Cornwall events

(We’ve added one or two interesting ones over the border, too!)


March 15: Rick Stein’s at the Old Ale House, Quay Street, Truro TR1 2HD, 7pm. Rick Stein chefs take over the kitchen for the evening with a four-course meal. Proceeds to the Children’s Hospice South West. More details and tickets on the Skinner’s Brewery website

March 16-18: Beer and Mussel Festival at The Cornish Arms, St Merryn, Cornwall PL28 8ND. More than 30 beers and ciders. Details on the event Facebook page

March 24: Beer Boars Brew School and beer tasting at HAND, High Street, Falmouth TR11 2BY. A full-day brew school masterclass. Details on the event Facebook page

March 30-April 1: Easter Beer Festival at the Red River Inn, 1 Prosper Hill, Gwithian TR27 5BW. Tenth anniversary festival with 25 beers and ten ciders. Music from the Cornish Wurzels, Belfast Busker and The Bubble. More details on the event Facebook page

March 31: Beer and food tasting with Bude Brewery at the Cornish Pie Company, 22B Belle Vue, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8JX, 6pm until late. Six craft beers paired with a locally-sourced menu including pies, burgers, hot dogs and even baked cheese. Tickets £15 from Bude Brewery (07921 457289) or Cornish Pie Company (01288 354772).


April 6 and 7: Beer Festival at the Cornish Arms, 86 Commercial Road, Hayle TR27 4DJ.

April 19-21: SIBA South West Beer Festival at Tucker’s Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4AA. More than 250 beers on the ground floor of the maltings. Find out more on the event web page

April 27-29: Ponsanooth Brewing Collective Beer Festival at the Stag Hunt Inn, Ponsanooth, Cornwall TR3 7EE. Featuring beers from Dynamite Valley, Treen’s and Woodman’s Wild breweries. 12 beers, plus cider and food. Details on the event Facebook page


May 4-7: Ale and Sausage Festival at the Driftwood Spars, Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes TR5 0NA.

May 5-7: Ale and Pie Festival at the Smugglers Den Inn, Trebellan Farm, Cubert TR8 5PY.

May 11-13: St Ives Food and Drink Festival, Porthminster Beach, St Ives. Full details and tickets via the event website


June 7-9: Showcase of Cornish beer hosted by the Cornwall Brewers Alliance and CAMRA Kernow at the Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge.

June 9: Bash out the Back beer festival at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day TR16 5NP.

June 15-17: Ale, Cider and Music Festival at the Merrymoor Inn, Mawgan Porth TR8 4BA.