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15 Jul 2016
Buttermilk's Christmas sharing boxes. Kingdom and Sparrow

Artisan confectioner launches new Christmas products

Innovative Cornish confectioner Buttermilk has announced its range of Christmas products for 2016. Bodmin-based Buttermilk is adding three festive flavours to its award-winning confectionery range. Mince Pie Crumbly Fudge, Cranberry and Orange Smooth Fudge, and Irish Cream Crumbly Fudge will be available in Christmas-themed sharing boxes. The artisan confectioner is also launching a Christmas gift… Read more


14 Jul 2016
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Cornwall’s biggest Christmas festival announced

The organisers of Padstow Christmas Festival have revealed plans for this year’s event which will take place from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 December 2016. Now in its ninth year, the award-winning free event is Cornwall’s largest food festival, expected to welcome over 50,000 visitors. Taking place in the heart of Padstow, the volunteer-run event… Read more


14 Jul 2016
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Battersea pub The Latchmere celebrates the olympics with a Brazilian-inspired pop-up bar

In honour of the Rio Olympics, leading gastropub The Latchmere in Battersea will host a rum and cachaça pop up bar in its beautiful beer garden. From Friday 12th to Sunday 14th of August, on what’s set to be the most successful sporting weekend for Team GB, caipirinhas, caipiroskas and Brazilian cervejas will be the… Read more


12 Jul 2016
The second Beach Banquet organised by Carlyon Beach was held at Crinnis. Sean Gee

London chefs head west to prepare Cornish beach banquet

Top London chefs will be travelling to Cornwall this August to deliver a wood-fired beach banquet, prepared with Cornish produce and cooked right on the sand. Matt Chatfield of The Cornwall Project has put together a team of chefs from cutting-edge restaurants on the London food scene, including: Shuko Oda, head chef at Japanese noodle bar… Read more


30 Jun 2016
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Full steam ahead for Buttermilk

Passengers onboard Great Western Railway’s high-speed trains will now be able to buy gluten-free artisan confectionery made by Buttermilk. Sharing boxes of Buttermilk’s Caramel Sea Salt and Clotted Cream Fudge will be available to purchase from the buffet car between London Paddington and Penzance, and other routes. They will be priced at £4 each for the 150g packs. The… Read more


23 Jun 2016
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National supermarket listing for artisan confectionery business

Artisan confectioner Buttermilk has secured its first major national retailer, which will see its products available across the UK from the end of June. Sainsbury’s will be stocking four of Buttermilk’s lines at its top stores as part of its new “premium sugar confectionery” category. The products include sharing boxes of Buttermilk’s bestselling Caramel Sea Salt Fudge; Vanilla… Read more


16 Jun 2016
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Summer comedy in Kennington

Thursday, 16 June sees the start of the brilliant Always Be Comedy summer season at The Tommyfield in Kennington, South London. For six funny weeks, the UK’s best stand ups will be showcasing their sell-out autumn tours or previewing their Edinburgh Festival shows, every Thursday, from 8pm in the upstairs Master Room. Shows are two… Read more


13 Jun 2016
A performance from The Miracle Theatre on Carlyon Beach, Cornwall Charlotte Parslow

Open-air theatre comes to Cornish beach

A beach on the south coast of Cornwall is set to host two open-air theatrical productions this summer, with renowned Cornish theatre groups performing on stages built directly on the sand. The first production on Carlyon Beach, near St Austell, will take place from 22 to 24 July, with Rogue Theatre performing their Deep Blue… Read more


10 Jun 2016
Richard Massey, head chef at The Old Quay House Hotel, Fowey, Cornwall. The Old Quay House Hotel

Fowey boutique hotel appoints new head chef

Cornish boutique hotel The Old Quay House has welcomed a new head chef to the team. Richard Massey has recently moved to Cornwall from Scotland, where he was head chef at Ullinish Country Lodge on the Isle of Skye for three years.  He began his career in the kitchen at the age of 16, and… Read more


01 Jun 2016
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Cornish confectionery company the most awarded in the South West

Artisan confectioner Buttermilk has been awarded five Taste of the West Awards this year, more than any other producer in its category. Bodmin-based Buttermilk was awarded gold for its Chocolate Coated Almond Brittle, and four awards for its fudge, including a silver for Luxury Chocolate Fudge and highly commended for Smooth Clotted Cream, Luxury Caramel… Read more


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