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Adam Handling to open Tartan Fox gastropub in Cornwall

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

It will also have an extended garden area and outdoor 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 the Cornish Forest with a group of foxes called the ground, which ties in with his group’s commitment to sustainability. This will be reflected in its approach to sourcing, with all produce sourced locally in and around Cornwall, and the pub’s interiors which will focus on earth 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 the sister pub Loch and Tyne​ with dining options that will range from more casual and classic pub grub 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 turn down,” says Handling.

β€œThe pub is absolutely stunning, steeped in history, set in the Cornish countryside with so much land. Cornwall is one of the most beautiful places in the UK and produces incredible ingredients. It’s amazing to have the chance to combine the history of this amazing 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 when you walk out.”