This weekend Newquay has lots going on to make up for the dwindling summer beach days and the distant memory of BBQ’s.
Your weekend Diary
Whether you’re a car fanatic or not, Watergate Bay Speed Hill climb is a great day out for all. Enjoy an action packed weekend of cheering on vintage and modern cars as they race up to the top of the bay towards Porth. With 12 different categories of cars, from standard cars to highly modified racers, there will be lots to see over the weekend to keep you entertained. This is the second year of the festival and it’s expected to be even bigger and better than before. The event takes place on both days this weekend and the money raised is donated towards a number of charities including our own Cornwall Food Foundation, which helps to fund a number of things including our trainee programme. The practice trials are 9.30am until 11am with the competition starting from 11am until 4pm and an hour break for lunch at 1pm.
The road from Porth Beach to Watergate Bay will be closed from 6am until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday this weekend for the event.
If cars aren’t your fancy, there’s still plenty more fun to be had in the area with Newquay Fish festival taking place this weekend as well. The festival taking place over three days, has a seventeen year history and never fails to put on a great weekend of food, live music and lots of fun. It’s a great way to get an insight into Newquay’s rich fishing history and learn more about the tricks of the trade. Taking place against the stunning back drop of Newquay harbour, the fruits of the Atlantic sea take centre stage with lots of live chef demos showing you all the marvellous ways to prepare and cook fish and shellfish in your own kitchen. Our chefs will be there representing Fifteen on Saturday and Sunday with demos from Michael Mallett with sommelier Greg Tuner-Deeks and junior sous chef Grant, who will both be joined on stage by our trainees. Grant will be showing you how to make a whole monkfish tail cooked in bone marrow with an oregano crumb. Sounds delicious!