Festive Food Bites 2018

Winter at Pentillie

Festive Food & Drink

Everyone knows one of the best bits of the festive season is the food and drink. The chance to get together with family and friends and enjoy the company, the bonhomie…..  The trouble with having everybody round to the house is the clearing up afterwards… So why not go out and let someone else do the hard work. Here’s a few ideas… Oh, and there's a few gift ideas at the end in case you are still looking for things to buy the foodie in your life.


Fistral Festive Afternoon Tea

The Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa at Newquay have given their "storm in a teacup" afternoon tea a little sprinkle of festivity. From 1st - 31st December you can tuck into the festive tier of naughty-but-nice treats accompanied by a warming glass of mulled wine for £18 per person. Call 01637 852221 to book.

Get in the Christmas spirit at Pentillie

This December we are offering delicious 2 course lunches (£27.50pp) and 3 course dinners (£32.50pp) available over selected dates throughout December. Set in the grand and luxurious surroundings of Pentillie Castle overlooking the River Tamar. The perfect backdrop to get you in the Christmas spirit. Call 01579 350044 to book your table.

Festive Fifteen

Why not allow Fifteen Cornwall to host your festive celebrations this year?  Experience five course tasting menus, add perfectly paired wines and joyful cocktails on Christmas and Boxing Day, plus music and merrymaking during our infamous New Year’s celebrations.


Fancy a Festive Twist?

Nowhere does Christmas like the Talland Bay Hotel. Anyone keen to see the inimitable decorations can savour a little taste of Christmas with the special festive twist on afternoon tea. Turkey sandwiches, mini mince pies and yule log, topped off with clotted cream, jam and scones. Why not add a glass of warming mulled cider or fizz?

Heligan Christmas Lunches

Join us this December to enjoy a traditional Christmas Lunch served with all the festive trimmings in the Heligan Kitchen, warmed by a welcoming wood burner on crisp days, the perfect way to celebrate the festive season with family and friends.  Our Christmas Lunches will be served from 12 noon until 2.30pm on weekdays only.  Booking is essential. Please call Heligan Visitor Reception on 01726 845100 to book your table.

Festive Vintage Tea Parties at Sands Resort Hotel

Just perfect for a Pre-Christmas get-together with friends or family. Get pampered with a spa treatment, relax in our pool & steam room and enjoy a 40s style festive Vintage Afternoon Tea. Available 23rd Nov - 22nd Dec. Minimum number 4 people.


Carlyon Bay Hotel Festive afternoons

Throughout December we will be offering a very Festive afternoon tea menu, with some additional favourites. Enjoy a delightful selection of finger sandwiches, warm scones, cakes and festive tea cakes served with one of our fine Cornish teas or coffees. Make the occasion extra special by adding a flute of ice cold champagne!  

Call us on 01726 812304 to book!

December at The Old Coastguards in Mousehole

We hope you’ll find the chance to eat with us in December, whether with friends, family or workmates.  Our usual menu is in place through the month, but we’ll also run a Christmas Party menu for groups of 4+ which will be running for lunch or supper from 1st - 22nd December, £28.50 for 3 courses or £23.50 for 2 courses. If you’d like to organise a table, drop us a line on 01736 731 222.

A little bit of what you fancy

Take the weight off after a long day’s shopping, leave the crisp winter weather behind and step into a cosy world of log fires, twinkling lights and squashy sofas at The Headland Hotel, Newquay. Our Festive Afternoon Tea is served overlooking the wild wintery ocean and will be sure to warm you from the inside out. Enjoy a selection of festive finger sandwiches, scrumptious home baked scones with jam and Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream plus Christmas cakes and fancies. All served with a choice of warm mulled wine or delicious spiced cider. Available daily from 3pm – 6pm throughout December


..and some gift ideas!

Sparkling Wine Tasting in Charlestown

A perfect fizz tasting to kick start the Christmas party season at The Winestore, Charlestown. We’ll spend the evening with celebrated English sparkling wine producer, Nyetimber tasting our way through their range of sparkling wines. Wines tasted on the night will be available to order in time for Christmas.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7 PM  All tasting events must be booked in advance.

0172661777 / hello@thewinestorecharlestown.co.uk

Visit Healey’s Christmas Market

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm between Newquay and Truro invites visitors to get in the spirit every weekend ahead of the festive season by visiting Cornwall’s only Christmas market set on a working farm. As well as craft stalls and mulled cyder, visit Mrs Claus’ Kitchen and Elves’ Treat Corner, take a Santa tractor ride down to the orchards, watch the farm animals being fed and listen to a spirit talk.  There’s lots to see and do for the whole family.

Warm your cockles at Coombeshead.

Coombeshead Farm have some toasty events lined up to warm your cockles this winter. First up is our Christmas Market on Saturday 1st December, 10am – 2pm, with hot food and drink as well as provisions and gifts from talented local producers. Then we have places left for our special Christmas Wreath Workshop on Sunday 9th December, Festive Sunday lunches, and extensive bread and fermentation courses in January (perfect Christmas presents!) - there should be something for everyone.

A taste of Christmas at Driftwood Spa’s

Brewed on the pub’s premises in St Agnes, Pudding Ale is a deep red colour. Its fruity richness makes this a proper festive brew, and the high alcohol content is matched by a silky sweetness. As its name would suggest, it’s the perfect quirky Cornish accompaniment to Christmas pudding! It is available to buy online, in the brewery shop and also sold in the pub.

A very special gin

For the perfect gift, buy someone a taste of Cornwall: Talland Bay Hotel have collaborated with Colwith Farm Distillery to create their own gin.  The delicious and distinctive gin uses Colwith Farm Distillery’s potato wine as its base spirit, produced from potatoes grown on the fifth-generation family farm near Fowey and botanicals including a selection foraged from the hotel’s own gardens.

The Ultimate Wine Experience at Polgoon

An ideal Christmas gift. Guided by experts John Coulson, owner and winemake,r and Nigel Ede from Experience Wine, you’ll learn about wine from the vine through to the glass. An in-depth look at life in the vineyard, the science of winemaking, developing your tasting skills and finishing with tips on pairing the wines with food.  The tour also includes morning coffee and a Cornish lunch. £115.00pp  See www.polgoon.com for details.