LAG Grant For St Agnes Businesses

Two St Agnes businesses have been awarded a Local Action Group grant to extend the property they share.

The Coastguard Café and its evening alter ego, High Tide Restaurant, will receive just over £25,000 from LAG. The Duchy of Cornwall have also provided some support with the rest coming from the businesses’ own funds.

Tristan Hick, who runs the café, said they’re building a conservatory on the southwest side of the building, which overlooks Bishop Rock lighthouse and the Western Rocks.

This will add around 12 covers, a significant boost to the 20 that can be accommodated currently inside the building.

It’ll be particularly welcome in wet weather as well as early and late in the season when people don’t want to sit outside, said Tristan, adding that the café and restaurant have been turning people away in the summer because they’re so busy.

Tristan said the development of the Coastguard Café and High Tide enhances the excellent food offering on St Agnes, with new owners at Covean Cottage and the continued popularity of the Turk’s Head pub, together with several good food producers on the island.

He said the range of food available is now amazing for such a small place.

Tristan said the builders are expected on site soon and they hope to have the new conservatory open by end March.


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