A Taste of Penzance
Experience an indulgent day out with a vineyard tour and Cornish cream tea.
Treat your tastebuds to a tour of Penzance, beginning with Polgoon vineyard and its award-winning sparkling wines. Then head to Trereife House for a captivating tour of the manor house and gardens, followed by a delicious cream tea. There will be plenty of time to marvel at the architecture of this handsome country home while you construct your scone – jam first, of course.
You can mix and match from the suggested activities to create a great day out during your stay. Please note: You will need to contact the venue or experience provider directly to book.
Pasties and cream; Kernow Tours
Get a taste for West Cornwall with your very own tour guide. The ‘Pasties and Cream’ adventure from Kernow Tours introduces you to some of the area’s must-try foods. From Moomaid ice cream in Zennor to cream teas in Lamorna, it’s the perfect tour if you’re hungry for adventure. Tours can be tailored to you and are suitable for up to six guests. Find out more here.
Tour and tea; Trereife House
Step into history at Trereife House with a tour of the manor house and grounds. Tours are led by the owner of the house, Tim le Grice, and are followed by a Cornish cream tea. Discover the fascinating history of this iconic property, including stories about its previous owners and links with poets. Trereife House is open by appointment in the winter months. Find out more here.
Winter vineyard tours; Polgoon
Polgoon produces award-winning sparkling wines, ciders and fruit juices. You could pop into the shop and buy a bottle or two, but for a deeper understanding of what they do, it’s worth booking a tour. In the winter months, the vineyard offers a slower pace of tour, during which you’ll explore the indoor production areas, learn about the grape varieties and try five different wines. You can check to see their current availability and book ahead here.
Places to eat
The Mexico Inn, Longrock, Penzance
This 200-year-old pub is the perfect place to retreat for lunch after a blustery walk along the coastal path between Penzance and Marazion. Cosy up by the log fire and enjoy delicious small plates, ingredient-driven mains and a menu that changes with the seasons. Find out more here.
Places to stay
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