January 30th, 2020

The latest food, drink and travel news from Cornwall

Posted by Sophie Peters

What’s new in Cornwall for 2020

We’ve got lots of news to share with you from our clients, including the launch of a £10 million wellness experience, new eco-retreats and active breaks, and two Cornish festivals.

There’s also some fantastic news about an award-winning restaurant which is coming to Cornwall, and some Dry January inspiration. 

If you’d like any further information about any of our clients, please do get in touch. Or, browse our full list of clients.

The Aqua Club at The Headland Hotel

£10 million Aqua Club and Deck restaurant to launch in spring 2020

A new multi-million pound leisure complex at The Headland in Newquay, Cornwall, is to launch in spring 2020. The new facility, designed with wellness in mind, will include five new pools, a sun terrace with impressive ocean views, and a stunning Mediterranean-style restaurant named The Deck.

Occupying a prime position near Fistral Beach, the new Aqua Club will complete The Headland’s already-five star destination, which includes luxury hotel rooms, suites and self-catering cottages, two rosette-awarded restaurants, a five-bubble spa, and a surf school.

Contact Sophie for more details.

Porthilly Spirit Festival

Dates set for Porthilly Spirit Festival

Dates have now been confirmed for Porthilly Spirit Festival, a celebration of food, music, wellbeing, family activities, and outdoor adventures, taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend (between 22 and 24 May) at Trefresa Farm near Rock.

Tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks on porthillyspirit.com. Contact Chris or Sophie for more information.

The Ethicurean at Trevibban Mill

The Ethicurian to open in Cornwall

Trevibban Mill has announced that award-winning British restaurant The Ethicurian will be launching its second venture at its vineyard near Padstow.

Inspired by innovative, ethically conscious, modern cuisine, and guided by the produce of the seasons, the new restaurant will sit above Trevibban Mill’s vineyard and winery, enjoying panoramic views of the vineyard and valley.

Championing vegetable-led cooking, whilst supporting Cornish fishmongers and pasture-rearing farms local to the vineyard, The Ethicurian will create enticing daytime menus and refined evening tasting menus – all paired with Trevibban Mill’s wines.

Contact Hattie for more details.

Pentire Pine Spritz

Dry January inspiration from Pentire

Pentire, a new non-alcoholic botanical spirit inspired by plants native to the Cornish coastline, has worked with award-winning cocktail creator Jack Bevan to curate a collection of non-alcoholic cocktail recipes, which are perfect for making Dry January, or alcohol-free days, more interesting.

Visit the website to view Pentire’s delicious alcohol-free cocktails, which range from a classic Pentire and Tonic to an Oatly Pentire Aperitif, and a Pentire Bay Martini to a Pentire ACV with turmeric.

View the cocktail recipes here.


New luxury cycle tour in Cornwall

Cornish Cycle Tours, Cornwall’s only cycle tour operator, has just launched a new self-guided cycle tour, which takes in some of the county’s most picturesque locations and well-known attractions.

Beginning in Padstow and ending in St Ives, guests on the new tour will cover a total distance of 147 miles over six days, enjoying overnight stays in some of Cornwall’s finest hotels, including The Idle Rocks, Mullion Cove, and the Carbis Bay Hotel.

The new cycle tour starts at £1,444 per person, including six nights’ luxury accommodation, luggage transfers, and detailed route maps for each day. Cycle hire is also available.

Contact Hattie for more information.

Lodge living area at Una St Ives

Winter breaks in west Cornwall

Una St Ives, a luxury self-catering resort in Carbis Bay, near St Ives, is offering a three-night winter escape break, starting at £210.

Staying in one of Una’s self-catering cottages, each of which have open-plan kitchen, living and dining areas, large bedrooms and private gardens, guests will have full access to Una’s leisure facilities, which include a spa, large indoor swimming pool, and treatment rooms.

On the first night of their stay, they’ll also enjoy a complimentary dinner at Una Kitchen, a Mediterranean-style restaurant which was recently awarded gold by Taste of the West.

Book the break here, or contact Chris or Sophie for more details.

Electric vehicle charging station at The Olde House 6

Eco-breaks at The Olde House

The Olde House, a farmstay with 28 four and five-star self-catering cottages on the north Cornwall coast, is rewarding those who are doing their bit to reduce their carbon emissions, by offering a free third night to guests who travel by electric car.

Well-known for its farming and green credentials, The Olde House has taken many steps to make holidaying in its cottages as green as possible, with more than 1,000 solar panels, an electric car charge point, and a biomass boiler heating the recently renovated swimming pool and leisure facilities.

A two-night weekend break (staying Friday and Saturday) starts at £324, with a free night on the Sunday for those arriving by electric car. Guests will have access to The Olde House’s facilities, which include a swimming pool, lounge and games room, a children’s play area, and tennis courts.

Contact Chris for more information.


Save the date

Plans for Padstow Christmas Festival – the biggest event in Cornwall’s festive calendar – are already well underway.

Between 3 and 6 December, some of the country’s leading chefs, including Cornwall’s very own Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth, will take to the festival stage to host cookery demonstrations and food forums, while more than 100 food and drink suppliers will provide plenty of opportunities to get some Christmas shopping done.

Contact Hattie for more details

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