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Dancing tractors, sea shanties and festival life

Pasties, scones and Stargazy Pies

Poldark, Pilcher, Pirates and Dragons

Your Bucket (and spade) list this summer in Cornwall

Spending the summer in Cornwall is always a splendid idea. Enjoy all the benefits of the amazing weather and never have to leave our shores or hunt for your passport. Sounds amazing. For inspirations of all that’s happening this summer read on…

Dancing tractors, Sea Shanties and Festival life

Summer time is busy time in Cornwall, with so many events and festivals, there’s always something inspirational and exciting to take in. Here’s a few of our favourites…

The Royal Cornwall Show
6-8 June 2024, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

More of a joyous celebration than a homage to farming culture, The Royal Cornwall Show is a buzz with livestock, authentic Cornish crafts, live music and dancing tractors! You truly know the summer has arrived when the Royal Cornwall Show takes place. Approximately 30 minutes from the Lodge.
Visit website here to find out more

Boardmasters Festival
7-11 August 2024, Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay comes alive with a true festival vibe each year with the arrival of Boardmasters – a five day event of the best music, surf and beach life, all set against a spectacular beach backdrop. This year’s headliners are Chase & Status, Sam Fender and Stormzy. No need for you to pitch a tent for this extravaganza, The Plume is about thirty minutes away by car. Miss this one at your peril, music lovers. (image credit: Boardmasters)
Buy tickets here

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Week
14-16 June 2024, various venues in Falmouth

Only 45 minutes from The Plume, the glorious fishing village of Falmouth plays host to europe’s largest free nautical festival. Experience over 70 acts in a boisterous weekend of live music and general nautical frivolity. (image credit: Falmouth Sea Shanty Week)
Find out more here

Mevagissey Feast Week
22-29 June 2024, Mevagissey town centre

The nautical frivolity continues at Mevagissey (just over 30 minutes from The Plume). During this week you’ll experience boat races, food stalls, live music, fireworks and the usual merriment that a Cornish summer can bring.

Find out more here

The Eden Sessions
Throughout the summer

Hosted by the incredible Eden Project, The Eden sessions throughout the summer feature world-class acts we all know and love.

JLS – 13th June / Fatboy Slim – 15th June / Paolo Nutini – 19th June / Suede & The Manic Street Preachers – 29th June

Check the website for listings. The Plume is only 30 minutes away.

Pasties, scones and Stargazy Pies

Cornwall is renowned for its amazing ingredients, so many that it can be bewildering to the food lover. Here’s a top three of must-tries when you visit this summer.

The Cornish Pasty

So much has been said about the humble pasty, needless to say there’s no pasty like ours. With its origins in the Cornish tin mines, lunch was made for the miners so they could enjoy a hearty meal even with dirty hands leaving the crust to discard. Nowadays the fillings are vast and their appeal is far wider than the hard-working tin miners of old.

If we had to recommend the finest artisan of the pasty (apart from our chef Andrew Dudley) we’d wholeheartedly recommend Pengenna Pasties in Tintagel – family run business since 1985. While you’re there you may be tempted to burn off the calories with a walk to Tintagel Castle.

The Cream Tea – Jam first, then cream

There has been much debate whether the jam goes first or the cream (This all depends on whether you’re from Devon or Cornwall) but officially, for the record in Cornwall it should be jam first then the cream. After that you’re flying when you wash it down with a piping hot cup of tea served from a china pot. Our sister venue Lewinnick Lodge is listed in the illustrious Cream Tea Guide so if you ask us head to the Lodge and order yours with a fabulous view on the side.

The Stargazy Pie

Perhaps the strangest of all traditional Cornish dishes, the Stargazy Pie made with pilchards, eggs and potato. Originating in Mousehole, it was created to celebrate Tom Bawcock’s Eve. Referenced in a book called ‘Yuck, disgusting things people eat’ by one author for the New York Daily News, we reckon he doesn’t know a good pie when he sees one. We recommend visiting the Old Ship in Mousehole on Tom Bawcock’s Eve to sample it this oddity at its finest.

Poldark, Pilcher, Pirates and Dragons

We are not alone in our love of Cornwall, Hollywood and television have an enduring love affair with this amazing land. When planning your summer escape with us make sure you take in these stunning film locations from TV and films you know and love…

St.Ives and Pirates of The Caribbean

The pirate blockbuster has long been a fan of St.Ives as a location shoot, formerly Stranger Tides the fourth instalment of the Jack Sparrow story. From The Plume it’s just short of an hour with a good wind, but well worth the journey for that authentic Captain Jack experience.

Charlestown and Poldark

The gorgeous town of Charlestown was the location of Poldark for four years, posing as the Port of Truro, this grade 2 listed port is a wonderful day out. It’s 30 minutes by car from The Plume (or two hours by horse should you need to arrive all windswept and interesting).

St.Michael’s Mount

This iconic coastal location doubled up as the island of Driftmark in the House of Dragons series. Featured as the ancestral home of the Velaryon family, the much-loved HBO series also featured Kynance Cove as Stepstones in episode three too. It’s an hour and a half drive in the summer from The Plume. Twenty minutes by dragon.

The Pentire Headland

You only need to look out of the window for your next movie location. The Rosamund Pilcher novels adapted for German television were shot on our very own Pentire Headland and extensively throughout Cornwall. Pilcher is so popular in Germany that over 160 television series have been broadcast, commanding over 7 million viewers. When you stay with us, you have the best seat in the house.

Wherever you wander this summer, we recommend making your base at The Plume of Feathers. Tranquil boutique rooms and convenient location to all the action.