The Meadows Team themselves (including CD Harvey) love their food, especially when on holiday. As well as advising our guests about local walks, cycle rides and beaches, we are very happy to “talk and advise” about food!!!
In Cornwall our Campers are so lucky with such a great choice of local food available, and so many fabulous restaurants and foodie pubs. A lot of our campers start their day with one of John’s breakfast baguettes. The most popular filling is the traditional British Bacon & Eggs. The Bacon is scrumptious and supplied by the superb Lobbs Farm Shop at Heligan Gardens. Eggs are freshly laid, if not by our girls then by other local Cornish girls with bright yellow yolks, and very very tasty. Our girls are feeling under even more pressure than normal, as the cakes we have been making are also being snapped up, and we have lots of guests at the moment to feed. Our deck is full this morning, with breakfasting, as our deck is soooo sunny in the mornings.
As we are by the sea it is so nice so have so much fresh fish available. Lots of our campers have been out on very successful mackerel fishing trips, and have been kind enough to let us sample some of their catch. Catches recently have been good, and one of the local Mevagissey fisherman very generously dropped off a whole big bag of mackerel fresh off the boat which I handed round the campsite. There were some lovely bbq smells that evening, as you cannot beat fresh mackerel on the bbq.
Thursday night is our regular evening for Blue Vintage, and our very lovely Crepe Lady Gill. The Crepes cooked fresh to order on the van, with sweet and savoury fillings have been going down a storm. The Meadows Special is Banana & Toffee. Blue Vintage also calls in when possible on a Saturday which is the main setting up day, with lots of tired people needing a Crepe to perk them up and save them cooking!!!
On the days the weather has been good, which have been more so than not, our campers love to bbq. As well as cooking their mackerel, our campers have been cooking up some real delights from Lobbs Farm Shop, as it is nice to have special treats on holiday.
When the weatherman has been mean, and sent some rain over the Campsite, our campers have been heading off out to eat. Dodging the showers, lots of our campers enjoy the walk down in to the Village at The Ship Inn at Pentewan. In the daytime lots of campers enjoy the circular Mevagissey walk, stopping off for fish and chips in Mevagissey Harbour, and stopping again for a drink at The Ship Inn, Pentewan on the return leg.
For evening meals, especially larger party bookings, the Polgooth Inn is proving extremely popular indeed. The food is all home cooked, with vegetables and herbs grown in their own garden. The menu has a fab choice, with lots of fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes. Without any exception all visitors to the Polgooth have thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and we even have guests eating there almost every evening !!
One of our guests who was camping alone treated himself to one very special meal as he was camping on a budget. After asking my advice of place, and what to eat (no pressure!!!) he trotted off to the Salamander in Mevagissey and feasted on scallops and John Dory. Our guest enjoyed feasting like a Mevagissey King, and the whole atmosphere of such a lovely small restaurant and service. Big thumbs up. Another fabulous place for a special meal is Sams, or Sam’s on the Beach. Booking at Sam’s on the Beach is advisable and for Sam’s there is a nice bar area upstairs to enjoy a drink whilst waiting as there is no booking at Sams.
The Meadows Team are still favouring fish and chips at The Fountain Inn Mevagissey, and as I type this Lottie Caravan’s guests have just shared with me their Fountain fish & chip experience last night. They also got to hear the Mevagissey Choir who were singing both on the harbour, and then in the Fountain Inn itself.
We also must mention Roskillys Ice Cream as today one of our guests was on to a caramel crunch tub before 9am!! It is gorgeous organic ice cream and our favourite is the Salt Caramel although unfortunately it only comes in a big tub, and it is not advisable to put the lid back on.
Food always tastes better when you are very hungry and so it is good that our guests are all so active. Most venture out for the day on either two feet, or two wheels, and if in the car there is often a boat or bikes on board.
Keep fishing, eating, and generally being foodies whilst in Cornwall staying at The Meadows Campsite.
Whilst I am still Camp Dog, I am also living back up to my old name of “HRH”. My heinz 57 friend “Tubs” as in Tubs by name and Tubs by nature 😉 very kindly bought me a neckerchief. I had been admiring Tubs’ red one for a while, and now I have one the same in Blue for Blue Vintage, as Tubs is a member of the Blue Vintage Crepe Van Team.
I am still very busy in my role of Security, in particular continuing to guard the Roskillys ice cream.
We have lots of four legged friends on site for their summer holiday, and I have been sharing all of my knowledge on the local area, including the best beaches, river and wood walks, pubs that give you gravy bones, and as to the best breakfast baguette filling – if you are lucky.
I very nearly broke Camp Dog rule last week and fell in love, but I held back and remained professional, and we are “just good friends”.
For all those not committed to school holidays, September can be gorgeous, and we still have availability. To book a stay with us here at The Meadows small, and dog friendly campsite, Pentewan contact us here, or telephone 01726 844383. Lottie is also available for some of September and for October too. Have a look at Lottie’s page and see if you can be tempted for a special stay. We are so conveniently placed for Heligan Gardens & Mevagissey (walking distance), the Eden Project, Fowey & Charlestown.