Times are hard for many businesses at the moment.

However, there are lots of new initiatives taking place in Bude at the moment, so anyone trying to introduce something new, we think you’re worth a mention on the community website.

Anyone is welcome to be featured in our ’round-up’, so see how at the end of the article.

Potters fine-dining restaurant has introduced a new menu which launches on 4th April. They are taking a new relaxed approach with a focus on fish and chips, and other simple fish, vegetarian and meat offerings, at more affordable prices at a time, for many, of cost of living worries.

The popular tapas restaurant, The Bank at Bude is also opening at lunchtimes from 4th April with their lunch alfresco menu, so now it won’t just be an evening offering.

Norton Barton sees a new cannery at Cornish Charcuterie, excitingly the first approved cannery in Cornwall since the 1940s. They are starting with a range of vegetarian products, including Spanish Bean Stew, Harissa Chickpea Tagine, and two dal items. They will be adding Cornish bisques and broths to the range.

Bellini’s Deli Kitchen is in full swing packing welcome pack hampers for holiday homes, with options of all shapes and sizes to suit the tourist trade as visitors start flocking to the town once again this Easter. So, if you are an accommodation provider, see if they can help.

Life’s a Beach is now offering vegan food, too, with their delicious daal, brightened by super salad with pomegranates.

On the activity front, Big Blue Surf School is offering a beginners’ surf lesson for the over 40s, who may just feel more comfortable not getting down with the kids. The next one is on April 23rd. 

If your business is diversifying or offering something a little different in these difficult times, let us know at budeandbeyond@gmail.com and we will include you in our next round-up …

Community initiatives also very welcome to send in info for featuring in our forthcoming ‘community round-up’!