Inkies Smokehouse BBQ has been operating successfully for two years, catering at events and for private functions.
Inkies won the southern heat of the British Street Food Awards in 2015.
We have just taken over a 25-year lease from Cornwall Council at an ancient woodland site called Golitha Falls. Since our arrival at Golitha the venue has now reached the number one spot of places to see in the area (Trip Advisor). We have started to bring the community together folks who used to just say "Good morning" now stop and hand have a cup of coffee and a proper chat together and this was one of our aims.
A lot of places shut during the winter in Cornwall and we want somewhere where the local community can go all year round not just for the summer and this is why we are striving to raise the money for a building.
We have been trading at Golitha from our little horse box smokehouse for the last five months, serving a range of authentic smokehouse BBQ, all cooked from scratch using fresh local ingredients. We offer a unique menu, alongside traditional items.
Since taking on the lease in March 2016, Inkies have become so successful that we now need to expand to cope with demand and take the business to the next level. This expansion will include a timber building incorporating a full working size kitchen and comfortable year round seating for our diners, in keeping with our style of an American Smokehouse Restaurant.
We need to raise £50,000 to build a Log Cabin, including the fully fitted Smokehouse BBQ kitchen and fire pit, similar to the one pictured below.
Since taking on the lease at Golitha Falls, we have increased the foot fall from locals and visitors to Cornwall from all over the UK and overseas. It has become a real ‘foodie’ destination, with the added bonus of the beautiful woodland and falls.
We also support local producers and businesses where we can, and are very proud to say we use Cornish products here at Inkies.
We have reopened and refurbished the public conveniences at Golitha, which have been closed for the last five years, we are keeping this facility free of charge along with free parking for all visitors to Golitha Falls.
Our older visitors have told us that they feel safe knowing that they can leave their cars securely and that there is help at hand if needed.
We feel this a real community based project and hope you will pledge and help us build this fantastic dream for everyone in the woods.