As a wonderful summer gives way to a golden autumn we’re getting ready for festival time. From September right into winter, food festivals and Cornwall go together like err, fish and chips or sea and sand. Anyway, you get the idea, there’s lots going on and at the top of our festivals’ list is the one right here in beautiful Boscastle, called, very appropriately, the Boscastle Food Art and Craft festival (www.boscastlefestival.co.uk). It’s a great celebration of all good Cornish stuff, lots of food, fine producers, arts and crafts dotted all around the village and, of course, some of our best chefs showing off their amazing talents and proving, if proof was ever needed, that Cornwall boasts some of the best restaurants and most talented chefs in Britain. Among those demonstrating this year is a chef whose food we, and many of our gests, can’t get enough of – Emily Scott from the St. Tudy Inn (www.sttudyinn.com) in the very lovely village of St. Tudy, just a few miles from Boscastle. Emily creates wonderful food and on the chefs’ stage, does just the best cookery demo you’ve ever seen (if you’re lucky she’ll share her secret of how to make a really good gin and tonic!). The festival gets underway with a gala concert evening on October 1 followed by two days of in-marquee events and closing up with an end-of festival concert featuring the Plymouth Military Wives choir and our very own Boscastle Buoys. Get down here to Orchard Lodge for a memorable few days. We’ll give you a great deal and even pay your admission to the chefs’ demonstration marquee. What a bargain!