Our Products

Cornwall continues to build on it's reputation as a centre of excellence for quality local produce.

Here at The Old Boathouse you can share in this wealth as we start to expand our range for the season. Where possible we stock local Cornish produce.

Vegetables and fruit are available on a regular basis including bananas, apples, oranges, lemons and salad items and Cornish Early new potatoes from Trevere Farm in Sennen when in season. If we do not have what you want we can generally get it by the next day.

Here's just some of our seasonally stocked Cornish and local goodies.


Most of our meat is sourced from an excellent local butcher. In the fridge we will generally have his smoked back and home cure bacon.

In the freezer we will have rib eye steaks, chicken supremes, locally made burgers, mince steak and fantasic local sausages. These are supplemented with regular commercial brand names in mainly price marked packs to guarantee best value prices.

We also stock westcountry ham and pork sausages in the fridge.


Many of our dairy products come from Trewithian Diary including milk, butter, natural youghurt and clotted cream. Other regular products include cheddar, mild and mature as well as some cracking Cornish camembert, Cornish Blue and two types of brie.

Curds and Croust

Eggs mainly are supplied from down the road near Camborne and pop out of the shell with nice big yellow yolks. You will never want eggs from anywhere else again.


We take orders for fresh fish which are delivered the next day (except Sunday). Nearly all our fish comes Newlyn and will have been caught either by inshore day boats or netters and trawlers in the Western Approaches. A minimum order value applies.

We also vacuum pack and freeze fish portions on the day of arrival. Frozen fish is every bit as good as freshly delivered and can be picked from our freezer on the day it is needed.

Available to order are Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified Cornish hake as well as pollack, megrim sole, MSC Cornish sardines, John Dory, lemon sole, monk fish, haddock and many more in season fish and shellfish. See our fish list for a cross section of what is available. Please ask if what you want is not on this list as Newlyn has one of the widest ranges of fish available of any fish market in the country. Cuts and sizes prepared to your requirements.

Sample easy fish recipes available, full instructions for cooking and picking crab and lobster and we can even lend you a pot to cook it in when ordering from us.

Drop in and ask about our fish. You may be surprised how easy it is.


Our pasties come from Prima Bakeries in Scorrier who use local meat and vegetables. The pasties are made by hand by bakers who take care over their products. We sell both traditional steak Cornish pasties and a cheese and vegetable variant which is suitable for vegetarians.


Our sliced bread comes from the same bakery and is available daily.

Throughout the season we also stock saffron cake, hevva cake, scones and other cakes and flapjacks from Prima's extensive range.

At busier times half baguettes and bloomers, cooked on the premises are available. Outside the main season we are happy to bake these to order.

Cornish Preserves & Honey

We have stocked Sisley's award winning Cornish preserves and chutneys for many years and their range is still as popular and delicious as ever.

Sisley & Honey

We also have a range of Cornish honey prepared by a couple from the Truro area. As well as runny honey and soft, they also make a walnut honey. Wildflower honey available in two sizes, 110g and 227g. From time to time we also sell our own honey from hives in Sennen village and produced from local wildflower pollen.

Cornish Biscuits

A wide range of Furniss biscuits are stocked including the famous Cornish Fairings. This fine old Cornish brand has had its ups and downs in the past but is now back.

Furniss Range

We also stock Cornish POPTI savoury biscuits in three different flavours, including Parmesan and Cornish Sea Salt and Seaweed.

Cornish Peanut Butter

A love of Peanut Butter led husband and wife team Andrew and Lisa Newsham to search for the perfect blend. Uniquely flavoured, deeply roasted, natural and organic with the perfect crunch- this is Peanut Butter but better!

Peanut Butter

Drink Well - At The Old Boathouse

As well as having some of the best food in the country, Cornwall is also producing some of the best gins and spirits, too.


The Old Boathouse is proud of its range of Cornish gin and has now expanded the range with Cornish vodka, whisky and rum. Many of these have won top awards at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and can rightly call themselves 'best in the world'.

Aval Dor vodka and gin is distilled from Cornish potatoes. We also stock Rosemullion rum, again made entirely in Cornwall from the base spirit up. Add to this a top rate Cornish whisky and squid ink gin in a copper flask and we have one of the best and most wide ranging collections in West Cornwall.

Dr Squid

Alongside theses spirits we have St Ives Cider, the Farmhouse recently winning the best in class at the World Cider Competition, and a range of Cornish beers to tempt you including Doom Bar and a selection from Skinners Brewery. Newer additions in the form of local tins of IPA make guest appearances together with the premium lager Offshore in cans from Sharps Brewery.


Here is what we have.

  • Tarquin Original 70cl bottles
  • Tarquins 'flavoured gin' 70cl
  • Helston Curio Wild Coast Gin 70cl
  • Caspyn Gin, Hop Gin and Dr Squid - from Long Rock, Penzance
  • Caspyn Summer Cup - a take on Pimms but better (in our opinion)
  • Aval Dor Dry Gin - worth a try neat worth a try
  • Aval Dor vodka - vodka at the top of its class
  • St Ives Cider - Farmhouse dry and Gold medium
  • Cornish Beer - Doom Bar, Skinners, Sharps Cornish Pilsner Offshore, Skinners Porthleven and Lushingtons plus occasion guest beers.