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Friday, November 16, 2018

St. Agnes Bakery. The Tiny Bakery in a Tiny Village in Cornwall

It was whilst down in Cornwall we wanted to try the very best in Cornish pasties, Lee has spent years eating Ginsters but wanted to sample the real thing.  We were CouchSurfing at the time with Alex and Dave and it was them that suggested that of all the places in Cornwall this was the place to go.

Here goes!

Location

The location for St. Agnes Bakery was situated about 7 miles west of Truro.  This tiny little village (for the use of a better word) seemed to have one road in and when you seem to get to the bottom and start to drive out the other side you come to the Bakery in front of you.  Unfortunately, there is only room for one car out the front of the building itself.  We arrived at about 8.00am so was really quiet, parked up and had the pick of the buttery flaky goodness, we will talk about this in more detail next.

Food Quality

Well Lee loves the buttery flaky goodness that only comes from a sausage roll or Cornish pasty.  So being down in Cornwall it was a given that he was going to want to have one if not both of these.  Between the two of us we ordered a minted lamb Cornish pasty, pork and chilli sausage roll for Lee, pork and garlic sausage roll for Tina and then a a massive coconut thing.

I could not wait to dive into these so as soon as we left for Cardiff I devoured the sausage roll, if you don’t like heat then you really don’t want to get this.  You could see the small bits of chilli, but to get your mush around it takes the sort of dislocation only a snake can give.

When we got round to eating the Minted Lamb Cornish pasty, oh my god I think I had just died and gone to heaven.  Unfortunately, I had to share it with Tina (boooooooooooo), but the small slither I had was delicious, you can see from the picture below that you had most of the meat to the edges and the filler as I call it in the main body of the pasty.  The pastry it self was flaky but not so that I ended up wearing it and having a greasy dot-to-dot on my t-shirt.

This was then followed by the biggest coconut biscuit thing ever, it was great being fed whilst driving by Tina made me feel like a king being handed peeled grapes.  It had a crunchy exterior but the inside was so soft and just had the right amount of coconut for me.

There really as very little, in fact lets rephrase that.  Nothing wrong with the food quality at St. Agnes Bakery.

Value for Money at St. Agnes Bakery

The price for the 4 items was just under £10.00, which seems a lot but in bakery terms is normal.  We didn’t get a breakdown of the pricing itself, but let’s say the coconut thing was £1.50 and then the pasty £3.50 leaves each sausage rolls at £2.90 each which is perfectly reasonable.

The sizes were American sized; you would pay the same price for a English sized pasty anywhere else in the country.

Atmosphere

We arrived just after 8.00am there was someone already in there talking to what appeared to be the owner.  She then called out the back for service.  I wasn’t pleased that she was to busy gasbagging and grabbed a young lady from out the back to serve us.  This could have been a supplier or just a regular customer but anyway.

The young lady who served us was very good, very knowledgeable.  Seemed far to bright and alert for an ungodly time of day.

The inside of the bakery though was nice, small and quaint with an overwhelmingly great smell of pastries and pasties.

Location
78 %
Food Quality
94 %
Value for Money
92 %
Atmosphere
67 %

Our Summary

Well we would say if you like your pasties and sausage rolls then get your self down to St. Agnes Bakery down in Cornwall.  No matter where you are really you can get here within 30-40 minutes.  We would suggest however get there early as to get early as to get the biggest choice of what they have.
Lee Webber
Hola, i'm Lee and one half of the founders of Look at our World. You will quite often find me either behind the computer maintaining this stunning website, or sampling some incredible food.

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