Hole-in-the-Wall Pub – Torquay

Ploughman's Lunch

Torquay’s Oldest Pub : Torquay has many pubs around the waterfront, but the one that took our fancy is the Hole-in-the-Wall, Torquay’s oldest inn. Built in 1540, the Hole-in-the-Wall is tucked away in Park Lane, a little side street off the Strand, the restaurant district. From the front entrance, the pub looks small, but it […]

Fine Dining at the Seafood Cafe – St. Ives

Seafood Cafe, St. Ives

Seafood Presented with Style at the Seafood Cafe – St. Ives: It’s always good when a local provides you with recommendations on places to eat, especially in St. Ives, Cornwall where there is a huge number of restaurants and cafes offering all different cuisine types. Mike, our guest house host is a pretty knowledgeable guy […]

No. 7 – A Seafood Bistro in Torquay

No. 7 Seafood Bistro - Torquay

No. 7 – A Seafood Bistro on Park Hill Road, Torquay On our way from Torquay Railway Station to the Imperial Hotel, we ask our friendly taxi driver if she could recommend a fish restaurant.  Without hesitation, she points us to No. 7, a seafood bistro on Park Hill Road.  It’s on the road to […]

Barceló Torquay Imperial Hotel – Torquay Accommodation

Barcelo Torquay Imperial Hotel

Torquay Imperial Hotel Once Had Strong Links to Agatha Christie: As we’ve come to Torquay to experience the Agatha Christie Festival, what more appropriate place to stay than at the Barceló Torquay Imperial Hotel. In its previous life the Barceló Torquay Imperial Hotel was the Imperial Hotel, one of the hotels with strong links to […]

Babbacombe Model Village – A Devon Attraction

Babbacombe Model Village, Devon

Experience the Essence of England at Babbacombe Model Village: Set in four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Babbacombe, a district of Torquay in Devon is a model village that’s sure to keep young visitors and adults entertained for hours. The Babbacombe Model Village has more than 400 models, along with a model train track […]

Join in the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Antony House

Antony House - Cornwall

Antony House was the film set of scenes from Alice in Wonderland: We may well have missed including Antony House on our West Country travels had Alice in Wonderland not let us in on the secret of this National Trust property. Antony House was they key location for the filming of Alice in Wonderland in […]

The Agatha Christie Mile – English Riviera

Agatha Christie Mile - Courtesy English Riviera Tourist Board

Walking in the footsteps of Agatha Christie: Agatha Christie fans know that the Queen of Crime was born in Torquay in the English Riviera.  Through the prolific success of her many novels, she has brought much fame and interest in the area. When you visit Torquay you can walk in the footsteps of this world-renowned […]

South Devon's Farmers' Markets

Fresh Vegetables

At South Devon Farmers’ Markets you can taste the delights of local foods: With its rich and fertile rural land, the South Devon region produces plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, fine free-range meats and outstanding dairy produce, not to mention the abundance of seafood. When visiting this region, a stop at one of the […]

Cream Teas – 10 Best Tea Rooms

Cream tea

Cream tea is to Devon what Cornish Pastie is to Cornwall: Devonshire cream teas are a specialty of Devon, however this dish is world-famous, especially in the Commonwealth countries.  With their delicious scones thickly spread with fresh butter, fruity strawberry jam and topped with thick Devon clotted cream, the best are still to be found […]

Pubs in Devon | Devon holiday

Mason's Arms, Devon

Where to Eat and Drink on your Devon holiday: When it comes to favourite drinking holes, everyone has their own preferences. Serious drinkers would say that only the ale counts, others might set their criteria based on the ambience in the pub, the location and setting or, in my case, it’s got to have good […]