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From locally-sourced food to the must-see attractions in Falmouth, our blog will guide you through the best bits of a stay at Merchants Manor.

Foraging

We have a foraging loop which takes us from the Manor on the hill down to Gyllyngvase beach, around to Swanpool and through a forest back to the restaurant. On this 1 mile loop we discover nineteen different foraged greens over the seasons.  

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A Top Tip to Explore

Words by Chef Hylton Espey. The coastal path walk or paddle to Maenporth from Falmouth is a must for any traveller. You have the option (depending on the weather) to explore the coast from land or sea. The walk is fantastic and you get away from …

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Seasons

Words by Chef Hylton Espey. Every dish starts with an inspiration, it may be an experience, the season, a nostalgic memory, farm visit or an adventure in nature. I carry a notebook with me all the time as you can never predict inspiration or a …

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Food Philosophy

‘Nature inspired cuisine with a focus on the landscapes, flora and fauna’ – Hylton Espey From local foragers, butchers and garden marketers to the love Chef puts into every dish on the menu, we have one mantra in the Merchants Manor …

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Chef Patron – The Journey

After being seduced by the Manors devotion to using the finest, fresh local ingredients -Discover South African born and raised Chef Patron Hylton Espey. Now two years into his journey at Rastella, he talks openly about his passion for food, …

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Welcome to The HOP

Welcome to 2018 and welcome to our brand new wellbeing space, one of Cornwall’s largest fitness studios. Affectionately named The HOP House, a throw back to the family history of the Carne family who owned the house and brewed beer for over five …

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Introducing Temple Spa

Since the launch of the in-room therapy range by Temple Spa, we just haven’t been able to stop smothering ourselves, in fact we love this professional spa and skincare brand so much we have now expanded to include therapy treatments at the Linen …

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A rare moment of me time at the Linen Rooms

We had the wonderful Sophie Baker, from Muddy Stilettos, join us for a day of relaxation at our Linen Rooms Spa this week. Here is her review of a rare moment of me time at the Linen Rooms. I picked a bad day to travel to Falmouth last week – …

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