Chef and Restaurateur Ben Tunnicliffe has revealed that his pub, The Tolcarne Inn in Newlyn, will host a ‘Feed The 300’ celebration this November to commemorate the 300th birthday of the historic maritime inn.
During the month, 300 guests will dine on a three-course menu featuring Ben’s favourite dishes from a career in cooking, with Cornish seafood playing the starring role.
Members of the public can join the invitation list on a first-come-first-served basis by signing up here.
The special price of £28 per person includes recipes for recreating the dishes at home, and a £10 voucher for a return visit; an optional wine flight will be charged at an additional rate.
Since taking over the pub in 2012, Ben has made it a top destination for food lovers keen to experience Cornwall’s freshest fish and shellfish, sourced from nearby Newlyn Fish Market.
Critical acclaim and a Michelin Bib Gourmand (for good food at affordable prices) has been matched with a loyal following amongst locals and visitors, who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the pub.
Ben said: “This building has witnessed a huge amount of history: the growth and decline of the mining industry, the trials and triumphs of Newlyn’s fishermen, the evolution of the local artist colony, the arrival of tourism and Cornwall’s emergence as a food destination.”
He continued: “It seems fitting to mark the pub’s birthday by bringing people together to celebrate over good food and drink.”
Earlier this year the Tunnicliffe family asked for help to uncover the history of the pub; many local people got in touch with stories and images – an article bringing together some of the information can be seen here.
For more updates on ‘Feed The 300’ follow @TolcarneInn on Twitter.