As massive dog lovers and owning 3 ourselves…..
It is often very difficult to find somewhere to stay with the dogs, so when were invited to stay at the Mullion Cove Hotel with the doggies I was so excited. The hotel is situated on the northern side of the Mullion Cove valley, which is on the Lizard peninsula and has the most incredible views.
It was a snowy Sunday afternoon when we arrived at the Mullion Cove Hotel.
Walking through the doors with our three dogs, we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist who instantly feel in love with the pooches, and them with her especially when the dog treats came out.She showed us to our room and I can honestly say it was beautiful. With three big bay windows boasting the most spectacular vistas of the snowy lizard coastline. I actually felt like we had arrived in the Alps.The hotel provided lovely little thoughtful touches, such as a doggie package that included their own Mullion Cove printed tennis ball, some dog treats, poo bags and even their own embroidered dog towel.And for the humans there was a fantastic hamper filled with Cornish goodies, including tea and coffees from the Cornish Tea Company.So after settling in and admiring the view we headed out for a little exploration.The snow at this point was lot heavier. We headed down the windy coast path to the quaint harbour protected by the steep dramatic valley sides.After a short chilly walk around the harbour we headed back to our room, for a nice cup of tea and a moment of relaxation before heading down for dinner. The hotel restaurant has been awarded two AA Rosettes for excellence.We ate in the doggy lounge rather than the restaurant so we didn’t have to leave our dogs unattended in the room. It was lovely to see they had provided a bowl of water and a dog bed for them. The only slight criticism I would say is there was not much atmosphere in the doggy lounge and could have benefited from some music playing, but this was a very minor thing.
The lovely staff greeted us with warmth and were very attentive. The menu had a fantastic range of options and there was a choice of two menus to pick from.For starter I had the pressed pork belly, black pudding puree with pickled apples, my main was the chicken supreme and I finished off with a fresh fruit and berry tartlet.
My starter was lovely the flavours were very complimenting of each other.The chicken supreme was really succulent and the sauce was delicious, definelty one of my favourite chicken dishes, I especially loved the pancetta gnocchi.Ending my meal on a high, my dessert was really tasty. I loved that the tartlets base was homemade and the fruit was really refreshing.Stu had the Cornish crab tian to start, the roasted lamb for mains and profiteroles to finish.
The crab dish was nicely done and he found it surprisingly filling.According to Stu, the lamb was hands down the tastiest, most beautifully cooked lamb he has ever eaten. He didn’t stop talking about it for quite a while.Although Stu was already pretty full, he cleaned up the profiterole plate really well. They were filled with a praline and strawberry sauce, which was a light and a delicate but packed a lot of flavour. A level up on the typical profiterole.With full bellies and sleepy dogs it was time for some sleep. All of the dogs slept brilliantly and so did we. The bed was incredibly comfortable, we could have laid in for ages.
We woke to a complete white out from the snow.It was little daunting as the hotel is sat at the top of a cliff but the staff were brilliant offering everyone to stay until it was safe to drive and asking us if we would like dinner.After a hearty Cornish breakfast we decided to tackle the snowy coastal path on the far side of the valley as our parting dog walk. Wrapped up warm, we faced the bracing crisp air of the sea breeze as we ascended.Our sausage dog, Alfie, struggled with some of the deeper areas of snow. Once at the top the views were breath taking.I would recommend Mullion Cove Hotel to any dog lover, they go above and beyond to make your stay as relaxing as possible.
Thank you Mullion Cove Hotel.
*we were invited for a dog friendly stay for the purpose of a review, all thoughts are my own.