Call it what you like – an Indian Summer or Autumn – Berry Head is a good place to enjoy the sparkling sun on the sea, as well as the (increasingly) fresh easterly breezes. September and October have been much more settled than August, at least until Half Term next week! The twitchers are now out in force spotting rare birds migrating southwards and the leaves are beginning to fall, bringing a colourful carpet to the headland’s paths. And the preparations for the Berry Head Halloween events are just beginning.
AND THEN there’s the inspiring autumnal food. We have been lucky this autumn to have been given various delicious foods – thank you to Brian for his enormous cucumbers (which we pickled and served with smoked mackerel pate), to Peter and Helen for their figs, and to the many kind fishermen in the Berry Head quarry who donated their couldn’t-be-fresher-or-more-local mackerel. The foraging continues with sloe picking, in preparation for sloe gin to brighten the aforementioned chilly winter.
We try to keep our Specials’ board seasonal – current specials include:
- Wild mushrooms with spinach and poached eggs on toast
- Chestnut pancakes with chestnut puree and Cornish yogurt
- Mushrooms stuffed with Devon blue cheese, with a grape and walnut salad
- Baby squashes, stuffed with barley and mushrooms
We remain open every day through the winter (except Christmas Day). We hope to welcome you in for a drink or some food next time you are in the area!