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Dine in Style is back !
This winter, head chef Steven Mesher and his team are prepped and ready with a superb 2 course evening menu, showcasing unique & traditional starter & main course dishes.
February 2nd - March 29th 2014
Click the links below to view our menu:
Valentines day at The Bay 2014
There seems to be something to celebrate every month – February’s for Valentine’s day – and we love a reason to create a special menu using all the best ingredients and the most imaginative dishes to fit the occasion.
For all the romantics amongst you, we have created a menu especially for Valentine’s Day and in 2014 it’s served not only on Friday 14th, but Saturday 15th too, making each day, a day to celebrate.
Spacious and light, with views across Mounts Bay from our panoramic windows this is a place to relax with loved ones, and on a Winter’s evening what could be more delightful than sitting in one of our lounge enjoying a glass of something mellow before enjoying delicious food as you gaze at the twinkling lights across the bay to Newlyn and Mousehole.
To view our menu click here:Valentine’s Menu 2014
Things to do in Cornwall this January: Ice Skating @ Eden
Thankfully, Eden – also known widely as The Eden Project – have reestablished the ice rink that has proved popular these last couple of winters – so you really can get your skates on!
Running through to February 3rd, Eden’s ice rink boasts skate rental and sessions for people of all ages and abilities – so be sure to call ahead to find out if there’s a time that might suit you or your family best.
If you’re looking to cap off a day of January fun in Cornwall, you’d do well not to miss out on some of the seasonal specials right here at The Bay in Penzance.
We’e got a selection of warming soups and seasonal vegetables that are proving to be true winter warmers in these most tempestuous of conditions.
For more information, be sure to visit our menu page for more details on what’s currently filling up our specials board.
Christmas in Cornwall – What’s on this December?
Christmas is once again upon us and many people from far and wide choose to spend the Festive season with us. After all, is there more appealing setting for your celebrations than a Cornish Christmas?
Many wonder what can be expected in if you choose to stay in Cornwall over the holiday period, with our charming region most known for it’s sub-tropical climate, scenery and beaches.
If you’re one of those people, you’ll love our guide on what to expect in Cornwall this Christmas; whether you’re just enjoying the festive menu in our fine dining restaurant, or you’re spending a little bit of Christmas in our luxurious Cornish hotel – here’s what will be at your doorstep.
Penzance Illuminations – December to January
When you can’t walk the streets of Penzance in warm sunlight, the red and green glow of the Illuminations is a fine substitute indeed. No matter where you walk in the area, your evenings will be just that little bit brighter, with the High Street and surrounding areas a particular highlight.
Montol Festival – 1st – 21st December
A culture all of it’s own, come and experience the traditional side of a Cornish Christmas at the Penzance Montol festival. Based on the historic festivals of Midwinter and Nadelik native to Penzance, you’ll be able to see lantern parades, dancing, markets and the traditional ‘lighting of the Mock’ up until Montol Eve on the 21st of December.
Tom Bawcock’s Eve – 23rd December
You might have to venture a little out of town for this one, but if you’re after a traditional celebration that you won’t find anywhere else beside Cornwall, the trip to Mousehole is a small trip to make.
Facing starvation after a rough winter, Mousehole was saved by local fisherman Tom Bawcock who braved the seas to bring back enough fish to feed the entire town. His catch was made into the Star Gazey Pie Mousehole is now famous for. Tom’s courage is well-remembered on Tom Bawcock’s Eve, where The Ship in replicates that pie and offers it up free to villagers and visitors alike who enjoy an evening of choirs, lantern processions and more.
New Year’s eve at The Bay
New Years Eve 2013
The Bay’s pushing out the old year and welcoming in 2014 with a Gala Black tie Dinner Dance this year.
So get out your glad rags and glitter and join us for sparkling Champagne cocktails & canapés on arrival from 7.30 followed by 6 luscious courses with fun and games and dancing from 10.pm to The Great Little Band seeing in the New Year and carriages at 1am.
Click below to take a quick sneak peak at the menu:
Click below to take a listen to couple of THE GREAT LITTLE BAND’S tracks.
Dine in style is back
Our Favourite Places: Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Cornwall is proud to be one of the country’s artistic hot-spots. From watercolourists to photographers, something about the dramatic coastlines, bustling harbour towns and famous food and drink establishments always keep creative creative types coming back for more.
For from a recent revelation, artists have been coming to – and even settling in – Cornwall for centuries now – such was the case with the Newlyn School artists (c.1880 – c.1940) which included Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Frank Bramley, Walter Langley and Laura Knight.
Whilst you can see the work of these famous painters in galleries the whole world over, only at Penlee House Gallery & Museum can you be looking at the paintings on moment, then walk out the door to the place where the artist painted the next.
A truly boutique experience for any lover of art or local history Penlee House is one of West Cornwall’s real treasures.
You’ll find everything there is to know about the Newlyn School artists, as well as fascinating insights into local lore, history of the surrounding area and the unique architecture that defines Cornish towns and villages.
If you’re looking for a quick snack (before you come back to The Bay, of course) you’ll also find a generously-stocked café, and a fabulous shop for you to snap up a piece of West Cornish art to take back home with you.
Proud to feature the finest local artists of both past and present in both The Bay and Hotel Penzance, ask any of our friendly team about what galleries and museums in the area they would recommend – both on and off the beaten track.