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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.

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.

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.

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.

dog-friendly hotel

Is Talland Bay Cornwall’s most dog-friendly luxury hotel?

  Published: 24/04/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

When it comes to dog-friendly luxury hotels in Cornwall, Talland Bay Hotel is head and tails above the rest. If you’re looking for somewhere exceptional to holiday with your dog in Cornwall then read on to discover exactly what we do to make canine guests so welcome.