The Bridge Inn Dulverton (and a weekend at The Mill)

The Bridge Inn Dulverton beetroot and ricotta tortelloni

Having abstained from a cooked breakfast, rustled up by Frave at the tardy hour of 12 noon this Bank Holiday Monday, I was in a strong position to argue a … Read the rest

The Crown and Goose (and a Friday night get-together)

Crown and Goose wood tables

Our high-flying advertising guru friend, Kelsey (a.k.a Chelsea, a.k.a Gail the Whale) flew in from Boston for ONE NIGHT ONLY this Friday prompting an old-fashioned gathering of pals in one … Read the rest

E & O (and pay-back for Bertie Wooster)

E&O Chilli salt squid

The Lady Bites wouldn’t have happened had it not been for an ex-web designer friend of mine, known as Bertie Wooster (or sometimes Dirty Bertie thanks to his tent-creeping tendencies), … Read the rest

Mackerel fishing on the South Devon coast

Mackerel and whiting fishing, Salcombe

My first day back from holiday and I am already missing Prawle Point, the southernmost tip of Devon, where my in-laws had rented a house, the last in a line … Read the rest

Scott’s (and how life should be)

Scott's Outside

About a year ago, my good friend Frances announced, rather plaintively, that she’d never been to a smart restaurant. Shocked and appalled, I said I would take her to one … Read the rest

Somerset Scoff, Part III: Dinner at At The Chapel, Bruton

At The Chapel sign

Leg three of our Somerset scoffathon took place at At The Chapel, a 17th century former Congregational chapel on Bruton High Street, where a large group of us gathered on … Read the rest

Somerset Scoff, Part II: Lunch at The Three Horseshoes Inn, Batcombe

Three Horsehoses Inn, Batcombe, Pork Pies

I have to confess to not feeling even slightly hungry when we trailed into The Three Horseshoes Inn for lunch this Saturday, but I didn’t let that stand in the … Read the rest

Somerset Scoff, Part I: Brekker at High House Bruton

High House Bruton Bed & Breakfast

We’ve just got back from Somerset and one of the best foodie weekends I’ve ever had. So good was it – and so spoiling – that just one day (Saturday) … Read the rest

Lisboa Pâtisserie (and a birthday custard tart)

Lisboa Patisserie counter

There can’t be many more appealing sights than the counter at Lisboa Pâtisserie on Golborne Road, where, come the 4pm sugar-low, a glistening array of freshly baked, generously proportioned and … Read the rest

Fez Mangal (and a Sunday lunch kebab)

Fez Mangal traditional Turkish kebabs

This weekend, The Heid and I went off-piste for our Sunday lunch, abandoning all thoughts of roast chicken or rice pudding and the like in favour of a kebab. It … Read the rest