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Cornwall Blog

Lostwithiel Cider Festival coming soon

29th August 2014

Nearby Lostwithiel will be awash with cider in just over a month's time, when the town's annual cider festival takes place. Saturday, September 20, is the date for the 2014 edition of the festival, which promises to be just as much of a hit as ever. The festival will be taking place at Lostwithiel Community Centre - which is also the venue for the popular Lostwithiel antique fair and farmers market.

Doctor Who's links to Cornwall

28th August 2014

With Doctor Who having made a return to TV screens this weekend we thought it would be nice to have a look at the timelord's connections to Cornwall. Peter Capaldi became the 12th official incarnation of The Doctor on Saturday night and millions of people tuned in to see him in action. But when they did so, very few will have thought of Cornwall.

A look ahead to Mevagissey Jazz Festival

28th August 2014

October is a great time to visit a boutique Fowey hotel, with plenty going on in the area. It's also a great time of year to see the sights as the Fowey estuary's wooded banks look spectacular as the yellow, red and orange hues of autumn begin to add a colourful tint to the leafy green surroundings. So October is the perfect time to go for a walk along the banks of the Fowey, before the weather gets too cold, and head along to a fun and exciting event. One of our favourite annual events is the Mevagissey Jazz Festival - which falls on the weekend of October 4th and 5th.

Tributes to Fowey's 'Iron lady'

28th August 2014

Fowey's very own 'Iron lady' has died aged 88. The town has been in mourning following the news that Hilda Court died at the end of July. Hilda, who played a central role in public life in the town for more than 40 years, died peacefully in her sleep on July 28 at hospital in St Austell. Her death came following a spell where she had been in failing health. Now people who knew Hilda have been queuing up to pay tribute to her.

Fowey regatta is huge success

27th August 2014

Fowey's spectacular annual regatta has been a huge success yet again this year. Thousands of people flocked into the town, dined at restaurants in Fowey, Cornwall and watched on from the harbour's edge as a day of racing took place. There was also reason for those visitors to turn their eyes skywards, as the RAF Red Arrows aerial display team took to the skies above the town to give an impressive performance of aerobatics.

Four autumn activities in Fowey

26th August 2014

Autumn is a magical time in Cornwall, when the countryside comes alive with colour. As the weather starts to turn the air gets a little bit of a nip to it, meaning you'll need a jacket on your holiday in Cornwall, but the rewards for buttoning up and venturing outside are endless. There are so many things to do in autumn around Fowey and Golant it would be easy to just explore the area immediately around the Cormorant Hotel. Walking along the river from Golant to Fowey alone is a great experience, as the path wends its way along the river. So to make sure you see a bit more of Cornwall on your trip to us we thought we'd recommend five things to do on your trip to stay with us in autumn.

Is climate change making Cornish wine even better?

12th August 2014

If you've sipped local wine on a visit to boutique hotels in Cornwall year on year and thought that it's improved with every trip, you could be right. According to a group of scientists at the University of Exeter, wine made in the region may well have become better each year, thanks to climate change. The possible positive effects of climate change on Cornish wine are now going to be studied further as part of a major study at Exeter University.

Fowey to Mevagissey ferry owner retires

7th August 2014

The Fowey to Mevagissey ferry will be under new ownership shortly, after its owner put it up for sale. Local John Wood has decided to step out of the ferry business after 14 years transporting passengers between Fowey and the scenic fishing village of Mevagissey. The ferry route, popular with visitors to hotels in Fowey, has been John's passion, but with retirement looming the route looks set to have a new owner by next summer's season.

The Cormorant's Golant Carnival dining offers

5th August 2014

During the spectacular Golant carnival we're offering the chance to enjoy the carnival and then stay in the village for an evening of fine dining. We've got tables available in our restaurant on the evening of the Carnival, which means we're able to give you the chance to really make a day of your trip to Golant. The Carnival takes place in the village on August 16 and we're offering a three course dinner for just £28 per person that evening, with £3 of that fee going to the Golant carnival fund. So we're offering people the chance to enjoy the carnival before walking the short distance to The Cormorant for an aperitif on our terrace, overlooking the stunning Fowey River, before feasting on a delicious specially designed carnival menu in our rosette winning restaurant.