support from the Coastal Communities Fund. Although every attempt has been made to ensure the information in this guide is accurate, the Islands’ Partnership cannot accept any liability for errors, omissions, or any inconvenience caused as a result.

#tasteofscilly Tel: 01720 424031 W: visitislesofscilly.com/tasteofscilly


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Experience a Taste of Scilly Welcome to a Taste of Scilly – the ultimate food guide for the islands. This lovely Scilly food guide has been put together as a companion to the Taste of Scilly Festival, a mouth-watering celebration of the very best in local food and drink from across the islands throughout September although, of course, it is just as relevant to visitors year round. Famous for our relaxed pace and simple pleasures, Scilly’s food and drink offer is no different – and represents the ultimate in slow food and low food miles. In fact, on Scilly you not only know where your food has come from, but you can often point to the fisherman or farmer who has provided it.

Scilly’s clear waters, maritime climate, geography and incredibly fresh sea air all make a difference, so you really will experience the very best of our island flavours.

Key to icons  Place to eat/drink Farmer Fishermen Food producer

We invite you to use this guide as a taste trail – when visiting each of the islands, why not see if you can work your way around all the wonderful businesses listed within? The islands have an eclectic mix of food producers, fishermen, farmers and of course pubs, cafes and restaurants that serve up their catches, crops, and creations! 2


To my mind there are few pleasures to beat eating fresh food with a glass of wine in the sun with a view of the sea – Scilly was made for this.

Gavin McOwan, The Guardian

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St. Mary's The largest of the Isles of Scilly, St. Mary’s has a wide variety of foodie options. The local produce market is held in Hugh Town in the spring, summer and autumn months where local food producers come together to show off their wares. 1

The Airport Café

2 Ales of Scilly 3 Atlantic Hotel 4 The Bell Rock 5 Bishop & Wolf

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Vineyard & Winery 13 Juliet’s Garden 

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10 Golf Club

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20 The Pit Canteen

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THE AIRPORT CAFÉ

ALES OF SCILLY

Come and taste our exciting, fresh-filled ciabattas and focaccia breads at the licensed Airport Café. We serve amazing Cornish Roasted Coffee, Cornish pasties, light pastries and a wide selection of delicious homemade cakes, too. Cash only. Open 8am - 6pm six days a week. Non-fliers welcome. Incredible views across the islands and comfy surroundings guaranteed!

Enjoy a range of ales from the islands’ own micro-brewery, Ales of Scilly. Owner Mark Praeger’s love of brewing dates back to biology lessons at school; he finally followed his dream after retiring from teaching. Amongst others, you can sample Association, Schiller, TW Lawson and Challenger – all named after shipwrecks around Scilly.

St. Mary’s Airport St. Mary’s TR21 0NG Tel: 01720 424343 or 07772 188852 1

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Porthmellon Business Park St. Mary’s, TR21 0JY Tel: 01720 422419 2


ATLANTIC HOTEL

THE BELL ROCK

The Tides Reach Restaurant at the Atlantic Hotel and the Atlantic Inn provide the perfect place for dining, right on St. Mary’s Harbour. Menus change daily and feature fresh fish dishes as well as more traditional meals. Outside there’s a sunny terrace to enjoy morning coffees, light lunches and aperitifs alfresco. Food served non-stop all day until 9pm.

The Bell Rock Hotel, which has been welcoming guests to Scilly for more than 100 years, is open to nonresidents for dinner mid-March to October. Menus change daily with local produce sourced from Scilly and Cornwall. Choose either a two or three course meal from our Table d'hôte menu.

Hugh Town St. Mary’s TR21 0PL Tel: 01720 422417 W: atlantichotelscilly.co.uk

Church Street St. Mary’s TR21 0JT Tel: 01720 422575 W: bellrockhotel.co.uk 4

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CRABBY JO'S

Family-run pub in the centre of idyllic Hugh Town, specialising in local fish, daily specials and a varied pub menu to suit all individual tastes. Friendly atmosphere, welcoming environment, dogs and children welcome. Upstairs restaurant also available for functions.

Crabby Jo's is a family-run fishing business, based on St. Mary's. Supplying the islands with lobsters and hand-picked crab meat. Joel catches the shellfish in the waters around the islands and Jo cooks and processes the crab. Lobsters are available live or cooked to order with 48-hours’ notice and can be delivered to your holiday accommodation.

Hugh St St. Mary's TR21 0LL Tel: 01720 422771 5

1 Longstone Terrace St. Mary's TR21 0NW Tel: 01720 423944 6

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THE DAIRY CAFE

DIBBLE & GRUB

A small friendly café serving high quality hot & cold food & drink, including pizza to eat in or takeaway. Hearty homemade soup with homemade flowerpot bread roll a speciality. Gluten free options. Luxury homemade fudge.  Free milk delivery. Gifts. Free WiFi.

Relax, inside or out, at Dibble & Grub right on the beach at Porthcressa. Cornish meats, local fish and veg on our specials board every evening, Mediterranean-style cuisine, tapas and platters, and delicious homemade burgers! Cocktails, Cornish coffee and sumptuous brunches. Open 10am til late, six days a week (closed Sundays).

The Dairy Café Higher Strand St. Mary’s TR21 0PT Tel: 01720 422446 7

Porthcressa Beach St. Mary’s TR21 0JQ Tel: 01720 423719 W: dibbleandgrub.com 8

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THE FARM DELI

GOLF CLUB

A large selection of cheeses, meats and other deli treats! Fresh fish and bread, pasties, homemade quiches, sandwiches and cakes, and great coffee. Lots of lovely local produce plus all sorts of delicious products from further afield.

Enjoy spectacular views of St. Mary’s Harbour, St. Agnes and Bishop Rock beyond at the convivial Clubhouse Bistro at the Isles of Scilly Golf Club. Open to non-members for simple yet tasty lunches, daily cakes, dinners three nights a week and private functions. Children’s menu available and local produce used where possible.

Hugh Street St. Mary's TR21 0LL Tel: 01720 422734 9

Carn Morval St. Mary's TR21 0NF Tel: 01720 422692 10

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THE HANDMADE FUDGE SHOP Come, sample and enjoy a range of fantastic, award-winning, islandmade artisan fudge at the Isles of Scilly Homemade Fudge Shop on The Strand. There’s something to suit every taste – in bags or gift boxes.

The Strand St. Mary’s TR21 0PT Tel: 01720 423114 W: thehandmadefudgeshop.co.uk 11

HOLY VALE VINEYARD & WINERY Situated in the tranquil and stunning setting of Holy Vale on St. Mary’s. Holy Vale Vineyard is open Monday to Friday 12:30 – 16:30 for tours, wine tastings, “The Story of Wine Exhibition”, the Cellar Door shop, and Robert’s wine and lobster lunches.

Holy Vale St. Mary’s TR21 0NT Tel: 01720 422333 W: holyvalewines.co.uk 12

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JULIET’S GARDEN RESTAURANT & BAR

KAVORNA CAFE & TAKE AWAY

The award winning Juliet’s Garden Restaurant and Bar serves coffees, lunches and afternoon tea all day, inside and out. In the evening, we serve an excellent selection of dishes – from prime Cornish beef to locallylanded lobster.

Full breakfast menu, lunches to suit every taste, freshly made sandwiches and toasties on homemade bread, soups, salads & more. Delicious home-made cakes, cookies & cream teas. Available to eat in or takeaway. Pre-order your off-island picnic and save the wait. Hot food served all day.

Porthloo St. Mary’s TR21 0NF Tel: 01720 422228 W: julietsgardenrestaurant.co.uk 13

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THE KAFFEEHAUS

THE MERMAID

Sabine Schraudolph arrived in Scilly from Germany in 1997 and opened The Kaffeehaus, a licenced Bavarian café the following year. Enjoy traditional treats including German soups and sausages, amazing cakes and, of course, Sabine’s famous apfelstrudel! Breads, jams, eggs, bacon, apples and vegetables are all locally sourced.

The Mermaid restaurant overlooks the harbour and boasts unobstructed views of the sunset over Samson. Enjoy homemade delights including Scillonian caught fish, Cornish meats and Troytown ice creams to accompany the freshly made desserts. The kitchen is open 7 days a week all year round.

High Lanes St. Mary’s TR21 0NW Tel: 01720 422440 W: scillyguesthouse.co.uk

The Bank St. Mary's TR21 0HY Tel: 01720 422701 W: mermaidscilly.co.uk 16

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OLD TOWN CAFÉ

Steak and grill restaurant with a cosy downstairs bar, in the heart of Hugh Town. Serves homemade, good quality, locally sourced burgers and steaks. Take away menus are also available, as are daily specials, all written up on the boards outside. Warm, friendly welcome. Booking is advisable.

Homemade cakes, scones and pasties are always on the menu at the Old Town Cafe and Rob and his team always use local crab and vegetables on their lunch and dinner menus when they are available.

The Cornerhouse Hugh Town St. Mary’s TR21 0LL Tel: 01720 423768 17

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OLD TOWN INN

THE PIT CANTEEN

Maggie and Paul welcome you to the Old Town Inn which specialises in locally-sourced fresh fish and produce every day! Gluten free and vegetarian customers are also well served. Or you can simply relax in the lovely sunny cider garden and sample some of OTI’s extensive range of specialist ciders.

Scilly’s new great value eating place on the Strand, St. Mary’s offers a selection of Cornish beef burgers and local fish & chips at lunchtimes. In the evenings, enjoy a wide range of fish dishes, meat and pasta using as much local produce as possible. BYO (corkage applies).

St. Mary’s TR21 0NN Tel: 01720 422301 W: oldtowninn.co.uk

The Strand St. Mary’s TR21 0PT Tel: 07398 515047 20

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QUAYSIDE KITCHEN

SALAKEE FARM

Situated on St. Mary’s quay, the Quayside Kitchen offers a large selection of freshly-made sandwiches, locallymade sausage rolls and Cornish pasties to take away. It also sells Troytown and Kelly’s ice cream, plus local fudge and gifts to take home.

Run by Dave and Kylie, Salakee is a family farm specialising in producing free range, high welfare duck. Look out for our delicious duck products (including crackling, burgers and more!) and enjoy good quality local meat with minimal food miles.

The Quay St. Mary's TR21 0HU

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SCHOONERS HOTEL Non-residents are always welcome at Schooners Hotel for dinner and drinks (booking is advised!). Owners Keith and Carol Buchanan pride themselves on having a fresh menu every day using locally produced eggs, veg, dairy products from Troytown Farm and beer from Ales of Scilly.

Thorofare Hugh Town St. Mary’s TR21 0LN Tel: 01720 422682 W: schoonershotel.co.uk 23

SCILLY MAID CHOCOLATE Chocolates handmade on the Isles of Scilly by Carmen using Belgian, Venezuelan and Peruvian luxury chocolate. High in cocoa, low in sugar and some using locally-foraged flavours including sea lettuce, wild gorse flower, wild carrot seed. Wedding favours and postal boxes.

Pilot's Retreat St. Mary's TR21 0PB Tel: 01720 423361 W: scillymaidchocolate.uk 24

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STAR CASTLE CONSERVATORY

STAR CASTLE DINING ROOM

Open during the summer months, the light and airy Conservatory restaurant at the Star Castle, adorned by a magnificent vine, provides a wonderful convivial atmosphere. Specialising in seafood and offering a delightfully alternative dining experience, menus feature locally caught seafood, offer up to five courses and change daily.

The Star Castle Dining Room offers award-winning gourmet food featuring locally caught seafood and Scillonian produce including fresh Scillonian lobster caught by the proprietor aboard the hotel’s fishing boat. Four and five course menus change daily and accompanying wines are selected from around the world for their excellence and value for money. Open February to October.

Star Castle Hotel The Garrison St. Mary’s TR21 0JA Tel: 01720 422317 W: star-castle.co.uk 25

Star Castle Hotel The Garrison St. Mary’s TR21 0JA Tel: 01720 422317 W: star-castle.co.uk 26

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ST. MARY’S HALL The Spirit Restaurant at St. Mary’s Hall Hotel is proud to be part of the Sustainable Restaurant Association. Guests and non-residents can enjoy locally-laid eggs, shellfish landed from the Maiden Bower and freshlymade bread.

Church Street St. Mary’s TR21 0JR Tel: 01720 422316 W: stmaryshallhotel.co.uk 27

THE TANGLEWOOD KITCHEN COMPANY Multi award-winning readymade meals are at the core of the Tanglewood food offering. Fresh fish, local crab and lobster, champion quiches, fine wine and gourmet sandwiches as well. Also look out for the “Tanglewood Table”, our dine-in option. Outside catering a speciality.

The Post Office Hugh Street St. Mary's TR21 0LR Tel: 01720 422454 W: tanglewoodkitchen.co.uk 28

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TREGARTHEN'S HOTEL The restaurant at Tregarthen's Hotel offers relaxed fine dining, with spectacular views from the restaurant and terrace across St. Mary's Harbour. All dishes are home made on the premises, using fresh local produce wherever possible. Seafood is a speciality, including fresh crab caught that day in the clear waters close by the hotel.

St. Mary's TR21 0PP Tel: 01720 422540 W: tregarthens-hotel.co.uk 29

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THE VERY SCILLY CHOCOLATE COMPANY We have a large variety of handmade chocolates and sweets that are perfect for gifts, weddings or a mid-week treat. Our Great Taste Award Winning Scilly Sea Salted Caramel using St. Martin’s SC Salt is sure to be a hit!

Phoenix Craft Studios Porthmellon Industrial Estate St. Mary's TR21 0JY Tel: 07881 707141 W: veryscillychocolate.co.uk 30


THE WHEELHOUSE As well as offering local eggs and jams and homemade marmalade on the breakfast table, Jen and Dan provide ‘A Brew with a View’ at their beachside guesthouse. Homemade scones are topped with Troytown clotted cream and homemade cakes and cookies are available each morning.

Little Porth St. Mary's TR21 0JG Tel: 01720 422719 W: thewheelhousescilly.co.uk 31

Raise a Toast to Fine Island Wine There are two vineyards on the Isles of Scilly, yielding a range of delicious red, white and rosé wines.

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Dine on the sea’s bounty – whether it's fresh lobster caught daily or grilled Cornish mackerel on beer and anchovy toast with sardine ketchup.

Anna-Marie Julyan, Waitrose Food

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Tresco

Famed for its stylish yet laid back dining, Tresco offers the perfect mix of foodie experiences from beach cafés and traditional pubs to the Tresco Stores & Deli with its excellent selection of gourmet food and wine. Be sure to try Tresco’s own delicious island-reared beef. 1

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THE FLYING BOAT RESTAURANT During the day enjoy coffee, cake, lunch or a cocktail in the lounge or sheltered courtyard. In the evenings, watch the sunset and the fishing boats return as you tuck into the best local produce and seafood in the upstairs restaurant. Evening reservations essential.

Farm Beach Tresco TR24 0PY Tel: 01720 424068 W: tresco.co.uk/eating-on-tresco/flying-boat 1

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THE GARDEN CAFÉ Situated at the entrance to Tresco Abbey Garden, The Garden Café serves light lunches and delicious cakes, hot and cold drinks, ice creams and snacks throughout the day. Relax in the modern café or enjoy the colourful courtyard – the perfect suntrap.

Tresco Abbey Garden Tresco TR24 0PY Tel: 01720 424108 W: tresco.co.uk/enjoying/abbey-garden 2


THE NEW INN

THE RUIN BEACH CAFÉ

Tresco’s friendly local pub, serving award-winning, locally-sourced food and drink in the traditional bar or spacious beer garden. The New Inn is one of only 12 Cornish pubs in the Michelin ‘Eating Out in Pubs Guide’ and has been awarded an AA rosette for food excellence.

Sophisticated but laid back beachfront dining at its best, recommended by Conde Nast Traveller magazine. The wood-fired oven lends the menu a wonderful Mediterranean flavour, producing delicious pizzas and roasting the succulent island beef and fresh fish. Evening reservations essential.

New Grimsby Tresco TR24 0QG Tel: 01720 423006 W: tresco.co.uk/eating-on-tresco/new-inn 3

The Sea Garden Old Grimsby Tresco Tel: 01720 424849 W: tresco.co.uk/eating-on-tresco/ruin-cafe 4

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TRESCO STORES From everyday essentials to gourmet treats, our wide selection of produce will satisfy fussy kids and the most discerning foodies. With an instore bakery, delicatessen and a critically acclaimed wine section, we’ve got all you’ll need to stock up for the day or your whole holiday.

Smith Square Tresco TR24 0QQ Tel: 01720 422806 W: tresco.co.uk/eating-on-tresco

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St. Martin’s

Self-sufficiency is very much the byword on St. Martin’s. Fishing boats still come in and out every week, and honesty stalls are a constant reminder of the field to farm gate way of life. Look out too for artisan breads, island-reared beef and even a vineyard. 1

Churchtown Farm

2 Cloudesley Shovell Restaurant & Wine Lounge  3 The Island Bakery  4 Polreath Tea Room  5 Scillonian Fayre

SC Salt (not open to visitors) 6 The Seven Stones Inn  7 St. Martin's Boutique Vineyard, Winery & Visitor Centre  8 St. Martin’s Store & Post Office 

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CHURCHTOWN FARM Beef from our herd of pedigree Red Ruby Devon cows. Churchtown Farm cows graze outdoors all year helping us and the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to look after St. Martin's special landscape. The meat from this slow growing, traditional breed is beautifully marbled and extremely tasty.

Churchtown Farm St. Martin’s TR25 0QL Tel: 01720 422169 W: scillycow.co.uk 1

CLOUDESLEY SHOVELL RESTAURANT & WINE LOUNGE From our local fisherman’s lobster & seafood platter to a delicious afternoon cream tea or a posh picnic overlooking the beach, the Cloudesley Shovell restaurant at Karma St. Martin’s offers a wide range of locally-sourced cuisine. Flavours are fresh and delicious!

Karma Hotel Lower Town St. Martin’s TR25 0QW Tel: 01720 422368 W: karmastmartins.com 2

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THE ISLAND BAKERY

POLREATH TEA ROOM

Artisan breads and rolls, traditional Cornish pasties, pies, tarts and pizzas alongside a selection of homemade cakes. All handmade and freshly prepared on the premises using the finest local and Cornish ingredients. Homemade lemonade and fair-trade, freshly ground coffee available. Perfect picnic fare.

A tea room since the 1950s, baking is at the heart of what we do at Polreath and our cakes are all home-baked here. Our light lunch menu offers the best of home-grown and locally-sourced produce, wine and beer.

Highertown St. Martin’s TR25 0QL Tel: 01720 422111 W: theislandbakery-stmartins.com

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SCILLONIAN FAYRE Scillonian Fayre was born out of a passion for using land as nature intended! St. Martin's resident Ian Metcalf farms 17 small fields across the island, selling an array of bulbs and fresh vegetables from his honesty box shop in Middletown, St. Martin's.

Middletown St. Martin’s TR25 0QL Tel: 07769 613731 5

SC SALT SC Salt is handmade, produced and packaged on the family farm on St. Martin's in the Isles of Scilly. We harvest our seasalt from the crystal clear waters of Par Beach on St. Martin's; we put the seawater into our salt pans and let the sunshine do the rest.

Carron Farm St. Martin's TR250QL Tel: need tel W: sc-salt.co.uk 6

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THE SEVEN STONES INN Family-run freehold pub with spectacular views from our garden terrace. We pride ourselves on using as much island produce as possible including locally caught fish and crab, island grown salad and veg, complemented by our home-smoked meats and fish.

Lower Town St. Martin's TR25 0QW Tel: 01720 423777 6

ST. MARTIN'S BOUTIQUE VINEYARD, WINERY & VISITOR CENTRE Our vineyard offers a fine range of hand-crafted wines from speciallyselected grape varieties suited to our unique terroir. Share our story, take a tour and enjoy a selection of refreshing whites, a light spicy red and a delicious rose. Local books, lavender, honey and much more also on sale.

St. Martin's TR25 0QL Tel: 01720 423418 W: stmartinsvineyard.co.uk 7

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ST. MARTIN’S STORE & POST OFFICE The island’s convenience store, post office and off-licence stocks a wide range of local Scilly produce, including St. Martin’s wines, SC Salt, local eggs and veg, crab, delicious Troytown Farm ice cream and Veronica Farm fudge, plus quality meats from Cornwall and Scilly gifts and postcards. Groceries can be pre-ordered and delivered to your accommodation.

Higher Town St. Martin's TR25 0QL Tel: 01720 422801 8

An Honest Unique Charm Roadside stalls and honesty boxes can be found dotted around all the islands on Scilly. They have a distinctive and unique charm of their own… simply select the produce that takes your fancy and pop the pennies in the pot! 38


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Bryher

Still a thriving fishing and farming community, Bryher boasts some of the very best foodie experiences on the islands. From the award winning Hell Bay Hotel and Crab Shack to locally caught lobsters, tasty fudge and Scillonian Tattie cake. 1

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BRYHER SHOP

CRAB SHACK

Enjoy a traditional Scillonian Tattie cake, homemade every day in the in-house bakery along with delicious breads, rolls and other cakes. The lovely store and off licence also sells Troytown Farm dairy produce, Veronica Farm Fudge, island eggs, Ales of Scilly and locally made chocolate. The perfect place to pick up a local produce picnic! Shop online too, and have it delivered for free.

Serving a simple but beautiful menu of Bryher crab, mussels and scallops served in Portuguese cataplanas in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Open in the evenings between May and September, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Bryher TR23 0PR Tel: 01720 423601 W: bryhershop.co.uk 1

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HELL BAY HOTEL

HILLSIDE FARM

Hell Bay is an award-winning hotel on the beautiful island of Bryher offering light lunches on the sunny terrace and fine cuisine at its 3 rosette restaurant in the evenings. Open to both residents and non-residents, our menus heavily feature local produce from around Scilly.

We grow a wide variety of delicious fruit and vegetables which we sell on Bryher from our roadside stall. We also keep our own pigs and cows on the farm, producing the “Bryher Banger� and lots of fantastic beef and pork for sale.

Bryher TR23 0PR

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VERONICA FARM FUDGE

“Food worth getting your hands dirty for� Xanthe Clay, Daily Telegraph

A small family business which uses St. Agnes milk, clotted cream and butter to make crumbly fudge, sold at outlets across the islands and on a fudge stall outside the farm gate. Mail order fudge is also available!

The Pender family has been fishing out of Bryher for hundreds of years. Island Fish is continuing this proud family tradition with three generations of Penders supplying quality fresh lobster, crab, wet fish and shellfish products across Scilly. Open from April through to December.

Newpark Bryher TR23 0PR Tel: 01720 423880 W: islandfish.co.uk 5

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Veronica Farm Bryher TR23 OPR Tel: 01720 422862 W: veronicafarmfudge.co.uk 6


VERONICA FARM Situated around the calm waters of Green Bay, Veronica Farm grows dozens of varieties of fresh herbs and flowers. Visit our stall at Church Quay to purchase culinary herbs and jams and chutneys homemade on the farm.

Veronica Farm Bryher TR23 0PR Tel: 01720 423951 W: veronicafarmholidays.co.uk 7

Fresh from the Sea A must for foodie aficionados: Experience fresh lobster and crab – from sea to your plate in a matter of hours. Line caught fish from around the islands such as mackerel and pollock are also readily found on restaurant menus. 44


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St. Agnes

St. Agnes is famous for its dairy farm at Troytown which supplies shops, restaurants and cafes across the islands. The cows graze all year round and you can walk alongside their fields and try to decide which cow provided your ice cream! 1

Coastguards CafĂŠ

2 Covean B&B and Tea Garden 3 St. Agnes Stores 4 Tamarisk Farm 5 Troytown Farm

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COASTGUARDS CAFÉ Coastguards Café, with its commanding ocean views, is run by St. Agnes born and bred Tristan Hick. Local clotted cream, ice-cream and milk all appear on Coastguards Café menu as well as island salads, eggs and soft fruits. Breads are made on the premises.

St. Agnes TR22 0PL Tel: 01720 422197 1

COVEAN B&B AND TEA GARDEN Pretty sea views with scrummy scones and gorgeous clotted cream from the St. Agnes dairy... Savoury scones with cream cheese and relish washed down with a glass of tangy homemade lemonade... Delicious! Open 2pm-5pm Tuesday & Thursday, see Website/Facebook for homemade pizza nights.

Covean Cottage St. Agnes TR22 0PL Tel: 01720 422620 W: coveancottage.com 2

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TAMARISK FARM

England's most South Westerly Post Office! Our friendly little shop sells a great range of good food, wines, freshly baked bread, pastries and pasties. We stock lots of delicious St. Agnes produce including local island beef and chocolate, and Troytown Farm ice cream. We also have a lovely selection of greetings cards, toys and local gifts.

Tonya and Ben Hicks’ farm has been in their family for generations and for more than 12 years they have been running it as an organic farm growing fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs. They sell through a road-side stall as well as providing produce to the Turks Head, cafes and guesthouses on St. Agnes.

St. Agnes TR22 0PL

Tamarisk Farm St. Agnes TR22 0PL

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TROYTOWN FARM The Hicks family of Troytown Farm on St. Agnes now supports three generations. They have a herd of ten Jersey milking cows which graze outside all year round. Milk, home-made clotted cream, yoghurts and ice-cream are all sold from the farm shop. Troytown also produces its own beef and pork.

St. Agnes TR22 0PL Tel: 01720 422360 W: troytown.co.uk 5

Truly Home Made Many of Scilly’s producers are familyrun cottage businesses operated on a small scale and may not be available all of the time. If you’re keen to visit a particular producer, we suggest you contact them ahead of your visit, to make sure they are open. 50


Taste of Scilly Festival Each September, Scilly raises a glass to the very best of its local food and drink with our monthlong Taste of Scilly festival. Savour the flavours of the islands’ food and drink and sample a melting pot of truly distinctive foodie experiences as local bakers, growers, brewers, fishermen, foragers and chefs come together to share their stories, passions and creativity. Expect special island-hopping food trails, foraging walks, talks and demonstrations, wine tastings, masterclasses, crab and lobster evenings, restaurant promotions, beach barbecues and local produce markets across all five islands. Scillonian fare will get your tastebuds tingling, with freshly-caught lobster and crab, succulent duck and beef, farm-grown vegetables, squidgy tatty cake, locally-produced ice cream, chocolate and fudge, and the islands’ own wine and beer. The festival gives us a chance to share all of this with foodie fans from around the world. For more information about the islands, the Taste of Scilly Festival and other events sign up for our e-news at visitislesofscilly.com. TASTE of SCILLY The Ultimate Food Guide

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Let's Eat Scilly’s food and drink offer represents the ultimate in slow food and low food miles. Here, you not only know where your food has come from, but you can often point to the fisherman or farmer who has provided it.

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