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09 Dec 2015

Record attendance at this year’s Padstow Christmas Festival

Padstow welcomed record numbers to this year’s winter festival with more than 50,000 visitors across the four days, from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December. Now in its eighth year, the free-to-attend event has steadily grown to become one of the most popular food festivals in the south west. Over half of visitors travelled to… Read more


27 Nov 2015

Padstow prepares for four day winter festival

Final preparations are under way for the eighth annual Padstow Christmas Festival, which takes place from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December 2015. The free-to-attend event, which was awarded tourism event of the year in this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards, has become the largest food festival in Cornwall. 45,000 visitors are anticipated over the four… Read more


24 Nov 2015

Festivities commence at Three Cheers pubs

Three Cheers Pub Co. have launched their new winter food and drinks menus at their seven south London pubs, all of which will be available from today until the end of December. The seasonal set menus are specific to each pub, but all feature festive classics alongside some more unexpected additions. Highlights include rum-cured gravadlax… Read more


16 Nov 2015

Polzeath development on target for 2016 completion

The £4 million redevelopment of Atlantic House in Polzeath, the popular local institution dating back to the Victorian era, is on target for completion in late summer 2016. Following extensive groundwork on the foundations, erection of the steel frame for the apartment, hotel and restaurant complex began on 9 November. This phase of construction has a completion… Read more


13 Nov 2015

Gold at Cornwall Tourism Awards for two Barefoot clients

The Olde House and Padstow Christmas Festival have been awarded Gold at the 2015/16 Cornwall Tourism Awards. At a ceremony in Newquay on Thursday 12 November, The Olde House won Gold in the category of Holiday Resort & Large Self Catering of the Year. Padstow Christmas Festival took home Gold for Tourism Event of the Year. Now… Read more


29 Oct 2015

Press information: meet newborn lambs this week

Guests at The Olde House self-catering cottages are invited to experience a lambing season first hand from 5 November to 18 December. We are arranging short break press trips for reviews, news and features. The 30 three-to-five star cottages are part of a 550-acre working farm whose lambing seasons begin a little earlier than other parts… Read more


19 Oct 2015
James Ram

Press information: new cottage, sleeps 10

The Olde House introduces a new cottage for autumn 2015. We are offering a number of press visits to The Olde House this autumn enabling journalists to experience lambing on a Cornish farm. The Olde House is a collection of 30 three-to-five star self-catering holiday cottages at Penpont Farm on the north coast of Cornwall. The… Read more


16 Sep 2015
Chris Campkin

Avalon Beer Festival returns to Clapham

Five of the UK’s leading independent breweries will be taking part in this year’s Three Cheers Pub Co. beer festival. The recently renovated beer garden at The Avalon in Clapham will play host to the event which runs from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October. Breweries taking part include Sambrook’s, Brixton Brewery, Anspach & Hobday,… Read more


14 Sep 2015
James Ram

24 Australians tour Cornwall by bike

Cornish Cycle Tours this week welcomed a group of 24 Australian cyclists from Melbourne’s Whitehorse Club for a 177-mile tour of Cornwall. With an average age of 68, the young at heart cyclists are tackling legs of the county in a fortnight-long trip organised by founder of Wadebridge-based Cornish Cycle Tours, Lanyon Rowe. Their collective aim is… Read more


03 Sep 2015

Change of ownership for Fowey boutique hotel

A Cornish boutique hotel has been bought by a South African private equity fund. The Old Quay House Hotel in Fowey has been acquired by Fairtree Hospitality Real Estate Private Equity Fund, managed by Fairtree Capital. It is the fund’s first acquisition in the UK hospitality market. The 11 bedroom waterfront hotel will be managed… Read more