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Summer in Cornwall

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A travel journal to Cornwall by tallulahbang

Jubilee Queen/Padstow Boat Trips Photo, Padstow, England More Photos
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Cornish Cream Tea

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World over, the English are famed for their undying love affair with tea. In the southern counties, most notably Devon and Cornwall, this has been extended from a mere beverage into a treat – the cream tea - that probably contains more calories than the average lunch. Still, when in Rome…Obviously, no cream tea is complete without tea. My preference is for a nice cup of Earl Grey but, really, I’m not fussy so long as it’s served from a proper china teapot into a proper china teacup. I swear it really does affect the flavour. Loose tealeaves are best, although not essential.Now for the ‘cream’ element. This consists of a fresh baked, warm scone, which is split in two and t...Read More

Fish 'n' chips: the beginner's guide

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One of the must-do things for any visitor to Cornwall (and, indeed, Britain in general) is to eat fish ‘n’ chips. Until recently it was considered a national dish, and rightly so, for, done well, there is nothing that quite matches it. However, for the uninitiated, there are a few ‘rules’ to follow to ensure you get the best of the experience. So, in no particular order:1. Eat them outside. Ideally, on a bench overlooking the sea or the harbour. Bonus points are awarded if you can watch the fishermen bringing in the ingredients or if a seagull pilfers one of your chips.2. Salt and vinegar, and lots of them, are a must. Let’s face it, this is a meal your arteries ar...Read More

Jubilee Queen/Padstow Boat Trips

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Attraction | "Cruising for a disappointment"

Jubilee Queen/Padstow Boat Trips Photo, Padstow, England
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During a recent trip to Cornwall we made quite a few trips to Padstow and noticed that boat trips on the ‘Jubilee Queen’ were heavily advertised, alongside stunning photos of wildlife and scenery that were supposedly taken whilst onboard. Even though my boyfriend and I usually prefer to steer clear of overly ‘touristy’ things, it was a glorious day and the thought of an hour or so sailing around the estuary was very appealing.To be honest, the first warning bells should have sounded when we realised the price: £12 per person. Still, buoyed up by holiday spirit we shelled out; entirely forgetting that for that kind of money I’d normally demand that at the end of the hour I either a) owned...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 22, 2012

Jubilee Queen/Padstow Boat Trips
Harbourside
Padstow, England
07811113380

Gorran Haven Fishing Village

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Attraction | "A pretty but crowded haven"

Gorran Haven Fishing Village Photo, Mevagissey, Cornwall
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Rather tragically, when my partner and I are planning a holiday, the first thing we consider is not our happiness, but our dog’s. He comes everywhere with us and, in fairness, his demands are modest: he likes fresh air and a decent beach. On one of our days out we wanted to find somewhere that would be suitable for him to have a bit of a paddle and play fetch, so off to Gorran Haven we went.*Getting There*We approached along the coast road (B3723) and through the charming little town of Mevagissey. This route affords glorious views over the sea but it is not one for particularly cautious or nervous drivers: the roads through the town are extremely narrow and pedestrians have a dev...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 23, 2012

Gorran Haven Fishing Village
Eastern Point Of Roseland Peninsula
Cornwall, England

St Petroc's Bistro

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Restaurant | "A Food Hero"

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His recent philandering aside, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Rick Stein. He seems to be much more of a cook than a chef and doesn’t seem determined to take over the world through the medium of advertising and being irritating (Jamie Oliver) or aggression and having a big scone for a chin (Gordon effing Ramsay). No, Mr Stein seems to like to produce yummy food with local ingredients, whilst aided by a small dog. So do I, although my small dog is very much in the land of the living; I suspect Chalky has long since passed over to doggie heaven. So, when we went on holiday to north Cornwall, I knew I wanted to visit at least one of his Padstow eateries. The natural choice would have been T...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 18, 2012

St Petroc's Bistro
4 New Street
Padstow, England
(01841) 532-700

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