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Your guide to a

Cornish Christmas

Could there be anywhere better to celebrate Christmas than Cornwall? The food, the fairs, the

lights, the heritage... This 2021 Christmas guide from the myCornwall team is an attempt to

encapsulate all of Cornwall’s festive fabulousness, from Bude to Penzance, into 44 pages. It’s tight,

but we’re up to the challenge, and you might see tinsel and sparkles bursting out at the seams.

Here you’ll find a plethora of fairs and markets, stuffed to bursting with home-grown gifts perfect

for loved ones of all ages; and special events from carol concerts to illuminated garden trails to

kick-start your Christmas countdown. You can’t fail to find inspiration here – and you’ll have the

added satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting a local business to boot, a gesture much needed

and appreciated in these testing times.

On a personal note, I love Christmas this side of the

Tamar, and can’t wait to revisit old traditions, such as the

pantomime at the newly reopened Hall For Cornwall,

while making new memories - The Alverton’s festive

afternoon tea being top of my list. Here I am pictured

with my daughter a few years ago – a much-loved shot

by Exposure Photo Agency, whose family shoots prove

that the best Christmas presents don’t have to come

gift-wrapped.

However you choose to celebrate, we all wish you

Nadelik Lowen (Merry Christmas) and Bledhen nowydh

da (Happy New Year)!

Kirstie

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Kirstie Newton

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Your guide to a

Cornish Christmas

2021

02 Colwith Distillery

03 Springtide

04 The Longstore

05 Hangloose Adventure

06 Spindrift Gallery

07 Exposure Photo Agency

08 Bread & Butter

09 Tugboat

10 Just Delights

11 Trelissick Gallery

12 Baileys Country Store

13 Botanical Atelier

14 Inspire Makers

15 Chocolarder

16 Stitches & Cream

17 The Grey Lurcher

18 The Greenbank

19 Working Boat

20 Trenance Chocolates

St Just

21 Hog House

22 Cowhouse Gallery

23 Perrans Above

24 Circa 21

26 Healing Star

27 Flowertime Florist/Big Pink Tree

28 Mirva Gallery

29 Emjems

30 The Alma Gallery

31 All You Can Eco

32 Blue Hills Tin

33 Bude Christmas Fayre

34 Zebediah’s Art & Craft Collective

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12 Days of Christmas

A dozen events to make your festive season merry and bright,

from carol concerts and ice skating, steam trains and lantern trails

to gift fairs and pantomimes

TAKE IN A FESTIVE SHOW

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a panto. Truro’s Hall For

Cornwall presents Cinderella, in which angel-voiced Ashley is

swept up as a masked contestant in the local Rock & Rhythm

Championships, sharing centre stage with a charming prince.

Will her true identity be unmasked? Will she swap rags for

riches? December 1 to January 2.

www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Also: A Christmas Carol - the Dickensian classic visits Praa

Sands (December 4) and Callington on December 5 (both

www.carntocove.co.uk), the Minack Theatre from December

20 to 22, and the Acorn Penzance on December 23.

Twisted Christmas by ‘Owdyado Theatre, a deliciously

anarchic collection of mini-plays with a festive flavour (14+), at

Carleen Village Hall on December 4;

Hall for Gwinear on December 11 (www.carntocove.co.uk)

Dick Whittington performed by Redruth am-drammers

RAMPS at the Regal Theatre, Redruth from January 12 to 16.

redruth.merlincinemas.co.uk/regal-theatre


DISCOVER THE ARCTIC AT

KERNOW

The tunnels beneath Charlestown’s Shipwreck

Treasure Museum were once used to transport clay

to awaiting ships in the village’s harbour. These have

been transformed into a polar-themed wonderland

by a group of creative artists and a leading snow

and ice special effects company. Explore a world of

ice, encountering shipwrecks frozen in time, frozen

waterfalls, giant icebergs and caves, all illuminated

with thousands of lights and filled with an arctic

soundscape. There will even be “real snow”!

Admission includes museum access. Advance booking.

Until Sunday, January 9.

www.shipwreckcharlestown.co.uk

BE INSPIRED BY THE TUDORS

Cotehele’s garland has been a Christmas tradition

since the Great Hall was first decorated for a staff

Christmas celebration during the 1950s. That garland

was simple yet beautiful, made from the bushy

evergreen shrub pittosporum; the garden team

has since embellished it with increasingly stunning

displays of dried flowers, all sown, grown, cut and

dried on site. The pandemic has seen efforts focused

on re-opening the gardens, so this year’s garland will

revert to a more modest design reflecting the kissing

boughs Tudors brought into their homes in the winter.

National Trust entry fee applies. November 20 to

January 2 (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

MEET SANTA BY STEAM

Bodmin & Wenford Railway’s popular Christmas

trains return after a year off. Be greeted by Santa’s

elves at Bodmin General before boarding the

steam train to Bodmin Parkway. Children will be

invited to write their list to Santa before returning

to Bodmin General for Christmas-themed activities

and the opportunity to meet Santa in his Victorian

coach. Each child will receive an age-appropriate

gift. Weekends December 4/5 and 11/12, then

daily between December 17 and 24.

www.bodminrailway.co.uk


CELEBRATE IN STYLE

The Alverton in Truro is pulling out all the stops for the festive period, starting with

the Great Christmas Market on December 5. From 10am to 8pm, you can buy from

Cornwall’s top creatives and makers, and join a festive masterclass or workshop

such as wreath-making and Christmas cocktail shaking. Indulge in a decadent food

and drink offering in the restaurant, and don’t miss merry tunes from carol singers

and cheery classics from Ashley Harding. With festive lunches and afternoon teas

served throughout December, special Christmas break offers including Christmas and

Boxing Day, a performance by Near-Ta Theatre on December 27 and a New Year’s

Eve Ball in the Great Hall, the Alverton has got Christmas covered.

www.thealverton.co.uk



CHECK OUT A CHRISTMAS FAIR

The BIG Christmas Market is a month-long shopping extravaganza on

Truro’s Lemon Quay, a collaboration between Truro Farmers Market

and Truro BID, feature a revolving selection of the finest local food,

drink, arts and crafts - all the sights, smells and flavours of a Cornish

Christmas. Wednesday to Sunday until December 19; daily from

December 20 to 24.

Also:

The Cornwall Christmas Fair at the Eden Project, November 10 and

11. An enticing mix of Christmas gifts, home accessories, clothes,

jewellery and mouth-watering produce. Entry fees include Eden

admission, supper/lunch, and a donation to Cornwall Community

Foundation. Wednesday 5pm to 9pm, £28; Thursday, 10am to 4pm,

£15. www.cornwallchristmasfair.com

Cornish Winter Fair, Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge.

Saturday, November 20. Includes the 143-year-old

Wadebridge Prime Stock Show.

Fowey Christmas Market, November 26 to 28.

Made In Cornwall Christmas Fair, Truro Cathedral,

November 29 to December 2.

Mount Edgcumbe Christmas Fayre, December 11 & 12.


VISIT AN ILLUMINATED GARDEN

The Lost Gardens of Heligan will be lit by traditional

paraffin lanterns in the shape of flora and fauna: owls,

hares, foxgloves, butterflies, robins and a joyful burst of

fuchsias. Friday to Sunday from November 20; daily from

December 16 to 23 and December 27 to January 2.

www.heligan.com

Or follow a magical lantern procession through Trebah

Garden to firelit festivities on the beach. Discover

installations created by local artists and schools, and

design and build your own lantern.

This is a pilot event for a regular winter festival of light

from Scilly to the Tamar Valley. £8.50 adults, £6.50

children, £4 lantern making.

www.trebahgarden.co.uk

GO ON THE RUN WITH SANTA

Sleigh it like Santa, rock it like Rudolph, sock it like a

snowman or twinkle like a Christmas tree at the Santas

On The Run fundraising event at the Eden Project on

Sunday, December 5. In 2019, more than 650 people

jogged a 2k route around the biomes in festive gear,

raising nearly £26,000 in support of Children’s Hospice

South West. To enable social distancing, there will be

three start times: 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm.

Please supply your own outfit.

Registration: £10 adult, £5 child (under twos free).

www.chsw.org.uk/santas

MARVEL AT MOUSEHOLE

HARBOUR LIGHTS

Mousehole Harbour Lights will be illuminated this year,

but organisers are keen to avoid large crowds due to

continuing Covid-19 concerns, so the traditional switchon

ceremony and Carolaire will be replaced by a “soft

switch-on”. Displays in and around the village lit as and

when they are ready, in the hope that all will be lit by

mid-December. Fundraising was unable to take place in

2020, so please dig deep and donate online at

www.mouseholelights.org.uk


MAKE AND TAKE AT A CRAFT

WORKSHOP

Make your own luxury Christmas wreath or three

beautiful willow decorations at Trevince, Gwennap.

All materials, tuition from the respective experts, and

a glass of Christmas cheer. £45. Saturday, December

4, morning and afternoon sessions available.

Book online at www.trevince.co.uk

FOLLOW THE STARS

At the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in

Falmouth, look out for Magical Take & Make craft

activities, a Star Trail and the Lanterns and Lights

exhibition: displays of real and rare nautical lamps

and navigation aids where sailors used the stars

to guide them home. December 18 to January 2.

www.nmmc.co.uk

CAROL CONCERTS

Join the Sterts Singers for an hour of festive music and

carols to put you in the yuletide mood. December 22, 7pm.

www.sterts.co.uk

Or head to Truro Cathedral for a carol service; there are

many on offer throughout December, but hearing the

traditional Nine Lessons and Carols service in the venue

where it began is very special indeed – from 7pm on

December 23 and 24.



01

CORNISH FOOD BOX

Cornwall is famed for its fresh,

delicious food. Surrounded by

crystal clear waters and fertile

farm land the county is home

to some of the UK’s leading

farmers, fishermen, bakers and

artisan food producers.

The Cornish Food Box

Company was started in 2010

by two sisters, Tor and Lucy,

who grew up on their family

dairy farm near Porthleven.

The aim was simple – to make

it really easy for people to buy

Cornish food and drink from

small independent producers

online and have it delivered to

their door.

The sad truth though is that

hundreds of local families

struggle to put food on their

table. Local food banks are

inundated with people needing

help as Cornwall struggles with

poor housing stock and a low

wage, seasonal economy.

In 2020 the Cornish Food Box, in

partnership with CPR Transform

Food Bank, committed to

delivering fresh fruit and

vegetable boxes to local

families. Since then almost 3000

boxes have been delivered and

provided a safety net to those

most in need.

Tor Amran, Managing Director

of Cornish Food Box said:

“Food Boxes for the Food Bank

is something we are incredibly

proud of. We want to make

sure this scheme continues and

more local families can benefit

from eating fresh, seasonal local

produce.”

CPR Foodbank supports people

in Camborne, Pool and Redruth

who are struggling to make

ends meet. The charity provides

food boxes to households which

have been referred to them by

professionals including GPs,

health visitors, schools and

support workers.

CPR Foodbank chief executive,

Joyce Duffin, said: “Our food

boxes tend to contain items

that have a long shelf life – food

that will sustain a household in

a time of need. Thanks to the

support and our partnership

with Cornish Food Box, we

can now support families and

make sure children in particular

have access to fresh fruit and

vegetables.”

If you would like to support the CPR

Foodbank and The Cornish Food

Box Company partnership please

search DONATION on

www.thecornishfoodboxcompany.co.uk

or call the team on 01872 211533.



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03

COLWITH FARM

DISTILLERY

Colwith Farm Distillery is

Cornwall’s first single estate,

‘plough to bottle’ distillery.

A family run business of fifth

generation Cornish potato

farmers, who create awardwinning

spirits sustainably.

Their Aval Dor Vodka and Gin

is not to be missed and they

also have new limited edition

Christmas Gin and Christmas

Pudding Vodka, plus experience

vouchers, hampers, and

cocktails by post for Christmas

2021.

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 9-5pm. Sat

10-5pm. Sunday Closed.

SPRINGTIDE

Cornwall’s newest seafood

restaurant, Springtide in

Charlestown is now open

and specialising in only the

very best, seasonal, and local

produce fresh from the sea.

Created by the team behind

the wildly popular Longstore

restaurants, Springtide’s menu

showcases Cornish seafood

with a Mediterranean inspired

twist – expect lots of tasty dishes

celebrating lobster, oysters and

fish, teamed with a daily specials

board inspired by the catch of

the day. Open Wednesday –

Sunday 12-3pm & 5pm- close.

W: www.colwithfarmdistillery.co.uk

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W: www.springtidecharlestown.co.uk

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THE LONGSTORE

The Longstore steak and

seafood restaurants are famed

for their locally sourced and

big-on-flavour philosophy – and

have two popular Cornish sites,

the flagship in Charlestown

overlooking the historic

Georgian harbour and the

newest edition on Lemon Street

in the heart of Truro’s city centre.

The family-run business, quietly

shaking up Cornwall’s food

scene, specialises in quality

steaks, big-cuts and seafood

specials – with an equal passion

for vegetarian and vegan dishes,

combined with an innovative

cocktail offering to match.

And they’ve got Christmas all

wrapped up with gift vouchers

now available via their website.

The Longstore, Charlestown and

The Longstore, Lemon Street are

open for dinner Mon to Fri 4.30pmlate.

Sat 12pm-2.30pm & 4pm-late

Sun 12pm-2.45pm & 4.30pm-late.

W: www.thelongstore.co.uk

The Longstore Steak & Seafood

(Charlestown) / The Longstore

Lemon Street

thelongstorecharlestown /

thelongstoretruro



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HANGLOOSE ADVENTURE

Looking for the perfect

Christmas gift? We’ve got

you covered. Give your loved

ones a Hangloose Adventure

Gift Voucher and they can

choose any of our exhilarating

activities to enjoy on their

own or with friends. You can

purchase vouchers online now

at hanglooseadventure.com.

Whether it’s zip lining over the

biomes or climbing through the

treetops – we have something

for everyone! Our experienced

instructors will be there every

step of the way to ensure that

your adventure is safe and

unforgettable. So, what are

you waiting for? Get yourself a

voucher today!

Eden Project, Bodelva, Par PL24 2SG

SPINDRIFT

GALLERY

Spindrift Gallery offers you an

opportunity to buy unique gifts

and decorations found

nowhere else.

The gallery overlooks the sea

in Portscatho on the Roseland,

a lovely harbour village to visit.

You will find paintings, prints,

ceramics, glass and jewellery,

automata and wooden items

made by talented artists living

and working locally.

You will be spoilt for choice!

8 The Quay

Portscatho

TR2 5HF

T: 01726580155/ 07976580636

E: sdrift@hotmail.co.uk

W: www.spindrift-gallery.co.uk

Reduced opening throughout

the winter. Closed throughout

November but can open by

appointment. Further information

call 07976580636.


07

CRACKERS ABOUT FAMILY

Not all Christmas gifts come

wrapped in sparkly paper,

and a family photo-shoot is a

sustainable gift experience that

mums, dads and grandparents

will enjoy for years to come.

Exposure Photo Agency can offer

the traditional studio experience

so closely associated with family

shoots, but also love meeting

clients on location for a shoot

better than anything you could

capture on your smartphone

(with the added bonus that you’ll

be in the pictures too). Think

rockpooling at your favourite

beach, take a walk at Tehidy

(gorgeous in autumn), or drop

into a luxury hotel. Invite the

grandparents and don Christmas

jumpers; you can even bring

Dougal the dog! The result:

Christmas shopping all done in

just ‘one click’, and an experience

to remember.

QUOTE: Crackers2021 to enjoy

10% discount

Family Photo Shoot Gift Vouchers

available

T: 07725 875743

W: www.exposurephotoagency.com

E: info@exposurephotoagency.com

Find us: Instagram | Facebook


08 09

BROWNIES BY POST

“I’d trade my wife for one

of these brownies” said a

customer recently!

Well, they wouldn’t want

you to go that far – and you

don’t have to because Bread

& Butter can now post them

anywhere in the UK. To a friend,

a colleague, someone in your

family... or even to yourself,

they don’t judge! Made in their

café in Truro, using the best

ingredients they can get their

hands on, their famous doublechocolate

gluten-free brownies

come neatly wrapped and

presented in a sturdy box.

Smiles guaranteed as standard.

Please order before December

16 for Christmas delivery, from

breadandbuttertruro.com/shop

TUGBOAT

Christmas has arrived at

Tugboat in Truro! They have

sourced the finest products

from Cornwall and further

afield: as well as a fantastic

range of loose-leaf teas,

coffees, hot chocolate and

delicious treats, you’ll find a

cracking selection of giftsincluding

their brilliant gift

boxes for the tea and coffee

lover in your life. With a range

of options, including bespoke,

you can put together the

perfect gift without stress: they

have everything you need for a

great festive season.

Tugboat

23 New Bridge Street

Truro

Cornwall

TR1 2AA

T: 01872276524

W: www.tugboat.co.uk

@tugboattruro

Bread & Butter

20 River Street, Truro, Cornwall,

TR1 2SQ

W: breadandbuttertruro.com/shop


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JUST DELIGHTS

‘Joy to the World’ is definitely

the Just Delights Christmas

theme this year. After a year of

uncertainties, Just Delights are

pleased to reintroduce a world

of sparkle, glitz and charm.

There is quite literally

something to suit everybody’s

taste and budget - from glass

baubles and twinkly lights to

cards and gift wrap. And of

course, not forgetting the little

ones with their selection of

beautiful books, soft toys and

stocking fillers galore. Finally,

a little message to all of you

this Christmas from the team

at Just Delights: ‘’We would

like to say a huge thank you for

your ongoing support. We wish

you all a Merry Christmas and a

peaceful New Year.’’

Just Delights, Commercial Road,

Penryn, Nr. Falmouth TR10 8AQ

Opening Times - Mon to Sat 9.30am

till 5pm and Sun 12pm till 4pm

W: www.just-delights.co.uk

T: 01326 379075



EXCLUSIVE

CREEK ARTS

AND CRAFTS

This collective of artists

and makers hosts its fifth

exhibition in Devoran

Village Hall for one

day only on Saturday,

December 4. Expect

contemporary arts and

crafts, jewellery, ceramics,

sculpture, printmaking,

textiles, metalsmithing,

painting and automata

plus catering by Sonny’s

Kitchen. Pictured: A

ring from Lucy Spink’s

Mylor Range in 18ct

gold, oxidised recycled

silver and recycled silver,

inspired by the rocky

foreshore around Trefusis

Point, Mylor and Flushing.

Deer and badger bell

jar by Esther Smith

11

CHRISTMAS WITH CORNWALL

CRAFTS ASSOCIATION AND

TRELISSICK GALLERY

Cornwall Crafts Association’s

stunning gallery at Trelissick

Garden is a hub for vibrant

creativity. This busy colourful

space is certainly one of

Cornwall’s best and most popular

galleries. We are also thrilled to

say that we are now occupying

upstairs at Trelissick with even

more fabulous work, making our

Christmas even more exceptional.

We will be making every effort

to embrace the festive spirit.

Our Autumn/Winter Members’

Exhibition is as exquisite as ever

with work spanning every craft

discipline and price. There is

truly something for everyone.

If a unique gift is what you are

searching for then look no

further.

Open daily from 10-4.30 pm.

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day


12

BAILEYS COUNTRY STORE

Here at Baileys Country Store

and Farm Shop our shelves

are stocked with the very best

amazing food, drinks and treats

Cornwall has to offer.

By supporting local artisan

producers and small businesses,

you are choosing the perfect gift

this Christmas.

From stocking fillers to luxury

hampers, bubbles to our

‘Christmas in a Box’ festive food

ordering service, we can help!

We have a range of hampers

already filled with delicious

goodies or you can personally

select and fill one yourself.

Located in the beautiful town

of Penryn, on the outskirts of

Falmouth, we are easy to visit

and offer free parking. If you are

unable to visit the store, you can

shop online using our website.

Simon, Emma and all the team

at Baileys look forward to

welcoming you and wish you a

wonderful, happy and healthy

festive season.


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BOTANICAL

ATELIER

A lifelong passion for illustrating

plants became a living for

Sarah Jane Humphrey, owner of

Botanical Atelier in Falmouth.

This is a calm and mindful

space in which to browse a

selection of interesting reads,

plant-based homewares and

lots of other gifts inspired by

horticulture. You might even

meet like-minded creatives

at one of Sarah’s botanical

illustration workshops, with a

focus on fundamental drawing

skills, tips and techniques in a

wide range of media. Explore

in person at the shop, or online

at www.botanicalatelier.co.uk

19A Arwenack Street

Falmouth

TR11 3JA

W: www.botanicalatelier.co.uk

INSPIRE MAKERS

Located towards the top of

historic Falmouth Old High

Street, Inspire Makers showcases

a carefully curated range of

handcrafted work from over

50 Cornish artists and makers.

There is a wide selection of

contemporary, design-led

gifts, plus festive cards and

decorations, from both wellknown

and emerging local

craftspeople.

From stocking fillers to statement

pieces, there is sure to be

something to inspire you, plus

you’ll be showing your support

for independent creative

businesses by giving unique gifts

created by hand. Nadelik Lowen

Ha Blythen Nowydh Da!

Opening Times: Tues to Sat 10-5pm

Inspire Makers,

5 High Street

Falmouth, TR11 2AB

T: 01326 531176

E: create@inspiremakers.com

W: www.inspiremakers.com

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CHOCOLARDER

Chocolarder is the largest

bean-to-bar chocolate maker

in Cornwall. Ethically sourcing

cocoa beans from around the

world, and using renovated

antique machinery, turning

them into award-winning

chocolate in their Falmouth

factory. Treat yourself without

compromising on ethics. With

their chocolate you know you

are not supporting child slavery

or deforestation, farmers are

being paid fair wages and all of

their packaging is completely

plastic-free.

They are inspired by local

surroundings and ingredients

on their doorstep. Their Wild

Gorse Flower 50% Milk bar

has become a legend within

the chocolate industry, and a

local beekeeper supplies them

incredible Cornish black bee

honey to make their Cornish

honeycomb milk chocolate bar.

Order online at chocolarder.com

E: hello@chocolarder.com

T: 01872857071

STITCHES &

CREAM

Stitches and Cream is a small

family run business selling high

quality and contemporary dress

fabric, sewing patterns, a wide

range of kits, and they stock

natural fibre yarns that they love

to use themselves.

They are committed to

supporting other local and

British small producers and

creatives. Being able to tell

the story and heritage of their

products is important to them,

and their customers.

So if you need help choosing

the right yarn or fabric for your

next project come in and talk

to as they love talking about

knitting, crochet or sewing, and

get a real kick out of helping

people. They offer a wide range

of kits and gifts for all budgets.

Or if you fancy trying something

new they offer small and select

workshops for you to learn new

skills, and develop existing

ones too. They also offer cake!

16 High Street

Falmouth

T: 01326 218770

W: www.stitchesandcream.co.uk


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THE GREY

LURCHER

Pop into The Grey Lurcher in

Falmouth and find a curated

selection of contemporary gifts,

homewares and Interior styling.

Our favourite products this

season are a wonderful

selection of vintage and

Mexican inspired decorations.

Looking forward to meeting

you soon. Follow us on

Facebook and Instagram.

The Grey Lurcher

20 High Street

Falmouth

TR11 2AB

T. 01326 618240

W. www.greylurcherfalmouth.com

@thegreylurcher

@thegreylurcher

GIVE THE

GIFT OF THE

GREENBANK

Keep them sweet this Christmas

with a personalised gift voucher

available for any amount. Call

our team for fuss-free gifting

and we’ll sort the rest.

Some ideas about what to treat

them to…

BOTTOMLESS BRUNCHING

Get a little boozy with our gin

brunches and sip on endless

homemade G&Ts. £25 per

person for a two-hour session.

LET’S GET FESTIVE

For holly jolly get togethers

we’ve got you covered, from

yuletide afternoon teas at

£22 including mulled wine, to

three course festive lunches at

£25. Both served throughout

December.

BOOK OUR WINTER

GETAWAY

Our Cornish Winter Getaway

is the perfect escape. Book

a room for two from £99,

including breakfast and cream

tea or two drinks below-decks

in our pub.

The Greenbank Hotel

Falmouth, TR11 2SR

W: www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk

T: 01326 312 440

HEAD TO THE

WORKING

BOAT THIS

SEASON

Established in 1876 and rebuilt

in 2015, many a Cornish pint

has been supped at The

Working Boat and our cosy

little pub by the harbour

honours our rich history deeply

engrained in Falmouth’s seafaring

past.

Bellies don’t grumble on our

watch. Our pub grub is served

up in hearty portions to keep

the hunger at bay and satisfy

the taste buds; unpretentious,

earthy and flavourful, it’s food

for the soul.

Whether it’s a cosy catch-up

or a jolly knees-up, we host

festive gatherings throughout

December, from two to 24

people. Dine on seasonal

dishes rustled up by our crew,

and drink and be merry with

our tasty tipples. Choose from

two courses for £20 or three

courses for £24 – available for

both lunch or dinner.

The Working Boat

W: www.theworkingboat.co.uk

T: 01326 314 283

The Working Boat, Harbourside,

Falmouth, TR11 2SR


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TRENANCE

CHOCOLATE

From luxurious truffles to

perfect chocolate pasties, there

are plenty of gorgeous gifts at

Trenance Chocolate.

Everything is hand-crafted by

the chocolatiers in their Mullion

workshops, using fine Belgian

couverture and all sorts of

delicious ingredients.

There are beautifully packaged

boxes of individual chocolates,

as well as fun shapes for kids

and topped chocolate bars that

make wonderful stocking fillers.

Buying your Christmas presents

couldn’t be easier.

Sit back, go to

www.trenancechocolate.co.uk,

and order your chocolates in

time for Christmas.

If you prefer to pop into the

shop, Trenance Chocolate in

Mullion is open 7 days a week

from 10-4.

Opening Times: Seven days a week,

10-4pm.

T: 01326 241499


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HOG HOUSE

Catering for all types of pet

and animal lovers in Cornwall.

From hamsters to horses,

rabbits to reptiles...and even

humans. Hog House offers a

large range of feeds, beds,

toys, treats, gifts, homeware

and accessories.

Their new store has a

fabulous clothing, footwear

and equestrian showroom

where you’ll find a gift to suit

any budget or maybe a gift

voucher?

With a friendly, knowledgable

team on hand to help, it’s

a must for your Christmas

shopping list.

Opening times are: Mon-Fri 8.30-

5.30pm, Sat 8.30-5pm. Closed

Sundays and Bank holidays.

Hog House Animal Feeds, Water

Ma Trout, Helston, TR13 0LW.


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THE

COWHOUSE

GALLERY

The Cowhouse Gallery is run

by a group of local artists

and craftspeople and this

independence allows them to

offer a wide range of original

arts and crafts at very affordable

prices. Painting, sculpture,

printmaking, photography,

ceramics, glass, jewellery,

textiles and woodturning are

all beautifully displayed in this

bright light art space.

A stroll away is Perranuthnoe

Cove and breathtaking

coastal walks, looking towards

St Michael’s Mount in one

direction and to Prussia Cove in

the opposite direction.

Each day one of the Cowhouse

members works in the gallery.

Winter opening hours: 11am to

4pm daily.

Lynfield Craft Centre

Perranuthnoe

TR20 9NE

www.cowhousegallery.co.uk

Tel: 01736 710538

Top: Sara Taylor, Seascapes; Rachel

Stowe, Hand printed aluminium

earrings with sterling silver wires and

an oxides patina finish.

Below: Lee Stevenson, Marazion

Murmuration.

PERRANS

ABOVE

Perrans Above is an aerial

photography gallery offering

stunning images of Cornwall

and the Isles of Scilly.

Experience the beauty of

Cornwall’s coasts, hidden

beaches, and historic

sites from unique bird’s-eye

perspectives.

With collections by ten local

photographers - images are

available to buy as framed

prints, panoramas, and posters,

with free worldwide home

delivery.

E:hello@perransabove.co.uk

W: website: perransabove.co.uk

Picture: Padstow Lifeboat Station

by George Cryer



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CIRCA 21

Spend some precious shopping

time at the atmospheric Circa 21.

Spread over 2 floors, jewellery

designer Esme Burton’s shop

is filled with inspirational gift &

sustainable homeware ranges

from 30 Cornish brands: St Eval

Candles, Liga Eco Home, Kernow

Chocolate, Jago Silver, Humble

Cottage, Julia Crimmen, Alison

Bick, Bloom Remedies, Lucie

Sivicka & Lincoln Kirby-Bell.

Creativity is the soul and the

customer is at its heart, when we

welcome you into our high street

store.

8TRACK

8Track is a refreshing new spiced

rum, that’s a full flavour, smooth

and zestful spirit balanced with

fresh citrus and warm spice.

Owing its name to the iconic

recording kit, 8Track was born

from a shared love of music,

togetherness, celebrating good

times and is designed to be

enjoyed served straight on the

rocks, with a quality mixer or as

the base of a cocktail. Made from

fine Guyana and smooth 8-yearold

vintage Barbados rums, the

bespoke blend is infused with

Seville oranges, vanilla, cloves,

ginger and cinnamon.

Available from www.8trackrum.

com - From £34.95 (including free

delivery) - 37.5% ABV - 70cl bottle.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

8Track Spiced Rum Mojito Spritz

35.5 ml 8Track spiced rum served

in a highball glass with Sekforde

Lime, Mint & Cacao soda and ice.

Garnished with a slice of fresh

lime & a sprig of mint.

CIRCA 21

21 Market Jew Street, Penzance

Cornwall, TR18 2HR

E: circa21pz@gmail.com

T: 07876 124449

circa21pz

circa21pz

W: www.circa21.co.uk

Open 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday

Sunday 19h December 11-3pm


EXCLUSIVE

POPPY

TREFFRY

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Poppy Treffry’s quirky

products come direct from

her sketches of everyday

life in Cornwall. Having

started out solo with

her trusty 1930s Singer

sewing machine in 2004,

she now works with a

gorgeous team of ladies

throughout Cornwall who

cut, sew, package and sell

everything she designs:

bags, tea towels, purses,

tea cosies and more. Each

one tells a story, and puts

a spring in your step - a

little tingle of owning

something lovely!

www.poppytreffry.co.uk

THE HEALING STAR

Causewayhead’s unique

magical mystery store is an

eclectic emporium offering a

treasure trove of magical and

spiritually orientated healing

products and giftware sourced

from local craftspeople and

further afield. Our extensive

range of high quality essential

oils and hand blended incense

is supplied by Star Child of

Glastonbury and is a perfect

partner to the ceramic art

of Wyn Abbott. Silver and

pewter jewellery, singing

bowls, candles, smudge

sticks, dreamcatchers, wands

and quality greetings cards

are some of the lines that

complement the scintillating

displays of crystals from around

the world. Gifts to treasure for

years to come.

Our winter opening hours are Tues-

Sat 11am - 3:30pm with possible

exteneded hours over the festive

season.

35 Causewayhead, Penzance TR18 2SP

T: 01736 330669

E: healingstarpenzance@gmail.com

TheHealingStarPenzance



EXCLUSIVE

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GIVE MUM A

BREAK

Treat your mum/significant

other to some Vitamin

Sea! In line with the

surge of female surfers in

line-ups across Cornwall,

the Family Surf Co is

encouraging mums to take

up surfing for health and

fitness, and the “me-time”

that contributes to general

wellbeing. There are two

breaks scheduled at the

Bedruthan Hotel in May

and June, with an intensive

programme of surf

coaching and ocean skills,

beach fitness and yoga,

alongside spa time and

delicious food. £875pp

for three nights. www.

familysurfco.com/surfmums-breaks-cornwall/

FLOWERTIME

FLORIST

& THE BIG

PINK TREE

Flowertime Florist & The Big

Pink Tree has been trading in

Hayle since 1989.

We are able to arrange floral

deliveries locally, nationally and

internationally for all occasions,

specialising in weddings,

funerals & gifts flowers.

We have an incredible selection

of quality greeting cards, & a

gorgeous range of gifts for all.

Many of our gifts are sourced

from local artisan artists.

Mark, Becky and the team look

forward to welcoming you in

store soon, our opening hours

are 9 til 5pm Monday –Saturday.

Flowertime & The Big Pink Tree

Penpol Terrace, Hayle, TR27 4BQ

T: 01736 757006

W: www.wesendflowers.co.uk

W: www.thebigpinktree.co.uk


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MIRVA GALLERY

The Mirva Collective is a

community interest company,

supporting and hosting work

from an eclectic mix of artists

and makers from West Cornwall

and beyond. With over fifty

exhibiting members, the Mirva

Collective has the perfect

Christmas gift for everyone. If

you’d rather give an experience

than a material item, from

wreath making to fused glass,

our artisans have the perfect

workshop experience for you!

Visit Mirva Gallery at 6

Causewayhead, Penzance or our

Craftspace for workshops at 1

Camelot Court, Penzance.

Open 10-5pm Monday to Saturday

until Christmas Eve.

T: 07887 390779

W: www.mirvagallery.co.ukm

@emjemsofstives

EMJEMS

A true treasure trove and ‘not so

hidden gem’ on St Ives’ eclectic

St Andrew’s Street, Emjems has

long been a staple part of St

Ives’ culture for both locals

and visitors.

A family run shop that has been

selling beautiful silver and

gemstone jewellery, crystals,

incense, a huge range of

essential oils, singing bowls,

stones and fossils for over 48

years, there are still plenty more

beautiful discoveries to be

made inside.

St Andrews Street, St Ives

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday

11-5.30pm.

T: 01736 798404

@emjemsofstives

@ st.ives.emjemsofstives 0pm

@emjemsofstives


EXPERIENCE

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SUPPORT

CORNISH

CHARITIES

Give the gift of hope

this Christmas with

the Cornish Christmas

Giving Catalogue,

featuring 20 charitable

organisations working

to provide assistance,

support, activities, beds

and more to people in

Cornish communities.

Worthy causes stretch

from Rame to Penzance,

and include Cornwall

Advocacy, Samaritans

of Cornwall, Cornwall

Community Foundation

and several food banks.

In return you will receive

a gift certificate to pass

on to your family member

or friend. Gifts start from

just £1 up to £100, which

would pay for a month of

meals from a foodbank.

Request a printed copy by

calling 01872 274351 or

download the catalogue at

www.cornwallindependent

povertyforum.com

THE ALMA

GALLERY

Situated in the heart of historic

Redruth, The Alma Gallery

showcases an extensive range of

pictures from antique prints to

contemporary originals for sale.

The gallery stocks an array of

Cornish crafts including St Eval

candles, unique ornaments and

hand-made designer jewellery.

There is also a wide selection

of fine-art gift cards. They

provide a picture framing and

restoration service.

Well worth a visit for that special

Cornish gift.

Open Thursday to Saturday 11am

– 5pm with additional December

opening hours.

The Alma Gallery,

Alma Place, Redruth, TR15 2AT

W: www.thealmagallery.co.uk

T: 01209 211099



NORMAL OPENING HOURS HOURS UNTIL 23RD DECEMBER. CLOSED DECEMBER 24,25,25

OPEN BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY (27) AND BANK HOLIDAY TUESDAY (28) FROM 10AM-12.30PM AND 1PM - 3.30PM

BACK TO NORMAL HOURS FROM WEDNESDAY 29 ONWARDS.

Prebook your tickets via

www.junglejacks.co.uk


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ALL YOU CAN ECO

Packed with some of the finest

hand-picked Cornish ecoconscious

products made by

artists, crafters and producers,

you’re sure to find the perfect

gift at All You Can Eco this

Festive season.

In the heart of Perranporth,

All You Can Eco is so much

more than a Refill store. It’s a

place where you can browse an

inspirational array of keepsakes,

gifts and toiletries while

grabbing those holiday food

essentials and filling those store

cupboards the zero waste way.

Grab a ready made gift box, or

have one made to order – there

are so many ways to show you

care this year.

All You Can Eco

St Pirans Road

Perranporth

@allyoucanecocornwall

W: www.allyoucaneco.co.uk

BLUE HILLS TIN

A family business gathering tin

ore along the beautiful North

Cornish coastline that has

been mined by the sea and

made clean by the pounding

of Atlantic waves. They take

what nature has provided and

turn this into their range of

handmade Cornish Tin jewellery

and giftware. Each item is

attractively boxed together with

a certificate of authenticity. Not

only made in Cornwall, but a

piece of Cornwall.

T: 01872 553341

E: info@bluehillstin.com

W: www.bluehillstin.com


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BUDE

CHRISTMAS

FAYRE

This annual event in Cornwall’s

northernmost reaches takes

place on Sunday, December 5

in the comfort of the Parkhouse

Centre and Bude Castle - the

historic former home of scientist

Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. Browse

for locally-produced Christmas

gifts – with over 50 stalls - plus

live seasonal entertainment, and

festive refreshments to give you

a warm glow you’ll be left full of

Christmas cheer.

T: 01288 357300,

E: thecastle@bude-stratton.gov.uk

W: www.thecastlebude.co.uk

ZEBEDIAH’S

ART & CRAFT

COLLECTIVE

Zebediah’s Art and Craft

Collective at 5 Church Street,

Launceston, has now been

running successfully for over

four years and has become an

attractive addition to the town.

The collective houses over 30

local artists and crafters and

sells online as well.

W: www.zebediahs.com

T: 01566 249305

Open Monday to Saturday normally

and on Sundays in December.

NALU BEADS

Here at Nalu we make beautiful

glass beads and silver jewellery.

Our collections are inspired by a

love of surf and travel; designed

and created in North Devon.

Each unique bead represents

a place, reflecting the colours

and characteristics found within

the waves and surrounding

coastlines. Explore our Sand

Bead Collection, made

especially for you with grains

of sand from your favourite

beaches. Create and wear your

unique story.

Visit us at our studio in Braunton,

North Devon to view our entire

collection.

E : hello@nalubeads.com

W : nalubeads.com

T : 01271 817614

Images: Allana Hansell Artist; Lime

Kiln Crafts; JW Designs.



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