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Lockdown meals for our community

The Covid-19 outbreak in the spring of 2020 has had a devastating impact – claiming lives and livelihoods. The hospitality industry as a whole shut down back in March, and places like Cornwall were particularly badly hit as a result. We faced some really difficult decisions during that time, but one very easy one. We […]

We’re Back!

We are very pleased to announce we will be reopening on Saturday 4th July. During lockdown we have taken the opportunity to refresh our little Inn by the sea, as well as providing meals for some of the vulnerable people in our local community as a way of keeping our hand in and doing something […]

Christmas Carol Workshops

We are thrilled to announce a series of Christmas Carol Workshops here at The Tolcarne, with popular six-piece male group, Boilerhouse. This is a great opportunity to do something fun, sociable and healthy (singing is very good for you!) in the run-up to Christmas – and get to know Cornwall’s heritage a little better too. […]

Wine Supper Menu Released

Our Winter Wine Suppers return next month – and the menu has just landed. Co-created by Ben & Matt, this has us very excited indeed… Starting from the 4th, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night throughout November, guests here at the Tolcarne can enjoy a great-value 3-course meal, with each course expertly matched with […]

Meet Our New Head Chef

We are thrilled to introduce our new Head Chef, Matt Smith. Matt was recruited by Ben to work alongside him here at The Tolcarne Inn. Matt joined the team at the start of the summer and has now taken day-to-day operational charge, working with Ben to develop menus and take our food offering to the […]

Summer At The Tolcarne: Your Ultimate Seafood Lunch Awaits!

This summer we’ve decided to mix things up a little here at The Tolcarne, changing our lunch menu to a ‘small plates’ format to help you really embrace the joy of dining on Cornish seafood in the sunshine. We’ve done this for two reasons. The first is that, like you, when we see a good […]

The Tolcarne Inn becomes direct buyer of fish

We have been granted a license to buy the daily catch direct from fishing vessels, making The Tolcarne Inn in Newlyn one of a handful of restaurants in Cornwall with this license. The ‘Certificate of Designation as a Buyer of First Sale Fish’, issued by the Marine Management Organisation, allows Ben and the team to […]

Introducing Our Winter Warmer Wine Suppers

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Winter Warmer Wine Suppers – a special incentive to join us for your creature comforts this season. Ben has created a menu featuring some of his favourite winter dishes, using the best of the catch from Newlyn Fish Market combined with seasonal produce from his trusty […]

Celebrating the first year of the Newlyn Lobster Hatchery

We were honoured to be the venue for a very special Patrons’ Lunch this week, to celebrate a successful first operational year of the National Lobster Hatchery’s (NLH) satellite in Newlyn – an outpost of the Padstow-based marine conservation charity. Ben, who has recently become a Patron of the charity himself, welcomed key supporters of […]

We have retained our Michelin Bib Gourmand!

We are thrilled to have retained our Michelin Bib Gourmand for yet another year. The Bib Gourmand’s are awarded to places which serve good food at affordable prices. We were first awarded a Bib in 2013, a year after opening, and have retained the accolade ever since. Ben said: “Fantastic news this week – the […]