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We are a 2 star hotel with rooms situated throughout 4 floors. The hotel has no lift due to the grade 2 listed building status meaning we can't make alterations to install one. We will of course, help with luggage though.

Our food is traditional and cooked using fresh produce of fish, meats, vegetables & dairy sourced from Scilly & Cornwall where possible. Our style is not nouvelle cuisine or a fancy Michelin Star type restaurant.

Our experienced staff offer excellent & attentive service, far beyond the normal expectations for a 2 star rated hotel

Our swimming pool is 8 metres x 4 metres and so neither small, or Olympic size! An unusual extra facility compared to even many other hotels. Its size is governed by available space, and is covered in and heated.

Our rooms are comfortable & furnished to the same standard. All are en suite with either bath, shower or both, and some are compact, hence the special offer lower tariff for these.

The hotel is situated in the centre of Hugh Town, at the quieter side and is ideally positioned for easy access to the harbour for inter island boats to the inhabited islands of Tresco, Bryher, St Agnes & St Martins.

I try to post regular photographs of the islands, and you can see more of the hotel in the photo galleries on the right hand side of the page.

If you would like to contact us please feel free to email or telephone: Tel. 01720 422575

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Wine In Cornwall - Falmouth Wine Tasting 2009/10

Wine in Cornwall had their annual wine tasting in Falmouth, held at the National Maritime Museum on Thursday 26th November. I was lucky enough to be able to drop everything last minute after some hasty arrangements, and jump on the helicopter for it. Hopefully some new wines again for the 2010 wine list. I always try to offer great tasting wines across a broad spectrum of grape varieties and most importantly; at sensible prices!!

I had an email from one of the suppliers (pasted below) who had a stand at the show, with Portuguese wines who wrote to say he has mentioned me in his blog! Some very nice wines too he had to offer, but I need to look closely at costs before I can commit to placing on my list. Watch this space!...


----- Original Message -----
From: Oakley Wine (Nick Oakley)
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 5:45 PM

Hope you enjoyed the Wine In Cornwall tasting in Falmouth last week. It was nice to meet you.

You even got a mention on our newsblog...................

Nick Oakley
Oakley Wine Agencies


Nick Oakley's Blog Extract pasted below:

Wine in Cornwall
Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 07:00AM

Just back from a two day trip (most of it travelling!) to Falmouth in support of Wine in Cornwall - a great little business, based in Penryn, furnishing the thirsty palates of the West Country. The tasting was set in the beautiful National Maritime Museum on the harbour front, a great venue. A great crowd, both trade and public came and tasted over one hundred wines. Even one hotelier from the Scilly Isles made the trip. Our Portuguese wines were very well received, the undoubted star of the show being our Monge* sparkling wine from Quinta do Casal Branco, a great Blanc de Noir of some finesse, made by the Champagne method.
* Monge means 'monk' in Portuguese, an oblique reference to original monk, Dom Perignon, who is thought to have discovered and developed the champagne method when cellar master at the abbey of Hautvillers back in the 1700s.