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Fine dining restaurants in Cornwall

The top five fine-dining restaurants in Cornwall

  Published: 26/09/2017   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

If you’re looking for the very best places to dine out in Cornwall then the gongs and accolades of the following five establishments would be hard to ignore. According to the team at the Talland Bay Hotel, these are the must-visit restaurants for fine-dining in Cornwall.

national trust days out in Cornwall

Great National Trust Days out in Cornwall this Autumn

  Published: 16/10/2017   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Autumn can be one of our favourite seasons at the Talland Bay Hotel, whether hunkering down in front of the fire or embracing some of the clement, sunny days Cornwall is often blessed with. Game season comes into play on the menu, balanced with seasonal delights from the sea and flavoursome fruits. It can also be a fantastic time to explore the nearby National Trust properties, each with their own unique tales and glorious estates to explore.

Best things to do in Cornwall in Winter

Best things to do in winter in South East Cornwall

  Published: 04/01/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Whether storm watching, walking on a deserted beach or cosying up in a pub in one of the quaint fishing villages, winter can be a magical time of year to visit Cornwall. South East Cornwall is no exception, and with our Gulf Stream kissed coast and sub-tropical gardens you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d travelled to foreign shores.  Make the most of a Cornish winter with our recommendations of top things to do.

Seven most romantic spots in south Cornwall

Seven most romantic spots in south Cornwall

  Published: 29/01/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

With Valentine’s Day in mind we’ve compiled a list of the most romantic places to head and things to do around south east Cornwall and beyond. There are so many breath-taking spots a short hop from Talland Bay, romantic souls are sure to fall in love whatever time of year they visit.

top wildlife to spot in Cornwall

Top wildlife to spot around South East Cornwall

  Published: 28/02/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Nature lovers should make a beeline for South East Cornwall, home to some of the richest marine wildlife in the British Isles. From basking sharks to seals and seabirds, here are some of the highlights to be found above and in the ocean.

top things to do in south east cornwall

Top things to do in south east Cornwall this summer

  Published: 06/06/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

The days are long, the weather is fine and the flowers are putting on a magnificent display…Cornish summertime has arrived in all its glory. From savouring fish and chips on the beach to supping a cold Cornish ale, revelling in regattas and rock-pooling, what makes the perfect summer staycation? We’ve picked some of our favourite things to do and see on a visit to south east Cornwall this season.

cornwall's best drink tours

Amazing adventures in alcohol: Cornwall’s best drinks tours

  Published: 02/07/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Cornwall may have a well-earned a reputation as one of the foremost UK foodie hotspots, but it would be remiss to overlook the Duchy’s numerous craft ales, stand-out spirits and world-class wines! Whether you’re lucky enough to live in the south west or booking a Cornish break, be sure to include these top alcohol tasting tours in your plans of what to do in Cornwall.

Poldark

Literary connections to Cornwall: From Poldark to Wind in the Willows

  Published: 25/09/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Cornwall’s captivating coastline, moors and estuaries have been providing the inspiration for authors and poets from Sir John Betjeman to DH Lawrence and Dylan Thomas long before Aiden Turner graced our screens as Winston Graham’s Ross Poldark.

smugglers cove

On the trail of smuggling in south east Cornwall

  Published: 31/01/2019   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Cornwall’s smuggling heritage is renowned the world over, romanticised in the pages of novels from Poldark to Jamaica Inn. Its virtually uninhabited, rocky coastline provided the ideal setting for smugglers and wreckers seeking to evade the revenue men, with the secluded bay at Talland being a particularly favoured spot for bringing contraband ashore.

Looe and Polperro staycation

How to make the most of a staycation in Looe and Polperro

  Published: 27/05/2019   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Early summer is a marvellous time of year to visit Cornwall, with long daylight hours, warming seas, quiet beaches and pretty sea pinks in bloom. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d travelled abroad with the aquamarine waters sparkling in the sunshine and palm trees gently waving in the breeze.