Tours and Itineraries

DELICIOUS TV SHOW TOURS AND VACATIONS (staying at Pentillie Castle, the real location for “The Penrose” Hotel)

A tour of the locations used in the show, staying at the “Penrose” and sampling some of Cornwall’s finest local produce


DELICIOUS stars Iain Glen (Games of Thrones), Dawn French (Vicar of Dibley), Emilia Fox (Silent Witness) and a star studded supporting cast including Franco Nero and Sheila Hancock and is currently in its third Season. Seasons 1 & 2 can be viewed in the USA on Acorn and are also available on Amazon. Season 3 is upcoming soon on Sky TV.An example 7 night stay at “The Penrose” hotel, with tours of South East Cornwall and Plymouth to include all the major filming locations for a group of up to 16 guests (based on two sharing a room):

Day 1: Tour of the hotel and gardens by owner Sammie Coryton taking you to the locations for the Sawmill, The Bathing Hut, The Swimming Pool etc. Lunch on site and a day of rest and relaxation in true “Penrose” style.

Dinner in the evening at a nearby restaurant.

Day 2: Calstock village where the viaduct and inner village have been used for much of the action from Season 1.

Lunch over the Tamar at the iconic Horn of Plenty restaurant overlooking the Tamar valley. Afternoon: Visit to Launceston town centre on a market day to soak up the atmosphere of the fictional Port Wenn.

Dinner in the evening at Lewtrenchard Manor.

Day 3: We travel over the River Tamar into Plymouth and visit the Frankfurt Gate café for coffee which features in the show as the café in which Teresa works.

Lunch on The Barbican and a visit to the Mayflower Steps and Museum before taking the Cremyll Ferry to Mount Edgecumbe to visit the wonderful estate commanding the most spectacular view of Plymouth Sound. Here we visit the ruined church where Leo’s anniversary was celebrated in style overlooking the sea.

Dinner in local restaurant.

Day 4: The day of the other Great estates.

In the morning we travel to Boconnoc. This grand mansion was built by William Pitt as his country residence and the hall is adorned by portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Boconnoc’s ancient “Roman Bath” type swimming pool is used in the show as a wedding venue.

The Fortescue family have lived here for generations and will be delighted to talk to you about the lively history of the house and estate.

Lunch will be served in the Hunting Lodge and will feature produce from the estate.

In the afternoon we visit Port Eliot, which features as the courtyard and the commercial kitchen of the “Penrose”. Alongside some of the woodland walks and the spectacular Orangerie which is the setting for the weddings and the iconic Restaurant of the show.

A champagne Cream Tea will be served and a welcome talk by Lady St Germans, if her availability allows.

Dinner at The Rod and Line pub in Tideford.

Day 5: A morning to enjoy some of the local facilities at St Mellion Golf and Country Club or simply rest and soak up the unique tranquillity of Pentillie Castle.

Lunchtime pick up to visit Looe and Polperro in the afternoon and dinner to be taken in St Germans after visit to Duloe to sample the local ciders of Cornish Orchards.

Day 6: A final day of “Delicious” dabblings with a cookery masterclass at the Rick Stein Cookery School in Padstow followed by dinner at one of Padstow’s great restaurants. A great way to finish up a chef themed week of culinary delights.

Return to Pentillie for last night.

Day 7 check out.


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