The Cornish Arms announce their second Beer and Mussel festival this March

The Cornish Arms, located in St Merryn, Cornwall, is famous for being owned by Rick and Jill Stein, and it has  just been announced that on the weekend of the 16th-17th March 2013 they will be hosting their second Beer & Mussel festival.

Hoping to build on their huge success of the 2012 event, this is a fantastic opportunity for all visitors to discover some of the finest beers from both Cornwall and the rest of the UK, as well as tucking into some of the tastiest mussel dishes you will find anywhere. There will be entertainlent for the kids throughout the weekend, as well as live music for the adults, and if you are very lucky there may also be some sun.

Freshly cooked Cornish mussels will be in ready supply with recipes chosen to compliment the beers such as Moules Marinière, La Mouclade and mussels with beer and bacon.

The festival weekend will open with a cookery demonstration by Rick’s son Jack, at 12 noon on Saturday.  Rick says “March is the best month in the year for mussels, any time is good for proper beer brewed by people who love what they do. A big marquee next to our lovely pub with some great bands, a selection of 30 beers and some of my favourite mussel dishes; what could be a better combination on a weekend by the coast in Cornwall”.

The cookery demo will be combined with a talk from St Austell Brewery’s Head Brewer Roger Ryman who comments, “I have selected some of my very favorite cask ales to match with Rick’s fantastic selection of mussel dishes.  Great food, great beer, great pub; the festival has all the ingredients of a fantastic weekend’’.

Rick Stein will also be signing books throughout the festival (times to be confirmed).

The festival will run on Saturday 16th March (12 noon – 11pm) and Sunday 17th March (12 noon – 4pm) and will finish with a Charity Pub Quiz raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West on Sunday at 5pm. For more information please visit or follow @TheCornishArms on Twitter.