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An insider’s guide to Leopallooza 2017
With over 100 acts playing across seven stages, plentiful food and drink offerings, and entertainment for young and old, here is an insider’s guide of what not to miss.
AA awards for beachside hotel and restaurant
The Beach at Bude has been recognised for its high quality by the AA, winning accolades for both the restaurant and hotel.
Katherine Ryan and Russell Kane for Cornish comedy festival
Two of comedy’s biggest stars have been confirmed as headliners at Cornwall’s first comedy festival, taking place this August.

Winter breaks in Cornwall
A stylish Grade II listed hotel in Truro has launched details of its winter break offers.
Chef line up announced for 1,000 Mouths
Leading chefs James Knappett, Ben Tish, Gill Meller and Andy Appleton will be joined by teams from River Cottage, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall and Hawksmoor at Nancarrow Farm near Truro for “1,000 Mouths”.

Beach polo festival celebrates 10 years in style
Watergate Bay basked in three days of sunshine as Aspall Polo on the Beach brought high goal polo, jousting displays, fireworks, beach parties and a host of family entertainment to the north Cornwall beach.
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.
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.

Surf and ride weekends in Cornwall
Family farmstay The Olde House are offering adventure packages combining cycling and water sports.
Cornish artisanship on display in Par showroom
The Cornish Bed Company is unveiling a range of its handmade beds in a new showroom near St Austell.
The Avalon and The Latchmere launch bottomless brunch
Starting on 1st July, south London’s favourite boutique pubs, the majestic Avalon in Clapham and the beautiful Latchmere in Battersea will now be serving brunch.
Buttermilk has announced 2017 Christmas range
The range will include their award-winning Mince Pie, Cranberry and Orange, and Irish Cream fudge, as well as some exciting new lines. The range was a sell out in 2016.
Barefoot in the running for five industry awards
We have been shortlisted five times in the CIPR’s Pride Awards for our work on Padstow Christmas Festival and Aspall Polo on the Beach.
Music fans relax in a woodland area at The Wyldes, north Cornwall. Rob Feather
Aspall Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay, Cornwall. Lewis Harrison-Pinder
 James Ram
The Olde House activity break surf lesson, with Wavehunters at Polzeath. Wavehunters
The showroom above The Cornish Bed Company foundry in Par, Cornwall. Jack Kirby
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Buttermilk's Christmas baubles, which contain caramel seasalt fudge. Kingdom and Sparrow
Fireworks celebrating ten years of Polo on the Beach. Lewis Harrison Pinder

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12 Apr 2016
The second Beach Banquet organised by Carlyon Beach was held at Crinnis. Sean Gee

2016 Carlyon Beach events programme announced

Carlyon Beach has announced the first part of its events programme for 2016, with the majority utilising the pop-up and events space on Crinnis Beach. Further events will be announced in the coming months. Highlights include the opening of the UK’s first beach-based frisbee golf course, performances from both Rogue Theatre and Miracle Theatre, and… Read more


04 Apr 2016

Cornish producers collaborate to create gin-flavoured fudge

Artisan confectioner Buttermilk and Cornish spirits producer Southwestern Distillery have collaborated to produce two brand new fudge flavours. Buttermilk worked closely with Tarquin Leadbetter, founder of Southwestern Distillery to create limited edition Tarquin’s Gin and Pastis fudge products for Craft Gin Club members. The limited edition treats packs of gin, pastis and vanilla fudge are… Read more


30 Mar 2016
Keith Riley

The Alverton

The Alverton is a 50 bedroom hotel and award-winning wedding venue, in the cathedral city of Truro. Built in 1830 and located within 11 acres of gardens, the grade II listed building was once a convent for the Sisters of the Epiphany order, and former home to the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, William… Read more


29 Mar 2016

Gluten-free treats from Cornish confectionery company

Artisan confectioner Buttermilk has highlighted its range of gluten-free products which includes many of its award-winning fudge flavours. The company produces over 60 different types of confectionery, many of which are gluten-free, including its chocolate honeycomb, salted peanut chocolate clusters, and chocolate fudge fingers which were launched at the end of last year. Buttermilk was first… Read more


18 Mar 2016
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Steelwork nears completion at North Cornwall beachfront development

Work to return the former site of a much-loved hotel in New Polzeath to its former glory is continuing to gather pace as the steelwork nears completion on site. £4 million has been invested by the owners of Atlantic House to create nine luxury apartments, available on a fractional basis, along with 12 hotel rooms,… Read more


17 Mar 2016
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Refurbishment for Fowey boutique hotel

An 11 bedroom Cornish boutique hotel has undergone a refresh and refurbishment following a change in ownership last autumn. The Old Quay House Hotel in Fowey was acquired by South African investment group Fairtree Hospitality Real Estate Private Equity Fund, in September 2015, and updates were made to its bedrooms and communal areas over the… Read more


10 Mar 2016
James Ram

Polo on the Beach to be staged every two years

The organisers of the iconic Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay have announced that the 2016 event scheduled for 9 to 11 September 2016 will not be taking place.  This will allow the organising team to focus on delivering a truly spectacular tenth event in 2017, with the event staged every two years on a permanent… Read more


10 Mar 2016

Favours fit for a wedding

Artisan confectioner Buttermilk has launched a range of new treats including two individually packaged products as wedding favours.  Buttermilk was established in Padstow, north Cornwall in 1964. The family-run business is now owned by David and Tracy Goad. Its extensive range of treats is lovingly handmade in-house by a team of craft confectioners. Managing director,… Read more


07 Mar 2016

Gardening scheme launches fundraising campaign

A Cornish scheme that uses gardening to support people with learning disabilities has launched a campaign to raise funds for a new fruit cage. People and Gardens is a Cornish community interest company based at Watering Lane Nursery, near Pentewan. Staff are launching a Crowdfunder campaign on 9 March 2016 to raise the £1,500 required to fund a… Read more


08 Feb 2016
James Ram

Gold at South West Tourism Awards crowns a record year for Cornish farmstay

A Cornish farmstay holiday business has capped a record year in 2015 by winning gold at the South West Tourism Awards. The Hawkey family, owners of The Olde House in Chapel Amble, north Cornwall, have invested over £350,000 in improvements to their 30 cottages in the past two years. Since then, occupancy at The Olde… Read more


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