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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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22 Mar 2017
Sean Gee

Padstow shares success of Christmas Festival

An evening of celebration was held in Padstow on Monday to thank the dedicated team of volunteers who help to make the town’s annual award-winning Christmas Festival such a success. Padstow Christmas Festival is a four-day event which last year attracted  more than 50,000 people to the town. Now in its tenth year, the festival… Read more


17 Mar 2017
The Northfield Hotel in Minehead The Northfield Hotel

Minehead hotel joins Providence Hospitality following acquisition

A 30 bedroom hotel in West Somerset joins Providence Hospitality’s growing portfolio of UK properties. The Northfield Hotel in Minehead is the fourth acquisition in the UK for the Guernsey-based Fairtree Hospitality Real Estate Private Equity Fund, managed by international asset management company Fairtree Capital. The hotel joins The Old Quay House, The Rosevine and Borrowdale… Read more


17 Mar 2017
David Griffen and The Old Quay House

Cornish chefs square up for round two

Two chefs in Cornwall are preparing for the second and final round of a head-to-head culinary battle, taking place at The Rosevine on Thursday 30 March. Tim Pile, head chef at The Rosevine, travelled to The Old Quay House in Fowey last month for the first bought against home chef Richard Massey. Each chef prepared… Read more


13 Mar 2017
The Human League

The Human League confirmed for Live in The Wyldes show

Synth-pop pioneers The Human League will headline the third and final Live in The Wyldes show on Sunday 28 May. Taking place at the home of north Cornwall’s Leopallooza festival, Live in The Wyldes is a series of three back-to-back shows, opening with double Brit Awards winner Rag ‘n’ Bone Man on Friday 26 May…. Read more


10 Mar 2017
Rag 'N' Bone Man (Rory) by Deans Chalkley Dean Chalkley

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man to headline first Live in The Wyldes show

Double Brit Award winner Rory Graham, better known as Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, will be the first headliner of a series of back-to-back shows at the home of north Cornwall’s Leopallooza festival. In what is already set to be a unique event, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man will be presenting a support bill of artists that… Read more


09 Mar 2017
James Ram

Cornish farmstay announced as a finalist in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

A farmstay holiday business in North Cornwall is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious national tourism award. The Olde House, a family-run business near Polzeath, is one of four finalists in the Family Friendly Accommodation of the Year category in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence 2017. The awards celebrate the best of English tourism, encouraging… Read more


09 Mar 2017
Borrowdale Gate Hotel in the Lake District Borrowdale Gate Hotel

Providence Hospitality acquires third boutique hotel

A luxury hotel in the Lake District’s Borrowdale Valley has joined the Providence Hospitality portfolio of boutique hotels following a £3.75 million acquisition. Borrowdale Gates Hotel is the third UK property to be purchased by Guernsey-based Fairtree Hospitality, a Real Estate Private Equity Fund managed by international asset management company Fairtree Capital. It joins Cornish… Read more


02 Mar 2017
Kirstin Prisk

Food and Firework Friday comes to Aspall Polo on the Beach

Live music and a spectacular firework display will close the first day of this May’s Aspall Polo on the Beach. Further details have been confirmed for the tenth anniversary edition of the free event, which will see up to 20 polo ponies play in a series of matches and demonstrations on the sand at Watergate… Read more


24 Feb 2017
Cocktails at The Beach at Bude Elliott White

Speciality cocktails launched at Cornish beachside bar

A beachfront hotel in North Cornwall has transformed its cocktail menu after the appointment of a new bar manager. The Beach at Bude, a 16 bedroom boutique hotel with a popular restaurant and buzzing bar, has developed an entirely new cocktail offering. Bar manager Rudi West commented: “We have completely revamped the cocktail menu, retaining… Read more


21 Jan 2017

Aspall Polo on the Beach media registration

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