Orestone Manor Hotel and Restaurant Review

Orestone Manor, nowadays a luxury hotel and restaurant, has a rich history being once home to Sir John Callcott Horsley in the early 1800’s. Sir Horsley, famed for designing the first Christmas Card was a notable artist of the time and his portrait of brother-in-law Isambard Kingdom Brunel can still be seen in the National [...]

The Ship Inn at Cockwood Review

The Ship Inn at Cockwood Exeter, Devon. The Ship Inn describes itself as a proper village pub and has been in the capable hands of Landlady Heather Brown and son Mathew for 9 years. Think hearty welcomes, roaring log fires, well kept ales and lovingly prepared traditional menus and you won’t be too far short [...]

Peter Gorton’s Ginger Sponge Pudding Recipe

I love ginger sponge pudding, it’s one of my personal favourites! Ingredients 100g x butter 125g x soft brown sugar 2 x eggs 125ml/double cream 1 x teaspoon vanilla essence 125g x plain flour 1 x teaspoon bi-carbonate of soda 1 x teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 x teaspoons ground ginger   Cake Preparation – Pre-heat [...]

Pickle Shack – Ashburton Grub Club

Partners Josh and Jodie, define Pickle Shack as ‘a young and ambitious, creative food company providing tailored catering solutions for any event.’ They cater for all kinds of occasions from events, weddings, pop-up restaurants, private dining and more. Their food brings innovative twists to old favourites. . Chef, Josh McDonald-Johnson, has worked with and been influenced by some [...]

Barbecuing by Peter Gorton

I love barbecues and over the years through practice have worked out the best way to cook most things without burning or drying them out. So here we go with my chef tips which should help you to have happy barbeque memories and not burnt ones! Happy Cooking, Peter Grilling Using Charcoal 1. Start your [...]

The George Inn, Plympton.

Formerly a 17th century coaching house on the old Plymouth to Exeter road, The George Inn is a building with plenty of character. Today it stands as a popular traditional neighbourhood pub in Plympton St. Maurice. Just a 10 minute drive from Dartmoor National Park, it is also a perfect stop off for visitors in [...]

Forest Fungi – A Farm Shop With A Difference!

Forest Fungi, in Dawlish Warren, is a farm shop with a difference. Not only will you find local award winning produce, sourced from the South West, but a wide range of fresh, organic, mushrooms that have been grown and farmed on site! Scott Marshall’s ever-growing interest for mushrooms and passion for food led him to [...]

The Royal William Yard’s Good Food Market.

As the first Sunday of June brought promising sunshine, myself and many others found ourselves at the Royal William Yard’s Good Food Market. It hosts over 30 stall holders from across Devon and Cornwall, showcasing a wide variety of products – and plenty of tasters! If you’re looking for some great quality, fresh produce you’ll [...]

Deer Park Country House Hotel Review

I was lucky enough to spend an evening up at Deer Park. Looking forward to this, I traveled up with my girlfriend one Saturday afternoon for a nights stay, dinner and breakfast. The journey was uneventful. I was however subjected to the usual battle for control of the radio. 5 Live and sports coverage was [...]