Category Archives: Devon

>Devon Knows

>Just realised – I forgot to mention that after years of searching, I’ve finally found a decent pub in Barnstaple. It’s the Rolle Quay Inn, a two-minute walk from the northern end of the High Street. It’s much bigger than … Continue reading

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>At Last, At Last

>You’re probably sick of me banging on about the dire state of beer in Bideford. I know I am. Despite the town being in part of the country studded with micro and regional breweries, it’s hard to find a decent … Continue reading

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>Inconstant Craving

> I’m getting bored with trying to find a consistently good pub in Barnstaple or Bideford. I’ve been visiting what are now my in-laws for the best part of 20 years. I still haven’t found what I’m looking for, though … Continue reading

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>The Crow Road

> Near Barnstaple in North Devon are the Braunton Burrows, the largest sand dune system in the British Isles, and a UNESCO biosphere reserve. It’s a huge, wind-washed tract of marram grass, dandelions and purple thyme where it’s easy to … Continue reading

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>Metalheads

> I started college just when the Apple Macintosh was coming in as a viable tool for the print industry. A typical day’s study would have us getting familiar with the astonishing Mac II in the morning, and then handsetting … Continue reading

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>Behind The Green Door

> Every town has a pub that nobody seems to visit. Nobody is ever seen entering or leaving. Nobody knows anyone who’s ever been in. The Lamb is Bideford’s example. For the twenty-odd years I’ve been visiting Devon, I’ve wanted … Continue reading

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>Folk Law

>The people of North Devon are an independent lot. It’s not exactly The Wickerman out there, but if they run into a problem they like to fix it in their own way. I was once on a bus that was … Continue reading

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