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Cornish Hampers For Him

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We’ve recently added lots of delicious new Cornish food and drink hampers to our range, many of which are a perfect present for the man in your life. Whether it’s for Fathers’ Day, a Cornish dad’s Christmas present, a male friend’s birthday, a grandads’ birthday or any other occasion we have lots of great gifts for him. All our Cornish hampers come in either a gift-wrapped wicker basket, a lidded Seagrass hamper or a luxury lidded hamper. You can enter a gift card message at checkout and gifts are usually sent straight to the recipient. Real Ale Hampers From Cornwall...

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A Trip To Healey's Cyder Farm

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We recently visited Healeys Cyder Farm near Newquay, tasting their cider and enjoying a Healeys Cyder Cream Tea while watching their various farm animals run around the courtyard. What is there at Healey’s Cyder Farm? Cyder Tasting Farmyard animals (peacocks, hens, pigs, horses, goats, rabbits) Café and restaurant Farm shop selling Healey’s Cyders and preserves at a reasonable price Tours of the production facility / Cyder museum / cellars Tractor rides around the orchards What do you pay for? Walking around the courtyard and seeing the animals, tasting the cider and entry to the visitor’s café or restaurant are all...

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Tregothnan Tea - A Truly English Tea

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The ultimate Cornish cream tea wouldn’t be complete without Tregothnan Tea. Grown in the perfect conditions on the Boscawen family’s ancient Cornish Estate and on Tregothnan land throughout South Cornwall, it is the world’s first true English tea. What is Tregothnan tea? The tea – Camellia sinensis – thrives on English soil, giving us the first version of Britain’s favourite drink made on its own land, as opposed to ordinary English breakfast tea, which is just the name of the particular blend. What is the history behind Tregothnan tea? Tregothnan was the home to the first outdoor camellias in the...

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Cornish Coast Path Cream Tea Challenge

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The South West Coast Path is 630 miles of marked track that hugs the superb coastline - the longest National Trail in the UK. The Cornish section of the path is arguably the most beautiful and accounts for roughly 300 miles of it. We’ve taken this stunning section of coast path and added a very Cornish twist by marking 20 cream tea destinations along the route for the ultimate 300 mile, 10,000 calorie challenge!   The idea of the Cornish Coast Path Cream Tea Challenge is to complete the route whilst ticking off the 20 listed tearooms and hotels serving...

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The Cornish Cream Tea Explained

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A traditional cream tea is a speciality of Devon and Cornwall where a pot of tea is served with scones, jam and clotted cream. In this article we explain, what are the differences between a Cornish and Devon cream tea, where to find the best cream teas, how Devonshire and Cornish clotted cream differs and the history of the Cornish cream tea. History of the Cornish Cream Tea The exact origin of the "cream tea" is disputed, but Devonians claim there is evidence that the tradition of eating bread with cream and jam started at Tavistock Abbey in Devon in...

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