Special Dispatch: The Ship Inn, The Barbican, Plymouth.

The Barbican is foodie’s wet dream. Crammed on to a relatively small portion of land, lies a gastronomic plenty with so much choice your head is likely to pop just thinking about it. Pubs, seafood, Mexican, Chinese, Greek.  And it was here we found ourself in the pouring rain, looking for a dry and reasonably priced establishment after a kiddy filled day at the National … Continue reading Special Dispatch: The Ship Inn, The Barbican, Plymouth.

Special Dispatch: Waterloo Cross Inn, Uffculme, Devon

The greatest test of any place that serves food is how they deal with complaints.  Our visit to The Waterloo Cross near Uffculme was a perfect example of the balance between great service versus terrible food. Throughout the whole experience the front of house staff were polite and attentive, so much so that despite the food we felt compelled to tip them. When I write … Continue reading Special Dispatch: Waterloo Cross Inn, Uffculme, Devon

Special Dispatch: Fish On The Harbour, Lynmouth, Devon.

Lynton and Lynmouth sits on the North Devon coast. It has a rugged windswept beauty that most little towns in that part of the world posses. Tucked under the gigantic cliffs that is created as Exmoor collides with the Bristol Channel, it is only accessible via a network of windy roads which during the summer months are full of buses, cars and camper-vans all heading … Continue reading Special Dispatch: Fish On The Harbour, Lynmouth, Devon.

Special Dispatch: The Staple Hill Servery, Trago Mills, Liverton, Newton Abbot

My earliest memories of Trago Mills (Devon’s Original Discount Store) does not revolve around food or eating in Trago Mills.  But of railways, large shops and myriads of ducks.  Water canon side shows, a miniature railway and plenty of things to climb on.  As an adult, my memories of Trago Mills has become more sparse as I have tried my best to avoid it at all … Continue reading Special Dispatch: The Staple Hill Servery, Trago Mills, Liverton, Newton Abbot