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Indulge in Looe’s Traditional Treats: Cornish Pasties, Cream Teas, and More.

Nestled on the picturesque Cornish coast, Looe is not just a haven for beach lovers and history enthusiasts. It's also a gastronomic delight for those looking to indulge in traditional Cornish fare. From the hearty Cornish pasty to the delicate cream tea, Looe offers a culinary journey that tantalizes the taste buds and warms the soul.  

1. The Iconic Cornish Pasty

The Cornish pasty is more than just a snack; it's a symbol of Cornwall's rich mining history. Originally made for miners to carry an entire meal in one hand, the pasty is a delicious mix of beef, potatoes, swede, and onion wrapped in a golden pastry crust. While in Looe, you'll find numerous bakeries and shops serving this traditional treat, each with its unique twist.  

2. Cream Teas: A Cornish Delight

No visit to Cornwall is complete without indulging in a traditional cream tea. This delightful treat consists of scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam, and a pot of tea. The debate rages on whether the cream or jam should be spread first, but one thing's for sure: it's a melt-in-the-mouth experience you wouldn't want to miss. Numerous cafes in Looe offer this afternoon treat, allowing you to relax and take in the scenic views.  

3. Fresh Looe Seafood

Looe's location along the coast means it has access to some of the freshest seafood in the UK. From mussels and crabs to the catch of the day, seafood lovers are in for a treat. Several seafood restaurants dot the harbour, offering dishes that celebrate the ocean's bounty.  

4. Cornish Ice Cream

Cool off on a warm day with a scoop (or three) of Cornish ice cream. Known for its rich and creamy texture, it's a must-try when in Looe. Flavours range from the traditional vanilla and chocolate to more adventurous ones like clotted cream honeycomb and Cornish sea salted caramel.  

5. Traditional Cornish Ale and Cider

After a day of exploring, unwind with a pint of traditional Cornish ale or cider. Brewed using age-old methods, these beverages are a testament to Cornwall's brewing heritage. Many pubs in Looe serve these local drinks, allowing you to toast to your Cornish adventures.   Looe's culinary offerings are a reflection of its rich history and culture. Each dish, from the hearty pasty to the refreshing ice cream, tells a story of the town and its people. So, while you're soaking in the scenic beauty and exploring hidden gems, remember to indulge in these traditional treats. And if you're looking for a comfortable place to rest after your gastronomic adventures, consider staying at The Old Bridge House – where Cornish hospitality meets modern comforts.  

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