Pub Philosophy

John Arbon Textiles in north Devon

Let John spin you a yarn about all the goods things north Devon has to offer, it's why they've chosen to set up a life there after all. Be inspired to holiday in north Devon by the Arbon woolly wonders.

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St Just in Roseland Church

A place to pull in for a glimpse of the yacht-filled creek that turns out to be so much more.

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The King Harry Ferry

If you want to reach the Roseland from the West, the King Harry Ferry is the way to go. Unless it’s having a rare day off , in which case you’ve a 26 mile detour to take around the estuary.

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A trip to St Mawes

A little wander around the waterfront on our way through St Mawes.

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Pub Philosophy by the sea

We bumped into local Pete who told us everything he knew about the area. Well, we don't think he kept any secrets from us...

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Pasties and earbones in Padstow

What happened in the pub and a stroll around Padstow before everyone woke up (except the man with the dog in the pram).

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There's no Doc Martin here

A mosey around Port Wenn aka Port Isaac and getting dive-bombed by overprotective seagulls.

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Yoga at Lanyon Quoit

Driving along yet more winding, narrow hedged roads the landscape was familiar with far reaching views over fields sectioned with stone walls and gorse hedges. An earlier signpost had indicated ‘Lanyon Quoit’ was along here somewhere, but what was a ‘lanyon’? Or a ‘quoit’ for that matter.

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Strange Stone Circles in the South West

Grateful for the strength of denim on my legs, we parted the brambles and were swallowed into the greenery. Flip-flops were a poor choice in the morning dew with nettles and grass snakes threatening, but melodrama was short lived as we emerged into a more open area.

Pub Philosophy Katie Chown

The Magical Mystery Tour of far west Cornwall

We went at the wrong time of day to stumble across the locals. But we still picked up a few tips that sparked a Magical Mystery Tour of the Penwith peninsula.

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Penwith Peninsula Tour Map

Lumps of stone perched in a way no human could have constructed, magical dells full of wishes and spectacular sights that make you drop all your thoughts and just be.

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Tremayne Quay Picnic Walk

We wanted to go on a picnic. And the best kind of picnic usually involves a bit of a ramble to walk off those scones, as long as you don't have to carry the hamper too far. So, we chose Tremayne Quay near Mawgan on the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall.

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Farm shops and Delis on the Lizard, West Cornwall

We start our journey in Helston and go a little out of our way in the first instance, but it’s worth it – Porthleven Corner Deli is full of tempting treats. We then head out of Helston, past Culdrose for the start of our loop of the Lizard.

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Tregonning Hill Barefoot walk

Inspired by our encounter with Steve Bloor and the Godolphin House Barefoot Trail, we decided to try out our own walk with naked feet, so we hot-footed it over to nearby Tregonning Hill.

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A Barefoot Pub Philosophy in the Blue

In the summer of 2013, we walked up the road to our local, to see where the stories would take us and whether we knew as much about the area as we think we do.

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Pub Philosophy in the Sticks

Great characters who told us stories you couldn’t make up and a band that had us dancing like fools after midnight.

Pub Philosophy Katie Chown