Trebetherick, Wadebridge, PL27 6SD, United Kingdom
Good for: Families
Malcom Barnecutt: Cornish Pasties
This small family chain of Bakers was recommended to us by a local man who parked next to us in the car park. We bought bread (ok) scones and clotted cream (very good) and of course - Cornish pasties which we ate outside at the tables in the pedestrian area of Molesworth Street. They were very tasty, quite scrumptious in fact, freshly baked and still warm but I felt my "meat" pasty would not have offended a vegetarian - perhaps I was given a veggie one by mistake !
Barny's: A Fish & Chips Treat
This restaurant and takeaway ( it seems to be one of a small local chain) was recommended by several people in the visitors book in our holiday house.
We rarely have - fish and chips but holidays are different - so we went for a "sit in" lunchtime treat. The premises are bright, cheerful and spotlessly clean.
Both the chips and the large piece of battered cod were excellent and all the better for being freshly cooked on arrival.
An enjoyable inexpensive meal.
Favorite Dish: Cod & Chips!
The Maltsters Arms, Chapel Amble: 300 year old Village pub
This village pub was little more than a stone's throw from where we were staying.
We went along expecting rather ordinary village pub food in the "chips with everything" style but could not have been more wrong .
The interior is very pleasant, somehow appearing modern and bright but with old features retained. The menu was another surprise and a good bit more than a notch or two above what we had anticipated!
Two of us had an excellent Fish Pie, others had a halibut steak, all served with a generous selection of beautifully cooked fresh vegetables. Portions were good and we were glad we we had not had starters but could not resist the delicious sweets.
There was a good selection of wines by the glass at very reasonable prices and the beer drinkers enjoyed the local brew which they pronounced excellent.
Of course we paid more than we had expected but then the meal was beyond our expectations.
I think the bill for four worked out at something like £18 per head.
Favorite Dish: We only ate there once and everything we had on that occasion was very good.
Various: Plenty of of Options for self caterers
If you are staying in or near Wadebridge in a self catering holiday home you will have no difficulty in finding places to shop locally.
In Wadebridge there are independent shops - butcher, baker, greengrocer, chemist and newagent. Also in the town centre a Spar shop and a very good CooperatiVe Supermarket. There is a £1 charge for parking there - but present your parking ticket at the till when you check out and get a 50p rebate!
Still in the town there is a Lidl with free parking and on the southern edge of town a very large Tesco next to a Shell garage.
The service station at St Kew on the A39 has a good general store, a post office and Aunt Avice's Cornish Pasty Shop as well as a Take Away Fish and Chips shop.
Bricknells: News/Books/Maps/Toys and More
We were sitting outside the Pasty shop enjoying our Cornish Pasties when we realised we were immediately opposite a big newsagents shop.
It was a good one too - had our favourite newspaper - so Sudoki, Kakuuro and Crossword addictions were taken care of and our American relatives also got the latest detailed news on the Presidential election campaign; a good selection of books to browse and also an excellent map section for us map addicts. The OS maps we bought were not only 2008 editions but £1 less than we saw them later elsewhere.
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