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Farm shops and Delis on the Lizard, West Cornwall

We start our journey in Helston and go a little out of our way in the first instance, but it’s worth it – Porthleven Corner Deli is full of tempting treats. We then head out of Helston, past Culdrose for the start of our loop of the Lizard.

The aim was to pick up a hamper full of goodies for our Picnic on the Quay. The Lizard offerings surpassed themselved...

A tour of The Lizard Farm Shops and Delis


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First Stop...

The Corner Deli, Porthleven

Up-market but delicious, for potted delights of nibbly goodness. Artichokes, olives, stuffed peppers and lots of local bits.

Second stop...

Colroger Deli and Coffee Shop, Lender Lane, Mullion

Their crab sandwiches alone are worth stopping by for and with awards for healthy local produce there's plenty of treats to be had.

 

Third stop...

The Old Cider Barn, on the Lizard road

It doesn't look much from the roadside, but there are lots of unusual liquid delights to be found inside (plus some arty souvenirs in the gallery section). They make alcoholic beverages out of just about any form of plant. 

 

Fourth stop...

The Cowshed, Lizard village

Tucked away behind the main square, you're welcomed by a driftwood horse and offered an array of local bits and bobs. 

OK we admit, after going this far we had enough local produce to feed five families, so the following are other options we know and love. But please do continue touring the rest of Lizard... it just might take you a while!

Fifth stop...

Rosuick Organic Farm Shop, St Martin

A quirky place to visit - come for the farm shop, spend an afternoon petting the camels. Now there's not many places you can do that. 

Sixth stop... 

Roskilly's, St Keverne

You might get carried away for the day if you stop here, so we recommend going for your picnic, then stopping in the afternoon for sweet treats and an end of day icecream.

 

Seventh stop...

Helford Stores, Helford

The place to go for those in the know. The locals love it, which speaks for itself.

 

Eighth stop...

Gear Farm Organic Pasty Company, St Martin

They've cut back on their offerings to just concentrate on the important bits - pasties! However, they still supply a selection of home-baked cakes and local breads. 

 

Ninth stop...

Mawgan Stores, Mawgan

A general store with local gems. Artisan breads and local produce, including a veg stall by the front door offering ripe-to-pop cherry toms, crunchy greens and flurries of flowers to surprise your picnic partner with.

Tenth stop...

The Grange Fruit Farm Shop, Gweek

If you don't have time to pick your own, pop in the farm shop to purchase fresh fruit that someone else has picked for you.

 

We think that's probably enough to get you started... if you stay in a holiday cottage on the Lizard then you might get a chance to visit them all!

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