Dog friendly gem: The Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick Beach, Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall

hh6If you haven’t heard of The Hidden Hut on The Roseland Peninsula, you really should take a moment to find out about it.

Scroll down for photos of dogs enjoying themselves at The Hidden Hut

To the casual eye, this unassuming little beach cafe in Rosevine, about half a mile along the South West Coast Path from Portscatho, looks like many others. It has in recent years however, become rather famous for it’s absolutely incredible food and feast nights. The last feast night of 2015 is over, but the Hidden Hut will remain open until October. It is dog friendly and well worth a visit before the season ends.

Run by local couple, Simon Stallard and Jemma Glass, and their team it’s a great place to eat especially after a stroll along beautiful and dog friendly Porthcurnick beach.  The Hidden Hut is open from 10am to 5pm, seven days a week until the end of October. In the autumn, you can visit for a Soup Sunday and enjoy  a selection of interesting seasonal vegetarian soups and freshly-baked breads & olive oil croutons.

HiddenHut_27thMay_06You might pop in for one of the really wonderful cakes made by Maggie (Jemma’s mum), along with Lavazza filter coffee, fairtrade organic clipper teas (many varieties), fresh Roseland peppermint tea, fresh ginger honey & lemon tea. Or, perfect for an autumn treat after a walk on the dog friendly Porthcurnick beach is the Hidden Hut speciality hot chocolate with fresh cream and marshmallow toppings, chai tea latte.

If you’re lucky you may just arrive in time for one of the wonderful ad hoc lunch events. These are like the HIdden Hut’s wonderful feast nights, when visitors can enjoy fresh gourmet food on the beach, but  during the daytime and totally last minute. Organised according to the weather forecast and produce availability. No need to book or bring anything – just turn up hungry! Past events have included local seafood paellas, smokey mackerel BBQs, lobster week, spider crab boat landings… Keep an eye out on the Hidden Hut website Facebook or Twitter pages or sign up to their mailing list if you are interested.  Scroll down for some photographs…

HiddenHut_27thMay_33 Directions:

  • If you are coming from Portscatho, The Hidden Hut a short walk (just 2 fields and some granite steps) along the coastal footpath in the N-Easterly direction towards Porthcurnick Beach. When you get to the granite steps leading down to the beach, you carry on straight up the other set of steps in front of you and we are just over the brow of the hill.
  • If you are driving and wish to park on Rosevine Hill, from the main road you take the ‘Rosevine’ turning at Trewithian signposted towards the Driftwood and Rosevine Hotels. You pass the hotels and you’ll find the beach right at the bottom of the hill. We are situated on the far right-hand side above the beach via the boat park field. NB. when parking please note the double yellow lines (traffic wardens have been seen!) and please avoid obstructing the turning area at the bottom. Postcode is TR2 5EW