I am a 41 year old lady that is really ashamed to say that I have not really adventured and discovered much of our British isles. Maybe Barry Islands brown sludge of a sea, the Seagulls that regularly use me as a poo target or the inconsistency of our weather plays a part in that, but I have made 2017 the year that I discover what the UK has to offer, and what a better place to start than Cornwall.
Luckily this Easter holidays the weather was in our favour and it was glorious. The early set off from Wales to Cornwall commenced, and with sandwiches, water and cola cubes supplies, we were all armed for the Bank Holiday Bumper to bumper traffic.
Something bazaar happened though, we sailed down with out a hitch. No staring into other peoples cars, I didn’t manage to catch anyone watching me, watching them pick their nose ( look at them and say errrrrrrrrr !), no toilet breaks in expensive Greggs and Costa laden service stations…we made it to a new world in less than three hours !! We did stop at a Cornish Indoor Market on the way though, I got really excited when I saw the signs for this and quickly grabbed the steering wheel off Stewart and directed us there. I was expecting foodie stalls and local craft products, but all I got was an eyeful of big belly warming knickers, vacuum bags and a sore toe as an electric wheelchair ran over it !!!!
I left Stewart organise our little adult only getaway, and he decided on a small fishing Village called Mevagissey. He picked a small B&B called The Little Cornish B&B which is run by a Lovely couple called Howie and Andy. If you like a Formal, cold and uncomfortable place, then Don’t go here for God sake ! The boys are my new BBF’s, they made me laugh, fed us well and made our stay soooo comfortable, they almost had to pushed me through the door to go home ! They serve a fab candle lit breakfast, and as soon as your sat down they are offering you fresh smoothie, REAL orange juice as well as Howie’s home made granola, with fresh berries and yogurt. You can then have a choice of breakfast from the Full Cornish to Eggs Benedict and it is all locally sourced food. Howie is one of the few men that can multi task and will happily have a conversation while making his from scratch hollandaise and both Andy and Howie are a great tower of local information.
AS the weather was amazeballs, Stewart and I decided on walking along the coastal path to several of the villages along the front. We left around half eight in the morning and the path was empty, I even had a walk with my boobs out the get them brown, that went well until a lone walker descended on us out of nowhere, and I think we are now both mentally scarred for life !.
I sounded like a stuck record on the walk as I kept saying ” I can’t believe how clear the sea is !” and after the tenth time, I think Stewart had to restrain himself from pushing me over the edge !.
So, having a Cornish pasty had to be on the bucket list and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Because I am a greedy Moo, I had to have a large one and I am so glad That I did as it was flipping delicious ! It was around £4 and comes in a variety of flavours from Thai to Mexican, but I had to try the original Cornish and it made Greggs a think of the past !
I took a photo of the pasty shop just as a seagull flew past, now I think that that is the best Photo Bomb Ever !!
We ate at a lovely place on the First night called Number Five, and we received fantastic customer service and a lovely warm welcome by the lovely Stephanie. We made the mistake of not booking and thankfully, she found us a table. I had the Mules in a wine and cream sauce for starters and although a bit gritty, they were really nice. Stewart had a tomato and pepper soup and must of enjoyed it as he stopped talking for around five minutes.
For my main course, I went for the Pork belly with Mustard mash and this was a real treat, it came with a side of beautifully cooked veg and it was hovered up pronto. Stewart had the fresh Hake with real chips and again this was very nice. On the whole, a really good meal with great service and delicious food, a thumbs up from us.
On our second night we were told about a restaurant called Roovrays. Again, a small quaint restaurant that looks out onto the cobbled streets, and if sat in the window you can have a good old people watch. They do a well priced set course menu that was lovely, we both had the homemade pate with their speciality chutney, which was fab.
Stewart then had the freshly caught fish in a Moorish sauce and I had chicken parcels with bubble and squeak. Both meals were delicious and extremely well priced.
So there you have it, my 48 hours in the gorgeous Mevagissey, which will be revisited, if not to see my new BFF’s then just to soak up the Cornish way of life.
If I can give you any tips about the town, is to take cash with you as there are no ATM’s ( apparently, the grocery store will give you cash back !) and take a spare carrier bag for your rubbish, as they are very bin short, and most importantly do not enter this town if you are on a diet as the Ice cream alone will put a stop to that.
Happy Forking Travels !
I was not paid or bribed for this review, it is all my own opinion and views !
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