Cornwall Living 2018

Pick of the crop

Sample some of Cornwall’s finest produce, and enjoy a drink or two among friends and family.

Pints are in at The Old Ale House

The Old Ale House, Skinner’s Brewery’s tap, is renowned for its wide range of ales, Cornish ciders, and speciality spirits. Voted CAMRA’s Kernow Pub of the Year 2017 for its quality and range, its service, and crucially, the all-important serve. The pub is also Cask Marque accredited to their highest score. What’s more the venue offers live music on Mondays and Saturdays.

The Old Ale House has also recently added 20 keg lines to offer a further improved range of craft beers to its range and offers over 100 speciality spirits as well as an extensive range of ales, ciders and craft beers. Visit for a relaxed, traditional, old-school style pub in the heart of Truro, with a well-stocked bar and trained staff who can advise you on the best drinks to suit your taste. The Old Ale House has curated bar menus with drinks sourced from some of the best producers worldwide, to help you try something different and find a unique new favourite tipple.

For more information visit

Enjoy a warm welcome to The Cornish Arms

Using fresh, local ingredients, new owners of The Cornish Arms in Pendoggett, Geoff and Karen Dennison, offer a warm welcome for all to this traditional Cornish inn, just three miles from Port Isaac.

As well as a sumptuous menu that’s available between 12.30pm and 2.30pm  and 5.30pm and 8.30pm every day, the bar menu includes a range of cask beers, craft ales, lagers and ciders, plus an impressive 36 gins from Cornwall and further afield – perfect for that early evening aperitif. Perhaps you’re looking to make a night of it? If so, The Cornish Arms has seven en-suite rooms, making it the perfect stop for a couple making the most of the north coast. And, even if you’re travelling with your furry friend, well-behaved dogs are welcome, so why not pop in and say hello?

For more information call 01208 880335 or visit

All-time record!

This year, having propagated all the trees himself, Tom Bray at Haywood Farm is expecting an all-time record crop of between 70 and 80 tonnes of apples!

Pressing cider solely from apples grown at the farm, the impressive Haywood operation has come a long way, especially given its beginnings as an experiment with friends. Now, the flavours produced from the Haywood stable have become synonymous with sunny afternoons spent in the country, and the farm itself has really begun to take the limelight. Next year, Tom and the team will feature on BBC’s Back to the Land with Kate Humble, a show that champions the UK’s best stories of rural business.

So, if you’re looking to enjoy a true taste of the west, stick a bottle of Haywood Farm in the fridge and get ready to tune in!

For more information call 01208 840140 or visit

Thirsty? Head to Henlys!

Well established and known for hearty dining, first class table and bar service, Henlys Bar and Restaurant uses some of the finest local produce to create a tempting and tantalising menu. However, with this month’s cover feature looking at drinks in Cornwall, it’s the impressive bar and wine menu at Henlys that’s really grabbed our attention.

Behind the well-stocked bar you’ll find a comprehensive selection of ciders, spirits, ales, beers and wines that’s simply too long to list, all from some of Cornwall’s best breweries, distilleries and makers. What’s more, a team of expert mixologists is on hand to whip up your favourite cocktail, and the drinks promotions currently on offer include two cocktails for £10 and two Cornish gins for the same, so whether it’s a Mojito or a delicious G&T that tickles your fancy, you won’t be left feeling disappointed!

For more information call 01326 561141 or visit

Introducing unaged white whiskey, from Cornish Moonshine

When Simon Duggan, founder of The Cornish Moonshine Company, came up with the idea of developing a moonshine, he hadn’t quite anticipated that his playful plans had the makings of a prosperous business model.

Since deciding to ‘take a punt’ and produce 200 litres of moonshine, all made from 100% Cornish barley, Simon has been overwhelmed by the demand. Based in St Austell, he branded the unaged white whiskey
‘Cornish Moonshine’ and soon named his company accordingly.

Employed by Simon, proven entrepeneur, Hamish Ludbrook tells us: “The Cornish Moonshine experience is an interesting one. We always start by allowing our customers to smell the moonshine straight from the bottle. They tend to get a fright, because it smells like it could singe your nose hairs! However once they build up the courage to take a sip, they find it to be one of the smoothest tipples they’ve ever tasted.”

It’s no surprise then that this unique Cornish product has taken the Cornish drinks market by storm and this coming Christmas, we expect that there’ll be a bottle or two conspicuously wrapped beneath more than a few trees. Why not pop on the website and find out more? Taking inspiration from Cornish rebels of the past, you won’t find anything else quite like it!

For more information call 07907 468 467, visit or visit

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