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

Highly Commended Restaurant of the Year

2016 Seafood Restaurant of the Year Competition We are excited to announce that we have been Highly Commended in the Seafish/The Caterer Seafood Restaurant of the Year Award. The judging was undertaken by a panel of industry judges who determined that...

Laura’s Passionfruit Caipirinha cocktail recipe

Ingredients: 30ml Passionfruit puree 30ml Abelha Cachaca 20ml Passionfruit Liqueur Limes White sugar Method: Muddle 6 lime wedges and 2 bar spoons of white sugar in a short glass with the passionfruit puree and the abelha cachaça.  Add crushed ice,...

Sid’s Ideas for a Romantic Winter Getaway

Cornwall's one and only hotel concierge, Sid Williams of the Idle Rocks shares his ideas for a romantic winter getaway in St Mawes. We all know that summer in Cornwall is a perfect location for a holiday, well known for...

Laura’s Valentine Cupid’s Kiss Cocktail

Cupid's Kiss Looking to impress your special someone with a Valentine cocktail next week.  Bar Manager, Laura, has created this recipe, that's sure to evoke romance. Ingredients: 15ml Cariel Vanilla Vodka 15ml Lychee Liqueur Dash Grenadine Knightor Brut Raspberry Sugar...

Guy’s Chocolate Parfait

Although this dish may look a little complicated, it can be easily achieved and leave you looking pretty good in front of your guests, and lets be honest, who doesn't love a bit of chocolate. Lets start off with the...

St Just in Roseland Circular Walk

One of our most favourite walks from the hotel, and St Mawes is the circular walk to St Just in Roseland, which can be enjoyed through the seasons.  It is 3 and half miles and takes about 2-3 hours to...

Guy’s Best Christmas Turkey Recipe

Head Chef, Guy Owen shares his best Christmas Turkey recipe.... Personally for me, to get the best result from a roast turkey is to brine it for 48 hours, in a brine containing all of the flavours that we would...

Idle Winter Pimms Recipe

A long, refreshing cocktail - a perfect aperitif for a winter's day or night Ingredients - 25ml Hendricks Gin 25ml Winter Pimms Juice of 1/2 a lime 1 x bottle Fever Tree ginger ale Fresh mint, cucumber, orange & berries Method...

Guy’s Recipe for Apple and Cider Souffle

Apple Puree Base ingredients: 500g apple puree 50g cornflour Pinch of salt 150g sugar 50ml water. Method: Take the cornflour and water, mix these together to form a soft paste, reserve to one side Add the apple puree, salt and...

Joining Relais and Chateaux from 2016

We are delighted to announce that we will become a member of the world renowned Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels as of 1st January 2016. We were selected for our reputation as a desirable Cornish hotel, led by a...

Autumn at Trebah Garden

Cornwall is famous for it's wonderful collection of sub-tropical gardens and a must visit has to be Trebah. Sitting on a picturesque valley covered in a fabulous array of trees and plants, leading down to it's own beach on the...

St Anthony’s Head Coastal Walk

      We are so lucky to have the amazing South West Coast Path on our doorstep. One of our favourite walks is a circular walk from Place, taking in the beautiful St Anthony's Head and  lighthouse. During the...

Guy’s recipe for Cox apple tarte, calvados raisin and vanilla ice-cream

                        The dish is compiled of several elements, so I've created this straight forward version of the dish for you to cook at home, this recipe will make two...

Sid’s Guide to Autumn in Cornwall

  Hello, Sid here, I'm the The Idle Rocks' concierge and, so I'm told, Cornwall's only concierge. From time to time I'm going to give you my tips on how to make the most of Cornwall and to start here's...

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