Cornwall in Summer is all about enjoying a drink (or two) by the beach; why else would you be here?
Luckily there are plenty of opportunities to do that here, from music festivals and carnivals to beach bars and pop-up events; there’s always somewhere to grab a drink and listen to great music with your friends.
If a night out under the stars with the ocean as your backdrop sounds like your jam (whose isn’t?), then the brand to keep an eye on for this is SkyBar; a pop-up bar who set up exclusive clifftop gigs around Cornwall and the South West throughout the Summer.
Last night, Olivia and I headed over to Maenporth (just outside Falmouth) for their first night of three (see their Freestyle Friday and Beach House Saturday events tonight and tomorrow!). The weather was a bit on the edge, but the location was still breathtaking, set on the cliffs above the beach, looking out to sea and surrounded by countryside.
Despite the rain over the last few days, it stayed dry, and the set up with thick mats & carpets on the ground meant mud was no issue (just a little classier than Glasto?), and underneath the big blue iconic SkyBar awnings it was cosy and warm, so the wind didn’t bother us either. The site holds around an intimate 500 people, featuring dancefloors, bars and delicious food and drink, including this year’s up and coming new beer brand; Jubël.
Based in Cornwall, Jubël was born on a ski trip to the Alps when founders, Tom & Jesse, fell in love with the delicious ‘demi-pèche’ beer tradition in the après-ski bars, and decided to bring it home to the UK when they found no-one was doing it over here.
I’ve loved hearing about their story of how they got started, and the journey of their business so far (it’s so nice to meet other small business owners in Cornwall, even if the industry is totally different to my own!), and I was obviously excited to try a flavoured drink that perfectly bridges the gap between bitter boring beer and sickly sweet fruit cider. FYI, it’s SO good!
Jubël are partners at SkyBar this weekend, and will be featuring at plenty of other events in the county throughout Summer too. They’re also stocked in some bars around Cornwall too, such as Gylly Beach and The Watering Hole, so keep an eye out, and definitely go check out their bar if you’re off to SkyBar this weekend – they made it themselves!
I love evenings like this that are something a bit different from the norm; you get the music, drinks and food, but you’re also still outside with more of a ‘wilderness’ feel than if you’re just in town. Another reason why Cornwall is amazing; you can’t beat beer by the sea!
* This post was a collaboration with Jubel, but as always I wouldn’t write about a brand here if I didn’t think they were great, so all opinions are authentic