1854 saw the end of an era in Cornish territories, the tin mining industry, which had been responsible for creating a population of mining families and settlers from wider shores, were in a state of collapse. An exodus ensued, and the miners began to seek alternative sources of income. For one team of 7 ex-tin miners an adventure had begun at the Star Inn in Newlyn. The decision was to embark on a journey to seek fortunes mining gold in foreign territories.
The 114 day voyage would take the crew from Penzance in Cornwall to Melbourne in Australia aboard a Cornish Lugger called the Mystery. The Mystery was built in Newlyn for mackerel diving and her overall length was 36 feet, with 32 feet of keel, 11 feet beam, drawing 6 feet of water and tonnage 16. The Mystery was widely believed to be a fishing boat converted to a sailing yacht, the first voyage of it’s kind in an unorthodox vessel.
The famous voyage has recently been passaged by a British adventurer named Pete Goss together with his 14 year old son. After setting sail in November the crew arrived in Williamstown, Melbourne on 9th March 2009. Sailing in an exact replica of the Mystery, Pete Goss (an ex Royal Marine) took 116 days to complete the epic journey. At the end of the journey the four man crew were greeted in Williamstown with a Cold Beer and a Cornish Pasty !
Try our new “Tastes of Italy” range of Calzones, a range of three delicious flavours from the Italian table!
The Calzone is a pocket of low fat pizza dough, produced in the traditional Italian way and filled with any combination of fillings. Choose from Bolognaise, Pepperoni or Margherita flavoured fillings.
We realise that not everybody can eat a Pasty every day of the week and the Calzone is a great Hot alternative to the traditional British sandwich at lunchtime…also suits the dinner plate, served with fresh salad and a generous drizzle of Olive Oil or Balsamic Vinegar!
A revival is a-happenin’ thanks to those Cornish Surfer crowds. The vintage VW Camper Van is hitting the scene around the World with a huge splash! Mostly associated with the surfing scene, the VW camper has long enjoyed peaceful retirement at the bottom of the garden or buried in the European scrap heaps…until now.
Some outstanding renovations of this iconic VW have delivered automobile real eye-candy around the globe and as a result they are commanding huge sums of money (comparitively speaking). The demand for second hand VW Campers and Camper parts has rocketed over the past three to five years and this former RV of the 70′s bohemian family really has risen to a cult status particularly in the surfing community.
As iconic as it is, with it’s association in surfing circles and Cornwall, the cornish pasty business owner also stakes his claim on the camper. There are businesses out there who have adopted this icon as their catering van for selling pasties from!
Perranporth is known to be the most southerly of the north coast surfing areas, not as popular as the Newquay coastal areas, but with the correct conditions offer a great surf experience. Located approximately 10 miles to the south of Newquay this location offers some of the most beautiful surfing scenery along the south west shorelines. The 3 mile long beach, which is fully lifeguarded between May to September, offers a wide variety of waves making it sutable for all class of surfer. A resume of surfing conditions is offered below:-
Perran Bay a short walk will take you there, so it naturally has fewer surfers
Perranporth has a 3 mile long sandy beach, offering a whole range of surf for all abilities
Penhale Corner you can surf here, just as long as the army are not using the firing range nearby!
Trevaunace Cove faces north, draws crowds when the conditions are right
Chapel Porth tiny beach, only for experts
Porthtowan Beach you can get good tubing waves here
Portreath big swells round the harbour walls for the experts
Made with the very best chuck steak, in a fresh diced veg mix containing the special secret Cornish seasoning which delivers that unmistakeable Cornish flavouring! Vegetables farmed locally in the West Country provide the nourishing base upon which the steak is hand layered. All of this folded inside a short crust pastry case, hand crimped and served to you after being lovingly baked by your favourite high street cornish pasty bakery.
The Traditional Cornish Pasty is by far our number one selling cornish pasty, this 283g meal is clearly a consistent front runner within our extensive bake-off range.