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Smugglers to re-open on Mother’s Day after thatch ‘makeover’

1 — 14 March 2012

A hefty two week job on Smugglers has restored it to its former glory.

Nestling on the banks of the tranquil Fal estuary lies part of the Tregothnan estate; historic Tolverne, home to Smugglers Restaurant and The Tea Bar. Smugglers will be re-opening for Mother’s Day and will be looking better than ever thanks to an epic re-thatching of its roof by local company Greystone Moore. Based in Helston, Guy Moore and his team are master thatchers, having worked on rebuilding Pandora Inn after it was destroyed by fire last year. A hefty two week job on Smugglers has restored it to its former glory – an essential and worthwhile job on the 13th century thatched cottage. Despite the recent frosty conditions, the workmen have been greeted by perfect sunshine which has lasted throughout the project. One of the thatching team said: “Even though it’s been cold recently, the days are thankfully staying lighter for longer, and it really is a lovely spot down here on the River Fal.” A date for everybody’s diary and a chance to see the new restoration work will be Sunday 18th March. Special early-bird deals include a 2 course meal for £15.95 and a 3 course meal for £19.95, from 12pm - 4pm. Smugglers’ Manager Joss said: “Our menu is sure to delight visitors on Mother’s Day with as many ingredients as possible sourced from Tregothnan estate and surrounding farms.”