Our guide to Cornwall’s finest beverages

October 06th, 2015

Did you know that some of the country’s finest beers, ales and ciders were made in Cornwall? It’s true, and here is our guide to four of the very best:

This award-winning ale is produced by the St Austell Brewery, and is often recognised for its association with sporting activities such as rugby, football and golf. The ale is brewed using specially grown Cornish Cold Malt, and has fast become a favourite across the whole of the country, especially the South West. This bitter-sweet ale is pale in colour, and serves delicious, citrusy flavours, offering an easy-to-drink experience for customers and publicans alike.

Roughtor is produced at Penpoint Brewery in Bodmin, and is one of the brewery’s most popular ales to date. The name of the ale derives from the second highest peak in Bodmin Moor, making it a well-recognised brand. The full-bodied ale is the most recent production by the Brewery, serving a well-hopped amber ale, with a delightful flavour combined with a medium-bitter taste. Roughtor is best served alongside creamy cheeses and saltier meats, such as gammon.

Betty Stoggs
Gold winner in the best bitter category, Betty Stoggs, is an award winning champion beer across the whole of Britain. Named after a lazy Cornish folklore character, Betty Stoggs was produced by Skinner’s Brewerly in Truro and is now renowned for being a best-selling ale and household name. The ale contains Cornish malted barley and wheat and displays a beautifully balanced, mid-strength bitter.

Cornish Rattler was produced in 2003 at Healey’s Cyder Farm located just near Truro. Rattler is a cloudy, yet crisp cider best known for the ridiculous speed in which it makes you merry. The name of the cider derives from a range of Cornish rattler apples and is blended via the secrets of Healey’s farm. Rattler combines a good amount of juice with a nice splash of sparkle, giving it that delightful bite, especially when served chilled. You can find Rattler in many stores across the country, including Tesco, Co-op and Sainsburys.

So there you have it… four Cornish beverages for you to try whilst holidaying with us at The Valley.  Head on over to our website now to book your holiday in one of our luxury cottages.

Image: James Burke available via Creative Commons.