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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
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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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11 May 2017
David Griffen Photography

Three Cheers Pub Co. announce eighth site

Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox of Three Cheers Pub Co. are pleased to announce they have acquired the lease of The Bedford in Balham from hospitality entrepreneurs Karl Harrison and Scott Illman. This is the eighth site acquisition by the award-winning south London pub group whose portfolio also includes The Abbeville, The Avalon and… Read more


09 May 2017
The showroom above The Cornish Bed Company foundry in Par, Cornwall. Jack Kirby

Cornish artisanship on display in Par showroom

A Cornish bed manufacturer is unveiling a range of its handmade beds in a new showroom near St Austell. The Cornish Bed Company hand casts iron, brass and nickel beds at its foundry in Par. It’s one of the last foundries in the country still using Victorian casting techniques. Each bed frame is hand poured… Read more


02 May 2017
The Olde House activity break surf lesson, with Wavehunters at Polzeath. Wavehunters

Surf and ride weekends in Cornwall

Adventure packages combining cycling and water sports are now available at a north-Cornwall farmstay. The offer includes two nights accommodation in one of the 30 cottages at The Olde House, near Polzeath, and a choice of activities over two days. Cycle the Camel Trail on day one; then choose from adrenaline-fuelled water sports on day… Read more


21 Apr 2017
Warming up for Aspall Polo on the Beach, Watergate Bay, Cornwall. Lewis Harrison-Pinder

Final details revealed for Aspall Polo on the Beach

Final plans have been announced for a three-day beach polo spectacle in north Cornwall. Internationally-renowned polo players are preparing to do battle on the sands of Watergate Bay at Aspall Polo on the Beach from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May 2017. The free event will see two highly-contested polo matches, family and beach entertainment,… Read more


14 Apr 2017
The Cribs, who will be headlining Leopallooza festival July 2017.

The Cribs and Gabrielle Aplin to top Leopallooza bill

Indie trio The Cribs and singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin will headline Cornwall’s Leopallooza festival this summer, 28-30 July. Also confirmed for the three day festival is Amber Run, Seafret, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Japanese House and Samm Henshaw, with the full lineup, including the third headliner, being announced in the coming weeks. The award-winning north… Read more


12 Apr 2017

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. The hotel has received an AA four star classification and the restaurant  awarded two AA rosettes for culinary excellence. The 16 bedroom boutique hotel and popular restaurant and bar, both of which overlook… Read more


07 Apr 2017
A feast at Nancarrow near Truro, Cornwall. Ross Talling

Spring Feasts at Nancarrow Farm

A working organic farm near Truro has announced the dates for a series of spring feasting evenings. The events provide guests with a rare opportunity to visit this tranquil valley and enjoy produce in the surroundings in which it has been reared. The first of Nancarrow Farm’s spring events take place on Friday 21 and… Read more


06 Apr 2017
Chase & Status, headliners of Lost in The Wyldes in Cornwall. Andrew Whitton

Chase & Status to headline Lost in The Wyldes with DJ set

Electronic music pioneers Chase & Status will complete the lineup for three May shows at The Wyldes in Cornwall, with a headline DJ slot on Saturday 27 May 2017. The open-air venue near Bude in north Cornwall will host a series of three shows across one weekend, at the home of the Leopallooza Festival. Already… Read more


05 Apr 2017
Richard Marsden (R) and Jason Pledger (L) of Laurence Associates Simon Burt

Expansion on the cards for Truro consultancy

A planning-led architectural practice on the outskirts of Truro is looking to expand its business following the successful acquisition of a Liskeard-based planning consultancy. Laurence Associates is an award-winning practice, based at Threemilestone, which offers town planning, architecture and landscape architecture expertise. It’s bought Urban & Rural Planning Associates to extend its reach in South… Read more


27 Mar 2017
Jon Day

Cornish craftsmanship on display in London

Traditional Cornish craftsmanship has gone on display in an impressive West London showroom following a major expansion in the city. The Cornish Bed Company hand casts iron, brass and nickel beds at a foundry in Par, near St Austell in mid-Cornwall. It’s one of the last foundries in the country still to use Victorian casting… Read more


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