The Great Cornish Food Festival is preparing to hit the streets of Truro with a 3-day gastro extravaganza in September.

More than 100 different food experts and chefs will be gathering at the festival, which is dedicated to celebrating Cornish food and drink, with two high profile headliners this year.

Festival organisers, Cornwall Food & Drink, have announced that April Bloomfield from Spotted Pig, NYC, and Tom Adams from Pitt Cue, London have come together to create a new venture in an old Georgian dairy farm called Coombeshead, near Launceston. They are restoring the original farmhouse into a guesthouse and dining room, and will also be using the 66 rolling acres as a working farm.

April and Tom will be joined on stage at the festival by Philip Warren, renowned local farmer and master butcher, who supplies meat to many well-known chefs and restaurants in Cornwall and London.

The festival continues to be a free event, with sponsorship by Great Western Railway and all of the other sponsors committed to promoting and supporting the Cornish food and drink scene.

The Great Cornish Food Festival will take place on Lemon Quay in Truro on September 23, 24 and 25.

More information about the event, including a list of stallholders and details of masterclasses, demonstrations and tastings, is available online at