Thursday, 30 November 2017

Family Fun and Gifts Galore at Stoke Fleming Christmas Fayre

  Less than two weeks to go now until Stoke Fleming's popular Annual Christmas Fayre...

Due to the Green Dragon Inn changing hands, the Christmas Fayre this year will be held solely at Stoke Lodge Hotel. There's ample parking, lots of room for stalls, fun for children - and of course a bar!

Bella, Darcie and assorted Teddies

 It's a family the Mayers are busy getting into the swing of things, and even pressing the younger members of the family - babies Bella and Darcie - into service!

Bella looks less than impressed...

Come and join them between 2- 6pm on Saturday 9th December for the annual Christmas Fayre, alongside the beautiful Christmas Tree Festival at the church, where there will be stalls, food, drink and games. 

Thanks to By the Dart for the information - for full details of the Christmas Tree Festival please click the link:

And she's off....

Just browse and shop at the local stalls, eat, drink and enjoy the Christmas spirit...

The stalls are looking fantastic with a wide range of great things to buy - mulled wine, warming stew, jewellery, pashminas, cards, preserves, wood carvings, paintings, furniture and much more.

Just perfect for that special gift - or to treat yourself...!

With lots of goodies, parking, family fun, drinks, food and probably the best brownies you’ll ever taste, what's not to like??

Sam, Chelsie and Xavier - Sigourney is minding the babies!
Come and join the fun between 2 - 6pm on Saturday 9th December for the annual Christmas Fayre at Stoke Lodge Hotel...


All welcome and the  more the merrier - the Meyer Family look forward to welcoming you all there!

Stoke Lodge Hotel - the Country House Hotel by the Sea

Monday, 27 November 2017

Food Glorious Food...!

Brilliant beef
Did you miss the recent fabulous Food and Wine Lovers' Weekend?

If so, here is just a taste of the cornucopia of sumptuous foodie delights that were on offer - and I don't think I am over-egging the pudding when I say that a great time was had by all... 

(see what I did there..??)

Stunning scallops  

Superb Soup

Cheerful Chelsie - and fish!
Terrific Tomato Salad
Fantastic Fish

Ed's Wonderful Wines

Gorgeous Goujons with Tempting Tartare

No problem with 'eating up your veg' here...

Perfect Pulled Pork

Rowan - Raring to Go!

Succulent Slices of Marvellous Meat - Mmmmm...

Cool Coleslaw...

Pretty Impressive Platters..

Great Grilled Pineapple

 And finally - delicious desserts...

Choice Choc Cheesecake!

 Impressed? Don't miss out - book for next year's Food and Wine Lovers' Weekend now! For more info visit the website:

Stoke Lodge - the Country House Hotel by the Sea

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Last chance to enjoy our Fabulous Food and Wine Lovers' Weekend!

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November

There are still a few tickets left for this very popular event, so please make sure you don't miss out!

Treat yourself to a very special Winter Break at our Food and Wine Lovers' Event.

A relaxed weekend combined with Fine Wines and Good Food, using local produce wherever possible. What's not to like..?

We are offering a set Dinner on each night (vegetarian options will be available if required)

Friday 17th November

Eddie Capper of Dartmouth Wine Company & Devon’s Best Meat.


Reception in Bar with Bucks Fizz and followed by a wine tasting by Eddie and dinner using locally sourced Devon produce.

Saturday 18th November

Seafood Extravaganza


Again using some of Devon’s wonderful locally caught fish and shellfish, showcasing our great local wines. 
(Meat or Vegetarian options available)

Wines included both nights with our suggested wines to accompany each course.

For more information and to book, please ring 01803 770523 
Website:    www.stokelodge/
Dartmouth Wine Company:

Stoke Lodge - the country house hotel by the sea.


Monday, 23 October 2017

What's On - October events in the South Hams

Just a small selection of interesting events and happenings just a stone's throw from Stoke Lodge this week...

Full details from South Hams Events: 



Tues 24th Oct, Thur 26th, Fri 27th, Sun 29th

Start Point Lighthouse – built in 1836 and providing a welcome way-mark for returning sailors to the South West, guided tours take you to the top of the tower to be told stories about storms, shipwrecks and lighthouse living; every hour, on the hour. 

Start Point Lighthouse, Start Point, TQ7 2ET, 11:00am till 4:00pm, Adult £5, Child £3

Weds 25th Oct

Britannia Royal Naval College Afternoon guided walking tour of this working military establishment lasting 2.25 hours and explaining the history, role and relevance of the building and the naval training conducted here today.

Booking and details 01803 677565: Britannia Royal Naval College, College Way, Dartmouth, TQ6 0HJ, 2:00pm, Adult £13, Child £6.50

Thurs 26th

Totnes Heritage Walk. Guide Kathy Alexander conducts a walking tour around the town through time and place, from ancient origins to the modern culture, lasting around an hour and a half and taking in the best of the town’s heritage en route; meet outside The Bistro by the bridge – Waterside Bistro, The Plains, Totnes, TQ9 5YS, 10:30am, Adult £5, Child £3

Sat 28th:

Deer Park Guided Walks – learn more about the 700-year-old story of the Deer Park, about the people who lived here, the landscape, the deer themselves and the wildlife; meet by the cinema box office entrance.

Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 11:30am till 12:30pm. FREE


Thurs 26th - A Beach Cleaner’s Guide to the Rocks. Tom Windle gives an illustrated talk on the geology of the South Hams; advance booking required by 24 October. Churchstow Church Hall, Churchstow, TQ7 3QW, 7:30pm, Free

Sat 28th - Magic Lanterns to MGM.
The Birth of the Silver Screen – art historian and former film publicist leads a three-session study day offering explanations as to how moving pictures were first invented and how Hollywood became the centre of the film industry; mid-morning light refreshments included. Totnes Cinema, 27a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NP, 10:15am till 3:30pm, £20

Sat 28th - Victorian Plymouth. Chris Robinson with a collection of photographs illustrating life in the Three Towns during Victorian times. Kingsbridge Methodist Church, 100 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1AW, 10:00am till 12:00pm, £1

Free Exhibition:

Tues 24th – Sat 28th Exhibition: Self Portrait. All are invited to make use of imagery and techniques that in some creative way symbolises their self-identity depicting their outward appearance or representing themselves metaphorically and put the results on display here.

Harbour House, The Promenade, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1JD, 10:00am till 5:00pm. FREE


Weds 25th:

Rustle – PaddleBoat Theatre Company - with a campfire story for those aged 4 or more featuring puppets, songs and surprises in which sleeping bags evolve into monsters, rucksacks become friends and torches highlight the forest’s closest secrets – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 4:30pm till 5:30pm, £5

Sat 28th:

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show. The TV astronomer and author explores  the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringle tubes – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 2:30pm till 3:30pm, Adult £10, Child £7


The Wizard of Oz. Brixham Operatic and Dramatic Society follow the Yellow Brick Road, retelling L Frank Baum’s story, adapted by Frank Gabrielson with music and lyrics by Harold Arden and EY Harburg – Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8TA, 7:30pm, Adult £13, Child £7

BINGO!  Sat 28th

Come along and join the fun at the Prize Bingo – raising funds for 1st Dartmouth Guide Unit. The Community CafĂ©, The Old Market, Victoria Road, Dartmouth, TQ6 9YY, 7:00pm

Markets - Sat 28th 

Market/Jumble Sale with raffle, tea and cakes. Blackawton Village Hall, Vicarage Road, Blackawton, Totnes, TQ9 7AY, 2:00pm, £0.50

Dartmouth Artisan Market. Local designers, craftsmen, artists, jewellers, furniture makers and others display the fruits of their labours. The Old Market, Victoria Road, Dartmouth, TQ6 9YY, 9:00am till 3:00pm. FREE

All of these events can be easily reached by car from Stoke Lodge hotel - the Country House Hotel By The Sea...