Cream Teas in the Carpark
Friday 5th March saw St Piran's day, which is celebrated each year throughout Cornwall. Saint Piran's Day, or the Feast of Saint Piran, is the national day of Cornwall and is named after one of the patron saints of Cornwall (Saint Piran), who was the patron saint of tin miners.
Whilst the celebrations this year have had to be altered due to the national lockdown imposed on us with Covid-19, it certainly didn't stop us at the London Inn from bringing the community together (as together as you can be when social distancing is a thing anyway) to celebrate.
Last year, we did pasties and a pint, which went down a storm. After all, nothing beats a good old pint of Trelawny with a freshly baked pasty from the wonderful Tregonissey butchers in St Austell. But this year, due to the restrictions on selling takeaway beer and the logistics of keeping pasties hot and fresh, we were unable to do the same thing. Instead we opted for takeaway cream teas just as we did on the 50th anniversary of VE day on the 8th May 2020. Because everybody has been affected by the pandemic, and this was a day that everybody should be able to celebrate, we did not charge for the event but instead had a charity donation tub for anybody who decided that they would like put forward a contribution.
The cause we chose to support was St Neot Church. The church plays such a large role within our village, and with us being joined to the church grounds we thought it would be a very fitting cause to donated towards. From everybody's kind donations, we managed to raise £140 in one hour. 100% of the monies raised will be donated.
Unfortunately, we didn't take photos of the event due to us being very forgetful, but what we do have is some photos from VE day in 2020 which was very similar in set up (minus the fabulous fancy dress costumes) and turnout. During this event we raised a wonderful £105.38 which went to the Royal British Legion.
Friday 8th May 2020 - 50th Anniversary VE Day
Pictured above is our cream tea which is available to eat in or takeaway during normal pub hours. With 2 homemade scones which are baked on premises fresh each morning!