We had the pleasure of paying Tre, Pol & Pen Farm Shop a visit!
This fabulous farm shop is nestled in the Tamar Valley in Cornwall.
The site’s name derives from the Cornish saying, “By Tre, Pol & Pen Shall Ye Know All Cornishmen” with ‘Tre’ meaning farm or homestead, ‘Pol’ meaning pond or spring and ‘Pen’ meaning hilltop or headland.
On arrival at this beautiful location, the large and modern building had us intrigued and although it was a wet, grey and miserable day, we sure had a bright and sunny reception.
We immediately headed to the spotless and incredibly spacious restaurant to refuel...
Tre, Pol & Pen believe that the 'best meals come about when friends, food and family meet' and it's pretty clear that this magnificent space with its huge glass windows and wonderful views, is such a meeting venue.
From the extensive menu, we chose the full English breakfast with great expectations and we weren't disappointed!
Far from it!
Great care had obviously been given to the presentation of this delicious platter of sausage, bacon, eggs, sourdough bread, tomatoes and fresh local mushrooms.
A truly beautiful looking AND tasting, locally sourced breakfast.
We just had to try the homemade milkshake made with local 'Cornish Moo' milk.
Thick, creamy and very, VERY tasty. Of course this milk, along with all the items we had just devoured are all available within the farm shop.
Being in Cornwall the farm shop is stocked up with a fantastic range of local & Cornish produce & products.
There's plenty of local artisan gifts, ranging from children's wooden toys, to hand crafted jewellery, all presented beautifully with a little background information regarding each maker and producer, giving a truly local feel.
There is a well stocked butchery counter with a vast selection of meats from their very own Ruby Red herd.
Of course we didn't go away empty handed, we took on some sirloin steak and cooked it as recommended by Tre. Pol & Pen's knowledgeable, in-house butcher.
Utterly delicious and extremely tender!
You'll find a zero-waste, refill section, containing nuts, grains, cereals and pulses as well as household cleaning products, encouraging customers to reuse and refill.
There's a fabulous play area for the little ones and dogs are welcome in the outside seating area and surrounding grounds.
Tre, Pol & Pen is an absolute gem of a farm shop and a definite 'must visit'.
The building, its layout and its interior itself, are stunning, the produce is local, fresh & plentiful, the gifts are interesting & imaginative, the staff are helpful & knowledgeable, the breakfast, well...that was just plain delicious and now we have to ask ourselves,
is Tre, Pol & Pen the most Instagramable farm shop?
Mon - Sat
Shop: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Cafe: 8.00am - 4.30pm
Shop: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Cafe 8.30am - 4.30pm
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