On a bitterly cold day we drove to the home of the Doc Martin TV series, Port Isaac (known as Port Wenn in the series). The main reason we went though is it is the ‘home’ of Fishermans Friends, the sea shanty group we first discovered via Show of Hands.
We parked on the outskirts of the village, taking the coastal path into the centre that took about ten minutes. For a village that hosts a famous TV series it is very unspoilt with very little mention of it around the place. You can walk up to the entrance of Doc Martin’s surgery, but it is a private residence so good manners should always be foremost in people’s minds!
The village consists of many tiny streets, so tiny even cars cannot get through so you’re able to meander about in safety. We were determined to have a Cornish Cream Tea here so called into a lovely little cafe, where we spotted one the Fisherman’s Friends group serving behind the counter! We would have said hello and said thank you for their music, but they’ve experienced a tragic bereavement in the last few months so thought we’d leave him be.
Our scones were amazing, warmed up for us along with clotted cream and strawberry jam. We enjoyed the experience so much we forgot to make a note of the cafe name!
On our way back to the car park Dean had the urge to try an oyster again so we called into another cafe (name unknown) but we did spot ‘Bert’ from the TV series getting into his car – lovely friendly chap.