In the Middle Ages, the port of Fowey was home to warships and galleons, but today it’s better known for its excellent cuisine, warm welcome and beautiful views. From Easter onwards the town buzzes with thousands of visitors keen to soak up the atmosphere and recharge their batteries – but how to get the most out of your time here? Read more
Finger bowls, check! Soft chunky bread, check! Big bowl of fresh Cornish mussels, check! Seafood fanatics, grab your diaries, and save this date now: 23rd & 24th June 2012 – the inaugural Fowey Mussel Festival 2012. Read more
This year why not escape the traditional elements of Christmas such as carols round the Christmas tree, turkey and paper hats and come to an oasis of peace and sanctuary at your favourite hideaway by the sea. Tourist-free streets, invigorating coastal walks and the same romantic estuary views as always, Fowey in winter is the perfect escape. Why not make an early New Year’s resolution to experience the side of Cornwall most people don’t get to see? Read more
Something new for the truly adventurous gourmet.
Do you know your wood sorrel from your Cornish round leaf mint – how about wild borage from pennyworth? The Old Quay House has teamed up with the Wild Food School in Lostwithiel to introduce a quirky, but popular package of luxury accommodation and wild food foraging. Read more
With so many incredible gardens in Cornwall, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Let us help you to see the best with our tailor made packages. Leave the car behind and make use of an experienced local guide who will take you on a tour of two of Cornwall’s most popular attractions – the world famous Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. The package includes two nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner on one evening, transport to and from Eden and Heligan and a guided tour. (This offer excludes entrance fees). Read more
Looking to return to Fowey this Spring?
Have you attended the renowned Daphne du Maurier Festival? This star-studded 11 day event takes place in Fowey every May and this year will be held from 9th to 20th. With the likes of Julian Clary, Sir Trevor McDonald and Fern Britton appearing, it promises to showcase Fowey like you’ve never seen it before. Read more
Did you know the Cornish town of Bodmin is listed in the Domesday Book?
Picturesque fishing villages and coastal towns, with ancient harbours and winding streets are among Cornwall’s biggest draws. No two are the same so one day you could be shopping for one-of-a-kind souvenirs in Fowey and the next, catching rays on a blue flag beach in St Ives. There’s no place quite like the fishing villages of Cornwall for a seafood lunch or traditional Cornish pasty. When your stomach is full of Cornish ice-cream and you’re finding it hard to muster the energy for a coastal walk, a stroll through the higgledy piggledy back streets of Fowey offer an alternative way to spend a few hours and are full of surprises. Read more
Wind your way through the narrow streets of Fowey, passing cafés and pubs, boutiques and galleries and catch a glimpse of boats bobbing in the estuary. Breathe in a lungful of fresh sea air and you’ll immediately start to feel relaxed. Pull up outside a whitewashed Victorian building and discover that what was once a refuge for seamen is now The Old Quay House, a boutique luxury hotel and a modern-day refuge from the stresses of daily life. Read more