One of Cornwall’s award-winning chefs has announced the opening date of his brand-new pub which is based near Newquay.

Ugly Butterfly owner chef Adam Handling MBE will open his second Cornish establishment The Tartan Fox on June 4.

The Tartan Fox based in the building once known as Carvynick House between Newquay and Truro is Adam’s second pub opening, following the launch of the award-winning The Loch & the Tyne in Old Windsor, in 2021.

In keeping with Adam Handling Group’s ethos, The Tartan Fox embodies Adam’s visionary approach to zero-waste, modern British food, underpinned by the philosophy of ‘sustainable, local luxury’.

Much like Ugly Butterfly, all produce used at the pub will be locally sourced from in and around Cornwall and Adam plans to cultivate homegrown ingredients from the pub’s vast garden space in the next growing season, including vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

The name of the pub is a nod to Adam’s Scottish roots and the location of The Tartan Fox, which is in the middle of a Cornish Forest, and much like a fox’s home, is a den to escape in the countryside.

The pub will be offering food like that of its sister pub, The Loch and the Tyne, which has a Michelin Bib Gourmand and three AA rosettes but uses local ingredients from in and around Cornwall.

Falmouth Packet: The Tartan Fox will also have outdoor seating as well as a space for parties and small weddingsThe Tartan Fox will also have outdoor seating as well as a space for parties and small weddings (Image: Supplied)

Alongside a selection of sustainable cocktails and local beers, there will be an extensive wine list, showcasing wines from across the globe.

The pub will seat 90 covers across two floors, which will include the bar, wine room, restaurant and two private dining rooms, as well as additional restaurant seating upstairs.

Adam is investing in refurbishing the pub ahead of its summer opening, with significant further investment scheduled in the first year.

The barn space at The Tartan Fox is planned to be an external space for additional guest seating and can be used for weddings, parties, and events for 100 or more guests.

Adam explained why he grabbed the opportunity to turn this iconic venue into a pub. He said: “I’ve always loved Cornwall, so when this opportunity came up, it was one I just couldn’t refuse.

“The pub is completely stunning, steeped in history, set in the Cornish countryside with so much land.

“Cornwall is one of the most beautiful places in Britain and it produces some incredible ingredients. It’s amazing to have the chance to combine the history of this stunning building with sustainable British food, made from local Cornish ingredients.

“You might not know you’re in an Adam Handling restaurant when you walk in, but you’ll know it by the time you walk out.”