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Using herbs in the winter months

During the winter, any herbs you grow outside will naturally die back, but with some sensible forward planning you can keep using them in your cooking throughout the colder months. Freshly-picked herbs are definitely the best for flavour. Mints, sages and parsleys can all be potted up around now and brought inside in September to […]

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Our Coleridge Restaurant takes gold at Taste of the West Awards

We have recently scooped a prestigious gold award for our Coleridge Restaurant at this year’s (2017) Taste of the West Awards. We’re absolutely over the moon to have scooped the gold award for the third year running in the Restaurant category and it is a testament to all the hard work the whole team puts […]

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Special stargazing supper for Dark Skies Festival

Exmoor Astronomer Seb Jay is helping us host a Stargazing Supper evening in November. The event on Thursday, November 2 includes a special menu, the chance to view the stars with expert advice and assistance, and the opportunity to stay over too. For the Stargazing Supper evening, Seb will be bringing along his telescopes and […]

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Grow your own figs

At this time of year, the figs in our garden are starting to come into their own and in September, if not sooner, we’ll be using them for all sorts of dishes in the restaurant. Our John isn’t just a talented chef he also knows a thing or two about gardening and here he gives […]

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Some of the events being organised during Exmoor Dark Skies Festival

If you’re planning a trip here for Exmoor’s first Dark Skies Festival from October 19 to 29 this year (2017), then here are some of the starry activities you could join in with: Saturday, October 21 – Depart Exford 5.30pm Dusk Safari by Barle Valley Safaris Sunday, October 22 – 5.15pm – 8.30pm –  Webbers Post Meteors over […]

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We’re backing the first Dark Skies Festival

We’re supporting Exmoor’s first Dark Skies Festival from October 19 to 29 this year (2017) and will be offering guests a free guide to the area’s star attractions. Anyone wishing to stay to do some star-gazing during the event, who doesn’t have their own telescope, will be able to have some one-to-one sessions with our […]

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We’ve received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for 6th time

Good news! This summer (2017) we’ve received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the sixth time under John and Jane’s ownership. We’ve won the accolade for consistently receiving outstanding traveller reviews on the well-known, travel information website. We’re delighted to have achieved this award once again. We’re very proud of all we have done here […]

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