Cornish Food & Drink
- carrot in a pasty, now common, used to be the sign of an inferior pasty
- the largest Cornish pasty ever made was 32 feet long
- superstitious Cornish fisherman refuse to take a Pasty on board their boat, fearing bad luck
- it is said that the Devil himself wouldn’t cross the Tamar River into Cornwall for fear of being turned into a pasty, as anything and everything can be put in a pasty.
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Cornwall is officially sub-tropical and is considerably milder than the rest of Britain. Even so, it is sometimes good to know some fun alternative to the gorgeous beaches and outdoor pursuits. Here is the Coombe Farm Cottages top six…
Then it was time to dash back for the 4pm re-opening of the rainforest biome for the “show”… Eden’s website describes this new event as a “Walk Through the Enchanted Rainforest: A Theatre of Christmas Memories: a unique combination of live performance, installations, soundscapes and beautiful lighting brought to you by our talented friends at WildWorks theatre company”. Going in at twilight to explore as it gradually gets darker is truly magical (the darker the better) and a unique experience, to be highly recommended.
This visit was in 2014.
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…
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.
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!
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.
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…