What to do in Cornwall this Summer

What to do in Cornwall this Summer

Summer’s here and there is so much going on in Cornwall. Choose from food festivals, music events, summer sports and fruit picking. Here’s our top 10 suggestions, what will you do in Cornwall this summer? 1. Go to as many food festivals as you can Cornwall produces some of the best food and drink in […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Flotsam & Jetsam, In the bay, Out & about and tagged , , , , on June 11, 2013


Royal Cornwall Show round up

Royal Cornwall Show round up

This weekend was the 220th year of Royal Cornwall Show and what a year it was! The show attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year all eager to see the amazing line up of Cornish produce and trade. It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is packed full of exhibits and activities which offer so […]

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Pan fried Cornish hake with Rodda’s clotted cream and cider sauce

Pan fried Cornish hake with Rodda’s clotted cream and cider sauce

Serves 4 Ingredients 50g shallots (peeled and sliced) 200ml of dry cider 100ml of apple juice 200ml of fish or chicken stock I find chicken stock works well with fish as it is light in flavour and doesn’t overpower the fish 200g of Rodda’s clotted cream Salt and pepper Flour for dusting 4 darnes of […]

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


It’s strawberry season!

It’s strawberry season!

As Cornish strawberries start to come into season we thought we’d tell you about the local artisan supplier we use at Watergate Bay. Buttervilla, based in South East Cornwall in the Tamar Valley, are a small but specialist business, supplying only to those in the local area. In 2006, Executive Chef, Neil Haydock, introduced Buttervilla […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , on May 30, 2013


Buttervilla’s Heritage tomatoes #ChooseCornish

Buttervilla’s Heritage tomatoes #ChooseCornish

Buttervilla Farm nestles in a beautiful valley a mile from St Germans situated on the historic Port Eliot estate. For the last thirty years Rob and his family, have been growing heritage tomatoes, fruit, herbs and vegetables on a small scale. They are cropped young and tender, harvested and delivered within hours for that special […]

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Cornwall’s best kept secrets

Cornwall’s best kept secrets

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

Neil Haydock & Angus Trotters #chooseCornish

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

‘Bubble-nuts’ – doughnut recipe

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

Cornwall’s top ten festivals in 2013

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

Ceviche of salmon and scallops with tomato salsa

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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