Tag: food and drink

  • Olives & Post-Punk

    Olives & Post-Punk

    One sunny afternoon in the life of Newton Abbot, from the market square to the clock tower…

  • Cheese galore!

    Cheese galore!

    Food shopping is not a chore when I am salivating over local cheeses, hams, pies and other goodies from the market deli.

  • Quality Fails Sometimes part 1: Nespresso

    Quality Fails Sometimes part 1: Nespresso

    The Sage Creatista is a great coffee machine and as a premium product you do not expect it to go wrong…

  • Old Uncle Tom Cobbly & All

    Old Uncle Tom Cobbly & All

    One of the finest pubs in England, and a short minibus ride from Newton Abbot…

  • Easter eggs & Trump

    Easter eggs & Trump

    So, here is my weekend comfort food: the eggs look good but it would appear the Guardian Weekly is determined to ruin the feast! Someone with a sense of humour bought me a Colin the Caterpillar easter egg. I shall enjoy demolishing that one! The single origin cocoa pod looks interesting – I’ll save that […]

  • A Tale of Two Pubs

    A Tale of Two Pubs

    Not far from Charing Cross station are two pubs very close to each other that, on the face of it, might appear to have a lot in common. But one is very much better than the other or, put another way, more to my taste. As you walk past The Marquis and The Harp it should […]

  • Pumpkin and Climate Change

    Today is one of those great days when your local has five excellent beers – three from Devon and two from Cornwall. The two best beers, in my view, were from Newton Abbot, and that’s not just me being biased (although I probably am!). The Union in Newton Abbot usually has a good selection of […]

  • Tom Cobbly

    Tom Cobbly @ Spreyton, Devon A long way to go for a pint (or eight actually…) but well worth it! From Newton Abbot to Spreyton via Moretonhamstead in two minivans, the cream of the Union drinkers swapped bar stools for the day. The pub is in the middle of nowhere in a hamlet with a […]