Events in Fowey:
Fowey has a variety of annual events that bring culture, music, literature and sporting events of high calibre to the town.
2013 events diary:
- Fowey Festival of Words and Music 8-18th May www.foweyfestival.com
- Fowey Royal Regatta 19-25th Aug www.foweyroyalregatta.co.uk
- Fowey Christmas Market 1st weekend in Dec. Dates to be confirmed.
- Please check our offers on www.upton-house.com/offers.php
To avoid disappointment please book your luxury stay early for these annual Fowey events: 3 for 2 night offers may apply telephone bookings only.
Location - About Fowey:
The town of Fowey has a unique unspoilt ancient charm which holds a special fascination for visitors of all ages.
The Medieval and Tudor cottages, narrow steep winding streets with glimpses of the shimmering river below, busy with yachts and boats; cobbled walkways perfumed with flowers from hanging baskets and window boxes and the quays bustling with life, all help to enchant the holiday maker, many of whom choose to visit us year after year.
Privately owned 'Place', a 15th century fortified manor house, dominates the town. Still owned by the original family who had it built, its fortifications and high boundary wall give the town a feudal atmosphere. The town has strong connections with the world famous author, Dame Daphne Du Maurier, who spent most of her life in the area.
A Daphne Du Maurier festival is held each May, which is a celebration of her life and work. Fowey Regatta week, in August, is a hugely popular event, with competitive sailing events, street carnival, the Red Arrows display team and much more.
The multitude of sailing dinghies, yachts, schooners and motor launches either moored or sailing in the estuary is an impressive sight to behold.
There are many lovely walks around the Estuary with its quiet waters, green woodland and mass of wildlife which can be enjoyed all the year round.
Upton House is in the centre of the town with all the main restaurants and amenities within walking distance. Why not try these?
Bistro - traditional
French food presented with a contemporary British twist. - Best
food in town!
Boathouse next to above - great for late arrival and pizzas
Pinky Murphy's - try the Pinky's Platter.
Brown Sugar - coffee and cakes - fab pancakes.
The Ship Inn - traditional pub with a real fire.
The Galleon - great river views and plenty of atmosphere
Sam's - brilliant burgers and seafood. Sams on the Beach in Polkerris, 5 minutes drive towards St. Austell-watch the sunset.
The Lifebuoy - lovely lunches, snacks & cakes.
We have a fantastic selection of local independent shops selling everything from fish to frocks, along with chemist, baker, deli etc. so you really don't need your car!
St Catherine's Castle
English Heritage Fowey - The Remains of a small artillery fort built by Henry VIII to defend Fowey harbour. It has two storeys with gun ports at ground level. Below the 16th century fort is a two gun battery built in 1855.
- address: St. Catherine's Castle, Fowey, Cornwall.
- website: www.english-heritage.org.uk
- distance from Fowey: 0.5 miles.
The Eden Project
Eden is a truly unique experience, in the heart of Cornwall's Clay Mining country - a place to explore the amazing relationship that exists between the human population and the fascinating world of plants - and the extent that we depend on plants for our very existence.
- address: Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG.
- website: www.edenproject.com
- telephone: 01726 811911
- distance from Fowey: Approximately 7 miles, 15 minutes drive.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
These magnificent award winning gardens are thought to be the largest garden restoration project in Europe! The Lost Gardens of Heligan consist of over 80 acres of magnificent gardens, which until 1991 were lost and forgotten under seventy years of ivy, bramble, laurel and fallen timber.
- address: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN.
- website: www.heligan.com
- telephone: 01726 845100
- distance from Fowey: Approximately 15 miles away, 30 minutes drive.
Rick Steins - The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
Located in the fishing port of Padstow, Rick Steins restaurant is a place where the fish is fresh and exhilarating and the atmosphere is alive and full of fun. The restaurant has a seafood bar right in the middle of the restaurant where you can watch chefs assembling platters of oysters, langoustines, sushi and sashimi. No reservations are required for the bar and you can order anything from the a la carte menu or enjoy the tasting menu.
- address: The Seafood Restaurant, Riverside, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BY.
- website: www.rickstein.com
- telephone: 01841 532700
- distance from Fowey: Padstow and Rick Steins restaurant is approximately 26 miles away, 45 minutes drive.
Lanhydrock House (National Trust)
Lanhydrock is the perfect country house and estate. Follow in the footsteps of generations of the Robartes family, walking in the 17th-century Long Gallery among the rare book collection under the remarkable plasterwork ceiling. The house is refurbished in the high-Victorian style, with the latest mod cons. Boasting the best in country-house design and planning, the kitchens, nurseries and servants' quarters offer a thrilling glimpse into life 'below stairs', while the spacious dining room and bedrooms are truly and deeply elegant. There are 50 rooms to explore – allow plenty of time!
- address: Lanhydrock House, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5AD.
- website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
- telephone: 01208 265950
- distance from Fowey: Approximately 9 miles away, 20 minutes drive.
Nathan Outlaw Restaurants
Nathan Outlaw is a talented chef based in Cornwall. He has two restaurants at the St Enodoc Hotel that offer both simple and contemporary dishes. Recently awarded 2 Michelin Stars in the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide 2011, and named the Best Fish Restaurant by the Good Food Guide 2011. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw is a seafood restaurant with a frequently changing set tasting menu driven by locally caught seafood and amazing Cornish produce.
- address: Nathan Outlaw Restaurants, St. Enodoc Hotel, Rock, Cornwall, PL27 6LA.
- website: www.nathan-outlaw.com
- telephone: 01208 863394
- distance from Fowey: Approximately 25 miles away, 50 minutes drive.