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Pop-Up Curry Night Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove with MahaMasala

We are delighted to welcome local Spice Company MahaMasala, run by husband and wife team Jasmine and Ben, to the restaurant, to work with Ben Tunnicliffe and the team, for an evening of fabulous food and wine on Friday 10th November.

Jasmine learnt cooking from a tender age as the chosen ‘sous chef’ in her granny’s kitchen in India. Subsequently, she travelled extensively within India, learning about different regional cooking methods and flavours. Ben is an award-winning Michelin starred chef and gastronome with an interest in the revival of traditional methods of cooking, local and seasonal produce, and slow food from around the world.

Experience an evening of the best Food that India has to offer, prepared from scratch by the MahaMasala and the Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove team. The menu will be served to diners as a combination of individual plates and sharing platters, perfect for experiencing the diversity of real Indian food from mountain to coast. Why not up the tempo even more and let your tastebuds really dance to a bhangra beat and match with a local beer, cider and a wine float.

Tickets are limited to 60 places so book your place now to avoid disappointment.

A prize draw will also be available on the evening.

Date: 10th November 2017
Time: 7pm – onwards
Price: £40.00

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Surf’s Up!

Annual Sennen Surf Competition
21st -22nd October 2017
Sennen Cove
Now in it’s 3rd year, the annual Sennen Surfing Competition has grown and this year we will be working in partnership with four other local businesses, Sennen Surfing Centre, Sennen Surf Company Shop, The Old Success Inn and Smart Surf School to bring you a true community Surf Competition for Sennen. Featuring classes for all from the seasonal visitor to the seasoned pro.
The two-day event will see surfers of all ages and abilities take to the water and compete in a variety of classes. The first day of competiton will see classes for juniors and veterans ( 45+ ) and a specific class for longboard riders. The second day will see the Open event for all comers culminating in the award of the Ashley Moffatt memorial trophy to the best Open competiton surfer. The trophy is awarded in memory of Ashley Moffatt, a popular young Sennen surfer, instructor and member of the life boat crew who was tragically killed.
Cash and / or prizes will be on offer for all classes to reward the best surfers in each event.
In addition to the action on the water there will be social events each evening for everyone to attend with The Old Success pub holding an event to kick things off with a prize giving with music, resident DJ Samiad and prize giving on the Sunday with pizza.
2017 reflection
The Sennen Surf Comp was initiated as a Sennen community event which began in 2015. The aim has always been to bring together everyone who has enjoyed the beach and waves over the summer. With surf comp classes for everyone the event is designed to be inclusive and open to all whether local or visitor.
The standard of surfing in the Open competition has always been of an exceptional standard. Previous Open winners are Seb Smart and Sam Bleakley.
Welcoming The Old Success as a sponsor this year widens the event to make it a true Sennen wide competition, open to all with everyone welcome. Come and celebrate the wonderful natural beach here at Sennen and show us your skills perfected on the water over the summer!
David Muir, Sennen Surfing Centre said “it’s been an extremely hectic summer, which is now widing down this half term event marks the end of the end of the busy beach and the start of the autumn winter season. This year we welcome back our partners from Sennen, without them we could not make this event happen and look forward to welcoming The Old Success Inn. It’s a fun, family friendly day, with great surfing, food and drink in the most relaxing surroundings

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3rd Annual Sennen Surf Contest 21 – 22 October – Join in the fun!

The annual fun, family-friendly surf contest is returning to Sennen Cove for its third year this October, as we partner with four other local businesses to host this exciting event and make it a Sennen event for all.

 

Ben and the team are working with Sennen Surfing Centre, Sennen Surf Company Shop, The Old Success Inn and Smart Surf School to plan the two -day event on 21st and 22nd October, which will see surfers of all ages and abilities take to the water and compete in a variety of classes.

 

The first day of competition will end with an evening event at the Old Success Inn and the second day evening event will happen here in our Surf Den with the prize giving finale.

 

Saturday will involve the junior tag team and veterans (+45) open event.  Sunday will feature the longboard event and the senior open with cash prizes at stake.

 

Join in the fun and contact us, Sennen Surfing Centre, Sennen Surf Company Shop, The Old Success Inn, Smart Surf School for more information and to sign up and join in.

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Your Wedding at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove – What Happens Next?

You have chosen your dream location by the seaside, beautiful views and surroundings – but what happens next?

One of our experienced wedding planners will help you plan your day from beginning to end. After you have decided on the date for your big day and you’ve viewed our restaurant venue, we will book the date in.

Once confirmed, your wedding planner will send you a contract, this will be the basic details, as we continue to help you plan for your special day and will be a work in progress but will give you an idea of timings and the information we need. This benefits everyone and gives a clear idea of what’s happening and what to expect. Once signed your dreams start turning into reality.

Throughout your journey and as your special day approaches, we will assist and guide you through the selection of a suitable menu and matching wines through to dressing the restaurant to make your day unique. We can help with flowers, photographers, music and any other important touches to make sure your day is truly special and the venue is just how you want it.

Regrettably, we do not have a licence for wedding ceremonies but we can work with your chosen location or indeed suggest some charming local churches and chapels or civil ceremony venues for your consideration.

General Manager, Kinga Tunnicliffe, explains, “our job is to help you and take the stress out of planning. If you would like us to share your special day with you then let us know”.

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Your Ultimate Wedding Venue – Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove is a magnificent building situated in a rugged and unspoilt natural bay. The stunning views complement the wonderful food and with exceptional warm and friendly service you have the ultimate venue for your wedding.

Every wedding is special and we believe your day should reflect this. From the moment you select Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove as your wedding venue, our dedicated team will help take of your arrangements throughout each stage of planning, to help make the process seamless.

On the big day itself, our experienced team will be there to ensure every last detail of your special day is perfect I’m every way, so you can relax and celebrate with family and friends.

You can choose your layout and theme, inside or outside, or a bit of both. Whatever you choose we can adapt to suit you. If you want to keep planning simple, we have created a fairy-tale package for you, or if you prefer we can tailor a proposal to match your requirements. And if you prefer the finer details and need a help with finishing touches our experienced team are always on hand.

Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove your ultimate Wedding Venue.

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National Oyster Day – This Saturday 5th August – on the Terrace Surf Den!

Oyster trivia in celebration of National Oyster Day:

Did you know?

  • Nearly two billion pounds of bivalve mollusks are eaten every year?
  • Finding a pearl in an oyster, is rare. Only one out of 10,000 oysters will produce one.
  • It’s a myth that oysters are supposed to slide down your throat without chomping into them first.
  • Oysters are commonlyfound clinging onto shipwrecks, debris and harbour walls around the world. There are plenty of wrecks here off our lovely Cornish Coast – and some propping up the bar too!
  • Oystersare closely related to other marine molluscs such as scallops, clams and mussels.
  • There are five species of Oysters – Pacific Oysters (or Japanese Oyster), Kumamoto Oysters, European Flat Oysters, Atlantic Oysters and Olympia Oysters.

Come an pay homage to the glorious oyster with Ben in the Surf Den followed by fresh pizza made to order and a glass of chilled white or fizz to celebrate National Oyster Day on the 5th August with us here in Sennen.

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Making Your Special Occasion a True Celebration

Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove offers a warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere and truly outstanding food and service, making being by the seaside the ideal venue for your wedding or special event.

Whatever the occasion we offer a variety of inspiring dining options and ideas to help make your celebration truly memorable with your own personal event planner available to assist with all your individual requirements.

We offer an array of menus and options to consider or if you need inspiration, we can help create a package with you which will include all the elements you need to make your day a truly special occasion.

Whether it’s your wedding, birthday, or Christmas party relax in the knowledge that you will have all the support and everything you need from the team.

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Saturday 5th August we are celebrating Oyster Day at Sennen

We’re celebrating National Oyster Day here at Sennen on the 5th August – the most versatile mollusc!  A day when you can celebrate by eating fresh oysters by the Seaside, or for some, buying oyster pearls for loved ones.

The history of Oyster Day is unclear.  Some say that Casanova, that infamous 18th century cad, started his day with a breakfast of 50 oysters.  Whether he ate them, for their aphrodisiac properties or simply because he enjoyed who knows. Others say the history of Oyster Day is simply quite unknown, but it is clear the history of human’s relationship with oyster’s dates back to Roman times as there is evidence of people in the United Kingdom and France farming oysters.

Oyster is the common name for a number of different groups of bivalve molluscs. Some species of oysters are commonly eaten, either cooked or raw, as a delicacy. While other types of oyster, such as pearl oysters, are not normally consumed by humans, they are harvested for their pearls.

So  come and celebrate National Oyster Day with us on the 5th August and slurp up a half shell. We’ll be shucking Oysters in the Surf Den to order all day from opening. Half a dozen followed by a home made pizza and a glass of fizz or chilled white – perfect! And with our resident DJ and Sennen Sounds to chill the mood from 4pm.

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Yoga on the Terrace Returns – Rollout your Mat by the Seaside

The first moments of each day are really precious. It’s a time where we can influence how we are going to think, act and respond for the rest of the day, even if its a day lazying on the beach, hiking around the Cornwall Coast or surfing. So it makes sense to make time for something positive and inspiring.
Our morning yoga classes have been so popular over the last two summers we are pleased to annouce that these gentle, life-affirming sessions will be returning.
Daily yoga sessions (weather permitting) will start on 1st August untill 2nd September. And will be held from 9-10am on the terrace.  And afterwards brunch is available, for those who would like to refuel ready for the day ahead.
Sessions will be taught by Julie Stone, from Land’s End Yoga. Julie teaches a blend of yoga styles, having practised Ashtanga, Iyengar and Hatha traditions for many years. Based in Cornwall, she draws inspiration from the landscape, and to focusses on the therapeutic and rehabilitative power of yoga and its ability to enhance all aspects of life. She infuses her practice with compassion and humour, encouraging students to think of their relationship with yoga as a personal lifelong journey.
The sessions are suitable for all abilities.  There is no need to book – just turn up.  Bring your own mat if possible (however, some will be available) and individual sessions on the terrace can be requested.
Yoga has a myriad of benefits no matter what time of the day we practice. But there’s just something profoundly special about rolling out your mat at the start of the day by the seaside.

For further information please contact Kinga or Julie – www.benatsennen.co.uk /01726871191/ www.yogalandsend.com

Dad and Daughter Time at Sennen Cove

Approaching Sennen and turning right down the hill towards the Cove you can sense the ocean –
really feel it close by. It affects the weather the temperature and has shaped this gloriously proud
and tough peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic. The rugged beauty of West Penwith and the land
west of Penzance bends to the power of the ocean. As you drive further west, fewer trees, a wider
horizon and big skies.  Roof down on the car and my daughter already ‘suited and booted’
in her wet suit and ready for the surf. I love it and Scarlett loves it too. We are truly blessed to be
able to indulge in yet another day in Sennen Cove, on the beach and in the sea – proper dad and
daughter time. The sun’s out so sunglasses on and our tune of the season flowing out of
the ancient radio. ‘Lucky’ our Springer in the back – ears flying in the wind looking majestic!
This is precious time. Scarlett is 11, full of youthful fun and energy and doesn’t think her dad is the
most embarrassing person on the planet – just yet. I know I’m on borrowed time so I have to grab
every second and enjoy and indulge it as those teenage years are coming over the horizon. Hopefully
these times will stay with her like they do me and she’ll come back to me and we can do it again
after the teenage angst.In the meantime we both want to make the best of today. Two hours in the surf for Scarlett with her instructor then we’re in together. A party wave or two – special moments for us both to share
and reflect on. An hour for me and I’m all in so back up the beach and after the guilty pleasure of a
high pressure hose down of Scarlett and her suit and board it’s into the restaurant and back to Lucky. Hot
chocolate followed by one of Ben’s specials for a relaxed lunch and a pint of Head Launcher from the
Surf Den and were off again – along the coast path with Lucky for a mad dash chasing rabbits or
bouncing through the grass. Then a play around on what surely must be one of the best beaches in Cornwall
and back to grab a pizza before heading home. Tired, but a good tired. Same again tomorrow – Eat
Sleep, Rave Repeat (or is it Play Eat Drink!).Dad and daughter time – nothing like it, truly special.