Festive Afternoon Tea at Boringdon Hall

There is nothing more exquisitely British than taking Afternoon Tea.  The ritual of steeping tea, eating sandwiches without crusts and dainty cakes brings to mind expensive surroundings, maybe a scene from Downton Abbey with butlers and footmen bringing the various components gracefully and silently. In reality Afternoon Tea comes in all shapes and sizes.  We have sampled Afternoon Tea offerings in three different places so … Continue reading Festive Afternoon Tea at Boringdon Hall

Exeter Food Festival 2015: An epic write-up

Its the time of year that the whole of Exeter descends on Northernhay Gardens to experience a celebration of South West food and drink, and Eating Exeter (i.e me) was there to experience it in its spectacular tasty glory.  This is a long post so scroll down for photos, more writing and an Eating Exeter first…a photo slideshow. There were producers showing off their amazing food, chefs … Continue reading Exeter Food Festival 2015: An epic write-up

Castlewood Vineyard Festival 2013

This weekend saw 500 revellers descend on the sleepy  Devon village of Musbury to celebrate a one-day festival with music, good food and a party atmosphere.  We were lucky to get our hands on some of these exclusive tickets, only 500 were issued! Castlewood Vineyard is a ’boutique’ vineyard, planted on the sunny south facing slopes of Musbury Fort.  It produces sparkling wine, from grape … Continue reading Castlewood Vineyard Festival 2013