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26 Oct 2016

New chefs announced for this year’s Padstow Christmas Festival

The organisers of Cornwall’s largest food festival have revealed the full line up of culinary stars confirmed to appear in Padstow from December 1-4. Chefs Tom Kerridge and Clare Smyth are among the famous names set to appear at the free event, which hosts over 60 chef demonstrations on two stages in the heart of… Read more

25 Oct 2016
Bespoke dog beds designed and made by the Cornish Bed Company. Steven Haywood

Cornish company launches bespoke metal dog beds

This year’s must-have Christmas present for the special hound in your life is a hand made vintage-style metal dog bed. Developed by the Cornish Bed Company, the bespoke dog beds are hand cast using Victorian construction techniques at their factory in Par, Cornwall. Starting at £895, the beds can be made from 11 of the… Read more

21 Oct 2016
Chocolate Almond Brittle sharing pack. Kingdom and Sparrow

Cornish company voted Champions of Confectionery

Artisan confectioner Buttermilk’s Chocolate Coated Almond Brittle was voted champion of the confectionery category at this year’s Taste of the West Awards ceremony. Bodmin-based Buttermilk received five awards in total for products including Smooth Clotted Cream Fudge and Luxury Caramel Sea Salt Fudge. However the Almond Brittle, which launched last year, was the overall winner…. Read more

20 Oct 2016
Andy Grainger

Cornish surfer prepares to take on the world in Fiji finals

A Cornish surfer will swap the waves of Polzeath for the tropical waters of Fiji to compete in the world stand-up paddle (SUP) surf championships next month. Alex Murray, a surfboard maker and SUP competitor, leaves Cornwall on 29 October to prepare for the 2016 Fiji International Surfing Association’s World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship… Read more

20 Oct 2016
The Olde House

New for 2017 at Cornish farmstay: £500K pool development

Construction has begun on a new £500K swimming pool development at an award winning Cornish farmstay. The development at The Olde House, in Chapel Amble near Polzeath, will incorporate a new 15 metre indoor swimming pool, toddlers’ pool, steam room, jacuzzi and a sauna. It will be open in early summer 2017. The new pool… Read more

20 Oct 2016
The terrace at The Beach at Bude Seb Chandler

Festive celebrations on the Cornish seafront

A beachfront hotel in North Cornwall is offering party packages to help guests celebrate the festive season or see in the new year in a stunning coastal location. The Beach at Bude, a 16 room boutique hotel with a popular restaurant and buzzing bar, has developed a Christmas menu, available for both private parties and… Read more

18 Oct 2016
Jean-Philippe Baudey

South East Cornwall pub launches new seasonal menu

The Carew Arms in the village of Antony, near Torpoint, will now serve food seven days a week due to high demand for bookings. Consultant chef Emily Watkins has worked with head chef Jack Clayton to develop a new autumn menu. They have also launched a weekday set lunch menu, available from 12-2pm offering two… Read more

10 Oct 2016

Introducing the ultimate Christmas Dinner hack: The Rudolph Burger

The ultimate Christmas dinner hack has been created by award-winning south London pub group, Three Cheers Pub Co. Created for everyone who loves Christmas dinner but fails to get excited about turkey, The ‘Rudolph Burger’ provides an indulgent festive fix in a bun, in a jiffy, and with room and energy left to carry on… Read more

27 Sep 2016
Skyscape cinema event at Carlyon Beach. sean gee

End of season at Carlyon Beach

A beach on the south coast of Cornwall is beginning to wind down after a busy summer of food, entertainment and sport events. Carlyon Beach, near St Austell, has hosted two beach banquets, an open air cinema event, several wine tastings, performances from Miracle and Rogue Theatre companies, weekly beach yoga sessions, and numerous music… Read more

22 Sep 2016
Families can feed the lambs and learn about life on a farm at The Olde House in Chapel Amble, North Cornwall.

Lambing weekends on Cornish farmstay

A Cornish farmstay holiday provider is inviting families to become farmers for a weekend, with a new package that includes first-hand experiences of farming life during the lambing season. From mid-November to mid-December, guests at The Olde House, near Polzeath in North Cornwall, can join the farm team on a Saturday or Sunday, helping in… Read more