Cornwall’s best kept secrets

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Cornwall is a county full of stunning beaches, charming countryside and captivating history. The well-known haunts of Cornwall that are usually spoken about, such as the Eden Project, Minack Theatre or Lands End, are spectacular but we want to tell you about Cornwall’s best kept secrets, the places you may not hear of unless you’re […]

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This entry was posted in Out & about and tagged , , on May 29, 2013


Neil Haydock & Angus Trotters #chooseCornish

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Neil Haydock is very particular about where his produce comes from. He champions locally sourced, good quality produce from small artisan suppliers when he can and supports the Cornwall Food and Drink #ChooseCornish campaign. This is because he believes the taste is so much better, but also because he gets the opportunity to build a […]

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‘Bubble-nuts’ – doughnut recipe

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These are our delicious ‘bubble-nuts’ which were served in the Veuve Clicquot deck during Polo on the Beach 2013. An elegant afternoon tea of Champagne in tea cups and doughnuts! Makes 23 mini ‘bubble-nuts’ (30g) Ingredients 10g dried yeast 40g castor sugar 150ml warmed milk 375g strong plain flour extra for dusting pinch salt 50g […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , , on May 28, 2013


Cornwall’s top ten festivals in 2013

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It’s fair to say that Cornwall hosts and eclectic mix of festivals throughout the year providing entertainment for everyone in the family, from Rock Oyster Festival to Boardmasters. Which festivals will you be attending this year? 1. Rock Oyster Festival 21st – 23rd June Rock Oyster Festival is a mid-summer celebration of food, music and […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Events, Out & about and tagged , , , , on May 26, 2013


Ceviche of salmon and scallops with tomato salsa

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Serves 4 Ingredients 300g salmon fillet 8 scallops cleaned Juice of 8 limes 500g plum tomatoes or similar 2 banna shallots (or 1 small red onion) 100g coriander 100ml extra virgin olive oil 30ml sherry vinegar Cornish sea salt Micro leaves to garnish Method Skin and remove any dark meat from the salmon before cutting […]

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Cornish monkfish with asparagus, new potatoes and wild garlic pesto

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This recipe has come straight from the dining room dinner menu. Executive Chef, Neil Haydock, has decided to pick this for the bank holiday weekend as monkfish is abundant in the Cornish waters and very underused outside of restaurants. It’s not your typical fish neither being round or flat and therefore people are scared to […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , on May 24, 2013


The Beach Hut: Extreme hot chocolate

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The Beach Hut is famous for it’s Extreme hot chocolate and now you can make it for yourself by following the new recipe, making it even thicker and creamier. Ingredients Origin cocoa powder. Rodda’s full fat milk. Cornflour. Squirty cream. Large marshmallows. Jazzies. Method Stir a teaspoon of cornflour into a mug of milk. Heat until simmering. […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Recipes, The Beach Hut and tagged , , , on May 8, 2013


English National Champions come to Watergate Bay

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Tomorrow sees the 41st English National Surfing Championships return to Watergate Bay hosted by Extreme Academy and sponsored by P20. The event attracts the best surfers from across the country to compete for the English title in 14 categories. Past winner Oli Adams (2008) and defending ladies champion, Hannah Harding, will be battling for the […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , , on May 3, 2013


Mark ‘Egor’ Harris: English National Surfing Championships

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A highlight of the UK surfing calendar will return to Watergate Bay on 4th-6th May when the 41st English National Surfing Championships takes place. Hosted by the Extreme Academy and sponsored by sun protection brand P20, the competition will attract the best surfers from across the country to compete for the English title in 14 […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , , , , on April 26, 2013


The Beatles at Watergate Bay

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  We’ve uncovered a pretty amazing piece of history about Watergate Bay. In 1967 The Beatles, yes, The Beatles, filmed part of the Magical Mystery Tour here at Watergate Bay! On 13th September 1967 John, Paul, George and Ringo came  to Newquay to complete the South West leg of the tour. Although they stayed at The […]

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