St Agnes is a charming historical village with a friendly atmosphere and a wide range of facilities. There is a Barclays bank, a post office, two mini-markets, a hairdresser, an organic produce shop, a real butcher, various antique and gift shops and more.
The village has several excellent pubs (eg. the close-by Driftwood Spars and St Agnes Hotel), most of which offer food. The Cornish Pizza Company does excellent takeaway pizzas, and there are two fine fish-and-chip shops. One of these - Lewsey-Lou's - is part-owned by ex-England rugby player Josh Lewsey and is 3-4mins' walk from Treth House.
Local Produce There is a traditional family butcher (Carrs) specialising in local cornish meat and cheese. They make their own sausages, burgers and pies and have a close relationships with all our local farmers so can tell you the story behind all the food they sell so pop in for a chat.
While in St Agnes, why not come and pay a visit to The Veg shop for fresh organic vegetables and fruit, together with some fantastic picnic items including drinks, Quiches, ready to eat local smoked mackerel, locally prepared Olives, Various Cornish Cheese’s, Prima Bakery bread and more.They also offer hampers for guests arrival. Please visit www.vegshopstagnes.co.uk to get your order in before you arrive!
St Agnes village Bakery is also worth a visit for local produce, specialising in pasties, giant sausage rolls and a variety of breads, cakes, takeaway foods and coffee. They have inside and outside seating for you to sit, relax and enjoy.They are rated 5* on trip advisor and are vegetarian and vegan friendly with gluten free options.
J Earl Fishmonger is also among the local shopping trip to obtain all supplies to make your holiday one to remember, and The Shellfish Beach Deli is also worth a visit.
Eating Out Most of the pubs (see above) offer excellent food from pub grub to restaurant standards. Right on the front at Trevaunance Cove is Schooner's Bistro, very good food and fabulous views. In the valley below Treth House on Quay Road is Genkis run by Owen and Natalie. Great coffee, cakes, paninis and salads, and the BBQ'd bacon baps on a Sunday morning are a must! At the top of Quay Road is No. 4 Peterville (our favourite), a truly excellent restaurant run by the ever-welcomng Nola. Next door to No. 4 is the Taphouse, a lively wine bar offering delicious food. The Peterville Inn is also excellent and in the centre of the village is Taste, another one to try!
See also the Top 10 Restaurants in Cornwall - No. 4 is No. 1!!
Walking The area around St Agnes is blessed with many wonderful walks. Watch the sun go down from St Agnes Beacon, or just marvel at the fabulous views along the coastal walks.
Nearby Visiting gorgeous Chapel Porth - less than 10 mins by car or a lovely 50 min walk - is a must and you can't leave without savouring one the famous 'hedgehog' ice-creams from the café. About 15mins' drive is Portreath with its breathtaking sands and a very good beach restaurant - the Blue-Bar.
Further Afield St. Ives (35mins), Newquay (25mins) and Padstow (40mins) are short drives away. They are all lovely seaside towns with plenty to do and great restaurants. The county town of Truro is 15mins' drive and has supermarkets, restaurants, cinema, a thriving shopping centre and the famous Hall for Cornwall.
Margaret Merry is a Cornish-born painter and writer now based in Andalucia.