One of the highlights of the year, the annual Fowey Royal Regatta festival runs from Sunday 14th to Sunday the 20th August. The event calendar is bustling with a carnival, contests and firework displays, accompanying one of Britain’s top sailing events which guests can enjoy for free. The Regatta has a history of attracting rather famous faces to the event over the years, including Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth the second, hence the name, ‘Royal’.
Our head chef, Richard Massey has put together a simple recipe for his delicious white chocolate mousse, an easy dessert option for your dinner party. Richard serves the mousse with fresh raspberries, raspberry powder, crushed pistachio nuts and pistachio tuile. However, these can be substituted with any fruit or nut of your choice, as the mousse is a fantastically versatile addition to any dessert.
Fowey is home to a bustling high street where many thriving independent shops offer a wide range of interesting gifts and souvenirs. Cornwall is well known for its vibrant creative scene. St Ives and Penzance are a mecca for artists inspired by the breath-taking landscape; Fowey synonymous with some of the world’s favourite literature. The independent shops in Fowey are a reflection of Cornwall’s creative culture, celebrating craft and design from the county and further afield.
We’ve chosen a few of our favourite independents in the town from children’s gift shops to coast-inspired clothing boutiques.
In Cornwall you’re never further than thirty miles from the sea, so it’s easy to see why so many people are drawn to take the plunge and jump in. Spending time in and beside the sea can be a huge source of fun in any weather and has proven health benefits too. And whether you’re surfing, swimming or kayaking, you’ll get a completely different perspective of the Cornish coastline. Visitors to Cornwall can enjoy the surf all year round and the sea stays warm well into September. If you would like to try a new watersport or simply want an exciting thing to do on holiday, Cornwall has some great activity centres providing ocean-going adventures.
We are lucky to have some great gardens only a short drive from Fowey. From beachside canopies to tropical biomes, we’ve found our nearby favourites that we think you’ll really enjoy spending some time in… Read more
Cornwall has some great live music events coming up this summer. Many within a short distance of the Fowey area. We’ve rounded them up, because we thought you’d enjoy them too…
Ben Bass’s Potted Smoked Salmon with Lemon Purée and Poppy Seed Bread
This is the perfect dish if you are entertaining or wanting to chill out on Boxing Day in front of the TV. I would recommend making it well in advance, or at least a few hours before you plan to serve it so it can reach the right temperature and consistency. You could also substitute the hot salmon with crab meat or smoked mackerel.
Fowey is a town steeped in history, bearing associations with the literary world due to its once-residing novelist, Daphne Du Maurier. Daphne spent many childhood holidays near Fowey, and in her adult life relocated to the beautiful town from London, continuing to write and gaining inspiration from Fowey and its surrounding area.
We know England isn’t exactly renowned for its hot, sunny days, but here in Cornwall there’s a multitude of things to do when the weather isn’t so great. Here are some great spots nearby to keep you busy, that don’t rely on sunshine and warm weather to enjoy yourself.
We have been working with Kieron Cockley on the recent refurbishment of the hotel. Kieron and his partner own the interiors shop Brocante in Fowey, and they have a second shop in nearby Mevagissey. Kieron takes some time out of his day to chat to us about his approach to refreshing the rooms at The Old Quay House. Read more
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- Unmissable events at Fowey Regatta10th August 2016 - 9:54 am
One of the highlights of the year, the annual Fowey Royal Regatta festival runs from Sunday 14th to Sunday the 20th August. The event calendar is bustling with a carnival, contests and firework displays, accompanying one of Britain’s top sailing events which guests can enjoy for free. The Regatta has a history of attracting rather […]