Whilst this may be a little indulgent for a typical ‘date night’, when you’re weathering through Cornwall’s unforgiving winter it’s good to treat yourself once in a while, and a wintry night away filled with delicious food, quality drink and a comfortable bed just a few steps away is a good idea to break up the long nights and cold days. So, we’ve put together some establishments across Cornwall that combine it all so you can enjoy some incredible local food followed by a relaxing overnight stay. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself and a loved one or provide an early Christmas gift to someone special, an Eat & Sleep Cornish Escape is something to add to the list of winter activities this season…
Driftwood Hotel, Portscatho
With four AA rosettes and a Michelin star under its belt, Driftwood is a fine dining experience unlike any other in Cornwall and has been attracting foodie critics and enthusiasts for years. If you’d like to get a slice of the action with a little extra flair, the Driftwood Hotel offers eat and stay packages that not only include a dreamy night’s sleep but a sumptuous breakfast in the morning too. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast packages are available from the 29th October, just in time for you to craft your next wintery getaway.
- The Cornwall Hotel Restaurant
The Cornwall Hotel, St Austell
A funky, art deco inspired brasserie with great, locally sourced and inspired food, the Elephant Bar is part of the Cornwall Hotel, which means a night away can also entail a trip to their spa or if you’re planning on arriving early there’s the stylish Laura Ashley Tea Room for all your Afternoon Tea cravings.
- The Gurnard’s Head
On the road from St Ives to St Just
Listen to the wild winds of West Penwith on the Atlantic Highway whilst you relax in this atmospheric, cosy gastro pub that champions locally sourced, ‘available on the day’ produce cooked with oodles of flavour and plenty of local and expertly sourced drinks to go with it. Their popular Sunday Sleepover includes lunch, your supper, your room and breakfast on Monday morning. Ramble along the coast path or explore the moorlands and beat the Sunday blues with this ideal wintery coastal escape offer.
- Chapel House
An impressive Georgian building in one of Penzance’s most characteristic streets, the Chapel House boasts views across Mounts Bay from its renovated, chic, artistic décor that allows the buildings traditional features to shine alongside contemporary touches, from the exotically planted Cornish garden through to the white wash wooden flooring and elegant drawing room. Weekend overnight stays are available, allowing you to sample the delights of their Kitchen Supper, which uses the best, locally sourced produce and suppliers. Let the kitchen know 24 hours in advance and then tuck in on the night in their open plan kitchen dining area. In the morning enjoy their traditional West Cornwall cooked breakfast or if you’re staying on a Saturday then you can lie in and treat yourself to their generous Sunday Brunch.
- The Old Quay House
A luxury boutique hotel in the centre of Fowey, the 13-bedroom Old Quay House hotel overlooks the stunning estuary whilst. Being a stone’s throw away from Fowey’s cafés and pubs. Their waterfront restaurant offers spectacular fine dining in a relaxed setting with gorgeous estuary views. Only the best quality, Cornish produce is used in this establishment and with rooms offering roll top baths, luxury bath robes, and balcony views this is an indulgent getaway for those who like relaxed finery.
- The Beach at Bude
Just 50 metres from the South West Coast, this boutique hotel set in a Victorian building takes seaside stays to a new level. Their stylish, fresh accommodation paired with an exquisite dining experience brings all the best of Bude to the table with a mixture of small and large plates and a mouth-watering dessert menu. Finish it off with a soak in the tub and a glass of bubbly in bed.
- Padstow Townhouse
Created by the team behind the award-winning, Michelin star restaurant, Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, Padstow Townhouse offers elegantly styled, sumptuous rooms designed for pampering and relaxation for a night away you won’t forget. From helping yourself to decadent treats in the ‘Pantry’ to completing your stay with dinner at No. 6 or Rojanos in the Square, this is the ultimate ‘Paul Ainsworth’ experience to really get a feel for what the masterminds behind these unique foodie experiences are all about.
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Truro as it prepares for the festivities at the AA 3-star Mannings Restaurant and Hotel. Their overnight break includes a handcrafted cocktail upon arrival, a £50 voucher to use in the restaurant, a cooked English breakfast and complimentary car parking. Hit the town to explore Truro’s bars in the evening and spend the day on a shopping spree around Truro’s many independent, quirky stores just in time for Christmas. It’s a perfect time of year to explore this charismatic city from a fantastic and delicious location.
- Lanhydrock Hotel
On the stunning grounds of Lanhydrock Hotel in the north Cornish countryside you can enjoy a night away ‘Late Escape’ in one of the hotel’s luxury rooms, a three-course meal in their Nineteen Bar or Bistro, a glass of house with your evening meal, a full Cornish breakfast, chocolates in your room and complimentary use of the hotel’s fitness suite. If you’re a golf enthusiast (and the weather’s been favourable) there’s an 18-hole golf course and it boasts a pretty stunning background of 180 acres of Cornish green.
- Polurrian on the Lizard
Enjoy award-winning food and breath-taking views of the wild Lizard coast on at the Polurrian Hotel. Their Stay & Dine offer is available on Thursday and Sunday nights, where you can stay in one of their stylish rooms at £49 for the night on a bed and breakfast basis when you spend a minimum of £75 on food and drink. The offer expires on December 19th 2019 so now is the perfect time to book for a date night getaway.