Tavistock has a wealth of wonderful cafés, one of the lesser known is the Lower Deck Café in Russell Street. Available every Friday from 10am until 2pm it can be found underneath the Tavistock United Reformed Church, in the Lower Deck hall. Run entir more

13 Feb 2018 11:28 Community News

If music be the food of love, tuck in! Tonight is the night for lurve! Treat yourself to a night of romance, good food, fine wine and one of North Devon’s brilliant home grown entertainers – Mr Ricky Knight. Ricky will offer us a night of romantic s more

6 Feb 2018 14:54 Music & Art

The historic manor house hotel in Plympton will be serving a Winter Olympics Edition Afternoon Tea from Thursday 1st February. The original Special Edition Afternoon Tea celebrates the joy of the Winter Olympics, in the warmth of the grand Great Hall more

6 Feb 2018 13:54 Community News

This January, Okehampton’s Harvest Workers’ Co-operative are presenting an exciting film screening to start off the new year – a thought-provoking piece that documents positive solutions for a better future. The event will be held at the town’s Ockm more

16 Jan 2018 10:20 Music & Art

This is the Three Crowns take on Scotch eggs, and very popular it is too! You’ll find this dish as a starter on the ‘pub classics’ section of the menu, served with a dressed leaf salad and homemade piccalilli. Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 x medium free-r more


Everyone looks forward to pancakes in February - but they don’t have to be just a sweet treat. Pancakes can be the perfect vehicle for a huge variety of stuffings and make a nice change for a weekday supper. You can add chopped herbs or spices to the more

9 Jan 2018 11:31 Food

The manor house hotel in Plympton will be serving a Beatrix Potter Special Edition Afternoon Tea from Wednesday 3rd January. The Special Edition Afternoon Tea perfectly encapsulates the joy and spirit of the beloved Beatrix Potter stories and char more

4 Jan 2018 12:54 Community News

There’s a one night or two night New Year break – either way you can be sure of a warm welcome, award-winning food and much merriment. Your New Year Celebration Break includes a 7-course Grand New Year Dinner featuring the very best Devon ingredient more

8 Dec 2017 09:27 Food

Sunday 10 December Tavistock Festive Food, Drink and Gift Market more

5 Dec 2017 13:52 Food

Prep:45minutes › Cook:15min › Ingredients Makes 15 - 25 biscuits or decorations • 375g plain flour • 100g butter • 5 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda • 175g light brown soft sugar • more

5 Dec 2017 13:45 Food

The Wembury restaurant at Boringdon Hall in Plympton has been refurbished and is set to relaunch this weekend with a new menu and new name. The Mayflower Brasserie opens on Saturday 2nd December, with the new name celebrating the historical links to more

5 Dec 2017 10:18 Community News

The banquet will take place on Friday 26th January 2018, and be held in the prestigious Great Hall at the five star Elizabethan Manor house hotel in Plympton. The Great Hall will be transformed to traditional banquet style, and long tables will lay p more

28 Nov 2017 11:03 Community News

Tavistock's brilliant annual Dickensian Evening kicks off the Festive month in style, on Friday 1st December. Pop along to The Bedford Hotel for our pop-up Craft Ale Bar, tasty pulled pork baps, warming mulled wine and terribly tempting mince pies. C more

21 Nov 2017 13:21 Community News

The Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock is offering a range of tempting festive dining offers in the run-up to Christmas. As well as the award-winning hotel’s popular Festive Dinners, at lunchtime there’s a traditional Festive Lunch menu, includ more


Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour Serves Makes 12 Enjoy making something a bit different with the new season’s apples — these muffins are quick to make and ideal for enjoying as a tea time treat or maybe at a bonfire more


Pickling is a great way to use up a glut of produce from your garden or greenhouse. Just about any vegetables can be pickled, from onions and peppers to carrots, courgettes, aubergines. Use glass jars and lids that have been sterilised by washing in more

31 Oct 2017 11:38 Food

Ingredients For 4 portions 1pt Double Cream 4 egg Yolks 5oz Caster Sugar Almond Biscuits ( Sainsburys or Waitrose) Caster Sugar To Sprinkle 4 Medium Size Ramekins Method 1. In a Metal Bowl that will fit into a Saucepan without touching the bottom more


Where does your Halloween pumpkin go after it’s carved, disembowelled and displayed? Did you know that with your help it could end up generating electricity and enriching the soil? Now here's a scary fact: It’s estimated that 18,000 tonnes of food more

27 Oct 2017 10:11 Community News

It’s that glorious time of year in our part of the world when growers are rewarded with (hopefully) an abundant harvest. Methods of harvesting have not seen many changes in recent decades with the two main techniques still being by hand or machine. more

17 Oct 2017 11:27 Food

Ingredients 1tbs vegetable oil 1 onion chopped 1 garlic clove crushed 1/2tsp ground coriander 1/2tsp ground cumin 1/2tsp chilli powder 1kg pumpkin chopped 1L chicken stock (liquid) 90mls thickened cream 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper to taste more


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