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If you appreciate high-quality British food in a traditional pub setting, Bodmin Moor & Tamar Valley won’t disappoint. Local produce is abundant, with many shops priding themselves on selling the finest breads, meats and cheeses, and regular farmers markets.


Highlights: Places to eat and drink in Bodmin

  • Snail’s Pace Café, Bodmin – If you’re heading along the Camel Trail from Bodmin to Wenfordbridge, stop at the eco-friendly Snail’s Pace Café for a well-deserved break. You’ll find homemade lunches and cakes, teas, coffees and a selection of vegetarian options
  • Hole in the Wall, Bodmin – This historic pub in the town centre of Bodmin is filled with curiosities and is the perfect spot for a refreshing pint or hearty pub meal after a visit to Bodmin Jail
  • Camel Valley Vineyard, Bodmin – Situated on the slopes near the Camel River, this award-winning vineyard offers relaxed and friendly tours and wine tasting sessions. It’s important to note that no dogs (except guide dogs) are allowed
  • The Springer Spaniel, Launceston – The menu served here is an interesting and modern take on traditional British and Cornish food. Recently overtaken by Masterchef winner Anton Piotrowski, the Springer Spaniel is well worth a visit
  • Trewithen Restaurant, Lostwithiel – Local seasonal ingredients are at the heart of the fresh dishes served here for lunch and dinner. Accompanied by an extensive wine list, this is one of the most popular restaurants in Lostwithiel
  • Bellamama deli, Lostwithiel – Looking for a quick bite? Don’t miss the local cheeses, olives, charcuterie and more available from this delicious deli
  • Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Café, Lostwithiel – Explore the beautiful nursery and then stop for lunch, accompanied with wine, cider or beer, or try a slice of freshly baked cake
  • Cornish Orchards, Duloe – Although there are no farm tours, visit the orchard shop for free tasters of the craft ciders, alcoholic ginger beer, as well as presses and juices
  • Heskyn Mill Restaurant, Tideford near Saltash – A family-run restaurant set in an 18th Century corn mill serving traditional British food at great prices

Towns not to miss

  • Bodmin – In Bodmin’s historical town centre visitors will find a range of cafes, pubs and restaurants serving food throughout the day. Head to the villages in the surrounding area – Blisland or St Breward, for example – for some fantastic traditional pubs. Bodmin Beacon is also the perfect place for a picnic
  • Launceston – Overlooked by the Norman castle, Launceston is the heart of the local agricultural community. Don’t miss the indoor Friday Market at St Mary’s Hall for locally produced food and crafts, or the monthly market in the town square. You’ll also find traditional butchers and bakers, and a huge range of pubs, cafes and restaurants
  • Lostwithiel – Amid the many antique shops of “Cornwall’s Hidden Treasure”, there are inviting traditional Cornish pubs and restaurants, plus a wide selection of cafes and delis giving shoppers and riverside walkers the perfect place to rest

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