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The Idle Rocks and St Mawes Hotel in the top 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2018

Posted on Friday 27th of April 2018

Congratulations to our team who not only provide an award-winning service to our guests but, thanks to their continued dedication, The Idle Rocks and St Mawes Hotel have just been acknowledged as one of the top 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality. Conducted by people retention specialist Purple Cubed and The Caterer magazine, staff… Read More

Sir Michael Parkinson is guest speaker at a sell-out charity fundraising lunch in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance

Posted on Thursday 15th of June 2017

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Cornwall Air Ambulance, the UK’s oldest air ambulance. To celebrate this achievement, Cornwall resident John Casson organised a fundraising lunch at the lovely boutique The Idle Rocks hotel in St Mawes on Wednesday 14 June 2017. “I needed a celebrity speaker to attract interest in the event and… Read More

Mother’s Day Heligan Camellias

Posted on Monday 27th of March 2017

As part of our collaboration to showcase the best horticultural practices and heritage produce, we kindly asked our partners The Lost Gardens of Heligan to provide us with a special gift from the gardens for all the mothers joining us on Mothering Sunday. After a short meeting with their Gardening Team, it was agreed that… Read More

The King of Vegetables

Posted on Friday 24th of February 2017

This February, the Idle Rock’s Head Chef Guy Owen takes inspiration from a commonly used, highly nutritious, but often underrated vegetable- the humble cabbage. January King: Brassica oleracea var. sabauda is a late Victorian heirloom cabbage, which sits somewhere between a Savoy and white cabbage. It is known as Chou de Milan de Pontoise in… Read More

Idle Mirabelle Recipe

Posted on Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Bar Manager, Laura Sexton shares her latest creation and recipe for this fruity, refreshing, easy to drink cocktail. Ingredients 40ml Mirabelle Eau de Vie 30ml Chilled Earl Grey Tea 25ml Sugar Syrup 20ml Lemon Juice Dash Orange Bitters   Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, then strain into a chilled martini glass with an… Read More

A Pre-Incan Relic to Satisfy Your Taste Buds! Tubers and Taramasalata

Posted on Friday 20th of January 2017

This month saw Head Chef, Guy Owen taking one of Heligan’s and indeed one of the worlds, lesser-known tuberous vegetables to London for an exclusive fine dining evening, at the prestigious Relais & Chateaux Headquarters in London. Mashua – Tropaeolum tuberosum – commonly known as tuberous nasturtium, is a root crop that originates from the… Read More

Help Cornwall’s wildlife be the winner

Posted on Monday 5th of September 2016

We support Cornwall Wildlife Trust and their Annual Wildlife Raffle raises much needed funds to help with their conservation work, protecting Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. Tickets are available now for only £1 each, with fantastic prizes generously donated by local businesses, like ourselves. Buying a ticket means entrants can show their support and be… Read More

Great Cornish Food Festival

Posted on Friday 26th of August 2016

  Guy Owen, Head Chef of The Idle Rocks and Ben Bass, Chef/Manager at the St Mawes Hotel will be showcasing their simple food philosophy on Saturday 24th September at 2pm on the Theatre Stage at The Great Cornish Food Festival. They will be showcasing great Cornish food, simply prepared but to the very highest standard… Read More

Heligan Harvest Partnership

Posted on Wednesday 24th of August 2016

We are delighted to be partnering with The Lost Gardens of Heligan for their two week Heligan Harvest from 1st – 16th October. Our Head Chef, Guy Owen, will work closely with the Heligan Kitchen to influence the menu throughout Harvest, drawing inspiration and finding harmonious pairings within Heligan’s Productive Gardens, as well as headlining at… Read More

Nick Hanson appointed General Manager of The Idle Rocks and the St Mawes Hotel

Posted on Tuesday 28th of June 2016

We are delighted to announce that Nick Hanson has been appointed General Manager of The Idle Rocks and the St Mawes Hotel and will take up the appointment on 1st September 2016. With over 20 years’ experience in hospitality, specialising in the management of luxury boutique hotels, Nick will oversee both properties. Nick joins the… Read More