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Top ways to see in the New Year

With the end of the year fast approaching, now’s the time to start planning your New Year’s Eve celebrations. We have featured some of our favourite spots to celebrate here in North Cornwall.

Port Isaac

The picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac has a lively atmosphere on New Year's Eve and popular with locals. Choose one of the local restaurants to start the evening with a delicious seafood dinner, such as The Mote. After dinner head to The Golden Lion and make the most of the live music. At midnight everyone spills outside to watch the firework display over the harbour.

Streets of Port Isaac, North Cornwall The small streets of Port Isaac will be full of people bustling in and out of the cosy little pubs and restaurants


At The Waterfront in Polzeath, New Year's Eve is a merry evening full of good food and live music. Start your night early enough and you can enjoy views of the sun setting over the ocean. Join in as everyone counts down the seconds and cheers as the clock chimes midnight.

Polzeath, North Cornwall Located right in the centre of Polzeath, The Waterfront hosts a lively New Year's Eve party


The Mariners Public House overlooks the Camel Estuary in the heart of Rock. The menu is full of excellent local produce and paired with beers and ales from Sharp's Brewery, who are based just up the road. On New Year's Eve, The Mariners will be in the festive spirit with a live band.

Rock, North Cornwall From The Mariners you have a front row seat to the fireworks which are set off just across the estuary in Padstow


Pick a spot by the fire and enjoy a drink or two at The Ship Inn or reserve a table at Bridge Bistro. At midnight, join the locals and be dazzled by the fireworks displays from the best viewing spot in town, the old bridge.

Wadebridge, North Cornwall Soak up the festive spirit as everyone gathers to watch the fireworks on the old bridge


Wrap up warm and board the passenger ferry from Rock to Padstow, the journey in itself is special as you sail past the bright lights that adorn the boats in the harbour. Once on the other side of the estuary, Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant offers a special New Year’s Eve menu, or join the merry locals in one of the harbourside pubs. Book a local taxi for the journey home.

Make sure to step outside at midnight and watch as the fireworks light up the sky above Padstow

The St Tudy Inn

With the fire lit and a cosy atmosphere, there is nowhere better to celebrate the start of the New Year than in a traditional Cornish pub. The St Tudy Inn offers delicious rustic cuisine, excellent cocktails and will have live music on New Year's Eve.

One of the rooms at the beautiful St Tudy Inn run by the talented Chef, Emily Scott. Photo credit: St Tudy Inn

Stay in

If you don't fancy braving the chilly winter weather you can see in the New Year from the comfort of your holiday home. Fee Turner Catering and Angels in the Kitchen offer a mouth-watering menu and will take care of it all as you relax and enjoy time with your friends and family.

View of The Estuary from Orchard House, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall. The view from Orchard House makes a beautiful backdrop to your own private New Year's Eve celebrations

St Kew

Get cosy by the roaring log fire and relax in this traditional Cornish pub. The St Kew Inn serves excellent locally sourced food and drink. Enjoy a glass or two and soak up the festive excitement.

The St Kew Inn, North Cornwall The St Kew Inn is a charming and traditional pub, serving fantastic food, fine wines and great ales

We have a fantastic selection of properties available over New Year. Give us a call on 01208 869090 to discuss your requirements, or browse our properties here.

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