Ben’s Cauliflower Cheese

What better way to follow a walk on the beach, an autumn surf or just cosying up as the evening’s draw in than with a hearty home made cauliflower cheese.

And who better to provide the best recipe than our very own Ben Tunnicliffe.

Have a go at his take on a warming winter classic:-

Make a white sauce/béchamel, (Recipes readily available online) add a bit of English mustard some strong cheddar and a bit of blue cheese to taste, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary
Fry or grill some smoked bacon until crispy, cool and blitz in a food processor with some breadcrumbs
Break cauliflower into florets and boil in salted water until just cooked. Refresh in cold water if not using straight away and drain really well.
Put the cauliflower florets into a suitable oven proof dish cover with plenty of sauce, scatter smoked bacon bread crumbs over and bake at approx 180 until piping hot and golden brown, if hot but not brown, finish under a hot grill briefly, be careful it will colour quickly under the grill

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Raise and Glass and Celebrate the New Year!

New Year is the time of year where you can join us for a night of fun as we move into 2018.

Spend New Year’s Eve by the sea, as Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove throws a film themed party. See 2018 in from our fabulous venue, enjoying DJ sets by our fab Resident DJ Samiad, a film quiz, great company and great food.

Tickets available – £20.00 (£25.00 on this night), includes welcome drink and buffet. 9pm – 1am.

Reserve via our online booking system at http://benatsennen.com

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Come in Out of the Storm!

Sennen Cove is a small costal fishing village protected by a substantial breakwater built in 1908 right next to the RNLI lifeboat station. The Cove has clear water and being so far south the swell has the full weight and fetch of the almost the entire Atlantic. It is pounded by the sea to the west and bordered by the parishes of St Just to the north, St Buryan to the east and St Levan to the south.
The long stretch of golden sand at Sennen Cove beach is popular with families and surfers alike all year round. The winter months can be very special, watching the waves and storms out to sea is mesmerising, and listening to surge of the water as the huge granite boulders move like teeth grinding together. Very few places give such a sense of power and majesty of the ocean – a hugely evocative and humbling experience not to be forgotten. The restaurant is an ideal location to cosy up on the sofas storm watching with a hot drink and cake, or a nice glass of wine and hot Sunday Roast in front of the fire on a cold winter’s day.
We survived storm Brian and gave us the opportunity of some stunning images from restaurant.

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Wedding Drinks to Remember

Your special day and you will want to pay particular attention to the drinks you serve your guests and your wine choice in particular.

You will notice by our monthly blogs that wine is something we take particular interest in here at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove, and you will find Vincent our in-house Sommelier very happy to assist you selecting your perfect wine.

With wines from growers and producers from all over the world there will be a taste and style to suit your food and budget and we’ll help you select the right wines for your day. From interesting choices to notable classics and vintages, champagne to reds, we’ll make exploring your wine choices as enjoyable as drinking it.

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Fish and Chips Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove – got to be tried.

Simply a fantastic dish! A British tradition – fish and chips by the sea, always a winner.

It is the nation’s favourite dish and it is almost certainly our most iconic

Ben and the team know a thing or two about tasty fish and chips. Freshest fish, crispy beer batter and hand cut chips. We are passionate about offering the finest fish and chips for your pleasure after a hearty beach visit!

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West Penwith and Sennen Cove, a place to explore

Rolling hills, stunning seascapes, raw nature like no other part of Cornwall.

Sennen Cove is an ideal sport, the magical countryside of rolling hills and a dynamic Coastline and one of the top beaches in the country.

A sheltered Cove and traditional Cornish-fishing village, with rugged cliffs is the place for walkers, photographers, artists, foodies, dogs and those who simply want to stand and soak in the scenery. Boasting stunning natural beauty, where else would you want to be in the world?

At the end of the day pop into the restaurant overlooking the beach, and make it the ideal day out!

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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
For up to details sign up to our newsletter.

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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)

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


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.