Drink Producers

The Christmas market is the perfect backdrop to showcase a host regionally-produced beers and wines, as well as artisan gins, cider, brandy, vodka, liqueurs, and fruit juices. Enjoy sampling these delicious and unique products – and why not take home a bottle or two as well?

Sharp’s Brewery

Sharp’s Brewery was founded in Rock on the north Cornwall coast in 1994, when enterprising brewer Bill Sharp set out on a mission to make exceptional quality beer in the county.

With a small micro brewing plant and an ambition to brew 500 pints per week to pay the mortgage, Sharp’s Brewery was born. Brewed using time-honoured techniques and only the finest quality ingredients, Sharp’s beers have developed a signature style which continues to this day – balanced, elegant, highly drinkable with a complexity of flavours and moreish finish.

http://www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk

Padstow Brewing Company

Padstow Brewing Company was set up in 2013 using a 100-litre kit in an old surf shower. It wasn’t long before its beer was being sold in Cornish pubs and more space and capacity was needed.

The company has grown quickly, and is now able to brew around 9,000 pints a week at its custom-built brewery on the outskirts of the town. It has a small, dedicated team which helps with brewing, hand-bottling, and distribution.

https://www.padstowbrewing.co.uk/

Southwestern Distillery

Southwestern Distillery is an independent, family-run company, handcrafting gin and pastis in small batches at St Ervan on the north coast of Cornwall. Founder, pioneer and head distiller, Tarquin, is so proud of what the distillery produces that he puts his name on every bottle.

To make both the gin and pastis,  hand-sorted botanicals are steeped in wheat spirit overnight before being warmed to distilling temperature the following morning.

During eight hours or so of careful tendering, monitoring and adjusting, the heart of the run is collected for bottling, discarding the first and last portions.

Once rested for several days, the distillers nose, taste, hand fill, sign, cork, seal, and inspect every bottle. The result is a perfect spirit, and each tiny batch has its own completely unique character. After a rigorous assessment, Tarquin handwrites his own tasting notes on every single bottle.

http://www.southwesterndistillery.com

St Austell Brewery

Founded in 1851, by Walter Hicks, St Austell Brewery is known to be one of the oldest businesses in Cornwall, and is one of only 28 independent family owned brewers in the UK.

Its brewery in St Austell produces many of the region’s most popular beers, including Tribute, Proper Job, and Korev, for sale in pubs, bars, and supermarkets across the UK and overseas. Its thriving estate spans the West Country, from Bristol in the east to the Isles of Scilly in the west.

St Austell Brewery is also the region’s leading wholesale supplier to the licensed hospitality sector, delivering beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks to nearly 5,000 bars, restaurants, hotels, pubs and clubs in the region.

Its chief executive James Staughton, who’s been at the helm since 2000, is the fifth generation of the Hicks family to be actively involved in running the brewery. The company owns more than 170 pubs and inns across the South West, and is one of Cornwall’s biggest employers.

http://www.staustellbrewery.co.uk

Cornish Cream

Based in St Ives, Cornish Cream is a family business built on a reputation for outstanding quality, first class service, and a range of innovative products from Cornwall.

Known as the home of Cornish clotted cream, luxury Cornish hampers, Cornish Lust, Dream, Nevek liqueur, Haymakers scrumpy and Cornish Sunset, the company prides itself on offering something different at real value for money.

 

http://www.cornishcream.com

Cornish Orchards

Established in 1999, Cornish Orchards is a cider and soft drink producer based in Duloe, Cornwall. Despite their growth, they continue to use traditional methods of production while adapting modern technology to produce consistent, premium quality drinks. 

Their ciders are made using 100% freshly pressed apple juice which are then fermented, matured and bottled on site. 

All their ciders are gluten-free and suitable for vegans. They only use natural sugars, no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners, and achieve maximum flavour by maturing at ambient temperatures over the cool Cornish winter months. 

If you’re looking for a way to warm up this winter, head over to their stand to try a cup of their Wassail Mulled Cider which is an aromatic brew of cider and apple juice which has been tastefully infused with fresh oranges and hand-blended spices. It makes for the perfect winter warmer! 

For those who prefer the alcohol-free option, try their warmed mulled apple juice (apple juice infused with fresh oranges and hand-blended spices) or they have a selection of soft juices available.

http://www.cornishorchards.co.uk

Origin Coffee

Origin Coffee

Origin Coffee take time to make sure their coffee is just right. When you drink a cup of Origin coffee it not only tastes great; you know it has guaranteed farmers, workers and the environment a fair deal. Sourcing traceable, sustainable speciality coffee and developing relationships between grower and barista is at the heart of what they do.

www.origincoffee.co.uk

Trevibban Mill

Nestled in the heart of the Cornish countryside, Trevibban Mill is an award-winning working vineyard with a spectacular new wedding venue offering a stylish and contemporary space in a beautiful, rural setting.

Close to the dramatic North Cornish coast, next to the picturesque fishing village of Padstow, Trevibban Mill is known for its stunning collection of organic wines, locally-sourced food, and lush surroundings comprising 11,000 vines, and 1,700 apple trees.

Trevibban’s Winery Bar is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm-5pm, with wine tasting and food available. Wine tours run every Wednesday and Sunday throughout the high season.

www.trevibbanmill.com 

Knightor Winery

Knightor Winery makes premium quality, limited production wines from grapes grown in English vineyards, as well as its own vines at Portscatho and Seaton on the south Cornwall coast. 

England’s marginal climate gives low grape yields which maximise taste but increase cost, so Knightor only makes still and sparkling rose and white wines, which are true to the fruit and retain an elegance which is part of the inherent character of English wine.

www.knightor.com

Moorland Distillery

Moorland Distillery is a family-owned small batch distillery, established in 2016, and located on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

The vision: to produce quality beverages from pure ingredients, allowing them time to mature into exceptional drinks. The family began by exploring a range of base ingredients to produce an outstanding Cornish Brandy alongside a refreshing Cornish Apple Schnapps.

http://moorlanddistillery.com

Cornish Mead Co

The family behind Newlyn-based Cornish Mead Co started producing its mead-inspired drinks in 1960. In fact, the very first bottles were made in the current owners’ great-grandfather’s back kitchen.During the past 50 years, the family has stayed true to the original recipe.

https://www.cornishmead.co.uk/

Wasted Apple Co.

The Wasted Apple Company is a family-run firm producing handcrafted cider from Cornish apples which would otherwise go to waste.

The apples are sorted, washed, milled and then pressed; the juice is fermented for up to eight months and then bottled with a small amount of sugar added to continue fermentation and create a slight sparkle.

 

http://wastedapple.co.uk/

The Padstow Coffee Company

The Padstow Coffee Company expertly blends and hand roasts its coffee to produce the perfect cup. Its experienced in-house coffee buyers ethically source beans from around the world, working closely with farmers and co-operatives to ensure it creates the very finest flavours.

The company’s store in Duke Street, Padstow, houses the most extensive range of home brewing equipment in Cornwall, and is helmed by a team who are always on hand to provide daily tastings and demonstrations.

Cornish Rock Gin

Inspired by strolls along Rock beach, Cornish Rock Gin was set up in 2018 by George, Angie and Mark. Each bottle is made using fragrant botanicals from the local countryside, combined with the purest Cornish spring water. The team, which is based in north Cornwall, released its first batch in June 2018.

http://rockgincornish.com