One of the (many) things I love most about travelling and holidaying in the West Country is the abundance of fresh local produce. There's always something different to take home and cook up a delicious treat. In no particular order, some of the best local foodie shops, delis, fishmongers and more are covered here.
To quote "Cornish life is shaped by the sea ... with the ocean on our doorstep and with it, some incredible seafood".
No holiday in the West Country could be complete without experiencing some of the wonderful seafood on offer - here's just a selection of great places to buy - from online shops to traditional fishmongers. Visit Seafood Cornwall for information on types of fish, sustainability and some delicious recipe ideas.
Rick Stein Fishmonger, Padstow. Open daily
Celtic Fish and Game Order online for delivery 01736 797470
Camel fish co. - available at the Camel Crab Shack, Treglyn, St Minver, open Mon-Sat 10am to 4pm -
Dennis Knight, The Fish Cellars, 1 Fore street, Port Isaac Phone: 01208880498 - Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-1pm
Meat, Cheese, Bread and More
It's always great to support small local producers and there's no shortage of choice in Cornwall and Devon.
Fees Food Shop - as well as their delicious, prepared meals, the food shop and deli in Rock stocks a range of wonderful produce; Pavilion Building, Rock, PL27 6JT, 01208 869 222.
On the main road, near Wadebrige is The Arc, stocking food from the West Country and other special places around the world - Hawksfield, Atlantic Highway, A39,Wadebridge PL27 7L
Trebetherick Stores, online and shop Summer Opening 8.00am-9.00pm Pre orders of home cooked meals and provisions welcomed and can be delivered to your holiday home firstname.lastname@example.org 01208 863349
Restharrow Farm Shop, Trebetherick. Locally grown vegetables and some provisions 01208 862340 - open Monday - Saturday 9-4 and until 2pm on a Sunday. There's also a cafe on site with lovely cream teas.
Padstow Farm Shop at Trethillick Farm shop and deli. Home produced meat, seasonally available homegrown vegetables, salads and herbs and other seasonal products from local suppliers. Monday-Saturday 10am - 4pm.
Lewis's Deli, Rock. Open daily 11am - 7pm
Rick Stein, Padstow. Deli and Patisserie, open daily
Trevathan Farm Shop, St Endellion - open daily shop instore or online for car park collection and home delivery. Tel: 01208 880164 to order.
Baker Tom’s, Wadebridge. Fresh breads, pastries, cakes and more. Visit the shop, or shop online for next day delivery to your holiday home.
Two special Cornish cheeses worth trying are Cornish Edam & Cornish Blue - both are available from the local artisan deli's and have online shops but please check their websites for full descriptions and delivery options.
And of course, you'll want something to drink with your delicious food. The West Country produces delicious Beers, Ciders, Wines, Gin, soft drinks and more ...
Cornish Orchards produce a range of award winning ciders and soft drinks available widely at specialist shops throughout the region and beyond. Or order online at least 7 days in advance of your holiday for holiday-property delivery.
Sharps Brewery - producers of the famous Doom Bar ale and more. Usually there are tours and tastings but alas, Covid has (hopefully temporarily) suspended them. You can shop online, and their products are widely stocked.
Tintagel Brewery - not surprisingly, situated just outside Tintagel! With some traditionally produced ales, tasters, visitor centre and viewing gallery and online ordering for delivery.
Cornwall has no shortage of artisan gin producers and one of our favourites is Cornish Gin from the Colwith Farm Distillery. Located near Lostwithiel, roughly 40 minutes from the North Cornwall coast, you can experience tours, the gin school and a masterclass. You can also shop online for home delivery. If you prefer something non-alcoholic try Pentire Gin - plant based drinks with all the flavours of gin, but without the affect of alcohol. Shop online for free, next day carbon-neutral delivery.
Padstow Brewery has a core range and some speciality brews. Buy online or visit their shops and tasting rooms on Broad Street and Duke Street in Padstow.
Wadebridge Wines and Deli, Visit the shop, or order online for delivery 9.00am-6.00pm Mon – Sat: 01208 812692. They will stock a wide selection of wines from the famous Camel Valley Vineyard; if you want the full vineyard experience, book a tour, tasting or just a table for a glass of wine.
A couple of pop-up 'eateries' currently here in Polzeath for the summer include
Big Pan Kitchen - check out their Facebook page for details https://www.facebook.com/bigpanparties
Horse Box on the Beach at Baby Bay https://www.instagram.com/gypsy_kitchen_polzeath/?hl=en-gb - call 07531091139 for the latest information.
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