1.   Dartmouth Music Festival

2.   Wildfire Cocktails

3.   Angelique Chef on TV

4.   Fingals' 30th Birthday

5.   Small News




1.  Dartmouth Music Festival

The sun shone and so did the stars! Relentless music, relentless fun. But why can't we have an extra day, there just isn't enough time to see all the acts you like?

If you want to see more, much more, go to the unofficial Music Festival website by clicking here.

Our thanks to  Wildfire,  Browns Hotel,  The Royal Castle Hotel   and Alan Depledge for helping us over the festival.


2.   Cocktail connoisseur joins Wildfire

24 year old Tatiana Hagarová joins the team at Dart Marina’s Wildfire Bar & Bistro in Dartmouth, bringing with her a wealth of international experience and qualifications in the world of cocktails, as well as a string of accolades.

After completing her Cocktail Bartender Course in 2003, Tatiana continued to develop her skills in Cyprus, Hawaii, Slovakia, Germany and Scotland. She has competed in many competitions and was placed: first in the Hawaii Imperator Cup Competition; first in Nicolaus Cup Gastro Danubia; second in Barman’s Competition Gastro Coop; and third in the international Juniors Barman’s Competition EUROCUP.

Tatiana’s newest creation is the Wildfire Cooler – a long and refreshing frozen cocktail with fresh banana, ginger, mint and pineapple, peach syrup, Finlandia Lime Vodka and Ginger Ale blended with crushed ice. One of her favourite recipes is the Liquid Vanilla Cocktail with Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka, Absolut Vanilla Vodka, fresh lime, sugar syrup and grapefruit juice.

Chris Jones from Dart Marina comments: “The sun has meant that our cocktails are top of everyone’s list when they arrive so it’s great news that we have an extra pair of expert hands behind the bar at Wildfire to help us keep up with demand! We welcome Tatiana’s expertise, knowledge of combining different flavours and flair behind the bar, and look forward to exciting new recipes on Wildfire’s already mouth-watering cocktail menu.”  Click here for more details.


3.  Angelique Chef on TV

Three Scottish Chefs will be battling it out in the kitchen on next week’s Great British menu, currently aired on BBC Two, for a chance to cook for important guests at The People’s Banquet.

The three chefs will be mentored throughout the week by Restaurant Angelique Executive Chef Alan Murchison who will also score their dishes every day. The pressure is on, as only two chefs can make it through to cook for the Great British Menu judges at the end of the week, and Murchison will be sending one home on Thursday.

Murchison, who is a veteran of the competition and last year’s winner of the programme’s Scottish Heats, is CEO of The 10in8 Fine Dining Group, who run the Fine Dining Academy and cookery school plus three separate Michelin starred restaurants outside London, namely L’ortolan in Berkshire, La Becasse in Ludlow, and Paris House set in the idyllic Woburn Estate. Murchison and his team will be aiming for more prestigious awards with the opening of their latest restaurant, Restaurant Angelique in Dartmouth earlier this year.

Murchison said: “It’s great to be invited back to the show again this year and it is especially exciting to be involved as a mentor. It was really interesting to see the creative ideas from the Scottish chefs who were faced with a challenging brief.” Great British Menu is currently aired weekdays on BBC Two at 6.30pm.


4.   Fingals' 30th Birthday Ball on Wednesday 18th May at 7pm

It is thirty years since Richard first arrived at Fingals in 1981 - he rolled up his sleeves and invited his new
neighbours (the Rileys at Coombe Studios who had also recently arrived) for lunch.  He opened with just one room. There are now 11 individually styled and decorated rooms, a swimming pool, jacuzzi, games room, tennis court and croquet lawn and so much more.  The Birthday Ball is to celebrate all that Richard and Sheila have achieved.  It includes Cabaret with Adrian Norris and 'SharpPractice' and Johnny Nance has revived Alkasalsa to play on late into the night. Tables will be in groups of 10.  Tickets for the Ball are £40 per person (this includes VAT and £4 to Jessica’s Mongol Rally Charity ‘Mind’).  Contact Fingals, Dittisham, Devon TQ6 0JA,  click here to book or call 01803 722398

Quirky’, ’Eccentric’ and ‘Quintessentially English’ are Fingals phrases!


5.   Small News

  • Dartmouth and Kingswear Horticultural Society are having a plant sale and coffee morning at the Flavel on the 17th May.

  • On Thursday 19th May at 6pm Dartmouth Library have a talk by June Goodfield on her new book Rivers of Time. The book tells the tale of a 17th century Ashburton woman who sailed from Dartmouth to the Caribbean island of Nevis to start a new life. This is a true story and well researched.

  • Chris Hutchins writes in:  Dave, thank you yet again for an enticing edition of the Dartmouth News. After 50 years in London I can’t wait to get back to Devon and to make a home for my wife, dogs and I in Dartmouth. And thank you for reminding me about the launch of Westward TV. As a cub reporter on the Mid Devon Times (Newton Abbot) I was sent to Plymouth to cover the launch (a big trip in those days) and paid many subsequent visits to the studios – all at the 3 pence a mile expenses paid for travel on my Vespa. See you all in July.


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