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THE ONLY GUIDE TO THE SERIOUSLY SPECIAL SPOTS IN CORNWALL.

Over and above all other guidebooks, we cherry-pick only those seriously special spots, places, producers and people to feature in our bespoke, easy on the eye (and easy on the iPhone) guide to the very best of Cornwall. From north coast to south, east Cornwall to west; our reviews are tried, tested and totally exclusive. Discerningly different.

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Fowey Festival of Words & Music

Cornwall’s favourite literature festival, Fowey Festival of Words & Music, has announced dates for the 18th annual lit-fest. Book worms and Daphne Du Maurier fans note down 9 – 16 May for some Fowey action....

Mid-century & Vintage Fair

Calling all creatives! Bedruthan Hotel & Spa’s Mid-century and Vintage Fair is returning on 7-8 March 2015....

Big love, this February

In case you haven’t heard, it’s the season of love. In other words: Valentine’s Day is looming. I’ll admit that Mr and I have made scant effort beyond the first flush of early courtship to commemorate the date; however this...

Fat Hen Foraging 2015

Fat Hen is officially Cornwall’s only dedicated Wild Food Cookery School. Combining the diverse abundance of wild Cornish fodder with a cool place to cook up the foraged goodies (and devour them); getting yourself booked onto a course...

Je Tam: Utterly Tam-tastic Raw Goodness

From the packaging (two neat brown boxes dressed with green ribbon and a lush label) to the cake, Je Tam’s raw foods are the proof in the pudding that sugar, dairy and gluten are so unnecessary to...

Dr Livingstone I Presume?

The GCG are big fans of Miracle Theatre. Each and every show is awesome and we love that you get to see performance in outdoor venues, community digs and cool spots in and around Cornwall. Hello adventures! Dr Livingstone, I Presume? is...

Roos Beach: Top 10 Christmas Gifts

Our pals at Roo's Beach, right on the beach in Porth, have put together their top 10 Christmassy gifts, giving you a little festive inspiration as you embark on your Christmas...

Top 10 Cornish Christmas Markets

‘Tis the season for all sorts. Namely, shopping. And for those keen to cram those hungry Christmas stockings with something a little special, there’s an array of markets scattered across Cornwall that will enthrall, inspire and...

Padstow Christmas Festival Cookbook

I love cookbooks. Not that I am particularly adept at cooking… we are currently living in the aftermath of several failed banana bread attempts. I like to be creative and go off-piste. This should only be left for the skilled...

nat tallents head chef at Lusty Glaze Beach Cafe

Contestant on Masterchef: The Professionals 2012 and general good-egg: Nat is the new(ish) head chef at Lusty Glaze Beach. On a blustery November day Nat gave me the low-down on her love of Marco Pierre White (see tattoo), being...

Sunday Lunch at Scarlet Wines

Sunday is a rather special day in the week. A day of obligatory lie-ins, cups of tea in bed watching the Andrew Marr Show, log fires and Sunday lunch. I was utterly, gluttonously and wonderfully jammy to spend one such Sunday lunch at...

Feasts at Scarlet Wines

This autumn and winter, the crew at Scarlet Wines will be serving up a series of feast nights, combining regional flavours from around the world with wines chosen to match. Boasting heart-warming food in a relaxed atmosphere, gorgeously...

Etherington's Butchery Academy: no spam here

Here at the GCG we love a good excuse to get our hands dirty, and get involved in learning something new. So when the opportunity attend a butchery course at Etherington’s Butchery Academy came up, make no mis-steak, we went for...

The Cornish Pizza Company Goes Mobile

Vicki and Jon Crwys-Williams spent much of this summer on the road, taking their crispy-based, locally sourced and always-delicious pizzas out for a spin in a refurbished 1979 VW camper van. Named, wonderfully, The Colonel, the van has...

Autumn Fayre at Fifteen Farmer's Market

It’s fabulous farmer’s market time! Fifteen are hosting their bi-annual Autumn Fayre on Saturday 18th October in the Watergate Bay Extreme Academy car park. Spot the giant marquee choc-full of Cornish produce, producers and culinary...

Falmouth Oyster Festival 2014

It's the pearl in the autumn foodie calendar, grab your shuckers and head down to the Falmouth Oyster Festival this weekend. After all, those who eat oysters, love...

Bude for Food: Festival goodness

On the lawns of Bude Castle this weekend, Saturday 20 September and Sunday 21 September, there is somewhat a funky autumn harvest happening. An open invite to discover the class of culinary cleverness hiding around the banks of the old...

Great Cornish Food Festival: Top 10 Things to See

Our good pals at Cornwall Food & Drink have put together their top 10 things to see, do, smell and taste at the fast-approaching Great Cornish Food Festival - Friday 26 - Sunday 28 September 2014....

Philleigh Way COMPETITION!

Autumn is the perfect time to get your game on. Our pals at Philleigh Way have a fabby competition up their tweeds especially for the GCG readers!...

Miracle Theatre's The Tempest

“I long to hear the story of your life, which must captivate the ear strangely.” Celebrating their 35th birthday with a tour of the Tempest they are bringing indomitable outdoor theatre to veritable venues across...