Adam Handling to open The Tartan Fox in Cornwall

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Adam Handling will launch his second pub that will also be his second Cornish venue next month.

The Tartan Fox will be housed in a 400-year-old Grade II listed building once known as Carvynick House that sits on 30 acres of land located in the countryside between Newquay and Truro. Opening on 4 June, it will seat 90 covers across two floors, and will have a bar, wine room, restaurant and two private dining rooms, as well as additional restaurant seating upstairs.

It will also have an extensive garden area and external space The Barn at The Tartan Fox for additional guest seating and which can also be hired for weddings, parties, and events with space for around 100 guests.

The name The Tartan Fox is inspired by Handling’s Scottish roots and its location in Cornish woodland, with a group of foxes called an earth, which ties into his group’s commitment to sustainability. This will be reflected in its approach to sourcing, with all produce locally sourced from in and around Cornwall, and the pub’s interiors that will focus on earthy tones and natural materials including stone and wood.

Handling also plans to grow ingredients from the pub’s garden space in the next growing season, to include vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

The food offer will be similar to that of sister pub The Loch & the Tyne​ with dining options that will range from more casual snacks and pub classics to signature Adam Handling dishes, with a touch of Scottish influence.

“I’ve always loved Cornwall so, when this opportunity came up, it was one I just couldn’t refuse,” says Handling.

“The pub is completely stunning, steeped in history, set in the Cornish countryside with so much land. Cornwall is one of the most beautiful places in Britain and it produces some incredible ingredients. It’s amazing to have the chance to combine the history of this stunning building with sustainable British food, made from local Cornish ingredients. You might not know you're in an Adam Handling restaurant when you walk in, but you'll know it by the time you walk out.”

The Tartan Fox will join Handling’s restaurant and bar Ugly Butterfly​ in nearby St. Ives and marks the chef’s second pub, following the launch of The Loch & the Tyne in Old Windsor in 2021.





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