Royal Cornwall Show round up

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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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This entry was posted in Events, Out & about and tagged , , , , , on June 11, 2013


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

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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!

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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

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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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‘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


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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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , on May 26, 2013


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


Pasta recipe and tips

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We always have a busy events calendar at Watergate Bay, one of the highlights is the Fifteen Cornwall Farmers’ Market. The Spring Farmers’ Market was on the 16th March, we sent our Digital Marketeer, Lucie, along to check out the local suppliers and growers and all their Spring produce. As well as chef demos throughout […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Recipes and tagged , , on April 3, 2013


Water’Cake Bake Off For Comic Relief

On Friday 1st March all our attentions turned to cake! We’d been baking all week, the cooking gloves were off and it was time for the Water’cake’ Bake Off, a slight twist on Mary Berry’s Great Comic Relief Bake Off, with all the money raised going to Comic Relief. It was a great success, we had […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , on March 25, 2013

Butternut Squash, Piquillo Pepper, Feta, Rocket and Pomegranate Salad

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This salad has it all; roasted spicy squash, sweet smoky peppers, salty creamy cheese, sweet and sour pomegranate, peppery rocket and crunchy toasted seeds, what more could you possibly want in a salad? Did you know: Piquillo pepper is a variety of chilli. It has a sweet taste with no heat, perfect for salads. Traditionally […]

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