Here at The Abbey Hotel in Penzance we are finding more and more people are coming to visit us via the Night Train. Having done it myself quite a few times, I can thoroughly recommend it as it’s so quick and easy. I also enjoyed the slightly old fashioned and nostalgic feel to the whole trip, especially having such a comfortable bunk all to myself.
But perhaps the best bit apart from avoiding the traffic on the roads, is that you can come straight off the train and in for breakfast in our 17thC Breakfast room in front of a lovely fire.
A while ago we were asked to be part of their ‘Making Waves’ article about summer holidays in Devon and Cornwall. Well, we’ve just had the latest copy through and it looks great.
The weather in Penzance has been spectacular of late and our Abbey Hotel Garden is thriving because of it and so I wanted to share with you some of it’s floral delights.
It seems like our lovely Chef Brian has come up with another Abbey Hotel winner! His latest delicious offering of a Banana & Chocolate Chip loaf was so popular that it went in a day! It’s or surprising as the weather has been stunning and the offer of a slice with afternoon tea in our garden one a hard one to decline. Not even I was able to have a piece, I guess I’ll have to quicker next time!
Here at The Abbey Hotel, Penzance we were delighted to find out that we had been included to feature in this year’s edition of the highly regarded ‘Hotels’ edition of Country & Townhouse Magazine.
We pride ourselves as being considered by some as one of the finest boutique hotels in Cornwall and are in some truly esteemed company. I personally feel proud and honoured to be hand picked by a magazine of such high standards and quality.
AN Wilson writes a fantastic article on the delights of Cornwall including it’s wonderful architecture such as the Egyptian House on Chapel St around the corner from us. I enjoyed it so much that it really made me look at Cornwall in a whole new light.
Read it here.
Polgoon, a is Cornish Vineyard & Orchard that has successfully produced a range of new classic Cornish Wine including an award winning rosé, two English white wines and an English red wine. Their Sparkling Aval (Cornish for apple) Elderflower Sparkling wine and our new sparkling Cornish Cider drinks are all made here in Penzance.
John and Kim Coulson, own Polgoon Vineyard and as Cornish Wine and Cornish Cider makers have developed their Polgoon Vineyard from a run down farm to create a flourishing vineyard and orchard producing their award winning Cornish Aval, Cornish Cider and Cornish wine. The Polgoon Cornish still wine, English Sparkling wine and their ciders Cornish Pink, Cornish Black and Cornish Dry cider, sparkling Cornish Aval, Raspberry Aval and Elderflower sparkling wine products are highly regarded not just in the South West but all over the UK. They can now be bought at our online shop or through our retail stockists.
Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard shop is now open 7 days a week and the shelves are full of their award winning wonderful Cornish wines, Vintage Aval, our Elderflower sparkling wine and our new 2010 Traditional Method Sparkling Rosé wine, which would make a fantastic gift or be an excellent complement to a meal or special occasion.
All products are on sale including our just released 2011 Regent & Rondo red wine! They also sell jams, honey, chutney, eggs and fudge so go along and take a look.