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Shopping for Your Self-Catering Holiday

Apart from Tesco’s, Sainsburys and Morrisons in Penzance and Waitrose in Truro  (delivery available if you order via the internet) where you can stock up on basics, there are some excellent chances to try fresh produce sold from source.


Excellent meat available from Vivian Olds butchers in St. Just who have their own abattoir.


Trelawneys in Newlyn – you can order fish to take home, Stevensons, Newlyn.


Harveys in Newlyn Coombe.

Food shopping in West Cornwall


Locally grown wine available at Polgoon Wines in Penzance including award winning “Aval” – a sparkling cider which tastes very like champagne! Wines also available from Camel Valley vineyards and fine wines from Mounts Bay Wines, 19a Bread Street, Penzance.


There is a branch of Baker Toms at the bottom of Causewayhead selling an excellent selection.

Local beers/cider

Popular cider is Rattler or Cornish Orchards, popular beers are Doom Bar and Tribute and the local lager is Korev.  These are available from all the supermarkets but a superb choice of drinks is available from John’s Liquor Store, 75 Fore Street, St. Ives.

Local gins

Lots to choose from – Tarquins from St. Ervan, Caspyn from Penzance, Curio from Mullion, Tincture Rose gin from Perranporth, Wrecking Coast Clotted cream gin from Tintagel.

Ice cream

Available at Moomaid of Zennor which have parlours in St. Ives and St. Just; Jelberts, 9 New Road, Newlyn serve traditional, home made Cornish ice cream – vanillla only; Callestick Farm and Roskilly’s.

Local produce

Award-winning Sennen Farmers Market, selection of fish, meat, vegetables, bread etc. Every Tuesday from 0930 – 1230 behind the school.


Thornes, Causewayhead, Penzance; Bosavern Community Farm on the road to St. Just.

Farm shops

Richards Farm Shop, Hayle; Trevaskis Farm Shop including an excellent restaurant near Hayle, Bosavern Community Farm on the road to St. Just; St. Buryan Farm Shop.


Excellent range of Cornish cheeses available from Lavenders Delicatessen in Alverton Street, Penzance; Cornish Hen Deli, 27 Market Place, Penzance; Newlyn Cheese & Charcuterie.


Tregothnan tea, made with hand picked Tregothnan leaves.

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