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Plastic not so Fantastic

Plastic washed up on our coast is obvious and clearly visible. Sadly the plastic pollution is there.

For more than 50 years, global production and consumption of plastics has continued to rise. An estimated 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 per cent increase over 2012.

Plastic is versatile, lightweight, flexible, moisture resistant, strong, and relatively inexpensive. That’s why we like it and buy plastic goods. However, some of those qualities can be harmful. Durable and very slow to degrade, plastic materials are polluting our oceans and seas and are entering the food chain as they break down and are consumed by marine life. And of course, we see the evidence on our lovely beaches.

Take a walk along our fabulous beach here in Sennen and back and keep an eye open and you’ll be amazed at the amount of discarded and washed up sea plastic.

Plastic straws are one of top polluters on our beaches that take years to break down. Used only once they remain a threat to marine life and the ecosystem for many years.

Saying no to the plastic straw in your drink is only a small thing but makes a huge difference.

So join us in disposing of rubbish responsibly and say no to the plastic straw.

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Friends of Sennen Loyalty Card

This month we introduced our Mates Rate Loyalty Card which runs until 31 October 2017.  On 31 October 2017 we will be introducing a new Friends Loyalty Card called Friends of Sennen.

Eating and Drinking is fun! Especially when we will be offering a free lunch for two if you collect 9 stickers. Just use your card during each visit, have two courses and purchase one drink and the stickers will start adding up.

In the meantime, don’t forget our Mates Rates Card for our loyal friends. Every time you visit, you will be entitled to 10% off all beer in our Restaurant and Surf Den Bar.

If you work or live around Sennen or Sennen Cove next time you visit ask us one of our team about our “Mates Rates” card, as we think it is only right that you should get rewarded being our loyal friend.

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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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Fruits de la Mer for Summer

Here at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove, we believe in the selecting the finest and locally sourced seafood around. And as our summer menu reflects the best seasonal produce we are delighted to offer a selection of sumptuous dishes including; gazpacho with lobster, seared scallops, pea puree, pancetta and pomegranate, mussels steamed with white wine, garlic, parsley and cream, Newlyn crab linguini with cream, lemon & herbs and my firm favourite for lunch crab ciabatta, crab mayo, lemon & dill. And no menu is complete without the truly British beer battered haddock, chips and homemade tartare sauce.

Make the most of locally sourced seafood while looking out at the beautiful cove. Fruits de la Mer at their finest. There are some seriously delightful desserts for afterwards – which you may struggle to refuse.

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Mates Rates Card

We love to give something back, to our loyal mates. That’s why we are running a loyalty program to our Customers that work or live around Sennen or Sennen Cove.
Every time you visit, you will be entitled to 10% off all beer in our Restaurant and Surf Den Bar.
Next time you visit ask us one of our team about our “Mates Rates” card, as we think it is only right that you should get rewarded for your being our loyal mate.
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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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In celebration of National Oyster Day we look at Serving and Eating Oysters with Ben

In celebration of National Oyster Day we look at Serving & Eating Oysters with Ben

There are so many ways to serve and eat oysters they are just so versitile; on the half shell, raw, smoked, boiled, baked, fried, roasted, stewed, canned, pickled, steamed or broiled.

How you prepare your oysters can vary from simply opening the shell and eating the contents, including juice. Butter and salt are often added. What could be better- fresh, simple and indulgent! Perfect with fizz or a chilled white or even a pint of of porter!

There is no right or wrong way to eat an oyster, however Ben suggests, with your fork move the liquid-filled half shell to ensure the oyster is detached. Bring the shell to your mouth and slurp up the oyster from the wide end. Chew it once or twice before swallowing.

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Destination Summer at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

We are celebrating summer here in Sennen with seasonal fun!

Yoga 
When? Daily yoga sessions (weather permitting). 1st August until 2nd September. 9 – 10am, followed by brunch for those who would like to refuel ready for the day ahead.

Where? Terrace – Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove.

What? Morning yoga classes taught by Julie Stone of Lands 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 focusing on the therapeutic and rehabilitative powers 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. 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.

Sennen Sounds
When? Music sets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. From 4.30pm to sunset

Where? Surf Den – Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

What? A summer’s evening with chilled DJ sets. Take pleasure in the stunning views and a chance to enjoy a few drinks and fabulous pizzas with friends and family.

National Oyster Day 
When? 5th August

Where? Terrace – Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

What? An occasion to celebrate National Oyster Day by eating fresh oysters right next to the sea.

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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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Many Hands

It takes a team of people to help bring you the quality food that you expect. Ben, Harry and the team pride themselves on working with the best local producers and fishmongers.

Every morning Ben talks with his fishmonger. Building close relationships means that we can bring to you the best quality fish at the best price. In addition to bringing you the best quality, sustainable fishing is a high priority for Ben and the team ensure our fish is ethically sourced and locally landed here at Sennen and nearby Newlyn to ensure freshness and reduce food miles. Newlyn generates the widest variety and most valuable catch in the country.

Cornwall offers stunning landscapes and undiscovered gems tucked away across the county. Travelling on narrow, windy country lanes you will come across local producers amongst the green valleys, wild moorland and picturesque coastline. Here you will find a diverse range of farmers growing top quality produce. Some are community farms run by dedicated individuals and artisans crafting award-winning food and drink products. It’s all close to the golden sands of Sennen here in West Penwith and it’s thanks to these relationships that we can bring you a menu full of freshness and seasonality all year round.

It’s the people behind the produce and their dedication and effort that helps deliver your delicious plate of food. The team here at Sennen appreciate what the people behind the produce do and we love buying their food that they so proudly produce. Sharing the values of these businesses results in a spirit of collaboration, the ‘many hands’ approach.