Cornish Weddings from Past to Present

June 02 2017

Cornish Weddings from Past to Present

As Hotel Bristol's new wedding organiser, Emma Young continues a family tradition of these great events spanning generations. But how have couples and their celebrations changed over the years? From tastes in food to fashion, we take a look at the world of weddings in Cornwall across the decades, along with a view on what makes the hotel as special as it has ever for new brides and grooms. How...

2017 Easter Events and Special Offers in Newquay

April 03 2017

2017 Easter Events and Special Offers in Newquay

With Easter coming up fast, there is no time like the present to start planning some family time or perhaps even plotting a special escape in Cornwall. It is a great time to visit Newquay and the region as a whole, as so many of the attractions host their own Easter events for kids in the holidays, while the coast and countryside are always there for fresh air and escapism too. Here is a quick guide...

Hotel Bristol 90 Years Young: Your Memories and Fascinating Facts

March 03 2017

Hotel Bristol 90 Years Young: Your Memories and Fascinating Facts

March 2017 is a very special month here at Hotel Bristol as we celebrate our 90th Anniversary. Where has all the time gone? The hotel has seen many changes in business and tourism over the years, not to mention some eye-opening and remarkable events, from famous guests to stories you just couldn’t make up. One thing that has remained consistent is the family behind it; The Young family acquired...

Half Term Holiday Events and Family Breaks in Newquay 2017

February 09 2017

Half Term Holiday Events and Family Breaks in Newquay 2017

Are you planning a family break or trip to Newquay shortly? There is plenty going on in the half term holidays and beyond, from storytelling sessions to all manner of active fun in and around the town. Here are some of our favourite events and attractions for 2017: Join the Jungle Trail at Newquay ZooAlways a good bet for the school holidays, Newquay Zoo launches a special “Into the Jungle” series...

Valentines Day Treats & Romantic Breaks in Newquay, Cornwall

January 13 2017

Valentines Day Treats & Romantic Breaks in Newquay, Cornwall

Are you looking for ways to spoil your partner this year? The Cornish coast makes a wonderfully romantic yet affordable destination to treat your other half. But if we only had just one short break, what would be our top recommended activities and locations for couples in Newquay, North Cornwall? Here are some ideas for couples of all tastes for Valentines Day 2017 and beyond: Quiet Beaches and Coastal...

Breaks in Cornwall for Less: How to Save Money on your Next Holiday

December 12 2016

 Breaks in Cornwall for Less: How to Save Money on your Next Holiday

Ever wondered how to spend less on your holidays yet still enjoy life to the full? There is a definite knowhow when it comes to saving money, regardless of your budget and the type of break you want. We’re well aware that many families and couples have to be careful with their funds these days. So with that in mind, here are a handy selection of travel tips help you get the best value on holidays...

A Very Cornish Christmas: Festive Food, Gifts and Shopping

November 11 2016

A Very Cornish Christmas: Festive Food, Gifts and Shopping

Whether you intend to celebrate in style with us or cook up your own Christmas feast this year, we hope you are looking forward to the festive period. Perhaps it is our Cornish heritage or location on the Atlantic coast, but we certainly like to do things a little differently in the holiday season. Here are some Cornish twists and Christmas food ideas to spice things up this year, along with news ...

Lights, Zombies, Action! -What's on in Newquay this Autumn

October 03 2016

Lights, Zombies, Action! -What's on in Newquay this Autumn

Are you wondering where to head this October and November in Newquay and Cornwall? Events range from our gloriously gory Zombie Crawl to Truro’s magnificent City of Lights event, while music and culture fans can expect some stellar performances and exciting dates to put in the diary. Here are our top autumn events to look out for in the coming weeks, whether you are planning a flying visit or a ...

6 Reasons Why We Love Autumn in Cornwall

September 05 2016

6 Reasons Why We Love Autumn in Cornwall

Are you already missing fun and excitement of the holidays? Praying for an Indian summer perhaps? Well fear not, because there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful as the nights draw in here in Cornwall. The beaches are just as tempting, with prime surf and a more peaceful vibe, while classic pubs, fabulous wild countyside and foodie treats all add up to a magical autumn. Here are just some of the...

Adventures in Cornish Craft Alcohol: Best Beers, Ciders, Wines & Spirits

August 17 2016

Adventures in Cornish Craft Alcohol: Best Beers, Ciders, Wines & Spirits

Although it might be the revolution in Cornish cuisine that has really grabbed headlines in recent years, Cornish drinks are another huge success story. From the now famous Sharps Ales to distilled spirits of a rare quality and potency, Cornwall has some of the best booze in the UK! This month we decided to raise a toast with Luke, Hotel Bristol’s Bar Manager, to discover what is new, local and ...

Must Try Foodie Treats in Newquay & Cornwall

July 01 2016

Must Try Foodie Treats in Newquay & Cornwall

One of the best things about visiting Cornwall these days is the amazing food. Gone are the days of soggy chips on the beach; Newquay alone has a whole host of great food and drink to sample, whether you fancy a cracking local cream tea, a spot of fine dining or outstandingly good Cornish seafood. But if you only had one weekend in Newquay, what local food would be an absolute must? One person who...

2016 Festivals & Live Music in Newquay

June 10 2016

2016 Festivals & Live Music in Newquay

Besides the legendary surfing and food events, one of the other truly live and kicking aspects of Newquay is its vibrant music scene. From local rock and acoustic gigs to curtain-raising music festivals, the town and surrounding area hosts an impressive array of established and exciting new talent each year. So where are the best live music venues in Newquay? And which festival acts will you not want...

10 Free & Low Cost Things to do With Kids on a Seaside Holiday

May 24 2016

10 Free & Low Cost Things to do With Kids on a Seaside Holiday

Even with the best laid plans, costs can quickly stack up on family seaside breaks. You’ve already booked a room and filled up the car again, before the requests for ice cream and pocket money arrive. However, by making the most of cheap and free kids’ activities, you can still find great ways to save money on your family holiday. Here are ten brilliant low cost and totally free things to do in...

The Newquay Arts Scene & Art8 Festival 2016

April 15 2016

The Newquay Arts Scene & Art8 Festival 2016

Although you might think of Newquay as predominantly a good times town of sand, surfing, bars and eateries, the town also has an unsung arts scene if you know where to look! We certainly value art here at the hotel. Cornwall has always been a big draw for visual artists in particular, some of whom have been regular hotel guests; you’ll spot some beautiful examples of art from the local area and ...

Not Just Surfing: Adventure Activities in Newquay & Cornwall

March 21 2016

Not Just Surfing: Adventure Activities in Newquay & Cornwall

Newquay might be one of the UK’s best places to surf, but there are stacks of other activities that also deliver fun and excitment. From pelting down hills in a giant ball, to zipwires, gokarts and sea kayaking, there are some seriously exciting things to do in North Cornwall. Should you fancy trying something completely different on your next trip, from coastal adventures to adrenaline sports, ...

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