1.  Highlights : Food Festival

2.  Club Tent Pop Up bar

3.  The Angel Autumn Offer

4.  Small News




1.  Highlights of the Dartmouth Food Festival

Puds and Pies Street Party Night at the Flavel on Thursday Oct 25th at 7pm
A street party that the weather can't spoil, dancing and singing along with The Diamonds

Great British Puddings and Pies Evening on Thursday 25th October at the Flavel. There will be a feast of British classics such as Fish Pie, Autumn Pudding, and Sherry Trifle as well as a reworking of the original Dartmouth Pie. All of this will be served in a Street Party atmosphere with music from the Diamonds who recently wowed the crowds at the Regatta Ball. There will be a singalong and dancing to boot - Dress for a street party.
Tickets for this Festival fundraiser are just £25, to reserve places e-mail by clicking here

Gala Dinner at the Dart Marina Saturday 27th October 7pm with guest speakers Tom Parker-Bowles and Matthew Fort.
Tom Parker-Bowles and Matthew Fort are teaming up for an after-gala-dinner speech at the Dart Marina Hotel that will doubtless be memorable. The night starts with a champagne reception in the beautiful new bar area then moves on to a 5-course menu from renowned local chef, Tom Woods, with carefully picked taster wines for each course. Recently refurbished, the River Restaurant has panoramic views of breathtaking scenery from every window. Tickets are £100 to include champagne reception, dinner, taster wines and entertainment. The Dart Marina are very generously donating a large percentage of the ticket price to the Festival so dig out your glad rags now and e-mail by clicking here to reserve your tickets.

Brand new to the festival: Alex MacKay
To emphasis the focus on families even more the Festival Team will be joined by Alex MacKay as Children’s Cooking Champion this year. Alex is a cookery teacher who has worked with Delia Smith and Raymond Blanc. He is also an author who has published books on Cooking in Provence and family cooking. Alex will be running workshops at the Children’s Festival on the Thursday, signing copies of his book at the book stall, doing demos in Avenue Gardens and hosting a very special event on Saturday morning. Get up and Cook with Alex MacKay is for children and families and will take place in the Flavel at 9:30am on Saturday 27th. It’ll be an hour of inspirational fun and is free to enter, just come along and bring the children with you. Suitable for all ages.


2.  Club Tent and the Pop Up bar on the embankment

James Brown reports: New to the Food Festival this year is the Club Tent. Sophisticated and comfortable, the new venue aims to bring wine to the festival is a way that makes it accessible and fun.

Browns will be there with our Pop Up bar. Nearing completion thanks to a magnificent effort from Piers Ballard, we will replicate our Pewter bar for the festival. Resident "artist at Browns" Sam Rowe has captured the atmosphere of our bar. Sponsored by Jansz we will be tasting the best of Australian and New Zealand wines. You will be able to buy a glass of Jansz at any time, alternatively you can sample one of a range of instant wine tasting that we will be doing over the three days.

Wine always tastes better with food. We will have a selection of cured hams, our own smoked salmon, chicken and pork available as tapas around lunchtime.  The tent will open from 11am and run through to late afternoon. All the profits from the bar will go to the Food Festival.  Check out Browns website by clicking here.

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

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3.   The Angel - Autumn Offer

Two course lunch or dinner for £20.00 on weekdays during October : Book a table at lunchtime or between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on weekdays during October, then choose two courses from our Lunch and Dinner Menu for just £20.00 per person. You can order a starter and main course, or main course and dessert – as you prefer. Just quote OCT12 when booking your table.

Offer closes Wednesday 30th October 2012 but excludes Friday 26th October 2012 (due to the Dartmouth Food Festival) and all Saturdays and Sundays. Booking essential, quoting “OCT12” offer code. Subject to availability at time of booking. Offer includes either starter or dessert, plus main course and one side order per person. Vegetarian alternative available – please advise at time of booking. All additional food, drinks, wines and coffee/tea ordered will be charged as per the menu. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.  Call 01803 839425, drop in or click here to see their website.


4.   Small News

  • Sarah Duggan from Baxters gallery reports “Don’t forget to put Dartmouth Galleries Night in your diary as 11 galleries are featuring new exhibitions. The private views are from 6pm on Friday 26th October.”  Click here for more.


  • Julie Smith reports: We have just bought the Resnova and are doing a major re-fit, hoping to re open in mid March 2013, as a café/bistro/small hotel, with luxury en suite rooms.

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