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Meet our hotel manager

October 2nd, 2015

Martin blog post

Many of our guests will have met our hotel manager Martin, who has worked at The Old Quay House for over ten years. We chat to Martin about how he came to work in the hospitality industry and why he loves Fowey. How did you get into the hotel industry? At 16, I started a college course in hospitality and then completed a bar training course, before getting my license at the age of 18. At the time, I was […]

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New Polgoon drinks at The Old Quay House

September 17th, 2015

If you have visited us recently you may have noticed that we have made some changes to our list of soft drinks, and we now offer several of Polgoon’s delicious non-alcoholic drinks. Polgoon was established in 2004 at Rosehill in Penzance. Founders John and Kim Coulson bought an old farmhouse, 20 acres of land and outbuildings in need of total renovation. After consulting a leading viticulturist and winemaker, they settled on the idea of planting a vineyard and producing their own […]

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New owners for The Old Quay House

September 2nd, 2015

We are pleased to announce that as of today The Old Quay House Hotel is under new ownership. The hotel has been bought by South African private equity fund, Fairtree Hospitality Real Estate Private Equity Fund, managed by Fairtree Capital. The team are to remain in their current roles, and Martin Nicholas will continue as hotel manager, under the direction of boutique hotel management specialists Providence Hospitality. The Old Quay House is the fund’s first acquisition in the UK, and […]

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We chat with Fowey butcher Richard Kittow

July 29th, 2015

Kittows of Fowey first opened in 1973 and is a local institution. Butcher Richard Kittow has been serving quality, own reared meats to the local community and visitors to Fowey for over four decades, and supplies us with much of the meat you see featured on our menus here at The Old Quay House. Richard very kindly agreed to take some time out of his day and answer a few questions: How did you become a butcher? I wasn’t that academic at school […]

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Meet our new head chef Ryan Kellow

July 17th, 2015

We would like to introduce our new head chef Ryan Kellow. Ryan worked at the Old Quay House from 2012-2013 and after stints at the St Moritz Hotel and Hotel Endsleigh in Devon he rejoined the team as sous chef in February. He was recently promoted to head chef following Ben Bass’s departure. Ryan lives and grew up just a few miles away from Fowey in St Blazey so knows the area well. He is keen to build on his relationships with local suppliers such as […]

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A few of our favourite things to do and see in Cornwall this summer

June 25th, 2015

The summer months are a busy time in Cornwall, with lots of events taking place, and activities to try out. Here are just a few of our favourite picks for the coming weeks. GWR Polo on the Beach Now in its ninth year, the three day polo festival at Watergate Bay takes place this weekend. The event includes three high-goal matches, Segway polo, equestrian stunt displays, a dog show on the Sunday, and delicious food and drink. GWR Polo on […]

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Summer with Seasalt

May 29th, 2015

Back in the autumn, Seasalt Cornwall came to the hotel to shoot some of their summer collection at The Old Quay House. We were lucky to have a dry, sunny day, so the photography could take place outside overlooking the estuary. We’re excited to be able to show you the results of the shoot. The new catalogue looks great, and is packed full of new designs, styles, and prints for the summer. Those who know Fowey may be able to spot some of the locations […]

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Fowey Festival highlights

May 8th, 2015

This weekend sees the start of Fowey Festival of Words & Music which runs from Saturday 9 May to Saturday 16 May. There are lots of events taking place, some ticketed and others entirely free. We have picked out a few of the week’s events we particularly like the sound of. Saturday 9 May Poldark Novels. A panel of experts including writer Debbie Horsfield and Dr Andrew Graham will be discussing the new BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark novels which aired this spring […]

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Cornwall’s best scenic drives

April 22nd, 2015


The Cornish peninsula is something of a natural wonder, and we’re often asked about the county’s best scenic drives. From day trips around the coast to rural ramblings, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring Cornwall by car. After much deliberation, we’ve decided on our three favourite excursions. There may be a few winding lanes along the way, but we promise it’s all worth it for the beautiful views. The Roseland The Roseland is wonderfully unspoilt, and with […]

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March 30th, 2015


The team at The Old Quay House are loving the new series of Poldark, and like many other fans, are being reminded how beautiful Cornwall is. We have been chatting to a friend of the hotel, Katy Austin, who has been an extra for the series. She has been kind enough to answer a few of our questions about what was involved. Where are you from in Cornwall? I currently live just outside Port Isaac in a lovely country cottage. […]

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