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Local Surfer Making Waves in National Competitions

Sennen is a mecca for surf enthusiasts from all over the UK. Its position in the heart of Cornwall and at the foot of the country means Sennen is blessed with some of the cleanest and most consistent ocean swell in the UK.

There is some great local surf talent on show every day on the beach and so it’s so great to be able to celebrate when one of our own does so well on a wider stage.
George Carpenter is a local surfer now making waves on a national scale. At the age of just 16 finishing 2nd in the Under 18’s category at the English National Surf Championships in Perrenporth at the start of May. This great result puts George firmly on the national stage and makes him eligible for the national team.
With surfing officially an Olympic sport for 2020, tantalizingly this means George will be in his prime when Tokyo 2020 rolls around and surfing makes its high profile debut.
George hit the waves when he was just 8 but started properly when 10. Now in his 3rd season, he has been building towards this great result finishing in the British Nationals last season with a strong 5th place.

Next up is the Surfaced Pro competition this weekend ( 3,4th June ) at Watergate Bay Cornwall – the first leg of the UK Pro Tour followed by the unique and exciting Pro Night Surf Event at Fistral Beach on the 16th and 17th of June.
Depending on how George fares in these two events he may then travel all the way to Thurso in Scotland for the final event in October with an aim of toping the UK table in the Under 18’s category.

During the summer George is down at Sennen riding the fabulous clean swell we all enjoy and is one of the team of great instructors teaching on the beach. George is following in some fine footsteps and with many previous competition winners in the water every day at Sennen. Your surf instructor could be a current or previous national champion!
Congratulations George on a fine result in the English Nationals. At Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove we’ll all be routing for you this summer in the Pro events and who knows, maybe we’ll have another local hero to cheer in Tokyo 2020 to follow in the footsteps of the great Helen Glover from Newlyn in London 2012. Go George!

Follow George via his social media:
Instagram:  georgecarpenter1
Facebook: George Carpenter

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Dino Bounces Back With Double 2nd Place

Dino Zamparelli produced his best weekend of the year to take two 2nd place finishes during rounds 5 & 6 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship, to bounce back from the disappointment at Donington Park in April.

Oulton Park in Cheshire, would play hose to rounds 5 & 6 of the championship and despite Practice being set in the summer heat, Saturday morning qualifying was a wet affair. This was to be the first wet qualifying session of the year, and the 24 year Bristol driver produced a solid display with 2nd fastest time, being pipped by rival Dan Cammish in the final few moments for pole.

For Round 5, Zamparelli made a strong getaway from the outside on the rolling start, and would tuck behind Dan Cammish into turn one. However, a huge incident behind with over 10 cars involved, would cause a lengthy stoppage to the race. Thankfully none of the drivers were injured in the crash, and the race was able to be resumed after the delay.

It was a full restart and Dino once again tucked in to 2nd place behind Dan Cammish. From there, the pair traded fastest laps before crossing the line as they were, in a slightly shortened opening race.

For the second race of the weekend, which again took place in sunny conditions on Sunday afternoon, Zamparelli would once again make a solid start off the line and consolidate 2nd place at the start. This time, his times were seemingly not as fast as the leader Dan Cammish, and the top 3 would play out a stalemate race throughout the duration.

Despite a bit of pressure from 3rd place man Eastwood at times during the race, Zamparelli produced another solid defensive drive and comfortably finished 2nd place for the second weekend encounter.

Rounds 7 & 8 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship take place at Le Mans on the 17th/18th of June 2017.

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Escape to Sennen Cove for your perfect Wedding Day

For you a dream wedding planned your way

If you would like to host your wedding in a venue with stunning views, a glorious beach for your photo’s, exquisite food, and a team that will work with you to create your dream day then Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove is the place for you.

General Manager, Kinga Tunnicliffe, explains, “That weddings at Sennen Cove are all about you. It’s your day, so we work to make sure that your wedding is planned around you. Here at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove we offer that flexibility. Being asked to share your day is exciting and very special and we truly care. We love hosting weddings and we have an experienced team who discusses your ideas and will help you develop your perfect day.”

“We offer a number of sample wedding packages to give you ideas and to take the stress out of planning, and for those who dreamed of a Winter Wedding on the coast we can offer you something truly magical.”

“If you would like us to share your special day with you then let us know”, says Kinga

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Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove – Revved up for La Dolce Vita

Three car rallies featuring a mix of some of the most beautiful cars have picked Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove as a stunning destination and helped kick off the new Spring / Summer season. All rallies were inspired by the participant’s love of wonderful countryside, fabulous coastal roads and views and quality food and fabulous wine – la dolce vita!
The first rally in March was designed and developed around Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove being the final destination and a fabulous gourmet dinner cooked by Ben and the fabulous Sennen team. Running over three nights, the rally started at the home of British motorsport – Silverstone, heading on to Bristol via the Cotswolds and then on to explore the glorious Quatnocks and onto Cornwall along the Atlantic Coast.

In May we hosted two further rallies, both based in the South West, the St Mawes Classic Car Festival and the Pendennis Shipyard Limited ‘Surf and Turf’ Classic Car Rally.  One rally where guests basked in the glorious sunshine, roofs down in convertibles and the second where the damper weather didn’t dampen spirits and added to the sense of camaraderie for all.

No matter what the weather Sennen Cove is still the perfect destination. Whether it is Jaguar E-Types, Porsches, Bentleys, Corvettes or Morgan’s, Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove is a real destination to arrive and celebrate in style.

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A New Den for Ben

Our friends at Business Cornwall called it a “New Den for Ben”, and on Saturday 29th April just in time for summer, the team unveiled the new Den. An outdoor bar which coincided with the release of ‘Head Launcher’, an exclusive ale produced for the restaurant by Skinners Brewery.

Guests enjoyed a fantastic afternoon basking in the sun while enjoying resident DJ Samiad, eating freshly baked pizza cooked perfectly by our Head Chef Adam, and sampling a selection of drinks including the new ale ‘Head Launcher’. ‘Head Launcher’ was inspired by the Sennen Cove Lifeboat which plays a massive part in our local community.

The Den brings the outside in. The bar top itself is styled as resin art – exactly like a surf board by local board shaper and builder Jackson Higgs of Bluff Longboards http://blufflongboards.co.uk/ and constructed using surf board construction techniques and it’s simply quite amazing. The Den has been crafted carefully and has been a labour of love for all those involved.

We are so delighted with our new Den, and want to thank all those involved in making the Den possible and to our staff who worked hard in making this launch happen. A true team effort.

The Surf Den opens on May 5th. Please see our Opening Times for full details. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Surf Den Launch With Signature Ale

On Saturday 29th April we are pleased to unveil our new outdoor bar in time for the summer season (the Surf Den)
The launch coincides with the release of Head Launcher, an exclusive ale produced for the restaurant by Skinners Brewery.
The Surf Den is a relaxed spot for beach-lovers and wave-chasers, who can enjoy a thirst-quenching drink, chilled DJ sets and freshly baked pizzas – making it the perfect spot to refuel after a day enjoying Cornish beach life.

Signature ale Head Launcher has been crafted exclusively for the unique setting of Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove and the Surf Den; described as a session beer, the pale ale has a strong malty flavour balanced by floral hops, and a refreshing finish.

The bar opens this Saturday at 12pm, with pizza’s 4 – 8pm. To celebrate our resident DJ Samiad will be playing from 3pm.

The Surf Den opening times from 5th May, will be 7 days, 12pm to 8.30pm.

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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Sennen Spring Beach Clean 2017

April 3rd – 9th. Surfers Against Sewage & Ecover Call For Volunteers To Help Clean Beaches & Dramatically Increase Marine Plastic Recycling

Surfers Afgainst Sewage ( SAS ) have co-ordinated the first big beach clean of 2017 for the week of 3rd – 9th April. As in previous years we expect a large group of volunteers to hit both Sennen and Gwenver to help clear the beach of plastic and other debris to help improve the marine environment and make the beach a nicer place to be in the process.

Dave Muir of Sennen Surfing Centre is the SAS local rep and has been arranging the big beach clean for Sennen and Gwenver for a number of years and will again be co-ordinating the local effort this season.

The big beach clean at Sennen is always a fun event to get involved in with participants enjoying a fun walk along the beach and a good chat and a coffee at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove afterwards. And it’s great for our precious coastal and marine environment.

This year SAS is expecting over 10,000 volunteers to help remove some 50,000 plastic bottles from our beaches across the UK plus other plastic rubbish washed up with the tide.

Contact the restaurant or Dave Muir at www.sennensurfingcentre.com for further information

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Behind the scenes of Silverstone to Sennen 2017

The days are getting ever so slightly longer, the evenings so slightly lighter and the temperature is… well it is the UK, so who is ever to know whether it is rising or falling. All of these factors are exactly what the Drivers Room and Arbuthnot Latham teams need as they continue planning the Silverstone to Sennen Cove 2017 Tour.
Behind the scenes the tour team are working hard to get the final preparations underway, including last adjustments to the route and road book, menu decisions and those all-important finishing touches to make the event one to remember.
The Silverstone to Sennen tour will take guests on a journey fuelled equally both by horse power and petrol, as well as culinary delights and a Michelin Starred Chef.
Starting at Silverstone with a breakfast reception and lunch at the Porsche Experience Centre, guests will have the opportunity to drive a Porsche 911, Cayman and Boxter around the centre circuit, designed to test their skills, along with an instructor. Following this, guests will venture to a hotel outside Bristol for an overnight stay, before heading further down through the South West, ending up in the stunning unspoilt bay in West Cornwall, Sennen Cove.
For those of you that may be reading this wondering if it is too late to sign up to join us on this journey, there are few spaces left for grabs and filling quickly! Any enquiries please email silverstonetosennen@arbuthnot.co.uk stating your interest and our team will be in touch with additional information.
We look forward to sharing more on how our guests got on during and after the tour, taking place from the 15-18th March.
For more information see our announcement of the Silverstone to Sennen Car Tour here.

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Love is in the Air!

Table For Two Please…

Love is in the air here at Sennen this February as we celebrate Valentines, the most romantic day of the year. And we have all the right ingredients to make it a memorable one; a stunning location overlooking the sands of Sennen Cove, a delicious menu designed for sharing, and a tempting wine list to accompany your meal. With our wood burner smouldering and candles flickering, it’s guaranteed to be a night to remember.

Chef Ben has designed a three-course menu with an indulgent theme, including plenty of seafood as well as beef, game, truly tasty vegetarian options and delicious desserts. For the ultimate dinner for couples, choose Ben’s sharing options – a selection of our favourite seafood, followed by slow cooked rump of beef and finally a chocolate lovers board – irresistible!

To view our Valentines Menu priced see our Events page and click on ‘View our Events Menus’  – £29.50 per person. Bookings can be made online or by calling 01736 871191 but be quick, tables are limited and going quickly.

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2nd Annual Sennen Surf Contest

A fun, family-friendly Surf Contest is returning to Sennen Cove for its second year this October, as we partner with three other local businesses to host the event.

Ben and the team are working with Sennen Surfing Centre, Sennen Surf Company Shop and Smart Surf School to plan the two-day event on 28th and 29th October, which will see surfers of all ages and abilities take to the water.

The first day of competition will end with an evening event here at the restaurant (in our new outside bar or ‘Surfers Den’), followed by a second day of competitive events and a prize ceremony.

Sennen Cove was named one of the top ten surf locations in the world by The Guardian newspaper recently, alongside destinations in Mexico, Mozambique and Hawaii.

Sennen was singled out for its consistency, lack of crowds, and its wild and unspoiled location; conditions competitors will be able to lap-up during this half-term event.

Dave Muir, Head Coach at Sennen Surfing Centre, is looking forward to marking the end of another extremely busy and rewarding summer season:

“It’s been a fantastic summer here at Sennen, with record numbers learning to surf with us or improving their skills. For example, our Ladies Surf Club on a Friday night has been hugely popular. The Surf Contest will be the perfect opportunity to celebrate what everyone has achieved.”

We can’t wait to act as the hub for this exciting event. Competitors and spectators will be able to enjoy great food and drink in relaxed surroundings as they watch the competition unfold; fringe events will include beach games, barbeques and live music.

Ben commented: “I’m really looking forward to the Surf Contest – in fact my whole family are keen to get involved! It’s the perfect opportunity for everyone to come together before winter hibernation kicks in.”

The Sennen Surf Contest is also a chance to reflect and celebrate the life of local lifeboatman and surfer Ashley Moffatt, whom the community continues to remember fondly over a decade since his fatal car accident.

Everyone from beginners through to serious surfers will have the chance to take part, with prizes in the form of cash, vouchers and surfing gear available in several categories.

There are also opportunities for brand sponsors to get involved – please contact Sennen Surfing Centre for more information.