Food Glorious Food - Notes & Stories

Nourishment. It never goes away, even when you do. Yet holidays can transform the way we eat and cook. We hope these may even inspire the can’t-cook, won’t-cooks to boil an egg. The South West has some great restaurants but why stop there? Here is our alternate guide to foraging, barbecues, recipes or great spots for a picnic. 

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PYO Fruit picking at Ashprington

Pick Your Own Fruit Farm does not sound like a thrill-a-minute day out for children used to theme parks and soft play areas, but I defy any child not to love the experience of standing in a warm field eating just-picked fruit with berry-stained fingers.

Things to do Philip Eley

Dog friendly pubs in Cornwall

Luckily for me and my black dog, Cornwall is extremely dog friendly – our butcher even lets the black dog in to choose his own bone! We’ve tried quite a few dog-friendly pubs over the years - and these are our favourites.

Places to Go Sian Pickles

Dorset escapes

With the children back at school it is safe for the parents and grandparents to get out into the world unhindered; this might be the perfect time for a romantic getaway, just the two of you on a Dorset escape.

Places to Go Becky Bye

Best cream teas in Devon

Which county started the tradition of cream teas, and more importantly, which county has the best cream teas, Devon or Cornwall?

Classic Fodder Philip Eley

Dog-friendly Cafes in South Devon

Our Cockapoo, Monty, has thoroughly tried and tested all of these dog-friendly cafes and restaurants and thinks they’re all Grrrreat!

Classic Fodder Philip Eley

Places to picnic around Somerset

Look no further than the amazing picnicking backdrop of the South. From Dorset to Wiltshire and Somerset to Hampshire, English Heritage and National Trust places to picnic which boast the most beautiful gardens and have their gates open wide for families and dogs.

Classic Fodder Becky Bye