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Nathan Outlaw x Sharps x Newquay Activity Centre

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Sharp’s Brewery from Rock, Cornwall, inspired by their Cornish roots, recently launched a unique competition to give their drinkers a chance to win an unforgettable Food & Beer Adventure.

And so on a balmy evening in May, six lucky couples were taken to a picturesque Cornish cove and met by our team of enthusiastic abseiling instructors, and Michelin Star chef Nathan Outlaw preparing a seafood feast. 

A top a lush green craggy cliffs towering over the Atlantic breakers we kitted out the winners in safety helmets and harnesses and led them on an unforgettable abseiling adventure into the inaccessibly idyllic cove below, which one guest described as The Beach from Alex Garland’s popular 90s novel.

By the time the intrepid climbers were back up top, Nathan was putting the final touches to the meal that began with smoked mackerel & seaweed pate; seafood ceviche (barbecued prawns, scallops and lobster) with tomato, red onion and coriander; and a barbecued octopus salad with tomatoes, watercress and cucumber. The main course was barbecued monkfish, marinaded in potted shrimp spice and served with crushed new potatoes, grilled fennel and capers. Dessert was barbecued pineapple with meringue, spiced rum syrup and lime cream.

Nathan a leading advocate of combining fine dining with the best beers matched each course with a different beer from Sharp’s Brewery. Favourites included their biggest selling Doom Bar beer, their new Pilsner and Atlantic Pale Ale – a fruity ale packed with citrus flavours and sweet notes which worked exceptionally well with the seafood.

We’d eaten incredibly well, we’d drunk many excellent beers, discovered new ones, and we’d had a real abseiling adventure. Sharp’s Brewery had treated us to a once in a lifetime, money can’t buy experience, and I think we were all sad it was over.”

Watch this space to see the video highlighting the evenings adventure, fine dining and best beers.

Since the idea’s conception, we at the Newquay Activity Centre were very excited to be a part of it. Not only because we’re passionate about showcasing Cornwall’s stunning coastline through adventure sports, but we are committed to supporting our local economy and community. We really believe in the long-term reciprocal benefits of supporting and building local businesses. –

“The health of one’s business reflects that of their local community, so we always try to think global and act local”. Rob Barber, director at the Newquay Activity Centre

If you’re a local organisation and would like to join forces for an adventure activity corporate event, then get in contact with our team of friendly staff today on 01637 877722.

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