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Local Cornish Food at it’s Best….. Where to shop?

The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker……

We are lucky to be surrounded by GREAT local food producers, farm shops and markets near to Glynn Barton Cottages. In fact we are positively bursting at the seams with organic gardens and small businesses that deliver their locally grown and produced fruit, veg, meats etc direct to your cottage door. Whilst we all know about the mainstream supermarkets within Bodmin, if this year has taught us anything it’s to support local as much as you can. Going local is not just about picking up your super fresh goodies, its about the experience too. You will also discover all sorts of activities whilst doing it….. Colwith Farm runs Distillery experiences such as their Distillery Tour, Gin Masterclass, or go all out on the Cocktail Masterclass!

We have put together a little list to help you on your Cornish Food Journey! It’s all available in our Digital Guestbook too

For all things Bakery….

Baker Tom

Baker Tom

We are lucky that the lovely Baker Tom delivers direct to our door three times a week.  He also has stores located in Wadebridge, St Austell and Penzance with a café in Falmouth and Penzance too.

Freddie & Max’s Top Tip: Pain au Chocolat’s please!

Mum’s Top Tip: Toasted sourdough with avocado

For your Fruit & Veggies

Colwith Farm Shop

15mins away in Lanlivery is the lovely family run Colwith Farm. Whilst they specialise in the growing of potatoes, you might have seen their Distillery featured on Rick Steins Cornwall recently. Their Farm shop is home to amazing leeks, cabbages, parnsips, carrots and potatoes (obviously!). They also stock dairy produce and meat too.

Freddie’s Top Tip: Seriously yummy Carrots!

Mum’s Top Tip: Parsnips for Curried Parsnip soup

The Fruutbox


Fresh fruit and veg delivered direct to your door throughout Cornwall. This is great for your day of arrival. They also work with Replensih Zero Waste from Wadebridge which is fab for your dry goods- pasta, rice, grains etc

Pip’s Top Tip: You can never have enough fruit (not in this house where the boys have worked out how to get to the top shelf in the fridge!)

The Real Food Garden

Join the food revolution with their sustainably produced vegetables. You can opt for one of their beautiful looking veg boxes or hand pick what you need from a wide range of veg and everyday essentials.

Max’s Top Tip: Tomatoes galore!


All things Carnivorous….

Lamb Burgers from Liddicoats


Located in Lostwithiel just 15mins away is a fab butcher. Everything and anything you might possibly need plus they do Frozen fish too. We can highly recommend their BBQ options once the weather warms up!

Freddie & Max’s Top Tip: Their lamb burgers are EPIC!

Phillip Warren

More things meat located in Launceston and Liskeard. Fab butchers direct from the farm where you can preorder to scoop up on your way past or take a little trip when you walk Golitha Falls.

Jim’s Top Tip: Pork Chops!

I’m a little fishy, in a little dishy…..

Three Jays Shellfish

The Lostwithiel Fish Man

The van calls in at the Community Centre in Lostwithiel once or twice a week. Very dependent o

n time of year! We can let you know his latest timings as they appear!

Three Jays Shell fish

Fresh shellfish, crab, and lobster delivered to your cottage door. So fresh that the lobsters and crabs are still wondering around their box! Direct off the boat from Newquay.

The BEST Cornish Pasty’s

Malcolm Barnecutts

located all over Cornwall these guys even do Pasty’s by post! So if you are missing that Cornish fix, get ordering! Our closest one is located in Bodmin on the Industrial Estate.

Jim’s Top Tip: GO large on the pasty’s! Stilton and Beef….

Lunchtime Goodies

Bella Mama’s Deli

A fab selection of locally produced goodies to choose from. Breads, quiches, sandwiches, cheeses, meats and more which are great for a picnic hamper at the beach or a walk on the moor. Check out their pizza takeaway too!

Markets & Deliveries

The Cornish Food Box Company

Bodmin Farmers Market

Located at Bodmin Nursery and Garden Centre, this usually occurs on the same Saturday in the month. It’s on hold at the moment due to Covid but once it is back up and running we will update everyone.

The Cornish Food Box Company

Just as you would order your Sainsburys or Tesco online deliveries, this operates much in the same way. Fill up your cart with everything you want, and they will deliver it to Glynn Barton Cottages for the morning of your arrival. This is direct from field to fridge!

Who’s Hungry now…?


“A hit with the families” – recent press for Glynn Barton

Young happy family having fun while chasing in autumn day at the park. Copy space.

Family fun in Cornwall this Winter