This weekend: Ale & Anchor Summer Party at The Old Coastguard, Mousehole
Now in its fourth year, (previously known as Sea, Salts & Ales) it’s the small but perfectly formed Ale & Anchor Festival in Mousehole’s famous Old Coastguard this weekend.
For all ages, with a full schedule of music, acts and two dozen or more Cornish & West Country ales and ciders it’s well worth the trip down west.
Ale & Anchor takes place on the enclosed subtropical lawns of The Old Coastguard with St Michael’s Mount and St Clements Isle as its backdrop. Alongside the foot-stomping music from the best local bands, the Mousehole Male Voice Choir will be performing on the evening of Saturday 1st July. There will be face painting and performances on the Saturday and Sunday lunchtime from Squashbox Theatre.
Charles Inkin, whose EATDRINKSLEEP company operate of trio of award winning Inns The Old Coastguard, The Gurnard’s Head in Zennor and The Felin Fach Griffin (Wales) said: “She may be a smaller version of Don’t Wake the Fish at The Gurnard’s Head, but Ale & Anchor punches well above her weight. Having brought date forward to the beginning of the summer rather than the end in September, let’s celebrate the start of the holidays and eat, drink and dance the weekend away.”
It’s a family festival and kids are every bit a pert of the party. There’s a path straight from the beach to the gardens.
The Old Coastguard is located on the seaside of Mousehole, its gardens have uninterupted panoramic views across Mounts Bay and out to the Atlantic. The garden will be covered in areas in case there is bad weather.
There will be approximately 25 ales from Cornish breweries ranging from St Austell and Skinners, to smaller craft beers including biodynamic Cornish Crown and Harbour Brewing. Throughout the weekend the EATDRINKSLEEP barbecue will running; the restaurant will be open as usual.
Ale & Anchor will opens on Friday evening at 5pm. Cornish bands and musicians throughout the weekend include Slap Dash Trio, The Odd Folk, Cahooty and Bierre De Luxe. Each night will finish at 11pm .
Entry is free of charge and open to all.
The Old Coastguard, The Parade, Mousehole, TR19 6PR www.oldcoastguardhotel.co.uk