Meet Andy Garner

Abstract artist, belly board enthusiast and master crafter: Many of you will recognise Andy, who works here at our store three days a week. But when he’s not helping customers on the shop floor, he’s often found either at the beach riding the waves or tucked away in his artist studio. Master craftsman, photographer, one-time […]

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New art space showcases local talent at the store

Andy Garner exhibition displays fine art, and crafted belly boards and hand planes It was the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato who said “Necessity is the mother of invention” – and so it is here at the store, where we’ve created a temporary exhibition space in our eat-in café area whilst we operate a take-out only […]

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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 […]

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Plans for our café from Monday 6th July

Takeaway service will be open Mondays to Saturdays, 8.30am to 5pm. Last orders for hot food 3pm Earlier this week, the government announced the latest steps for the UK coming out of lock down which come into effect from next Saturday, 4th July.   Accommodation and hospitality businesses such as cafes and restaurants can re-open […]

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Chin-Chin! Cheers to World Gin Day

Never has there been a time in recent months when spirits could do with a little lift, and this Saturday offers the perfect excuse! That’s because 13th June happens to be World Gin Day and, in our eyes, there’s no better place to acknowledge this fabulous international celebration than in little old Cornwall.  We’ve read […]

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The future of British food and farming standards in the balance

Whilst we tend to shy away from taking any overtly political stance on issues here at the store, we do feel very strongly about protecting the UK’s high food and farming standards. The farming community and food producers form an essential part of the very fabric of our country – the pandemic has highlighted this […]

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Store to re-open fully on Tuesday, 19th May

Looking forward to welcoming our customers back… Great news! The Great Cornish Food Store will re-open to walk-in customers from next Tuesday, 19th May.  Revised opening times for the time being, at least, will be Tuesdays to Saturdays 9am – 6pm. This will be in addition to our Home Delivery and Order Collection services which […]

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Calling on Cornwall’s community spirit

We can’t quite believe that it’s the beginning of May already, but that marks a good time, perhaps, to reflect on how everyone has fared in the last month of lockdown.  We probably all know by now someone close to home who has suffered with the Covid-19 virus. This is when it becomes so real […]

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Waste Not, Want Not

Those of you who shop regularly with us here at the Great Cornish Food Store will know how much we dislike waste. And in this current climate of the Coronavirus lockdown, we’re continuing to stick by this guiding principle – as far as we possibly can. Ordinarily in store, shoppers have always been invited to […]

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Supporting our suppliers

Farmers in field of beef cows

Keeping it Cornish; supporting our suppliers: Our entire ethos at the Great Cornish Food Store has always been, and remains, to showcase the widest range possible of top quality local food and drink and in so doing, support local suppliers and producers from around Cornwall, be they tiny businesses operating from home kitchens or some […]

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