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Our guide to rockpooling

Our guide to rockpooling in Cornwall. What is the most interesting creature you have discovered on your rockpool safaris?

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Five best views in Cornwall

Any view from any coast of Cornwall is going to be beautiful, we can guarantee that. But from our recent Facebook poll these came out as the top five.

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Summer pudding and clotted cream

Follow our recipe to create a delicious summer pudding that's sure to impress your family and friends!

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

Follow this recipe to achieve an outstanding fish dish that's sure to impress all of your friends and family!

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Buttervilla’s Heritage tomatoes #ChooseCornish

#ChooseCornish is a campaign specifically designed to protect our Cornish artisan suppliers. The hotel and Buttervilla actively support the campaign and appreciate the importance of sourcing locally for taste, the local economy and protecting our history.

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Cornwall’s best kept secrets

We've made a list of some of the best Cornish attractions that you will definitely want to go to but may not have heard of, but shh don't tell anyone!

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Cornish monkfish with asparagus, new potatoes and wild garlic pesto

Follow this recipe using Cornish monkfish to create the perfect bank holiday dish to impress your friends and family! #ChooseCornish

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The Beatles at Watergate Bay

On September 13th The Beatles made their way to Newquay where they stopped off at Watergate Bay to film part of the Magical Mystery Tour .

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Mark 'Egor' Harris: English National Surfing Championships

A highlight of the UK surfing calendar will return to Watergate Bay this May when the 41st English National Surfing Championships takes place.

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Cornish Scones Recipe

Take a look at Neil Haydock’s recipe for Cornish Scones using Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream all in support of the Cornwall Food and Drink campaign #ChooseCornish.

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