Our Autumn Newsletter…

As well as welcoming plenty of guests through the doors over the summer months, we’ve been busy behind the scenes too. Take a look at our new website www.theoldquayhouse.com – as well as a swanky new design there are some added features such as our blog, so you can keep up to date with all the goings on in Fowey. Why not email us and let us know your comments?

Don’t forget to join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @theoldquayhouse.

We hope to see you back in Fowey during the autumn, whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary or simply a well-earned break. Read on for more exciting news and our latest offers…

Best wishes,


We’ve won a Cesar Award – Cornish Hotel of the Year

The Old Quay House in Fowey has been named  ‘Cornish Hotel of the Year’ in the 2013 Good Hotel Guide.

The annual awards, named after celebrated hotelier César Ritz, are known as ‘the Oscars of the hotel industry’.  Just ten Césars are awarded each year by The Good Hotel Guide, the leading independent guide to hotels of quality and character in the UK and Ireland.  The Old Quay House, a boutique hotel of just 11 rooms set on Fowey’s harbour front, has been considered by reviewers to be outstanding in its class and a worthy recipient of the award.

Desmond Balmer, joint editor of the Guide commented: “Jane and Roy Carson have turned an old seamen’s mission into a chic and comfortable hotel. Guide inspectors found it “an absolute delight from start to finish…simply spot-on”.

Owner of The Old Quay House Jane Carson said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have received this award.  It has been 10 years since we came to The Old Quay House and we are delighted that all the hard work has paid off. To be named as Cornish Hotel of the Year is really unexpected and a testament to the efforts of our excellent team.”

Introducing our new head chef:  Ashley Wright

We are delighted to announce the latest addition to the team – 30 year old Ashley Wright, who has just joined us from 22 Mill Street in Devon as our new head chef.  Ashley has bags of enthusiasm and experience and is already settling in, implementing a new menu of creative, seasonal dishes.  He describes his cuisine as “fresh, fun and contemporary” and works with the best local suppliers so diners at Q restaurant can expect to see plenty of locally-caught fish, local meats, Fowey River oysters (when in season) and fine Cornish cheeses on the menu.  Q restaurant is open for dinner from 7 – 9pm all year round and for lunch in the Summer months. Call us on 01726 833302 to book a table. Click here for a sample dinner menu

Christmas parties at The Old Quay House

We’re open all year round this year so we are opening our doors in December for Christmas parties. Whether its for 4 or 40 people Q Restaurant is available for your board of directors, your sales team or just a group of friends. Our menu is sourced from some of the best producers and we are offering an overnight rates in the hotel from only £100 per night when you book 5 or more rooms. Ashley’s menu is only £27.50. Call 01726 833302 if you would like to book your party now or request the menu!

Winter weddings at The Old Quay House

In the winter, Cornwall is often one of the warmest places and the country and as well as being a great choice for a relaxing, romantic break, The Old Quay House is also available for small, intimate weddings.  Couples can marry in the dining room or, weather permitting, out on the terrace. For ceremonies with 10 guests or fewer, The Penthouse is also available and the views of the estuary make a perfect backdrop for saying “I do”.   Our dedicated wedding planner can help couples prepare every detail of the day and the hotel is available for exclusive use with accommodation for up to 22 guests.  We can also offer a sit-down meal for up to 38 guests and chef Ashley is on hand to help plan the perfect menu.

SPECIAL WEDDING OFFER: We are now offering a special rate for couples tying the knot in January and February 2013 of £10,000 for exclusive use of the hotel and accommodation for up to 22 guests for two nights. This offer is subject to availability and excludes Bank Holidays and Valentines weekend.

Winter breaks – Early booking special offer

It’s always nice to have something to look forward to in the winter months, particularly when that something is an indulgent romantic getaway.  The Old Quay House is an ideal choice for a quiet winter break – explore the boutiques and galleries of Fowey; take to the coastal paths for some bracing sea air; stay in and enjoy long lazy breakfasts or warming afternoon tea; and sample some of Cornwall’s best produce with a dinner at Q restaurant.  Book before 1st December 2012 and save 10% on stays between November and February. This means prices start from £135.00 per room per night including breakfast. Terms and conditions apply. Keep an eye on our Special Offers page for other great offers.