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Friday, October 31, 2008

Devonshire Cheeses

Devonshire Deli offers 3 delicious cheeses available online for quick delivery throughout the country.

Taw Valley Tasty

Taw Valley Tasty Cheddar is a Cheddar rich in depth of flavour and texture. This cheddar is not strong, a taste normally achieved by increasing the salt levels. Pasteurised. Uses vegetarian rennet.

Chili Cheddar

Afterburn Cheddar. Added ingredients are red and green bell peppers, a little garlic and chili pepper. First you get the taste of a good cheddar and then you get the flavour of the chili.
Try in on toast or baked potato - your favorite dish will never be the same again!


Devon Stilton. A Stilton rich in flavour but mild on the blue side - not harsh or bitter as some Stiltons can be. Creamy in texture, smooth and delicious. Suitable for freezing as is all Stilton. All true Stilton come from Melton Mowbray and so does ours.
Pasteurised. Uses vegetarian rennet.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dartmoor Inn Lydford

The stylish Dartmoor Inn in the historic village of Lydford in west Dartmoor is a renown gastro pub and boutique hotel.

Dartmoor Inn Lydford

The food is especially recommended for its use of local produce and imaginative menus. The themed special meals include Lavender Harvest Supper, In Love with Linen Lunch or the White Christmas Bazaar.

The accommodation consists of superbly decorated rooms in French and English style with beautiful hand-painted furniture.
Each room is completely individual, with its own sitting area, and en suite bathroom.

Dartmoor Inn Lydford

Bed and Breakfast is £120.00 per room per night.

Dartmoor Inn

Tel: 01822 820 221

Lydford is on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park, south west of Okehampton on the A386.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Well House Tavern Exeter

The Well House Tavern (Michael Caines Tavern) is part of the The Abode Exeter formerly the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter and directly opposite Exeter Cathedral, with great views of the church and Cathedral Green. The Well House Tavern is known for its fine food and good selection of ales, beers and whiskies. There's a Sunday roast at Sunday lunchtime.

Well House Tavern, Exeter

A set of bones on display in the basement are often said to belong to a monk and a nun who threw themselves down a well in Cathedral yard to be together in death.

Well House Tavern
16-17 Cathedral Yard
Tel: 01392 223611

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Beer Devon

Beer, located around a small cove on the south coast of Devon, east of Exeter, is one of the county's most pleasant spots.

Beer Devon

Both a working port and a tourist town, Beer retains its essential authenticity. The gently sloping stone beach is lined with squat, brightly-painted fishing boats and the small town, with a population of less than 1,500 people, has some lovely stone houses, restaurants and pubs. Small leats (aqueducts) running along the sides of the streets to empty into the sea, increase the charm of the town.

Beer Devon

Beer is famous for its stone, which has been quarried since Roman times and used in such diverse buildings as the Tower of London, Windsor Castle and numerous churches and cathedrals throughout the country including Exeter Cathedral and St. Paul's in London.

Beer Quarry Caves offer guided tours for groups and individuals of the caves, which have also been used as smugglers' hideaways and a sanctuary for the persecuted in past centuries. The caves contain the workings of the first Roman quarry workers as well as later Saxon and Norman sections. Not just a place to store smuggled loot in the 18th century, the caves gave protection to Catholics fleeing persecution and were worked until the beginning of the 20th century in often appalling conditions.

Beer Devon

Beer's reputation as a smuggler's haven, made famous by Jack Rattenbury's 1837 Memoirs of a Smuggler, was reaffirmed in 2007 when a cargo vessel, the MSC Napoli, on route from Sweden to South Africa, ran aground near Branscombe, just to the west of Beer, and thousands of people from all over Britain, rushed to the site to scavenge for the goodies washed ashore.


There are infrequent buses to Exeter, Lyme Regis and Poole from April to October.

The Anchor Inn on Fore Street (Tel: 01297 20386) and Steamers on New Cut (Tel: 01297 22922) are recommended pubs for their fine beer and food. The Anchor has accommodation too - 8 en-suite bedrooms.

Beer Devon

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

BBC Devon News RSS Feed

The BBC Devon news page brings you all the latest news, weather and sports from Devon. Plus travel news, entertainment, people, images, webcams and Radio Devon.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Devon Long House

Devon long houses can be found throughout the county and especially in the Dartmoor area. Often dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, these long narrow dwellings are often thatched and some of them can rented out as holiday cottages or have been converted to Bed and Breakfast guest houses.

Devon Long House

The original long houses are thought to date back to Saxon times. This fine example is a privately-owned home, east of Exeter near the village of Woodbury Salterton.

Devon Long House


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Theatre Exeter

The New Theatre Exeter is the home theatre of the Cygnet Training Theatre founded in 1980 through the association of Monica Shallis, Mary Evans and the Northcott Theater.

New Theatre Exeter, Devon.

The present patron is Peter Brooke.

The drama school offers three year courses for students over 18 and the theatre takes plays on tour around the country including to the Edinburgh Festival and London.

New Theatre
Friars Gate
Tel: 01392 277 189