Love Cornwall Vote Cornwall… For its Food

Cornish Cream Tea

Cornwall is in the running to regain its title as the Best UK Holiday Destination at the prestigious British Travel Awards 2019. Cornwall held the top spot for nine years until narrowly missing out to Northumberland in 2018. This year we’ve pulled together a Love Cornwall Vote Cornwall blogs series on some reasons that may inspire you to vote for Cornwall for the 10th time.  

Next up is Cornwall’s food scene.

Cornwall has a thriving food and drink scene with top restaurants and producers, celebrity chefs and delicious Cornish delicacies. Here’s 10 foodie reasons why you should vote Cornwall.      

  1. Cornwall is the home of the popular Cornish pasty with 120 million made each year. If you have only ever had one at a railway station, you don't know what you are missing!
  2. Cornish Cream tea is a visitors favourite but be sure to remember to do it the Cornish way with jam first and the cream going on top! Is there another way?
  3. The fresh seafood in Cornwall could win awards in its own right and is celebrated throughout the region with far too many good restaurants to mention here.
  4. There are food festival across Cornwall throughout the year starting with Porthleven Food Festival in April and going through to the Falmouth Oyster Festival in October. There's also plenty of Christmas markets, awash with food and drink.
  5. There are loads of local Cornish beers and ciders to try, you can even visit some of their breweries such as St Austell Brewery.
  6. There are also many celebrity chefs who have restaurants in Cornwall, including Nathan Outlaw and Rick Stein who has a number eateries in the region offering a diverse variety of food inspired by his travels.
  7. Camel Valley's Vineyard is the only UK vineyard to be awarded the highest level of the Protected Designated Origin by the European Union. Their award winning wine is made in central Cornwall whilst in the far west Polgoon grow grapes on the edge on Mount's Bay..  
  8. Although there are many fantastic restaurants, Cornwall is still renowned for its traditional pubs offering comforting food and local ales. Check out our choice here.
  9. Cornwall is also famous for its gin. Tarquin’s Cornish Navy Seadog Gin is produced in North Cornwall and was named the best in the world at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017. Since then there have been many more launched including Colwith who make gin from potatoes grown in thier own fields.
  10. Nothing can beat Cornish Ice Cream on a beautiful day looking out to sea from one of Cornwall’s many spectacular beaches, we are very partial to Callestick, who celebrate 50 years in the business this year.. 

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