Glossary – know your coffee

Glossary – know your coffee

All our coffee at Watergate Bay Hotel and The Beach Hut comes from our friends at Origin Coffee. A local Cornish coffee brewing company from Porthleven, west Cornwall. We love our coffee and hope you do too. But do you know your latte from your cappuccino, or your piccolo from your ristretto? If not, here’s […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , , , on August 21, 2013


Sea-side mussels with pasta, chilli and lemon

Sea-side mussels with pasta, chilli and lemon

A Beach Hut classic, mussels are the perfect beach-side dish, enjoyed with a glass of white wine. This weekend Executive Chef, Neil Haydock, is stepping onto the stage at the Newquay Fish Festival to showcase his favourite mussel recipe, sea-side mussels with pasta, chilli and lemon. Serves 4 Ingredients 400g pasta (pick your favourite there […]

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Fried green tomatoes with crab

Fried green tomatoes with crab

Whilst on a trip to the America, Executive Chef, Neil Haydock, stumbled across this dish and has created our very own Watergate Bay version. Green tomatoes are basically unripe tomatoes. You couldn’t do the same recipe with a ripe tomato as you would loose the firmness. This is perfect for those who grow their own […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , , on August 15, 2013


The story of an award-winning coffee

The story of an award-winning coffee

The story of an award-winning coffee The Beach Hut and Watergate Bay Hotel are proud to use Origin Coffee as one of our local Cornish suppliers. They are passionate about what they do and produce exceptional coffee for our guests. They know their coffee is good because they know how its grown. They visit the […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , , , on August 14, 2013


Where does our coffee come from?

Where does our coffee come from?

Where does our coffee come from? Did you know that coffee is a fruit and did you know that it’s also a seasonal crop? We caught up with our friends from Origin Coffee to understand more about this fascinating little bean and why we have made the right choice to serve Origin in The Beach […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , , , , on August 10, 2013


Roddas clotted cream panna cotta with poached fruits

Roddas clotted cream panna cotta with poached fruits

Panna Cotta Makes 5 Ingredients 450g clotted cream, crust taken off 125ml semi skimmed milk 60g caster sugar 1.5 gelatine leaves (equivalent to or 6g) 1 vanilla pod Method Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water till soft Bring the milk, sugar and vanilla to a simmer and take off the heat. Add the soaked gelatine […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , on August 7, 2013


Espresso martini

Espresso martini

Two shots of naughty makes something extremely nice! This is certainly the case with our espresso martini (espresso-tini). They’re a favourite in the Living Space bar and make an appearance on the cocktail menu in autumn, although we will always make one on request. Our bartender describes it as the posh red bull and vodka, […]

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Barbecue at Watergate Bay

Barbecue at Watergate Bay

You know it’s summer when the barbecue’s come out. At Watergate Bay we have seen families and friends all tucking into feasts of sausages, burgers and seafood cooked on the barbie and enjoyed by the sea, but there is no reason why you can’t pull on a pullover and barbecue through the autumn as well. […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, In the bay, Recipes and tagged , , , , on August 2, 2013


Strawberry cheesecake in a jar

Strawberry cheesecake in a jar

Serves 4 – 6 Ingredients 200g digestive biscuits 100g melted butter 1tbs golden syrup 500g mascarpone 200ml whipping cream 1 tsp vanilla extract/ ½ pod of vanilla seeds Zest and juice of ½ lemon 150g icing sugar Punnet of strawberries Mint leaves Method Whizz the digestive biscuits in a food processor. Add the melted butter and […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Living Space, Recipes and tagged , , on July 31, 2013


Top five Cornish food bloggers

Top five Cornish food bloggers

It’s no secret that we love food at Watergate Bay, we take pride in the food served in our hotel restaurants, the Living Space and Dining Room, and at The Beach Hut, and support local suppliers throughout. We especially enjoy sharing our recipes with you as do our five favourite foodie bloggers from Cornwall. Each […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , , , on July 24, 2013