Month: March 2014

New Chef, new Menus

Have just spotted young Mark Apsey, the newly appointed Head Chef at The Idle Rocks returning from one of his regular foraging trips…

Having started to create his own home-made silver birch syrup for our pancakes, as well as a sea-weed based vinegar, he’s currently drawing up a list of as many local delicacies that he can add to the menus…

So expect samphire, wild rosemary, all sorts of mushrooms and a few surprises in April…

Watch this space….

Rock solid

After a couple of difficult months, we are nearing the reopening of The Idle Rocks. By April 11th the buzz of happy guests will bring the hotel, restaurant and bar back to life.

With new-look menus, refreshed interiors and a team eagerly waiting to look after our guests, Spring is definitely in the air in St. Mawes.

The hotel will have similar beautiful and welcoming interiors with everything that you loved being replaced. Great plans are afoot to host spectacular evenings, exciting events and make every stay a highlight in your year.

The storms are gone, and very soon the memory of them will be a distant memory. Happy days are back at the Idle Rocks.

A happy Hotel Director

Tim House





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