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Cornwall’s magical beach feasts are back – and tickets go on sale this week

The long-table sunset dinners are a highlight of the great British summer

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

Here’s a reason to plan a trip to Cornwall this summer (as if you needed another). The Hidden Hut’s magical beach feasts are back for the season – and the first batch of tickets go on sale this week.

If you haven’t heard of the Hidden Hut, here’s the deal. It’s an open-air café-restaurant tucked away on a secluded stretch of the coastal path between Portscatho and St Mawes. Open year-round, it serves up delicious takeaway lunches (Cornish pasties, cakes, chowders, dhals and enormous salads) to be enjoyed on Porthcurnick Beach, one of the best beaches in Cornwall.

But the Hut is almost famous for its summer beach feast nights. As the sun goes down at low tide, one spectacular themed dish is served to hungry diners seated on long communal tables on the sand. Customers bring plates, cutlery and booze (plus layers for the chiller and rainier Cornish evenings) and the Hidden Hut chefs provide the flavours.

The dreamy experiences sell out quickly, and for very good reason: they’re a highlight of the British summer. Plus the feasts haven’t run since 2019, so you can expect an even bigger ticket rush as they make their grand return.

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Feast themes for summer 2022 include Champagne Shells, Allotment Meze and Summer Sardines. Tickets for the May dates, the first feasts of the season, go on sale on Saturday May 14. You can book and find out more here.

Planning a trip? Here are 12 more of the best things to do in Cornwall this summer.

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