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Learn more about the people, places, and culture that make Cornwall special, and what's been happening at Talland Bay. Enjoyed reading our blog? Please share and spread the Cornish cheer far and wide.

south east cornwall walks

The five best walks in south east Cornwall

  Published: 02/07/2019   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

With miles of beautiful Cornish countryside and the stunning South West Coast Path right on our doorstep, there are countless amazing walks within easy reach of Talland Bay.

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.

More4 TV show

Talland Bay Hotel to star in More4 TV show

  Published: 24/04/2019   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

We’re famous! The beautiful south Cornish coast and Talland Bay Hotel’s sunny sub-tropical gardens are set to steal the show when episode six of new More4 TV series, Devon & Cornwall is broadcast on 6 May.

Air Ambulance

Supporting the Cornwall Air Ambulance New Heli Appeal

  Published: 13/03/2019   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Established in 1987, Cornwall Air Ambulance is one of the county’s most vital charities, completing over 800 missions every year, bringing essential emergency medical treatment to patients across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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.

Nick Hawke's Roasted Beetroot and Braeburn Tarte Tatin

Nick Hawke's Roasted Beetroot and Braeburn Tarte Tatin

  Published: 18/12/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

If like us you like to hole up and hibernate with tasty, comfort food in wintertime then this earthy, savoury twist on a tarte tatin is an ideal dish to try at home.

talland bay's own gin

Introducing Talland Bay Hotel’s own blend gin

  Published: 28/11/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

There has been something exciting brewing in Cornwall. Or to be more exact, distilling: Talland Bay No.1 gin

Christmas at Talland

Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Cornwall

  Published: 19/11/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

For those who wholeheartedly embrace the countdown to Christmas (whatever their age), or simply want to sprinkle a little yuletide magic, then a visit to the sleepy little Cornish seaside hamlet of Porthallow is a must at this time of year.


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.

lesser-known cornish beaches to escape the crowds

9 lesser-known Cornish beaches to escape the crowds

  Published: 24/08/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

With nearly 300 miles of coastline you don’t have to go far in Cornwall even in the height of summer to find an uncrowded beach. Here are some of our lesser-known favourites, all dog-friendly so Fido can join the fun.