Here is a collection of food photos by Zac Bimson taken at last Friday’s Tasting Dinner at The Beach Hotel. There will be more to follow…
The Beach Hotel nestles neatly between the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park in the ancient seaport of Minehead. This landmark hotel was adopted by YMCA Somerset Coast in 2013 and has since been lovingly restored to its former glory – with a few added features. It now offers luxury hotel accommodation and conference and meeting facilities. It is home to Minehead’s Railway Museum and Café, The Minehead Musicians Festival – and of course a fantastic restaurant which offers a scrumptious menu serving delicious food to suit any occasion, prepared from local ingredients and presented simply and elegantly.
As we mentioned, (and will proudly mention again!), we are also a charity. In 2013 YMCA Somerset Coast saw the old hotel as an opportunity to restore the heart of a community. Today The Beach Hotel has taken to its new role valiantly and provides a place to offer training and apprenticeships to young people who want to show and develop their talents in hospitality and as chefs. Under guidance of our award winning Head Chef and mentor and many other members of our passionate team.
Our love of coastal life and passion for comfort and leisure creates a culture that is finely balanced. It’s one of putting your feet up and stepping outside, of relaxing or being active. Whether you are a couple looking for a getaway, young or old, a family here with your children, or travelling with man’s best friend come and join us to see for yourself.
We want to inspire you to discover what’s here. Look for cosy, secluded corners tucked within busy, wide-open places. There’s something for everyone and every mood. Minehead itself offers a superb destination for anyone seeking a traditional seaside holiday and is also known as the gateway to Exmoor National Park. It is equally suitable for those who want a relaxing break or an action packed holiday of walking, cycling, horse riding or extreme sports.
Our setting provides a great base to explore Somerset and Exmoor. Minehead is a real hidden gem for kite surfing and water sports in Somerset and North Devon. Yet, is still quiet enough to explore some unchartered territory, or just relax in our Lounge. Your break with us can be whatever you want to make it really.
Tel : +44 (0) 1643 704765
The Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset TA245AP
Join us on 2 February 2018 for an amazing Tasting Dinner at The Beach Hotel in Minehead to celebrate the first weekend of the 4th Exmoor Food Fest!
Amuse bouche by The Beach Hotel apprentices
Starter by Steven Hadley
Goats cheese mousse, caramelised walnuts, beetroots, apple & Thyme bread
Vegetable course by Kate Gardiner
Crostini of grilled polenta, porcini Mushrooms & Taleggio
Meat course by Sam Salway
Duo of Exmoor lamb, noisette, served pink (sous vide,) braised shoulder, red cabbage puree, roasted celeriac and parsnips, purple sprouting broccoli, baked potato cake.
Fish course by Werner Hartholt
Soy marinated seabass with crispy lobster.
Dessert course by Andrew Richards
Chocolate and hazelnut parfait, hazelnut crumble, chocolate soil, coffee mouse and milk sorbet.
Petit Fours by Connor Bazley. Beach Hotel Apprentice.
£45.00 per person
Book 4 tickets or more:
£42.00 per person
14th February will see the grand opening of the new Theatre Kitchen at The Beach. They’re so proud of their young chefs down at The Beach they don’t want to hide them behind closed doors. You will be able to watch your dish being created and plated up in front of your eye, it will be truly amazing for diners and chefs. The updated menu is looking incredible!
The Exmoor Food Fest deal will be available for lunch from Monday, 20 February to Thursday, 24 February.
For further details, please contact The Beach Hotel on Tel. 01643 704765
We are very excited to be one of the three finalists in the Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards “Best Food Event”. On 15 September we will find out whether we have won.
Congratulations also go to a number of restaurants who have taken part in the Exmor Food Fest for also making it into the finals: Clavelshay Barn, Luttrell Arms and The Beach Hotel in Minehead.
Now it’s a question of waiting and having all fingers, spoons and ladels crossed!