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Smuggler's Pie & Ale Festival 2014

The Smuggler’s Den Inn in Cubert, is hosting its 15th annual Pie & Ale Festival from Friday 2nd – Monday 5th May. The weekend long festivities is a veritable feast of homemade Cornish fodder combined with over 70 fine ales for...

Choc choc chocca - Easter at the Museum

Cornwall’s museums are choc-choc- chocca with treasures to explore, stories to enjoy and a host of family friendly activities waiting to be discovered this Easter....

Porthleven Food & Music Festival 2014

Porthleven is a proper little foodie haven and their annual Food & Music Fest is a coveted affair, and certainly one not to miss. This year’s Porthleven Food and Music Festival is taking place on Saturday 26th April around the...

Champagne Afternoon Tea: The Scarlet Hotel

When you’re a daughter (or a son for that matter) Mother’s Day appears on the horizon as a day to celebrate your mum, spoil her a little bit and of course, be on your best behaviour. When I spotted that The Scarlet Hotel was...

Fal Oyster Gathering 2014

Celebrate the 5th Fal Oyster Gathering with a weekend of Cornish Fish & Ships on Friday 28th – 30th March 2014. The three days of festivities are held on the last weekend of the wild native Fal oyster season with local foodie...

Fifteen's Spring Farmers Market 2014

Celebrate the start of spring on Saturday 15th March as Fifteen Cornwall open up their gazebo doors for their Spring Farmers’ Market in the Extreme Academy Car Park at Watergate Bay. Doors open bright and early at 9.30am when, armed...

Sicilian Season: Fifteen Cornwall

Celebrate the sumptuousness of Sicily and the coming of Spring at Fifteen Cornwall from 24 February to 28 March 2014 with a bellissima three course lunch....

Tregothnan's Garden Tours 2014

The Tregothnan Estate near Truro, home to the same family since 1335, has the largest historic garden in Cornwall. Translated from Cornish it means 'The House at the Head of the Valley’ and at the beating heart of the estate is the...

The Great Indoors: Half Term

Family days out don’t get much better than discovering the world of smuggling, checking out creepy crawlies, tearing around a magnificent playpark or having a go on an automata … and you can do all of these brilliant family things...

Wild cooking with Fat Hen

Fat Hen, passionate about wild food and their cookery school, has a new set of dates for their courses in 2014. The programme will showcase the astounding abundance and diversity of wild Cornish produce, as well as offering a venue for...

Save the date: Beer & Mussel Festival 2014

There is undoubtedly not much to rival the combo that is beer and mussels. Especially locally sourced mussels prepared by Rick Stein. The time has come to get excited about this year’s Beer and Mussel Festival at the Cornish...

Detox Teas(e)

Mine was always strong black tea with a generous glug of milk. That was until I discovered Earl Grey for fragrant sophistication mid-afternoon. But there is so much more on the tea tour than these two. Let the GCG take you on a tour of...

How to prepare Cornish crab

April is the perfect time to get cracking with Cornish crab. GCG got to grips with preparing fresh crab. It is the perfect filling in doorstep sandwiches with lashings of ginger beer. (Famous Five story-lines...

Sardines & Starry Gazie Pie Recipe

Sardines: salty, small and utterly delicious, and also known as pilchards. An oily fish from the herring family they are packed full of flavour and are a popular choice in Cornish fish dishes. The most famous dish to utilise the tasty...

DIY Veg: Grow your own garden

When does spring officially start? Is it when the chill begins to lift, the leaves start to turn green and the rabbits are bloody everywhere? In the season of courting and regeneration spring can officially start when the green-fingered...

Sweetpea & Betty Workshop

The one to try before you apply for Grand Design… With phrases like ‘mix to single cream consistency’, ‘no need to prepare the surface’, and ‘liberally brush on the wax’ a workshop at Sweetpea and Betty with Mary and Val...

Saucy sausages

As perhaps previously mentioned… I love sausages. So imagine my delight at getting to try the BPEX award winning Kernow Sausage Company snags. With awards for their Streaky Bacon (taking Gold) and the Cornish Hot Dog (taking Silver)...

Sam's in the City

SITC is all-out Sam’s style which the GCG is totally in love with. Following the success of Sam’s Fowey, Sam’s on the Beach and Sam’s awesome roadie pop-ups, city slickin’ in Truro town had several tough acts to...

Padstow Christmas Festival 2013

An extra long-weekend of festive celebrations in Padstow kicks off on Thursday 5th December wrapping up on Sunday 8th December. The unique festival packs a plethora of yuletide market stalls along the harbour front and is the perfect...

An Enchanted Eden

The Eden Project is a pretty magical place at the best of times – but this winter they are going all out with some fantastic family activities that the Little GCGers (and the big ones) with totally...