New Continental Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LD

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Get Involved In Plymouth’s Dementia Action Week…

A holiday is an amazing treat; but also for some it’s critical.

Plymouth’s Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May 2019)

In 2015, we become the first dementia friendly hotel in Plymouth. Something that we are all extremely proud of.

Many of us within the team have had our lives touched by dementia and knew that by working with Claire Puckey, Plymouth City Councils Dementia Friendly City Co-ordinator, would help us offer a better service for those needing a break away.

The UK should be so proud of the vast steps that have been made;  years ahead of most countries when it comes to offering the services required for a safe retreat for those travelling with a dementia patient.

We know that it is critically important that caregivers, family and friends, who are often either on duty or call 24 hours a day, get a break away for their own health.

For that reason we took steps to get better at offering an environment that was the best it could be. Not easy with an old listed building like ours! But for us, not being able to change everything didn’t mean we didn’t want to do what we could with what we had.

We Claire’s help, we took the steps we could to be the best we could. With Plymouth’s breathtaking scenery, history and riches, we wanted to make sure that it was a city that was accessible… to everyone.

During Plymouth’s Dementia Action Week there is so much to get involved in; from Tea Dances with twists to activity day clubs.  For more information or to see how you can get involved, click here!

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From The Kitchen:

A member of the New Continental Hotels staff shares something that helped them with a family member.

When my Nan was in the early stages, I loved to be in the kitchen with her. Where I remembered her at her happiest.  We would do simple things, I would help and we would just potter around together, mostly making a mess – sometimes making something edible!!

I was told about shortbread by a carer; that because it contains minimal ingredients and is easy to mix together, roll out and cook – it’s a tasty treat that is easy and satisfying!

For someone like me – when cooking is not my strength – this was perfect for me to take the lead on!

It made for a great afternoon activity; and the best bit was we could sit and enjoy our offerings with an afternoon cup of tea together!

 

This Weekend In Plymouth…

Not Just A Saturday & Sunday!

So, you thought a weekend consisted of a Saturday and Sunday –not in Plymouth!

A weekend is so much more!

A city steeped in history and packed full of fun action, events and things to be part of EVERYDAY!

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This weekend is no exception:

Bohemian Rhapsody Outdoor Cinema Experience |Fri 10 May –  Saltram House

Pirates Weekend | Sat 11 and Sun 12 May 2019 – Plymouth Barbican

Cheese Fest |  Sat 11 May 2019 – Plymouth Pavilions

Performance: The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis | Sat 11 May 2019 – Barbican Theatre

Worth The Weight – Vintage Sale | Sat 11 May – Plymouth Guildhall

Plymouth Comic Con |  Sun 12 May 2019 – Plymouth Life Centre

Plymouth Food Scene…Through The Looking Glass!

Steve’s Brasserie | Loved By Locals And Guests Alike…

All we really want when we go out for food is a chef-driven restaurant with a menu that’s equal parts seasonality and creativity, with a service that makes you feel welcome.

Here at the New Continental Hotel, Steve’s Brasserie is a neighbourhood favourite; as well as being the perfect retreat for our hotel guests.

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It offers all the comforts and convenience that you would expect from an independent restaurant. But the thing that makes Steve’s Brasserie so special … is the food. Our chefs have created a traditional and accessible dining experience, one that takes guests back to classic moments with familiar favourites and flavours.

Menu items range from long-time winners like our Beer Battered Fish, Chips and Seaside Treats; our outlandishly popular Belly Pork, served with a grain mustard mash and roast vegetables to brand-new standouts like the Home Cooked Lamb Stew, served with crispy fried new potatoes.

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What we believe elevates Steve’s Brasserie from the rest is the artful pairing of seasonal food with nostalgic flavours; portions that won’t leave you hungry and a down to earth ambience. With stone work on show, arches with history (for those of a certain age you can still feel the Grapevine!) and a warm welcome; it really is a charming setting to enjoy true classics.

Set in the heart of Britain’s Ocean City; with a classic menu and food that emphasises fresh, local ingredients which offers a modern twist on culinary classics…it’s a must try if you haven’t already!

Loved by locals and guests alike!

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