1.  £100,000 development

2.  The Boat That Rocked

3.   Browns Open Friday

4.   Small News



Rowing boat in Dartmouth


1.   £100,000 development at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club

Katina Read reports: Pictured from left to right; MD Jamie Waugh shows Food and Beverage Manager, Keith King the plans for the new wedding and function facilities at DGCC Photo courtesy of South Hams Newspapers

Dartmouth Golf and Country Club has announced plans to overhaul its wedding and function facilities – at a cost of £100,000. The investment is the fourth phase of the club’s planned refurbishment programme carried out by the club in the last two years and shows the confidence it has in the market.

Managing Director Jamie Waugh, explained: “We have every confidence in the tourism and function market. We’ve had an extremely positive year with bookings up on last year and we hope the new refurbishment will encourage even more people to use our facilities. “We are committed to continuously improving the clubhouse facilities including the function rooms and bar areas to match the extremely high standard of our golf courses.
“The investment will ensure the South Hams once again boasts a fantastic large function venue which will be used by locals as well as guests from further afield. “We are a popular choice for weddings, functions and conferences and are sure this refurbishment ensures we will maintain our leading position in the area.” The refurbishment will include new carpet and curtains and creating two smaller rooms; the Devonshire Suite able to comfortably hold up to 160 people including a stage and dance floor and the Dartmouth Suite up to 60 people. The rooms will have a very modern feel and a flexible layout allowing them to be opened up through large doors to cater for larger functions and groups.

A new contemporary lounge bar area will provide a perfect reception area for any size of party or group, while the private terrace overlooking the golf course will be completed in April. Work will start at the beginning of January and will be completed by the end of the month. Previous recent refurbishments have included £150,000 on the three star hotel’s bedrooms and £120,000 on the club’s brand new Bar and Bistro. Details of special offers and events taking place at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club can be found by clicking here.


2.  ‘The Boat That Rocked’

Director: Richard Curtis,  Actors: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, 108 minutes, Cert. 15 – Biography/Drama

‘The Boat That Rocked’ is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the ‘60s and pop music. It’s about a band of rogue DJs who captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that preferred jazz.  Meet The Count, a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin, the boss of radio rock – a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea; Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British Government Official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once great nation. ‘They rocked. They rolled. Then they sank...’

This film is on tonight at the Guildhall at 8:00PM. Guest tickets can be purchased on the night of the screening at The Windjammer pub in Victoria Road, Dartmouth for £3.60 per film, between 7.30 – 7.55 pm. New members can join at the door on any screening night. For further information contact:  Clive Osborne on 079-6802-6449


3.   Browns Open This Friday

James Brown reports: Friday night is still tapas night!  We are pleased to continue to offer our complimentary Tapas this Friday from 5pm. Hope to see you at Browns!

Smoking Madness at Browns - 17th February: The world seems to have gone smoking mad! Whether it's the weekend supplements or David Chang's amazing, and amusingly titled cookbook Momofuku, everyone seems to be at it (go see Emma at the Harbour Bookshop who gamely agreed to get me a copy for Christmas)!

Curry Buffet Thursday 27th January: Our first special night of the year is a curry buffet on Thursday 27th January. A plate of tasty Indian appetisers served as a starter will be followed a taste of 4 contrasting curries, rice, Indian breads and hot condiments! The price is a recession busting £14.50 per person.

I wasn't thinking about cool trends when I attended River Cottage last year for a smoking and curing course. It's taken a year for me to lay my hands on a Bradley commercial smoker but now I have one, we are ready for some fun, just think about all that June mackerel!  Thursday 17th February - 2 course dinner £18.50 Cold smoked organic salmon cured in malt whisky, dark mollasses sugar, cinnamon and star anis, smoked over apple. My thanks to Phillip Watts for planting the seeds of that idea in my head. The main course will be slow cooked, hot smoked, belly of pork with many secret ingredients!  To book please call 01803 832572 or click here to visit their website?

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

Self catering accommodation click here

Dartmouth B and B  click here

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A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

Shopping in Dartmouth click here

Eating and drinking in Dartmouth  click here


4.   Small News


  • Dartmouth Town Council has updated its website click here to see it.

  • Dave Cawley reports: Whilst having a drink with Alan Depledge he reminded me about Facebook and after I found my account we have increased the community in Dartmouth.  My Facebook page is often cutting edge on the issues of Dartmouth covering topics such as parking and politics.  Check out my page by clicking here to read what's happening; you do need to join but you can stay silent if you wish!  Check out my "friends" to see the Who's Who of Dartmouth!


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