Beef Stroganoff with Rodda’s clotted cream

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This Saturday, 28th September at 4:15pm, Executive Chef, Neil Haydock, will be demonstrating how to make beef stroganoff with Rodda’s clotted cream at Cornwall Food and Drink Festival in Truro. Head down to see Neil, alongside other chef’s, demonstrate some of their favourite recipes. Serves 4 Ingredients 500g trimmed beef fillet 100ml vegetable oil 2 […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , , on September 23, 2013


Tarte Fine

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Makes 12 Ingredients 175g unsalted butter 175g castor sugar 3 medium eggs 175g ground almonds 50ml calvados 12 disks of puff pastry the size of a side plate (16cm) 15 apples peeled and cored 200g melted butter 500g castor sugar Method For the frangipane Beat the butter and sugar until smooth and light in colour, […]

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This entry was posted in Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , on September 19, 2013


Our favourite Cornish gardens

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Cornwall is home to some of the best gardens in the UK; enjoying the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the gardens are home to a wealth of the most exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees in the British Isles. Year round the gardens offer a spectacular display of horticulture, showcasing the best seasonal plants […]

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BSUPA National Championships

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Hosted by Extreme Academy the fifth British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) National Championships will take place over the weekend of 4th to 6th October at Watergate Bay. Britain’s best stand up paddleboarders will head for the waves to compete for the title of National SUP Wave Champion. Stand up paddle boarding is the oldest […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy, In the bay and tagged , , , , on September 13, 2013


Thundercat World Championships at Watergate Bay

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Thundercat racers from around the globe will be competing for the title of world champion at Watergate Bay From Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th October. Extreme Academy will be hosting the biggest international Thundercat Racing World Championships to date with Elite racers from 12 countries including UK, Canada, South Africa, Russia, Germany, Sweden and Norway […]

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This entry was posted in Events, In the bay and tagged , , , , on September 12, 2013


Glossary – know your coffee

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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

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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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In season – September

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The evenings are drawing in and our thoughts are turning away from sunny holidays to ‘back to school’ and early evening fires. September produce is starting to change to a more autumnal selection. Whilst you can still get the late summer berries and fruits like tomatoes, there are more nuts, marrows and game around, and […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , , on August 20, 2013


Fried green tomatoes with crab

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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

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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