1. Changes at Browns

2. Support for Dartmouth


4. Small News



1.  Changes at Browns Hotel & Wine Bar

Browns has changed, and changed a lot!  Boasting the biggest bedroom in Dartmouth, Browns has enlarged every bedroom and how!  The quality and type of furniture is amazing, no MDF here, just quality and beautiful surroundings.

Their website says on food "Browns is a food led Wine Bar. Sit in any of our three stylish areas and choose what you want to drink and or eat and then order from the bar. We don't generally take bookings (except for our hotel guests), but please do call if that makes you anxious!! Children are welcome."  This is more informal and will lead to a relaxed experience for everyone.  Do check out their new website by clicking here.


2.  Strong support for Dartmouth in Bloom

Leading judges from South West in Bloom have shown their support for the Dartmouth in Bloom team by volunteering to mentor them in their work to help the town win its category in the Britain in Bloom National Finals this summer. Several judges offered to help the group, and one of the most experienced of them, John Goulden, joined the last Committee meeting. Afterwards he said “I am delighted to be involved with such a vibrant Committee, and I look forward to working with them to help them achieve their goals this year.”
Chairman Stevie Rogers said “We would like to thank the South West in Bloom group for their backing. We are very fortunate to have the support of such knowledgeable judges, and propose to make the most of their advice.”
Dartmouth in Bloom is appealing for sponsors old and new this year to help make our lovely town even more beautiful, attracting more visitors to local businesses. To help everyone to get involved and keep costs down, Treasurer Debbie Morris has studied the way sponsorship has worked in the past and has made it far easier, especially when money's tight.
“We discussed the ideas for this year's sponsorship at the last committee meeting,” said Debbie, “and we were very pleased to come up with a simple menu style list that people can identify with and afford.” Details are below. “The idea is that everyone can help if they would like to, whatever their budget. If they have no budget at all, their practical help is also a valued form of sponsorship, whether with watering, weeding or digging” said Debbie.
If you would like to sponsor Dartmouth in Bloom please contact them at by clicking here.
You could assist Dartmouth in Bloom through one of the options listed below:

  • New 1.2m octagonal planter £260

  • New planter + compost £320

  • New 'fountain' planter £300

  • New 'fountain' planter + compost £380
    (Sponsors of the above categories will all be provided with a 'sponsored by' plaque by Dartmouth in Bloom. All sponsorship will of course be recognised on our website, and with stickers or plaques where appropriate.)

  • Pair of hanging baskets £40

  • Three hanging baskets £50

  • Pair of baskets + watering contribution £75

  • Tray of 100 young plants £50

  • Watering costs contribution £25/£50/£100

  • Compost e.g. 5 x 80 litre bags £40

  • Plant fertiliser/water retaining granules £10

  • Trowel/fork/spade £10 – or donation in kind

  • Practical help unlimited!

  • It is possible that we may have a few spare baskets which will be available for 'adoption' in return for a donation and care.

The two photographs above were taken at 9:30am this morning, Spring has arrived in Dartmouth !

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

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A Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here

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Eating and drinking in Dartmouth  click here


3.   DHNA complete the Low Water Landings

DHNA have finished the big project on the Low Water Landings.  The Dinghy Rack is now easily accessible and always in the water.  The main pontoons have been refurbished in a non-slip material and had their bottoms cleaned to allow them to float higher.  This is a fantastic job, remember the DHNA have already replaced the pontoons at Dittisham and Stoke Gabriel.  What next we wonder ?


4.   Small News

  • The Revd Will Hazlewood reports: St Clement's Church, Townstal is the place to be tomorrow morning with a Good Friday Children's Workshop from 10am until midday.  Loads of fun things to do and make.  Come and join us!

  • Easter Day services in the parish churches are: 
    6.15am The Easter Vigil at St Clement's, 9.15am  Sung Eucharist at St George's, Dittisham,
    9.30am  Holy Communion with hymns at St Petrox
    11.00am  Sung Eucharist at St Saviour's

  • Dartmouth Churches will be remembering Christ's crucifixion with a Walk of Witness beginning at St John the Baptist RC church in Newcomen Road at noon tomorrow.

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