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Cornwall Blog

Five great lamb dishes

27th February 2015

With spring officially starting this Sunday our head chef Dane Watkins has been getting excited about all the seasonal produce he's going to be able to use in his kitchen. So to celebrate we thought we'd take a look at five suggestions for dishes he could potentially cook up and add to his new spring menu using an ingredient synonymous with the time of year - Lamb. If you want to see if any dishes like this have been added to our new menu, why not head along to our restaurants in Fowey and find out!

What's On Guide: March 2015

26th February 2015

Below are a selection of activities that are taking part in the upcoming month near our Fowey Hotel, so why not take a look and see what appeals to you. What's On: Spring Garden Break When? Throughout March

Michael Morpurgo war story coming to Cornwall with Kneehigh Theatre

20th February 2015

An adaptation of a Michael Morpurgo book is coming to Cornwall this summer with the international Kneehigh Theatre Company. The performance will be taking place a short distance from our hotel in Fowey Cornwall. The story, called "946" tells a scarcely known story about rehearsal D Day landings; which has been adapted from Morpurgo's book "The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips".

Flog It! comes to Lostwithiel

18th February 2015

The team from the BBC 2 series Flog it! have been in Lostwithiel, to begin filming for the new series. The filming took place at Jeffery's Auction house, just a short distance from our Fowey Hotel and everyone involved was delightful with the prices achieved on the day.

History of Fowey harbour goes online

17th February 2015

Visitors to our beautiful little corner of Cornwall often visit Fowey's harbour and spend time finding out a bit of its history - now they can do it online too! Thanks to the efforts of former harbour master Captain Mike Sutherland the rich nautical history of the port has been put into an electronic database which can be accessed through the web.

Japanese cuisine with Cornish influence

11th February 2015

Some of the freshest and finest Cornish fish could soon be heading for London and being used to make fantastic Japanese sashimi after a visit to Cornwall by a top London chef. Japanese chef Yoshinori Ishii, who is the head chef of Umu in Mayfair, recently met with day boat fisherman in Cornwall. His visit was to show how Cornish fishermen could help meet the demand for top quality produce in London.

Valentine's Day just two days away!

11th February 2015

With just two full days to go until Valentine's Day we're gearing up for the most romantic day of the year here at The Cormorant Hotel! As one of the more intimate wedding venues in Cornwall we see our fair share of love stories, but only in February do we see so many at the same time. That's because our fantastic Valentine's break offer is always popular, with the hotel full of couples enjoying each other's company.

Study shows living on Cornwall's coast is good for your health

10th February 2015

A study has found that people who live on, or spend time on the coast in England have higher levels of vitamin D than people who live and spend time further in land. Exposure to sunlight is important for vitamin D intake, and coastal areas have more levels of sunlight than areas further inland. This is the first study of its kind; with regards to detailed geographic locations being linked with vitamin D levels. Researchers used records from over 7,000 participants based in Cornwall, and grouped people in accordance to their distance from the coast.

Check out our Spring Garden Break

5th February 2015

Here at the Cormorant Hotel, we have a fantastic offer for anyone looking to take a break this spring. We're offering a 3 night stay including breakfast and dinner, with tickets to two of Cornwall's best Spring Gardens. If you are unsure which of the fantastic gardens to pick from, here is some information about each of them in order to help you make your decision!

Picturesque Cornwall named UK's top county

2nd February 2015

With breath-taking countryside views, exquisite beaches and over 300 miles of coastline, it isn't hard to believe that Cornwall has been named the most picturesque county in England; edging out Yorkshire and Cumbria to the top spot, who each took second and third place respectively. Research discovered that one in five Britons agreed that Cornwall was the best-rounded county, leading it to the top of the pile. There is an abundance of opportunities for visitors to the county to take full advantage of everything Cornwall has to offer. Watersports are a favourite of many locals and holidaymakers alike, taking advantage of the breath-taking coastline, and the many charming beaches.