ALEXANDRA HURLEY selects a line-up of activities, eating destinations and shopping ideas in Wadebridge



Paint Cornwall

A date for your diary! On 27 April – 27 April, art enthusiast Tony Hogan will take you to the best views known to him as a local to the area to paint and draw the outstanding Cornish coast.

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An 18 mile largely traffic free, surfaced and virtually level multi use trail which provides access to the Cornish countryside along a disused railway line. The trail is suitable for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders and wheel-chair users. Walk from Wadebridge to Padstow (5.5 miles) or Wadebridge to Bodmin (5.75 miles).

Head over to Padstow and take in the coastline by boat for a unique perspective and an exhilarating ride. Boat trips include Sea Life Safari Boat Trip, Seals Cave Experience, Coastal Power Boat Tour and Picnic Boat Trip.

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All of the traditional crumbly fudge is made in the shop in five different flavours – Vanilla, Maple and Walnut, Rum and Raisin, Butterscotch and Chocolate, plus a mystery 6th flavour of the week.


Step into a treasure trove of candles, cushions, furniture, home accessories, lighting and wool throws and blankets. This eclectic mix of products will certainly add character to your home, whatever your style.

An independent ladies clothing store with three shops in North Cornwall, Ocean Blue strives to offer customers something new and fresh – wearable and functional yet a reflection of current trends.


The Shed

Café and Brunch Bar The Shed lures visitors in with its bright red door, tempting specials board, reasonable prices and great food. Don’t be fooled by the exterior of this little gem, you won’t be disappointed with the quality of what’s on your plate.

1 Trevanson Street, Wadebridge

A family friendly, casual dining restaurant serving good honest food that is locally sourced. Warne’s blends traditional British food with a few international influences, a bit of nostalgia and a few modern twists thrown in.

The Granary

A keen supporter of local suppliers, The Granary’s menu changes to suit the seasons as well as the recommendations of the local butcher, greengrocer and fishmonger. The team regularly cater for special parties and individual menus can be easily created to suit you and your guest’s tastes.



Stay the night at the inn, awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2016. With an extensive menu of local catches and cuts, a range of beers, lagers and wine, and nine luxury bedrooms with sweeping views across the Camel Estuary, you won’t want to leave.

Private eye and troubled sleeper Charlie Daniels is hired by the seductive Elise Hillerman to investigate the disappearance of her husband. Catch the play at Wadebridge Town Hall 24 February at 7:30pm.

For a truly unique dining experience, cook your own dinner at Rick Stein’s flagship restaurant in Padstow. Chefs will guide you through making a three-course meal, which you will then enjoy sat at a dining table overlooking the Camel Estuary.