October saw yet another great Dartmouth Food Festival. It just gets better and better each year. Kit was happy working as ‘Compere’ in the main demonstration tent and on the Sunday as one of the famous Kingswear Landladies and cooked up a veritable gourmet storm along with David Jones (Manna From Devon Cookery School) and Tony Pithers (Kaywana Hall). Tickets sold out and the three provided many laughs not to mention melt in your mouth tasters for the audience.
And so, back to Nonsuch… the heating is on, the fires are lit as we take on autumn and winter. Our menus are warming. Outside the leaves are falling from the trees, the river is quieter and at night the moon shines on Dartmouth Castle.
If you turn right out of Nonsuch and take signs to the coastal path, it is possible to walk a variety of routes depending on how determined and how active you feel. The hike to Brixham is challenging and you’ll need the day. Perhaps start by heading towards The National Trust Coleton Fishacre. The house this time of year is open at weekends. There is a great link to the walk here via The John Harris’….Walking In England site.
Another great walk is through Long Wood above Kingswear along the river towards the late Agatha Christie’s Estate – Greenway House and the guide for the walk is here. Take time to view the house and gardens (check opening days though). Afterwards, walk down to the Greenway Ferry and head across the river to the pictureque village of Dittisham where a pint of real ale or something similar will be waiting for you at the welcoming The Ferry Boat Inn which is accessed from the river by a long jetty. This pub is gorgeous!
Kit is off on an adventure that is…sailing across the Atlantic – something he has always wanted to do, whilst I hold the fort! We are open as usual and there is plenty of space.
We look forward to seeing you soon.