Our First Ever Supper Club
To Read More about our Supper Club visit http://looedinnerparty.blogspot.co.uk/
Coastal Walk from Hannafore (Looe) to Polperro
Another Day out for Dovers House Bed and Breakfast
There is just so much to do in our local area of East Cornwall, I often comment that if we didn't own a B and B we just wouldn't know anything about it, so I try and promote what I can when I get the Chance!!
We have often taken the Hike from Hannafore to Polperro and back, it is such a lovely walk, and if your not put off by some steep parts, it is well worth it for the Spectacular views.
The walk took us around 1 hour and 15 minutes to get there, it is approximately 4 miles, but after a lot of storm damage over the past couple of years the path does divert a couple of times which makes it feel a bit longer!!
Saturday was an absolute heatwave so we set off thinking the breeze would help - but unfortunately there wasn't much of one!! We ended up in Polperro in much need of refreshment, and couldn't of been greeted with a more welcoming scene: The Polperro Festival in Full Swing; live music, outside bar,
morris dancers and crowds of beaming people. The Atmosphere was truly unbelievable as what normally seems likes such a quiet little town really proved us wrong.
Bands Played throughout the afternoon, and the local Pubs and Inn's extended the Party by having live music afterwards. A real experience, and one that we would highly recommend for those who have never been.
The celebrations continue for 10 days - so you still have time to pop down and have a look at what is going on...
Here at Dovers House Bed and Breakfast Looe, we are always looking for new idea's for interesting Breakfasts for our Guests.
For Guests staying with us in our B and B for more than a few days, a full English can become a little dull, so we always endevour to put a Breakfast Special on daily. We also try and provide different breakfasts for those who are Vegetarian (as the bog standard Supermarket veggie sausage can get a bit old).
Whilst making up another batch of my Homemade Vegetarian Sausages, I thought I would also whip up something a little different to put on as a Special. It is somewhat of a random concoction, but I have to say, these fritters are a delicious change from the Norm.
Take a look at Our Recipe Creations on our blog: http://bandblooerecipes.blogspot.co.uk/
We may just be a small Bed and Breakfast, but we have an enormous passion for food and baking. You may notice by the blog that our sweet tooth definitely rules at the moment but we will be adding some savory delights also.
Check out our Recipes for our Homemade Fudge (something we would soon like to be selling at our little Looe B and B to our Guests) , cheesecakes and other desserts.
So Far we have three posts: for our Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake, Our Mango and Ginger Cheesecake, and our Maple Nut Fudge.
I'm just so excited and so proud of our achievement I just had to blog about it!!!!
Last Wednesday, we had a Guest come to stay just for one night at our Looe Bed and Breakfast. She was lovely, very pleasant, and wanted 'no trouble at all' as she was on Business....
That 'Business' turned out to be AA business! We had an inkling it may have been an inspection - a few tell tale signs but nothing too stand out. It was good to see that she was impressed with our Rooms and our Bed and Breakfast in general. As it was our first we were all sat wondering if this was a mystery inspection.
At Breakfast, we were please to see that our Guest was very happy with her poached eggs and our continental array of breakfast items. And on check out it was announced that we had just had our first mystery over night inspection and that we had been awarded 4 Stars.
We are so pleased with the report and that we are on track with the service we are providing. Our report had some lovely comments and we were particularly impressed with the phrase 'Thoughtful and generous accessories provided, particularly the Victoria Sponge cake, "Wow" '.
Our new AA rating will hopefully encourage more Guests to come and visit Dovers House Bed and Breakfast in Looe.
Saturday 26/04/14 was our first ever Open Day at Dovers House Bed and Breakfast Looe.
The purpose of the Open Day was to introduce ourselves to the Looe Community as the Proud New Owners of our Looe Bed and Breakfast and to showcase what we offer to our Guests and how we have changed the B and B in terms of decor and in the services we offer. It also gave us the opportunity to invite friends and family to come and have a look around too.
There were quite a few preparations that took place in the lead up to our Open Day - mainly getting it know that we were holding it! So I made up some flyers and literally went knocking on doors along St Martins Road to introduce myself. Dad and I also did a trawl of Looe town and Harbour, going into all the shops and cafes to let them know what we were about and to advertise the fact that we really want to be part of the Looe Community. Everyone in the town was so friendly; one lady even said 'If there's a B and B in Looe that can serve a decent cup of tea I'm there!'.
We also tried a bit of social media to advertise our event - twitter, facebook and a few emails here and there. And then of course we had to ensure there was plenty of cake to go around, and recruited some excellant helpers to give us a hand with all the washing up!!
The day came and we couldn't of asked for worse weather, which was such a shame as we were worred it may stop people from wanting to venture out.
However it didn't!! We had our first visitor just after 9am, a Councillor from Looe, and after a slow start after that, the house soon filled up and was bursting at the seems with families, couples and generally interested people.
We had visitors from local business, schools, Cornwall Council, and many more - and everyone seemed happy with the ample tea, coffee and cake!!
Everyone had the grand tour and had brilliant feedback to give us. We really couldn't of asked for much better.
I would just like to give a mention to everyone that came to our Open Day - Thank You for coming and taking a look at our Bed and Breakfast in Looe.
And Thank you to all those who helped us on the day too - your support was invaluable.
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and would be happy to recommend our Looe B and B - Dovers House.
We had a call a few days ago from Cornwall Business forum to ask whether we would like to get involved in two videos. Cornwall business forum work with local businesses to help promote them and Cornwall overall.
The videos were:
1. To promote Looe, Cornwall and the tourism industry. This was largely because Looe has suffered with bad press lately with the flooding during the winter and the affects of the storms on its roads etc. A fellow B&B owner in Cornwall described the press coverage as displaying Cornwall as 'closed for business' which I felt described it perfectly.
We really wanted to get involved in promoting our beautiful area and what Looe really has to offer for its tourists.
2. The second video would be to promote us as Dovers House Bed and Breakfast Cornwall. The video was something we would be able to display on our website www.dovershouse.co.uk as well as use in Social Media such as our Facebook pages and Twitter pages.
They certainly picked a stunning day; Looe really looked at its best and our B&B was sparkling after the preparations we had made in the garden for the filiming our our new venture. We were really pleased to take out some of our garden furniture and really showcase our Bed and Breakfast with a difference; as B&B's in Looe often don't have to ample garden and parking space that we have here.
The filiming took place in all Guest areas of the house; all the rooms were filmed and we showcased what we had to offer. The breakfast room was aglow on such a sunny day which hopefully showed up well on Camera.
There was a short interview which was very nerve wracking. I was nominated as the interviewee while Dad watched and laughed from inside the house!
The questions really got me thinking about what a stunning area we live in and how ecclectic it really is.
I had to think about what makes Looe Cornwall particularly special?
I didn't really know where to begin as there is just so much Looe has to offer - its diverse in so many ways: its food, entertainment and its
accommodation. I concentrated on the activities that could be enjoyed such as the Beach, amusements, pubs, cafes, national trust properties, walks
along the beautiful coastline. I could of gone on forever, as I really have fallen head over heels for Looe!!
.... To continue reading visit our blog http://looeguesthouse.blogspot.co.uk/