In season – September

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The evenings are drawing in and our thoughts are turning away from sunny holidays to ‘back to school’ and early evening fires. September produce is starting to change to a more autumnal selection. Whilst you can still get the late summer berries and fruits like tomatoes, there are more nuts, marrows and game around, and […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , , on August 20, 2013


Fried green tomatoes with crab

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Whilst on a trip to the America, Executive Chef, Neil Haydock, stumbled across this dish and has created our very own Watergate Bay version. Green tomatoes are basically unripe tomatoes. You couldn’t do the same recipe with a ripe tomato as you would loose the firmness. This is perfect for those who grow their own […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , , on August 15, 2013


The story of an award-winning coffee

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The story of an award-winning coffee The Beach Hut and Watergate Bay Hotel are proud to use Origin Coffee as one of our local Cornish suppliers. They are passionate about what they do and produce exceptional coffee for our guests. They know their coffee is good because they know how its grown. They visit the […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , , , on August 14, 2013


#ElectricBeach Competition

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How would you like to win yourself two tickets to the Electric Beach Festival at Watergate Bay? On Saturday 31st August Soul II Soul will be headlining as the sun goes down over Watergate Bay. Other acts, including Zion Train, Swiss Lips, Martin Harley and Hot D’Jour will be taking to the stage throughout the […]

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This entry was posted in Events and tagged , , , , on August 12, 2013


Electric Beach 2013

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On 31st August 2013 Electric Beach Festival returns to Watergate Bay with legendary Soul II Soul headlining alongside acts such as Zion Train, Swiss Lips and Martin Harley. Thousands of sun, sea and music worshipers are expected to flock to the beach for one of ‘the best beach parties of all time’. Listen to our […]

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Where does our coffee come from?

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Where does our coffee come from? Did you know that coffee is a fruit and did you know that it’s also a seasonal crop? We caught up with our friends from Origin Coffee to understand more about this fascinating little bean and why we have made the right choice to serve Origin in The Beach […]

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


Pet sounds

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Our playlist is lounge; it’s languid, an anthem for escapism. To reflect on our own unique brand of leisure, Watergate Bay Hotel has composed not only just an anthem, but a full playlist of tunes which you can hear around the various public spaces in the hotel and restaurants. We love our music and hope […]

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This entry was posted in Flotsam & Jetsam and tagged , , , , on August 8, 2013


Roddas clotted cream panna cotta with poached fruits

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Panna Cotta Makes 5 Ingredients 450g clotted cream, crust taken off 125ml semi skimmed milk 60g caster sugar 1.5 gelatine leaves (equivalent to or 6g) 1 vanilla pod Method Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water till soft Bring the milk, sugar and vanilla to a simmer and take off the heat. Add the soaked gelatine […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , on August 7, 2013


Espresso martini

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Two shots of naughty makes something extremely nice! This is certainly the case with our espresso martini (espresso-tini). They’re a favourite in the Living Space bar and make an appearance on the cocktail menu in autumn, although we will always make one on request. Our bartender describes it as the posh red bull and vodka, […]

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Sandball at Watergate Bay: tournament review

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On July 27th Newquay Handball Club hosted Cornwall’s first ever handball, or Sandball, tournament at Watergate Bay and what a day it was. Four teams competed to become Sandball champions! Each stage of the tournament proved to be hard fought, with each team giving it their all until the very last minute to move onto […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on August 6, 2013