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            21st February 2008

1.    Local food in London

2.    Atonement this Thursday 21st

3.    New @ Browns

4.    Dartmouth in February

5.   Sea faring heroes

6.    The Seahorse Restaurant

7.    Small News



1.     Local food in London

Last Saturday David Jones of Manna from Devon could be found at London's prestigious Borough Market. As well as wowing the city foodies with their fantastic Double Chocolate Brownies, he also distributed dozens of the Discover Dartmouth guide and many flyers for their Cooking School in Kingswear. 'It's a really buzzing food market, with very knowledgeable customers', explained David, 'and many seemed very interested in the culinary treasures that Dartmouth has to offer. I hope we can attract some down to spend some time cooking with us and visiting the restaurants and bars across the water;.

Other news from Manna is that they have agreed to run a series of Seasonal Vegetable Cooking workshops in collaboration with the Riverford Organic Home Delivery Scheme. They will be running at least one workshop every season focusing on how to deal with the more unusual things that turn up in your weekly vegetable box and new and exciting ways with old favourites. For more information take a look at their website, .

2.    Atonement This Thursday 21 February

'Atonement' has scooped the top prize at the BAFTA film awards, having been named best film at the star-studded ceremony in London. Joe Wright and Paul Webster, the director/producer team behind 'Pride & Prejudice', reunite for this adaptation. The cast includes Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan and Brenda Blethyn. 'Atonement' has been adapted from Ian McEwan's novel by Christopher Hampton.

The bar at The Guildhall will open at 7.30 - the film to be shown at 8pm approx. Guest tickets will be for sale in The Windjammer 7.30-7.55 at £3.50

3.    New @ Browns

Well, we are all wondering what is happening behind those covered up windows in Browns? 
A re-opening will happen next Friday 29th featuring, as James Brown tells us "Amazing new décor including a new Bar"  Some of the wallpaper is shown above!  We believe "all new" means just that, new menus, new furniture, new bar, new décor and a whole new experience

A new 7 days a week menu will feature Breakfast from 10am : Lunch from 12pm : Dinner from 6pm and all day tea, coffee and drinks.  To make a new dinner reservation call 832572

4.  Dartmouth in February

Dartmouth is often a much warmer place in the winter than most of the UK.  The river especially keeps us warmer and the whole of the area is generally a nicer place to be.  These photographs were all taken in the last 10 days, coupled with 15 bars and so many restaurants  click here to see them and specialist shops click here to see them and galleries click here to see them, how could you resist a long weekend here?

Self catering accommodation click here

Dartmouth B and B  click here

Dartmouth Hotels click here

A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

5.  Sea faring heroes

Woodlands Leisure park is encouraging children to be proud of their heritage by designing a flag for a ship. The competition is to celebrate the opening of the new Swing Ship ride at the 80 acre park near Dartmouth. South Devon schools are invited to enter the ‘Design a Flag for a Galleon’ competition. There are three classes for Pre-school, Primary & Secondary schools. The 1st prize for each class is £100 and a class day out at Woodlands, 2nd prize £50, 3rd prize £25 plus Annual Tickets and quantities of loot bags. If schools have not received an entry pack please phone 01803 712598.

Pat Bendall, Founding Director of Woodlands created the competition, she said “I think it will be exciting for children to use their imaginations to create flags which our modern heroes would fly on their ships.  The winning designs will be made into a flag which the new Sea Dragon Swing Ship will fly. The white knuckle ride will be officially named on Pirates Day Wednesday 9th April by Lt. (SCC) Patrick K. Franklin and the Dartmouth Sea Cadets. The lifeboat crew will be joining the cadets on the VIP voyage when they will face the 44 feet high swing and ultimate G force.

A whirling cutlass display by the Cadets will raise funds to add to the presentation cheque from Woodlands. The RNLI will also receive a cheque and be fundraising. “These guys are my heroes” Pat said “I am sure they will inspire the children to create wonderful designs for the competition”

6.   The Seahorse Restaurant

Dartmouth dot TV were the first to break the news on 18 October that Mitch Tonks was opening a restaurant in Dartmouth.  Mitch cooked at last year's Food Festival as shown here.  We might have lost a World Class Chef recently, but now we have another one!

The Seahorse will be opening for lunch on Thursday to Sunday, and dinner on Wednesday to Saturday, at the end of March 2008.  In the meantime, for bookings, or general enquiries please contact Laura Cowan  by email. Shown here is the rather smart sign on the window of their new restaurant on the Embankment.  Mitch's website will be updated soon click here to see it.

7.     Small News  

  • Above is the Super Yacht Eos, the biggest privately owned yacht in the world.  With 200 foot long mast she is a sight to behold.  Shown here are the reflections from the water on her fantastically polished bow.


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

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