We might be headed for the festive season. The nights might be closing in. The Cornish weather might be getting ‘interesting’. But our little town remains a hub for exciting goings-on, and there are always things to do in Newquay. Here are a few of the best bits we’re most looking forward to in the next few weeks.

As usual, we’ll be re-opening our B&B in Newquay at the end of March ready for the spring. But you can book your Newquay holidays before then, so feel free to either use our check availability tool, call us or email us to secure your room and enjoy a warm Cornish welcome at our smart, friendly, convenient bed & breakfast in Newquay.

Things to do in Newquay – The Newquay Music & Ale Festival


The biggie for November is, of course, the legendary Newquay Music & Ale Festival, taking place at Fore Street on Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November. You can expect a three day party blending awesome live music with themed fancy dress nights, topped off with some of the finest locally brewed ales. This year’s party is due to be the biggest and best yet, open from 10am to 11pm each day and offering a blinding selection of brilliant live acts, something for all the family.

On Friday the headline band is Mad Dog Mcrea, the popular purveyors of danceable and famously melodic folk rock, gypsy jazz and Irish tunes, impossible to resist.  On the Saturday night the place is set to go absolutely berserk thanks to the nation’s best-loved Abba tribute band, The Abba Reunion Tribute Show. Tickets to see them invariably sell out in no time, and they deliver a feel-good factor that’s very hard to beat thanks to a host of classic Abba tunes including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Super Trooper and masses more.

The final line up is yet to be announced but plenty more excellent acts are due on stage over the three days, include Love Gap, Kernow King, Emerald and a 1980s tribute set from DJ Piers, Ben Ottewell from Gomez, Belfast Busker, Cyderfex and Ten Bob Notes. Tickets are amazing value, from a fiver a pop plus booking fee, and you can pick yours up now from the festival’s website.

The big Fistral Beach Clean – Help keep beautiful Fistral tidy


Locals and visitors alike thoroughly enjoy this sociable participatory event arranged by Keep Britain Tidy and Cornwall Council, South West Water, The Environment Agency and Visit Cornwall.

The regular event is all about keeping our town’s stunning beaches in top condition, and new beach clean volunteers are always made welcome at the monthly Fistral beach clean. The next one takes place on Saturday 26th November between 10am and noon, with the volunteers meeting at Bodhi’s Cafe on South Fistral, and you can call 07899 891667 for details.

All this is on the cards for November 2016…

  • Newquay’s fascinating Blue Reef Aquarium is open every day from 10am, home to countless bizarre ocean and sea creatures to marvel at
  • There’s fun and games with ten pin bowling at Hotel California every day, plus great food and a well-stocked bar
  • Newquay Zoo, an award-winner, is open every day except Christmas Day, home to more than 130 of the planet’s most extraordinary animals
  • The fascinating Newquay Aviation Centre is open every day
  • Head for the Central Inn for Pie & Pint Night on Tuesdays from five pm to nine pm, with a variety of tasty pies to warm the cockles of your heart
  • Belushi’s Newquay offers an Open Mic Night every Tuesday from 9pm
  • Tuesday Is Quiz Night At The Red Lion, with Pete Jordan
  • Tuesday Night At Sailor’s Pub offers cool acoustic sessions with different guest bands and artists from 9pm onwards
  • Tuesdays sees an excellent Open Mic night at Walkabout from 10.30pm onwards, a regular event now in its tenth year
  • The Lane Theatre presents a very special evening with the Newquay Male Voice Choir and friends on Friday 11th November at half seven

We hope you enjoy the winter fun! And we hope to see you at our welcoming Newquay B&B from April onwards. Any questions, just give us a call.