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Super flashy newsflash for Jan

Pssst! Think January in Cornwall was quiet? Think again! We've the latest, greatest happenings in Cornwall for you...


It’s a good month for local’s fave, The Peterville Inn in St Agnes, reaching the final 3 in the ‘Pub of the Year’ category in the Cornwall Tourism Awards AND Lara and Tom have just announced that they are set to open a sister pub in Truro, having taken over the Wig & Pen in Frances Street.

Speaking of new openings, we are liking the sound of this funky new wine shop and bar in Falmouth (below). Kernow Wine is run by Del and Natasha Crookes and is at 21 Killigrew Street. The ethos of the business is to be as sustainable, ethical and local as possible – expect lots of Cornish offerings alongside wine from around the world, served with lunch, charcuterie plates, or, to take away and drink at home.

We are also hearing that Masterchef’s semi-finalist Andrew Durham has moved from Porth Beach Hotel and is now Head Chef at Trevose Golf and Country Club near Padstow.


The Duchy features across the channels this month, with The Eden Project providing the picture-perfect backdrop for two episodes in the new series of Landscape Artist of the Year, the first of which features the Eden Biomes and airs on Weds 12 Jan at 8pm. The outdoor gardens at Eden are the setting for episode four on Feb 2nd, also at 8pm, with both showing on Sky Arts. (Landscape Artist of the Year judges Kathleen Soriano, Tai Shan Schierenberg and Kate Bryan, below).

And, it can’t have escaped your attention that Rick’s back on the beeb this Jan with another 15 episode whistle-stop tour round the Duchy, meeting artists and producers, locals and famous residents. He’s joined the cold water swimmers in Bude Sea Pool, surfed with the Wave Project and cooked up all sorts of Cornish dishes including Stargazey Pie. (Every week day, BBC2, 6.30pm, or on iPlayer). You can also find all of season one on catch up too).

Other news…

Sadly there will be no city status for the tiny town of Marazion (above) despite the efforts of the residents, but, strangely Cornwall itself managed to get on long list for “City of Culture 2025” alongside Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Bradford, County Durham, Derby, Southampton, Stirling and Wrexham County Borough. The shortlist is due in March.


Not perhaps the kind you were expecting but you ornithologists will be delighted… one of Britain’s largest and rarest birds of prey, the white-tailed eagle, has been spotted near Colliford Lake on Bodmin Moor. Apparently it has a wing-span of more than 2 metres and is likely to be one of six birds that were released on the Isle of Wight back in 2019.

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