Cornish pasty-maker Warrens is re-opening its store in Penzance’s Wharfside Shopping Centre on St Piran's weekend, Saturday, March 4.

There'll be a live performance from Pensans Morris at 11am, and 20% off everything in-store throughout the entire weekend (Friday to Sunday).

One of Warrens’ best performing stores in Cornwall, Wharfside closed for refurbishment a few weeks ago, and relaunches with a new look. The company has commissioned local artist Hermione Mills to create a map-themed mural on Wharfside’s external wall.

As well as Warrens’ usual range - hot pasties and other savouries, doughnuts and cakes, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks – the Wharfside store will introduce Penzance to Tango Ice Blast, a slushie-type drink.  

Warrens has been baking since 1860 and uses, says the firm, secret family recipes passed down through the generations.

At the heart of the company is a love story that united two local families. When St Just baker’s daughter Miss Harvey met farmer’s son Master Warren, the result was a marriage - and while the farm provided the ingredients fresh from the fields, the Harveys made the pastry and baked the pasties.  The original shop opened in 1860, and several generations later, Warrens claims to be the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the world, the oldest bakery in Cornwall and one of the oldest bakers in the UK. 

There are now 41 Warrens stores throughout Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and South Wales, as well as in Gatwick Airport and Derriford Hospital, and in service stations at Cullompton, Peterborough and Cambridge.

New stores in Barnstaple, Basingstoke and Bath are planned for 2023, and the rebrand of existing stores is scheduled for completion by mid-2024.

"We are delighted to see our new brand design cascade out across the West Country, and it has particular significance here in Penzance, on the Land's End peninsula, where it all began 163 years ago,” says Warrens chief executive officer Mark Sullivan. “We have major plans to expand in varied locations, but Cornwall will always remain the heart of the business."