Spring cocktail recipe – Acquafredda

The warmer weather and longer days mean spring has officially arrived. This is the perfect time to visit us in Fowey – it’s the best opportunity to enjoy the warm Cornish climate without the county being too busy.

Here at The Old Quay House, we think it’s hard to top the feeling of sipping on a refreshing cocktail whilst sat in the sunshine, especially on our terrace overlooking the estuary. Acting as a sun trap, the terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious drink, made by our in-house barman, Alessandro Acquafredda.  Read more

Valentine’s Day in Cornwall

Thinking of activities to make your other half feel special on Valentine’s Day is a tough and daunting task for anyone – sometimes flowers and a cute teddy bear doesn’t cut it. To help you become a modern-day Casanova we’ve listed our favourite Valentine’s dates that you can do right here in Cornwall…

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White Chocolate Mousse recipe

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.

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Independent shops in Fowey

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.

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A discussion over wine with Liam Steevenson

Liam Steevenson became the world’s youngest Master of Wine at the age of only 27, and in the past eighteen years has worked with many of the UK’s leading wine merchants. His father, Charles Steevenson, spent more than twenty five years building Steevenson Wines an independent wine merchants based in the South West of England.

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