Holidays are made for eating – and wherever you stay on the Lizard, great food and drink is never far away. From beachside bars and fine-dining restaurants to handcrafted ice cream and local brews, there are a host of tasty treats to satisfy your appetite.

Quaff a pint of Spingo ale at the Blue Anchor in Helston, they’ve been brewing on the premises for over 600 years. Scoff award-winning cheeses like Helford White and Blue from Treavador Farm Dairy. Or raise your spirits with a tot of Curio artisan gins and vodkas, handcrafted in Mullion.

Dine in style

The harbour town of Porthleven has become something of a foodie mecca with restaurants, bistros and cafes galore. Seafood fresh from the waters of Mounts’ Bay is a particular specialty. Rick Stein recently opened his doors by the waterside and Kota’s chef Jude Kereama has represented Cornwall on the BBC’s Great British Menu. Amélies recently appeared on the BBC’s Alex Polizzi: Chef’s on Trial and a host of other fabulous eateries and two excellent fish and chip shops make for plenty of choice.

Elsewhere sample local oysters at the 300-year old Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage, or enjoy seasonal menus in unspoilt pubs like the Halzephron Inn in Gunwalloe and the thatched Shipwright’s Arms in Helford.

Grab a takeaway

You could eat a different Cornish pasty every day of the week here. Gear Farm in St Martin’s crimps fresh pasties daily using organic ingredients grown on site. And at Lizard Village and Helston you’ll find Ann’s Pasties using locally sourced meats, potatoes and cheeses to cook up scrumptious treats in their kitchen. The Horse and Jockey in Helston is also well worth a taste.

Sample a pint of Spingo at the Blue Anchor in Helston, it’s been brewed on the premises for over 600 years.

For dessert scoop a Roskillys ice cream, made from sunshine, grass and happy Jersey cows and available in a multitude of flavours. Add some sticky, chewy or fruity treats and make every day a sundae.

And don’t miss the chance to sample Origin coffee, roasted locally in Helston and served in a host of local cafes, including at their flagship coffee shop in Porthleven.

A feast of festivals

Check out Farmers’ Markets at Mawgan, St Keverne and Helston for gatherings of yummy goodies. Or join us for popular Porthleven Food Festival in May and combine a love of good food with music, literature and plenty of activities for the kids.

Organised walks, male voice choirs, quiz nights and food all form part of Mawgan Feast Week each June. And you’ll find local cider and ale festivals throughout the year in our local pubs.

DID YOU KNOW? 15,000 people visit Porthleven Food Festival. With activities all around the harbour and hundreds of street food stalls and local suppliers it’s a must- do date for your springtime diary.

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