Our seaside town is a wonderful place for shopping. Visiting one of the independent boutique shops can be like stepping back in time, with intricate designs, vintage styles, decor and beautiful clothing easily found all within our narrow streets. From bright colourful designs to more delicate pastel hues, you’re bound to find something that reflects our seaside living that you can’t find anywhere else, rich in quality and made to remember.

We invite you to take a look at some of the best boutique shops in Fowey.

Se7en

Se7en is located right in the heart of Fowey. Distinctly recognised for its sophisticated style, this independent boutique shop offers a range of prints and patterns, with brands such as Luca Vanucci, Mistral, Adini, and Hatley available. Se7en also sells beautiful upcycled leather handbags, promoting fair trade and ethically sourced stock, with stylish purses, summer scarves and jewellery available from their accessory range too.

Ocean One

Opened in 2010, Ocean One offers visitors plenty of open space with a rustic chic feel to their shop while you’re browsing for your next Fowey inspired outfit. Describing themselves as bringing ‘an unusual mix of mainly European labels’ to your wardrobe, their clothes are designed to make you feel at home in your own skin, while still standing out from the crowd. With brands such as Le Petit Baigneur and Denim Studio available to bring you that classic boutique feel, you can wear the best vintage inspired clothes while still staying on trend with today’s fashion market.

Powell Craft

Blending vintage crafts with exquisite design, Powell Craft is home to all things vintage. With a passion for quality, this boutique shop opens its doors to customers wanting to find the very best in vintage inspired ladies and children’s wear. Their window displays are always guaranteed to catch your eye, with nostalgia sweeping over you before you even step through the door. Not only do they feature clothes, but they also have their own baby gifts and toys, as well as adult gifts and homeware. Found on Lostwithiel Street, this boutique style shop is not one to be missed.

Pink Lemons

Pink Lemons is an exciting and friendly boutique shop where you can find the perfect blend of fun and creativity in a single outfit. With a sister shop in seaside town Looe, they feature a wide range of clothing, jewellery, accessories, quirky cards and homeware to choose from. Full of colour and a gorgeous open plan space for you to browse at your leisure, this shop is guaranteed to make your time in Fowey that much brighter, no matter what the weather’s doing.

Birdkids

Birdkids is a boutique children’s clothing shop, full of spark and colourful designs. All their items for sale are ethically sourced and lovingly inspired by nature. They also offer toys and gifts for children. With popular clothing brands such as Djeco, Frugi and Meri Meri, this exciting and vibrant boutique shop will never fail to disappoint and will always keep your little ones fabulously dressed.

Dining in The Old Quay House Restaurant

Here’s a delicious dish from head chef Richard Massey that features on our menu at the moment. This serves four people, and is perfect for a special occasion or dinner party…

Ingredients: 

12 large king scallops
1 cauliflower head
1 pink grapefruit
8 large chicken wings (ask you butcher to trim the wings – you only need the middle part)
100ml oil
100ml double cream

 Method: 

  1. Pre-heat a fan assisted oven to 120ºC. Place the chicken wings in a small, deep oven-proof tray, and pour the oil over. 
  2. Cover the tray with tinfoil and cook in the oven for two to three hours. When cooked, the bone should pull out easily. 
  3. Using a sharp knife, peel the grapefruit and segment it following the white lines. Cut each segment in half. Set these aside for later.
  4. Cut the cauliflower in to small florets. Blanch half of the cauliflower in hot boiling water (just enough to cover the cauliflower) until soft and cooked through. Remove from the water and set aside.
  5. Cook the remainder of the cauliflower in the same water until soft. Take it off the heat and add the cream to the pan. Using a hand-held food processor, blend until smooth and season to taste.
  6. Pre-heat a frying pan with a splash of oil. Place the scallops flat side down in the oil and cook on each side for two minutes.
  7. While the scallops are cooking, season the chicken wings and pan fry in a splash of oil until crispy and golden brown. 
  8. Spoon the puree onto a serving plate in any design you fancy, then arrange the scallops, chicken wings, grapefruit and cauliflower on top. 

Take in tranquil views and catch a glimpse of local sea life while you float across the estuary, as you create your next adventure over Fowey waters. Steeped in history with visiting privateers, sailing ships, and even pirate ships, Fowey is a great place to set out on the water alongside breathtaking views.

Take a look at our top five boat trips around Fowey.

Fowey River Boat Hire

Operating for over 40 years, Fowey River Boat Hire is an excellent service which allows you to navigate and explore all the best river retreats that Fowey has to offer. Perfect for beginners, you’ll be taught all you need to know before taking your own voyage to your next adventure, whether it’s in a classic wooden rowing boat or something with a little more flare, such as a fibreglass motor boat.

Click here for more information.

Ferry

You can also take a relaxing ferry trip across to neighbouring villages Bodinnick, Polruan, and bustling Mevagissey straight from Fowey harbour. Set off in the morning and enjoy a stroll through the winding streets of these ancient fishing villages, perhaps with time to spare for a Cornish ice cream. All three ferry services operate across Fowey harbour, running between seven in the morning and eleven at night.

Find out more here.

Fowey Maritime Centre

If you want to take adventure into your own hands, Fowey Maritime Centre offers a range of powerboat, motor cruiser or shore-based courses to dip into. Suitable for beginners or more experienced seafarers, the centre is a wonderful choice whether you want an indulgent explore, or a chartered boat course. Not only do they offer some of the best boating routes from Fowey, but they also give visitors the opportunity to go snorkelling and shark diving.

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Pettifox Sea Charters

Pettifox Sea Charters offers a more classical feel to the boat trip you might be looking for. The stunning Pettifox, a wooden boat with huge white sails that echoes back to an earlier era, is perfect for those seeking an authentic sailing experience. With selected trips to Polperro, Looe, Mevagissey and Polkerris, sail in style as you enjoy a relaxing break above the waves.

Find out more about Pettifox Sea Charters here.

Fowey Boat Hire

Not to be confused with Fowey River Boat Hire, this service is ideal for visitors hoping for freedom to explore the stunning Fowey estuary and surrounding areas. Available up to a whole week of seafaring fun, you will be shown the ropes when it comes to navigating your own boat and the river and provided with safety equipment before you set off.

Click here for more information.

Royal Fowey Yacht Club

If you’re an experienced yachtsman, Royal Fowey Yacht Club offers visiting members of yacht clubs across the globe a chance to visit their clubhouse. Sitting right by the water, the club is the perfect place to sit and relax after you’ve been out on the water and the ultimate go-to for their weekly sailing events programme, including all the sailing details for Fowey Regatta Week.

To find out more, click here.

The Old Quay House is located right on Fowey harbour, with spacious rooms and wonderful estuary views. If you’re interested in staying with us in Fowey, please call us on 01726 833302.

Every August, the usually tranquil streets of Fowey come alive for the regatta and carnival week.

This year the spectacle will take place from 18th to 24th August, and we’ve selected a few of the things you shouldn’t miss:

The carnival procession

On the Wednesday, the carnival procession will wind its way through the town, with a weird and wonderful display of costumes. You’ll also spot a lot of the town’s traders getting involved, decorating their shops and cafes, and dressing up in some truly amazing outfits.
This year the procession sets off at 7:15pm from Squires Field.

The giant pasty ceremony

Yes, you did read that correctly. The iconic giant pasty arrives by ferry from Polruan, and parades through the streets – a real hit with the younger ones.

Live music

Music is a big part of the regatta, with live performances every day. Highlights this year include Cornwall’s premier Beatles tribute act ‘Not The Beatles’ (Friday night), ska and 2-tone favourites ‘The Irregulars’ (Friday night), Queen tribute band ‘The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys’ (Thursday night), and Celtic-folk-punk act ‘Black Friday’ (Tuesday night).

Cornwall Live journalist and music aficionado Lee Trewhela curates a host of emerging talent too – and he really knows his stuff.

Racing

Of course, the racing is at the heart of everything. The regatta is one of the UK’s best known sailing events, with a full programme of races, including the famous Troys – a class of sailing boat build only in Fowey.

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Each year Cornwall hosts a huge collection of fantastic events, with a wide range of cultural experiences available to all. Plenty of these events are based close to Fowey just waiting to be discovered.

With music, food and theatre drawing visitors from all over the country these are events that should not be missed. We have selected a few of our favourites from the Cornish calendar. If you’re attending an event and need somewhere to stay, call us on 01726 833302 and book a room. Read more

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Have a read below of our coverage highlights and if you would like to stay with us in 2019 then please give us a call on 01726 833302 or book here. Read more

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