Cornwall LivingIssue #137

Visit Falmouth

As we look forward to this year’s Falmouth Week, we thought we’d take a dive into the independent businesses lining the streets of this bustling bohemian town. Whether you’re in search of a unique piece of jewellery to accessorise your wardrobe, a place to wine and dine, or clothing and summer essentials for both you and your pooch, you’re sure to find
it in Falmouth.

Jewels of the coast

Found Treasure

Whether you’re dropping hints or designing together, Naomi will work with you to create a bespoke design that represents your love story. She specialises in coastal-inspired engagement and wedding bands, as well as thoughtful bespoke gifts for all occasions. Designs are made with recycled gold and ethically sourced ocean diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and opals. Get in touch to start designing your one-of-a-kind engagement ring or wave-inspired wedding set.

Keeping you active

Castle Sports

Whether you’ve forgotten your swimsuit or are in need of a new pair of trainers, Castle Sports, an independent sports shop in the centre of town, stocks leading brands of sportswear including Under Armour, Ron Hill, Adidas and Canterbury. An experienced team are on hand to advise and fit trainers from brands including Brooks, Mizuno and Asics, whilst those in need of a dip to cool off will find a superb range of swimwear and accessories from Speedo and Zoggs. Perfect for anybody hoping to stay active during their time in Cornwall, if you’re in Falmouth, be sure to pop into Castle Sports!

One of a kind

Mirri Damer Contemporary Jewellery

Mirri Damer is a designer-maker whose jewellery is celebrated for its timeless style and low-key luxury look. Every piece is designed and created by Mirri and her team in the Falmouth studio. She uses a beautiful palette of gemstones and precious metals that honour the raw beauty of the diverse Cornish landscapes that inspire her. Visit the studio, where you can shop a curated collection of rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces, or book an appointment with Mirri herself to discuss a special purchase or unique commission.

Calling all fashionistas!


Featuring a carefully curated mix of beautiful Danish and British women’s clothing, Parade is proud to have been one of Falmouth’s favourite independent fashion stores for over six years. As well as stylish clothing brands like Selected Femme, One Hundred Stars, Black Colour and Pieces, the store offers a great selection of accessories and jewellery which make perfect presents. Discover Parade halfway up the high street and look out for the beautiful Labrador, Sadie, in the window!

Celebrating the unique

The Painted Bird

Showcasing a collection of carefully chosen products for the home, body, and for living, with an aesthetic that is pared back and understated, The Painted Bird celebrates the handmade, the natural, and the unique. Inside, you’ll find products that are both beautiful and useful. Opening their store in Falmouth in 2022 at the top of Church Street, the team here mirror the success already found in their original St Ives shop. Next time you’re in Falmouth, be sure to pop in and see this winning formula for yourself!

Hostelry on the hill

The Lemon Arms

Mylor’s hidden location makes it the perfect spot for a creekside walk. The peace and tranquillity of the area means it’s a haven for wildlife, so ideal for nature lovers looking to stretch their legs. One of our favourites is to walk from Mylor Bridge, along Mylor Creek and then around to Restronguet Weir and back. This lovely circular walk always works up an appetite and so we can recommend refuelling at the Lemon Arms. The daily specials board complements a menu of great pub classics, local ales on tap and a dog-friendly beer garden.

Cosy Killigrew alehouse

Originally established as The Stonemasons Arms in 1861, this has been a well-known and loved Falmouth hostelry for many years.

Today, Matt, Elli, Debby and the team welcome you to enjoy The Moth & The Moon, their lovingly refurbished, cosy Killigrew Street alehouse. Set over two floors, with a pavement terrace to the front and sun-trap beer garden to the rear, you can expect to sample the best Cornish beers and ciders alongside a carefully curated selection of wines, and lovingly made cocktails.

Furry friends welcome

Southpaw Dog Store is a canine utopia of treats, toys, life jackets, cooling vests, warm coats, harnesses, handmade leads, collars and beds, which can be made to order and delivered to your door, so there’s no need to worry about cramming everything into the car! There are portable showers to wash off sandy paws after a day at the beach, and even a doggie bike seat, so your furry friend need never be left behind. Most of the items in the store are sourced from UK independent companies; many are handmade and some are made right here in Cornwall. If a bath is on the cards after a muddy walk in the woods, why not try some cleansing shampoo filled with natural essential oils? Dogs deserve a spa day too! With an extensive range of Ruffwear gear, you’ll find everything you need for a coastal hike. Southpaw offers a free fitting service for all harnesses, so your dog will leave snug and secure. And of course, there’s always a full jar of treats on the counter!

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Evolutionary eats

The Mulberry

This being their first restaurant, Harry and Jay, owners of The Mulberry, are understandably thrilled to have won Muddy Stilettos’ ‘Best Restaurant in Cornwall’ award for two years running! Between them, they share a passion for championing hyper local produce, drawing on the riches of amazing suppliers in the Falmouth area. These include veg from Patrick’s Patch and Soul Farm, shellfish from nearby Sailors Creek, and more.

Anybody who’s visited the maritime hub in Falmouth of late will know that its foodie scene is evolving at a rate of knots. From Cornish classics like pasties, to outdoor tapas tables and hand-thrown pizzas, there’s something for every taste and fancy in Falmouth. Arguably, The Mulberry is at the helm of this culinary evolution, and with its latest offer of a five-course tasting menu at lunchtimes between Wednesday and Saturday, there’s never been a better time to discover how.