Meet our Silks Head Chef, Rich!

From Young Apprentice to Master Chef


We are excited to share an incredible story of dedication, passion, and culinary excellence that has been brewing at The Atlantic for years. Meet our very own Silks Bistro Head Chef, Rich, whose journey from a young apprentice to the creator behind our delectable dishes is nothing short of inspiring.


A lifelong connection with The Atlantic


Rich has been a cornerstone of The Atlantic family for an astounding number of years. Starting at the tender age of 14, Rich embarked on an extraordinary culinary adventure with us.

“I started when I was 14, I worked for Toni (Mr Cobley) at The Atlantic for the summer in the kitchen. Once the holiday period was over, Toni and I spoke, he said he had never seen a chef do anything I had done.”

“I stayed at The Atlantic through my teens, becoming Head Chef at the ripe old age of 18! At the time I was one of the youngest head chefs in Newquay.”

The journey to becoming a head chef at the age of 18 is a testament to Rich’s dedication and innate talent. And the journey didn’t stop there.

“I continued cheffing at The Atlantic throughout my college years, but briefly hung up my chef’s hat after my studies to pursue a career in hotel management.”

After some years of relentless management work, Rich found himself at a crossroads. But destiny intervened, and a conversation with Lorraine, our director, reignited the spark that had initially brought Rich to The Atlantic. Rich rejoined the family as a Duty Manager before ultimately finding his place back in the heart of the kitchen.



A Family of Food Enthusiasts


At The Atlantic, we pride ourselves on being a family-run establishment. For Rich, this isn’t just a motto – it’s a reality.

“I love the staff the most here. Being family run, we all work as one big team and that’s what it feels like – a family. I see coming in to work here as a pleasure, not a chore.”

We couldn’t agree more with Rich, and this sentiment to the familial atmosphere resonates in every dish he creates.

An essential ingredient that sets The Atlantic apart is the dedication to crafting homemade dishes. From sumptuous sauces to freshly baked breads, Rich has been unwavering in his commitment to delivering authentic flavours that tantalise the taste buds.

“I love that the food we create is all homemade and this has been the case since I started. That is rare to find nowadays. We still make everything fresh from our breads to our sauces. One of the great things about being a chef is crafting delicious flavours from scratch so I would never want to cook out of a packet.”

In an age where convenience often overshadows quality, Rich and his team stand resolute in their pursuit of culinary excellence.



Crafting Experiences, One Plate at a Time


When asked to sum up his role in three words, Rich chose:

“energising, creative, satisfying.”

These words encapsulate the essence of his culinary journey. Each dish created in our kitchen is a fusion of passion, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of perfection.


A Symphony of Flavours: Our Silks Bistro’s High Teas


Among the many culinary experiences at The Atlantic, Rich has a soft spot for the elegance of our afternoon teas.

“I love how grand we make them, and the layers make it look so decadent. It is an experience rather than simply food.”

We agree that there is something truly unique about sitting back and experiencing afternoon tea. High teas at Silks Bistro are more than meals – they are unforgettable experiences that delight the senses and create lasting memories.


The Heart-warming Rewards of this Culinary Work


As a chef, Rich finds the greatest satisfaction in the joy his creations bring to our guests. When diners proclaim, “This was the best meal I have ever had,” it’s a testament to Rich’s unwavering passion for food and his dedication to creating exceptional experiences.

“I have a passion for food so it is hard to put into words how touching it is that one of my meals has had that impact on someone’s day.”

In Rich, we have a culinary artist, a master of flavours, and a true embodiment of The Atlantic’s commitment to excellence. His journey from young apprentice to head chef, his dedication to crafting homemade delights, and his unyielding passion for his craft are an inspiration to us all.

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity in the hospitality industry?


We are currently seeking dedicated and passionate individuals to become integral parts of our team! If you’ve ever envisioned yourself thriving in a welcoming and motivating setting, surrounded by colleagues who share an unwavering commitment to crafting a friendly and inviting experience for guests, then you’ve found your perfect match with us!

Click here to browse our full list of vacancies and to apply.

The 7 Best Things to Do in Newquay this Summer (2023!)

With the great British summer in full swing, summer is a great time of year to visit the coastal paradise of Newquay. With schools breaking up and annual leave commencing, Cornish businesses are busting open their doors to welcome visitors from all over the country (and world!) to the many activities and events that are taking place this month. Here are some of the best things to do in Newquay this summer:


 Attend Boardmasters Surf and Music Festival

The world-famous festival full of epic surf, a laid-back beachy atmosphere and fantastic acts will soon return to our clifftops. Boardmasters has a venue truly like no other, with breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean, festival goers can watch the sun set to the sound of their favourite acts.

There are also plenty of other activities to enjoy throughout the weekend including food stalls, beach parties, and live entertainment.

Things to do in newquay this august



Explore the beaches:

We couldn’t write a blog about the best things to do in Newquay without mentioning the beautiful white sand beaches sprinkled along our coastline.

Whether you are into swimming, paddleboarding or coasteering, there is a beach to suit everyone.

Some of our favourites include: Fistral, Watergate Bay, and Towan Beach.  

Things to do in newquay this august


Go surfing

Newquay is a world-renowned surfing destination, and there are plenty of opportunities to learn to surf or improve your skills. There are also plenty of surf schools and rental shops in the town.

We recommend Fins Surf School, ideally located between two brilliant surfing beaches – Fistral and Towan. Fins also specialise in surfing, making them some of the best surf lessons available in Newquay!



Things to do in newquay this august

Visit the Blue Reef Aquarium

This aquarium is home to over 40 different species of marine life, including sharks, rays, and tropical fish. There is also a touch tank where you can get up close to some of the animals.


Things to do in newquay this august

Go coasteering

What better way to explore our beautiful coastline than by scrambling, jumping and swimming along it! Coasteering is a thrilling and adventurous activity that allows you to experience the coastline in a whole new way. It’s a great way to get your heart racing and to see some of the most beautiful parts of the coast that you might not otherwise be able to access.

Newquay is abundant with local businesses offering coasteering tours, all you need to bring is your sense of adventure!


Things to do in newquay this august

Take a boat trip

There are several boat trips that depart from Newquay, which offer the chance to see dolphins, seals, and other marine life. These trips are a great way to get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating creatures that call the Cornish coast home. Or if you’re looking to visit somewhere with a Mediterranean feel, hopping on a boat to the Isles of Scilly will have you feeling like you’ve been dropped off in the South of France.



Things to do in newquay this august

Visit the Eden Project

Just a short drive from Newquay, this award-winning garden is home to a variety of plants from around the world, including rainforests, Mediterranean gardens, and a tropical rainforest.

Alongside being a visual masterpiece of biodiversity and plant life, the Eden Project is also a highly educational experience about how the impact of fossil fuels on our plant life and how we can make changes towards a better future.


Things to do in newquay this august



These are just a few of the many things to do in Newquay in August. With its beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, and vibrant nightlife, Newquay is the perfect place to spend a summer vacation.

Here are some additional tips for planning your trip to Newquay in August:

  • Accommodation can get booked up very quickly for August, so it is better to book in advance. If you are looking for some last-minute accommodation, we do have some rooms available at The Atlantic Hotel. We are currently running an offer where you can grab 30% off all rooms during August and September. Availability is running out so book now to secure your stay – only redeemable by phone.


  • Pack plenty of suncream. It may be overcast this week but Cornwall can get delightfully hot during the summer months.


  • Be sure to bring a hat and sunglasses, as well.


  • There are a number of festivals and events taking place in Newquay in August, so be sure to check before you travel for any events taking place plan ahead.  You can find a full list of Newquay events on the VisitCornwall website.

I hope this blog post has inspired you to visit Newquay in August, we wish you a wonderful summer!


Exploring The History of Newquay: 3 Spots to See on a Walking Tour of The Town

Nestled on the North coast of Cornwall, Newquay is a lively town renowned for its beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and exciting outdoor adventures. But Newquay is much more than simply a tourist hotspot, it holds a fascinating history dating back to the 15th century, evolving from a tiny port town to the modern premier resort we know and love today.

If you are wishing to explore the interesting history of this town, keep reading as we take you on a walking tour around Newquay, discovering the town’s rich history of smugglers, fishing trade and music history. We will explore all the fascinating moments in history that have shaped the iconic town of Newquay, let’s get started:

Towan Harbour

Starting your walking tour of Newquay by the shores of Towan, Newquay Harbour is brimming with history, so much so, our beloved town is actually named after the original harbour.

Back in 1439, the Bishop of Exeter granted permission for a stone quay to be built in the manor of Towan Blystra. This was known to locals as the ‘new quay’ and formed the origin of the town’s name today!

In 1832, construction of the present harbour began as a vital development for the town’s fishing industry. The harbour acted as a safe haven for fishing boats, with the dock allowing for easy export of goods including China clay, iron ore and grain, and import of coal, manure, salt and limestone. The harbour was also notorious for smuggling, with illicit items smuggled into Newquay under the cover of night.

Towan Harbour is also home to the old fish cellars, used to store and process fish caught in the harbour – work which was crucial to the local economy. Today, the old fish cellars have been converted into a popular restaurant and bar, offering visitors a taste of Newquay’s history and culture.

Once you have explored all around the harbour, continue your walking tour up the hill towards The Atlantic Hotel where you will find a large, white brick building. Here you will find the next destination on your Newquay tour: Huer’s Hut.

Huer’s Hut

Situated just outside of The Atlantic Hotel, Huer’s Hut was originally built in the 14th century as a lookout point for Newquay’s fishing industry, making it about 600 years old. The Huer (aka the lookout man) would stand watch for shoals of pilchard and alert the fisherman to their whereabouts.

When a shoal was spotted, the Huer would shout “Hevva!”, which is Cornish for “raise it”, and raise a white pole. When this signal was given, the whole village would drop whatever they were doing and launched their fleet of ships in pursuit of the pilchards.

The job of the Huer was a serious one, his sharp eyes and concentration were essential to the livelihood and welfare of the entire community, with pilchards being one of Newquay’s biggest income and food sources.

Today, the Huer’s Hut is a popular spot for stunning panoramic views across Newquay Bay and the variety of beaches that line the shore. To access the hut, find The Atlantic Hotel and follow the coastal footpath around the back until you come to the white hut.


Magical Mystery Tour at The Atlantic Hotel

The final spot on the walking tour of Newquay: The Atlantic Hotel. If you are a Beatles fan, you will be interested to know that history not only lies along the shores but also within our own walls. Back in 1967, The Atlantic Hotel played host to one of the worlds most famous bands.

Their stay was part of the iconic Magical Mystery Tour movie, based on a tour around Britain, and brought with it hysteria to the streets of Newquay as Liverpool’s most famous sons arrived to hordes of adoring fans.

Today, guests to The Atlantic Hotel can retrace the famous fours steps and iconic locations they visited including the pool that was used for the above shot, the front garden where Paul McCartney spent time engaging with fans, the Huers Hut, and the iconic back garden steps where the now-famous group shot was taken.

If you want to read more about The Beatles’ stay at our historic hotel, check out this blog giving you all the information:

The Beatles Iconic stay at The Atlantic Hotel

Why not immerse yourself in the full Beatles experience and dine in the very hotel the group ate in 50 years ago. With tempting local delicacies, afternoon tea to light-bites, we have something for everyone. Retrace the steps of the famous band and call our friendly team on 01637 872244 to book your own slice of BeatleMania.


Exploring Newquay’s rich history through a walking tour is a fantastic way to experience the town’s intriguing past, developing from the small seaside town into the popular holiday destination we know today. At The Atlantic, we are proud of our town’s heritage, and sincerely hope you have a wonderful time exploring its past.

4 Reasons To Visit Cornwall This Spring

Spring is here! We are waving goodbye to winter storms and welcoming in the carpets of wildflowers, longer days and warmer nights.

We believe Cornwall in Spring is a truly magical experience, it is the perfect time to explore all our beautiful county has to offer without the hustle and bustle of the summer months.

Have a read of 4 reasons we believe Spring is the perfect time to visit Cornwall.

1. Cornwall in Bloom

Cornwall is abundant with natural beauty, and Spring can be one of the best times of year to see its landscape bloom into something magical. With the Spring sun shining, vibrant bluebells begin to coat the rolling hills and the fragrance of azaleas fill the sea air with a floral hue.

The explosion of plant life makes Spring the ideal time for glorious countryside walks. Feel the warm rays of the Spring sun on your face and the sea breeze on your skin as you take in the fields of bright bloom and emerging wildlife.

2. Ideal Surfing Conditions

Although the Spring ocean may not be bathing temperature yet, the coolness is sure to give your body the rush of endorphins it has been craving.

Spring is, in fact, one of the best times of year to don a wetsuit and try your hand at the frothing waves that roll onto our shores. Spring is the perfect compromise between the powerful swells in Winter and gentle waves in the Summer. Combine these with lighter evenings and fewer crowds and you get some of the best annual surf conditions Cornwall has to offer.

At The Atlantic, we are grateful to have one of the best positions in Newquay to explore all that this surf mecca has to offer. Ideally positioned between Fistral and Great Western Beach, you can assess the surf while sipping on your morning coffee. With a sea view from every room, it is the perfect location to size up the swells before a day’s surf.

 3. A Dog Friendly Haven

Dog owners can rejoice, as most of Cornwall’s beaches welcomes your four-legged friend to frolic in the sand and cause a splash in the sea. While some beaches have dog bans throughout the Summer, Spring does not! Take a stroll along the seemingly endless expanses of sand with your furry companion, or explore one of the many countryside walks within the local area.

After a day of exploring, The Atlantic offers a sanctuary for you and your companion to wind down in. We know pets are part of the family, which is why we provide dog beds and food bowls for all our furry guests. They will even receive a special goody bag upon arrival, to help our four-legged guests settle in.

4. Beat the Crowds

Although Cornwall is a year-round holiday destination, Spring is a fantastic time to experience the dramatic coastline of Cornwall at a slower and quieter pace. If you are looking to explore secluded beaches, wander down quiet cobbled streets and grab the best sea-view spot to eat, a Spring time visit is ideal for you. 

Our March and April Package!

Join us this March and April for a Spring time offer even the locals can’t refuse! We are offering any Classic or Superior room for only £125 per night!

Book today and receive a 10% discount.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the very best of Cornwall this Spring.

Book now on 01637 872244.



January by the Cornish Coast… our take on easing the January Blues

For all the excitement of a new year, January can be a turbulent time. It’s dark, the Christmas decorations have been packed away and that gym membership you signed up for with so much gusto is taunting you from your purse.

When everything seems a bit dull and dreary, the Cornish Coast still sings songs of inspiration and hope. Getting some Vitamin Sea and feeling the salty wind rushing past your ears has got to be one of the best ways to add a spot of rejuvenation to your January.

Immersing yourself in the Cornish landscape is an experience for all the senses. Listen to the sound of the waves from your sea view balcony, smell the seaweed as you stroll along the beach in the winter sunlight, and feel the golden sand beneath your feet as you dare to dip your toes in the cold, majestic ocean.

As Blue Monday fast approaches, we all need something to look forward to, and a luxury Cornish escape to The Atlantic Hotel could be just the thing you need!

Feel refreshed and recharged with our January Offer where you can enjoy three nights for the price of two.

Wrap up warm and take a wintery stroll along the gorgeous local beaches as the crisp January air chills your nose. Enjoy cups of silky coffee on your sea-view balcony and watch the salty waves crash against the shore.

Here at the Atlantic, we think everyone deserves the best and most luxurious start to 2023.

Cure those January blues and book your Cornish escape now on 01637 872244



And if all that isn’t enough, just know there’s so much going on in Cornwall this January for you to discover!

So, what’s on?


Cotehele Garland

Location: Cotehele National Trust, Saltash

Dates: 19th Nov 2022 – 6th Jan 2023

 Cotehele Garland, Saltash   

Tunnel of Lights

Location: Shipwreck Treasure Museum, St Austell

Dates: 3rd Dec 2022 – 8th Jan 2023

Tunnel of Lights, Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Welsh National Opera Orchestra – New Year Concert

Location: Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Dates: 11th Jan 2023

Playing a violin, Welsh Orchestra

In The Dead of Winter: A Murder Mystery

Location: The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

Dates: Throughout January

The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro


Winter Steam Up – Helston Railway

Location: Helston Railway

Dates: 7th Jan 2023

Helston Railway, Winter Steam Up


With all this and more to explore in Cornwall this January, the only question left is, what are you waiting for?

Discover all The Atlantic has to offer and book your Cornish escape now > 01637 872244


Who wants to be spoilt this Christmas ????


We are giving a family of 4 the chance to spend a 2 night luxury Christmas break with us.

Prize includes 2 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast for 2 adults & 2 children (under 12).

Arrive on Christmas Eve and enjoy our Festive Afternoon Tea, later we will be singing carols around the Christmas Tree.

Join us for a delicious Christmas Eve dinner & entertainment before popping some mince pies under the tree for Father Christmas.

Christmas Morning enjoy our fabulous breakfast and a visit from our special guest.

Christmas Lunch is a fabulous affair of stunning food created lovingly by our chefs

Join us in the ballroom for the Queens speech & Christmas cake

Enjoy a walk on our fabulous coast or take a dip in our beautiful pool.

If you still have room, we have a glorious buffet in the evening in our chandelier dining room.

Wake up relaxed on Boxing Day and enjoy another award winning breakfast, take a dip in our pool before its time to say Goodbye.

And if that wasn’t enough we have lots of other activities for families over your festive stay

So how do I win I hear you say! Easy….we would love for you to design our Atlantic Hotel 2020 Christmas card, anyone of any age can enter

Closing date is 1st October 2020

Entries can be posted on our Facebook page from 1st June

Do not worry if you are already booked you can still join in and win.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with, so get drawing!

Christmas Cornwall

Competition Rules:

The winner will be picked at random by the Atlantic Hotel on 1st October 2020.

The winner will be notified through Facebook.

There will be only one winner of a Family 2 night Christmas Break 2020

Facebook does not promote this competition in any way and will not be liable for any prize value.

Prizes cannot be refunded or exchanged for any other cash value. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.



Christmas Came Early!

Let’s get creative this Christmas, and what better way than to put the spirit in Christmas spirit!

Christmas cocktails are a great way to get the party started so our AA Rosette awarded Silks Bistro’s mixologist decided to concoct a few to help you celebrate in style!


Just mulled that one over

Warm the soul with this traditional twist of Christmas!


What you’ll need is:


  • Mulled wine
  • muscovado sugar
  • Cointreau
  • Cinnamon
  • Clementine juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Dried Clementine segments


Pour a glass or two of delicious mulled wine (warm or cold) with a sprinkle of cinnamon, muscovado sugar & Cointreau. Then add a little squeeze of clementine orange and lemon juice. To finish, top with a dried clementine.



Christmas kick


Now not everyone can be a cocktail connoisseur and a quick spin on things is always handy.

Take your classic espresso martini and add a cinnamon sprinkle! Simple!


What you’ll need is:


  • 50 ml Vodka
  • Ice
  • 50 ml brewed espresso coffee
  • 50 ml coffee liqueur (we used Kahlua)
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Tablespoon of sugar syrup

Chill your martini glass, while you make your delicious cocktail. Brew your espresso and add a sprinkle of cinnamon. Add plenty of ice to your shaker, add your vodka, sugar syrup, cinnamon-infused espresso and coffee liqueur.

Now, to make the best espresso martini, a little extra shake is required. In order to create a smooth crema on your martini, shake the shaker a few more seconds than you usually would with another cocktail. This ensures the cocktail separates into smooth but distinct layers.

Dust with cinnamon and add a few espresso beans to decorate. If you prefer, substitute cinnamon for chocolate. A sprinkle of choco instead of cinnamon works just as well. Why not add chocolate sauce to the inside of the glass!

You are a cocktail connoisseur now!

Blitzen’s Cranberry Spritzer


Making drinks for the family may mean a pitcher or two for a quick top up as your guests arrive. This recipe makes four so double or reduce if needed.

What you will need:


  • Prosecco
  • Sprig or two of Rosemary
  • 200 ml Cranberry Juice


Put the cranberry juice in a small saucepan with a sprig of rosemary. Bring to the boil and reduce for a few mins until syrupy. Leave to cool, then chill until ready to use.

Fill your champagne flutes with Prosecco about four fifths of the way. Top up with your homemade syrup and watch it infuse like magic!

Just a few delicious drinks to get you in the party spirit this December.

On the Water this September

As the Summer holidays end, locals and holiday makers in the know welcome September in Cornwall, with the crowds from July and August gone, the sea temperature at its warmest and our RNLI still on duty, September is one of the best times of the year to get out on the water.

Here are The Atlantic Hotel’s ideas on how to experience the Cornish coast at its best….

Newquay Sea Safaris run trips throughout the Autumn and Winter and leaves old historical Newquay harbour, down the hill from The Atlantic Hotel, cruising off along the rugged Cornish coastline, stopping to view birds, marine wildlife and crabbing boats whilst learning about Newquay’s Maritime History and the plight of our marine habitat.

At Seal Cove watch the seals in their natural environment before speeding out to deeper ocean for more off shore wildlife encounters to complete your Thrilling Adventure!… Spot for dolphins, Basking sharks, Sunfish, Harbour Porpoise and a huge array of sea birds or watch the Skipper haul his lobster pots. Every day experiences different encounters and sea states so this is a trip that will delight every time.


pic credit: Newquay Sea Safaris and Fishing

Newquay Activity Centre, running for over 21 years offers an array of watersports activities just a short walk from The Atlantic Hotel offer a once in a lifetime experience, with Stand Up Paddle boarding, Super Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Coasteering, you can try something new and enjoy a fantastic day in the water. 



Pic Credit: Newquay Activity Centre

The north Cornish coast also offers superb sailing opportunities. Newquay Sailing Club holds regular handicap racing in the bay, times varying according to tides. Dinghy-owners may bring their boats, become associate members, compete in the racing and use the Clubhouse.

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Escape Surf School

Newquay is known as the home of British Surfing, hosting many World surfing events throughout the year September sees a bigger swell- perfect for pros, intermediates and learner surfers. The Atlantic Hotel’s approved surf school Escape ran by Pro Surfer and surf guru Mike Young and his team offer a range of lessons for all ages that will get you up and riding. You can book a luxury surf break here


Pic credit: escapesurfschool

After a day on the water, coming back to 4 star luxury is just what the doctor ordered, chill out in our fantastic ocean view leisure facilities, enjoy a drink on our terrace (September sunsets are spectacular!) and enjoy a stunning dinner in our AA Rosette Restaurant, Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar before your sleepy head hits our fluffy pillows.

With our special offer this September- we will let you stay on an extra night with us free of charge*- even more time to fall in love with our captivating Coast

Give our friendly reception team a call on 01637 872244 and book your September break by the sea.

*September Stay-On offer valid 1st-25th September 2017 based on minimum 3 night stay BB, subject to availability.

Cheers to 125 Years!

This March The Atlantic Hotel will celebrate 125 years. Our iconic Hotel has been part of Newquay’s skyline since 1892. Read on to discover the  history behind our Hotel, including opening woes, patriotic duties in WWII,  and our part in The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour”

The Atlantic Hotel’s Grand Opening in 1892

After The Cornish Hotel Company acquired a lease for 10 acres of The Beacon, 1890, the Council approved the development due to the decline of the pilchard fishing industry, and recognising that there was a need to expand the holiday trade, and bring money in Newquay. Designed by architect Silvanus Trevail, (lovely Cornish name!) the Atlantic Hotel was one of the first purpose built, luxury hotels in Newquay, containing more than 100 apartments. The grand opening in 1892 unfortunately coincided with a vicious outbreak of Scarlet Fever in the town, which reportedly saw visitor steer clear. The hotel worked hard to build it’s reputation, and it did not take long for the iconic Hotel to become the jewel in Newquay’s tourism crown.

WWII- The Atlantic Hotel’s Patriotic Duties, and very exclusive makeover

The Atlantic Hotel was turned into a hospital during WWII helping injured soldiers recover back to health. Once the patients were ambulant, they wore bright blue uniforms with white shirts and red ties, and were allowed into the town. The hotel was re-opened later in the year, following some alterations. 1935 saw the cocktail lounge decorated and furnished by the world famous Harrods of London in 1935, and the re-opening saw over 400 guests attend.

The Fab Four on the Magical Mystery Tour

Famous faces have often enjoyed a stay at The Atlantic Hotel, including the Beatles in September 1967, the fab four stayed for 3 nights whilst filming footage for the Magical Mystery Tour. Reports are that The Beatles created the cover for their album, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from the Atlantic Hotel.

A new ownership, hard work, and awards

The Atlantic Hotel was bought by the current owners, the  (Late) Mr Cobley, Mrs Cobley, and their daughters, Lorraine and Claire in 1986. The family  have invested in numerous extensions and alterations over the years to present, from extending the ballroom and creating a sun terrace and gazebo, to most recently, the complete refurbishment of their indoor leisure facilities, including sea view indoor pool, hot tub and steam room, and the addition of The Ocean View Treatment Room, now open to non-residents. The four star hotel has 57 Sea View bedrooms, with a mix of suites, superior rooms, and classic doubles. The Art-Deco theme, and panoramic views certainly ensure that guests will enjoy real luxury from the moment they arrive.

Hard work, commitment and quality of produce saw the resident restaurant, Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar awarded the first AA Rosette in Newquay in 2014. The awards have kept coming, including Taste West Awards, and Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The Atlantic Hotel was also awarded “Modern Luxury Hotel of the Year 2016” by The Luxury Travel Guide. There are many exciting plans ahead, but one thing will remain: the warm welcome, luxurious surroundings, and a commitment to provide locals and holiday makers alike with luxury surroundings, and first class service.

Cheers to 125 Years!






Half Term Fun: Our Favourite Family Activities


It’s Half Term in February! We love Half Term as it’s a time when families visit The Atlantic for holidays and to make it even more fantastic, we offer kids for free for the Half Term, hoorah!

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