What’s on in Cornwall this September

As summer draws to a close and the days begin to shorten, the best time of the year is yet to come in Cornwall. Lots of locals will argue that September is the best month to spend in the county, with quieter roads to navigate, emptier beaches to explore and a jam-packed calendar of events to enjoy. With an array of great festivals, performances and excursions, read on to see which events this September that you may want to add to your schedule during your stay.

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Food in The Old Quay House Restaurant in Fowey

Recipe: Asparagus with Parma ham and crispy hen’s egg

As we approach the end of asparagus season, our head chef Richard Massey takes us through a delicious recipe that puts the vegetable at centre stage. Read more

summer sipping cocktails view the old quay house

Summer Sipping – Cocktails with a View

There’s nothing like enjoying a refreshing cocktail and watching the world go by in the sunshine.

The terrace here at The Old Quay House is one of our highlights, a perfect place to relax on a summer’s day. Stretching into the estuary, drink in the views, and a cocktail or two from our hand selected menu, order some snacks or nibbles before lunch or dinner, and you have the beginnings of a very special afternoon.

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Eden Sessions

Summer events near Fowey

There are some fantastic events happening in Cornwall this year, with a rich offering of cultural experiences just waiting to be discovered, and plenty of them are conveniently located very close to Fowey. We have rounded up our favourite summer occasions that must not be missed, with music, theatre, food and more drawing visitors from far and wide. If you’re attending an event and need somewhere to stay, call us on 01726 833302 and book a room.

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A refresh for our lounge area

With the help of the brilliant team at Brocante, we have just completed some lovely upgrades to our lounge area. The design was based on the feedback we receive from our guests, who wanted an area they could sit and read by the fire.

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Our highlights for Fowey Festival

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature is celebrating its 21st anniversary from the 6-13 May with a huge range of events that are guaranteed to suit all tastes. The timetable is brimming with activities this year, including a brand new secret garden trail. Not forgetting the author that famously lived in Fowey and the surrounding area, there are plenty of Daphne du Maurier based talks and conversations too.

We’ve rounded up our highlights of the week, so read on to find out what mustn’t be missed… Read more

holiday guide - Rosevine Hotel - Fowey

A What’s On Guide to visiting in May

If you want to immerse yourself in a little Cornish culture on your next holiday in Fowey, then May is the perfect time. Whether through literature, art, food and drink or gardens, there’s no better opportunity than at some of the events listed here: Read more

Food Fight round one – a post-match report

Last month we hosted the first round of the Great British Food Fight – a culinary battle which sees our own head chef Richard Massey go head-to-head with Tim Pile, head chef at our sister hotel The Rosevine.

The second and final leg takes place at The Rosevine on Thursday 30 March, but before then we wanted to give you a blow-by-blow account of round one. Read more

Food Fight: The vital statistics

Our head chef Richard and Tim from our sister hotel The Rosevine will square up for culinary showdowns on 23 February and 30 March, cooking for packed restaurants across home and away legs at each hotel.

Each chef will prepare two courses at each hotel, before votes are cast and an ultimate champion declared.

With just under two weeks until the first bout, check out the vital statistics for each chef below.

Tickets for the events can be purchased by contacting The Old Quay House on 01726 833302 or The Rosevine on 01872 580206. Find out more here. Read more

The lowdown on Burns Night with our head chef Richard

On 25 January, our head chef Richard will be taking inspiration from his roots with a Scottish-themed menu in celebration of Burns Night.

Richard, who was born in Scotland and worked there for many years, has developed a seven course tasting menu of Scottish classics, with whisky pairings.

We had a chat with him about Burns Night and what guests can expect… Read more