For one week each August in Fowey, the usually tranquil attracts thousands of visitors for the Fowey Royal Regatta. The Regatta is one of Britain’s premier sailing events, it is also a fun- filled week for all the family, friends and sailors alike.
Fowey’s location, perched above a magnificent harbour, provides a natural arena to watch the Regatta sailing from and in the town’s winding old streets you’ll find plenty of activities to entertain. There’s the traditional crowning of the carnival queen followed by the floral dance, you can compete in the crab catching and swimming competitions, experience the giant pasty ceremony, get caught up in the exuberance of the carnival, watch the magical torch light dinghy procession on the water and spend the evenings on the harbour listening to performances ranging from The Last Night of the Proms to rock.
To further enjoy your time in Fowey during this years Regatta, Sunseeker Torquay recommends their favourite Eat, Drink, Sleep locations to ensure you stay a little while longer…!
Eat – SAMS, 20 Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AQ
Sams is a superb dinner themed restaurant situated on Fore Street in the middle of the small Cornish town of Fowey. With over 28 years of experience Sams is a real find and we guarantee that you will want to extend your stay in Fowey simply to have dinner at Fowey one more time! The menu at Sams is a mixture of locally sourced produce and some great local sea food. The Pan Seared Scallops are a must!
Sleep – The Old Quay House, 28 Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AQ
Only a moments walk from Sams (turn right!) you will find the small boutique hotel that is The Old Quay House. With 11 luxurious bedrooms, a renowned restaurant, the best estuary views in town, and staff that are always ready to add that little extra touch to ensure your stay is perfect, The Old Quay House is one seafront hideaway that you might just want to keep all to yourself!
Watch their latest promotion and take a tour of the this idyllic hotel here:
During the Regatta week the only place to drink in Fowey is the King of Prussia. Based on Town Quay the King of Prussia is in the centre of the action of the regatta. Serving the local Rattler cider it is the perfect spot to watch the festivities and the fire works on Monday evening. If the King Of Prussia is a little lively then the next best place to watch the river is the Royal Fowey Yacht Club. With what has to be one of the best views from any yacht club in the world this really is a place you wont want to leave!
The 2015 Fowey Royal Regatta is between the 16th to 22nd August.