Cornwall is certainly a foodie haven. We’ve got a great range of local artisan producers and suppliers, restaurants, pubs and delis, as well as a calendar full of food festivals and farmers’ markets to enjoy throughout the year.
This Christmas, whether you’re prepping for the main event, entertaining a few friends or just relaxing at home with some nibbles, Christmas is the time to indulge and #ChooseCornish. Here’s our pick of the best Cornish foodie treats…
Cornish Duck Company
Go for something a little bit different this Christmas and make duck your dinner centre piece. The Cornish Duck Company, situated on a 165-acre farm at Terras, just outside St Stephen, offers Cornish bred and reared duck for many of Cornwall’s top restaurants – including those at Watergate Bay Hotel.
Rodda’s clotted cream
If Christmas is the time for indulgence then you don’t get more indulgent than clotted cream. And when in Cornwall it has to be Rodda’s. Make it even more festive and take a look at our recipe for extra special brandy butter using Rodda’s . Clotted cream on everything please!
Fifteen Cornwall Boozy Christmas Pudding
A Cornish twist on a traditional favourite. Brimming with Cornish Rattler cider, Cornish Tribute Ale, Amaretto, Brandy and Rum and packed with plump fruit and spices, this pud is made by the talented apprentices at Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay, under pastry chef extraordinaire Hannah Dome.
Camel Valley Brut
Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s with a pop! Camel Valley have been producing awarding winning wines in the heart of Cornwall for over twenty years. A fresh and fruity fizz, Camel Valley ‘Cornwall’ Brut is perfect for any celebration.
Based in the depths of Cornwall, Origin Coffee believe in great tasting coffee and source from all over the world at different times of year. This year’s winter blend grown by the Ricardo at the Fazenda Mariano farm in Minas Gerais, Brazil, is served throughout the hotel. Keep coffee lovers sweet by getting a freshly roasted bag of coffee delivered right to their door every month for a year.
Da Bara Bakery
You only have to take a look at the website of Da Bara Bakery to salivate. Their freshly baked artisan bread is available from delis throughout Cornwall as well direct from the bakery situated on Grampound Road near Truro.
Cornish Blue from the Cornish Cheese Company, Knowle Farm, near Bodmin Moor, Cornish Wild Garlic Yarg from Lynher Dairies, Ponsanooth and Helford White from Treveador Farm Dairy, Helford. There’s so much Cornish cheese to choose from. If you are a cheese lover, take a look at our Cornish Yarg and Cider fondue recipe, perfect for entertaining impromptu guests this Christmas. If you are a cheese lover take a look at our Cornish Yarg and Cider fondue recipe, perfect for entertaining impromptu guests this Christmas.
Cornish Blue from the Cornish Cheese Company, Knowle Farm, near Bodmin Moor, Cornish Wild Garlic Yarg from Lynher Dairies, Ponsanooth and Helford White from Treveador Farm Dairy, Helford. There’s so much Cornish cheese to choose from. If you are a cheese lover, take a look at our Cornish Yarg and Cider fondue recipe, perfect for entertaining impromptu guests this Christmas.
Treleaven’s Ice cream
We’ve been serving Treleaven’s handmade ice cream for more than six years at Watergate Bay. Executive chef, Neil Haydock, says:
“Some of the ice creams and sorbets are not the sort of flavours you expect to see in a shop and served in a cone. They are flavours well suited to complement and are very much a part of a dish.” With over 90 flavours to choose from they’ve got something for everyone.
Cornish Orchards cider
A favourite in the Beach Hut, Cornish Orchards use traditional craft to create their award-winning ciders. Specials this Christmas include mulled cider and alcoholic ginger beer, alongside cordials, juices and sparkling juices.
You should be able to find the perfect Christmas gift from all this Cornish produce, but if you’re looking for someone who loves Watergate Bay in particular then why not treat them to a Watergate Bay gift voucher or something from our Another Place hair and skin care range.