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Bigbury on Sea ( Devon ) and around

Paprikaboy | Aug 31, 201310:04 AM

Maybe a bit late for this summer but may come in handy for someone. Also proves that I do actually leave London occasionally, had a few good finds on my recent camping trip.

Journeys End Inn- Ringmore.

Great pub. Had the Sunday lunch. Two slabs (slices doesn't really do them justice) of perfectly cooked pork with good crackling. Good crisp outside and fluffy inside (just as they should be ) roast potatoes. Veg showed some imagination, broad beans , chard, and samphire. Also roasted onions, cauliflower cheeses and romanesco cauliflower.Maybe gilding the lily a little with all that veg but one of the best Sunday lunches in a while. My companions fish and chips also looked good.

The Oyster Shack -Bigbury

Fairly casual place outside, though inside was a little more formal. Started sharing Avon oysters, which were a bit on the large side for me, they were good but much prefer smaller Colchester oysters. Also had some oysters cooked with chorizo and lime. The chorizo and lime flavour marries well with the oysters but I found the texture of the cooked oysters a little off putting. Had half a crab for main. Simply served with melted butter, cucumber pickle (which was a nice touch cutting through the rich crab) and their own bread. Also had skinny chips which were nice enough.Bit on the pricey side but enjoyable none the less.

Venus Cafe- Bigbury on Sea

Handy place if you're on the beach. Good beef pasties,with crisp pastry and simply filled with beef, potato, swede and onion.Their ice cream's not bad either.

Holywell Stores-St Annes Chapel.

We were camping and only went on our last day.Absolute godsend if you want something better then the stores in Bigbury itself.
Lots of locally smoked meat and fish. The smoked duck was particularly good. Also lots of local cheeses,the Sharpham soft cheese and Dorset Blue Vinny were particularly good.

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