1.   A sweet new welcome

2.   Bellini’s winter menu

3.   David White retires

4.   Christmas Dog

5.   Small News




1.  A sweet new welcome at Dart Marina

Dart Marina Hotel & Spa is working with a new local ‘cottage’ baker, Cookies with love, which will deliver freshly home-baked, boat-shaped cookies to each room and apartment to welcome guests at Dart Marina. Cookies with love was started in January 2010 by Angela Stubbs, who has lived in Devon for most of her life.

Paul Downing at Dart Marina explains: “This is exactly the kind of new venture we love embarking on – we have known Angela for five years and we are very pleased to be able to support her new business and introduce visitors to Dartmouth to real Devon home-baking!” Angela bakes between 800 and 1200 cookies a week, using local free range eggs, bought from the either Newton Abbot or Kingsbridge Farmer’s Markets.

Angela explains: “From an early age, I’ve loved being in the kitchen, especially baking sweet things and after spending many years in the food and hospitality industry, it seemed the right thing to do after a small comment from a teacher at my son's school. I had baked lots of gingerbread star wands to sell at the Christmas Fair last year to raise funds for a residential trip and they went down a storm. I invested in lots of cookie cutters, decorating equipment and spent hours experimenting with designs and colours. I am over the moon to be baking my cookies for Dart Marina, and I hope that guests enjoy them with a cup of tea, whilst watching the River Dart glide by – bliss!”

For more information about Cookies with love Angela Stubbs click here. For further information about Dart Marina Hotel & Spa please click here or telephone: 01803 832580


2 Bellini’s winter menu

Bellini's new winter menu is eat in or takeaway.  So you can pop in for a drink and take a lovely dinner home with you.  Or like us decide on another drink and eat in!

We started with Thai Fish Cakes with Chilli sauce, and Satay Chicken.  Cooked fresh on the premises these were really rather tasty with a good helping of spice and seasoning.  Next up was the Thai Green Curry and a "Pieminster pie"  It's well known that our MD loves pies and this one was no exception.  Served with thick gravy, mushy peas and mashed potatoes it was a good hearty meal and at a remarkably reasonable price too.  The Thai was as authentic as any we have tasted and the pie was just gorgeous! No arty expensive food here, something to satisfy your hunger without hurting your wallet and in lovely surroundings too.  Check out their menu by clicking here.


3.   David White retires

For the last few years David White has been our friendly Harbourmaster.  Amongst others, he master minded The World coming to Dartmouth and skillfully piloted her in,  Although he has retired, David will continue to work with Destination South West to bring more cruise ships into Dartmouth.  Over 100 people came to celebrate his leaving and the Dartmouth dot TV crew witnessed the largest bar tab they had ever seen!


4.   Best Dressed Christmas Dog

Dust off that Santa hat and persuade your pooch to keep it on their head long enough to enter the inaugural Candlelit Dartmouth ‘Best Dressed Christmas Dog’ competition.

Dogs will be judged at 12pm on the bandstand on Sunday 5th December by Linda from Dartmouth Pet Foods – dogs of all shapes & sizes welcome – and owners too !!!

Also Sarah Duggan reports that the lantern making workshop for the Candlelit Dartmouth lantern procession was a great success.

The theme is Dartmouth and lanterns made at the workshop included some amazingly detailed boats, coloured fish, the bandstand, a submarine, a lifeboat, the lookout tower and even a bottle and glass of wine. Over 30 lanterns were made on the day and many more have been made in workshops with the primary schools, the Academy and the girl guides. With the Academy feature lanterns of a giant swan, a giant seahorse and large fish this year’s procession promises to be the best yet.

The lanterns made will be carried in the procession on Friday 3rd December at 6.30pm after which the Christmas tree lights will be switched on and Santa will arrive by boat. For more information see click here.

It’s a perfect time to visit and do your Christmas shopping. Over 80% of Dartmouth’s retailers are independent businesses so you’re sure to find something different. You could also enjoy a Candlelit Dinner while you’re here in one of our many fabulous restaurants. The Park and Ride will be open for the event and best of all it’s free of charge. 

Candlelit Dartmouth is being held on the 3rd - 5th December 2010 - don't miss it!

Why not come down for the weekend, or even a week?

Self catering accommodation click here

Dartmouth B and B  click here

Dartmouth Hotels click here

A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

Shopping in Dartmouth click here

Eating and drinking in Dartmouth  click here


5.   Small News

  • Sarah from Danielli reports: We are having a special weekend this weekend to help customers with Christmas shopping – 25% discount on purchases made on Friday and Saturday (excluding vouchers and cards).  Mention Dartmouth dot TV to get this really rather big Christmas bonus!!  Check out their website by clicking here.


  • Last week we ran an article about the D'Art gallery with a poem by Daverick Leggett, click here to see it, not to be outdone our local poet Kevin Pyne has written his own inspired by the paintings you can see by clicking here.

    Looking at a Stuart Edmondson
    My boy’s eyes saw his paintings
    And those veils of great tall trees
    Which the magic light within the rivers
    Snared for all eternity

    But when I saw the great Dart
    Throb with wildly dancing light
    I bowed down to the artist so as to
    Acknowledge his vision and insight

    Because some may paint a picture
    That hangs impotent upon a wall
    While so few others paint a picture
    That is possible to walk along into
    And hear the heart of nature as it calls

  • This Saturday from 10.00am, visit the Christmas Fair in St Saviour's Church to find gifts, books, toys, home made cakes.  There's also a raffle and refreshments.



  • We ran a small news item on the new film Tron click here to see the HD trailer, and hoped that The Film Society would pick up on it?  But can you see the connection between Tron and our company "Timestep"? The first to guess correctly will have a free pint or glass of wine behind the bar at the DA.


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