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The Idle Rocks
Hotel

A unique and unrivaled waterside location in St Mawes.

A great place to stay year round.

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The Idle Rocks Hotel

The recently refurbished Idle Rocks is situated idyllically, on the Harbourside of St Mawes. With 20 bedrooms, each with its own unique scheme, a Restaurant seating 65 with views across the unspoilt Harbour and a South facing Terrace that sits perfectly on the rocks…

 

The Idle Rocks is the place where people can re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life.

Your place by the sea

 

The Idle Rocks sets new standards of comfort and service, creating a true feeling of home from home for our guests. Our food offering is a celebration of Cornwall and its local produce, only using seasonal, fresh and locally sourced ingredients prepared with simplicity and to the highest of standards.

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Sea | Beach | Harbour | Village

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Seasonal food cooked simply...

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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What's On at the Idle Rocks

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Sundowner Cruise

Sundowner Cruise

31 August

The Idle Rocks first Sundowner Cruise of the season will take place on Thursday 31 August.

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31 Aug

Latest News/Blogs from The Idle Rocks

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5 Best Sundowner Spots

5 Best Sundowner Spots

From 30 June

This part of Cornwall is full of beautiful views, especially at sunset. So, to help you hunt the Fal River’s most stunning vistas at dusk, we've rounded up 5 of the best that you’ll definitely want to add to your sunset drinks bucket list…

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Tried and Tested... Best Cream Teas in Cornwall

Tried and Tested... Best Cream Teas in Cornwall

From 8 June

A county famed for its gastronomy and hospitality, Cornwall is jam-packed full of delectable afternoon tea options. In celebration of National Cream Tea Day - 29 June we have shortlisted the clotted crème de la crème of establishments offering high tea heaven.

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The best places to celebrate in high tea heaven for your hen party

The best places to celebrate in high tea heaven for your hen party

From 22 February

A county famed for its gastronomy and hospitality, Cornwall is jam-packed full of delectable afternoon tea options. We have shortlisted the clotted crème de la crème of establishments offering high tea heaven for your hen party.

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Top Winter Walks and Sunday Lunch Combos

Top Winter Walks and Sunday Lunch Combos

From 5 January

We all love a crisp winter walk especially when there’s a cosy spot with a Sunday Roast en route!

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Deal of the Month: Catch of the Day at The Idle Rocks

Deal of the Month: Catch of the Day at The Idle Rocks

From 4 January

To celebrate their recent trilogy of accolades,The Idle Rocks invite you to sample their multi award-winning cuisine!

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New Year's Eve 2018 Guide including events and parties!

New Year's Eve 2018 Guide including events and parties!

From 1 December 2017

Not sure what to do for New Year’s Eve 2018? There's plenty of ways to celebrate all over the Fal River.

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Trencherman’s Awards 2018 Winners Announced

Trencherman’s Awards 2018 Winners Announced

From 27 November 2017

Winners of the prestigious Trencherman’s Awards 2018 were revealed during a sumptuous ceremony at Salcombe Harbour Hotel last night. Food and drink connoisseurs from across the region congregated to celebrate the creativity and passion of the region’s chefs, hoteliers, restaurateurs, landlords and staff.

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Suggestions for Minimoons in Cornwall

Suggestions for Minimoons in Cornwall

From 9 October 2017

We’ve chosen some of our favourite ways to celebrate being newlyweds. Here are some of the best things to do on minimoon in Cornwall, and the perfect places to do them!

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Where to Stay of the Day :: Idle Rocks Hotel

Where to Stay of the Day :: Idle Rocks Hotel

From 17 September 2017

Re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life, by staying at this stylish, laid-back waterfront inn in chic St Mawes.

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Reasons to Marry and Minimoon in St Mawes

Reasons to Marry and Minimoon in St Mawes

From 5 September 2017

St Mawes, you have a piece of our hearts forever. Once a peaceful fishing village and now a bustling tourist trap, St Mawes has retained its pretty streets and cobbled cottage style as well as its magnificent position on the water.

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Fal River Day Out

Fal River Day Out

From 22 August 2017

The Fal River boasts some of the county’s most picturesque scenery, beautiful beaches and stunning sub-tropical gardens which, when linked with boat trips and good water-side eateries, provide all the ingredients for a great day out in Cornwall.

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Recipe: Scallop and Lobster Bisque from The Idle Rocks Hotel

Recipe: Scallop and Lobster Bisque from The Idle Rocks Hotel

3 April 2017

Head Chef Guy Owen from The Idle Rocks Hotel has shared this sumptuous seafood recipe with us- doesn't it look divine!

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Valentine's Day Treats on the Fal River

Valentine's Day Treats on the Fal River

From 6 February 2017

Treat your loved one to a Valentines Day to remember this February 14th, with our guide to the best valentine's treats on the Fal River to suit every love-struck couple.

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Banishing the Winter Blues

Banishing the Winter Blues

From 9 January 2017

January is always a bit of a funny time. It's a combination of the excitement that a new year brings and all of the change, opportunities, hope and resolutions combined with the sudden come-down of the Christmas tree being packed away, the sparkle disappearing and the credit card bill arriving!

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Fal River Deal of the Month: St Mawes & The Idle Rocks Hotels

Fal River Deal of the Month: St Mawes & The Idle Rocks Hotels

From 20 November 2016

'Both hotels are stylish, modern and contemporary in design. Expect muted colours, sumptuous fabrics, calm lighting and a tactile feel – everything reflects the calmness of the water.'

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Where to Eat of the Week: The Idle Rocks

Where to Eat of the Week: The Idle Rocks

From 1 August 2016

Situated idyllically on the Harbourside of St Mawes, the Idle Rocks is the perfect choice for water-side dining.

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Where to Stay of the Day: The Idle Rocks Hotel

Where to Stay of the Day: The Idle Rocks Hotel

23 June 2016

Voted in the 50 best beach hotels in Europe by the Sunday Times Travel magazine, the Idle Rocks Hotel is situated on the harbourside of St Mawes.

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Recipe: Cornish Gin Thyme Cocktail

Recipe: Cornish Gin Thyme Cocktail

From 22 June 2016

A stunning recipe for one of the best cocktails we have ever tasted. Best enjoyed on the Terrace at the Idle Rocks.

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The 2014 Winter Dinner Series at The Idle Rocks

The 2014 Winter Dinner Series at The Idle Rocks

From 18 November 2014

To celebrate our chef’s first season, we have put together a very special series of dinners starting this November and December. Nathan Outlaw, Alan Murchison and renown suppliers are joining up with Mark to present some memorable gastronomic events.

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