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10 Jan 2018
Richard Massey, head chef at The Old Quay House Hotel, Fowey, Cornwall. The Old Quay House Hotel

Scottish chef to bring Burns Night to Cornwall

The head chef at a boutique hotel in Fowey, Cornwall, will be tapping into his Scottish roots with a seven course dinner in celebration of Burns Night on Thursday 25 January. Richard Massey, who moved to Cornwall from the Isle of Skye two years ago to take up the post as head chef at The Old… Read more


08 Jan 2018

New Managing Director for historic Cornish hotel

The new year heralds a change of leadership at Cornwall’s historic Alverton Hotel. Ben Young, who’s been general manager for the last four years at The Alverton’s sister hotel, The Greenbank, on Falmouth’s waterfront, has been promoted to the newly-created role of managing director for both hotels. He’ll take up his new role on January… Read more


08 Jan 2018
Lambing - FOr BarefootMedia PR

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Lambing experiences at Cornish farmstay

A Cornish farmstay is inviting families to experience lambing first-hand this February and March. The Olde House, based close to Polzeath in North Cornwall, will be offering visitors the chance to learn about farm life during a ‘Lucky Lambing’ weekend, from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February 2018. Children will be able to feed the… Read more


21 Dec 2017

Cornwall consultancy continues to grow

A planning-led architectural practice in Cornwall has recruited four new members of staff to its award-winning team. Laurence Associates, which has offices at Threemilestone on the western side of Truro, and in the centre of Liskeard, offers expertise in town planning, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. The company, which celebrates its 25th birthday next… Read more


12 Dec 2017

Success for Padstow Christmas Festival

Thousands of food lovers and Christmas shoppers braved gale-force winds and wintery weather at the weekend to visit the annual Padstow Christmas Festival. Now in its tenth year, the four-day festival, which ran from 7 to 10 December, has become one of the largest of its kind in the country. The picturesque harbourside town bustled… Read more


06 Dec 2017
The Barefoot Media team at the 2017 CIPR PRide Awards in Bristol. Steve Pope

Award wins for Cornish PR and marketing agency

A Cornish PR and marketing agency has won two awards at this year’s South of England and Channel Islands PRide Awards. Barefoot Media was awarded gold for Regional Campaign of the Year, and silver for Best Use of Media Relations at the black tie ceremony in Bristol in November. The awards are judged by leading… Read more


04 Dec 2017
The Crown Hotel

New management company appointed by Cumbrian hotel

A four star hotel in the village of Wetheral, near Carlisle, has appointed specialist hotel management company Providence Hospitality to run the 51 bedroom property. The Crown Hotel, which also features an AA rosette-winning restaurant, is the eighth UK property to join the Providence Hospitality portfolio, and the first on a management-only basis. Joe Bester, director of… Read more


29 Nov 2017
James Ram

Experience Cornwall’s Poldark country with a self-guided cycle tour

As the hit BBC One drama Poldark begins filming for its fourth series, a Cornish cycling holiday operator has launched a new tour taking in many of the stunning filming locations on the Cornish coastline. Lanyon Rowe from Cornish Cycle Tours has developed The Poldark Tour, a circular route showcasing the historic sites and landmarks in Cornwall in… Read more


27 Nov 2017
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Padstow prepares for its tenth Christmas festival

Final preparations are underway for the annual Padstow Christmas Festival which celebrates its tenth birthday this year. The festival, which runs from 7 to 10 December, is one of the largest of its kind in the country, attracting tens of thousands of people to the picturesque harbourside town. Cornwall’s culinary demigods Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth,… Read more


20 Nov 2017
Lisa Tame

Cornish hotel raises £7,000 for local charity challenge

A boutique hotel in Bude, north Cornwall, has raised over £7,000 for a charity fundraising mission led by four men from the town. The money was raised by The Beach at Bude in support of The Smugglers’ Challenge, an endurance feat which saw a team of four hand-paddle a surfboard along the south Cornish coast in early September,… Read more