Please see below for our latest news and some of our recent press.
Friday 22nd March – Make Your Own Pizza Kit now on sale
We have launched a ‘Make Your Own’ Pizza kit, presented in a lovely glass Kilner jar – now available from our St Agnes shop. Just add olive oil and water and follow the simple in-sleeve instructions to create your own pizza base to then top with your own creations. The Make Your Own Pizza kit retails at £5.95.
Friday 29th January 2016 – February half term opening hours
Over half term Friday 12th – Saturday 20th February we are open every day except Monday 15th. We will also be opening on Thursdays from Thursday 25th February. We look forward to seeing you!
Saturday 23rd January 2016 – How to get the perfect pizza slice – apparently we’ve been doing it all wrong!
Thursday 3rd December – Cornwall Food & Drink vacancy
An exciting role at the industry body at the heart of Cornwall’s Food & Drink scene has come up. The small but nimble team are looking to recruit a Marketing Manager who will work with a huge range of food and drink producers, growers and retailers. Based in Cornwall, the closing date for the role is 10pm on Sunday 13th December. Find out more here.
Thursday 3rd December – Truro Christmas Markets
Our van enjoyed some serious attention at this year’s Reindeer Procession & Santa Fun Run Christmas Market in Truro last Wednesday. With a prime location on Boscawen street we were lucky enough to have the six reindeer pass by the van. We enjoyed the array of Christmas jumpers and our team cooked up a storm with some fresh, hot pizza. Thank you Truro for your support!
Friday 6th November – Jon wins South West Pizza Chef Award to go through to the PAPA national Pizza Chef of the Year finals
Our own Co-owner and chef Jon Crwys-Williams has won his category of the Pizza and Pasta Association South West heats to go through to the finals of Pizza Chef of the Year 2015 held in London on November 12th – preceding the big award ceremony that evening where the Cornish Pizza Company are shortlisted for the nation’s Best independent Takeaway.
Wednesday 21st October – The Cornish Pizza Company shortlisted for PAPA Italian Food Industry Awards 2015
We have shortlisted for the Pizza and Pasta Association (PAPA) for The Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Industry Awards 2015 in the Independent Delivery/Takeaway category. These are the most prestigious awards in the UK for the pizza and pasta industry with the awards ceremony taking place at the plush Lancaster Hotel in London in November. It’s a great honour to have been shortlisted two years out of three for the best pizza takeaway in the UK. A massive ‘high five’ to all our team!
Tuesday 29th September – new book The Great Cornish Fish Book now on sale
On sale in our St Agnes shop, and ideal gift or Christmas present, this new book celebrates the Cornish coastline, fishing industry and stunning local seafood. Enjoy our recipe for a decadent but easy to make Cornish lobster and scallop pizza, featuring our no cook tomato sauce, easy dough base and delicious locally caught toppings. The book is priced £17.99 and proceeds go towards local producers, retailers, the Padstow National Lobster Hatchery and the Fisherman’s Mission.
Tuesday 22nd September – We’ve won! The Great Cornish Food Awards – Food On the Go champions 2015
We are thrilled to have won the Food On the Go award at the Great Cornish Food Awards 2015. St Agnes did very well at the prestigious awards with No 4 Peterville winning Best Restaurant and the Driftwood Spars being shortlisted for best pub. Aggie Aggie Aggie!
Wednesday 10th September – Our van at the Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival
We will be at the fantastic Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival this weekend with acts such as The Magic Numbers, 3 Daft Monkeys and Backbeat Sound System.
We’ll be serving a range of our award-winning pizzas throughout the weekend, a perfect compliment to Cornish cyder! Hope to see you there and here’s hoping for some September sunshine.
Thursday 20th August – Shortlisted at the Great Cornish Food Awards
We are delighted to be shortlisted at the prestigious Great Cornish Food Awards in the Food on the Go category. The Awards ceremony is being held at Trelissick house this September.
Monday 17th August – Taste of the West Gold Award for the third year running!
We are thrilled to announce that we are three times Gold award winners in the Food to Go category at the Taste of the West Awards, which covers the whole of the South West of England. Well done all the team!
Thursday 23rd July 2015: St Agnes Carnival – save the date!
St Agnes Carnival is back for 2015 on Saturday 1st August. Why not join the village street party, watch the procession and even enjoy a delicious pizza with us? We have extended our opening hours so we are now open from 4pm until 10pm on Carnival day and we will be offering a selection of our most popular pizzas on the night. We also have a range of beers, cyder, soft drinks, homemade chocolate brownies and fresh olives to keep you refreshed while you party. The procession starts at the top of the high street by the mini-roundabout just outside our shop at 6.30pm. Our Carnival menu offers the following 12″ pizzas: Wheal Jane, Wheal Plenty, Wheal Alfred, Wheal Friendly, Wheal Treasure, Wheal Music, Wheal Coates and Wheal Roots. We will also be open on Sunday for a next day pizza from 5pm with our full menu available.
Thursday 23rd July 2015: Tropical Pressure Festival sell-out
Our VW camper van was at the amazing Tropical Pressure festival in Porthtowan selling our vegetarian pizzas including Wheal Jane, Wheal Alfred, Wheal Geevor, Wheal Coates and Wheal Rose (veggie version). It was a fantastic event and we are already looking forward to next year!
Sunday 9th March: Poldark returns to our screens!
Based on the novels by Winston Graham, Poldark was one of the most successful TV adaptations of all time. Originally shown on BBC1 in 1975, a new production appears on our screens from Sunday. In St Agnes Parish, there are various landmarks in the TV programme which you can still explore today.
Monday 3rd March: The Wed Show 2015
Fantastic wedding show on Sunday at the amazing venue of Boconnoc near Lostwithiel.
Friday 16th January: Aggie voted 8th best holiday destination in the World
We are thrilled that The Sunday Times has voted St Agnes the 8th best holiday destination in the world in its Top 100 Holidays of 2015! http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/travel/Holidays/article1504650.ece
(Please note reading this article online requires membership of Sunday Times online.)
Wednesday 19th November 2014: Alternatives to your traditional wedding catering.
Blog by Jenny Wren Weddings and Events: http://www.jennywrenweddingsandevents.co.uk/blog/14092134/
Tuesday 18th November 2014: The Colonel coming to Mount Hawke every Thursday.
Our vintage VW camper and mobile pizza kitchen, ‘The Colonel’ will be coming to Mount Hawke every Thursday from 5.30-7.30pm by the Nisa mini-supermarket. You can pre-order from 4.30pm on 07935 374 655. Please see our van pizza menu link http://www.thecornishpizzacompany.co.uk/pizza-mobile-van/
Thursday 13th November 2014: INTRODUCING THURSDAY PIZZA DELIVERY IN ST AGNES!
In a joint venture with Aggie Cycles, we offering free pizza delivery in the main area of St Agnes by bicycle, every Thursday 5-9pm.
Aggie Cycles is an exciting new local business launched by Jamie Roberson. He also offers bike hire, tuition (beginner to intermediate), a pick up/drop off service, tours around the area, and health check workshops.
Tuesday 11th November 2014: Kid’s Making Pizza session on 12th December
Join the takeaway team in our shop in St Agnes on 12th December for a Kid’s Making Pizza session, run as part of St Agnes’ Late Night Christmas Shop evening. The drop in session runs 4.30 – 6pm and children taking part will be able to have a go at making a pizza, before having it cooked for them and getting to eat the results!
No need to book and there is a £2 charge payable on the night. We look forward to welcoming your children and rest assured the pizza shop is open for our usual takeaway service from 5 – 9pm. There are lots more events happening as part of the Late Night Shopping event, organised by the local Chamber of Commerce, including a street market, late opening and an appearance by actual real live reindeer!
Don’t miss this event, it’s so much fun, and it’s a great chance to support all the fantastic local shops and craftspeople when considering your Christmas presents this year.
Friday 7th November 2014: Discover Food & Drink in Cornwall
Skye Cottages video of recommendations of where to eat and drink. Some great eating places here. We’re at 3:22 minutes! http://www.sykescottages.co.uk/discover-cornwall/food-drink/
Wednesday 5th November 2014: Bonfire and Fireworks night at Heartlands
We were asked to provide our freshly cooked pizzas at the huge FREE bonfire and firework festival at Heartlands in Pool on Wednesday 5th November. What a fantastic night it was! On a beautifully clear and bright night, over 10,000 people attended the event and many enjoyed sampling all sorts of foods from the street food market that Heartlands had organised, including our freshly made pizza.
Sunday 2nd November 2014: Cornish Brides wedding show at Kingsley Village
This year we took part in one of the biggest and best wedding shows in Cornwall at Kingsley Village on Sunday 2nd November. Organised by the superb team at Cornish Brides magazine team and alongside over 60 other exhibitors, we showed off our fantastic VW camper van, affectionately nicknamed The Colonel. It was a huge success for us with plenty of interest shown in the van plus even some bookings taken on the day! The next show will be held in the same location on Sunday 1st February 2015 and really is a must do if you are planning a Cornwall wedding. More information on the show can be found on the Cornish Brides website.
Thursday 16th October 2014: Pizza art Facebook competition
We have entered a national ‘pizza art’ competition as a bit of fun on the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association’s Facebook page. Various Independent Pizza shops were asked to design their own arty pizzas and this is our version of Vicent Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’. To vote for our entry, please click ‘Like’ using this link. Results are due in November!
Thursday 16th October 2014: Fresh meat on the menu at The Cornish Pizza Company
Customers are becoming more and more aware of where their food comes from, and more demanding of quality and taste whether cooking for themselves at home or in their takeaway food. The Cornish Pizza Company, has responded to this by announcing a long-term tie up with local butcher, Bateman’s, who will now provide their fresh cooked meat. Over the summer, we ran a trial with a special pizza featuring Bateman’s home made spicy Italian style pork sausage, and also featuring fennel seeds, Gran Pedano cheese, fresh red chilli and finished with fresh rocket.
The trial was a huge success with our customers clamouring for the tasty pizza and delighted with knowing the meat came from freely ranging Cornish pigs sourced from St Agnes’ third generation butcher, Tony Bateman. We have now extended their range to include fresh, cooked chicken breast and chilli beef from Bateman’s Butchers.
Co-owner Jon Crwys-Williams explains the benefits of using a local butcher: “Tony Bateman visits local farms to source his animals and therefore we are receiving the best quality, free range meat. He’s an award-winning butcher in his own right and his own recipe sausages and spicy beef are absolutely delicious. Plus, we can see his butchers from our shop, so sourcing our meat from Tony means zero road miles!”
Monday 22nd September 2014. See us at the Great Cornish Food Festival
We will be at the Great Cornish Food Festival on Lemon Quay, Truro this weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We will be there with our mobile pizza VW camper-van selling a special festival pizza menu. Jon will be on the Deck stage on Saturday at 10.30am to talk about pizza making and we’ll be running our famous kid’s pizza making sessions there. See website for more details: http://www.greatcornishfood.co.uk/festival/
Wednesday 10th September. UB40, Boomtown Rats, Happy Mondays – The Cornish Pizza Company Live at Heartlands
We will be at the Live at Heartlands festival this weekend with our vw pizza van offering 9″ pizzas to festival-goers over the 3 days! The lineup looks amazing – from UB40 to Peter Hook, The Boomtown Rats, Stereo MCs and Happy Mondays. We look forward to seeing some of you there!
Friday 25th July. Going Mobile!
Thursday 12th May 2014. It’s Gold again!
The Cornish Pizza Company win a prestigious Gold award for Best Local Takeaway 2014. The judges feedback was, “We had delicious, flavoursome pizzas served with care and attention…We were thoroughly delighted with everything about the Cornish Pizza Company.”
We have also been put forward to win ‘Best Local Food Takeaway in the South West’ for the second year running. Well done and thank you to all the Pizza Co team!
Thursday 8th May 2014. Our new special Pizza for May & June – Wheal Treasure.
Local award-winning St Agnes butcher Tony Bateman has teamed up with the Cornish Pizza Company and developed an Italian pork sausage for our new special pizza – Wheal Treasure, available in our shop throughout May and June. Our delicious base is topped with Mozzarella, tomato, Gran Pedano cheese, Bateman’s butchers’ Italian sausage, fennel seeds, red chilli and finished with fresh rocket.
Wednesday 30th April 2014. Five Star Food Hygiene Rating
Our sticker arrived today and proudly displayed in our window.
Thursday 12 December 2013. The Cornish Food Book and other prezzie ideas
Need ideas for Christmas presents? The Cornish Food Book is a beautifully photographed book of everything Cornish in the foodie world. On sale at the Cornish Pizza Company while stocks last. Friends or family love pizza? We have our own gift vouchers for any amount you wish.
Thursday 14th November 2013. Gold Award and the Pizza Pasta and Italian Food Industry Awards in London!
Jon collecting the Gold Award at the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Industry awards 2013 last night on behalf of the whole Cornish Pizza Co team. The ceremony was held at the Lancaster Hotel in London and the award presented by celebrity chef Aldo Zilli, left, and Graham Corfield of Just-Eat. Read more at http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Gold-title-pizza-company/story-20314172-detail/story.html#uxz80gmd4QjIuDhs.99
Friday 8th November 2014, Our team on 1940s and 1950s Remembrance Weekend in St Agnes.
Our team in the shop tonight (and tomorrow night) as part of the 1940s and 1950s Remembrance Weekend in St Agnes.
Wednesday 23rd October 2013: The Cornish Pizza Company voted best Local Food Takeaway in the South West!
Following our Gold Award, The Cornish Pizza Company was voted the Best Local Takeaway at the Taste of The West Awards. Vicki interrupted her family holiday at Center Parcs Longleat to attend the ceremony to receive the award. Needless to say we were over the moon to receive such an accolade. A big well done to our amazing staff and thanks to all our customers.
Mon. 30th September 2013. The Cornish Pizza Company scoops Gold in Taste of the West awards programme.
The Cornish Pizza Company has been awarded Gold in the ‘Local Food Takeaway’ category of the Taste of the West awards programme for 2013. The long-standing and prestigious awards programme introduced the new category this year to recognise the quality of local food takeaways in the South West. Taste of the West evaluated the company’s organic and freshly made pizzas, top quality customer service and focus on local sourcing as worthy of their top award and have now put The Cornish Pizza Company forward to win the ‘best of the best’ category. The company will find out in October if they have been successful.
Tues. 20th July 2013. The Cornish Pizza Company launch charity pizza.
The Cornish Pizza Company has announced a sponsorship tie up with St Agnes Surf Lifesaving Club based at their local beach of Trevaunance Cove. The company’s charity pizza is the Wheal Prosper and 20p from every pizza sold will go directly to the Surf Lifesaving Club to help fund the excellent and essential work they do teaching marine awareness and lifesaving skills to children and adults. Please see their website www.stagnessurflifesavingclub.org.uk for information about the club and membership details.
Sat 13th July 2014: New Lactose-free pizza special – Wheal Charlotte.
Our new pizza special – WHEAL CHARLOTTE – lactose free and vegetarian. Even carnivores in the kitchen love this pizza – tomato, garlic, capers, pine nuts, semi-sundied tomatoes, black olives and torn basil. £7.50.
July 2014. Lovely review of our VW camper van by Lee Trewhela in What’s On Food & Drink in the West Briton. Read the review here http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Colonel-wants-pizza-action/story-21753476-detail/story.html.
July 2014. Article in Cornwall Living magazine about our journey as a business so far. http://cornwall-living.co.uk/foodie-cornwall3/cornish-pizza-co-st-agnes/
July 2014. Breaking news! Coverage of the launch of our new mobile pizza van in the West Briton. Read the full article here http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Pizza-makers-going-mobile/story-21323638-detail/story.html
June 2014. Business Insider South West, one of the most well-read daily email of news for businesses and corporates in the region, covers the launch of our mobile pizza van. Read the full article here.
June 2014. Barefoot Cornwall feature our new mobile pizza van in their monthly foodie blog. http://barefootcornwall.com/the-foodie-diary-june-2014/
December 2013. We win a Gold Award in the Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Industry Awards 2013. http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Gold-title-pizza-company/story-20314172-detail/story.html#axzz2nLX0d1l5
October 2013. Cornish producers and food retailers recognised in the Taste of the West Awards 2013, including The Cornish Pizza Company who won Best South West Local Food Takeaway. http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Armful-awards-West-s-food-drink/story-19937795-detail/story.html#axzz2iMhg3bvB
August 2013. This is Cornwall cover our launch of a charity pizza. http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Slice-pizza-cash-help-lifesavers/story-19693986-detail/story.html#axzz2iMhg3bvB
August 2013. A review in The Guardian’s ‘Travel’ supplement highlight The Cornish Pizza Company as one of just four unmissable places to eat in Cornwall. For the full article see this link:
July 2013. A review by an online guide to the seriously special spots in Cornwall (their words!): the Good Cornwall Guide. Please see their website for more information: www.goodcornwallguide.co.uk/cornish-pizza-company.