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22 Sep 2017

The Halloween Masked Ball

The Halloween Masked Ball returns to its nefarious nocturnal haunt at Los Flambardos, Helston, on Saturday October 28, for another chapter of devilish hedonism, this time taking its cue from the seven deadly sins. Seven deadly sins is an apt theme for the annual trip into the marvellous and macabre as it’s been seven times… Read more


12 Sep 2017
Adam Sargent

River Cottage heads west to open festival of feasting

A team from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage is heading to Cornwall this autumn to kick off a four day festival of feasting. Chefs from the renowned cookery school will host one of three unique feasts at Nancarrow Farm, near Truro, on the opening night of the farm’s 1,000 Mouths festival which takes place from Thursday 5 to… Read more


11 Sep 2017
food Alverton Hotel tortellini scollops hake chocolate fondant Simon Burt

Celebratory menu for Great Cornish Food Festival

A stylish Grade II listed hotel in Truro is to launch a celebratory menu to coincide with this year’s Great Cornish Food Festival. From 18 to 24 September, The Alverton Hotel will feature dishes focussing on Cornish ingredients alongside its two AA rosette restaurant, The Brasserie’s à la carte menu. Head chef Simon George has devised three… Read more


06 Sep 2017
David Griffen Photography

Three Cheers Pub Co. announce ninth site

Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox of Three Cheers Pub Co. are pleased to announce they will open their latest pub, The Princess Victoria in Shepherd’s Bush in October. This will be the ninth site to be operated by the award-winning London pub group and their second acquisition for Six Cheers Ltd, their ‘Managed Expert’ partnership with Ei… Read more


31 Aug 2017

Four Silver Stars awarded by the AA for Cornish hotel

The Alverton Hotel in Truro has been recognised for its high quality offering by the AA. Previously holding four AA Stars, the handsome Grade II listed hotel was awarded four AA SILVER Stars earlier this month. It has also retained two AA Rosettes for its Brasserie, held since July 2016. The 50 bedroom hotel in the… Read more


16 Aug 2017
James Ram

Line-up of top chefs unveiled for this year’s Padstow Christmas Festival

Food heroes Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s 10th Padstow Christmas Festival. The highly-acclaimed culinary trio, who are longstanding champions of the annual event, will be joined by a who’s who of top chefs including Angela Hartnett, Michael Caines, Nieves Barragán Mohacho, Jack Stein, Sat Bains,… Read more


16 Aug 2017

Cancer survivor to lead Cornish coastal endurance feat

Four Bude men will undertake a gruelling fundraising challenge around the South West coastline later this month to raise money for cancer charities. The Smugglers’ Challenge will see the team hand-paddle 289 miles around the coast on an 18 foot surfboard, starting in Plymouth at the end of August and finishing in Bude in early… Read more


03 Aug 2017
The main stage at Leopallooza 2017. Phil Watson

Thousands party in north Cornwall for 11th Leopallooza Festival

Big name artists, breaking talent, and thousands of music fans partied at the 11th Leopallooza Festival this weekend. The three day event at The Wyldes near Bude, 28 to 30 July, was headlined by The Cribs, Maximo Park and Gabrielle Aplin, with over 100 artists playing across seven stages. Festival organiser and co-founder Sam Dunnett said: “What… Read more


02 Aug 2017

Winter breaks in Cornwall

A stylish Grade II listed hotel in Truro has launched details of its winter break offers. From 16 October 2017 to Thursday 29 March 2018, The Alverton is offering guests a bed and breakfast rate starting at £99. Prices include a one night stay for two people, a hearty breakfast and an added treat of a complimentary… Read more


24 Jul 2017
Fireworks celebrating ten years of Polo on the Beach. Lewis Harrison Pinder

Barefoot in the running for five industry awards

Cornish PR agency Barefoot has been shortlisted five times in the CIPR’s Pride Awards for their work on Padstow Christmas Festival and Aspall Polo on the Beach. The St Wenn agency is one of the most decorated in the South West, having won over a dozen industry awards since 2010, including eight gold and three silver awards in… Read more


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