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Remember Remember the 4th November – Bonfire night, Sennen Cove

Bonfire Night, a real autumn celebration. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords.
This year on Saturday 4th November, Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove will be celebrating with a Bonfire Party. From 4pm. Bonfire on the beach, hearty strew and toffee apples. What’s not to like!

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Autumn – 4 Events, Christmas Menu and a Loyalty Card. Crikey its Busy!

We have just finished our third season here in Sennen Cove. We love autumn, long beach walks, snuggle up on the sofa and the warming wood burner. We’re really looking forward to all our events coming up to keep you busy through the winter months.

First off, our third Annual Surf Competition, 20th – 22nd October. The fun, family-friendly surf contest is back for the third year. This year we collaborate with four other local businesses, Sennen Surfing Centre, Sennen Surf Company Shop, The Old Success Inn and Smart Surf School. The two-day event will see surfers of all ages and abilities take to the water and compete in a variety of classes from junior to veteran. Friday night registration at the Old Success. Saturday, youth tag team and veterans, pizza, drinks, prizes & music at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove. Sunday, Longboard and open divisions, pizza, drinks, prizes & music at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

Remember, remember the 4th November, as Bonfire night comes a day early to Sennen Cove, we celebrate the British tradition dating back to 1605. It is definitely worth joining us for the beach community festivities.

Something new and a first – Ben and the team together with our friends at MahaMasala offer you a warming pop up Curry Night. Here in Sennen we will be offer an exciting pop up Indian dining experience on 10th November at Sennen Cove. Fabulously warming traditional Indian spices and flavours to tempt you in our beachside venue.

Calling all Christmas Foodies, we have a Christmas Menu throughout December that will not disappoint. Book now for a romantic meal for two or if you fancy your Christmas Party, looking out on the deserted beach, rough sea and dramatic sky, we have a great space for your celebrations.

New Year is the time of year where you can join us for a night of fun as the new the calendar year begins. DJ sets, great company and great food as you see the New Year in.

And, for those who like an offer – we are launching for you the Friends of Sennen loyalty card; visit us nine times during winter period and the 10th time have lunch on us.

“We have some exciting events coming up throughout the winter, and we know nothing better than on how to entertain, or if you prefer a morning coffee with delicious cake, brisk walk with a dog or without, followed by lunch then Sennen Cove is the place to visit,” says Ben
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Annual Sennen Surf Comp 20th – 22nd October What’s On!

Yo Homies, Surf’s up! Here’s all that’s happening at this year’s premier surfing event!

We’ve included a veterans and longboard comp division for the first time this year alongside our youth tag team and open classes.

Friday Night
Registration at the Old Success Inn (beer and pasties)

Saturday
Youth tag team and veterans 45+

8.30 am -bacon Sandwiches in Surf Den Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove for the contestants
9.30 am – restaurant opens for coffee
12 pm – Surf Den opens bar and pizza
12pm – lunch
3.30pm – DJ in Surf Den
5 – 5.30pm – award ceremony

Sunday

Longboard and open divisions

8.00am registration at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove
8.30am bacon sandwich
12pm – surf Den opens bar and pizza
3.30pm – DJ in Surf Den
5 – 5.30 award ceremony

Please contact Dave on dave.muir1@btinternet.com for entries. All entries must be completed by 15th October.

Tag team £20 per team (4 surfers)
Longboard, veteran and open £15.00 each
(incudes coffee and bacon sandwich)

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Festive Celebrations at ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

Celebrate the festive season all through December here in Sennen. The gloriously natural beauty of the Atlantic coast, the beach and our warming wood burner and sofas to snuggle on together with a festive menu from Ben, Harry and the team – what’s not to like!
Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove is the perfect place to get you in the festive spirit – the Cornish way.
Christmas Celebrations and Gatherings
Colourful, bright and festive, Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove is ‘the’ place for a fabulous Christmas party! Let us take care of every detail for you. Create your own party as you want it or let us create a Christmas party package to suit you.
Dates are available throughout December 2017 and January 2018.
A Christmas Festive Menu to Remember
Dining at Ben Tunnicliffe is always special – and to celebrate the festive season, we have created a mouth-watering menu for you.
• Venison carpaccio, parsnip and juniper slaw, jasmin raisins
• Home smoked salmon & prawn roulade, cucumber and dill
• Roast turkey, homemade stuffing, bread sauce, chipolatas in bacon, cranberry, roast potatoes and vegetables
• Roast fillet of Hake, (species may change according to market availability) brussels, smoked bacon, chestnuts, horseradish béarnaise
• Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, clotted cream
• Chocolate and mulled pear trifle

The festive menu is available from 1st – 23rd December.
Raise a Glass and Celebrate New Year’s Eve
New Year is the time of year where you can join us for a night of fun as the new the calendar year begins. DJ sets, great company and great food as you see the New Year in.

Tickets available – £25.00, includes welcome drink, buffet. 9pm – 1am.

Join us over the Christmas Season and experience the true meaning of Christmas Spirit.

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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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Tuck into a new winter menu at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

Winter is a time to wrap up and snuggle up and enjoy a hearty lunch or dinner. And why not, whilst enjoying the stunning seasonal views across the Atlantic coast here at Sennen Cove, our unspoiled bay 2 miles from Lands End.

The change in season brings new delicious seasonal produce to market. Ben and the team have redesigned our main menu to bring you fresh, seasonal produce and hearty meals through the darker months.

This winter you can enjoy dishes such as seared scallops, confit duck stovey, slow braised shin of beef, confit pork belly or parmesan gnocchi.

Combining Ben’s passion for the best, seasonal produce and support for local farmers and fisherman our menu supports local companies throughout.

See our new main menu under the ‘Eat’ section of the web site.

The kitchen is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – check out our opening times benatsennen.com/contact/

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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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Vincent Looks to His Native Basque Country for This Month’s Featured Wine – Txakoli

The wine of this month is definitely one of the most unusual and interesting of our list. The Txakoli comes from a very small vineyard .

The Txakoli is grown in a stunning location facing the sea around Getaria , Spanish part of the Basque country.

Some history :

Centuries ago, a sailor from Getaria was the first to circumnavigate the world, demonstrating the sphericity of the Earth. Juan Sebastián Elcano was honored to be the first to show the world that even being the son of a small town (a town that has around 2,500 habitants) human quality has no limits.

The Ameztoi winery : 5 generation producing Txakoli

The Ameztoi winery continues with the ancient tradition in the region of harvesting grapes, which predates the feat of our compatriot Juan Sebastian Elcano.

Bodegas Ameztoi with permanent care of the native grape varieties “Hondarrabi Zuri” and “Hondarrabi Beltza” and his constant attention and control of the winemaking, is pleased to offer a great wine with full warranty.

The grape harvest begins between the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. It is done by hand and only the bunches that fulfil the strictest quality requirements will be collected.

The grapes must be picked at the point of optimum ripeness so that the Txakoli obtains the balance between acidity and sugars, characteristics which together with the sea breeze give it its unique flavour.

The grape bunches are quickly taken to the winery. The musk is extracted and fermented in barrels for twelve to fifteen days. An exhaustive control of density and temperature is necessary for its correct development.

Ameztoi owns high level facilities in order to make their Txakoli in the best conditions.

Txakoli is more than a wine with its own personality. It is fruit of a centuries’ old tradition cultivated along the whole Basque coast. It is a white, pale-yellow wine, slightly acidic with fruity tones and full bodied in the mouth.

You are recommended to serve it fresh and it is customary to pour from a height into the glass, releasing in this way lots of bubbles together with the whole variety of aromas.

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Plastic in our Oceans

We are passionate about our wonderful beach here in Sennen, the beautiful Cornish coast and the health of our seas. Making sure the environment is safe and clean for us all to enjoy is something we all care about. Sea plastic is an increasing problem. It’s unsightly and posses a real threat to marine life. We are keen to do our bit by using plastic responsibly and cutting it out where we can and we’ve been raising awareness through our blogs. Plastic is useful, cheap and works brilliantly but if it’s thrown in the sea or left on the beach then plastic is not so fantastic.

Did you know?

  • 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year.
  • 300 million tonnes of plastic is being produced every year, half of which is for ‘single use’ applications – like drinking straws.
  • Plastic production accounts for 8% of the world’s oil reserves.

Plastic takes years and years to break down and does so into smaller and smaller bits – or microbeads which can be digested. Fish and shellfish are consuming these microbeads and chemicals, which potentially enter the food chain.

Here in Sennen we no longer serve single use plastic straws with drinks. You can help do your bit too by picking up discarded plastic and rubbish from the beach when you visit.

Plastic – not always fantastic.

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Play Eat Drink with your furry friend at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

Bring your four-legged friend to enjoy the Surf Den and autumn beach life. Or let your dog curl up in front of the restaurant fire while you savour a variety of culinary delights and a refreshing drink to perfectly complement the food and surroundings.

We love dogs here at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove. And there is no better time to be visiting the beach with your beloved four-legged friend than on an autumn’s day.

Play

The coast path is perfect to run, walk or hike with your dog or dog walks along the beach. It’s good for the soul to be down here on the beach having a brisk walk with the rollers crashing onto the beach.

Eat

Join us for a hearty, home made seasonal lunch in front of our lovely wood burner. Or enjoy a beachside spot on the terrace with your furry friend by your side before heading home.

Drink

A warming coffee or something a little stronger? We have a tempting drinks menu to please all tastes.

Our beachside location is a fantastic way to enjoy beach life at Sennen Cove with your four-legged friend!