Carbis Bay

Host: Carbis Bay will host the 2021 G7 Summit
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The G7 summit is due to take place at the Carbis Bay Hotel in June this year. Whilst the likes of Joe Biden and Boris Johnson will spend many tedious hours discussing world crises, they may also get some time to explore everything that Cornwall has to offer

Of course, the important questions that the leaders must answer are not ‘how will we recover from Covid-19?’, or ‘what needs to be done to tackle climate change?’, but the more pressing issues here in Cornwall, such as jam or cream first?

Here are the top five things that I think the leaders should do whilst they are in Cornwall…


Pasty Fistral Beach surfers Healey's Cyder Farm Cream tea Fish and chips
Surfs up: Fistral Beach is famous for it's waves and is home to the Boardmasters surf festival/ Image sourced on licence from Shutterstock

1: Grab a Cornish pasty

If you come to Cornwall without trying a Cornish pasty (Ginsters doesn’t count) then you have wasted your journey. Over the Top Cornish Pasties are a fan favourite on TripAdvisor, but you also wouldn’t say no to one from Rowes, or St Agnes Bakery…is anyone else really craving a pasty now? If Angela Merkel and co take a real fancy to the infamous Cornish delicacy, then they could even go to a local cookery school to practice the perfect crimp.

2: Catch some waves at Fistral Beach 

Every year the surf at Fistral Beach attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world, so it would be ludicrous not to hire a board and see what all the fuss is about. The last G7 Summit was held in Biarritz, another surf hotspot, so it looks like we have a bit of competition on our hands. Let’s see if Emmanuel Macron can handle the Cornish waves.

3: Try a pint of Rattler

The thing that I miss most when away from home is draught Rattler. It seems Boris Johnson himself has dabbled in Cornwall’s finest cider, and Kate Middleton has even tried her hand at pulling a pint when visiting Healey’s Cyder Farm in 2016. The 6% delight may be a bit much for those who aren’t used to it, but I’m sure we can turn a blind eye to Justin Trudeau singing along to sea shanties in the local after a pint or three.

4: Relax with afternoon tea

Maybe afternoon tea is more suited to the likes of these politicians, but will they get the jam and cream the right way round? I don’t care if you’re Prime Minister of the moon, if you put the cream on first you are out!

5: Overlook the sea with a takeaway fish and chips 

Fish and chips on the beach is also a must when in the Duchy. Ok, maybe these people aren’t used to eating food out of newspaper that is full of stories about them, but it’s all good fun… as long as they stay away from the seagulls.