Tuck in to some great new Cornish produce

Arctic Sky anyone?  Or perhaps a Tink & Booch?  We’ve had a bit of fun this last couple of weeks sampling some exciting new lines and bringing back some old favourites. So hop on board as we take you for a literary tour of some new and fabulously refreshing gins, cocktails in a can, craft lagers cut with fruit, and juicy, hoppy, hazy pales!

New drinks to savour

First up is the ultra-trendy and uber-ethical Verdant Brewing based in Penryn. We’ve lined up two of their tasty, hazy pale ales on our shelves – Headband and Lightbulb – so look out for their funky and distinctive branding and give it a try.  We love them, and hope you will too!

Meanwhile, Jubel Beer is back! This young and edgy brand based in Falmouth continues to produce their fantastically refreshing lagers cut with fruit. The pioneering team currently brews three flavours – peach, elderflower and grapefruit – and we stock them all.

Fans of both Harbour Brewing and Padstow Brewing will also be delighted to hear that both have significantly extended their ranges. Why not crack open a can of Soul Surfer, Arctic Sky or Big Wednesday or sample some Pocket Rocket, The Smoke or Shallow End?  Padstow Brewing cans carry a lovely textured finish with much of the artwork created by Falmouth University student, Esme Ferguson.

Our friends at Tinkture have produced a wonderful cocktail in a can: Tink & Booch is a heady mix of their Organic Rose Gin and Kombucha – perfect to take to the beach or on a picnic, whilst Tarquin’s has a sizzling new gin for the summer, called The Cornish Sunshine Blood Orange Gin. Designed to be served as a spritz with sparkling wine and sparkling elderflower (it’s also delicious with tonic!), it’s the perfect laid back summer sundowner!

For those who prefer a softer tipple, Cornish Country Cordials have also produced a wonderful and 100% natural summer cordial – Strawberry & Elderflower. Drink it long for a refreshing quench or pour a dash over ice and gin or Prosecco for a cooling cocktail.

Chocolate flavours, infused oils and delicious doughnuts

Elsewhere in store, look out for Kernow Chocolate’s Cream Tea and Ginger & Lime flavours, Da Bara’s very tasty ciabatta rolls (which we use for our deli sandwiches), our very own amazing mini doughnuts and shortbread biscuits. Additionally, you’ll find a new selection of award-winning infused seed oils from Hard Pressed Cornwall on the shelves – we particularly recommend the liquid chorizo (which happens to be vegan)!

And finally, if you’re planning a barbecue, our brand new bags of sustainable charcoal are definitely worth a try. Supplied by woodland sustainability expert Tom Kemp who runs Wood for the Trees in Mylor, the coppiced wood is all grown within yards of the kiln. It lights easily and burns hot, so chemical firelighters are a thing of the past, and it’s guaranteed to do justice to our tasty house-made burgers, wonderful Moorland steaks, and Great Cornish sausages!