Join us and immerse yourself in Cornish springtime culture at one of the many festivals taking place right on our doorstep. Designed to offer you a true flavour of Cornwall, this spring break invites you to sample locally-produced artisan fare at one of the county’s food and drink festivals.
You can also explore modern Cornish culture through a celebration of the arts in Truro or Fowey or enjoy the lively fun to be had at one of our traditional town festivals. Book today and feel the festival spirit!
Truro Festival 29th March – 14th April 2013
Truro’s annual festival celebrates the diversity of the arts within the city which incorporates art, music, theatre, film, literature and Cornish culture through a fantastic array of events. Search their eclectic programme for galleries, local artists, auction dates and exhibitions of interest.
Porthleven Food Festival 20th April 2013
This year the festival focuses on produce ‘Sourced from the Sea’ where you can sample local fishermen’s catches including crab and lobster. Chef demonstrations include Jack Stein (Seafood Restaurant), Andy Appleton (Fifteen Cornwall) and celebrity chef, Antony Worrell-Thompson.
Padstow May Day Festival (‘Obby ‘Oss Day) 1st May 2013
May Day is the biggest celebration in Padstow’s calendar where locals decorate the town with flags and flowers to dance and welcome the summer. Join the musical procession where two ‘Osses’ dance through streets taunted by a Teazer, to the sound of musicians and drummers!
Helston Flora Day 8th May 2013
Flora Day is an ancient spring festival that ushers in a prosperous harvest. The town is decorated with bluebells, gorse and laurel leaves where you can enjoy highly decorative floral street dances and outdoor theatre performances. Get there early to make the most of your day.
Fowey Festival of Words & Music 8th – 18th May 2013
Join this intimate gathering where novelists bring their works to life, TV presenters share their adventures and experiences, politicians talk about life at Westminster and famous comedians provide lots of laughter; including, Monty Halls, Adam Hart-Davis, Fern Britton and Ken Livingstone.
St Ives Food & Drink Festival 18th & 19th May 2013
Join some of Cornwall’s finest food and drink producers for fascinating talks, food tastings and to buy local produce. There are food foraging walks to explore, an Oyster and Champagne event, live music, and an opportunity to go fishing off St Ives and take part in a live cooking demonstration.
Fal River Festival 24th May – 2nd June 2013
This fantastic festival includes over 150 events ranging from music and drama, arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming and wildlife walks. Enjoy jazz bands playing on the harbour, film screenings on ferries moored offshore or watch celebrity chefs demonstrating seafood recipes.
Our spring Cornish Festival Break is available during April or May 2013 only on a per room per night basis for two people sharing.
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Included in the price: 3 course evening dinner, coffee and full English breakfast daily, welcome drinks at reception.
Optional Extras: Why not include a hamper of locally-produced Cornish spring goodies and a bottle of bubbly as part of your stay? After you’ve sampled some of the fine artisan treats at a Cornish festival you can now take a taste of Cornwall home with you.
We also include doggie treats for any furry guests. Simply request a festival hamper at time of booking on the telephone or online.
Cost of hamper for two £30.00