I like all the names of places you see as you drive around Cornwall. My particular favourite is the ‘Atlantic Highway’ as it conjures up such optimistic visions of an incredible road surrounded by sea but in reality it’s just like any other bit of tarmac. Still, good to say you’ve been on it. The views (as you can see) are good from wherever you are; blue skies (we were quite lucky), sea and green fields. As we were only down for a few days we tried to cram as much in as possible. We started with a trip to the Wadebridge Wine Shop which sells some amazing wines from all over the world, beers, ciders and spirits; they have two Cornish gins available there too.
We managed to fit in a trip to Sharp’s Brewery (which was so much fun it’s getting its own blog post) and we also popped over to St Ives. I think St Ives is probably my favourite town in Cornwall; a great mixture of shops, cafés and restaurants it’s a lovely seaside place to have a good mooch around. I found the above deli which I haven’t seen before and it was crammed full of local produce and all sorts of tempting things.
If you are heading down to Cornwall there are a few things that you really should try. Firstly, a Cornish cream tea with a disgraceful amount of clotted cream on your scones. Secondly, a pasty but do try to get one from a butcher or baker as they tend to be cheaper and more generously filled than those from some of the cafés. Lastly, fish and chips by the sea (in any weather) but do watch out for the seagulls otherwise your chips (and/or you) might end up going for an unintentional swim.