The Second Annual Cornwall Asparagus Festival – An all-round success!

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Our second annual Cornwall Asparagus Festival was an all-round success. Well over 300 visitors attended the event, doubling its visitor numbers since our first event in 2012.

Aaron Pascoe, General Manager at The Penventon, was delighted with the turnout. “We’re passionate about local produce and we’ve worked hard to make this year’s festival bigger and better than the first. We’re so pleased that so many people came along to celebrate the county’s fantastic produce with us and we hope that the festival just goes from strength to strength, year on year. We have so much to offer here in Cornwall, many talented local chefs and delicious produce, so it’s great to celebrate all things local.”

The festival, which took place on Sunday 19 May, was a free one-day event with a mixture of asparagus recipes, live cookery demonstrations, tasters, a special asparagus menu and plenty of Cornish food and drink on offer. The festival is about so much more than asparagus; the Food Market showcased everything from home grown veg and Cornish duck, to Cornish wine and clotted cream. Presented by BBC Radio Cornwall’s Daphne Skinnard and Tiffany Truscott the live cookery demonstrations were a real highlight of the festival.

Joe Lado Devesa, head chef, comments: “People came from far and wide to explore as much Cornish produce as they could manage. Local growers John and Jennie Keeler were happy to answer questions about asparagus and we had some fantastic chefs, including Tim Treseder, Arty Williams, Nigel Tabb and Mark Devonshire sharing the secrets behind their favourite recipes. It was fantastic to see the whole community coming together to meet the people behind the produce, celebrate and really connect with local food.”

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Our 25th Anniversary of the 1st Bridal Fayre!

Bridal Fayre Advert 2012Showcasing our bespoke wedding packages and loyal Cornish suppliers. This will be a visit well spent.  Admire our opulent suites and interior while you enjoy a glass of complimentary sparkling Polgoon wine! If a wedding day to remember is what you are looking for- look no further- we have it covered. From top photographers, cakes and place settings right down to finishing touches; there is no need to worry about a lengthy wedding day checklist. Walk around the room and have a taster of what could be. Head chef Joe Lado Devesa will be on hand for any questions you may ponder and is available to offer you a food consultation.

Mr Pascoe, reflects on the Hotels achievements; “We feel honoured as staff and management to have served the community now for forty five years- but there is nothing more heartfelt than when a Bride says with a tear- ‘My mother got married here.’ We have homed in on our skills and services through the years, we have exceeded our strengths and used them to support our weaknesses in order to create an equal level of excellence throughout. We have carried out many fabulous weddings in our time. There is no limit to what we can do with regards to style and value and the Bridal Fayre is an excellent example of that- so yes- 25 years is indeed cause for celebration.’

The event will be held between 10.30 and 3pm- it’s one for the diary.

Celebrate 25 years for £25!

Why not take advantage of our anniversary and book a table for the evening meal where you can experience our wide menu; we will then treat you to stay over at £25 per person B&B based on two persons sharing for this one night only. Also, while you’re with us, why not enter our competition to win a dinner bed and breakfast break to mark our success for quarter of a century, and enjoy a personal show around the hotel the following morning.

An unforgettable night

The Penventon Park Hotel is very proud to be the chosen venue for special evening on Friday 24th May with former Australian rugby union legend DAVID CAMPESE to celebrate the Testimonial Year of Cornish Pirates prop ALAN PAVERDavid Campese

David Campese is a household name in the rugby world. Many view David as one of the greatest and most entertaining rugby players to have ever graced the field. Representing Australia for 15 years, he achieved and still holds the world record for the most tries in a test match. To add to his credentials, he was the first man in Australian history to play 101 tests for his country.

The evening will consist of a sumptuous three course meal and will support the Alan Paver testimonial year. Top Australian master of ceremonies and comedian Justin Karcher will be hosting the evening, which includes a raffle and auction.

Speaking of his testimonial dinner, Alan stated ‘I am hugely honoured that one of the greatest rugby players in World rugby will be supporting my testimonial year. It should be a great night for Cornish rugby.

This is a unique opportunity to attend what promises to be an unforgettable night for everyone fortunate enough to attend.



A College Visit For Hannah!

Receptionist/Marketing sales assistant Hannah Blight was proud to greet former college lecturer Suzette Sadler to the Hotel yesterday afternoon, along College Picturewith 10 students from Cornwall College Camborne.

The students were being shown around the Hotel by Reception Manager Nigel Jeffery, and informed of the system in which groups and tours are checked in and catered for. As an ex student of Travel and Tourism herself, Hannah was able to provide the students with inspiration; they were able to see what they could do when they complete their course, and the opportunities that arrive.

Suzette even commented on the day as a success- “The students came back to college full of enthusiasm, wrote up their notes and are planning to drop in their CV’s!” A great way of continuing the great relationship that we have with the college team.

Great work guys.

“A Grand Banquet Fit For A King”


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The Hotel sparked some interest on Friday 11th January  when we had a special guest Nick Clegg in our midst.  The deputy Prime Minister hosted our luncheon for the Cornwall chamber of commerce and Industry questions and answers networking event. He was impressed to say the least, and enjoyed the range of fresh local Cornish produce that was so beautifully displayed around the room.

“A grand banquet fit for a king” said one of the members.

A great excuse to showcase our best assets, we received such lovely comments from everyone. Our head chef was extremely pleased with the positive feedback received.

“A job well executed.” With such delicious cuisine, it’s only right to mix business with pleasure!

Well done to everyone involved.

A Fist Full Of Charity!

The Penventon Park Hotel is pleased to announce that the ‘Pink It Up’ charity event smashed last years fundraising total – reaching over £1500.00!  One guest commented “It was one of the best night’s out that we have had had in a long time, we can’t wait for next year!”

During the day, the hotel’s health and leisure suite was the scene for pre dinner pampering with many toe or finger nails being painted in shades of pink and mini treatments whilst guests enjoyed complementary pink themed cup cakes and refreshments with all invited donations raising funds for Cancer Research UK – Check out some pictures of the day on our facebook page >>

The pink theme continued into evening with guests arriving in beautiful arrays of pink attire.  After being served pink bubbly on arrival, donated by St Austell Brewery the guests were invited to give a small donation which was placed onto the wishing tree, kindly provided by Caramia Designs.  After purchasing the evenings raffle tickets the guests were shown through to the restaurant which was decorated in pink and white balloons by Steve Petty of Cornish Decorative Balloons.  Once seated the guests then enjoyed the hotels especially themed pink menu.

Brenda Pedley; chief organiser of the event and breast cancer survivor was overwhelmed by such generosity and support shown by the community and guests in joining the ongoing fight for women’s survival.

Brenda said;

“I appreciate very much the support that the Pascoe family and all at the hotel have given over the past years.  Much of the £82,500 that I have raised for Cancer Research UK has been through the Penventon Park Hotel.  All the guests were very generous with donations and I was very touched when at the end of a hard nights work the staff presented me with their tips of over £100″.

After many great comments about the evening Brenda and the Hotel are already planning a bigger and better ‘Pink it up 2013!’

Health & Leisure Spa Open Day



Friday 19th October 2012 10am – 4pm


To promote breast cancer awareness month the Penventon Health and Leisure Spa are hosting a charity open day.

Come and meet our Therapists and Health and Leisure Spa team

Enjoy complimentary entry (10-4) to the pool, sauna, jacuzzi and fitness suite – complimentary refreshments

‘Shades of pink’ shape and varnish to fingers or toe nails.

Seated chair massage and other express treatments available.

Discuss memberships and corporate membership package.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

(Guests can enjoy all of the above for donations with all proceeds going to Cancer Research).


Also available an especially devised a ‘pink themed dinner menu’ @ £24.95 which will be served in the restaurant from 7 – 9.30,

with a donation of £5 made by the hotel directly to Cancer Research UK for every person dining from the menu.

Booking essential!


Go on – Pink it up!

Please phone for any enquiries 01209 203231

Oceanna Grand Appeal

Nathan Thomas is raising funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital, Renal Unit. This is a charity very close to is heart as this is where his 7 year old daughter, Oceanna, has been looked after since she was born.

Throughout her life Oceanna has spent a lot of time travelling back and forth from Bristolchildren’s Hospital as she was born with only one kidney and several other medical conditions. The kidney that she was born with was not fully developed and was only functioning at a small percentage.

As Oceanna has grown over the years, the doctors and specialists informed the family that her kidney function had deteriorated rapidly and was unable to support her body; if she did not have a transplant soon she would have to go on dialysis.  Nathan was tested and found out that he was a suitable donor. The family had to wait as long as possible to ensure that Oceanna was at her strongest which took nearly 4 years.

On the 5th October 2011 they operated removing Nathans left kidney and transported it across to Oceanna. After 9 and half hours of surgery between us the operation was over and the outcome was a fantastic success – Nathan’s kidney worked straight away.Oceanna has named her new kidney ‘Sydney the Kidney’

A year on and Nathan is organising a charity evening with an auction and raffle celebrating ‘Sydneythe Kidney’s’ first birthday.

This event will be held exactly one year after the transplant. The event will be held at the Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth starting at 7pm. We are hoping to raise as much money as possible for the Bristol Children’s Hospital by asking local businesses to donate prizes for the raffle and auction.

Tickets are also on sale for this fantastic evening at only £6 each. Using the raffle number on your ticket, you will be entered into the Oceanna’s Raffle with a star prize. Please see the poster for all contact details and the line up for the evening.

Further Details >>


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


The Penventon is very pleased to announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, the hotel had to maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor.

We are so pleased to have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.


We have been nominated for this years Observer Food Monthly Awards!

We have been nominated for this years Observer Food Monthly Awards!

Now in their ninth year, the Observer Food Awards celebrate those in the food industry who are passionate about creating innovative food whilst remaining true to well-sourced produce.  As you know at the Penventon Park Hotel we pride ourselves on good food. The hotel’s history has a long tradition of food, dating back to 1965 when owners Paola and David Pascoe opened the Basset Count House; one of the first restaurants in Cornwall.

We take pride in sourcing fresh, local, seasonal ingredients, working with talented farmers, producers and growers to give our guests a taste of the very best that Cornwall has to offer.

Please take the time to vote for us below;

Best restaurant (over £20 per head) supported by Nyetimber>>

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