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There’s lots of special events and happenings taking place across Porthleven for the Food Festival weekend – please support out brilliant businesses whilst you’re visiting.

Here’s a rundown of some of the great things they have planned…

The Harbourside Refuge

Michael Caines’ Porthleven restaurant The Harbourside Refuge will be open with a special Food Festival menu all weekend.

Twisted Currant Tearoom

Fancy a cream tea? Twisted Currant on Fore Street are turning their tea garden into a cream tea garden offering traditional cream teas and some with a twist – chocolate cream teas and gentleman’s cheese cream teas.

FREE SUP lessons with Vertical Blue

Each day during the festival Vertical Blue Adventures are helping us promote the incredible positive impact that feeling the salt water on your skin can have by offering FREE SUP taster sessions at 10:30am each day and lasting 1 hour. All you will need is a swimsuit and a towel. Boards and wetsuits will be provided. Please arrive in plenty of time to suit up. 

Spaces for these sessions will be limited to 8 each day so booking is highly recommended. Warning: you will get wet! 

Book at: sup@verticalblue.co.uk via 077551074488 or visit Ian at Vertical Blue, in Porthleven. 

Origin Roastery

Our pals at the new Origin Roastery down on Treysa Place have put on a whole fringe event for Food Festival weekend – well worth the short meander from the main Festival site.

Head across the bridge on the Moors Field and along Methleigh Bottoms away from the harbour and the Roastery is about ten minutes walk along the road.

Friday 22nd

Brunch / Food from Kaupeka

4pm – Coffee Cocktail Course

5pm – Event bar used to serve cocktails

7:30pm – Sit down feast with tasting menu from Kaupeka

11pm – close

Saturday 23rd

Brunch / Food from Kaupeka

10am – Latte Art Coffee Course

1pm – Cocktails served

4pm – Coffee Cocktail Course

5pm – Food served from the container by Homage to the Bovine (no bookable seating)

11pm – close

Sunday 24th

Brunch / Food from Kaupeka

10am – Home Espresso coffee course

Midday, Workshop from Phillieigh Way, 3-hour bookable cookery workshop hosted in the courtyard

Book at: https://www.philleighway.co.uk/product/woodfired-cooking-origin-coffee-75/

1pm – Cocktails served

5pm – Food by Philliegh Way (bookable dinner)

10pm – Close  

Customs House Gallery

The Heather Howe exhibition at Customs House Gallery opens on Saturday 23 April and runs right through until Monday 2 May. Heather grew up on the Lizard Peninsular near Cadgwith. She has always had a strong emotional connection to the landscape and changing weather and strives to communicate this in her work. This feeling of engagement with her subject obviously translates to many people as her work continues to be much sought after by collectors.

The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn is hosting an oyster and prosecco bar between 2pm and 7pm on Saturday and they’ll be selling jug cocktails on the outside bar. They’ll also have the Sharp’s Land Rover bar on site and Pocket of Stones gin company selling gin cocktails from their horse box.

The Atlantic Inn

There’s three evenings of music at the Atlantic Inn with The Roosters ultimate party band on Friday, Akustek (Cornish for acoustic) songs from 50’s 60’s 70’s and beyond on Saturday and Sammy Jonas acoustic chill down on Sunday.