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Country Lane Foods was formed in 1993 by Tina Lapthorne primarily to manufacture boiled eggs and pickled products which we started at home by converting our garage into a self-contained workshop. It then branched into grading and packing shell eggs for the retail sector by which time we took on three units at Pensilva Industrial Estate. With continued expansion in 2003 Nigel Lapthorne joined the business and we then moved to larger premises at Horningtops near Liskeard where we were grading and packing in excess of 3,000,000 eggs per week with a substantial local customer base throughout Devon and Cornwall working with local farmers to supply eggs. Our son Scott then joined the company in 2007 and is still with us today. We also acquired in 2008 Tredinnick Farmshop and Tea Rooms at Widegates near Looe and a web based hamper business which supplies bespoke food ingredients from Devon and Cornwall which currently trades as Country Lane Hampers using only the finest food products from Devon and Cornwall Food producers. Our daughter Katie after giving birth to a beautiful grandson has joined our team at the farmshop.

When the opportunity arose with Nick Barclay to take on food4myholiday.com, we thought it would further compliment our passion to work with local food producers and growers to further promote Cornish products. By taking on food4myholiday.com we are fully aware of the passion and committment that Nick and his team have put into the business from the outset and we too are as committed to delivering the same high quality service that existing customers have come to expect and new customers would equally expect.

If you are in the area, please come in and visit us at the Farmshop for a coffee and maybe try a farmhouse breakfast, we might even tempt you with a cream tea.

You'll find us at:
Tredinnick Farm Shop, Widegates, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 1QL
Telephone: 01503 240 992

Please contact us on 01503 240992 or email us if you require any further information about food4myholiday.

Recent Press:

Hawke’s Point and food4myholiday feature in the Southern Daily Echo
23rd October 2009: Hawke's Point, Carbis Bay - Ian Murray discovers a new dimension to the meaning of a self catering holiday.

Hawke’s Point and food4myholiday feature in The Independent on Sunday
Sunday 11th October 2009: Hawke's Point, Carbis Bay - These new apartments offer a superior base for an active autumn break Reviewed by Jo Fernández

British Airways Highlife Magazine online
September 2009: For those of you off to Cornwall before winter sets in, check out food4myholiday.com.....

Hawke’s Point and food4myholiday feature in Cornish World Magazine
August 2009: Full page review in August edition of Cornish World

Retallack Resort and food4myholiday feature in 5Aug Travel Mail
5 Aug 2009: Full page review featuring food4myholiday at Retallack Resort

Hawke’s Point and food4myholiday feature in Short List magazine
30 July 2009: Full page Travel Review in ShortList - Britain’s largest men’s publication.

Hawke’s Point luxury holiday apartments team with food4myholiday
Press release Wednesday, July 15th, 2009: Hawke’s Point, a brand new collection of luxury holiday apartments on Carbis Bay in St Ives, invites families to enjoy an unprecedented level of luxury with a heavy dose of fun this Summer. Teamed with food4myholiday.com for Cornish goodies welcome packs and food deliveries.

BBC Good Food Magazine - August 2009
Eat like a local:

food4myholiday launch food4you discount card
Press release Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Cornish food delivery company launches discount card for visitors

food4myholiday top tip in The Guardian Travel Section Check In
The Saturday Guardian Travel, May 23, 2009
Check In by Sally Shallam

Best of Bodmin Moor group feature food4you discount card
Best of Bodmin Moor Newsletter May-June 2009
Extract from BoBM Newsletter

Food4 works with Robert Owen Communities
Cornish Times February 2009:


The suppliers of our Cornish produce have one thing in common - a commitment to quality. Meet some of them below. You’ll also find a full listing here, and further details in our shop.

Andy Atkinson of Cornish Orchards, Westnorth Farm

In 1999 Andy a dairy farmer for 27 years, decided to turn his love of apple juice and cider into a legitimate business.

Jon Brown of Bocaddon Farm Veal

Jon and Vicky's family farm is near Lanreath, just 8 miles from Looe. There in the lush countryside

Philip and Carol Stansfield of The Cornish Blue Cheese Company

Looking for a way to diversify their farm business and add value to their own milk,

Robert Hocking of Buttervilla Funky Leaves

People whose passions drive them to get up in the night to check on their plants perfectly describe

Steve Farrah of Bluesail

Looe is blessed with arguably the finest "day boat fish" in the country which is always in great demand

Chris Bowden Photography

Original Photography by Chris Bowden

Herodsfoot Webworks

Webstuff by Herodsfoot Webworks.


Enjoy a Cornish picnic!Cornwall - perfect for a traditional holiday.Fresh local produce delivered to your tableAndy Atkinson, Cornish OrchardsSam and Bob Lindo in the Camel Valley VineyardBluesail Fish Company, LooeFood4 are members and supporters of BEST OF BODMIN MOOR ... providing information for visitors and for the people living and working on and around Bodmin Moor - the hidden heart of Cornwall.