Fistral Beach: Visit Newquay's iconic beach!

August 21 2018

Fistral Beach: Visit Newquay's iconic beach!

Surfing is a feeling that can’t really be described, but we’ll have a go…It’s a fleeting moment. A feeling of speed, exhilaration, commitment, abandonment, timelessness. It’s everything and nothing. Once you’ve caught a wave, it’s gone. Never the same wave to be repeated. And you’re not surfing waves, but energy. Energy that travels thousands of miles to crash into oblivion on the ...

What’s on in Cornwall – Late Summer Beach Events Newquay

July 23 2018

What’s on in Cornwall – Late Summer Beach Events Newquay

A gentle sea breeze, sand between your toes, music in the air, and a tranquil seaside setting to top it all off.Does it get much better than this? Maybe an England World Cup win would have just clinched it, but for now, we’ll settle for the brilliance of Newquay in the summer.Keeping this in mind, we know with countless events spanning our favourite holidaying season, its easy to get lost in...

Things to Do in Cornwall: Summer Arts & Music Festivals 2018

June 25 2018

Things to Do in Cornwall: Summer Arts & Music Festivals 2018

What's on in Cornwall this summer? Or as the famous Cornish comic, Kernow King (Ed Rowe) would say “wasson in Kernow, my birds”. Cornwall is nationally and internationally known for its thriving festival scene.  Each summer, the tip of the South West Peninsula becomes a go-to destination for musos, foodies, lit-lovers and anyone else after a bit of cultural vibrancy. To name ...

Top 10 Wedding Tips, from First Plans to the Big Day

May 10 2018

Top 10 Wedding Tips, from First Plans to the Big Day

Even if the course of true love has twists and turns, with some careful planning and advice your wedding day should run smoothly. Here are ten of the all time best nuggets of wisdom for couples looking to tie the knot: 1. Be yourselves Above all else, your wedding should be personal and unique to you. Granted, it’s easily said when there are relatives and close friends adding their own ideas and...

What to do in Newquay & Cornwall this Summer: 8 Great Days Out

April 19 2018

What to do in Newquay & Cornwall this Summer: 8 Great Days Out

Heading for North Cornwall this summer? From the town of Newquay, to the coast and countryside nearby, there is so much to do in the area. With both major attractions and off-the-radar treats you won't find on TripAdvisor, you would need several holidays to fit it all in! Here are eight great days out to enjoy this summer: Hit the beach, or explore our hidden coastlineThe main beaches at Newquay are...

Spring Breaks & Things to do in Newquay this Easter Holiday

March 05 2018

Spring Breaks & Things to do in Newquay this Easter Holiday

It might seem a little nuts to be thinking of spring already, given the crazy recent snowfall. But before you know it, the Easter Holidays and warmer months of April and May will be upon us. So where should you head for in 2018 for the best attractions and activities? Whether it's a romantic break for two or a family holiday in Cornwall, here are some ideal suggestions and special hotel offers to ...

A Cornish Romance: Valentine's Day, Wedding Fairs & Events in Newquay

January 15 2018

A Cornish Romance: Valentine's Day, Wedding Fairs & Events in Newquay

With a whole host of events to add to the many charms of the Cornish coast, 2018 is set to be a great year for romance in Newquay. Whether you’re looking for Valentine’s Day dining, wedding inspiration or just a relaxing break for two, there is sure to be something to win your heart in the coming weeks. Here’s our quick guide to what’s on in Newquay, along with some romantic things to do in...

Top Visitor Attractions and Places to Visit in Cornwall for 2018

December 15 2017

Top Visitor Attractions and Places to Visit in Cornwall for 2018

For anyone heading west in early 2018, it promises to be a great year for Cornwall's cultured side. Whether your ideal day out in the county involves natural or manmade beauty, coast or countryside, here are some of our highly recommended attractions and events for late winter and spring 2018, along with some terrific hotel offers for your next trip to Newquay: Art & Heritage Treasures at Penlee House...

Top 10 Planning Tips for a Less Stressful Christmas

November 06 2017

Top 10 Planning Tips for a Less Stressful Christmas

It’s a time of joy and goodwill to all, but Christmas can also become a bit of a blur when it comes to the panic of late shopping and preparations. So how might we all slow down a little and spend more time on the people and things that matter this year? Here are some timely preparation tips and ways to spend a less stressful Christmas this year… 1. Plan earlyIf there’s one sure route to Christmas...

Christmas Parties and Events in Newquay for 2017

October 23 2017

Christmas Parties and Events in Newquay for 2017

Whether you have sleigh bells (or alarm bells) already ringing in your head, we're already edging closer to a busy Christmas in Newquay for 2017. There are some great events and celebrations around the town, including local markets and a proper taste of Cornish Christmas with our delicious range of dinners and parties. Meanwhile, for those who would like a totally relaxed Christmas Day this year, ...

Top 2017 Food and Drink Events in Newquay & North Cornwall

August 15 2017

Top 2017 Food and Drink Events in Newquay & North Cornwall

Fancy a taste of the real Cornwall on your next break by the sea? In terms of delicious local fare, there has simply never been a better time to visit Newquay. You’ll always find something fresh and tasty on our menus here at Hotel Bristol, which always feature daily specials and seasonal additions. Autumn is especially juicy, with some fabulous Cornish food and drink events and menus to charm the...

Top Festivals in Newquay & Cornwall, Summer 2017 and Beyond

July 10 2017

Top Festivals in Newquay & Cornwall, Summer 2017 and Beyond

If there’s one thing better than enjoying a break in Newquay, it’s catching a brillliant event while you’re here! No matter whether you’re looking for music, the arts or culinary delights, you’re in for a treat this year too. Here’s our quick guide to what’s on in Newquay and  North Cornwall this summer and beyond for 2017. Don't forget, many of these events also offer one day or...

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 been for new brides and grooms...

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...

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