Cornwall LivingIssue #126

A master chef arrives

Exciting times ahead for the Treguddick Distillery as a new face joins the team.

Treguddick Distillery is all about experiences that bring taste, quality and innovation to the table with the best ingredients the south west has to offer. To elevate this stance even further, Tom Elson-Knight will become a member of the team in September. His credentials are impeccable, having appeared in the 2019 series of MasterChef where he made it to the final, followed by appearances at pop-up shows around the UK with Salt Kitchen.

Putting his itinerant lifestyle on hold, Tom explains: “Treguddick is an incredible and unique venue with bags of potential, and I am really excited to take the kitchen to the next level. I have already begun working with the team on our first events and I have been delighted to put together a five-course menu for the first anniversary of Treguddick on November 5th.”

Opened in October last year, Treguddick is located just outside of Launceston. In 2019 the barn was transformed into a beautiful and versatile venue, perfect for events, days out and memorable experiences. The captivating distillery tour and tasting experiences are always popular, with a bar stocked with over 40 bottles from English Spirit’s premium range. Not forgetting the restaurant where you can enjoy a unique dining experience. 

‘Treguddick’s Epicurean Adventure’, as the venue’s first anniversary event is called, will see a five-course adventure menu that follows the journey of founder and Master Distiller, Dr John. From his first still, commissioned over ten years ago, John realised there was a gap in the market for genuinely high-quality spirits. Suitably galvanised, he set out to bring the methodology of distilling firmly into the 21st century. His creations have won the most prestigious awards at leading international spirit competitions and he is consistently leading innovation in the spirit’s market. In fact, he was first in the UK to distil rum, sambuca and baijiu, and has developed world-leading techniques for extracting flavours and accelerating ageing processes. The adventure evening will see the unveiling of the next venture with the final course! 

The event takes place on Saturday 5th November, with booking details available on the Treguddick website. 

Treguddick Distillery