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Cornwall is one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations, known for its picturesque landscapes, crystal clear seas and scrumptious Cornish cuisine! Here at Sykes Cottages, we love to eat and are particularly fond of the delicacies that Cornwall has to offer. Below you’ll find our selection of the best Cornish grub going and we would suggest that, on your next Cornish holiday, you sniff them out and give them a try!

Cornish Pasty

Cornish pasty and lemonade

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You simply cannot visit Cornwall without trying the legendary Cornish pasty. These tasty portable meals have been making both local and visitor mouths water since the 18th century! With the Cornish pasty so in demand, competition is rife amongst local bakers, but for the best pasties in town I would suggest heading to the Chough Bakery in Padstow. This family run bakery is the current World Pasty champion and has been making pasties for nearly 30 years!

Cream Tea

A Cornish cream tea

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If you’re spending the day sightseeing; dotting in and out of museums, art galleries and visitor centres, then there is no better pick me up than a Cornish cream tea. This delectable snack is filling, light and very morish,  and because it’s such a popular treat throughout Cornwall, you’ll be able to find yourself a cream tea almost anywhere! Just make sure to put the jam on first, before the cream, otherwise your sweet treat will be mistaken for a Devon Cream Tea!

Fresh Seafood

Cooked Cornish lobster

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The Cornish coast line stretches for over 400 miles and provides the county with delicious fresh fish all year round! For a rustic dining experience where you can get hands on with the food try The Shack in Falmouth. Their mouth-watering menu includes an exciting selection of luscious shellfish and a fish of the day special. Perfect for families, this restaurant mixes traditional, simple food with an unrivalled atmosphere.

Cornish Cider

Glass of Cornish cider and a jug

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The combination of Cornwall’s fantastic climate, hearty soil, and dedicated farmers results in the production of perfect apples which are then used in their award winning ciders! This traditional Cornish beverage can trace its roots back to the 15th century and the donkey-drawn apple mills. A fantastic complement for booth sweet and savoury foods we would suggest ordering a tall glass of cider the next time you’re in Cornwall.

If like me these tasty treats have you dreaming of lazy summer days in the Cornish countryside, barbequing freshly caught fish along the coast and sipping some cool apple cider in a lively beer garden then take a look at our holiday cottages in Cornwall. Our delightful self-catering cottages will give you the flexibility to eat out at all the local hotspots or even try your hand at cooking your very own Cornish banquet!

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