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            12th June 2008

1.    Dinner at Browns

2.    Half price £1M house

3.    Dartmouth Art Weekend

4.    Dartmouth in the news

5.    Small News


1.    Dinner at Browns

The Dartmouth dot TV team had heard that Browns Restaurant has a new chef and visited last week to sample his cooking! Previously Chef on the Orient Express Barge which operates in the Burgundy area of France, Phil Kelly is now pleased to be settled on firm ground in Dartmouth.

Thereís a different Mediterranean inspired menu each day to incorporate local ingredients, and items like chutney, yoghurt and ice cream are made from scratch wherever possible. Browns has also gained a reputation for serving fresh Bigbury Bay oysters and last week was no exception! While relaxing with a pre-dinner drink we thoroughly enjoyed our freshly shucked Pacific Oysters with a squeeze of lemon and a dash of Tabasco, but then tried them pan fried with a lime and coriander relish - a totally different, but no less enjoyable taste experience, and perhaps a gentle introduction to oysters for anyone who has been reluctant to give them a try.

Browns has also introduced Dartmouth to tapas and we couldnít miss sharing a huge mixed tapas platter as a starter. Thereís a varied selection of main courses, but itíll be no surprise to hear that Dave chose local well hung sirloin steak! while Jill opted for Browns paella, which was chock-full of excellent shellfish. All the desserts are home made, with our recommendations being lemon and vanilla tart with a pear sorbet or honeycomb, home made Greek yoghurt and roasted pistachio nuts.

Why not come down and stay in one of the hotelís stylish rooms, call in to Browns Bar for a relaxing glass of champagne or cocktail, then eat in the restaurant Ö go on, spoil yourself, you know you want to! Click here  for more information or call Robin or James on 01803 832572 to make a reservation.

2.     Half price £1M house

Well almost!  This riverside house is ready to move in to.  You might want to refurbish it now, or later when time and funds allow?  The Dartmouth dot TV crew pondered on a self contained flat in part of the garden and turning the basement into a Granny Annex to die for?  And even a parking space too!  Local lass Tessa de Galleani has it on her website click here and then go to "for sale".  Tessa can provide all sorts of help from interior design or putting milk in your fridge, to complete property management and renovation.

3.    Dartmouth Art Weekend

Sue Tweed reports:   You are invited to join us at the 5th Dartmouth Art Weekend  in aid of Children's Hospice South West,  to be held on  Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June 2008  from 10.00am until 4.00pm.

As in previous years, there will be around 30 artists, sculptors, potters, photographers and other artists, displaying their talents in gazebos in the Royal Avenue Gardens in Dartmouth. The aim is that the public can watch, and talk to, the artists while they work. We shall also have some children's artwork to see and good homemade food in Royal Avenue Gardens served by Childrenís Hospice volunteers.

Why don't you come down for a long weekend?

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4.     Dartmouth in the news

On Saturday morning the sky was blue, the birds were singing and boats were messing about on the river.  Then just before lunch the heavens opened and suddenly there were two feet of water in Victoria Road!  Dartmouth dot TV photographers were on hand and their results were printed on the front page of Monday's Herald Express and page 3 of the Western Morning News.  Dave said "I always wanted to be a page three photographer and now my dream has come true".   Rumour has it that there was once a pumping station under the Market, if anyone knows where it was, please tell us click here.

5.    Small News

  • What a quiet week!!

  • Did you go to the Macmillan Cancer Support Open Garden and Cream Tea at Bramble Torr?  Did you lose a computer memory stick? One was found in the garden after the event - contact Sue Wright on 01803 835543 for more information.

  • Farmers Market this Saturday


  • Is it time to book your holiday in Dartmouth now? 

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