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Test Valley Gazette

ISSUE No. 185  JULY, 2011 Your free local community Gazette – Reaching over 18,000 readers every month

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A guide to local businesses and trades Local community events Useful information What’s on Win tickets to Romsey Show – see page 26 Fine Italian Dining – see page 25

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Welcome…

to the July edition of the Test Valley Gazette. We are now in the middle of summer!!!!!! enjoying barbeques, the beach, holidays etc. If you are at a loose end we have lots of fun for all the family if you look on page ??? in the Diary Dates section. We love receiving your dates and information for others to read, so please keep sending them in. This month there are lots of articles for you all to enjoy reading as well as a chance to win family tickets to the famous Romsey Show which takes place in September at Broadlands, Romsey. We’re still looking for pictures of the local community to use on the front page – looking for them to relate to the relevant month we print. Please email me if you would like to have your picture published on the front page.

Our magazines are printed in a factory that is FSC® & ISO 14001 certified. Sustainable and environmentally friendly printing is part of our ethos. Using vegetable-based inks and recycling nearly 100% of our paper waste means you can be confident that this publication isn’t harming the planet. MLG Publishing are publishers of Andover, Eastleigh, Romsey, Salisbury, Test Valley villages and Totton.

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In this issue… 6

Company presents Treasure Island 10

Jan Jack’s Perfect Verse

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Do You Have A Say…?

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Romsey’s New Village

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Hampshire Woman Embarks On Ambulance Ride Of A Lifetime For Charity

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Have a fantastic July!!

Why “It’s Not Official Until It’s On Facebook”

Tracey

26 Join us on or visit our website: www.testvalleygazette.co.uk For advertising and general enquiries contact: Tracey Keogh – testvalley@mlgpublishing.co.uk or call 01794 516111 / 07775 927161 The Test Valley Gazette is hand delivered to 6,000 homes throughout the Test Valley, from the South of Andover to Romsey – and is designed not to be just another “through-the-door-throw-away-publication” but rather a monthly source of information. I also launched the Andover Gazette in September 2007 with a circulation of 10,000. This brings the number of Gazette magazines published to ten, reaching over one million households each year. MLG Publishing reserves the right to accept or reject any article or material supplied for publication or to edit such material prior to publication. The opinions expressed or advice given in this publication are the views of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the publisher. Every care is taken when compiling this magazine, however we cannot accept liability for any misprints or mistakes and no responsibility can be taken for loss, damage or omission of material due to error. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure they have permission to use any artwork which they supply to us or request us to reproduce. Unless prior consent of the publisher is given, no part of this publication is to be reproduced.

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The Maskers Theatre

Win Tickets To The Famous Romsey Show

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Useful Information

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Cooking With Ian

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The ‘London Pride’ Andover Darts Classic

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Acupuncture: Magic Medicine!

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Dates For Your Diary

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asks Peter Tesar, Architectural Design

HGVs on the right track after major plan gets the go-ahead. Local communities are set to benefit after the approval of a plan to minimise the impact of construction traffic was given the goahead. An independent planning inspector has backed the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Minerals and Waste Plan after scrutinising the 174 page document following several rounds of public consultation and a series of public hearings. The plan deals with many issues, such as the provision of new recycling centres and the supply of building materials for new developments, but during the process local communities highlighted the threat of heavy lorries carrying construction and demolition materials through their villages as a key concern. After listening to their feedback, Cambridgeshire County Council and local haulage and waste companies have worked closely to agree a package of measures aimed at keeping the bulk of construction traffic out of local villages. This includes commitments given by the companies to local communities, specific traffic routing plans to landfill sites and the joint funding of new road signage for the preferred routes. Councillor Roy Pegram, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Lead Member for Planning, said: “This has been a very long process but it is great news that the Planning Inspector has given the go-ahead to the plan. Importantly, he has confirmed our view that the right way to plan for growth in the county is to work closely with the minerals and waste industry and local communities and their elected representatives to make the right choices for the future while not creating problems in the present. I would like to particularly applaud the actions taken by local companies in helping to address the important issue of

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heavy lorries driving through local villages. It shows their commitment to helping the communities they are living and working in.” Mick George Ltd, Network Rail, Frimstone Ltd and AmeyCespa Ltd have already re-routed a significant proportion of their through traffic avoiding local villages including Sutton, Earith, Haddenham and Wilburton with the exception of servicing local building projects. The new plan provides a clear commitment for more agreements to be a feature of future negotiations with other operators. Councillor Phillip Read, Chairman of the County’s Development Control Committee, said: “In the past it has been hard to stop lorries from using particular routes so the new agreements and signage will make a real difference. The haulage companies are very keen to promote the new routes themselves as they realise, as we all do, the need to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles going through villages.” The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Minerals and Waste Plan proposes the location of future waste management facilities and quarries for building materials such as sand and gravel, up to 2026. It has a number of key principles including making building materials available for the construction of new housing and infrastructure, and encouraging recycling through conveniently located, modern, enclosed recycling centres. It is anticipated that the full plan will be adopted by elected members at Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council by early 2012. Peter Tesar Architectural Design, telephone: 01264-35-65-44, web: www.petertesar.co.uk

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Romsey’s New Village

The Conservatory Village has arrived in Romsey. The company has taken over the long-established site formerly owned and operated by Vadnor Ltd at the Hillier Garden Centre in Botley Road. With flourishing sites at Cadnam and Three Legged Cross, this makes the third “village” to be run by the successful company. They also have a more conventional showroom in Dibden Purlieu. Managing Director Chris Lodge is delighted to have clinched the deal. “Having been based on the Abbey Park Industrial Estate for 15 years, we have a strong affinity with Romsey and I’ve wanted to have a show site in the town for some time,” he said. “This opportunity has come at exactly the right time in our development. I’ve known Vadnor’s owner, Ron McLean, for many years and in fact it was his outdoor display of fully-built conservatories that inspired the Conservatory Village concept. Giving customers the opportunity of examining our products under realistic conditions is one of the principal differences between us and most of our competitors.” Ron McLean is finally retiring, having run Vadnor for almost thirty years. “There are a number of other things I want

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Hampshire Woman Embarks On Ambulance Ride Of A Lifetime For Charity Nikki Swulinska is taking on the greatest challenge of her life as she attempts to drive an ambulance from the green fields of England to the harsh deserts of Outer Mongolia with 4 of her closest friends. The amateur drivers will be taking on 11,000 miles of roads and dirt tracks in aid of charities Cancer UK and the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. They will be leaving on 23rd July, with the aim of reaching Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 6 weeks later. It’s Top Gear eat your heart out as the team departs with minimal driving experience and no mechanical knowledge. They will battle through all manner of weather, road type, navigational issues and mental challenges to reach their goal. After passing through 17 countries during their journey, on reaching their destination the team will donate their ambulance, along with emergency kit including a stretcher and wheelchair, to Mongolia’s national health service.

The team and their ambulance. Members from left to right are • Alistair Williams, age 25, Stoke Newington • Wayne Smith, age 28, Stoke Newington • Nikki Swulinska, age 26, Chilbolton, Hampshire • Nick Corke, age 27, East Finchley • Natassia Swulinska, age 24, Stoke Newington

Leading up to the big departure the five are currently carrying out all manner of fundraising efforts for the two charities, such as DJ nights, raffles, car boot sales and a rather less conventional live waxing session. NikkI, 26, of Chilbolton, says “We’re so excited to be taking on this massive challenge for Cancer UK and the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. We’re all a little nervous about driving such a long way without much prior knowledge, but I’m sure together we shall pull through! Thank you so much to anyone who donates, we can’t wait to reach Ulaanbaatar, donate our ambulance and finally meet the community around whom we’ve been planning our trip all this time.” As well as traditional cash donations, the team needs equipment to help them through their journey such as mechanical tools, first aid supplies, camping utensils and gifts for the people they meet along with way. Anyone wishing to find out more or donate can visit http://smokemeakipper. org.uk/.

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Why “It’s not official until it’s on Facebook” Many of today’s “Facebook generation” will already be very familiar with the above saying, whereby more and more of these young people (18-24 year-olds) refuse to believe something they’re actually told face-toface until they have it confirmed as ‘fact’ on Facebook. For instance, a young man may tell his friends he’s dating a certain girl, she may even confirm this to her girlfriends. Yet, it will only become ‘set in stone’ if and when it appears on their Facebook sites. What an incredible situation. Also, it’s not unusual for a Facebook user to have a couple of thousand photos, dozens of videos and hundreds of friends. Next time you have a real drama though, try this simple exercise, Facebook these friends and see how many actually turn up for you in your hour of need. The virtual has become, to many people, more trustworthy than the real. I’m sure I’m not the only person to find this recent development more than a little disturbing. Yet, there are many good things to say about Facebook, and social networking in general:

can actually affect their social development, especially if started at a young age. It also changes the way people interact, possibly producing changes that will eventually affect the evolution of social interaction. The lack of faceto-face communication undermines skills such as reading body language and other indirect communication facilities. Mass electronic communication may lead to a lower quality of social interaction due to the sheer number of participants; the background level of gossip is likely to be higher than in face-to-face interactions. There’s also the inference that online information has less value somehow than real world information, although the same could be said of water cooler office gossip.’ Source: Various people, interviewed by the BBC in “Online networking ‘harms health’ article from suite101.com 07/04/10. Facebook, or face-to-face. Which do you prefer? YOURSOAPBOX.COM gives you the opportunity to tell us where you stand.

‘Positive Impact of Facebook: Social networking can enrich social lives for those separated from family and friends by long distances, bringing them together despite the physical separation. This has recently come to light in the number of people in the Armed Forces using YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch. Online communication can help those with dysfunctional syndromes achieve a level of social interaction previously difficult or impossible. For some people, interaction with crowds is made easier if they do not actually feel the physical immersion. Such sites also provide those isolated by disability or environment with a rich and fulfilling social life. For anyone who is unable to leave their own house, social networking has provided a great way to get in touch with people who have similar issues, as well as allowing them to stay in touch with existing networks of friends. Finally, social networking sites can bring people together with varying backgrounds who might otherwise never have met, and then encourage them to extend that experience into real world social functions. Negative Impact of FaceBook: Electronic interaction displaces the social interaction, keeping people apart – it is so convenient that people lack the drive to actually interact face to face. People are social animals, in the main, and removing that pillar

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A generous slice of country life served with lashings of fun things to do is the recipe for success at this year’s Romsey Show. The main ingredients for a great day out for all the family are action-packed show rings, lots of interesting rural pursuits and hundreds of horses, cattle and sheep that are looking their best for the judges. Some of the finishing touches include a new alpaca show, a revamped food area and a singing nun performing on a mobile piano! Things have certainly changed from the early 1800s when Romsey Show started life as a Fatstock Show, held in the town’s Market Place and adjoining streets just before Christmas. The Romsey Agricultural Society was founded in 1842 for “the encouragement of the breeding of horses and livestock, good husbandry and skilled labour”. The society merged with the Romsey Horse Show Society in 1919, when the newlyformed Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show Society held its first event at Broadlands. The show has been held on the estate ever since and has grown to become one of the top one-day agricultural shows in the country, regularly attracting over 25,000 visitors, yet holding fast to its founding principle as a showcase for the best of British farming. On display are a huge variety of horses, donkeys, cattle and sheep. All are competing for the championship title and a place in the Grand Parade of prizewinners. Joining the line-up this year are alpacas, which are appearing at Romsey for the first time as part of the British Alpaca Society Short Fleece Show. There’s also a new champion of champions cattle event featuring the best of the best from agricultural shows throughout the summer and more nonaffiliated horse classes designed to attract local competitors. Attractions in the Main Ring include the Blazing Saddles all-girl barrel racing team, the Solent Eagles junior motorcycle display team and the Derbyshire Midshipmen Carnival Band. Traditional countryside activities are highlighted with displays of falconry, gun dog training and the ever popular parade of hounds, while some of the more unusual animals on the showground include otters and water buffalo.

There will also be a new food show, called the Food Zone, featuring lots of fresh ideas and activities for children. Some of Hampshire’s top chefs will be appearing in the Aga Rangemaster Cookery Demonstration Theatre while the Traditional Bakers Show will explain how to make the perfect loaf. In the children’s tent, Min Raisman and her Fit2Cook team will be encouraging youngsters to create healthy snacks. Min is passionate about food education and, having produced BBC Radio 4’s award-winning Food Programme and organised the Food and Farming Awards, is keen to show young people the benefits of a good diet based on seasonal fruit and vegetables. And with over 80 traders displaying their wares in the Food Zone, there will be a huge array of produce to sample and purchase: the selection includes game, jams and chutneys, award-winning cheeses, pies, pastries and cakes, cider, beer and wine, fruit and vegetables. Romsey Art Group is among the many local societies exhibiting their work around the showground. They are aiming to be more family-friendly this year with members demonstrating their work alongside an all-day colouring activity in which children can create pictures for display outside the marquee. In addition, group members Alan Langford and Alan Olden will be painting a colour panorama on a family theme to a musical accompaniment. They plan to start at opposite ends and meet in the middle. Also aiming to hit the right note with families is Musical Ruth with her magical mobile piano. Having performed at countless venues to high acclaim, the singing nun will be making her debut at Romsey with her unique mix and mingle act. Just think Nuns on the Run and you’ll understand the humour! This year’s Romsey Show promises to be another great day out for all the family. It all happens on Saturday, September 10th and there’s information on how to buy tickets at www.romseyshow. co.uk, with savings of up to 30% on some advance sales.

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Stockbridge Parish Council Cllr Janet Whiteley (Chairman) Mr K Fell (Parish Clerk)

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West Tytherley & Frenchmoor Mrs Fiona Collyer

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Wherwell Parish Council Mrs J Andrews (Chairman) Mrs E Blakemore (Clerk)

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Cooking with Ian Ian Wooldridge Head Chef

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Baked Stuffed Courgettes Courgettes are the sort of vegetable, in my opinion, that need a litte va va voom added to them to make them interesting. This recipe makes eight delicious courgettes, serve 1 or 2 per person. Ingredients 75gms of long grain rice 8 large courgettes, approx. 275gms each Olive oil 250gms of minced lamb 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 cloves of garlic, very finely diced or minced 4 sun-dried tomatoes (soaked in hot water for ½ hour if dried) ½ tsp of dried oregano ¼ tsp of dried rosemary Large pinch of cinnamon 1 140gms tin of tomato purée concentrate Juice of 1 lemon

Salt & pepper 50gms of sultanas 20gms of pine nuts Handful of finely chopped parsley 125gms of goats cheese, crumbled How to make it Firstly, cook the rice in slightly salted water, drain and set aside. Now, chop the ‘flower’ end off the courgettes and reserve. Then using an apple corer, remove the pulpy centre being careful not to break the sides nor pierce the far end of the courgette. You may have to force the handle of the apple corer inside the courgette to reach right in. Take as much of the pulp out as possible and discard. Heat the oven to 190C (170C fan) / Gas Mark 5. In a large frying pan or skillet, heat a little olive oil and fry the minced lamb until lightly browned. Add the onion and garlic and continue fry until the onion has softened. Finely chop the sun-dried tomatoes and add to the pan with the oregano, rosemary and cinnamon. Stir in the tomato purée and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat. Mix in thoroughly the sultanas, pine nuts, parsley and goats cheese. Fill each courgette with the mixture with a teaspoon and using a wooden spoon handle to push it in. Replace the end of the courgette and hold in place with a cocktail stick. Bake in the oven from 30 minutes covered with foil and then a further 15 minutes uncovered.

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The ‘London Pride’ Andover Darts Classic: Andover Invitation Darts are delighted to announce that Fuller Smith and Turner’s “London Pride” will be the title sponsor for this year’s Classic. The high-profile sponsor is synonymous with the event and venue and underlines the ambition to firmly establish Andover as a quality darting scene. This year is the 8th consecutive, the first and most recent has been won by Andy Jenkins with Mark Walsh, James Wade, Dennis Smith, Paul Cook and Paul Hogan sandwiched in between. This year’s move to a new home, the attractive and spacious Wolversdene Club has coincided with a healthy increase in prize money and this year’s winner will collect a cool £2000 for his efforts. The runner up will earn £1000 and generous sponsorship permits paying down to the last 16 who will pick £100. Alan Wright - centre of sponsors London Pride

The Wolversdene Club are making it a real family day with youngsters able to mingle with the pro’s and enjoy other attractions such as barbeque, bouncy castle and the ‘London Pride’ beer tent. The vast majority of the players will have qualified through ranking points at monthly open events with local players having the additional opportunity to gain points through the winter and summer leagues in the tons, maximums and legs won tables. There is however a last chance to earn one of 12 remaining places in this year’s classic; Sunday July 3rd at the Wolversdene Club is an open qualifier; for more information contact Glen Dawkins on 01264-358394, e-mail glendawkins@andoverdarts.com or visit andoverdarts.co.uk

6th Andover Youth Classic & Jamie ‘G’ Memorial Trophy: The second of Andover’s blue riband events takes place on Sunday 17th July, also at the Wolversdene Club who are sponsoring the competition to the tune of £600 and Unicorn Darts. With over 70 entrants already received the Andover Academy faces its stiffest challenge yet to retain all titles since the competition’s inception. The Youth Open featuring the Jamie ‘G’ trophy in memory of young Jamie Gentleman, who Jamie Gentleman tragically died 2 years ago, is open to all aspiring dart players under the age of 21 as at 1st January this year. Harriet Raynsford and World Youth champion Arron Monk will be looking to defend their respective titles from last year but will be facing strong challenges from 7 counties. There are separate girls and boys competitions plus the same in the Junior section. For more information contact Mark Thorne on 07795-515403, markthorne@ andoverdarts.co.uk or visit www.andoverdarts.co.uk

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Acupuncture: Magic Medicine! What is acupuncture? Acpuncture is an effective and safe method of natural therapy. It is used to improve the body’s well-being and to prevent medical conditions. Thin needles are inserted into the body to stimulate the process of natural healing. Acupuncture not only helps control pain but can treat various internal disorders. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) explains that there are twelve meridians or energy channels which run along the body and link with a specific organ. Medical disorders occur when the energy flow (qi) is interrupted. How does it work? The insertion of acupuncture needles into specific points stimulates the flow of qi along the meridians and so harmonizes the body. Research shows that the central nervous system is stimulated by acupuncture by releasing chemicals in the brain such as endorphins, which helps relieves pain. Does it hurt? A sensation from the needle in the form of tingling, dumbness, warmth, coldness or heaviness can be experienced. An acupuncture needle does not have a cavity such as a syringe needle would as it does not draw body fluid out or inject any substance into the

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July 3rd

Longstock Park Water Gardens Open Day in aid of The Romsey and District Carers Forum (2.00pm) (telephone 01794-519495 for details) July 10th - Aug 3rd Wessex Visions, an exhibition of landscape paintings in a highly original style by the Andover Artist Gerald Shepherd. Private View on Saturday 9th July 7pm-9pm with wine and nibbles, all are welcome - at Ace Framing & Gallery, unit 122, Commercial Centre, Picket Piece, Andover SP11 6RU, Monday to Friday 9am-3pm and Saturday/ Sunday 12pm-4pm July 8th,9th,10th Newton Toney Flower Festival & Art Exhibition. 10.30am - 4.30pm. Coffee/tea/ cakes/light lunches available in the Village Hall. July 16th Andover Town Band in Concert – 7.00pm, Elim Church, South Street, Andover. Tickets: £5 available from Alison Large 01264-324056 July 16th The Space to be Retreat Day – Wisdom Centre, Romsey – 9.30am - 5.30pm. £55 per person, early bird saving of £5 if you’re quick! Join us at The Wisdom Centre, a tranquil place to relax, recharge and revitalize! Discover your inner self and sense of purpose through meditation, a creative workshop and walking the labyrinth. Contact us now to book your place and avoid disappointment! For more information or to book your place visit: www.thespacetobe.co.uk, or contact us on: info@thespacetobe.co.uk or 07768-917804 July 16th Village Day Celebration in North Baddesley. This year’s Village Day will take place,11am-4pm at the Recreation Ground. It will be free entry for all patrons and there will be limited parking. There will be stalls, sideshows, arena entertainment, refreshments and sports day style fun races for all the family. If you would like to be involved in holding a stall, providing entertainment or activities or simply just advertising in our official programme please contact Jackie Fergusson on 02380741342 or Tracy Hickson on 02380-410917 July 17th Hampshire Farmers’ Market at Andover (10.00am) (telephone 01420-588671 for details) July 20th Car Boot Sale, Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, 2pm-5pm. Cars £5, Vans £8. General Public 30p. Call for more information on 01264-784421 July 21st Weyhill Electronic Organ Society Concert, featuring David Ingley. Fairground Hall, Weyhill at 7.30pm. Free Parking, interval refreshments. Tickets £5.00 in advance or £6.00 at the door (strictly subject to availability). Early booking recommended. Telephone 01264-323213 www.weyhill-eos.co.uk July 23rd School Summer Fayre at Vernham Dean School Playing Fields, Vernham Dean, 2pm - 4.30pm. Come & join in the fun… BBQ, beer tent, fun competitions, home produce, circus skills performers plants, children toys, books and much more. This event is raising money for Friends of Vernham Dean School (PTA). For more information call Mrs Jane Pelham on 01264-737522 July 22nd-24th Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show (gates open at 9.00am each day) telephone 07760-430201 for details. July 29th-31st Beer Festival at Braishfield Social Club (telephone 01794-368458 for details) July 31st Andover Carnival August 14th Mottisfont Village Fete 2011, from 2pm. Fun for all the family. Live music with the ‘Birnie Boozle Band’, Pet Competition. Free admission & parking. (Reg.Charity 291629) Every Wednesday evening 5-8pm, late night shopping with hot/cold buffet £5.99. Booking recommended. Kimbridge Farm Shop and Restaurant, Kimbridge, Hants. SO51 0LE. 01794-340556

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