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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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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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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!

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Autumn is a wonderful time to explore Sennen

Driving down the steep hill, you are suddenly presented by the by the most magnificent and sublime view. For a moment looking out to the ocean with it’s beautiful blue water, you could be forgiven for mistaking it for somewhere exotic but this is the Atlantic in all its glory. The traditional Cornish fishing village is unmistakable nestled into the cove. A brisk autumn day at Sennen Cove with its picture postcard unspoilt bay.

Peak season is behind us and with your furry friend by your side you can escape on the wide expanse of the beach or the Cornish coastal path, there’s calm in the air. The summer fun and madness is over, those who seek a little more space and tranquillity are about.

Sennen Cove – rich in history as well as beauty.

And when you have finished exploring our magical home pay us a visit in front of the roaring fire or snuggled under blankets in the Surf Den watching the beach or local wildlife. Peace and tranquillity – autumn is a great time to visit and enjoy.

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4 Foodie Must Haves at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove – Beautiful Produce

1 Pizza

Freshly baked pizza cooked to perfection – a light crisp base, with a toppings of your choice, whether you love seafood, meat, vegetables or keep it simple with tomato sauce and cheese full of taste

2 Fish and Chips

Full of great flavours and an ultimate British favourite golden beer battered  haddock, hand cut chips and homemade tartare sauce well worth a go

3 Specials Menu

Making the most of our coastal location, the specials menu sees a variety of the best quality fish and seafood, there’s always something new to try

4 Crab Ciabatta, rocket, basil & mayonnaise

Bursting with zesty flavours, delicate crab offset by freshness, this sandwich is anything but ordinary

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Got to Try It…

Pizza by the Seaside

What’s the best thing about visiting Ben at Sennen?  It could be watching the gorgeous sunsets, or the waves crashing on the white sand or when it allows – basking in the sun. For us, it’s eating fresh made pizza by the Seaside after a beach visit. Gone are the days of fish and chips in a soggy white paper bag while being attacked by seagulls, pizza by the Seaside is a must. Homemade pizza bases and baked right in front of your eyes. A choice of delicious toppings or keep it simple with tomato and cheese – Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove is one of the best places in Cornwall to eat Pizza by the Seaside.

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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.