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The South Devon Chilli Farm

Last but certainly not least of the many, many (!) blog posts from our trip to Devon is our trip to the South Devon Chilli Farm!

When I realised that we were staying less than 10 miles from the South Devon Chilli Farm when we were on holiday, we simply had to visit. I’m such a spice fan, and we’ve tried a couple of their products before and really liked them.

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Review: The Millbrook Inn, Devon

The Millbrook Inn in South Pool is not somewhere you’ll find unless you’re looking for it. In fact, you might struggle even if you are looking for it. In a tiny village a little off the beaten track though, lies a hidden gem. It’s a traditional pub, but one thats pushing the boundaries a little with its food, courtesy of the head Chef Jean Phillipe.

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Review: Eleon Greek

Back in June, whilst trying to make the most of our pre baby freedom, we headed to a place that had long been on our list to try out – Eleon, a Greek restaurant in Sutton Coldfield. A family run place, it claims to import the best of Greek ingredients as well as sourcing local produce too.

It’s a pretty big place, and although we ate early, it was very busy on the Saturday night and I think would have a great atmosphere. Continue reading

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Review: The Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge Devon

In the latest of our foodie flashbacks to our May holiday in Devon we visited the Crabshell Inn, a pub and restaurant on the banks of the estuary in Kingsbridge where we were staying. It has lovely views of the water, particularly as the sun is setting.

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The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, and it’s always bustling with people, inside and out on the picnic tables. Compared with some places in Devon as well that seem to really hike up their prices, it seemed pretty good value too.

Round the table we tried a few starters, I chose the Panko King prawns and tomato chili jam. A really decent portion size for a starter and the prawns were plump and well cooked. Crab Bisque was presented in a beautiful bowl, and a special that night of Asparagus with a Fried Egg and Truffle were also really well recieved. A good start!

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For mains my father and I both chose the Home made crab tagliatelle, garlic, chili, lemon & parsley. The pasta was maybe a touch on the thick side, but it was packed with crab and chilli flavour. It was quite a ‘dry’ sauce which I didn’t mind but some may have preferred it more saucy.

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A big vat of Moules Frites was full of gigantic mussels and a traditional white wine and garlic sauce whilst Lee had the Medium rare Char-grilled Hanger steak, chunky chips and tarragon mustard

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There didn’t seem to be too many good eating options in Kingsbridge itself, and this is certainly one of the better ones, worth checking out if you’re staying nearby.


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