Cornish Food & Drink
Robert Stephen Hawker, born in 1803, was the eccentric Parson of Morwenstow in coastal North Cornwall credited with originating the Harvest Festival we celebrate today. An eccentric Cornish vicar and poet, was is no ordinary chap…
Gourmet Cornwall at very affordable prices. Choose from the awarding winner local pub The Springer Spaniel, or, has anyone heard of a chef called Rick Stein? Actually, don’t choose, do both!
Winter in Cornwall is pretty good. It’s a quieter time to year to enjoy all this part of the world has to offer: sun, sea, sand, scallops and Santa! Here are some of our recommendations, in no particular order…
A run down of the local firework events for 2016. Find out the best spot to view this seasonal treat. Be it in the park up by Launceston Castle, or over the sea at Widemouth Bay.
In Cornish, Allantide is “Kalan Gwav”, meaning first day of winter, centres around juicy red apples. People gave big, shiny (highly polished) red apples to friends and family to bring good luck. Local Allan apple markets were commonly held before the big day.
Cornwall is becoming more and more famous for it’s food. There are lots of places to indulge in a pub lunch, a cream tea or a cheeky pasty. Here are a few tried and tested suggestions for places close to Coombe Farm Cottages, and a bit further afield…
Romantic Picnic Spot - High Cliff
On the cliffs between Boscastle and Crackington Haven at the highest point, you will find the straightforwardly named – High Cliff. Cornwall’s highest cliff is 224m above sea level. Given the size of the cliffs, as you would expect the views are massive. It feels like you can see the whole of Cornwall. It’s a beautiful spot well worth exploring.
Awesome Autumnal Activities. Take your pick from: Food & drink, coasteering, mining, quilting, literature or walking the cliff path.
The Coombe Farm Vegetable patch, supervised by Sally, is getting bigger and better every year. At the moment we are enjoying a glut of tomatoes. We’ve a variety of yellow and red, small and large. They taste fantastic, we’ve been eating lots of sunny tomato salads and tomato soup.