Reasons to visit in September & October

Reasons to visit in September & October

Summer may be over but Cornwall doesn’t suddenly stop. Autumn is a vibrant time to visit with plenty of happenings around the county. We’ve even had to dedicate a special foodie event blog in addition to these activities below.

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This entry was posted in Out & about, What's On and tagged , , on August 24, 2015


Watergate Bay poem, by Jack Rooke & the Poetry Takeaway

Watergate Bay poem, by Jack Rooke & the Poetry Takeaway

We feel extremely lucky to have stumbled across the Poetry Take Away on a trip to London recently. Here’s what creative evil-genius Jack Rooke whipped up for us as part of the world’s first mobile poetry emporium.

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Gardening tips from Cornish Garden Team

Gardening tips from Cornish Garden Team

In this second blog post, Cornish Garden Team share their top coastal gardening tips and tell us how to plant a piece of Watergate Bay at home.

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The Beach Hut: ‘So much more than it says on the tin’

The Beach Hut: ‘So much more than it says on the tin’

Personal trainer by day, budding restaurant critic by night; Zoë Jackson’s review of The Beach Hut won her a finalist spot in the Waitrose Good Food Guide restaurant critic competition. We find out more.

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This entry was posted in Eat, The Beach Hut and tagged , , , on August 18, 2015


Celebrate Cornish food this autumn

Celebrate Cornish food this autumn

This autumn, it’s all about food in Cornwall; our unrivaled variety of fresh seafood, fantastic producers, and world-class chefs. Look what’s happening in the coming months.

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The Living Space iced coffee

The Living Space iced coffee

An iced coffee cannot be underestimated during the warm summer days on the coast; it gives you energy and cools you down while bursting flavour. What else?

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This entry was posted in Living Space, cocktails and tagged , , , on August 10, 2015


Henry Swanzy furniture

Henry Swanzy furniture

In a world of globally out-sourced, production-line manufacture, Henry Swanzy’s handcrafted furniture (seen in the hotel’s lobby) does something a little bit different. We meet the maker and the thinking behind his pieces.

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Watergate Bay in bloom

Watergate Bay in bloom

Keeping the plants around the hotel looking their best in extreme coastal conditions isn’t easy, but Cornish Garden Team has helped us overcome the challenge. In this first of two blog posts, they set the scene and talk us through some of the plants you’ll spot around the hotel.

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Our new espresso blend – Origin’s Resolute Espresso

Our new espresso blend – Origin’s Resolute Espresso

As the seasons come and go, so too does our espresso beans from Origin Coffee Roasters. Their new blend now being served around the hotel is made up from crops from their trip to Central America. We delve into their travel diary to find out more about the people behind the beans.

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Blackberry mojito

Blackberry mojito

Havana is the birthplace of the Mojito, but we may have found a second place for it to call home… rediscover the cuban cocktail at The Living Space, Watergate Bay.

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This entry was posted in Living Space, cocktails and tagged , , on August 7, 2015