Pssst! The latest, greatest happenings in Cornwall from new openings (hello new fish restaurants) to theatre and PYO sunflowers.
Break a leg!
Missed the theatre (and the little tubs of ice cream in the interval, obvs)? Then you’ll be thrilled to hear that Hall for Cornwall is back from October this year with tickets on sale from 16 August. Treading the boards for the opening debut will be the world premiere of brand-new musical, Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical. You won’t have to work hard to guess upon which singing group it is based – yes, Port Isaac’s finest crooners themselves, above.
At the Stein pub, The Cornish Arms in St Merryn near Padstow, the team have added five shepherds huts. Designed by Jill, Ed and Kate Stein, they include comfy beds, en-suite bathrooms, open plan kitchenettes and outdoor terraces.
Hot on the heels of last month’s opening of Ugly Butterfly, the latest addition to the Carbis Bay Estate is now open for lunch, dinner, snacks and cocktails. ‘Walters on the Beach‘ is overseen by executive chef Andrew Hougton, expect local dishes, majoring on seafood, and frankly delicious sounding cocktail snacks if you don’t fancy a full meal – full review of both Ugly Butterly and Walters on the Beach coming soon.
Speaking of seafood, I’m looking forward to trying out Newlyn’s newest fish restaurant, Argoe (as well as their low intervention wine list). Literally on the harbourside at Cornwall’s biggest fishing ports, fish don’t come fresher than this, and in the hands of fishmonger and chef Rich Adams, should be very tasty too.
And on the subject of fish, Steins have launched Stein’s Online Fishmongers, where you can order Cornish fish to wherever suits you to cook it. And, on the subject of, well, not fish, award-winning fish and chip shop in Falmouth, Harbour Lights, have launched a vegan jackfruit and Cornish seaweed not-fish. Yum!
It’s always sunny in Cornwall!
Looking for a low-cost, lovely day out? Then head to ice-cream farm Callesticks and pick your own sunflowers for charity in the farm’s 10 acres of sunflower fields. No need to book, just turn up between 10:00am – 4:00pm. Ice cream from Callestick Farm & beverages from The Cornish Barista will be available to purchase at the Sunflower Field.
FILM, TV + CELEBS
Fern Britton joins a long line of celebs that have made programmes waxing lyrical about the Duchy – two episodes of Fern Britton, My Cornwall are on channel 5 if you like to see Kernow through the small screen.
Once again, we don’t have the time or space to properly run down all the celebs that have been spotted down here in Cornwall on their hols, but the list is long and includes several Muddy editors, Victoria Beckham (allegedly) and also one Gordon Ramsey (who took to IG to sing the praises of Muddy finalist, St Kew Farmshop – we knew you’d catch up, Gordon).