Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding - July/August 2023 (Issue 44)

Spotlight on... North and West Devon ASK THE EXPERTS Big-day advice Be inspired by this vibrant shoot FESTIVAL VIBES BAKED WITH LOVE Wedding cakes, sweets and treats JUL/AUG 2023 £3.55

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REGULARS 7 EDITOR’S LETTER A warm welcome from Claire 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around the regions 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 60 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer big-day advice 90 COMPETITION Win a romantic getaway to the upscale Avani+ Samui Resort in Thailand CONTENTS JULY/AUGUST 2023 VENUES 15 COAST TO COAST Wonderful waterside wedding venues 23 SPOTLIGHT ON... Venues in North and West Devon On the cover This photograph was taken by Freeformimages Photography ( as part of an exclusive styled shoot in this issue – check out all of the suppliers involved on page 45. 51 60 FEATURES 45 FESTIVAL OF LOVE This eco-conscious shoot used a rainbow colour palette 51 ECO-CHIC WEDDINGS The wonderful world of eco-friendly weddings 57 SWEET VERSUS SAVOURY Mouth-watering wedding cakes and treats 3

HONEYMOONS 82 HONEYMOON NEWS Our travel editor reveals the newest openings and honeymoon essentials 84 MY FIRST, MY LAST, MY EVERYTHING Discover five-star, desert island luxury at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island 86 A CELTIC HAVEN Peace and tranquillity await honeymoons at Galgorm in Northern Ireland 89 DO NOT DISTURB We head to Staffordshire to check out the spa mini-moon options at Moddershall Oaks FASHION & BEAUTY 62 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 63 IT’S AN ILLUSION These bridal dresses with barely-there details are sheer perfection 69 LOOK SHARP Nothing says girl power like a tailored bridal suit or jumpsuit 72 FRUIT PASTELS The mama figure in your life will love these stylish muted dresses and gold accessories 73 FASHION Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 74 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with all the latest must-haves 76 BEING SOPHIE Sophie Stonehouse on body positivity, self-love and flawless skin 79 DRESSED TO IMPRESS The team at Colour Me Beautiful share their fashion advice for the groom-to-be 51 26 33 REAL WEDDINGS 26 MADE IN DEVON Jenna and David’s big day at Matthews Hall in Topsham, Devon enjoyed a colourful blue and green theme 33 MADE IN CORNWALL Georgia and Jack’s special day enjoyed the beautiful backdrop of the Polurrian on the Lizard hotel 38 CORNWALL MEETS THE CARIBBEAN Fowey Harbour Hotel was the wonderful setting for Felicity and Henry’s real wedding GROOMS 78 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 80 NOT JUST ANOTHER KEN Stand out from the crowd with these pink and white menswear options inspired by this summer’s hot new Barbie film 73 4

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This is always one of my favourite issues of the year to put together. I adore summer and everything that comes with it, from afternoons spent on the beach (I’m lucky enough to live within walking distance of the coast) to enjoying the long balmy evenings having drinks with friends. For those of you putting the finishing touches to a late-summer celebration, take inspiration from our waterside wedding venues in this issue, and also from the local real-life wedding couples and team of talented regional suppliers who collaborated on our festival-themed styled shoot. There’s also all the latest wed-day news, exclusive offers, fashion, beauty and hot honeymoon ideas. Until the next issue... Claire x ISSN 2397-4133 Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Events & Publishing Ltd. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding is published six times a year. Claire Ridley, Editor Summer lovin’ cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS ADVERTISING Account Manager Tony Smith | 01376 538 562 @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and DESIGN 01376 535 616 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 MANAGING DIRECTOR Sarah Ellis | 01376 535 602 EDITORIAL Editor Claire Ridley | 01376 535 611 The team behind Bar Buoy premium bottled cocktails has teamed up with fellow Devon businesses, Owens Coffee and TORS vodka to reveal its deliciously decadent Espresso Martini and I can’t wait to try it at my next summer soiree! Read all about it on page nine. I love this silver sequin shimmer wall from Estrel Wedding & Event Hire and would love one for my home! See more of their dazzling ideas on page 60. A dessert table is a great idea for a wedding, offering a tasty choice for guests. Check out this one from Ausel Cakes & Catering based in Hayle, Cornwall on page 57. Wow! Look at the incredible view from the historic waterfront property Cliff House Salcombe on page 15 – I want to book a staycation there! 6

Boringdon Park Golf Weddings Plymbridge Road . Plympton . PL7 4QG 01752 339113 Call or email Amanda Taylor for more details A premier venue in Plymouth for the perfect wedding Plan your dream wedding with an exclusive personalised package at one of Plymouth and Devon’s favourite wedding venues. With stunning panoramic views across Plymouth Sound and Dartmoor, Boringdon Park is an elegant and modern venue thats the perfect location for your special day. Set in the heart of 200 acres of delightful grounds savour the magnificent vista as you approach our ever-popular venue up the impressive driveway – views that will give you a memorable backdrop to an unforgettable day. We are now booking weddings for 2024-2025 with limited late availability for 2023. We not only specialise in pre-loved Designer dresses but also Ex Sample and Ex catwalk dresses as well as a line direct from the designers. BRIDAL RELOVED TAVISTOCK 14B Market Street, Tavistock PL19 0DB 01822 610501 | All arrangements from the bridal bouquet to buttonholes, venue and reception owers to presentation bouquets. Any owers you could want for your special day. WWW.BLOSSOMSANDBUTTERFLIES.CO.UK blossomsandbutter 07800 856824 BARNSTAPLE BASED COVERING DEVON/CORNWALL

Nearlywed The latest news from both counties BAR BUOY LAUNCHES BOTTLED ESPRESSO MARTINI The team behind Bar Buoy premium bottled cocktails has teamed up with fellow Devon businesses, Owens Coffee and TORS vodka to reveal its deliciously decadent Espresso Martini (15% ABV). Bar Buoy’s Espresso Martini is expertly crafted with Dartmoor-based TORS vodka, coffee liqueur, Owens organic cold brew espresso and sugar syrup. The tasty rich aroma captures the heady scent of freshly roasted coffee. To serve, chill the Bar Buoy Espresso Martini in the fridge, give it a good shake in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice to achieve a thick foam, strain into a martini glass and garnish with three coffee beans – which are said to represent health, wealth and happiness. Ria Ball, co-founder of Bar Buoy Cocktails, said: “All of our cocktails are made with premium spirits and high-quality ingredients. We have carefully chosen the businesses we’ve partnered with to create our range. They are all local producers from our home county of Devon as we believe their products are some of the best available anywhere, and we all share the same important values around sustainability.” Owens’ Roastery is based in South Devon in Ivybridge where customers can visit for a takeaway coffee or shop its range of whole bean or ground coffee, along with home brewing equipment. Liz Orgill, marketing director of Owens Coffee, said: “We have been roasting Owens 100% Fairtrade and organic coffee since 2010. We are constantly looking for new opportunities to partner with local producers. We met Tim and Ria last summer whilst accepting our Muddy Stilettos Devon Sustainable Business Award and started to talk about how we could work together. We are delighted that Bar Buoy’s Espresso Martini now includes Owens Coffee’s fabulous cold brew, which you can make at home.” Liz adds, “For this particular cold brew we’ve used our Baya blend, a darker roasted blend of our Arabica organic and Fairtrade coffee beans from Indonesia and Central America.” Bar Buoy has a range of 12 delicious cocktails available in four different bottle sizes and with 100% plastic-free and recyclable packaging. The cocktails are Bramble, Cosmopolitan, Devon Stormy, Espresso Martini, Mai Tai, Margarita, Mojito, Negroni, Old Fashioned, Passion Fruit Martini, Raspberry Daiquiri and Seabird. The bottles are priced at £4.95 for a 10cl single serve; £7.95 for a 20cl bottle (serves two), £18.95 for a 50cl bottle (serves five) and £32.95 for a one-litre bottle (serves 10). The cocktails are available from with free delivery over £40. The company donates 1% of all its sales to Project Seagrass, a marine charity devoted to the conservation of seagrass ecosystems through education, influence, research and action. To find out more about Owens Coffee, visit and to find out more about TORS Vodka, visit NEWS CREATE BESPOKE WEDDING DAY SPIRITS WITH SALCOMBE DISTILLING CO. Salcombe Distilling Co., through their award-winning Salcombe Gin School and newly launched Salcombe Rum School, offer the opportunity for engaged couples to craft their very own unique spirit during a Salcombe Gin or Rum School lesson. From seasonal flavours to clever naming conventions, the chosen drink adds personalisation to the wedding day. Guests to Salcombe Gin School or Salcombe Rum School take charge of a mini copper pot to develop and distil their very own 70cl bottle of gin or rum at Salcombe Distilling Co.’s award-winning waterside distillery in Salcombe. They can create their own recipe by choosing from an extensive range of botanicals supplied, or get imaginative and experiment by bringing their own. During distillation, visitors will sample and name their creations before bottling their chosen drink and placing it in a presentation box with a personalised bottle label. A Gin School lesson is three hours long and is available from Tuesday to Saturday afternoons at 2 pm and Saturday mornings at 10 am. Salcombe Rum School runs every Thursday from 2 pm until 5 pm. A Gin or Rum School lesson for two people sharing a still is £160. Salcombe Distilling Co. offers a service to distil more of the couple’s bespoke gin or rum. They visit and fill out an online form listing their chosen botanicals and quantities noted from their previous Salcombe School visit. Salcombe Distilling Co.’s team of expert distillers then re-create two 70cl bottles of gin or rum (from £95). Higher quantities are available upon request. MAINBRACE BAR OPENS AT THE ROYAL CORNWALL YACHT CLUB IN FALMOUTH Mainbrace, the premium spirits brand, has unveiled the grand opening of the branded hatch bar at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in Falmouth. Designed and produced by the teams behind Mainbrace including Autograffiti, a local Cornish graphic and sign company and the RCYC team, guests can sample the unique taste of Mainbrace Premium Golden Rum or Navy Strength Rum, made from a blend of two to five-year-old rums from three different stills in Guyana and un-aged Rhum Agricole from Martinique, as well as Cornish Dry Gin which is made from coastal botanicals with notes of umami and citrus. Co-founder David Haigh commented: “This is the perfect venue for us to showcase our unique range of Mainbrace products and thank our loyal customers for their support.” To find out more, visit 9 LOCAL NEWS

ENJOY A SUMMER STAYCATION WITH FINEST RETREATS Summer is in full swing, bringing with it warmer weather and sunnier days. For those looking to escape to the Cornish coast for a mini-moon, family-moon or a staycation honeymoon, Finest Retreats has a whole range of stunning holiday rentals to choose from. •Tides, Newquay (sleeps four) Wake up to stunning sea views in this modern and luxurious two-bedroom apartment and enjoy a morning coffee on the balcony overlooking Harbour Beach. Located near Newquay’s famed beaches, it’s the perfect base for couples or families to explore the area. The spacious apartment can sleep up to four adults, with an additional sofa suitable for two children. With high ceilings, large windows that allow the magnificent coastal light to pour in, and a clean and contemporary aesthetic, this property makes for a stylish bolthole in a privileged position. •Trethew Cottage, near Redruth (sleeps four) Set within its own large private garden, including a swing seat and benches to capture the stunning views from St Ives to St Agnes and beyond, this well-appointed detached house is ideal for families or two couples. It has an ample-sized kitchen and dining spaces both inside and out for those staying closer to home, and good links to the A30 for those wishing to explore the wider county including St Michael’s Mount which is a 30-minute drive. To book, EDITOR LOVES The Little Red Bus is a chauffeur-driven VW lovingly named Rory available to hire to transport the wedding party and also double up as a fun photo booth, BOARDMASTERS SURF AND MUSIC FESTIVAL BENEFITS LOCAL CORNISH ORGANISATIONS Vision Nine, the organisers of Cornwall’s surf and music festival Boardmasters, have announced that more than 38 local Cornish charities, beach clean groups, businesses, children’s hospices, schools, surfing and sporting organisations and community groups are set to benefit from a staggering £105,000 raised by the Boardmasters Foundation in 2022. Established in 2017, the Boardmasters Foundation was born out of the festival team’s desire to give back and support the culture and surrounding communities that are at the heart of the festival which takes place at Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay each year. The recipients of the 2022 funds include the Schools Consent Project, Wave Women, Black Voices Cornwall, Cornwall Food Action, Newquay Train Station toilets, WGB Lifesaving Club, Newquay Boardriders, The Wave Project, Newquay Junior Academy and Watergate Bay Hotel. Other successful applicants are Newquay Scout Club, Children’s Hospice South West, Newquay Beer Festival, Newquay Tretherras Academy, Trenance Learning Academy and Concrete Waves. Many more recipients will be announced in the coming weeks and months. CEO of Vision Nine and Boardmasters founder, Andrew Topham, said: “We’re proud of the £105,000 we’ve been able to raise across 2022 and hugely grateful to everyone who has contributed to the Foundation as a supporter of Boardmasters itself. Collectively, through this, we all give back to local organisations across Newquay, Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth and across Cornwall and beyond. Since we established the Foundation in 2017, we have raised over £310,000 and we continue to be ambitious in our objective of building on and growing the annual fundraising and charitable donations that the festival has already made year-on-year.” Funds for the Boardmasters Foundation are raised each year at the Boardmasters festival. Applications are reviewed against the Foundation’s key pillars of focus - Community, Force for Good and Culture. Groups and organisations who are interested in applying to The Boardmasters Foundation should visit where 2023 applications will open soon. 10 EDITOR’S FAVOURITE On the topic of retro wheels, the multi-award-winning VW wedding car hire company Honeybugs Cornwall offers restored, classic Volkswagen vehicles known as Hank, Honey and Hatty,

GREAT WESTERN GRILL AT BOVEY CASTLE REOPENS After three years, the Great Western Grill at Bovey Castle is welcoming guests once again. The restaurant pays homage to the hotel’s history, having first opened as a hotel in 1930 by the Great Western Railway. With roots planted in classical cookery, the award-winning 3 AA Rosette Great Western Grill, headed up by executive chef Mark Budd, features refined modern British comfort cooking and incorporates forgotten classics. The dishes are prepared using high-quality ingredients from the estate and in the interests of sustainability, from surrounding areas wherever possible, from local game to lamb, aged Dartmoor Farmers beef and fish from the coast around the Southwest. The menu will consist of an á la carte option offering traditional favourites, meats, grills, steaks, house specials, fish and shellfish. From dressed Brixham crab salad to red wine braised oxtail cottage pie and poached native lobster with truffle macaroni cheese, this menu is sure to impress the guests. The popular Afternoon Tea is offered in the Lounge and Terrace areas and a Sunday Lunch menu will also be relaunched. The grand opening of the grill wouldn’t be complete without a new Champagne Bar, offering an exclusive drinks list plus caviar and oysters. The restaurant respects the glamour of the Art Deco origins and echoes of a bygone era. Bovey Castle offers rooms from £239 per night, based on two adults sharing on a B&B basis, DEVONIA WATER IS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE LUXURIOUS BOVEY CASTLE Sustainable Devon spring water company Devonia is now available at Bovey Castle and will be served in the hotel bedrooms, restaurants and the bar, as well as in conference rooms for events. Set in 275 acres of countryside, Bovey Castle – which is the flagship of the Eden Hotel Collection – has 60 bedrooms, 22 lodges, an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts and an Elan Spa, complete with art deco swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms and a dedicated Gentlemen’s Quarter. The hotel’s Great Western restaurant, which holds 3 AA Rosettes for its culinary excellence, is overseen by talented head chef Mark Budd, who also manages the hotel’s casual dining option, Smith’s Brasserie. Devonia water owner Neil Graham said, “We are delighted to be working with the stunning Bovey Castle to fulfil all their bottled water needs. It’s great to see yet another Devon business working to improve its sustainability. There’s never been a more important time to be considerate and mindful of the environment.” Lorenzo Fassio, Bovey Castle’s deputy general manager, said, “Bovey Castle, and the entire Eden Hotel Collection, are taking great strides forward in sustainability. We understand the importance of businesses to be more environmentally responsible. We already ensure we source local produce and recycle wherever possible. Stocking Devonia Water allows us to take our efforts another step further and introduce ‘reuse’, and we’re delighted to be able to work with Neil.” Devonia is the only spring water company in the South of England with a business model centred around continuously reusing glass bottles. Over the 18 years that the company has been up and running, it has saved a staggering 163 tonnes of glass from going to landfill, by collecting and reusing its water bottles from hotels, pubs, cafes, restaurants, special events and private customers across Devon. Since the start of 2022, Devonia has sold 336,000 bottles of water and reused an impressive 285,000, which is a re-use rate of 90%. Washing and refilling the bottles uses just 6% of the energy required to recycle glass, reducing CO2 by 94%. It doesn’t generate any plastic pollution that would ultimately go into the world’s oceans. Devonia’s water is bottled at source from a spring that bubbles up on the edge of a meadow near the villages of Beeson and Beesands, less than a mile from the sea. Available in both still and sparkling and in 330ml or 750ml bottles, the water has a natural soft taste that’s proven to be incredibly popular with customers. As well as being a sustainable business, Devonia supports the Dartmoor Rescue Group’s Ashburton team, of which Neil Graham has been a full member for years. By purchasing and enjoying Devonia water, customers are also supporting the incredible work of the mountain rescue team. This year, Devonia Water is also sponsoring the South West Coast Path Association Trailblazer Walk during its 50th anniversary year. Neil Graham has a deep-rooted passion and commitment to sustainability and the environment and a love for the coast path. Plus, Devonia’s bottling plant is in very close proximity to the Beesands stretch of the path. Neil said, “The coastal path has been impacted hugely over the years by climate change and it is one of the many reasons why I choose to run my business sustainably.” For further information visit NEW FINE DINING RESTAURANT, DA KONA, OFFICIALLY OPENS AT WYNDHAM TRENYTHON MANOR IN CORNWALL Located on the coast of Cornwall, luxury hotel and lodge resort Wyndham Trenython Manor has elevated its dining offering with the opening of a fine dining restaurant, Da Kona. Set in a grand, characterful room panelled with carved oak walls the ornate decor of the restaurant sets the scene for a night of indulgence. The menu consists of locally sourced, fresh Cornish ingredients including crab, sea bass and Cornish-bred beef. Head chef Mauricio Zambrano is passionate about working with the best local suppliers, fishermen and farmers to provide the highest quality ingredients and dishes possible. Serving extensive breakfast, dinner and Sunday lunch menus, guests can enjoy a full Cornish-cooked breakfast paired with Buck’s Fizz and there’s a continental and children’s option available. Starters include smoked duck, pork belly and ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese. Mains include seafood dishes and vegetarian options while desserts include a zesty cheesecake. Available every Sunday, the lunch menu serves prime meats roast potatoes, vegetables and lashings of gravy, with prices from £17 for one course, £22 for two courses and £27 for three courses. On select evenings, Da Kona offers entertainment from evenings of jazz to quiz nights, 11 LOCAL NEWS THE 2021 WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS: NATIONAL WINNER IMAGE BY JOSHUA GOODING PHOTOGRAPHY n Barn - Advertorial - Your Devon & Cornwall Magazine (quarter page)_rev 2.indd 1 29/09/2021 14:44 01392 832483 A beautiful location for your perfect day LORD HALDON COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURDEVONCORNWALL.WEDDING BEFORE 30TH SEPTEMBER 2023. Great giveaways and offers ALL BOXED UP The Empty Box Company is a sustainable, family-run Devon-based business creating handmade wedding dress, headpiece, accessory and travel boxes. Whether you’re thinking of keeping your dress, shoes, jewellery and other precious items (they might become family heirlooms one day) or whether you’re going to sell them, it’s a wise idea (and an investment) to keep everything well-protected which is where these stylish storage boxes in different designs come in handy - we love the Botanical Buff; Wild Strawberry Pink and Blossom Sky designs! Clients who post a photograph of their wedding dress packed in a Wedding Dress box from The Empty Box Company on their social media pages and tag @theemptyboxcompanyltd will receive a complimentary A6 treasure box. Post images on or To find out more and to shop, visit WIN A STAY IN THE LAKE DISTRICT Lakeside Hotel & Spa blends country house character with contemporary four-star luxury set within the stunning panoramic views of Lake Windermere – part of the spectacular Lake District World Heritage Site. With its unique location and choice of reception rooms and private suites, the hotel can cater for intimate wedding parties, larger weddings of up to 80 guests and even secret escape weddings just for two, making it the ideal setting and venue for an unforgettable Lake District wedding. The winner of this fantastic prize will be greeted with a glass of Lanson Champagne upon arrival and enjoy a three-course dinner for two before settling down for a good night’s sleep in a double room. The following morning, the winner can enjoy a delicious full English breakfast or Continental version. Classic Lodges is a nationwide collection of exclusive hotels that all have exceptional charm and character, whether that’s a peaceful country getaway or a city centre stay. Each of the hotels provides a friendly, relaxing atmosphere while maintaining Classic Lodges’ signature style, comfort and luxury. Steeped in history, all of the hotels have equally stunning views to accompany the suites and rooms. Visit to book a stay. For your chance to win, visit our website. Terms and conditions apply. Freebies& OFFERS FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

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TO coast Coast You won’t want to leave these wonderful waterside venues ADAM HANDLING’S UGLY BUTTERFLY WINS THE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AWARD AND CELEBRATES WITH A NEW COCKTAIL MENU Chef Adam Handling’s bar in St. Ives recently won the Sustainable Practices Award at the CLASS Bar Awards 2023, solidifying Ugly Butterfly as one of the UK’s leading sustainable bars. The prestigious award recognises the bar’s commitment to sustainable and zerowaste practices and its efforts to help others to do the same. Demonstrating their commitment to quality local produce and sustainable practices, Ugly Butterfly has recently launched a new cocktail menu that’s available now. Illustrated by bar manager, Connor Rainsford, and headed up by the newly promoted bar director of the Adam Handling Group, Josh Linfitt, the menu has been crafted with seasonal ingredients from local growers such as the Eden Project and Pasha’s Patch, bringing together local products, food waste and foraged ingredients to create unique and delicious concoctions. Each of the cocktails is beautifully presented, with 80% of the list available free from alcohol, alongside an entire page dedicated to alcohol-free options which the team have paired with mixers. The new cocktails include ‘Drop sails, knot nets’, which unlock the flavours from ordinarily discarded banana skins by turning them into a banana cordial. This is stirred down with an in-house made pandan liqueur, utilising pandan harvested from The Eden Project to provide flavours that would usually need to be imported but, growing in the microclimate at The Eden Project, can be described as ‘local’. The vodka-based ‘Modern Dandy’ is another new drink, which utilises waste popcorn syrup and spent coffee, and served with a Cornish tartan bow tie. The Modern Dandy is sprayed with tobacco air, to enhance the rich scent of the beverage. It’s not just the drinks themselves that reduce waste but even the vessels in which the drinks are served. For the Overhead cocktail, the team worked with talented local artist, Gemma Lessinger, and the incredible surfboard shaper, Brad Rochfort, to create a cup from waste surfboard material to protect glassware and ultimately reduce the energy required to recycle any broken glass. Josh Linfitt, the bar director for the Adam Handling Group, commented: “We’re over the moon to have won. Knowing all the hard work, effort and time that was put into this bar and its menus means it feels pretty amazing! Connor and the team have taken the mission of Sustainable, Local, and Luxury and run with it.” Delicious local and sustainable ingredients sourced from growers, farmers and fishermen across Cornwall have also been packed into the restaurant’s seven-course tasting menu with dishes including scallops, squash and chilli; asparagus, anchovies and nasturtium; and Guinea fowl, wild garlic and lemon thyme. There’s also a smaller five-course tasting menu available, with a new dish of Hogget, jersey royal and peas, as well as delicious new snacks including cauliflower and seaweed tart and mackerel tartare. The Food Fight dessert is currently on both menus, as seen in Adam’s recent appearance on BBC’s Great British Menu, which won him the title of ‘Champion of Champions 2023’. Every part of the Adam Handling Group is deeply rooted in sustainability and Ugly Butterfly is no exception, serving zero-waste dishes and drinks, following its core ethos, ‘Sustainable. Local. Luxury’. With breathtaking views of the Carbis Bay shoreline, the luxury St. Ives bar plays host to an ever-growing list of creative solutions to minimise food waste without compromising on quality, using a multitude of innovative techniques to preserve ingredients so that they can be used beyond their season, utilising anything unused in the kitchen in the bar, and vice versa. Adam Handling, chef and owner of the Adam Handling Restaurant Group, commented: ‘I’m honoured and proud of my Ugly Butterfly legends for winning this award. It’s something we’re all passionate about and I’m so excited to showcase the creativity and talent of Josh, Connor and the entire Ugly Butterfly team in their creation of an experience as close to zero waste as possible.’ The new five-course tasting menu is priced at £100 per person, with an optional wine pairing at £95 per person, or £135 per person for the premium wine pairing, and £1250 for opulence pairing (six people plus). The seven-course tasting menu is priced at £135 per person, with an added £120 per person for matching wine, £185 per person for matching premium wine, and £1550 for opulence pairing (six people plus). To book, visit The Ugly Butterfly is located at the Carbis Bay Estate where couples can get married on the beach. Twelve separate areas of the estate are licensed for ceremonies, including the wedding hut perched on the white sand; an outdoor spa garden pavilion; beautiful function suites located inside the main house, and the cosy coastal inn located on-site called the Gannet. From classic to quirky, small and intimate to grand and lavish, weddings are bespoke. To find out more and to book, visit 15 THEMED VENUES

GREEN MICHELIN-STARRED CHEF JEFFREY ROBINSON’S NEW HYPER-SUSTAINABILITY PUB OPENS IN CORNWALL Jeffrey Robinson, one of the UK’s first chefs to have attained a green Michelin star, has announced the opening of his new Cornish outpost – Harbour House. Set on the waterfront in the historic village of Flushing, on the South Cornish coast, Harbour House, scheduled to open this summer will be a pub that’s dedicated to creating and achieving new levels of hyper-sustainability in the hospitality industry. For the past few years, Jeffrey, along with his wife Caroline has helmed the New Yard Restaurant located on the Lizard Peninsula in rural southwest Cornwall. The new pub establishment in Flushing marks a distinct evolution for the historic waterfront property, formerly known as The Seven Stars. The village of Flushing is set on the Penryn River, directly across from Falmouth, offering the perfect place where a hospitality business can thrive but be underpinned with not only environmental but social accountability, a foundation Jeffrey believes is essential if you wish to market yourself as ‘sustainable’. The establishment’s new name: Harbour House honours the long history of marine trading in Flushing, its seafaring traditions and the building’s former use as board and lodging for Dutch shipping crews. The free house property is currently being stripped and reshaped, releasing previously unmet potential space and storytelling layers as they go. Jeffrey and the team will be serving pub snacks and small plates, with an array of dishes that showcase the freshest produce from the surrounding sea, rivers, fields and gardens. Daily producers and suppliers will include New Dawn Traders, Sailor’s Creek Shellfish and Soul Food Farm, an organic, regeneratively led market garden. All cooking at Harbour House will be over coals from Tom Kemp of Working Woodlands Cornwall, the only eco-sustainable supplier in the entire country, who use local coppice sourced from surrounding woods. Harbour House will also pour the very best of hyper-local beers from Penryn’s Verdant Brewer, Lacuna, who is making headways with the local sourcing of their hops. Cornish-made gins and spirits will be supplied from Loveday, Pocket Full of Stones and other local producers. Jeffrey has a key relationship with David Berwick from St Ives Cider who made their cider for New Yard, one that was up for the World Cider Awards and will now be doing the same for Harbour House. The wine list has been carefully curated using minimal intervention, biodynamic and organic wines with Ben Mudditt from Wanderlust Wines. Ben has been working with Jeffrey for many years and understands his food style and what wines pair impeccably with this cuisine. Pub rooms, all with charming sea views, will be added upstairs in the coming months with these expected to open in winter 2023, making this an ideal place for a mini-moon. Cornish-born Jeffrey was one of the first chefs in the world to achieve a Green Michelin Star, one of the most sought-after and forward-thinking awards to be recognised for. In addition, Jeffrey has received three rosettes and numerous other awards for creativity, innovation and sustainable practices. Jeffrey led the philosophy, the standards and the team at New Yard, finding and training a talented team just as dedicated as he was to serving food from their walled garden, food grown using permaculture and no dig methods, alongside truly local line-caught fish and pasture fed Cornish meats. Changing the restaurant’s approach to how they sold their experience was a bold move. As they grew a significant amount of the food themselves, they worked with small, independent, hyper-local producers who provided them with what was abundant on that particular day. This meant that they were unable to give advance notice of what the New Yard dining room would be enjoying, until 7 pm when everyone was already seated. But by putting their faith in the local fisherman and farmers, and in the soil they grew from, the New Yard team brought their customers on the journey with them. With the help of wonderful talks and explanations from the people who created what they were eating, New Yard gained renown as a passionate, educational dining experience. Jeffrey Robinson reflects, “At New Yard, it was not only the organic, regenerative farming methods used by ourselves and our suppliers, but it was also the move of taking away the menus in 2020 that made the difference. This forced creativity into my team and me every single day. We had to come in ready to re-create an experience that was not available yesterday, that wouldn’t be available tomorrow – but that was created for this very one lunch and dinner service.” Jeffrey says, “I can’t wait to throw open the doors of Harbour House and to bring all of our learnings with us to this utterly idyllic, shoreline pub setting. We’ll be using produce from the top of the hill in Flushing, seafood harvested right outside the front door and imports delivered by sailboat. By allowing forward-thinking farmers from Cornwall to dictate my menus, I will be honouring how previous generations sourced and traded ingredients from this very location. We’ll be offering a dining experience that is my signature but in an affordable way. This means we can continue to support the local community, and local producers and also means we can create year-round positions for my invaluable and dedicated team.” Jeffrey continues, “’Sustainable’ is an umbrella term that perhaps isn’t policed as much as it should be. But for me and my team, true sustainability is our daily graft and craft, and it’s evident in every ingredient, and every single decision we make as a business. We will be deeply applying ourselves from the minute we open the doors, ensuring Harbour House is at the forefront of the industry for years to come.” To find out more, visit 16

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OGO AT BEDRUTHAN HOTEL & SPA OPENS The Scandi-inspired retreat Bedruthan Hotel & Spa is thrilled to announce its new restaurant concept, Ogo (translating to ‘Cave’ in Cornish) which is inspired by the coastline’s natural bounty. Menus emphasise a commitment to delivering high-quality seasonal ingredients. From beach foraging for edible seaweeds and berries from the clifftops to working with local fishermen for their daily catch, Ogo showcases the best hyper-local produce in the region. Located within Bedruthan, a hotel and spa in Mawgan Porth, Ogo takes the place of the former restaurant The Herring. Head chef George Richardson’s passion for showcasing the best of Cornish produce is reflected through partnerships with handpicked local suppliers and farms who share his commitment to sustainable practices. Focussing on in-season produce, the daily changing menu will vary according to the season and retain a focus on provenance: from what the boats bring in each day along the South coast, to foraged ingredients from the surrounding countryside. George Richardson tells us, “We are pleased to bring Bedruthan’s principles of sustainability and provenance to life on the plate at Ogo, and delight diners’ palates with authentic flavours that represent the spirit of the community.” Highlights from the dinner menu include steamed Cornish brill with champagne, mussels and sea herbs; and Mora Farm confit courgette with basil, olive oil and tempura flower. With the choice of dining outside on the dune-side terrace, diners can share smaller dishes combining ingredients from Cornwall’s coast, gardens, and fields, such as native oyster with house-fermented hot sauce and pickled green chilli; grilled hand-dived scallop with wild garlic butter and crispy sourdough; and pickled Cornish mackerel with Mora Farm rhubarb and elderflower. All dishes are perfectly paired with a selection of organic wines, including locally produced Polgoon Pinot Noir Rosé and Trevibban Mill Harlyn. For an indulgent afternoon tea experience, the restaurant’s chefs have created their own take on the much-loved traditional Cornish afternoon tea, offering savoury options such as smoked salmon and crème fraîche on a beetroot tin loaf and cucumber on white pain de mie. This is followed by a tempting sweet course of blueberry, lemon and white chocolate macaron and local strawberry and elderflower choux buns, with a choice of local fizz and teas. THE DUKE OF CORNWALL HOTEL, PLYMOUTH This magnificent hotel, Plymouth’s first luxury one is positioned adjacent to Millbay Park which offers a fantastic green space that’s perfect for big-day photographs. A short stroll from the hotel is another wonderful photographic opportunity at Plymouth Hoe, which offers sensational ocean views across Plymouth Sound. The Victorian Gothic architecture stands out among the backdrop of the contemporary cityscape revealing feature windows, towers, turrets and grand stonework and architecture on the exterior which dates back to 1863. The tower at the very top of the hotel is a standout part of the property. The hotel boasts a canopy entrance and revolving doors. The interior offers a wealth of historic features, with grand rooms and hallways boasting statement chandeliers, period columns and a stunning Grade II listed sweeping staircase. It’s decorated in a classic style to keep the history of the hotel present. With classical décor throughout the hotel, each of the rooms is unique. Weddings take place in a variety of stylish function rooms to suit a range of party sizes, from 10 to 300. The intimate Millbay Suite is a sophisticated setting for a smaller celebration of up to 40 guests featuring a partition which can be closed, and the chic Hayward Room, a magnificent space for up to 80 people with bay windows flooding the room with natural daylight and showcasing superb views over King Point Marina. Couples can also get married in the Restaurant surrounded by 80 guests underneath the chandelier. The stately Ballroom, a grand space with atmospheric lighting, a fixed stage for entertainment, a private bar and a dancefloor is the largest space for the reception accommodating up to 220 guests. The Writing Room offers a cosy option for an intimate reception. The Tower Suite (which is a bedroom) is one of the most iconic parts of the hotel. Couples can upgrade their room on the night of the wedding from a four-poster option to the Tower Suite. Onenight accommodation on the night of the wedding in a four-poster room with champagne, chocolates, flowers, bathrobes and a full English breakfast is included in the package prices. 19 THEMED VENUES

THE VENUE AT SANDY COVE, NEAR ILFRACOMBE Situated in one of the UK’s most stunning locations in its own cove on the clifftop, this wedding venue is secluded, exclusive and romantic. The Venue at Sandy Cove stands against dramatic views stretching across the rugged Atlantic coast and Exmoor, and visitors can even spot dolphins in the bay. The Venue stands out with its glass frontage allowing the outdoors in. Bi-fold doors stretch across the entire front of the building offering panoramic sea views. This is flanked by a large deck and the interior is stylish yet minimal with decorative ceiling panels dotted with fibre optic lights and romantic mood lighting. Receptions take place here for up to 170 guests while ceremonies are held under the gazebo with its glass-wrapped skywalk platform. The Seascape Ceremony Room offers an alternative option if the weather isn’t good. For more information and to book, visit GARA ROCK, NEAR SALCOMBE Nestled into a clifftop above the dramatic South Devon coastline, tucked away down a rural lane is this contemporary boutique hotel showcasing stunning views through its floor-to-ceiling windows. The white-washed walls and smart slate tiles on the exterior of this luxury hotel wedding venue frame the spacious terrace and pretty landscaped gardens and lawn which leads directly to the South West Coastal Path. Soft, earthy tones and natural textures have been used to decorate and furnish the rooms resulting in a feel of obtainable luxury that feels like a home from home. Ceremonies take place in the stylish restaurant overlooking the ocean for between 50 and 120 guests with the terrace providing another option. For couples who book the Exclusive Use wedding package, which includes a minimum of two nights’ accommodation and exclusive use of the grounds and facilities, receptions can also take place in the restaurant, outside on the terrace or in the lounge bar for between 50 and 120 loved ones. With the Secret Suite wedding packages, receptions take place in the Secret Suite accommodation, tucked away from the main hotel in a secluded spot benefitting from panoramic views of the ocean. A maximum of 16 guests can gather here, while the wedding breakfast can be enjoyed in the private dining area of the hotel. Included in the Secret Suite package is accommodation for two nights inclusive of breakfast, plus two spa treatments and two Gara Rock rooms for the witnesse. For more information and to book, visit CLIFF HOUSE, SALCOMBE Cliff House is an elegant Victorian house that looks directly onto Salcombe Estuary. Enjoying unrivalled views, it’s a landmark building in the town and is instantly recognisable to visitors and locals alike. The popular wedding venue is also the home of the popular Salcombe Yacht Club. Guests can make use of the outside terrace as part of their function and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Salcombe estuary. This classically styled and elegant venue with multiple function rooms provides the flexibility to cater for weddings large or small with a dedicated area for live music and dancing; a fully licensed bar; stunning views from the terrace of the Salcombe estuary and use of the on-site catering kitchen - it’s a magical setting. For ceremonies, the main function room is the Assembly Room, with its tall ceilings providing enviable views of the estuary from the large bay windows with direct access to the outdoor terrace. Guests areable to enjoy the separate fully stocked bar area and the room has doors leading to the kitchen and catering rooms and it holds up to 120 guests in total. The elegant Reading Room located on the first floor accommodates up to 80 loved ones. Both ceremony rooms enjoy an abundance of natural daylight and boast windows directly facing on to the stunning estuary backdrop. The natural setting of Cliff House is one of the standout features - the outside terrace and all of the windows of the ceremony rooms face on to the estuary and surrounding coastline. It’s located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is one of the most iconic buildings perched along the spectacular shoreline of the Salcombe estuary. The talented team are well connected with local businesses to recommend accommodation, catering, photography, florists, live music, beverages and artisan suppliers. For more information and to book, visit Scan to view video 20

Perched on the gently sloping cliffs above Falmouth Bay, our wonderful venue offers a relaxed space for you to gather your favourite people for a full day of unforgettable wedding celebrations. On sunny days, toast to your ‘just married’ status with a chilled glass of bubbly as you take in the panoramic sea views from our sun-soaked terrace. Why choose us? • Modern, sea view ceremony space • Ceremony space seats up to 80 people • Panoramic views over Falmouth Bay from our grounds, venue and terrace • Access to breath-taking sea views for picture perfect photography • Direct access to sea view balcony • Gather around 100 guests for a sit-down meal, and up to 180 for your evening bash • Our experienced Wedding Coordinator will be on hand to ensure you plan and enjoy your perfect day • A mouth-watering selection of menus, or speak us about a bespoke offering • A fully stocked bar featuring local ales, gins, wines and soft drinks • Private use of our Bridal Suite for getting ceremony-ready • All year-round venue – our prices change seasonally Contact our Wedding and Events Coordinator, Megan, on to start planning your big day. @abovethebayweddingevents abovethebayweddingevents Above the Bay Weddings & Events - Falmouth Golf Club Swanpool Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5BQ • Exclusive use • Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony Space • Welcome Drinks • Evening Food • Table Decorations • Honeymoon Suite • Bottle of Prosecco • Garden Games • Cake stand and Knife • Table Linen • Wedding Co-ordinator • Special Offers from Selected Wedding Suppliers Contact us now to book your private viewing call: 01271 446333 or email: Tawstock Court | Tawstock Barnstaple | Devon | EX31 3HY When you choose Tawstock Court you are booking your own country estate for your special day. Contact us now for a brochure. Are you looking for a fabulous wedding offer? Look no further! This is a great midweek package if you just want to say ‘I Do’ and then PARTY!!! Complete with welcome drinks and evening food for 60 people! Freeformimages Photography Dimpsy Weddings at Tawstock Court 2023 and 2024 £3,500 Additional guests can be added for £30pp