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Buttervilla strawberries with white chocolate mousse and lemon meringue

Cornish heritage strawberries are packed with flavour. Complimented with light and creamy white chocolate mousse and classic lemon meringue, really shows them off. Here's our recipe.

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Spider crab poke

Spider crab poke is a seasonal dish on the Zacry's menu. Originally a Hawaiian dish of raw tuna, chef has adapted it to a Cornish dish of spider crab which can be found off Watergate Bay. Here's the recipe.

Neil Haydock Neil Haydock
19 December 2018
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Neil Haydocks’ ultimate burger

Burgers are always a firm favourite in the Bay. There is more to a burger than the pattie, we like to pile ours high. Here’s whats included in executive chef, Neil Haydock’s ultimate burger.

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12 December 2018
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The J Bay cocktail

Sweet and silky smooth, this Living Space cocktail is made from Wrecking Coast clotted cream gin, vermouth and pomegranate. Find out how to make it at home with our cocktail recipe.

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Meet the team – Christina, F&B operations manager

Who is the person behind your plate of Cornish venison and dauphinoise potatoes or your glass of Trevethan’s honey oak Cornish gin, that ensures things run smoothly behind the scenes?

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Guest blog - London Girls Surf Club

Founder of London Girls Surf Club, Kylie Griffiths visited us with her husband during her pregnancy before giving birth to baby Harley. Find out what made Watergate Bay Hotel the perfect babymoon break.

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
23 July 2018
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Chilled rice pudding, rhubarb and gingerbread

Desserts don't come much more comforting than a good serving of rice pudding. See executive Chef Neil Haydock's recipe with a rhubarb twist.

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What to do in Cornwall this summer

We love the beach, but there's heaps more going on at Watergate Bay and beyond in Cornwall during the summer. Read on for some of our favourite happenings.

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
22 June 2018
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Pizza at Watchful Mary

A natural evolution of Watchful Mary for our times, this summer the watchful can enjoy the same focus on relaxation, food and friendship – reimagined as artisan pizzas and takeaway cocktails on the beach…

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Guest blog - The Savvy Mummy

Blogger and mum to Savannah, Hanna of 'The Savvy Mummy' visited Watergate Bay for the first time, picked specifically for a girls-child-free holiday away from her busy family life. Here's what she got up to during her stay.

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
26 May 2018
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