10th February 2012
Smugglers will be re-opening for Mother’s Day and will be looking better than ever thanks to an epic re-thatching of its roof by local company Greystone Moore. Based in Helston, Guy Moore and his team are master thatchers, having worked on rebuilding Pandora Inn after it was destroyed by fire last year. A hefty two week job on Smugglers has restored it to its former glory – an essential and worthwhile job on the 13th century thatched cottage. Despite the recent frosty conditions, the workmen have been greeted by perfect sunshine which has lasted most days throughout the project. One of the thatching team said: “Even though it’s been cold recently, the days are thankfully staying lighter for longer, and it really is a lovely spot down here on the River Fal.”
A date for everybody’s diary and a chance to see the new restoration work will be Sunday 18th March. Special earlybird deals include a 2 course meal for £15.95 and a 3 course meal for £19.95, from 12pm - 4pm. Smugglers’ Manager Joss said: “Our menu is sure to delight visitors on Mother’s Day, with as many ingredients as possilbe sourced from Tregothnan estate and surrounding farms. A medley of indulgences will include starters such as courgette and mint soup, sage and pancetta pigeon breast, and baked goats cheese with pine nut crust, and for main courses you can try crisp cider braised pork belly with mustard cabbage and apple mash, butternut squash with parmesan and sage risotto, traditional roast beef with all the trimmings, or spinach and feta stuffed chicken with sauteed new potatoes and herb oil. Our pudding choices are an overload of treats such as bread and butter pudding with vanilla custard and ice cream, chocolate nemesis tart with clotted cream, plus sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and honeycomb ice cream. Spaces are limited so we are encouraging people to book early to avoid disappointment.”
Also on the menu from 2pm – 5pm will be extravagant Cream Teas, with freshly baked scones, rare Kea plum jam created at Tregothnan, Cornish clotted cream and a range of Tregothnan teas, for £7.95 per person. A beautiful posy of seasonal British flowers grown on Tregothnan estate can be added for £15 extra.