Tag: Cornwall

The Old Coastguard: Cornwall


The Old Coastguard The Parade Mousehole Penzance Cornwall TR19 6PR Tel: 01736 731 222   When I have those day dreams that we all have from time to time about leaving the city for a calmer life away from ‘here’ with ‘great views by the sea’, ‘somewhere quiet’, ‘comfortable’, ‘outstanding food’ well I’ve just discovered

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Bush Pepper – Newquay

Citrus Dessert

Bush Pepper 6 Fore Street Newquay Cornwall TR7 1LN Tel: 01637 852530   There is a new restuarant in Newquay that is kicking up a bit of a storm. Australian Chris Brookes and his British wife Heather have opened their doors in Fore Street with virtually no publicity a few weeks ago and are packing

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Trevornick Holiday Park – Cornwall

Mozzarella Salad

Trevornick Holiday Park Holywell Bay Cornwall TR8 5PW Tel: 01637 830531   Camping in Cornwall is always going to be exhilarating, when I went a couple of weeks ago nothing could have been better than a mini heat wave. With temperatures topping the late twenties there really wasn’t any need for extra blankets! Trevornick Holiday

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Little Kahuna – Newquay


Little Kahuna 4a Crantock Street Newquay Cornwall TR7 1JS Tel: 01637 850440 There is a change in the air in Newquay a change for the culinary good. I spent a few days camping near Newquay earlier this month and was pleasantly surprised to find this old seaside town has had a new lease of life.

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Hell Bay, Isles of Scilly

Into the Sun

Hell Bay Bryher Isles of Scilly Cornwall TR23 0PR Tel: 01720 422 947   Bryer is one of only five islands that are inhabited of the 150 that form The Isles of Scilly, Britain’s last outpost before America. An archipelago just 28 miles from Land’s End seems a million miles away from the mainland. The

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Ben’s Cornish Kitchen

Roast Fillet of Beef

Ben’s Cornish Kitchen West End Marazion Cornwall TR17 0EL Tel: 01736 719200   I was told a long time ago by a writer far more experienced than myself to never start any piece of creative writing with ‘It was a dark and stormy night’.  As sensible as this suggestion is (and I have heeded the advice

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Mullion Cove Hotel

Lemon Posset

Mullion Cove Hotel Mullion Cove Lizard Peninsula South Cornwall Coast TR12 7EP Tel: 01326 240328   Travelling to Mullion Cove on the Penzance Night Riviera Sleeper has such charm my break really started in Paddington the night before.  Catching a train at 23:45, checking into your cabin, pre ordering breakfast and slipping off to the

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The Penzance Night Riviera Sleeper

Train and Passengers external

The Penzance Night Riviera Sleeper  It’s not often I start a review at 23:45 on platform one of Paddington Station.  But, this is the only way to travel – The Penzance Riviera Sleeper down to Cornwall overnight.  I’m travelling down to stay at the much-lauded retreat that is The Mullion Cove Hotel.  I cannot describe

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St. Michael’s Hotel and Spa

Duo of Primrose Herd Pork

St. Michael’s Hotel & Spa Gyllynvase Beach Sea Front Falmouth Cornwall TR11 4NB Tel: 01326 312707 Sitting at the end of an enchanting pathway that winds through trees and sub continental plants you will find the entrance to St. Michael’s Hotel and Spa.  The view from my room which has it’s own patio with a

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The Gurnard’s Head

Newlyn Smoked Salmon

The Gurnard’s Head Near Zennor St. Ives Cornwall TR26 3DE Tel: 01736 796 928   At the very outer limits of South West Britain between Land’s End and St. Ives you will find The Gurnard’s Head Hotel.  With seven rooms and an expansive restaurant and bar it is a local landmark that you can’t miss,

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The Olde House


The Olde House Chapel Able Wadebridge Cornwall PL27 6EN Tel: 01208 813219 Arriving at The Olde House self-catering cottages is a bit deceptive at first.  It is a working farm and looks like one, the drive has a large barn with agricultural machinery stored away and chickens wandering about.  But as you drive around the

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Rojano’s in the Square 9 Mill Square Padstow Cornwall PL28 8AE Tel: 01841 532 796 The passion that shines through here is palpable.  Paul Ainsworth has stamped his trademarks of quality and local produce firmly on the Padstow map yet again.  Having opened Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 seven years ago and earned himself a

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Kernow Sausages

Bratworst Sausages © Neil Hennessy-Vass

Very tasty sausages The Kernow Sausage Company   www.kernowsausages.co.uk       This week is British sausage week and what better way to celebrate than with a passionately made artisan brand like Kernow Sausages.  Based in Tragony on the Roseland peninsular in Cornwall they rear all their own pigs on the farm.  In fact they

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Tilting at Windmills

Tilting at Windmills © Neil Hennessy-Vass

Tilting at Windmills: The Cornwall Food and Drink Festival   September 2012         To paraphrase Don Quixote ‘ This is the Golden Age of Truro’.  The ninth Cornwall Food and Drink Festival is, I feel the most important as it now has come of age, indeed a golden age.  With a record

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