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foreword

As winter approaches we’ve created the fourth edition of Seven, Newquay’s beach and lifestyle magazine to inspire you to make the most of Newquay during these next few months. Our third issue of Seven came out in May and we distributed 20,000 copies locally and within a twenty

mile radius of Newquay to encourage daytrippers, residents and staycationers to enjoy our lovely town,

and what a fantastic summer we have had! The weather was beautiful and we have had some really great events

including the Night Surf, Boardmasters, Sundowner Sessions and the Sea Level tour ensuring that we have all seen the best of those sunsets.

We want to show off all the amazing things that Newquay can offer this season so we’ve been working on

some new exciting features to ensure your winter is far from dull. One of our passions is supporting the hub of our

community – our local high street. So, we have created a feature around beautiful gift idea for Christmas, all of which you can buy in Newquay town centre. This is in conjunction with the Independents Guide that we recently created to help you navigate Newquay’s best indies. You can park in Newquay for £1 per day during winter in most car parks so there’s no better time to come and meander along the high street for some stress free Christmas shopping!

We also have an interview with the team behind the impressive Skyhawk camera, which has captured some of

Newquay’s most shared social media images this summer, plus a fantastic guide to our local hotels and some tips on the places you can get carveries and carbs after a Sunday hike around our coastline.

Finally, look out for our Christmas Events guide - available from 18th November - along with details of Newquay’s

Festive Festival and Music & Ale Festival. It’s a complete events listing for Newquay from 22nd November- 2nd January. We hope you enjoy reading this latest issue and if you have any feedback please contact the BID team at info@

newquaybid.co.uk.

Newquay BID x The Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) is a not-for-profit company responsible for delivering a number of innovative projects that aim to improve the trading environment of Newquay. It is a business led partnership that aims to make Newquay a more aspirational place to visit, shop, work, live and enjoy. For more information on Newquay BID visit www.newquaybid.co.uk or email info@newquaybid.co.uk You can also find us on Facebook: Newquay BID and Twitter: @NewquayBID Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sevenmagnewquay and Twitter: @seven_mag


Published by Muse Media (www.musemedia.co.uk) on behalf of Newquay BID Publisher: Steve England Editor: Louise Searle Contributing Editors: Logan Stone and Eve Wooldridge Design: David Alcock Senior photographer: Mike Searle

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Above: A frosty winter’s day on the Gannel. Photo: Mike Searle. Cover: Café culture comes to Newquay, Jess at Froth café. Photo: Mike Searle.


contents 06 In the Limelight: Fistral Beach 08 Buzz 12 Meet: Tim Boydell and James Keith 16 Try Your Hand At… with Corrine Evans 18 Summer Loving 20 Our Newquay 22 Hidden Gems: Porth Island

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Newquay’s Wildlife Escape to the Coast Retail Therapy Coffee Culture Food for Thought: Carbs and Carveries Live Lounge Kids Time

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in the limelight Words by Louise Searle

Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach is the UK’s most famous beach. Since the huge international surf contests

during the ‘80’s Fistral’s involvement with surfing has endured through the decades. It’s

the number one destination for events, parties and contests, which continues today with the everpopular Boardmasters surf and music festival. As well as surfing, Fistral hosts numerous events from Thunder Cats to beach cricket to triathlons. 

During the winter Fistral takes on a more mellow vibe as the summer crowds are replaced with

dog walkers, wind surfers and hardy surfers braving the Baltic waves, and it becomes once again

the community beach for the town. There’s nothing better than storm watching on a winter’s day followed by a hot chocolate in the Beach Bar to banish the winter blues!

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buzz

on the move...

Headland Hotel’s New Spa opens

the highly anticipated ‘coastalthemed’ headland Spa has now opened and it was well worth the wait! A number of signature treatments have been created for the headland Spa from leading brands, including “the Dreaming” - the headland Spa’s signature treatment inspired by Cornwall’s coastline. “We have created an incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating treatment which will release tension and allow guests to slip into a dream-like state which is where the immune system is boosted,” explains Spa Manager Martina Crkonova. And Martina has added additional features to the treatment including the sounds of nature in an innovative sound approach to spa music. the Spa Lounge will serve a selection of healthy meals expertly prepared by the headland Chefs. the headland Spa offers ‘Day use’ rates with prices starting from £12.00. For more information head to the headland hotel website www.headlandhotel.co.uk

Neon Collection

over the past few years Elsie has been making bespoke suits for Newquay’s surfers, via word of mouth and this summer she launched a full collection of wetsuits, swimsuits and separates. With scallop designs and bold colours, Neon’s been well received in the press and even appeared in an issue of Vogue magazine as a beach essential for summer. Available from www.neonwetsuits.com

SuRF CuLtuRE

Fistral Surf Co. has opened with a huge splash of colour. their high-quality range of surf gear is set off brilliantly by a stunning array of original surf art. Internationally renowned coastal artist, Melanie McDonald, is exhibiting her impressive surfer paintings at the new shop and gallery on Cliff Road. the upstairs gallery is a large light filled space with fantastic views over Great Western beach. Paintings decorate the walls and trendy collectors’ memorabilia such as 1950’s vending machines, café signs and pinball games are dotted around. So whether you’re a surf-junkie or a beachlover, drop into FSC and view the show, it’s free! Fistral Surf Co, Cliff Road.

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the great Cornish Food Book hailed by those in the know as ‘Britain’s foodie capital,’ Cornwall is

blazing a trail with a plethora of driven chefs, producers and foodies. To share this incredible dynamism, the county’s exciting food hub, Cornwall Food & Drink, has published the great Cornish Food Book. this is a

THE GREAT CORNISH FOOD BOOK

reputation that Newquay’s eateries are helping to cultivate, by making use of the fabulous fresh local produce featured in the book. the book is choc-full of recipes, as well as hints and tips from Cornwall’s very best chefs, including a few familiar Newquay faces. Adam

A collection of recipes, tales and morsels from the ocean, fields and cliff tops of Cornwall

Clark, Executive Chef at Bedruthan Steps hotel, offers tips for foraging on Mawgan Porth beach; Neil haydock, Executive Chef of the Watergate Bay hotel offers up a beef stroganoff recipe using that most iconic of Cornish ingredients, clotted cream; Meeche hudd, sommelier at the Scarlet hotel, gives insights into wine tasting; and the team at Jamie oliver’s Fifteen

HEVA, HEVA! “THROUGH STREET AND COURT WE ‘HEVA’ HEAR, AND MAN THE BOATS, FOR FISH ARE NEAR; IT NERVES OUR ARM AND SPEEDS OUR TREAD, FOR FISH TO USPERCY ARER.MEAT AND BREAD.” CRAFT

Cornwall create a taste of Italy with a variety of delicious antipasti dishes.  Published with the help of Newquay’s Muse Media for Cornwall Food and Drink, the great Cornish Food Book is now available to

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM...

The Huer’s Hut on Newquay’s headland is now an iconic landmark and a reminder of the pilchard trade that used to thrive in the town.

The Huer’s cry: Before the advent of modern electronics, pilchard boats were guided to the shoals by lookouts on the cliff tops. These men, known as Huers, had a distinct call: “Heva, heva”, to attract the attention of the boats and then point them to the shoals.

COURTESY CALLESTICK FARM

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The stuff of childhood memories, real Cornish ice cream is a heavenly treat, a reminder for many of halcyon sunny days adventuring on the beach or splashing in the surf. Its rich creamy dreaminess is mostly down to the lush Cornish milk and cream it’s made from, and of course every Cornish ice cream maker will tell you they add their own touch of magic. Take the Parkers, another Cornish dairy farming family, who learned the tricks of the ice cream trade almost 25 years ago, when they realised they had to adapt and diversify if they were to keep their dairy farm and provide enough of a living to bring up their children. In a place like Cornwall, where the population can easily treble during summer, turning their milk into ice cream may seem like a no-brainer, but little did they know that their very own Callestick Farm Ice Cream would soon become a household name and a treat eagerly anticipated by holidaymakers year after year. These days, they are still farming; still producing the milk that goes into their ice cream, ensuring that they control the quality right through the process. You can drop by the farm to see how it’s made – and taste it for yourself, of course.

order from www.

CORNISH CHOCOLATE MINT ICE CREAM

Discovering great ice cream is one of those ‘Eureka!’ moments, when suddenly you realise what you’ve been missing. If you’re still searching, try making your own with this recipe from Tom Hunter, talented head chef at Cornwall’s eco-hotel, the Scarlet, at Mawgan Porth. You won’t be disappointed. The delicate flavour of the Tregothnan chocolate mint tea is just what this recipe calls for.

For centuries, pilchards were caught in abundance all around Cornwall’s coast and the many ‘Pilchard Palaces’ were hives of industry - salting, pressing and packing the silver treasure in wooden boxes and barrels. The vast majority were shipped overseas, mainly to Italy, to be used as a tasty and nutritious way of perking up pasta, pizza and polenta. However in the 1950s the pilchard fell out of favour and by the end of the 20th century, the market had all but disappeared. Cue Nick Howell, owner of Newlyn’s Pilchard Works, who in 1998 hit upon the idea of simply dropping the word pilchard and using the more fashionable name ‘Cornish sardine’ (sardines and pilchards are in fact both the same fish). It worked - M&S took the bait and helped rekindle interest in the fresh, unsalted fish. By the following year grilled Cornish sardines were the talk of the town and appeared on fish counters, restaurant menus and barbecue griddles up and down the country, securing the future of Cornwall’s historic sardine fishery.

greatcornishfood. co.uk for just £17.99.

ICE CREAM MAKING TIPS

• Always use good quality ingredients, such as the best free range eggs you can get your hands on. This will turn your ice cream from good to exceptional! • Cook the custard over a very low heat to stop the eggs over-cooking. If it gets too hot the mixture will curdle and turn into a very expensive scrambled egg. • An ice cream machine is pretty essential. It’s very hard to get a creamy smooth finish without one. • Have your mixture very well chilled before you start to churn – it will speed up the freezing process. • When making ice cream with colourful fruits like strawberries and blackcurrants, add a little lemon juice to retain a vibrant colour.

• 750ml whole milk 1 Heat the milk, cream and tea until just simmering and leave to infuse • 750ml Cornish double cream overnight. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until the mixture starts to • 450g caster sugar go light and fluffy. • 20 free range egg yolks 2 Pass the milk mixture through a sieve to remove the tea leaves. • 15g Tregothnan chocolate 3 Warm the milk mixture and slowly pour over the eggs, stirring until it is all mint tea incorporated. • Dark chocolate chips 4 Pour back into a clean pan and cook on a low heat, stirring frequently. The mixture, known as a Crème Anglaise, or custard, is ready when it coats the back of a spoon. 5 Remove from the heat and place in an ice bath then chill in the fridge. 6 Churn, and store in the freezer – that’s if you can resist eating it straight away.

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toP oF thE hILL

Sitting pretty above the harbour the top of the hill

has become a food destination of late with new school eateries mixing it up with traditional seaside haunts making it a real foodie’s delight. Fast becoming a firm favourite is Gustos with daily mouth-watering delights such as crunchy salads with warm flatbread and home made baked falafels. the harbour Café specialises in seafood like local mussels, and next door the harbour seafood take out offers fresh cooked Newquay crab and Cornish smoked mackerel. At the very top of the hill is the cosmopolitan Vickis gourmet take out with imaginative delights like salt beef bagels and pork burritos.So next time you’re in the area check it out it’s worth a bit of culinary exploration.

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diary dates

here’s our pick of events to look out for in the lead-up to the festive period. Make sure you get these dates in your diary!

gEt SEt FoR NEWquAy’S FEStIvE FEStIvAL - Real Reindeer, Christmas market and Santa Fun Run nOVember 29Th

the festive festival kicks off on Friday 29th November with a visit from Santa’s real reindeer before the light and music parade meanders its way through the town centre during the evening. Father Christmas and the reindeer will also join in the parade which begins at Cliff Road and makes its way through the town ending at the harbour for the firework finale. There will be late night shopping as businesses in Newquay open their doors until 8.30pm, as well as an exciting new indoor food and craft market showcasing locally produced food and crafts that will make perfect gifts for your nearest and dearest. however, the festivities don’t stop here and the festival is set to continue across Saturday and Sunday with street entertainment and free workshops in local businesses. From learning how to decorate your own Christmas cupcakes to Christmas card making there is plenty for you to do in Newquay town centre. Jack Frost will return once again to keep you entertained along the way and for the kids there is a trail to help Santa find his missing reindeer. If you fancy a run on Sunday morning we have joined forces with Cornwall hospice Care to bring you Cornwall’s first Beach Santa Run from towan to Lusty and back, it’s only 3K and is open to both children and adults. Entrance fee is £10 and this includes your Santa outfit. Parking is just £1 in most car parks for the day, so come to Newquay and swap the snow for sand for this festive weekend! Look out for our handy Events guide that will be available from Nov 18th for full listings and details. www.newquaybid.co.uk/events.

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Spooktacular event for Newquay

Thursday October 31st

The annual Zombie Crawl is set to return to Newquay town centre on Halloween with children (aged 5-14) being encouraged to dress up and come and join in the free activities. Building on the

Shoals of visitors for Newquay’s Fish Festival

Once again Newquay’s iconic harbour was transformed

success of last year’s event, the crawl will be bigger

into a food-lover’s paradise during the annual Fish Fest

and better and will end with a free family disco at

in September. For three days the harbour was home to

the Hotel Victoria. The fang-tastic event starts at

live music, cookery demonstrations, foodie exhibitors,

3pm at the Cribbar (Gover Lane) for face painting

top chefs and, of course, fresh seafood, showcasing

and games. This will be followed by a flash mob

Newquay’s fishing industry and produce. Masterchef

style dance on the Killacourt where the kids can

2008 winner and Executive Chef of The Green Room at

learn the “Thriller” dance! Follow Love Newquay on

Retallack Resort and Spa, James Nathan, was one of the

Facebook for more information or keep an eye on

guests demonstrating his superior culinary skills at the

www.newquaybid.co.uk/events.

festival, along with a plethora of local businesses that joined the crew of exhibitors, including the Headland Hotel and the Hotel Bristol. Other highlights included the legendary fisherman Phil Trebillcock ‘s honorary event, ‘Phil’s Fish ‘n’ Chip Ball’ on the Saturday night.  The festival attracted over 100,000 visitors to Newquay across the three days and was enjoyed by residents and visitors of all ages and the team is already planning the 2014 event, so if you missed this year’s, you will have the chance to experience this uniquely

Music & Ale Festival

December 20th-22nd

Tucked away on the Piazza, opposite the Lighthouse Cinema, this intimate festival is across the weekend this family event has an eclectic mix of musical entertainment with a wide appeal. Favourites such as at the Belfast Busker and Newquay Male Voice Choir will take to the stage and new for this year will be Land of Giants performing their feel good, highly addictive shows! The festival is on all weekend and is the perfect preChristmas celebration.

The Brits at Fistral

British National Surfing Championships, Fistral Beach 1-3 November. Newquay’s most iconic venue Fistral beach will once again host the British National Surf Championships this autumn. The Brits are the most prestigious contest on the national surfing calendar and expect to see the likes of local boys Alan Stokes and Russell Winter tearing it up for the chance to win against some of Newquay’s up and coming talent like Harry Timpson and Luke Dillion.

sharpy

back for 2013. With over 20 ales and 15 live acts

‘Newquay’ event next year. www.newquayfishfestival.co.uk

There are lots of fantastic events happening across Newquay this Christmas and we don’t want you to miss any of them, so look out for our handy Events Guide that will be available from 18th November for full listings and details. 

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meet: tim and james

Newquay bathed in dramatic light during a spectacular sunset in September.

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The Sky’s the Limit Ever wondered how Newquay looks from above? Meet the guys behind the lens bringing you Cornwall by air. Words by Logan Stone

Born out of a friendship and

Founded in 2013, Skyhawk is

mutual love for all things film,

fast becoming one of the South

lads Tim Boydell and James Keith.

companies. A new start-up business

Skyhawk is the brainchild of local This talented pair of surfers turned

creative duo, have lived in Newquay for a huge part of their lives and are taking the town to new heights,

giving us a bird’s eye view of some of

the region’s most spectacular sights.

refection off the water.

Their films, including the

West’s most prolific creative

locally acclaimed ‘This is Cornwall’,

founded by two young men with

- many of countless beauty spots

enthusiasm and passion by the bucket load, Skyhawk’s films

illustrate the dramatic beauty of

film by air, capturing every crashing

wave, ray of light, towering cliff and

show awe-inspiring aerial shots in and around Newquay. From

promotional films to music videos,

these boys are reaching for the stars with their vision, determination and creativity.

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The guys explain that the idea

behind Skyhawk was to open up a new realm of possibilities for

businesses to convey messages in a unique way to their audiences: “Ever since we started shooting film we’ve been modifying and

developing our equipment to achieve those Hollywood-style cinematic

shots we have all grown to love,” says Tim.

“As we progressed further

into film production we strived to stay at the forefront of new technologies. Skyhawk was a

means for us to fulfill our creative

visions by opening up a completely

new realm of services to all types of businesses, and in turn, give our

clients the ability to add a unique and captivating perspective to

their marketing campaign. This was the driving force behind

Skyhawk - quality aerial film and photography is no longer a pipe

that make Skyhawk so interesting.

holding a mutual respect for each

all things creative - Tim has carved

says James. “We both enjoyed the

Both harbour a passion for film and a career from filming since 2010, while James has an underlying

enthusiasm for photography and film, with a legacy in aviation

“Ever since we started shooting film we’ve been modifying and developing our equipment to achieve those Hollywood-style cinematic shots we have all grown to love.”

Here’s the technical bit…the

film behind him. Tim explains, “I

functional aerial platform. Custom

a good friend’s near fatal injury

Skyhawk is an intelligent multi-

designed to shoot aerial imagery, boasting one of the most stable flights achievable in the UAS industry.

In other words – an amazing

started making films in 2010 after

inspired me to follow my dream. I

started creating and editing films in

the surf industry to try and show our experiences in a new light and break out of the standard surf film box.”

Tim, James and their amazing flying camera

While James

says, “Like Tim, I

have always loved photography and

cinematography – you could almost

say it’s in my blood.

My grandfather was Rolls Royce’s chief

is undoubtedly impressive, it’s the

guys on the other side of the camera

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heads is what the film making process is all about.”

And Newquay isn’t just where

they live and work – it’s also a

constant source of inspiration and

motivation for the Skyhawk team: “Newquay and the surrounding

area has been a big influence for us. Having such a beautiful and dynamic coastline right on our

doorstep has allowed us to capture some unreal film and photos

without having to travel too far from home,” says Tim.

“Aerial perspectives are so

unique and they really captivate your audience. Our images

allow people to see Newquay and other areas from wonderful new how beautiful our town is. The

miniaturization of our world by looking from above will always

intrigue us, and it’s what keeps us excited on every shoot and

constantly opens new doors.”

So what’s next for Skyhawk?

“We are about to go to the Alps to

shoot a commercial and then we’re back in the UK for a few weeks

before heading out to Dubai for

another shoot. We have various film projects lined up between with our affiliated company, Light Colour

Sound, working on music videos,

corporate commercials and a series of Art based films.”

Skyhawk’s unique cinematic

his life courier flying

us the opportunity to appreciate the

army and other large

While the equipment and kit

able to bounce ideas between good

perspective, coupled with a joined

helicopters for the

world aerial perspectives.

we discussed film projects. Being

test pilot in the 1930’s and my father spent

piece of kit that provides out-of-this-

creativity that would develop when

angles that really help to convey

dream for small businesses.”

So what exactly is Skyhawk?

other’s given professions and skills,”

corporations.” Now

that’s a credential!

What’s more, they’re a pair of

friends who get to work together on amazing projects. “We have

been good friends for some time,

up collaboration and keen eye, give ordinary in an extraordinary way,

capturing spectacular aerial views

and creating captivating moments that leave you in awe, making us truly appreciate where we live. Pretty special if you ask us.

www.skyhawkaerialimaging.co.uk


Up, up and away over the Cornish cliff tops. Fistral as you rarely get to see it.


Corinne, more at home on the waves than the golf course.

Under Chris’s watchful eye Corinne picked up a some useful golfing tips.

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GOLF TrY Your HaNd aT...

WITH SURF GIRL CORINNE EVANS

Earlier this month i took part in my first ever golf

lesson with extremely talented and patient Chris Gill. i was really pleased to be asked as i’m always keen to

people how to surf. This allowed my brain to absorb all the useful hints and tips that Chris had to offer.

We chatted about my summer, I told him about the

learn new things!

girls’ surfing days I run, aiming to inspire more girls

on paper, surfing and golf don’t have that many

professional, he is also encouraging new people to take up

similarities. But I was soon to learn this wasn’t necessarily the case...

Prior to the lesson my golfing background consisted

of a few pitch and putt sessions, so you can imagine

going into the lesson I didn’t hold much hope of even being able to hit the ball.

To start the lesson Chris simply had me hitting a few

and women to take up surfing. As Newquay golf Club’s golf as a hobby.

Over the course of the lesson I soon began to realise

that surfing and golf in many ways aren’t too dissimilar.

Getting a strong, stable stance and good body positioning is key to both riding a wave well and hitting the golf ball long and straight!

Much to my surprise I came away from the lesson

balls on the course. This gave him the chance to see what

excited and thrilled I’d learnt something new. I’m already

the ball and on a number of occasions it actually travelled

Could this be a new hobby for me when the surf is flat?

he had to work with. Much to my delight I actually hit a good distance.

As the lesson progressed Chris got me holding the

club correctly and altered my body positioning. Each step

was broken down bit by bit, much like I do when teaching

planning on visiting a driving range to perfect my swing.

Keep up with Corrine go to www.corinneevans.com. find out more about Newquay golf Course at www.newquaygolfclub.co.uk.

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High adrenalin action from the Thunder Cats.

SuMMer oF FuN

atures and huge crowds This summer saw high temper scrapbook of this summer. flocking to the town. here’s our

The best summer we’ve had in years!

Live outdoor plays and performances.


rocked Ben Howard sters! a the Boardm

The Vintage Board Meet at Fistral Beach

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“OUR NeWQUAy” Seven talks to business owners John, Ruth and Rob about the perks of working and living in Newquay.

Rob Barber

OwNEr OF NEwQUAy ACTiviTy CENTrE 

what is the best thing about running a business in

Newquay? We’re so lucky to have such a beautiful coastline on our doorstep and we get to immerse ourselves in it every day. Every day is different as we offer a varied range of activities

including surfing, bodyboarding, coasteering, Fistral Rangers

kids club, surf and bodyboard holidays and we also have our own specialist bodyboard shop; the Bodyboard-Depot. giving visitors a chance to experience an activity that they haven’t tried before is incredibly rewarding.

how would you describe your perfect weekend? I’m an early riser and love to surf as the sun comes up - uncrowded waves

are a rare commodity these days! I’ll get home in time for my

girlfriend and our daughter to wake up, take a walk to Fistral Chef for some breakfast and to read the weekend papers. I’ll

check in at the Newquay Activity Centre and the Bodyboard-

Depot to make sure everyone is happy and then take to the beach for another surf depending on the tides and waves or take a walk on the Gannel. If there are no waves, I have recently loved hiring a Stand up

Paddleboard from Duncan

at the harbour and heading out around the Gazzle with mates, perhaps catching

up with one of our coasteer groups while they plot their way around the

coast. Then I head home

to Pentire, stop by the Fern Pit Café for an ice cream Every time there are good waves Rob’s at Tolcarne wedge. 20

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before heading to the

Lewinnick with the family for a nice meal at sunset.


the social scene and the unmistaken buzz that comes with the summer months.

What’s your favorite memory of

Newquay? The surf contests of the

80’s and 90’s - the Fosters Surf Masters in particular. The surf industry was

just starting to take off and Newquay was in its prime. There were lots of

pro-surfers in town and you could surf all day and party all night. Owning the Boarding House was also a

fantastic opportunity and I have some

very fond memories of the experiences from this.

How would you describe your

perfect weekend in Newquay?

My perfect weekend would have to

involve a mix of sunshine, surfing and enjoying the lifestyle that Newquay

John Fordy

are essential for the weekend and I might go to either

Fore Street

where I can sit on the terrace and watch the world go by.

has to offer. Post surf coffee and cake

Owner of the Quiksilver Franchise store in

What is the best thing about running a business in Newquay? I spent my late teens and early twenties in Newquay working in a surf shop in the late 80’s and I

always wanted to own my own. I love the beaches here,

Froth Café in the Quiksilver store or the Headland Hotel Enjoying the local seafood that Newquay has to offer is

one of my ‘must do’s’ when here, and for me there is no

better place to enjoy this than the Harbour Fish and Grill

where you can enjoy eating the local crab whilst taking in

the sunset and watching the fishing boats in the harbour.

Ruth Vincent

Director, Newquay for Excellence Training 

What is the best thing about running a business in Newquay? I have to say firstly the view from our offices on Mount Wise! Who wouldn’t

want to look at such an amazing coastline every day? Secondly, the variety of people and businesses we work with. We work with a great variety of Tourism and Hospitality businesses in Newquay and Cornwall and are

delighted that we have been working with most of them for many years. What’s your favorite memory of Newquay? Over the years I have so many wonderful memories but one that stands out was the Eclipse in 1999 as it was so magical. Pentire Headland was full of residents and

visitors waiting for it to go pitch black. Despite the ‘experts’’ predictions, Newquay had the most amazing view of the Eclipse. This was a once

in lifetime experience and was topped by a fantastic display by the Red Arrows in the afternoon - simply amazing.

In your opinion where are the best views in Newquay ? Sitting on the decking at the Lewinnick Lodge on a summer’s evening, with a glass

of chilled wine. It has a definite wow factor and never fails to impress visitors from ‘up country’ along with us residents.

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Hidden gem Words by Louise Searle

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Porth Island

Porth Island, just a short stroll from

Newquay’s town centre, is a place full of drama

and history. The island is linked to the mainland by a narrow footbridge which spans the 10m

gap and it’s an exhilarating experience to walk

across the bridge at high tide with waves crashing against the steep cliffs.

To add to the drama there’s the blowhole at

high tide and with a decent swell running the

blowhole on the northern side of the island – it’s a site to behold. As waves squeeze into a narrow cleft in the cliff they explode, sending spray far

into the sky. Your kids will love it (as long they’re not of a sensitive disposition and stay away from the edge, it’s quite slippery) you could tell them there’s a dragon down there. 

The Island is home to numerous birds these

days and you can see the remnants of ramparts which formed part of an Iron Age castle and

farm as well as two early Bronze age barrows. So take a walk to the end of the island overlooking

Newquay Bay and take a minute to ponder what

life must have been like for those early settlers on this dramatic stretch of land.

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It’s a Wild, Wild Life

Newquay is well known for its great surf, family holidays and lively bar scene… but how many people know that Newquay is also home to one of the UK’s marine biodiversity hotspots? Seven chats to Gabi Gilkes, a marine research scientist who has set up the Newquay Marine Group, to find out more. “Newquay is one of 137 highlighted zones all around

for local cafés and restaurants which source their crab

that the government recognises the biological and

they can eat it. The group will also be looking to sign-

the UK,” explains Gabi, “Which demonstrates

ecological importance of the area in which we live.”

So what is the Newquay Marine Group (NMG) trying

to achieve? “We want to know what we have around

here and where it is,” says Gabi. Which in a nutshell

means everything from the endangered Giant Blenny,

up local businesses up to an environmental charter,

so those that have taken measures to help the coastal environment- such as reduce waste and the use of disposable plastics - can be clearly recognised.

Plus there’s a programme of public events and

to beautiful soft corals and our various “megafauna” like

activities planned from beach art to bench-painting;

dolphins and sunfish. “We’ll set up survey training

everyone to get out there to appreciate and celebrate the

Newquay’s cheeky seal population or visiting sharks,

and citizen science projects, passing the results back to organisations that can scientifically use the data.”

The group also plans to tackle the beach litter and

plastics issue, which is always a good thing, saying:

“We’ll be tackling everything from public beach cleans to working with the takeaway outlets to use biodegradable wrapping (no more polystyrene boxes!) And we’ll be working closely with the supermarkets to educate

visitors in the summer on how to dispose of their beach barbeques.”

NMG also wants to better promote local crab in the

town, so the group are working with chefs and the local fishermen to help promote Newquay crab, making it

easier for locals to enjoy. A window sticker campaign

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shore labs to kayak wildlife surveys, that will encourage amazing surroundings we have on our doorstep. Now isn’t that something we can all subscribe to?


maTT sLaTeR

Newquay’s Wildlife harbOur seals Newquay’s grey seals can be seen basking in the sun or hanging out in the harbour most days. A good time to see them is when the fishing boats come

in laden with their catch.

Or take a pleasure boat trip

from the harbour and you’ll see them in groups on the rocks.

You know that

Newquay’s famous

harbour seals have their own website? It’s www.

newquayharbourseals.co.uk so log on and keep up with their antics.

Take a pleasure or

fishing boat out of the harbour and chances

are you may spot a pod of dolphins on your

trip, as they are regular

visitors to Newquay Bay. the dolphins have been

known to put on a fantastic display to the delight of visitors and locals alike.

Newquay Sea Safaris offers seal, shark

and dolphin watching trips, so go to www.

newquayseasafarisandfishing.co.uk for more info.

The Gannel maTT sLaTeR

The Gannel, which runs from the salt marshes near trevemper Bridge to the sea at Crantock, supports a wealth of wildlife. There’s a huge variety of

birdlife sheltering from the harsh northern winters including ringed plover, redshank, whimbrel, grey plover, greenshank, godwits curlew, widgeon and

teal. And the tidal estuary is home to the protected European eel, pink sea fan, crayfish and more common sand eels.

You can see the wildlife at the Gannel by foot

or even by horseback, as there are daily rides from if you would like to get involved with Nmg, there are many ways to do this from attending one of the up and coming activities, to becoming a committee member, to following the facebook page and sharing interesting things you have seen. go to www.facebook.com/ Newquaymarinegroup or email newquaymarinegroup@ gmail.com Nmg would like to thank sea-changers for funding and speacial thanks go out to Newquay Rowing club and Harbour committee, cornwall Wildlife Trust and cornwall College for their support.

trenance Stables along the gannel Estuary. go to www.newquayridingstables.co.uk for details.

pHoTos couRTesy sHaRk TouRs

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eSCAPe TO The COAST

Traditional bucket and spade holidays aren’t what they used to be, with relaxing spa retreats, energetic activity weekends or indulgent mini-breaks, there’s so much more on offer these days. So if you’re looking for a bit of beachy downtime or something more active, there are plenty of options to choose from in Newquay’s hotels, in or out of season. by EVE WooLdrIdGE

Bucket and Spade breaks

If you’re after a good old bucket and spade

nostalgic staycation then you want to stay

as close to the beach as possible. With seven

lovely beaches to choose from, you are never that far away from the shore in Newquay wherever you stay.

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Relaxation and pampering

FIsTral beach hOTel.

If your ideal holiday entails spa treatments, swimming, saunas and

steam rooms then there are a few hotels in Newquay that will be perfect for your break. 

Fistral Spa (www.fistralbeachhotel.co.uk/fistral-spa) offers a range of

treatments from express facials to Ayurvedic treatments that nurture the

body and help it rebalance in times of change and stress. this five star spa also boasts a starlit indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room for you to relax in.

the headland hotel (www.headlandhotel.co.uk) has launched its

gorgeous new state-of-the-art spa with a signature treatment called, ‘the

Dreaming’ which aims to relax and revitalise your mind, body and soul. to top off your treatment you can also use the heated pool, Cornish salt steam room, Swedish sauna, aromatherapy showers and hot tub as part of your

headland hOTel.

treatment or spa day.

Family-friendly

With more families choosing to holiday in Newquay, family- friendly hotels

are a must. the hotel victoria (www.hotel-victoria.co.uk) and Esplanade (www.

newquay-hotels.co.uk/the-esplanade-hotel) both have family rooms, indoor pools, outdoor and indoor recreation grounds, and a whole host

of family activities and evening entertainment to keep the

hOTel VIcTOrIa.

kids occupied whilst parents enjoy a coffee on the terraces

overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Once the kids are worn out, they can relax in the lounge of the hotel victoria and watch their favourite DvDs on an 11ft cinema style screen.

esPlanade hOTel.

Dogs Ramblers’ havens love holidays, too Newquay is home to some of the most beautiful

stretches of coastline in the uK and there is no better way to discover this than weaving your way along the South West Coast

Being able to take your

dog on holiday not only keeps your costs down but

also means you can relax knowing that your pet is safe and sound. Plus, we all need a break sometimes – even dogs. With dog friendly beaches right on your doorstep, it’s

great that some of our hotels welcome your well-behaved

canines. At the headland hotel (www.headlandhotel.co.uk) dogs are welcome in the hotel and cottages - even wet and sandy ones! They will provide your four legged friends with a dog bowl, blanket and treats all for £15 per night,

topped with miles of Fistral

Beach to run along. the hotel

path. You can join the

South West Coast path

at the Barrowfields and walk your way around

the exhilarating coast of

Newquay all the way over to the picturesque beach

Crantock on the other side of the gannel Estuary.   For easy access to

the coast path, The Kilbirnie  (www.

The VIeW a FeW sTePs FrOm The kIlbIrnIe hOTel.

kilbirniehotel.co.uk) is a superb choice. Recently refurbished this 3 star hotel overlooks the

victoria (www.hotel-victoria)

Atlantic Ocean and the coastal path of Newquay.

hotelbristol.co.uk) also boast dog-

unwind in their indoor swimming pool, sauna

and hotel Bristol (www.

friendly accommodation.

What’s more, after all that walking you can and hydro spa.

hOTel brIsTOl.

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leWInnIck lOdGe.

carnmarTh hOTel.

I can see the sea

facilities overlooking famous Fistral.  When you wake

up you will be greeted by sand, sea, surfers and maybe

Most families play this game of who can see the

even dolphins.

sea first when approaching any seaside resort, but

For pure luxury, you have to stay in the brand new

here in Newquay you can play it every day when you

Lewinnick Lodge (www.lewinnicklodge.co.uk) boutique

wake up if you stay in many of our fantastic hotels.

lodge. this quintessential boutique coastal-chic retreat

however, Newquay is very unique in what you can

features sensational views back over to Fistral Beach – the

‘sea’. If you choose to stay in the Atlantic hotel (www.

atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk) the first thing you see might be the stormy Atlantic ocean or a fleet of fishing boats. If beach views are more your passion, then you

can choose to wake up over-looking the world famous

the trebarwith hotel (www.trebarwith-hotel.co.uk)

is a secret oasis in the heart of Newquay over looking

Newquay Bay and great Western Beach. It offers spacious

Fistral Beach. the Carmarth hotel (www.carnmarth.com) is a classic British hotel with modern furnishings and

ultimate in beachside luxury.

sea views and you can access great Western Beach via a private walkway from the hotel grounds.

Shop until you drop

Newquay has a collection of totally unique shops and if you’re in Newquay for a shopping spree then you want to be within walking distance of the town centre. the Atlantic hotel

is a few minutes’ walk

from Fore Street - home The QuIes.

to an array of Newquay’s independent shops

nestled amongst an eclectic mix of cafés. Or if you want to be

even more centrally located, the quies  (www.quieshotelnewquay. co.uk) is an excellent option. the quies is a family-run hotel

with great views of Newquay Bay from the hotel lounge, where you can relax after your hard day pounding the high street.


Fun in the sun for the young Newquay welcomes responsible groups of young (and old) adults and is an

excellent resort for celebrating exam

results or hen/stag parties. There are lots

of accommodation providers that cater for

groups of people, all with an excellent range of leisure activities available as bolt-ons.

the hotel Sunnyside (www.sunnyside.

co.uk) is an upbeat budget hotel, offering a great atmosphere, fantastic value for

money and arguably one of Newquay’s best locations, overlooking towan Beach and

just a stone’s throw from the town’s bars

leWInnIck lOdGe.

Food for thought

and clubs.

stroll from the town centre, this is a great

accommodation option if you are seeking sea and surf on budget.

Lewinnick Lodge (www.

lewinnicklodge.co.uk). The

a mouth-watering menu.

oceanlodgenewquay.co.uk) which offers fun single travellers and groups. Just a short

taste buds you will love the

food is outstanding with

Another option is ocean Lodge (www.

and friendly budget accommodation for

If you are tempted by your

You might try a gourmet burger

for lunch and moules mariniere for dinner,

and afterwards you can slip upstairs and take

advantage of the boutique accommodation above the restaurant. 

Another firm favourite with visitors and

locals is the harbour hotel and Restaurant

(www.harbourhotel.co.uk). Once a grain store

that was converted into a hotel in the 1950’s this

lovely period building boasts spectacular views of

Newquay harbour. the restaurant has a fantastic

reputation and offers a vibrant menu that you can enjoy for both lunch and dinner.

From relaxing in a spa or eating out, Newquay has it all!

Adrenalin Junkies

Newquay is renowned for its outdoor lifestyle and extreme

sporting activities. Coasteering, kite surfing and zip wiring

are some of the more exhilarant sports that you can indulge in during your stay in Newquay.

The Carnmarth is an excellent base for this as it’s right next

door to Newquay Activity Centre where you can try anything

from surfing to beach volleyball. the Activity Centre is open to

both residents and non-residents and the Carnmarth has great views over Fistral to inspire you for your next surf lesson. the ocean Lodge is also a great base for all

activities and they specialise in booking bolt-ons to your accommodation, so why not try the ultimate cage fighting experience with a qualified MMA

neWQuay acTIVITy cenTre.

instructor or paintball.

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high street

Shopper’s

Paradise

A stroll along Newquay’s high street reveals all manner of interesting independent shops from seasonal gifts to computer accessories.

FORE STREET

1

Harbour Lights

Fore Street

2

Johnny’s Tobacconist

Bank Street

3 Rocky

Point

Bank Street

www.rockypoint.uk.com

At the top of the Harbour

www.johnnys.org.uk

Hill you’ll find the lovely

Established in 1970 this family run

Locally owned by the talented Jo

little shop, Harbour Lights.

tobacconist is the south west’s original

Griffiths, Rocky Point has become

Run by locals Carol

smokers shop and a longstanding

a high street brand in Newquay.

and Ian, you can find all

member of Newquay’s

Specialising in jewellery and

sorts from souvenirs to

high street. There’s more

textile bags, these beach

ice creams. However, if

to offer than meets the

inspired ranges use a fine

you’re looking for fishing

eye with this tobacconist

mix of gemstones, shell,

paraphernalia for your

and you can buy

glass, wood and silver.

favourite fisherman, Harbour Lights has a

everything from lighters

More recently the range has

wonderful selection of rods, reels, hooks,

to e-cigarettes.

expanded to include lovely

tackle and lures. Pop-in to see them for some sound advice, great service and

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driftwood home décor items that will give any

that perfect stocking filler. Harbour Lights

room a makeover and make the perfect

are agents for Shakespeare & Korda.

Christmas gift.

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6

2

3

EaST STREET

4

5

4

CLIFF ROaD

the Bookshop

5

east Street

Living and giving

east Street

6

CtS Newquay

Cliff road

Not just any old bookshop; here you’ll

step into aladdin’s

www.ctscornwall.co.uk

also find a massive range of arts and

cave at Living and

as Newquay’s authorised apple service

crafts materials as well as jigsaws and

giving. With lots

provider, cTs is on hand for all your

other

to offer from home

apple needs. as well as repairs, they

puzzles.

decoration to fashion

also sell a wide range of apple related

With a

handbags, this shop

products from cases to accessories.

cosy kids

is a great place to

so pop and see them to

corner

pick up a gift for

get those Apple fanatics

and great

friends, as well as

something fun for

customer

kids this christmas. from traditional

service,

vintage style games, to make-your-own

caroline and her team are on hand to

puppets, to lunch bags you will be

advise you on the perfect gifts for your

spoiled for choice in Living and giving.

Christmas.

young and old bookworms.

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trends

I love the

saTCheL

It’s back, it’s bigger and it’s in neon – what’s not to love about the modern day satchel? Satchels have traditionally been used as school bags but this vintage style has been given a modern makeover and celebrities such as

Fearne Cotton and rita Ora have been ‘papped’ using this staple

fashion item to carry around their worldly belongings. If neon is not

your thing, you could always opt for a floral print, metallic sheen or a good old traditional brown leather number.

Whatever your choice the satchel is a ‘must’ for your winter wardrobe.

Spalls of Newquay (Bank Street) and North Shore Girls (Fore Street) both have a fabulous range of satchels that you can choose from which start

at £29.99. North Shore Buyer Eleanor Dixon has been buying them in all

summer for the girls store and has sold lots of different colours, but says the neon pink is definitely the consumer’s choice this season.

Star Buy

Seven asked Luke Gledhill for his top fashion trends this winter.

Men’s shirting this season will carry on the trend of all over

designed woven fabrics in a tasteful way. And quiet Life have

released their new artwork collaboration collection with LA based artist Steve harrington, the stand out piece being the all over illustrated long sleeve shirt. Available at Watershed.

Everyone needs a beanie for winter. quiet Life have an

amazing ‘bobble’ hat style, multi colour jacquard knit beanie with the obligatory bobble. And Blk Pine Workshop have these turn up

beanie hats, mixing fine gauge knits, all hand made in Seattle. the beanies are available from the Watershed.

the gentle Fawn winter collection includes the stunning

jacquard knitted poncho

- a must have piece for all

occasions, available at Roos

Beach. And this amazing cut

and sew loose flow fitting top

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make do and mend

Make Do and Mend came about when clothes

rationing was introduced during the Second World

War, but these days in the

current economic climate, it has become somewhat fashionable to reuse and recycle everything from

clothing to lampshades to

entire rooms. It could be as

simple as refreshing an old

drawer unit with some new door handles, or updating

an old bag with buttons and

ribbons. It’s all about giving something old a new lease of life.

Gallery 44 in Bank Street

is a hidden gem for all your

revival projects. handmade gifts might also be on your

mind this time of year and Gallery 44 will also be able to help you with this in

their expert haberdashery

department where you will be able to pick up knitting

accessories, embroidery kits, patterns and crochet wools

to make that perfect gift for someone special.

Some of us, however, need a bit of inspiration and Sunshine retail

on East Street will do just that. they stock a range of furniture that has already been restored so you don’t have to do the hard work. You never

know, once you are inside you might be inspired to make and mend by their impressive range of haberdashery and fabrics on sale.

Dazzle with Disco Beads Local company Disco Beads has been dazzling us with their

jewellery for the last few years

and now they’ve opened a store in Newquay town centre. With unusual reflective effects and

a plethora of colours to choose

from, one of the many bracelets,

earrings or necklaces will certainly

brighten up any outfit this winter. Think glow beads but with a modern twist.

www.discobeads.com


elayne sweater by Rip curl £90.00 at the Rip Curl Store, East Street

snow What Cardigan by Roxy, £55 at Quiksilver store, Fistral Beach. Koena Cardigan £105 by quiksilver Women at Quiksilver store, Fistral Beach.

winter

Fashion

get your winter style sorted this season… all from our high street.

mens Converse all star print Dc Comics hi trainers £54.99 True. Crantock Street. Newquay. Facebook: Ben Tru hernan ii Jacket by volcom £100 at North Shore, Fore Street

fedde Beanie by barts, £26.99 available at Boardwalk, Cliff Road

Toms Chestnut Desert Wedge Boot £84.99 at Anns Cottage, Fistral Beach.

v Neck sweat by Hurley, £45.00 at Fistral Surf Company, Cliff Road


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Café Culture

Something’s stirring in the town’s coffee cups BY LoUIsE sEArLE and it’s not just the milk.

newquay is well known for its surf culture and nightlife but these days there’s also a refined café culture emerging. the town’s independent cafés can serve up a cappuccino, caffe latte, latte macchiato or flat white

as sophisticated as any served in Milan or San Francisco. Mixed with a relaxed environment for tapping away at

MacBooks, sipping espressos or catching up with friends makes for a chilled ambience in Newquay’s artisan cafés. So where are the places to go to immerse yourself in the town’s café culture? Read on...

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The Pioneer

Gary at Café Irie, Newquay’s original artisan café.

Ten years I took over the The Cottage as it was then and converted it into Café Irie where we served lattes and

homemade cakes and bread. That’s mainstream now but at the time it was really different even though everyone

“Over the years I’ve travelled abroad cycling and everywhere I’ve been every back street will have a really nice café with a good coffee machine and good beans. We were way behind with this but now we’re starting to catch up.”

laughed at us for being a bunch of hippies.

From the beginning my philosophy for the Café was

good music, food and love and that’s still important today.

We’ve got bookcases stuffed with books to read and the café is a good place to hang out and make friends. We’re not

millionaires and we won’t kick you out once you’ve had your cup of coffee.

The Good Egg

Nicole at the Beached Lamb, serving coffee with a conscience.

The Suspended Coffee movement began in Naples,

Italy. The idea behind it is that you buy a coffee for

yourself and one for someone who can’t afford it. The café then holds that coffee until someone in need

comes in and asks for a ‘suspended coffee’. At The

Beached Lamb we’ve extended this to anything you

like and we’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of people, both tourists and locals, who often buy a

Suspended Coffee each time they buy themselves one.

The secret to a great coffee? Excellent quality beans

freshly ground to order, milk frothed to perfection, all served with passion and flare. We use local company Origin whose beans are roasted down the road in

Falmouth meaning they are always super fresh. We

use their Farmer 30 blend, which insures the farmers in South America get 30% of the profit from the

beans. We’re so proud of the great coffee we serve.

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The Innovator

Elsie at the Jam Jar where coffee comes in jars. I travelled to Australia and New Zealand and

they’re really into their coffee, so when they come in here they’re stoked to get a good cup of coffee.

It’s all about educating people to understand what makes a good cup of coffee.

Right now our favourite is a flat white. It’s

a coffee for the more discerning coffee drinker. It’s stronger than a latte and is less milky so it

has more flavour than a latte and we serve it in a smaller jar.

rfect place to hangout. Newquay’s artisan cafes are the pe

Free Spirit

Tom at Ohana, uses coffee with an Aloha spirit.

We like to use different coffee as

we’re Hawaiian themed so we use

an award winning exclusive coffee

produced in the Kona coffee region of

Hawaii. And next year we’re looking at getting in more specialised Hawaiian

coffee; there’s one that’s ground with

macadamia nuts that tastes amazing. With Origin they do seasonal

roasts so we use their different blends, we don’t just stick to a standard one.

And we have lots of vegan options and lactose intolerance milk alternatives such as almond, hazelnut and rice

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The Baker

Jess at Froth Café makes delicious homemade gluten free cakes.

I wanted to create a relaxed space serving top quality local coffee along

side my homemade cakes. All my recipes are my own and all my cakes are gluten free so you can treat yourself and not feel bloated and sluggish -

guilt free cake, who wouldn’t want that?! I also bake dairy free cakes and even raw vegan truffles so no one has an excuse not to indulge!

recipe: Gluten-free victoria sponge By Jess Davis

ingredients: 200g ground almonds  100g gluten free self raising flour (i use Doves) 250g unrefined golden caster sugar 250g organic salted butter melted 5 large free-range eggs To decorate: 200g butter at room temperature 400g icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla bean paste Jar of good quality strawberry jam punnet of organic strawberries here’s my gluten-free twist on an English classic. Simply beat together 250g of softened butter with the caster sugar until light and fluffy with an electric whisk, or a wooden spoon if you’re feeling energetic! • gradually add the eggs one at a time, mixing in-between each addition. once all five have been added, mix in the ground almonds and sift in your flour, stirring gently until everything’s combined. • split the cake mix between two six inch round tins lined with baking paper and bake in an oven at 180 degrees for around 25-30 minutes. Test the cakes with a sharp knife and if it comes out clean it’s perfect. if not pop it back in for another 5 minutes. • While the cake layers are cooling you can make the buttercream. all you have to do is sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the softened butter and vanilla bean paste. be patient and whisk for around 4-5 minutes until it turns pale in colour and lighter in texture. Then simply assemble!  • spread one cake layer with jam and the other with buttercream and sandwich together. Decorate the top with halved strawberries and dust with icing sugar.

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Carbs and Carveries now that winter’s here and we’ve ditched bikinis and board shorts in exchange for chunky knits and bobble hats, we’re ready to embrace winter’s two best food friends – carbs and carveries. So wrap up and warm up your appetite with a trip to these local eateries… Words by Logan Stone

amaZInG FOOd carbs

Perfect Pizzas – Little Italy WHERE: TOwEr rOAD, 01637 852021

Dine by candlelight and scoff to the sounds of the Rat Pack for a special experience at Little Italy. having recently

relocated to its new home overlooking the bay, this teeny tiny Italian packs a mighty punch with big flavours and even bigger pizzas. tuck into a carb-filled feast of garlic bread smothered with cheese, herbs and red onions,

followed by mouth-watering stone baked pizzas topped with moreish mozzarella. those who like a bit of spice will love the Americana, and for a meat feast, try the BBq Pollo. After an

evening of carbo-loading, you’ll leave with a full belly, ready to plan your next visit to this quaint little pizza place. Now that’s amore!

Spoilt for choice – The Central WHERE: CENTrAl SQUArE, 01637 873810

For a stomach-filling carb fest, head to the Central. Visit for a quick bite on your lunch break, or step out in the evening and dine with friends – the

menu offers plenty of variety and dishes that will

warm you up and keep you full. Favourites include the Central Blooming onion, snacks like spicy

spiral fries and nachos, which are idea for sharing, and the King of Comfort Food – sausage and mash.

And just when you think you’re fit to burst; the lure of the Belgian Chocolate Waffle drags you back in,

well and truly setting your carb coma into motion.

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A taste of tradition – the griffin Inn WHERE: CliFF rOAD, 01637 874067

For those who want a classic carvery cooked to perfection, the griffin Inn doesn’t disappoint. here you’ll find good,

honest food and plentiful portions, plus all the warmth and cosiness you’d expect from a traditional pub.

Indulge in a carnivorous feast of succulent roast beef,

cooked ham, lamb and chicken, plus more locally sourced

veg than you could shake a parsnip at. With three different

types of potatoes, you’ll be spoilt for choice (the dauphinoise are a particular

highlight) and the fantastic value for money makes The

griffin a winner if

you’re looking to fill up after a stroll through town on a Sunday.

The local haunt – Lanherne Pub and Restaurant WHERE: UlAliA rOAD, 01637 872308

A favourite among Newquay’s locals, the pub’s famed

carvery served from 6pm every Sunday offers up a choice

of lamb, beef and turkey, tonnes of vegetables and all the

trimmings you could wish for. Satisfying even the mightiest of appetites, carveries at the Lanherne never fail to impress, and joining its ever-growing fan club is pretty much

inevitable. Be warned though – the Lanherne’s carveries

are legendary, with hungry visitors queuing out the door to sample the fare, so you’ll have to book!

A feast for all the family - the Fort Inn WHERE: FOrE STrEET, 01637 875700

the Fort Inn prides itself on catering for families with

young children and it definitely succeeds in its mission.

the Fort is the perfect place for parents to relax and savour a hearty roast, with the added benefit of handy kids’

portions, plus an indoor soft play area to keep little ones occupied. queue up and pile your plate with roast beef or pork, crispy roast potatoes, and yummy trimmings

such as cauliflower cheese and some of the best yorkshire

puddings around. With commanding views of Newquay’s coastline, it’s perfect for a cosy Sunday lunch.

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Live Lounge

Newquay’s energetic music scene goes off, with numerous venues from chilled out cafés to traditional pubs. Here’s what’s on offer in the town this winter.

Make like a rock star Walkabout, The Crescent

Unleash your inner rock and pop star

every Tuesday night at the Walkabout, home of the original Open Mic Night in Newquay. Just rock up with your

instrument and make like Ben Howard

or Rihanna - whatever takes your fancy. You’ll get the chance to get up on stage and sing, play guitar, drums base or

keyboard and generally just show off

your talent. It’s a very chilled out night with some genuinelly talented people playing every week to a discerning

audience. www.facebook.com/wbnewquay

albert jones... A regular to music lovers in Newquay, 29-year-old Albert Jones is one of the best singer/songwriters doing the rounds in town and definitely worth checking out, in our humble opinion.  Al how long have you been gigging in Newquay? For eight years on and off I reckon.  Where are you from originally? Shropshire. Think ‘The Shire’ from Lord of The Rings and you’re not far off. Although my feet aren’t as hairy as Frodo’s! 42

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What inspired you to become a musician? Hearing my Dad play Bert Jansch songs on the guitar and sneaking downstairs to hear them. I think I was five. What’s the best/worst thing about gigging? The best thing is when you write something that feels special and get to perform it in front of likeminded people. And the worst thing is missing out on other people’s gigs and discovering new music because I’m gigging myself. What inspires you to write songs? Anything that makes me feel something - good or

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bad. For me, there has to be an underlying emotion, otherwise it just doesn’t feel right. What’s your perfect day? Fishing, surfing and a BBQ with friends before heading to the beach bar stinking of barbecue smoke. Normally that’s enough for me, unless we manage to make it to the Chy for some Rattlers, oooooooffffffff. Have you ever thought about auditioning for X Factor? I normally get asked this at gigs, but I like to write my own music and be myself. The X Factor is more of a musical production line.  It’s the difference between

a home baked cake to a Mr Kipling slice. I prefer artists that create music made with love and care, which is a longwinded way of saying no, I haven’t. :-) So, we have to ask, do you get groupies after you at gigs? Ha, ha, no! There’s far more dashing and handsome men than me marauding around the country every weekend.  Al’s new EP ‘How Lost Are We’ is out now and available at www.albertjones.co.uk


arouNd THe ToWN belushIs, FOre sTreeT Belushis is popular weekend hangout with locals when there’s a varied

line up of live entertainment until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights. on Monday’s Belushis host open Mic Nights from 8pm till late.    www.belushis.com/bars/newquay

Ohana, easT sTreeeT throughout october ohana are holding Sunday evening chill out sessions

with DJ Will g and friends which consists of chilled out funky beats and some acoustic sessions. on Monday nights they’re hosting open Mic Nights, so grab your guitar and get down there! facebook/ohananewquay

On The rOcks Newquay’s alternative venue hosts a variety of indie bands at weekends throughout the winter and once or twice during the week. www.ontherocksbar.co.uk

caFÉ IrIe, FOre sTreeT At Café Irie no two nights are the same whether it’s live DJ’s, up and coming bands, one man plays, poetry slams or workshops. They’re well known as a

small alternative venue which brings eclectic acts from far and wide. Coming up on Saturday 26th october - george Ezra www.georgeezra.com

red lIOn, nOrTh Quay hIll the Red Lion is the local’s favourite on a Friday night with great bands raising the roof every week. www.redlionnewquay.co.uk

The cenTral, cenTral sQuare on Sunday nights head to Central for the best in live music. there’s a varied selection with rock, indie and party bands. www.thecentralnewquay.co.uk

Get in the Groove hOTel VIcTOrIa, easT sTreeT

the hotel victoria is hosting a variety of bands and solo artists this winter from Swing to Mowtown to Country Music to suit most music tastes.

They’re mainly charity events and there’s the added bonus that during

the charity event children go free and can watch a children’s movie in an adjacent room while the adults dance the night away.

Also, for the ultimate in chilled Sunday lunchtimes, there are chilled

Jazz sessions on Sunday lunchtimes, with 2-course lunches for £15.

Plus the vic Room is a new Newquay venue which takes over where

Leadbelly’s and the vic Bar left off, offering local musical talents. to keep up with all happenings at hotel victoria go to: www.hotel-victoria.co.uk

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Kids Club Keep your kids active with these sporty, fun clubs.

Mention the words Newquay and sport to anyone on the street and obviously ‘surfing’ is the

first thing that springs to mind. But it is a fact that the town has a remarkable choice of top

class facilities and clubs backed by a fantastic

population of professional coaches, volunteers and sportsmen and women. With the local

schools also placing emphasises on competitive

activities we would say there is no finer place in

the south west for children to get out, active and into sport. As winter approaches we thought we would give you a few ideas…..

Tennis

heron tennis in trenance Park, is a friendly club offering super

indoor and outdoor courts with a lovely clubhouse and café. Everyone is welcome, so you don’t have to be members to play, and there is

a fantastic year-round prgramme of fun coaching and activities for

players of all ages and levels. If you haven’t been to heron before and

bring along this Seven you can enjoy a free coaching session as detailed

below. Saturdays 9.00am-9.55am for 8 years & under or 10.00am-

10.55am for 9 years & over. to book your free coaching session and for more details, call 016537 877 555 http://www.heron-tennis.co.uk

Football

the club boasts over 300 members from u7s to u18s playing their games at Newquay Sports Centre,

Treviglas and Tretherras at weekends. They also

offer children from as early as 4 years old the chance to learn the beautiful game at their mini club on

Saturday mornings. For more information go to www. newquayafcyouth.co.uk or facebook/newquayafcyouth.

Newquay SLSC

Every child in the south west is going to end up on the

beach or water at some point. A place in Newquay Surf

Lifesaving Clubs Nippers will give them enough fantastic knowledge to keep them safe, enjoy the sea, keep them

fit, compete and give them the skills to help other people. Beach based in summer and pool based in winter we can’t recommend it enough! 44

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Junior Surf Club

Aimed at junior surfers of all abilities, aspects that are covered through the course range from ocean awareness, surfing technique to functional warm ups and

basic surf rescues. The lesson always begins at The Newquay Activity Centre, (at the Carnmarth hotel), every Sunday. Children can be any age (under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult) and it’s £60 to attend the six weeks course. www. newquayactivitycentre.co.uk/kids-nac-surfclub.php

there’s also the Fistral Rangers at

Newquay Activity Centre which aims to help children aged 8-14 get all they can

from the beach and coastal environment in a fun, active, safe and educational way. Call 01637 879571 or email info@

newquayactivitycentre.co.uk for further information.

Martial Arts

Newquay has a very healthy marital arts scene covering all the major styles. Marital arts help

teach discipline and confidence as well as fitness and self defence. It’s a great winter activity for

kids and there is plenty of choice from Kung Fu, BuDo, Boxing, Aikido, tae Kwon Do and Aiki

Jitsu. Koncept gym offers kids karate from £3.30 per class Ages 4-7 yrs, 8-11yrs, 12-15yrs www.

konceptgym.com Newquay Martial Arts also offer a full kids programme.

www.newquaymartialarts.com

Swimming

As with surf lifesaving swimming is a brilliant and sensible

option to keep your child fit and safe. obviously Waterworld

with its fantastic warm fun pool and 25 metre pool is the best

pool facility in Cornwall. Everything is covered from fun taster sessions, swimming lessons to a full team squad. www.waterworld.co.uk

Scuba Rangers

SCuBA RANgERS is not just a diving course. During the club sessions kids learn

about the environment, get more diving experience and have a fun time. They have a chance to try underwater photography or night diving with torches in the swimming pool, visit zoos and aquariums, attend boat trips on the tornado (Dive Newquay’s RhIB) or take part in other challenging activities.

Safety is a top priority and SCuBA RANgERS are taught by specially trained

instructors in a pool or under confined water conditions in a protected area. the Club meets at least once a month (during term times). Scuba Rangers is for 8-12yr olds, who also have the chance to progress onto Junior Rangers.

Dive Newquay, East Street 01637 876222 www.divenewquay.com


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