Clubbing: Sailors, 15 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall

Sailors, 15 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall (01637 872838). Thur/Fri/Sat , 9.30pm till late (ladies free before 10.30 on Sat) pounds 3
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What's in the West country? "Olde English" traditions and untamed moors... and Newquay. Thursday night in Newquay's town centre resembles Leicester Square on a weekend. Eighty per cent of the people there are under 25, mainly surfers and skateboarders hanging about before the town's handful of clubs open.

"Sailors", which boasted the longest queue, seemed the most enticing. Progress into the club is painfully slow but a well-placed chippie offered hot and greasy fortification against the robust Cornish weather.

Inside, Sailors is huge. The main dance floor on the lower section is dominated by a vast video screen relaying 100 MTV-style images per second.

The bare elements required for an alluring night are all in abundance: a friendly vibe, scores of people, together with generous helpings of alcohol and uplifting hard house.

Resident DJs skilfully keep the tempo high switching from handbag to R&B before serving up deep house at the end of the night.