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The best of Falmouth

the Helford River, Mawnan Smith, Mylor and Feock

What's open in the Falmouth and Helford area?

There's still so much to see and do and all that makes Falmouth and the Helford River area, such a special place remains. Sandy beaches to wander on, clear salty waters to dip into and space to connect with loved ones.

We've put together this list of some places where extra-special COVID changes have been made, or new opening hours put into place. As you plan your visit, please do double check on each establishments respective website, as businesses are continually evolving to best serve their customers.

This list is not exhaustive. We will add to it as time goes along. Please feel free to email us your suggestions.

Thank you for supporting local Cornish businesses during your stay.

Below you will find information on the following - 

Food Box Deliveries
Local and Ethical food
Bakeries & Coffee Shops
Eating Out
Take-away Food
Gardens and Parkland

Food Box Deliveries

Cornish Food Box Company
01872 211533
Huge range of excellent, local produce delivered directly to your door. Highly recommended. Delivery is free for the over 70's.

Nude Natural Food Canteen
07870 543199
Nude Canteen have joined forces with Un-Rap plastic free shop and Stones bakery to offer ethical, local food boxes. Free delivery within a 5 mile radius of Falmouth with a £20 minimum spend.

Brian Etherington Meats
01209 899203
Meat boxes, dairy produce and veg boxes for home delivery.

Local and Ethical Food

Argal Farm Shop
01326 372737
TR11 5PE
Local farm shop also delivering food boxes. Limited number of customers permitted at any given time. Open 10:00-16:00.

Un-Rap plastic free shop, Falmouth
07847 355580
TR11 2BU
Click and collect and deliveries via email. Shop open for a limited number of customers between 09:30 -17:00 Mon - Sat.

The Natural Store, Falmouth
01326 311507
TR11 3DB
Home deliveries available 2 days per week. Shop open with good social distancing and the deli counter open with fresh salads, rolls, and hot vegan food. Wash hands on entering. Open 10:00-17:00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. 13:00-17:00 Tuesday and Friday, and 10:00-16:00 on Sunday. 

Bailey's Country Store, Penryn
01326 379888
TR10 8LA
Open 10:30-17:30 Monday to Saturday . Queue and then wash hands before entry, with a limited amount of customers at a time. Lots of helpful staff. Great range of local produce. Good for food and drink presents.

Farmers Market, Falmouth Moor
Saturdays from 09:00 - 17:00.
Brilliant array of delicious foods, such as Atta street food (great thali) and Sasparella Vegan Deli with their amazing doughnuts.


Please where possible shop local and avoid the supermarkets. Delivery services are very stretched here, however if you have a regular slot to your home address you may be able to reschedule it to your holiday home.

Sainsbury's Falmouth
01326 388300
TR11 2RZ
Mon-Sat: 08.00-20.00
Sunday: 10:00- 16:00
Priority to elderly customers, carers and disabled customers during the first hour of opening on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Restricted numbers of shoppers with an entry queue. 2m distancing rules in place and hand santizer provided upon entry. No coins required for trollies. Well organised.

ASDA Penryn
01326 378873
TR10 9LY
Mon- Sat: 08.00-20.00
Sunday: 10:00- 16:00
Operating with an entry queue to restrict numbers, a one way system is in place on all aisles. Click and Collect available.

Lidl Penryn
TR10 8AB
Mon-Sat: 08.00-22.00
Sunday: 10:00- 16:00
Open as usual. Best avoided if you want social distancing structure and sanitised trollies.

Tesco Metro
0345 677 9267
Falmouth Moor
Mon-Sat: 06.00-22.00
Sunday: 10:00- 16:00
Queue for entry, hand santiser provided at the door. One way system in place.

Tesco Express
0345 677 9300
Discovery Quay
Mon-Sat: 06.00-22.00
Sunday: 06:00- 22:00
One way system, hand santiser at the door, queue for entry. Comfortable shopping.

Co-op Boslowick
01326 314947
TR11 4PN
Mon-Fri: 07.00-20.00
Saturday: 08.00-22.00
Sunday: 10:00- 22:00
Great for that odd item you need. Easy, free parking.

Iceland Falmouth
TR11 3PL
Mon-Sat: 09:00-18:00
Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Last hour of trading each day reserved for NHS workers.

Waitrose, Truro
01872 225861
Mon-Sat: 09:00-20:00
Sunday: 10:00-16:00
Limited numbers for entry. Sanitised trollies. Well organised. There is also the Cornish Kitchen attached full of local fare.

Bakeries & Coffee Shops

Baker Tom's Bread, Falmouth
01209 218989
Shop open on the on the main high Street. Home delivery bread boxes are also available, along with mobile bread van in Feock, Flushing, and Mawnan Smith. No cafe, or takeaway sandwiches at present.

Stones Bakery, Falmouth
07791 003183
Our favourite Fal bakery. Lovely team who run the show. Delicious sourdough and cakes. Cafe and take-away 8:30-16:30 Mon-Sat. Or order online for a delivery service Weds-Sat. Dogs under tables welcome.

Da Bara Bakery, Indian Queens
01726 247764
Delivers to the Falmouth area on a Friday with at least 48 hours notice. Their cinnamon buns are famous for good reason.

Bakery on the Beach, Falmouth
Open Fri-Sun for homemade bread, cakes, snacks and coffee between 11:00-16:00 at Gyllyngvase Beach.

Espressini, Falmouth
TR11 3PW
Open Thursday- Saturday 09:00-15:00 for takeaway coffee, cakes and scrummy sandwiches. Remniscent of a Paris cafe.

Beacon Coffee, Falmouth
TR11 2AD
Open six days a week (Mon-Sat) for takeaway coffee and sweet treats. The coffee is amazing.

Wesup Coffee Box, Falmouth
Located on Castle Drive and a great stop-off after a walk around Pendennis Point the Wesup Coffee Box serves takeaway coffee and cakes 7 days a week from 10:00 - 18:00.

The Pantry at New Yard, Trelowarren
Set within magical grounds on the south side of the Helford River and open for takeaway coffee and baked goods from Weds-Sun 10:00 - 15:30. Their Sunday pizzas are incredible. Relax in the courtyard or lie on the green with the Sunday papers. Excellently organised and so much space. Truly idyllic. Dogs welcome.

Eating out

Indidog, Falmouth
01326 450699
TR11 3AT
Eat in, take out, click and collect and shop. Indidog, as always, are running a slick, professional and thoughtful service. Take out in biodegradable containers, can be eaten on their deck or around the harbour. Socially distanced, indoor seating for up to 25. Book ahead, or order click and collect and take your delicious Indidog food to the beach. Open 7 days a week, 9-4 for brunch and  6-9 for evening dining. Fully licensed bar, so treat yourself to one of their delectable cocktails. See website for further details.

Gylly Beach Cafe, Falmouth
TR11 4PA
Open 9:00 - late at Falmouths Gyllyngvase Beach. Limited indoor and outdoor seating with screens at the counter, table spacing, hand sanitiser stations and temperature checks on entry.

Hooked on the Rocks, Swanpool
TR11 5BG
01326 311886
Dine in under the heated awning or takeaway and sit on the beach. https://www.hookedontherocksfalmouth.com/

Restaurant Mine, Falmouth
TR11 2BY
Open for table service Friday 18:00-21:30pm and Saturday-Sunday 12:00- 14:00 & 18:00-21:30

The Pier Cafe, Falmouth
Open 7 days a week for take-away with outdoor seating beside the harbour.

The Cove, Maenporth
TR11 5HN
Open as of 4th July. Perfect for mid-morning coffee, al fresco lunches, and full-service evening dining.

Port Navas Yacht Club, Port Navas
TR11 5RY
Open with 5 indoor tables and 3 outdoor tables. Hand sanitiser stations and ordering and payment at the table. Check their website and Facebook for the most up to date information. Food is excellent.

The Ferry Boat Inn, Helford Passage
TR11 5LB
Open from 4th July, seven days a week, midday to 8pm, with ample, all weather, outside, socially distanced seating. Delicious food in compostable, takeaway food boxes and full bar service. Use the app to order from your table. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook to learn about their delicious menus. 

Nancarrow Farm, Near Truro
Known for their feast nights, this summer Nancarrow Farm will host farm picnics and summers. Pick up a hamper from the farm and lay down and picnic blanket, or settle on a trestle. You'll need to bring your own crockery, blankets, and cups. Find out more here .

Take-Away Food

Harbour Lights, Falmouth
TR11 3LH
Sustainable fish and chips. The best in Fal. Very well organised and easy to use web ordering. Open for home delivery or takeaway order online or from the counter.

Meat Counter, Falmouth
TR11 3JE
01326 312220
A fave with children and adults alike. A great array of homemade burgers. Takeaway pick-up from outside and home deliveries available. See website for details.

Ploy Thai, Falmouth
01326 210333
Takeaway available from Quay Hill, near Customs House Quay.

Brothers Pizza, Falmouth
01326 311811
Really amazing pizzas. Delivery available via Deliveroo. Special offer on a Tuesday - 2 large pizzas for £12 (when collected)

Daaku, Islington Wharf, Penryn
The most incredible takeaway Indian on Friday and Saturday nights. Collection from TR10 8NA. Payment on collection by cash or card. They allocate 10 minute slots from 5.30pm to 8.30pm for pick up. To order message them on Facebook or call 07540 271127

Balti Curries, Falmouth
01326 317905
Open for takeaway food every day and with free delivery on orders over £20.

Cafe Gabor, Penryn
TR10 8JN
01326 619756
Open for takeaway and delivery available via Deliveroo

Provedore, Falmouth
TR11 4RE
Our favourite neighborhood cafe and bar is open as a deli, serving breakfast, lunch, and coffee to go. Their 'heat and eat' evening meals are perfect for bringing home for an indulgent evening in.


Day Lewis Pharmacy, Falmouth
115 Killigrew Street, TR11 3PU
01326 312074
Open 09:00-13:00 and 13:00-18:00 Monday-Friday

Superdrug, Falmouth
55 Market Street, TR11 3AT
01326 318140
Open 10:00-17:00 Monday-Saturday and 10:00-16:00 Sunday

Boots, Falmouth
47-49 Market Street, TR11 3AT
01326 312373
Open 10:00-12:30 and 1:30-17:30 Monday to Saturday. Open 10:30-16:30 Sunday

Gardens & Parkland

National Trust Glendurgan
TR11 5JZ
01326 252020
Open from 16th June. Visits must be booked online in advance , booking opens each Friday for the following week.

Trebah Gardens
TR11 5JZ
01326 252200
Open from 20th June for pre-booked visitors only . A limited number of timed entry tickets are available each day.

National Trust Trelissick
01872 862090
Gardens and parkland are open but parking needs to be booked in advance.

The Eden Project
PL24 2SG
Outside areas are open, although indoors areas including biomes remain closed. Pre-booking essential. Timed ticketing for staggered entry with visitor numbers limited to 1,250 per day. Entry is free for NHS workers and one guest. 

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens 
TR20 8YL
Partially open Wednesday- Saturday 10:30-16:40 . Contactless card payments only and a queue system upon entry. Tremenheere Kitchen with takeaway food and drink and nursery are open. Standalone toilet facilities are also open here.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
PL26 6EN
Open for visitors who have pre-booked tickets online . Tickets are timed to stagger visits throughout the day. 


Willow and Stone, Falmouth
TR11 3JD
Perfect for gifts and known for it's spectacular window displays, Willow and Stone on Arwenack Street is open 10:00-17:00 Mon-Sat. Willow and Stone have such a vast array of goodies. Specialising in ironmongery they also have beautiful homewares for every room in the house.

Falmouth Bookseller, Falmouth
Open Mon-Sat 11:00-16:00 with a limit of 4 customers at any time. This local bookseller with a well-curated selection of reads and expert booksellers on hand to help you find something to inspire your next holiday adventure.

Cream of Cornwall, Falmouth
TR11 3DS
Beautiful collection of Cornish gifts and homewares in the centre of Falmouth. Open daily from 11:00 - 16:00.

Seasalt Cornwall, Falmouth
Open on Falmouth's high street with hand santiser on entry, continuous cleaning throughout the day and contactless payments.

Bosuns Locker, Falmouth
Bosun's Locker has all your chandlery needs and opened it's doors once again from 6th July . From boots to books and ropes to rigging the shop team are always on hand with helpful advice.

The Oystercatcher, Mawnan Smith
TR11 5EP
Gifts and homewares in the center of Mawnan Smith, open 9:00-17:00 Mon-Sat.