Sample The Local Produce On Your Bude Camping Holiday
While sausages on the barbecue and a picnic on the beach are an essential part of your Bude camping holiday, you mustn’t miss out on sampling some of the delicious local produce. Luckily you are spoilt for choice when it comes to experiencing real Cornish food.
The Bush Inn at Morwenstow
The Bush Inn at Morwenstow is just off the south west coast path that runs between Bude and Hartland.
This 13th century inn serves a full menu all day, seven days a week. Try the wonderful beetroot and Cornish yarg salad with walnut and basil pesto to start, followed by the beer battered fish of the day with pea puree.
Make sure you leave some room for a scrumptious homemade dessert, such as sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and chunky ginger ice cream or apple and cinnamon crumble with custard.
The Falcon Hotel, Bude
Established in 1798, Bude’s Falcon Hotel boasts one of the area’s best-loved eateries – Tennyson’s Restaurant. It combines an elegant, traditional interior with excellent service and a diverse menu that showcases some of the finest local produce. Tender Cornish lamb, seafood caught off the north Cornish coast and award winning local cheeses are guaranteed to get your mouth watering! If you need any more reason to book a table at Tennyson’s, the view from the restaurant is of the hotel’s beautiful walled gardens and the Bude canal.
The Tearooms at Docton Mill Gardens
If you have a sweet tooth, The tearooms at Docton Mill Gardens (in the Millhouse) is drfinitely the place to go. The Millhouse building dates right back to 1249, so you really will feel as if you are stepping back in time. On a cold day, the log fire is lit – the perfect backdrop to a warming cuppa and a homemade scone. In warmer weather, enjoy a tasty salad with homemade chutney or a locally sourced seafood platter on the terrace overlooking the beautiful garden. Whatever the weather, you must sample the cream tea, which has been voted the best in Devon by the North Devon Food and Drink Awards.
Below is a video slide show of pictures I took in the beautiful gardens
Other Great Places To Choose From
Other great places to eat in and around Bude include the Bay View Inn Restaurant, which prides itself on serving only the freshest food and giving traditional dishes a unique Cornish twist (such as the Bay View cheeseburger, topped with Cornish blue cheese) and Rosie’s Kitchen by Crooklets Beach, a welcoming, family-friendly cafe serving the award winning Treleavens Luxury handmade Cornish ice cream. Choose from dozens of flavours, from the classic vanilla and mint choc chip to the intriguing Cornish saffron and Cornish blue cheese!
Locals and tourists alike flock to these establishments again and again because they know they will get the very best Cornish culinary experience! Why not do the same on your Bude camping holiday?