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10 cosy pubs to visit in Devon

Monday, January 30, 2017

Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal or just to relax in front of a log fire with a pint of local ale, we’ve picked out 10 cosy pubs in Devon for you to visit.

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Whether you have strawberry or raspberry jam on your scones, or prefer Earl Grey to English breakfast tea - we've found 10 of the best tearooms that Devon has to offer

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The Exmoor Pony Centre is gearing up for a summer of celebratory events to mark its 10th birthday and raise much-needed funds to continue protecting and promoting the native rare breed for another decade, as Sharon Goble explains

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River Cottage has perfected the art of encouraging people to examine their own values when it comes to food politics without scaring them off by making them feel guilty or uncaring.

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We meet a couple who made the move down from London to transform a home into something very different from its original look

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Everyone’s favourite young wizard is flying in to Devon as part of a fascinating exhibition, writes Chrissy Harris

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Full of charm and character, this property is a rural idyll set close to the dramatic North Devon coastline

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A fabulous group of luxury converted barns perfect for a spring or summer coastal break

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If you’re looking for a winning spot for your wedding then you will find it at a spot more familiar for sporting triumphs

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Win: Win A £1,000 jewellery prize

Thursday, April 28, 2016

To celebrate the opening of the new Goldsmiths store in Princesshay Exeter we are offering one lucky Devon Life reader the chance to win an elegant Wrapped in Love pendant and earrings set worth £1,000. The new luxury jewellery store will be opening its doors on Friday 13 May offering customers first class service and the finest selection of jewellery and watches with brands including Breitling, TAG Heuer, Oris and Movado.

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Whether you have a windowbox, a bare square of earth, or a patch of scrub that needs breaking up, you can grow a beautiful small garden. Let your creativity take root at Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival

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Every month we feature our favourite Devon home for sale from the town, the coast and the country

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There are lots of talented chefs working across Devon but Susan Clark has a soft spot for the two who are producing recipe boxes that will make you feel you really can cook - and cook well

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Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young will headline this year’s Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink’s ‘After Dark Music Festival’ on Thursday 21st April.

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He’s the Cornishman through and through… who lives in Devon. Jethro allows us into his home this side of the border to reveal the craft of comedy and some lesser known facts

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The Royal Horticultural Society’s enchanting garden at Rosemoor has changed dramatically since it was given to the charity in 1988

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Match the beauty of Devon’s ever-changing landscape and weave the joyful notes of spring into your wardrobe

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Great service, a splendid garden and spectacular views; this charming country house hotel in Maidencombe, Devon, will have you booking your return before you’ve even left

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As summer beckons it’s time settle down in the sun with a good book - from fun gardening tips to how to build a den, we pick 8 garden reads perfect for gardeners and outdoor-types

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We meet a Devon couple who are pouring heart and soul into nurturing their garden nursery business

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Jamie Lawson can’t quite believe he’ll be performing his hit single at Plymouth Pavilions, where he saw his first gigs as a teenager growing up in the city

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Taxidermy has long been a collectable - we meet Devon artist Paul Broomfield who has turned the ancient craft into an artform

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4 Devon chefs who grow their own veg

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Forget food miles, meet the Devon chefs who boast of food metres

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20 great Devon garden events in 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

2016 has been designated The Year of the English Garden, we look ahead to some of the events in this year’s calendar which will appeal to anyone with a love of garden

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Urgent rehoming appeal from the Mare and Foal Sanctuary with largest number of horses in its history looking for homes

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A £4million visitor attraction is set to open its doors to visitors for the first time this Easter

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Kelly Oliver is one of the new breed of contemporary young musicians who stands out from the crowd with her ‘golden vocals’

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Hip, Hop Hooray, Easter is on its way and Devon’s Top Attractions have been busy organising a super collection of Easter themed days out and egg-stra special activities ready for the Easter school holidays

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A stylish day out

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A stunning castle will be the impressive venue for The Stylish Lifestyle Show

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Mindful schoolchildren

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A wellbeing teacher is helping primary school children across Devon with the stresses and strains of modern day life

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World of work

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

School pupils are being given valuable insights into the world of work thanks to a South West apprenticeship provider

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The Swimboat

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Beer boatyard has created a colourful idea to help open water swimmers with safety and endurance, as Sue Cade discovers

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He’s the affable and passionate journalist whose sons have made the family name synonymous with musical talent. But now Geoff Lakeman is grabbing back some of the spotlight for his own musical efforts, as Alexis Bowater discovers

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The extraordinary coastline of East Devon brings to life the ‘deep past’ like no other place on earth. An exciting new visitor centre - Seaton Jurassic - will open this spring. Harry Barton of Devon Wildlife Trust tells Sharon Goble about its history.

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Christine Walkden is looking forward to joining Toby Buckland again at his annual garden festival, writes Catherine Courtenay

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Her mother did it, so did her grandfather and great-grandfather, now the Countess of Arran is taking up the Presidency of the Devon County Show. And, as she tells Sharon Goble, she’s also handing over the running of her family estate in North Devon to her daughter. It’s all change at Castle Hill…

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Last year’s winning menus

Thursday, March 3, 2016

These were the menus submitted by our 2015 finalists

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We take a peek inside 5 beautiful homes featured in Life at Home magazine to discover decorating ideas that will transform your living space

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ITV will feature a different project each evening from 29th February -4th March during the 6pm broadcast

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Video: Video: the 2015 Devon Home Cook finals

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The 2015 Devon Home Cook finals were captured on video by Cotswold TV

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Networking at Sandy Park

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In the latest of our series profiling the Exeter Chiefs, we take a look at an often overlooked success story taking place off the field

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Exeter Brewery

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Exeter Brewery’s organic real ale is so popular it’s exported to France via sail boat and rebranded for the Army, discovers Rachael D’Cruze-Sharpe

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Exploring Exeter

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Simone Stanbrook-Byrne explores Exeter on a taster walk of ancient buildings and green oases, where medieval collides with modern

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In the latest of her series through 2016, Kate Haskell celebrates the people that make Devon work. This month: roads gritter Jason Tetley

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