The Ultimate Tonic


The Ultimate Tonic

The prep for our first Gin Party in the Park is underway and there’s a buzz of botanical fueled excitement in the air! When it comes to Gin, Head Chef Keith Brooksbank wasn’t about to let the bar team enjoy all the action. With his passion for traditional recipes and artisanal cookery he offered to craft his very own tonic to drink alongside any of our extensive collection of over 80 Gins! Seriously, where do you start?!

Keith shared with us his process for creating a natural, homemade tonic syrup packed full of that distinctive taste and the perfect refreshment on a summers afternoon!

Keith’s Homemade Tonic


3 stalks of lemongrass

3 to 4 cups of cold water

Citric Acid

Lemon, Lime and Orange Zest

Cardamom Pods

Lavender from the spa garden


Cinchona Bark


Part 1 – Combine all of the above ingredients to make a cold infusion and allow to steep for 3 days.

Part 2 – After 3 days, create a stock syrup using 3 parts sugar to 1 part water. Mix this together with the botanical infusion, strain and decant into a sterilised bottle. It should have a beautiful, golden, orange tone which is the natural colour of tonic without mass produced methods.

To enjoy

Take a highball glass and add some ice. Pour over 2 tbsp of homemade tonic syrup, 36 fl oz of sparking water and a double measure of your favourite Gin. So refreshing!

If you don’t fancy making this at home, pop in to the Penventon bar and try some of Keith’s very own tonic…while stocks last!

Our top 5 things to do in Cornwall this June!

Falmouth-Sea-Shanty-Festival-Penveton-Park-HotelSEA SHANTY FESTIVAL

Embrace the salty, sea air, and join in with the largest three day maritime festival. It erupts on the Friday, with a wave of excitement and a surge of sea shanties to tell the stories of the sea as shanty groups from Cornwall, UK, Holland and France keep the old time, heritage of storytelling through song and dance, in Falmouth on the 12th to 14th June.
The festival aims to raise money for the RNLI and keep the sea shanty fresh whilst allowing you to lap up the true past sailor life of Falmouth.


GWR-Polo-On-The-Beach-Penventon-Park-HotelGWR POLO ON THE BEACH

Since the event began in 2007, Watergate Bay beach has decided to make the event bigger and better than last year, with the event being increased by another day, starting on 26th to 28th June! With around 10,000 people coming to enjoy the spectacular polo on the beach last year, it’s hoped the extra day will attract even more people than before. There will be a world class polo shows, equestrian displays and fun, family entertainment including a range of delicious food stalls and live music such as international DJ Krystal Roxx.


Murdoch-Day-Redruth-Penventon-Park-HotelMURDOCH DAY

This annual celebration has a mix of activities for all the family to enjoy, up through Redruth town, which is just a five minute walk from Penventon Park Hotel. This one day festival experience celebrates the inventor William Murdoch, who invented the fascinating steam engine! The event begins at 10am on 13th June, with a blast of music, children’s rides, a range of stalls and traditional dance and songs. It’s all about the Redruth history and the community feel, with a blast of colour to fill the streets of Redruth.


Royal-Cornwall-Show-Penventon-Park-HotelTHE ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW

The Royal Cornwall Show was first showcased in 1793 to promote the Cornish rural life. The show continues to this very day, with a range of activities to watch and get involved with. The three days event starts on 4th till 6th June with livestock judging to Cornish wrestling through to a motor fair. This event is great for animal lovers with a range of marquees presenting their most prized animals such as rabbits, bees, goats and a whole lot more! This day is one for all of the family to enjoy, with the range of the other exciting activities, so why not whack on your wellies and experience the ol’ Cornish folk way of life?


Open-air-theatre-magnificent-three-trebah-gardensMAGNIFICENT THREE – OPEN AIR THEATRE AT TREBAH

Make the most of the warm climate in Cornwall and head outdoors for a superb open air theatre performance at the beautiful Trebah Gardens. The long anticipated wait for the visit by the Miracle Theatre performance will be finally arriving on 9th to 13th June. The amphitheatre doors will be opening at 6:30pm, but an earlier arrival is recommended to get the best seats. The open air theatre embraces a wild western feel, with an outstanding new Italian western, which relates to the comical politics of gender. The typical gun shooting, swinging doors and savannah setting, calls out to the wannabe cowboy and cow girls to join the Magnificent Three on a western adventure at Trebah Garden.

Penventon’s top 5 picks for an authentic Poldark experience!

Make the most of your Poldark Experience in Cornwall

Centered in a UNESCO world heritage site, Redruth is considered the heart of Cornish mining heritage. So where better to immerse yourself in an authentic Poldark experience! 

Poldark Break, CornwallExplore Poldark land

Breath in the fresh air and take in the spectacular scenary with a walk around the Poldark filming locations. Pick from Visit Cornwall’s location guide and explore for yourselves or let the expert show you breath taking cliff-edge mine workings in a circular walk around Botallack Count House in west Cornwall, or take-in the beauty of Wheal Coates which sits in a breathtaking position on St Agnes Head with a guided walk from Paul Simmons from WalkitCornwall.

Demelza's room bathroom suite - Penventon Park Hotel

Book the Poldark Suite or Demelza’s Room

Built in 1796 The Penventon is steeped in history and as a Georgian mansion house it was widely known for its socialising aspects; the large grounds were perfectly situated for members of the community and local businesses to attend social events. Feel like you are in your own period drama and make your stay extra special and book the Poldark Suite or Demelza’s room. Featuring beautiful antique furniture, these rooms were named so after the original cast members stayed with us in the 1970′s. 

Perranporth Beach - Poldark author's inspirationPerranporth Beach – The Author’s Inspiration

You may know that author Winston Graham was a prolific writer of novels and screen plays including the novel ‘Marnie’, made famous by the Hitchcock film of same name. But did you know that nearly all of his writing was done while the author lived in Perranporth, where he had moved to at the age of 17 and that much of it was inspired by the landscape and characters around him during his life. 

Cornwall has so many stunning beaches and this one is certainly a favourite of ours with miles of gorgeous golden sand to get between your toes! What’s more, as the beach is so huge it almost feels like you have it all to yourself and the fresh sea air is exhilirating.


Cornish Pasty makingLearn to make a Cornish pasty

A staple to any miners diet was the humble Cornish pasty (pronounced “paaaasty”!). Sample the traditional recipe and perfect your crimp in the art of making this Cornish favourite with a pasty making workshop. You’ll also come away clued up on the history of the pasty and with a new appreciation as to why it is synonymous with the mining story of Poldark. Courses available from Aggie Arts & Philleigh Way.

Visit-poldark-mine during your stay at PenventonVisit Poldark Mine

Go undergound and take a tour of the TV series namesake, Poldark Mine - Cornwall’s only complete underground mine open to the public. The underground scenes were filmed at here and a number of the artifacts were used as props. Venture down 100 feet through narrow passageways and experience the dark and at times treacherous, conditions that miners faced every day.

Weddings Late Availability 2015

last minute wedding deal Penventon Park Hotel

Last chance to secure your perfect date in 2015!

Once a Georgian mansion house, The Penventon Park Hotel is a charming and elaborate wedding venue situated in tranquil gardens and stunning woodland areas. With its secluded setting and distinctive style, Penventon can offer you a deeply personal yet grand wedding day for up to 250 guests. Plenty of room for all your friends and family!

What’s more, there’s still time to take advantage of our late deal and get married in 2015 for £2015*!

In the Forum Ballroom:

50 guest package £2015 including
- 3 course Traditional wedding breakfast
-Tea/Coffee & petit fours
-Traditional drinks package
-Traditional buffet 
-Free room hire
Add extra guests at £42 per person

In the Venetian Room & Lady Edith:

Mid-week package from £29.25 per person including:
-3 course Traditional wedding breakfast
-Tea/Coffee & Petit Fours
-Free room hire
*Very limited dates only. Get in touch with Amy for more information and to book your show around on 01209 203000 /


Coxless Crew – Pacific Ocean Row Fundraiser

We’re proud to be supporting 4 inspiring women on their mission to achieve a world first by rowing 8,446 miles unsupported across the Pacific Ocean in 2015, to raise quarter of a million pounds for their two charities Walking With the Wounded and Breast Cancer Care.

Cornish girl Laura Penhaul will be giving an inspirational talk at The Penventon Park Hotel on 13th February about the reasons behind the row, the team and their preparation for their launch in April this year. 

Date: Friday 13th February 2015 at 7pm
Tickets £20 including a delicous hot buffet and auction for the evening including some fantastic items such as:

-Rugby Shirt signed by the England Team

-Fishing Trip for 6

-A week on the Isles of Scilly!

Call 01872 575254 to book your tickets by Tuesday 10th February

Coxless Crew charity evening

The Penventon Park Hotel is a Cornish Brides Awards Finalist!

The Penventon Park Hotel has successfully achieved a finalist status within the prestigious Cornish Brides Awards!

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The Penventon Park Hotel has been selected as a finalist within the ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ category by Cornish Brides Magazine’s panel of judges taking into account not only the number of votes we received from happy and satisfied customers, but also on the quality of the comments those customers made about us to support their vote!

The second stage of voting has now opened and will stay open until the 31st October!

Thank you to all of you that have voted for us & if you have not yet voted, please do! We are working hard to retain our prestigious title of ‘Wedding Venue of The Year 2014′.

To vote for us in this year’s Cornish Brides Awards, please click here >>


A Photo Shoot Fit For Vogue!



After a Bridal Wear photo shoot last week, we are pleased to say that one of the photographs has been published on the Vogue website! A big thank you to Emma Griffin, of Griffin Photography!

September: A Busy Month for Cornish Bride’s Wedding Venue of The Year 2014!

As we approach September, we wait for what promises to be a very busy month! Not only are we holding our annual ‘End of Season’ Bridal Fayre here at The Penventon Park Hotel, we are also privileged to be hosting  Lavender Rose’s Charity Bridal Catwalk in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support!


On Thursday 11th September 2014, Lavender Rose will be hosting a Charity Bridal Catwalk. On this spectacular evening, the launch of Madeline Isaac James’ brand new collection ‘Maddy’ will take place! This collection is exclusive to Lavender Rose. The evening promises to be a fantastic evening, also showing Mother of the Bride/Groom fashions from Manor Fashions, Helston and Menswear from Moss Bros.

Tickets for the Charity Bridal Catwalk are £5 and can be bought at The Penventon Park Hotel, Lavender Rose (Penryn) or online at! Come and support this wonderful event to raise money for a truly deserving charity!

Shortly after this, The Penventon Park Hotel will be holding it’s own ‘End of Season’ Bridal Fayre which will host bridal sale clearance lines, plenty of offers and Penventon discounts! On Sunday 21st September, between 10.30am and 3pm, enter the doors of our Georgian Manor House Hotel and explore our beautiful wedding suites and bedrooms, whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of Polgoon sparkling wine!

Not only will you be able to meet the local florists, cake-makers, bridal wear specialists & other wedding suppliers that we consider to be the best in the area, Penventon’s own wedding co-ordinators be on hand all day to answer and questions or queries you might have and to illustrate why we were voted Cornish Bride’s Wedding Venue of The Year 2014!

We hope to see you in September!


The Penventon is Pleased to be ‘Pinking it Up’ Once More!

The Penventon Park Hotel is thrilled to be teaming up with Breast Cancer Survivor, Brenda Pedley, once more to ‘paint the walls pink’ in aid of Cancer Research UK.


Brenda with Wishing Tree

The ‘Pink it Up’ evening will take place on Friday 24th October 2014  and will raise money for the charity’s breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign, ‘Join the fight for women’s survival’ .

Being the fourth year that Pink it Up has taken place at The Penventon and with the ever-growing support received, it is looking likely that Brenda Pedley will reach her fundraising goal of £100,000!

The Penventon’s experienced brigade of Chefs have prepared an especially themed ‘Pink’ menu – with a donation of £5 made by the hotel directly to Cancer Research UK for every person dining from the menu!

With places limited, and demand already high, please contact the hotel on 01209 203000 to book your table as soon as possible, stating you wish to dine from the charity menu. Tables are available between 7pm and 9.30pm. 

Attention Girls! Prepare yourself for some pre-dinner ‘Pink Pampering’! Enjoy all day entry to the pool (10am – 6pm), sauna, jacuzzi & fitness suite, complimentary tea, coffee, fruit juices, biscuits & cakes plus a light bite luncheon. 10 – 15 minute treatment slots will also be available for a minimum donation of £5.00 with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK. 

If you are wishing to stay the night, call us on 01209 203000 and quote ‘Pink it Up’ to receive our special rate of £80 Bed & Breakfast for 2 people in a Classic Double or Twin room! Usual rate £139 Bed & Breakfast! Terms & conditions apply.


The Cornish Food & Drink Festival


This year, The Penventon Park Hotel will be supporting The Cornish Food and Drink Festival. The Cornish Food and Drink Festival will be taking stage in place of The Cornish Asparagus Festival, and will commence on Sunday 1st of June at The Penventon Park Hotel.

The Cornish Food and Drink Festival will be aiming to allow a crowd of local producers to gather together in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. The Penventon’s own chefs will be featuring during the festival, providing exciting cookery demonstrations using Cornish produce. Taking advantage of this time of year, the chefs will also be able to give useful advice on how to use the delicious ingredients that are so accessible to us this season: allowing us to make the most of it!

At the festival, there will be 30 stalls selling a huge variety of Cornish food and drink: not forgetting the famous Cornish asparagus! There is also set to be an extensive raffle to be drawn on the day with some exquisite prizes including; a one night stay at The Penventon Hotel inclusive of bed & breakfast, a Rick Stein hamper and a signed copy of Nathan Outlaw’s latest book.

Clare Bray, Community Fundraiser at Cornwall Hospice Care, said “This is the first time we have organised an event purely based on food and drink and I’m really excited about the variety of local produce that will be there on the day. It should definitely inspire anyone to get in the kitchen and try something different!”

Clare added: “Entry on the day is free, so come along and see some of the fantastic locally produced food and drink that Cornwall has to offer and at the same time help to support a truly Cornish charity”.

If you are interested in locally produced ingredients or just have a burning passion for food and drink in general, please come along to The Cornish Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 1st of June, raising money for a truly deserving cause.


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