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

August 17 2016

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, ...

Easter Events in Newquay & Cornwall 2016

February 16 2016

Easter Events in Newquay & Cornwall 2016

Planning a trip to the Cornish coast soon? There’s plenty going on in Newquay and Cornwall to light up your early spring break, from Easter events for kids to culinary and cultural highlights for the grown-ups. Here are our top five events to look out for, all within easy reach of Hotel Bristol.5th March: St. Pirran’s Day (Killacourt Green, TR7 1DX)For all those too shy to ask, St Pirran is the...

Romantic Things to do in Newquay, Cornwall

January 18 2016

Romantic Things to do in Newquay, Cornwall

Whether it is your first time away together or a special anniversary, Newquay is one of the most romantic places in Cornwall. Here are some ideal ways to sweep someone off their feet on your next visit. Just the thing for Valentine's Day in Newquay, or any time of year for that matter. Don't forget to keep an eye on our offers page for some great value Newquay escapes for two!  Just you, me and...

Can't wait till summer? Winter short breaks in Cornwall

December 23 2015

Can't wait till summer? Winter short breaks in Cornwall

As we welcome in 2016, the sunny days of July and August can seem like a small eternity away. Jetting off to get some sun might be appealing, but could also cost an arm and a leg. This is where Cornish winter breaks can come to the rescue! Whether it’s an escape from the frosts or floods, a romantic weekend break in Newquay or a family escape, you’ll find plenty to do and some of ...

Gift Ideas and Experience Days in Newquay

December 18 2015

Giving people the perfect gift can be difficult, whether it is a Christmas present, birthday treat or anniversary gift. So instead of a pair of slippers, jewellery they may never wear, or a scarf you found at the market, why not give them something they will really remember. Experience days can be a great gift idea, and there is always something perfect out there for everyone. Plus, if you buy...

2015 Festive Events in Newquay

November 17 2015

The nights may be drawing in, but there's still plenty to do and enjoy in Newquay late in the year. Whether you fancy some fresh air and fun, Christmas shopping with a difference or simply a relaxing escape with the family before Christmas, Newquay is the place to be! Why not come and enjoy one of our festive & late season breaksand join the fun? Here are some of the celebrations and...

Bonfire Night and Halloween Events In Newquay 2015

October 05 2015

This year, Halloween has extra bite in Newquay with some exciting events that will have guests of all ages screaming with delight. For youngsters and teens, it promises to be especially thrilling, with the annual Zombie Crawl and a very special guest for anyone planning family breaks in Newquay this autumn. That said, there are plenty of highlights for older guests too, with a Bonfire Night bash...

Newquay Fish Festival and other events for autumn 2015

August 28 2015

If the weather has been rather moody this summer in Newquay, autumn looks somewhat brighter in more ways than one. Whether you visit Cornwall in search of great food, action and adventure or just a spot of top quality beachside loafing with live music, autumn breaks in Newquay are just the ticket. Here are some highlights that are right on our doorstep at the Hotel Bristol, Newquay:Newquay Fish...

Surf, Sun, Music and Fun: Summer events in Newquay 2015

June 23 2015

Finally it’s summer time and, just as the song promises, the living is easy if you find yourself in Cornwall this July and August. There are so many things to do in and near Newquay this summer, it’s tricky to know where to start. From surfers to music fans, young children to festival veterans, 2015 looks like being a brilliant year, with some of the best festivals in Cornwall and something for...

Five Great Newquay Attractions for Kids

May 05 2015

The summer holidays are perfect for spending quality time with the family, but keeping everyone happy can be tricky. So often, the key is finding a destination with a great variety of activities and attractions. Cornwall has continued to reign as the champion of family holidays for this reason, with destinations such as Newquay offering something to keep everyone happy.With so many things to do in...

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