Beer and food: a perfect match

Beer and food pairing is a growing concept in modern cuisine, but often overshadowed by classic combinations like red meat and merlot and port with cheese. However, beer isn’t just for pairing with spicy curry; there’s a whole new approach out there for the curious beer drinker. Ed Hughes, beer sommelier at Sharp’s Brewery, who

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Christmas festival generates £5 million for Padstow’s economy

Padstow’s annual Christmas festival generates around £5 million for the local economy, according to recently released figures. The four day event, which is held during the first week of December, attracts tens of thousands of people to the harbourside town, and has become one of the largest and most successful of its kind in the

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Cornish charities benefit from success of Christmas festival

A special evening of celebration was held in Padstow in February to distribute to local charities almost £6,000 raised last year by the Friends of Padstow Christmas Festival. The four-day annual event, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the town, has become one of the largest and most successful of its kind in

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Festival celebrates its 10th birthday

It’s been a year of celebrations for the team behind Padstow Christmas Festival as it celebrates its tenth birthday. More than 200 people raised a glass to toast its unprecedented success at a special black tie ‘birthday ball’ in the grounds of Padstow’s historic Prideaux Place in September. Partygoers enjoyed a delicious three-course meal and

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