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Dark chocolate delice

December 2nd, 2015

Chocolate delice

Our head chef Ryan Kellow shares two of his favourite recipes. Whilst they are both delicious individually, combined they create a very special dessert, one of the most popular choices on our menu – particularly amongst chocoholics! Ryan said, “This dessert is rich and perfect for chocoholics like myself. The sharp raspberries cut through the richness, and pistachio and dark chocolate is a favourite flavour combination.” Dark chocolate delice, pistachio and olive oil cake with raspberries Chocolate delice 320g 70% dark […]

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Meet Brandon our assistant hotel manager

November 20th, 2015

Brandon

Having grown up down the road in Par – coincidently on the very same street as Ryan Kellow, our head chef, Brandon Tregidgo is no stranger to the Fowey area. We put a few quick questions to our assistant assistant hotel manager and here’s what he said. When did you join the team at the Old Quay House? I joined the Old Quay House as a waiter in March 2015. I was later made the restaurant supervisor and it’s just developed from […]

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Our pick: top festive events in Cornwall

November 13th, 2015

The following events bring together some of our favourite things about the festive season: great food, traditional Christmas markets and atmospheric settings. Read on for our top picks. Christmas at Lanhydrock There’s no better time of year to visit Lanhydrock than in the winter. You can enjoy a walk around the stunning grounds or visit the house, which is open everyday during December expect Christmas Day. Children can also meet Father Christmas on select days and receive a magical gift. Trereife Christmas Gift Fair, […]

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Things to do in Cornwall this autumn

October 20th, 2015

An autumn stay at The Old Quay House is completely different to one in the more hectic summer months, but there’s no less going on. Here’s a list of our favourite things to do in and around Fowey as the weather gets colder and the nights draw in. Visit Restormel Castle Blow the cobwebs off with a walk round Restormel, a well-preserved 13th century circular castle which sits above the River Fowey. Open until 1st November, there are some great views from […]

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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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