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…

  • Scotland Day 3: Review: The Harbour Lights Cafe, Lossiemouth
    Scotland Day 3: Review: The Harbour Lights Cafe, Lossiemouth

    A highly recommended eatery in a lovely building and a beautiful location. This is hard to beat.

  • Enjoying a Morning Coffee
    Enjoying a Morning Coffee

    An otherwise dull and tepid day can be brightened, albeit momentarily, by something special, in this case the simple pleasure of an excellent cappuccino.

  • 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.

  • Pumpkin and Climate Change
    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…

  • Beer, Swann and Hoagies
    Beer, Swann and Hoagies

    Maltings Beer Festival 2011, Newton Abbot, April 14-16 I managed to get through only about 14 or so great beers over two days – and I am pleased to say there was not a bad one amongst them. I also got to see Nicky Swann live and indulge in some of the best sausage hoagies…

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