Cornwall: a foodie destination

Hugged by one long and diverse coastline, Cornwall is the only county in England that is a peninsula. It’s almost an island. Trust me, I spent half a morning looking at the boundaries to see where the Devon border is the widest. I think this is only about 5km at any one time. Either way, the fact that we are surrounded by sea down here means good news for seafood lovers!

With the famous chefs Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Andy Appleton from Jamie’s fifteen all doing their bit to promote the seafood of Cornwall, it is something of a foodie mecca down here. In the 90s, when Lower Barns being the luxury, boutique accommodation in Cornwall was still mostly a dream, only the big name chefs attracted tourists, who preferred Padstow as a foodie destination.

These days, amazing food can be found all over Cornwall. The fishermen in Mevagissey haul in excellent seafood day and night, and we know local butchers too. This means we can be sure to get the freshest vegetables and good cuts of meat, to produce high quality meals, served either in the comfort of your Cornwall boutique B&B room, or in The Shack.

In neighbouring St. Ewe, we have some of the best eggs in Cornwall. So whether it’s a slow relaxed breakfast in bed, or a longer evening meal in the comfortable and cosy Shack, we use only the freshest and finest ingredients to ensure you are well fed when you come to Lower Barns. All of the walking of the Cornish cliff path will leave you tired and hungry, so we endeavour to provide seasonal food, using local produce.

Of course, the quality doesn’t stop at seafood. The moorland and forestry making up parts of rural Cornwall is home to cattle and pig farms, meaning the meat is high quality too. We do not serve evening meals every night, as we know that in the surrounding towns and villages; our guests like to explore the restaurants, cafes and pubs who give Cornwall such a reputation as a foodie haven. To check out what we can do, download our sample menu.

Being a year round destination, the food in Cornwall is prevalent to provenance. Most places you may go to eat find new and inventive ways to cook seasonal produce, ensuring that you get a true taste of Cornwall, wherever you go.

Staying in a friendly and relaxed, boutique B&B means that we are on hand to offer you advice and guidance on where to eat, what to eat, or anything else you might like to know. Cornwall has so much to offer that we regularly update the blog with events in Cornwall and can even help to find you the perfect place to spend the day, or evening.

If you’re a foodie, you will not be disappointed when you visit Cornwall. From our clotted cream to our pasties, we take pride in what we do, and make sure that the rest of the world knows about it.

Give us a call today to discuss your luxury boutique holiday. 01726 844881