A Guide to Good Eating in Cornwall.

Hugh Scully

This guide is, for me, a diary of personal experience. It reflects the many happy times I have spent in these hotels and restaurants developing a love of Cornwall; a love that culminated, a few years ago, in deciding to come and live beside the Cornish sea.

The pure physical beauty of Cornwall is beyond dispute, but what makes it especially attractive to the visitor is the knowledge that in every part of the county there are hotels and restaurants of real quality, run by owners deeply committed to the highest standards of excellence and hospitality.

Cornwall's rich farmland is bounded by the sea, and its gastronomic traditions reflect its unique position - the best crab, lobster and oysters you will taste anywhere, every variety of fish bought on the quayside that morning, superb beef and lamb reared naturally on lush grass - all cooked simply and served without pretension. Many of Cornwall's hotels enjoy breathtaking positions overlooking the sea, or are a part of local fishing communities - all of them providing a welcome refuge from the relentless pressures of modern life.

May you eat well and sleep soundly and awake to a Cornish sun. There is nothing quite like it in the world.

Hugh Scully, Mawnan Smith, Cornwall.
Easter 1999.

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