A Night At River Cottage, Park Farm, Axminster, Devon.

I have found some photos I took in the winter of 2016, when we paid a visit to River Cottage to spend an evening of eating and socialising.  We have been a couple of times before, it just a nice thing to do if you are interested in food.  Our working life is related to the food industry, so we are lucky to visit a few nice restaurants…….of course all in the interest of work.  

For those who have no idea about River Cottage …….. River Cottage has given millions of TV viewers a taste for great cooking since 1999, when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall a multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster widely known for his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food, brought his famous food ethos to Channel 4.  His hard-hitting campaigns have changed the eating habits of a nation and improved the welfare and sustainability of animals and fish.  Hugh established River Cottage HQ in Dorset in 2004, and the operation is now based at Park Farm near Axminster in Devon.  A working organic smallholding, HQ is also the base for a broad range of courses and events, and home to the newly launched River Cottage Chefs’ School.

You can eat in the barn or the farmhouse, the latter is cosier, but the barn is great fun, you sit at long tables and tend to meet a lot more people.  The food is amazing and is locally grown on the farm or sourced from the surrounding countryside.

A Church in the South Tyrol, Italy

Another photo from the train window, while traveling from the UK to Venice, Italy 2016.  We saw a great many tall red spired churches, in fact in the end they all look the same and I have spent quite a while researching this one.  But every time I think I have found it, something is not quite right.  The church appeared after we had passed Reifenstein Castle, as per my previous post, but it was before Trento……my, thats narrowed it down a lot… anyway its the image of the church that counts 🙂


Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, Loch Fyne, Scotalnd

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No I haven’t become a food blog, but when we have been out and about, we have been to some nice eateries, sorry I just like that word.  We work in the ‘Catering Industry’ and we are bombard all day long by different restaurants.  So a food blog would be a nightmare for me, no……. there will be just the odd post about a few nice eating places we have come across.

We visited Loch Fyne Oyster Bar on Loch Fyne in May 2013, its the original Loch Fyne and was founded in the 1970’s, they specialises in serving up seafood produced on the loch and in the in-house smokery.  The location is wonderful and they have a food fair every year, which if you are in Scotland in the middle of May, is a must 🙂


 Situated in Argyll at the point where the mountains meet the sea waters of Loch Fyne, in Clachan, Cairnow, its open all the year.  One thing I didn’t do, was to take a photo of the view over the loch from this room, it is wonderful……oh dear will just have to go back this year and eat another beautiful meal and take photos of the view 🙂