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Welcome to What’s On Southwest Magazine - Peak Season Summer Edition. Proudly established in 1996. We have exclusives on: The Sunday Sessions @ Powderham Castle featuring Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Charlatans and Reverend & The Makers: Occombe Festival @ Occombe Farm featuring Firekind, Mafia 4 and many more! We also have a feature on the UKs biggest outdoor waterpark Splashdown@Quaywest – fantastic fun for all the family! For tickets & information on all the top quality theatre shows featuring the Southwest’s premier theatres check out our theatre section where we have details of shows at the Babbacombe Theatre, the Palace Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Little Theatre and The Northcott Exeter. Whilst on holiday if you are unfortunate enough to have any car problems our official garage we endorse and recommend is Automaster, Totnes Road, Nr Totnes 01803 862152 & if you are

going out & need a ride, leave your car at home and use a taxi, What’s On Southwest’s official Taxi provider is Torbay Taxis 01803 211611. As we have a lot of families coming to the Southwest & the English Riviera, we have added new features such as A Beach Safety Guide, The Southwest Festival Guide, Regional Live Music Guide and the Regional Art & Culture Guide. Please visit our website where we also have the most comprehensive What’s On & Events guide in the Southwest featuring Top Family Attractions & Great days out, the best International & local live music guide, concerts, comedy and fun family days out & more features including the Best of the Southwest and the top visitor attractions.

You can book tickets in association with TicketZone on our website for all major UK tours, concerts and shows. Click on the link at the top where you will find essential information for the shows currently on sale. For more exclusives, competitions and a complete online & downloadable version of the magazine please visit our official website and our social media. If you would like to advertise with us online or in the next edition of What’s On Southwest Magazine, please use the contact info below. Have a great summer! From all the Team @ What’s On Southwest Magazine

We are the only publication that has a full time social media department where we update our website and social media daily. If you are looking for something specific to do just drop us an email and we will be happy to help!

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For more information please visit www.facebook.com/TheSurgeryComedyClub


The Surgery is a brand new comedy night in Devon. ‘Providing the best medicine’, The Surgery will have you laughing with our range of fantastic comedians.

September

May Thursday 2nd The Surgery Plymouth, Tamar Inn Friday 10th The Surgery Ladram Bay, Otterton Saturday 11th The Surgery Presents ‘Blue Guinea Pig ????’- a top night of comedy fundraising in Pinhoe, Exeter Friday 17th The Surgery Ipplepen, Village Hall Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd Noel Brodie in concert with Harry Redknapp, Poole Lighthouse

June Saturday 22nd Noel Brodie in concert with Harry Redknapp, The Grand Hall, Exeter Friday 28th The Surgery Exeter, Sandy Park

July Saturday 20th The Surgery Kingskerswell, St Mary’s Church

TheSurgeryComedyClub @surgerycomedy www.surgerycomedy.com

Friday 6th The Surgery Ipplepen, Village Hall Saturday 28th Noel Brodie in concert with Harry Redknapp, Plymouth Pavilion

October Friday 11th The Surgery Exeter, Sandy Park Saturday 12th The Surgery Kingskerswell, St Mary’s Church Saturday 19th Noel Brodie solo concert, ‘In Case You Missed It’, Bournemouth Pavilion As bookings are made in advance some venues/ dates may change - please check our Facebook page or our website for up to date listings


TWO DAYS OF GREAT LIVE MUSIC & A FEAST OF LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK!

Over 18s only. www.drinkaware.co.uk


Sunday Sessions 2019

HEADLINED BY NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS JUNE 30TH 2019 POWDERHAM CASTLE, EXETER

Launched last year to a tremendous reception, Sunday Sessions festival returns in 2019 with a legendary headliner for its two locations in Norwich and Exeter. A one -day festival which delivers the very best in indie music in an idyllic country setting, Sunday Sessions 2019 will be headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds , the acclaimed multi-platinum band led by the iconic songwriter. Sunday Sessions is aimed at the whole family , with entertainment for everyone. There are multiple bars and food options,

plus of course the all -important posh luxury loos. Children can enjoy free activities to keep them occupied, including circus workshops with the Bigtopmania Circus, face painting, crafts, a super funfair as well as children’s entertainers. VIP tickets allow access to the VIP enclosure, where ticket holders can sit back and relax in the comfy chill out zone or enjoy the outdoor seating. The VIP enclosure includes a full bar serving quality brands and cocktails, plus the VIP luxury loos. VIP tickets include entry to the festival, complimentary meal and drink.


LET’S ROCK EXETER

MAY 29TH 2019, POWDERHAM CASTLE, EXETER

LET’S ROCK: THE UK’S LEADING RETRO FESTIVAL HEADLINERS FOR EXETER INCLUDE BILLY OCEAN, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, BELINDA CARLISLE, GO WEST, NIK KERSHAW, HOT CHOCOLATE, THOMAS DOLBY, THE REAL THING, SNAP, BETTY BOO, JOHNNY HATES JAZZ AND CHINA CRISIS A joyous annual celebration of all things pop and 80s, Let’s Rock is the UK’s leading retro Festival series. In a festival scene dominated by the same names and themes, Let’s Rock offers something different: gloriously unpretentious non-stop fun where iconic names from pop play hit after hit to a crowd of all ages. The fun starts at Let’s Rock The Moor in Berkshire on May 18 and runs through to Let’s Rock Essex on Sept 7, taking in twelve locations all over the UK, including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A combined audience of over 150,000 people will be entertained by many of the biggest stars of the era, including Billy Ocean, The Human League, Status Quo and Erasure’s Andy Bell, with different line-ups at all the festivals. Let’s Rock is a family-friendly festival; children can enjoy complimentary activities within the ‘Kids’ Kingdom’. For adults, there are multiple bars and a ‘Club Tropicana’ VIP area, plus of course the all-important posh loos.

WHAT THE LET’S ROCK AUDIENCE SAY… “I love the line-ups, so many artists I’d not normally be able to see all on the same bill. The atmosphere is always amazing, and I’ve made so many friendships through Let’s Rock.” Karla “Let’s Rock seem to constantly evolve and introduce new elements to keep the festival fresh, something I’ve not really seen at other festivals: not in a positive way anyhow.” Lorraine “I just love the whole thing! I usually go with my partner but last year I went with my daughter and we just laughed all day!” Glenys “It’s the first time we’ve been here and it’s fantastic actually. I like the fact that you can go in and out. If there’s a break, you can go and have a bite to eat or a drink and come back in whenever you want. You’re not penned in for 12 hours.” Kate “I think it gets better every year. This time there were hardly any queues, even though it was sold out. They’ve worked out the winning formula.” Karen


you are invited to

Oddicombe Beach music marquee , torquay, devon Saturday 8th June

FREE event • From 10am

20+ bands babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk babbacombeukulele.co.uk Usual Cliff Railway travel charges apply


Festival Guide 2019 For up to date information on these and many more festivals please visit www.whatsonsouthwest.com/festivals ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 13th – 16th June 2019 Newport, Isle of Wight isleofwightfestival.com

GOLDCOAST OCEANFEST 21st-23rd June 2019 Croyde Bay, North Devon www.goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk

OCCOMBE FESTIVAL 14th & 15th June 2019 Occombe Farm, Paignton www.occombefestival.co.uk

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL 26th-30th June 2019 Worthy Farm, Glastonbury www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk LET’S ROCK EXETER – THE RETRO FESTIVAL 29th June 2019 Powderham Castle, Exeter www.letsrockexeter.com


SUNDAY SESSIONS FEATURING NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, THE CHARLATANS, REVEREND & THE MAKERS PLUS MORE ACTS 30th June 2019 Powderham Castle, Exeter www.sundaysessions.net

OUTCIDER FESTIVAL 2nd-4th August 2019 Fernhill Farm, Somerset www.outciderfestival.co.uk LOVE SUMMER FESTIVAL 7th-11th August 2019 Newnham Park, Devon www.lovesummerfestival.com

GLAS-DENBURY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 5th-6th July 2019 Denbury, Near Newton Abbot www.glas-denbury.co.uk

BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL 16th-18th August 2019 Escot Park, Devon www.beautifuldays.org

LATITUDE FESTIVAL 18th-21st July 2019 Henham Park, Suffolk www.latitudefestival.com

WATCHET MUSIC FESTIVAL 23rd-25th August 2019 Watchet, Somerset www.watchetfestival.co.uk

CHAGSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL 19th-20th July 2019 Dartmoor, Devon www.chagstock.info

RIVER COTTAGE FESTIVAL 24th-25th August 2019 River Cottage, Axminster www.rivercottage.net/festival/2019

CAMP BESTIVAL 25th-28th July 2019 Lulworth Castle, Dorset www.campbestival.net

ABBFEST FOOD BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL 20th-22nd September 2019 Isaac’s Field, Fermoys Garden Centre, Ipplepen www.abbfest.org


CHAGSTOCK FESTIVAL 2019 “The Best Little Festival in The South West”

Fun Lovin’ Criminals have been invited back to headline the main stage on the Saturday night. They are, still, the world’s finest & only purveyors of cinematic hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll, blues-jazz, latino soul vibes. The planet’s “best-loved cousins from New York”, who, through the mid-late 90s, chronicled life in their native city while bending the global ear to the sonic possibilities of exuberant hip-hop gangster-rock merged with lounge music, funk, mariachi trumpets & ‘Bass-o-matic’ Barry White. While possibly smoking a cheroot, in a sweat-dripped Puerto Rican nightclub, somewhere on the Lower East Side. Like The Killers & Kings of Leon today, the UK loved them first, the most; whip-smart story-tellers in smarter Saville Row suits, who told vibrant, satirical, comically tall tales of living large in the neon metropolis via music, drugs, crime & existential ennui. With a penchant for a beautiful “lady”. Friday night’s main stage headline act will be, From The Jam! The Jam had amazing chart success with 18 singles & 7 albums to make the top 40 in the United Kingdom from their debut in 1977 to their break up in 1982. Fronted by the Jam’s legendary Bassist Bruce Foxton, From The Jam will bring their unique punk / mod sound to the main

stage on Friday, performing hits such as ‘That’s Entertainment’, ‘Going Underground’ & ‘Town Called Malice’ Supporting acts include Mad Dog Mcrea & Noble Jacks (both extremely popular choices in our recent survey!). This year we have made a special effort to address gender imbalance in music. With so much talent out there, addressing male orientated festival billings is in everyone’s interest. 13 out of 22 of our Main Stage and Marquee Stage acts feature female inclusive artists. In addition to this, we have even more female musicians on our live lounge line up. Taking place on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th July 2019, Chagstock will once again showcase the very finest music, food & entertainment from the Westcountry & beyond. Chagstock is one of the best value festivals to be found anywhere in the country. Chagstock is able to offer Glamping again for 2019 through Tee & Toast Glamping & their Bell Tents. Please keep an eye on our website www.chagstock.info or social media @Chagstock or #chagstockfestival, for the most up to date news & announcements”

Chagstock Festival is a Not For Profit Organisation, proud to support Devon Air Ambulance Trust

CHAGSTOCK FESTIVAL 2019 Tickets are selling fast! £89 (Adults), £59 (Under 18’s), Under 12’s are free (ticket is still required). A Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Under 18s is £249. Weekend Disabled + Carer ticket £119. Day tickets are £45 for Friday & £49 for Saturday (booking fees apply). All weekend tickets include 2 nights of camping and car parking. Campervans £18 (booking fees apply). Tickets are available from https://chagstock.gigantic.com/ chagstock-higher-fields-well-farm-whiddon-down-nr-chagford-2019-07-19-12-00


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23rd to 25th August 2019

Parsonage Farm, Watchet, West Somerset, TA23 0HS

Lightning seeds

Embrace Alabama 3 Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Reverend & Peter hook The Makers & The light

Hot Chocolate The Jive Aces The Dualers Hugh Cornwell 3 Daft monkeys The wurzels Tankus The Henge Palooka 5 Hobo Jones & the junkyard dogs Skimmity Hitchers Skata Tones

Nick Parker & The False Alarms Laid blak kissmet Dr Meaker Bar- steward sons of Val Doonican

Gaz Brookfield Filta

Tickets on sale now!

* * Plus many more * * More than just music... Stunning location, on site camping, campervan field, separate quiet family camping area, real ale & cider bar, free kids area, festival market food court & workshops

For ticket information & prices please visit

www.watchetfestival.co.uk


Celebrating 12 years... Watchet Live Music Festival is held over the August Bank holiday weekend Friday Sunday. It is West Somerset’s largest independent outdoor music event. The festival is organised and delivered by Watchet LIVE CIC. Now in its twelve year on the present site at Parsonage Farm it evolved from Watchet Carnival weekend which the organising group took on in 1997. Watchet Live Music Festival has grown at a steady pace becoming one of the main events in the town’s calendar. The 5000 capacity event is family friendly and the site has amazing views of the West Somerset coast and beyond. There’s also on-site camping, 3 stages, Silent Disco, Open Mic Tent, Something Else Tea Tent, Food Court, workshops, real ale and cider bar, Kids Corner, car parking and over 60 live acts... The festival bar is run by the festival with all real ales and ciders around £3.00-£3.50 per pint plus a range of chilled canned popular lagers and beers at sensible, lower than normal, event prices. The aim of Watchet LIVE CIC is to bring the festival experience into West Somerset with a line up of artists and street performers not normally found playing in the area. Watchet Festival supports numerous local charities: Elliott’s Touch, Stand Against Speed for Bethany and 1st Watchet Sea Scout Group to name a few - plus other local groups when in need. These include financing the local primary school to go on their year end day trip for all the children and teachers. Day and weekend tickets are available in Adult, Youth and Family options! This festival has sold out months ahead of the event date for the last five years.

For the full line up and tickets please visit

www.watchetfestival.co.uk


To sign up now, visit: rowcroftsleepwalk.org.uk Registered Charity No: 282723


SUMMER CAVE CINEMA Classic films and family favourites in the South West’s only pop-up underground cinema.

For details, age restrictions and showtimes visit the What’s On page online

WINE & CHEESE UNDERGROUND Take an evening tour of Britain’s most important prehistoric caves and enjoy English wines and local cheeses underground. A unique taste experience. Alcohol free options available

BREAKFAST LUNCH

AFTERNOON TEA

NO FORAGING REQUIRED at Kents Cavern

OPEN DAILY FROM 9AM

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exceptional coastal walks from Kents Cavern.

in the café, gardens and shop without visiting the caves.

MAMMOTH SAVINGS ONLINE WWW.KENTS-CAVERN.CO.UK Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2JF • 01803 215136


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THE JOHN AYRES UKULELE PROMS

Live music from a host of bands in our marquee on the beach SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

LAST TEAM STANDING Who will be victorious in this increasingly popular annual competition?

www.babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk www.oddicombebeach.co.uk


BABBACOMBE CLIFF RAILWAY CLIFF RAILWAY DAY: 11 MAY 2019 Ten years ago, in 2009, the community took over ownership of Babbacombe Cliff Railway. Over that time Babbacombe Cliff Railway has been lucky enough to have an amazing team of passionate, dedicated people who have all been committed to their role as custodians of this fabulous, historic piece of engineering and who have also been determined to ensure that the railway thrives and that its future is safe. Traveller numbers were around 90,000 in 2009. They were over 130,000 in 2018. Babbacombe Cliff Railway runs more than ever before. Open seven days a week virtually all year round, stopping only for a few weeks of maintenance at the beginning of each year. In the ten years of community ownership, there have been many changes, huge investment and a host of great events. The railway now boasts a Visitor Centre down on Oddicombe Beach which is free to look around. This fantastic facility has story boards charting the history of the railway, interesting exhibits and a film to watch. Manned entirely by volunteers the centre is open from Easter right through until winter. In 2017 brand new carriages were installed at a cost of over ÂŁ100,000. This kind of investment is vital if the railway is to continue to thrive for future generations.

The team at Babbacombe Cliff Railway has created a host of new events over the past decade with celebrations, live music, murder mysteries and all sorts of other fantastic, family goings-on for everyone to enjoy, most of them completely free to take part in. Particularly popular events planned for 2019 include The John Ayres Ukulele Proms on Saturday 8 June. This event was originally known as Babbacombe Ukulele Festival but was re-named in 2018 after its founder and then Chairman of Babbacombe Cliff Railway CIC, John Ayres, sadly passed away. John was a huge influence on the railway and largely responsible for so much of the work and investment that has been undertaken over the past ten years. Other events are the increasingly popular Last Team Standing on Saturday 14 September and, this year, Cliff Railway Day, on the 11th May, is being marked by offering free travel for everyone all day. That’s something to celebrate!

That community takeover was in the form of a Community Interest Company which has a Board of voluntary Directors who oversee the running of the railway and ensure that it is managed in such a way as to safeguard the future. There is a team of paid staff who run the railway on a day-to-day basis and a great bunch of volunteers.

www.babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk | www.oddicombebeach.co.uk


Is there room in your home and your heart?

Rehome with Confidence! Are you able to provide a loving home to a horse or pony? If so, please contact us. We have various rehoming schemes and horses and ponies of different sizes and abilities.

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Come rain or shine...

Indoor fun for all the family

• 10 pin bowling • Arcade games • Pool & snooker tables • Table tennis • Air hockey • Sports bar • Redemption machines • Archery • Hot food served

Open every day 9.30am – 10pm

01803 400170

www.tlh.co.uk/aztec-games TLH Victoria Hotel, Chestnut Ave, Torquay, TQ2 5JS We’re social, join us on

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Nature Trail, Country Walks & Seasonal Activities. Farm Cafe offering freshly-made delicious meals, snacks and drinks, using locally sourced produce.

www.countryside-trust.org.uk/occombe info@countryside-trust.org.uk 01803 520 022


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www.pennywellfarm.co.uk Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LT


Zoo & Wildlife Attractions Guide There are a huge variety of animal attractions in the South West to enjoy – from vast zoos and magical aquariums, to petting farms and educational wildlife centres.

Pennywell Farm Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0LT A Full Day of Family Fun at Pennywell Farm. Treat your family to a full day of family fun and animal action at Pennywell Farm. With a different activity, show or display every half hour, hundreds of friendly animals and four FREE rides, you won’t waste a single minute. Bottle feed baby animals, race ferrets, meet hedgehogs, explore ponds and enjoy fantastic entertainers every day during the Devon school holidays. You can even cuddle one of the world famous Pennywell Miniature piglets or groom and pamper our very sociable pint sized ponies. Pennywell Pig Racing is a must and we guarantee you won’t have experienced anything quite like it. There is plenty of indoor space to play and picnic and if it rains during your visit we will give you a FREE return ticket.

Tel: 01364 642023

www.pennywellfarm.co.uk

The Donkey Sanctuary Slade House Farm, Sidmouth EX10 0NU The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon is open 365 days a year. Our donkeys love to meet new people, so come and discover their unique characters and stories here in Sidmouth, Devon - completely free of charge. Explore our exciting new indoor attractions and find out just why donkeys matter through fun, interactive displays. Embark on a journey into the far reaching work of The Donkey Sanctuary and the vital lifeline donkeys provide for communities around the world in the new Exhibition Barn. Donkeys and mules are at the heart of everything we do; visit the Understanding Donkeys Zone to learn everything you need to know about these wonderful animals.

Tel: 01395 578222

www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Miniature Pony Centre Wormhill Farm, North Bovey, Devon, TQ13 8RG The miniature pony centre sits on the edge of wild and magical Dartmoor in Devon is a hidden gem of all things small, cute and cuddly. Can you imagine being able to go into a paddock and to be surrounded by miniature ponies and tiny foals? The joy of being able to stroke and cuddle them is something to remember forever. The Miniature Pony Centre is an animal lover’s idea of heaven located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park!

Tel: 01647 432400

www.miniatureponycentre.com


World of Country Life Sandy Bay, Westdown Lane, Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 5BY

World of Country Life is a family owned visitor attraction in Exmouth, Devon. With a busy programme of daily activities, a museum of farming, extensive vintage vehicle collection, acres of indoor and outdoor play areas, wide variety of animals to interact with and a fantastic on-site restaurant, a visit to World of Country Life is an excellent day out for the whole family, whatever the age, whatever the weather!

Tel: 01395 274533 www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk

Shaldon Wildlife Trust Ness Dr, Shaldon TQ14 0HP We are set in an acre of peaceful woodland gardens on the Ness headland, just above the beautiful fishing village of Shaldon. The Zoo offers a tranquil setting and benefits from ample council run parking on our doorstep. We look after, and help preserve, some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world. You can also have free re-entry on the same day, so after exploring our local area and having some lunch, you can come back and see the Margay and Civets’ feeding times!

Tel: 01626 872234 www.shaldonwildlifetrust.org.uk

Dartmoor Zoological Park Sparkwell, Plymouth PL7 5DG Join us for a fun packed, animal filled day, on the edge of one of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes. Hidden on the borders of Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor Zoo boasts a wonderful 33 acres of woodland, celebrating a wide range of exotic and native animals, including the biggest variety of Big Cats in the South West of England. From Tigers to Tortoises, you’re bound to find some of your favourites, and with our unique enclosure designs you’ll feel closer to these beautiful animals than ever before.

Tel: 01752 837645

www.dartmoorzoo.org.uk

National Marine Aquarium Plymouth PL4 0LF Discover an underwater world – starting in with local animals Plymouth Sound and journeying all the way to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia! You’ll start your visit with the largest native exhibition in the UK – exploring fish you’ve heard of and the many more mysterious animals that live on our doorstep. As you dive deeper into the Aquarium, our Eddystone Reef tank will blow your mind with the UK’s largest single-tank viewing panel (it’s like a fishy cinema screen). Our Atlantic Ocean tank – home to large nurse sharks, sand tiger sharks and our new lemon sharks – is the deepest in the UK, with 2.5million litres of water.

Tel: 0844 893 7938 www.national-aquarium.co.uk

For more information including opening times, what’s on & prices please visit www.whatsonsouthwest.com


Home to England’s highest waterfall, descending a staggering 220ft, Canonteign Falls is a breathtaking Devon attraction, and a wonderful day out for all the family. Canonteign Falls is a hidden gem and one of the most idyllic places to see and explore with children. Perfect for outdoor adventure, our children’s play area and children’s assault course will keep the little ones happy, and our lakeside café, snack bar and gift shop will ensure that your every need is catered for.

Directions In the Teign Valley off of the A3193, follow the brown tourist board signs. Canonteign Falls, Christow, Exeter, Devon EX6 7RH

t. 01647 252434 e. info@canonteignfalls.com


Situated within Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon’s Teign Valley, the waterfalls tumble down ancient rock formations to meet the lakes below, offering some of the most spectacular waterfall and ancient bluebell woodland scenery in Devon. A breathtaking sight, described by one visitor as “one of the most magical places on earth ”, wildlife thrives in the peace and tranquillity that makes the Falls a haven for both adults and children. Well-marked pathways take you on three scenic walks, suitable for varying ages and abilities. Our Victorian fern garden at the top of the Falls is a magical hidden treasure of Victorian landscaping. We have seven interconnecting lakes. The main Lily Lake has a central island with beautiful purple flowering rhododendrons and provides safe cover for the many Mallard ducks and Canada geese. Clearing of trees has been undertaken at the Falls end of the lake and visitors can now enjoy much enhanced views whilst walking around it. The six lower lakes are linked up with grassy walks and bridges. Planting combinations of fox dogwood, acers, gunnera and pampas grass provide year round texture and colour. Taking the path leading to the wetlands and lower lakes is one of the most fascinating nature walks in Devon, giving you the opportunity to spot kingfishers, bats, butterflies, wildfowl, and dragonflies. The Canonteign bees have an idyllic corner in the old orchard where they busy away making delicious honey. Honey harvesting is done on site and our fresh honey is on the shop shelves usually within 48 hours of collection from the hives. The Pirate Ship climbing structure within the large play area offers rock hold walls, a fireman`s pole and pull up ramps or children can go below deck and create a den. So gather up your treasure chests “me hearties” and let’s set sail! You can even add to the fun with pirate hats and other related items available from our shop. Café Our café offers locally sourced, freshly made selection of delicious salads, open sandwiches, homemade soups and much more. We have a daily specials board with a large variety of additional fayre that always includes a vegan, vegetarian and gluten free option. And why not enjoy a delicious latte or cappuccino made with freshly ground Italian coffee and a slice of one of our delicious homemade cakes or perhaps a traditional Devon Cream Tea after your walk? The Gift Shop at Canonteign is situated in the original farm buildings of Canonteign Estate in what was most likely the milking parlour. This season we have a whole new range of stock showcasing unusual and imaginative gifts for all the family, many of which are made locally. These include some stunning new pottery, turned wooden gifts, ornaments, jewellery, pretty scarves and colourful bags, wooden and educational toys, gardening gifts, soaps, ornaments and our new men’s range! Our branded merchandise includes Canonteign Falls tea towels, bags, mugs and prints. We also sell Becky Bettesworth prints, and a range of chocolates, fudges, jams and chutneys from all over the West Country: delicious!

www.canonteignfalls.co.uk


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Summer’s coming and time for a zoom on the flumes! Brilliantly combining 8 fantastic flume rides and some of the English Riviera’s most spectacular views; there’s something for everyone at Splashdown Quaywest, the UK’s largest outdoor waterpark. Tackle the twisting and tumbling mat, ring and body rides that’ll have you hanging onto the edge of your tyre! But dare you experience the heart-stopping plummet that is Devil’s Drop? 65ft of sheer excitement on one of the highest, fastest flumes in England! Will you be a flume legend this summer? For those looking to relax, then a dip in the swimming pool and a laze on the sun-beds may be more to your liking whilst the little ones can explore Submarine Splash and Tiddler’s Fun Pool – for a good old splash about. All that flumin’ fun certainly builds up an appetite – you’ll not go hungry here. Enjoy an ice-cold milkshake; a snack from the

food shacks or head to our terrace café, The View, to indulge in a delicious Marshfield ice-cream sundae or treat yourself to a tasty burger and fries. With the beauty of Goodrington Sands just a stone’s throw from the door, whether you’re just stopping by or staying all-day, there’s a load of fun to be had down Goodrington way. Play the 2p slots in Gold Coast Amusements or grab a bucket and spade from the Sunrise Store, the beach is perfect for sandcastles and rock pools abound as the tide falls. You can even arrive by steam railway or take out a paddleboard or kayak; all right there for a day packed full of fun. So come on, take the plunge, with near Mediterranean water temperatures and free wetsuit hire for chilly days what are you waiting for? Call 01803 555550 for our full opening schedule or visit our website www.splashdownwaterparks.co.uk to book your ticket online.


UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Luigi & his Friendly Team welcome you all to Peaky Blinders where you will find: Freshly Home Cooked Food Regular Live Entertainment Charity Fundraising Events Sunday Quiz Night 8pm Private Hire Available

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NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Take a step back in time and enjoy Paigntons’ most charismatic bar: Recently Refurbished Cocktails & Lounge Area Wines, Beers & Spirits Monthly Craft Ale Hot Drinks available Regular Specials Board Family Atmosphere Pre show meals and drinks available before shows @ The Palace Theatre Free WIFI available!

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Harbourside, Torquay

Vikki and Chris Welcome You To the friendly and warm atmosphere of the Cinnabar, offering: Fantastic Bar Food & Snacks Available Daily with Balcony View Drinks, Real Ales and Cocktails

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01803 411778 www.cinnabartorquay.co.uk Cinnabar, 18-19 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BE


Harbourside, Torquay

International Bands Playing Live Regularly DJ until 3am every Friday & Saturday Live Music Venue Spectacular Harbourside Views Private Room Hire

We look forward to seeing you soon! Full Summer Entertainment Programme - check our website for details

01803 411778 www.cinnabartorquay.co.uk Cinnabar, 18-19 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BE


The Manor Inn Galmpton TORBAY’S ONLY INDEPENDENT VILLAGE PUB Established 1869

Friendly Village Pub Good Food

Tuesdays PIE or CURRY + A PINT £10.50

Thursdays

Well Kept Ales Open Fire

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Henry’s is a traditional pub based in the heart of the English Riviera. We are a family orientated, dog friendly, pub that serves a variety of quality real ales. We’re in The Good Beer Guide 2019. We offer delicious cooked food daily from 12 to 9pm and are famous for our Sunday roast. Situated in the heart of Paignton we are close to all the local amenities and all visitors can be assured of a warm welcome by our friendly team. We have an excellent reputation for serving quality, traditional pub classics as well as out changing specials board.

Opening times

Sun-Mon: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am-Midnight

Food served 12-pm daily

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THE VENUE FOR EVERY OCCASION

HAMILTONS, 63 BABBACOMBE DOWNS ROAD, TORQUAY, TQ1 3LP 01803 316300 | www.hamiltonsclub.com


Great Food Served All Day Relaxing lounge area Panoramic view of the bay Extensive outside seating Multi award-winning garden Entertainment throughout the year


Coffee Shop & Bistro Berry Head Road, Brixham (01803) 856738 www.breakwaterbistro.co.uk

You will be warmly welcomed at the Breakwater Bistro… With panoramic views across Brixham harbour and the whole of Torbay, we offer excellent fresh local food and quality wines in relaxed, friendly surroundings. Café culture by day and an intimate restaurant by night with well presented steaks, local meats and fresh Brixham seafood on a straightforward, traditional English menu along with arguably the best views in Devon. On hot sunny days make the very most of our outside seating upstairs and down for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a drink! Whether you are looking to enjoy a freshly grilled breakfast, relax with a coffee or perhaps a quick bowl of soup or want to enjoy the company of friends and family for a long leisurely meal and a glass or two of wine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Brixham’s Breakwater Bistro is the perfect place for you. We also cater for vegetarians, kids and we welcome well behaved dogs.

The Breakwater… not aiming to be the world’s best restaurant… just yours! OPENING HOURS: Summer season everyday from 9am-9.30pm (last orders) Winter season from 10am-4pm plus Friday and Saturday evenings Families welcome and fully wheel-chair accessible.


THE QUEENS ARMS ­­­­Station Hill, Brixham, TQ5 8BW TEL: 01803 852074 South Devon Camra Pub of the Year 2014 & 2016! The most accredited pub and only Pub in Brixham to be consistently featured in The Good Beer Guide. We’re in it!

DON’T MISS our Monthly Open Mic Night with Chris Thomas last Sunday of the Month!

Live Weekly Entertainment! LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

Brixham’s No. 1 Traditional Real Ale pub featuring 6 Traditional Real Ales, Traditional Ciders, the best in Live Music, Traditional Values, Fantastic Beer & Good Prices.

Euchre Night - Beginners Welcome

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Open Mic Night from 8.30pm. Show off your talent!

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

The Queen’s Arms Meat Draw

EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT Live Music

1st SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Quiz Night

LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Open Mic Night

For a full list of our entertainment please visit www.whatsonsouthwest.com Find us on Facebook The Queens Arms Sunday dinner is served between 12 & 3pm weekly. A choice of meats and a fine selection of fresh seasonal vegetables. £7.95 each or 2 for £14.00 Call 01803 852074 to book and avoid disappointment.

Monday Madness 1st Monday of the Month The Chilli Club + 2nd Monday of the Month Bangers & Mash + 3rd Monday of the Month Cottage Pie + 4th Monday of the Month Lasagne & Salad + £6.95 including a drink

For updates & more info www.thequeensarmsbrixham.co.uk


Live Music & Dancing Every Night Open till late 7 days per week!

Delicious Food Served All Day Great Sunday Carvery Home Cooked Specials Extensive Menu Real Ales Pool Table 4Bars Wide Screen TVs Large Heated Beer Garden

Kids’ Play Area

Seafront Paignton, Open: �ll late, Tel: 01803 555000

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Good Food, Great Service & Friendly Atmosphere A family run traditional pub that serves great food from breakfast through to lunch. Located in Newton Abbot town centre with St Leonard’s Clocktower just around the corner.

• Live Music • Beer & Ales • Great Food • Karaoke

Upcoming Music MAY 4th Karina and the Slaves 11th The Avengers 18th Silver Bullet 25th Bail Jumpers JUNE 1st The Buzz 8th Rox 13th Live Music 22nd Live Music 29th Usual Suspects JULY 6th Skool Daze 13th Sax Machine 20th Shovelhead 27th Dockneys

AUGUST 3rd The Avengers 10th Usual Suspects 17th Switch Blade Billy 24th The Buzz 31st Silver Bullet SEPTEMBER 7th Juke Box Fury 14th Rox 21st Shovelhead 28th Ben and Sys Stomping Blues

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WE HAND MAKE & STONE BAKE FRESH PIZZAS Order by Phone or have a drink at the Bar TAKEAWAY 12� PIZZAS - Free Home Delivery - Subject to Order & Distance Fresh Home Cooked Food to Order Come see us for breakfast, lunch and dinner Also Serving Teas and Coffee with a selection of small cakes, Cream Teas and Champagne Cream Teas

Situated on Brixham harbour side with a real laid back vibe

TEL: 01803 852937

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Every Sunday Carvery Lunch £9.99

Historic Manor House Perfect Wedding Venue

Wednesday Evening Steak Night: Two Main Courses and a bottle of wine from just £25 Wednesday Evening Diddy’s Quiz at 9pm!

Hotel Bar Restaurant Coffee Lounge Magnificent baronial interiors Top quality dining at superb value

Churston Manor is the English Rivieras Premier Wedding Venue

Delicious ales, ciders, wines & spirits Inglenook log fires Family friendly Dogs welcome

May 18th Wedding Show Case

01803 842186 enquiries@churstonmanor.co.uk | www.churstonmanor.co.uk Churston Manor Hotel Restaurant & Bar, Church Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham, TQ5 0JE


Falkland Road, Torquay, TQ2 5JJ

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Bijou Theatre Productions presents Agatha Christies Black Coffee Bijou Theatre Productions are delighted to be able to present Black Coffee for their 2019 Summer Season at the Palace Theatre Paignton. Lucia and Richard Amory Dr Carelli and Barbara are having coffee after dinner. Sir Claude Amory, a famous scientist, announces that a new secret explosive formula has been stolen from his safe and that he has sent for Hercule Poirot. To enable

the thief to return the formula he has ordered all the lights to be switched off. If the formula is returned no further action will be taken. The lights are switched on as Poiot arrives - he finds Sir Claude dead and no sign of the formula. What follows is classic Christie with twists and turns of plot, another attempted murder and Poirot’s little grey cells stretched to their limit. A great night out for all thriller lovers!

EVERY Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in JUNE AND JULY - 7.30pm until 10pm. Tickets £13 with concessions available. Telephone: 01803 665800 Visit: www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/shows/agatha-christies-black-coffee

Agatha Christies Riviera Each September, the English Riviera transforms itself into the murder mystery capital of the country, with ladies and gents in their period finery immersing themselves in tea parties, theatre, dinners on steam trains and vintage bus tours. Why? For the annual award winning Agatha Christie Festival in honour of the Queen of Crime, who was born in Torquay on 15th September 1890. Since the early 20th century, Agatha Christie has been thrilling readers and TV audiences with her gripping stories of crime and mystery. The statistics behind her life are impressive enough. In her 85 years she wrote more than 80 books, many of them bestsellers. Altogether selling an estimated two billion copies worldwide and making her the best-selling fiction author of all time. Her global appeal is testified to by the fact that her stories have been translated into more than 45 languages. From the intricately plotted storylines and wonderfully created

settings of a bygone England, to her two colourful detective characters – Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot - Christie’s work has captured the imaginations of subsequent generations, and continues to be frequently adapted for TV and film. But the true story of Agatha Christie’s life is every bit as intriguing and fascinating as her books, and nowhere can you get closer to her legacy than on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay. Christie was born in the Riviera town of Torquay, and spent many of the most important chapters of her life here, as well as using real places in the area as settings for her murder mysteries. From the Agatha Christie Mile to the Agatha Christie Festival and visits to her beloved estate at Greenway, the English Riviera is the place to discover the real Christie.

For more information please visit: www.iacf-uk.org/festival


Theatre Guide BABBACOMBE THEATRE TORQUAY 01803 328385 www.babbacombe-theatre.com MAY Tues & Weds - Starburst 8.15pm Thurs - I ª Music 8.15pm JUNE Tues & Weds - Starburst 8.15pm Thurs - I ª Music 8.15pm 8th - Gary Delaney: Gangster’s Paradise 7.30pm 21st - Gimme Abba 20th Anniversary Tour 7.30pm JULY Tues & Weds - Starburst 8.15pm Thurs - I ª Music 8.15pm 5th - On Tour with Elvis 7.30pm 6th - James Acaster – Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 7.30pm 12th - The Darkside of Pink Floyd 7.30pm 19th - Jimmy Tarbuck OBE Shares 50 Years of Memories 7.30pm 20th - Barbershop to Broadway 7.30pm 27th - Neil Diamond – The Experience 7.30pm

AUGUST Tues & Weds - Starburst 8.15pm Thurs - I ª Music 8.15pm 2nd - Jethro 7.30pm 10th - The George Michael Story 7.30pm 16th - The Tina Turner Experience 7.30pm 21st - Starburst Matinee: 2.30pm 23rd - The Bon Jovi Experience 7.30pm 24th - The Opera Boys 7.30pm 31st - One Night in Dublin 7.30pm SEPTEMBER Tues & Weds - Starburst 8.15pm Thurs - I ª Music 8.15pm 12th - I ª Music Matinee 2.30pm 13th - Tommy The Album Live! 7.30pm 20th - Afterglow Genesis Tribute Band 7.30pm OCTOBER Tues & Weds till 23rd - Starburst 8.15pm 3rd - I ª Music 8.15pm

For all shows and concerts from the following theatres please visit our online


PALACE THEATRE, PAIGNTON 01803 665800 or 01803 522522 MAY 3rd - Women in Rock 4th - An Evening with Aggers 5th - Sound of the Sixties with the Zoots 10th - Torbay & South West Music Festival – Choirs Evening 17th - Talinka 18th - Broadway & Beyond 25th - Viva Neil Diamond 26th - Treasure Island 31st - Jive Talkin’ Perform the Bee Gees JUNE Tues, Weds & Thurs - Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee 7th - An Evening with Len Goodman – It’s A 10 from Len 21st - Hardeep Singh Kohli: Edinburgh Preview 23rd - Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour JULY Tues, Weds & Thurs - Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee 6th - The Swinging Sixties Show 8th - The Merry Wives of Windsor 13th - The Bootleg Shadows 20th - The Carole King Song Book AUGUST 3rd-4th - Alice in Wonderland 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th - Dick Whittington 9th - The Beach Boys Tribute Show 17th - Soul Kinda Wonderful 23rd - Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of The Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

SEPTEMBER 1st-3rd - Beyond Therapy OCTOBER 18th - Odette 26th - Rock & Roll Revolution featuring The Bluejays

THE LITTLE THEATRE TORQUAY 01803 299330

The Little Theatre

MAY 13th-18th - Daisy Pulls It Off JUNE 10th-15th - The Browning Version & Red Peppers (double bill) JULY 9th-13th - The Sorcerer 20th - The New Jersey Boys OCTOBER 25th&26th - Take a Chance On Us – Fantastic Abba Tribute

theatre guide at: www.whatsonsouthwest.com/theatre


THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH 01752 267222 MAY 2nd-4th - Shen Yun 6th-11th - Annie 14th-19th - Cirque Berserk! 21st-25th - The Verdict 26th - That’ll Be The Day JUNE 4th-8th - Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet 11th-6th July - Les Miserables JULY 8th-20th - Kinky Boots 23rd-3rd Aug - Calendar Girls the Musical AUGUST 6th-17th - Motown The Musical 21st-31st - The Bodyguard

SEPTEMBER 2nd-7th - Buddy 30th Anniversary Tour 9th-14th - On Your Feet! 16th-21st - The Entertainer 30th-5th Oct - The Girl on the Train OCTOBER 7th-12th - The Rocky Horror Show 14th&15th - Rambert 17th - WNO: The Cunning Little Vixen 18th - WNO: Rigoletto 19th - WNO: Carmen 23rd-25th - Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Giselle 25th - Birmingham Royal Ballet’s First Steps – Peter & The Wolf 26th - Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Class on Stage – Autumn 2019 26th - Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Peter & The Wolf

For all shows and concerts from the following theatres please visit our online


NORTHCOTT THEATRE EXETER 01392 493493 MAY 1st-5th - The Three Musketeers – A Comedy Adventure 6th-11th - Mousetrap 13th-14th - The Isle of Brimsker 15th - And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You 16th-18th - Rotterdam 21st&24th - Macbeth 22nd&25th - Idomeneo 23rd - Elizabeth I 28th-29th - Aliens Love Underpants 30th - Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael 31st - Morgan & West’s Magic Show for Kids

22nd - Only Fools & Boycie 24th - An Evening with Alice Roberts: Digging into Britains Past 30th-5th Oct - Little Miss Sunshine OCTOBER 12th - Fisherman’s Friends 13th - The Ballrooms Boys 26th - Soul Legends

JUNE 1st - Exeter Philharmonic Choir 3rd-8th - Amelie the Musical 12th - Tangomotion 14th - David Starkey: A Monarchy of Misfits? 15th - Frankie’s Guys – A Celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 18th-22nd - Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) 24th -29th - Educating Rita JULY 1st - Ian McKellen on Stage 5th-7th - We’re Going on A Bear Hunt 5th - Pamela’s Palace SEPTEMBER 12th - The Ronnie Scott’s Story: 60th Anniversary Concert

theatre guide at: www.whatsonsouthwest.com/theatre


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THURSDAYS 2nd May - 3rd October 8.15pm Matinee: Thurs 12th Sept 2.30pm Tickets: Adults £19 Seniors £18 Children £11 1 CHILD FREE WITH PAYING ADULT

Tickets: Adults £22 Seniors £20 Children £11

GIMME ABBA Fri 21st June 7.30pm

GARY DELANEY GANGSTERS PARADISE Sat 8th June 7.30pm Tickets £17

Tickets £20/£18/£17

THE DARKSIDE OF PINK FLOYD Fri 12th July 7.30pm Tickets £18/£16

ON TOUR WITH ELVIS Starring Michael King Fri 5th July 7.30pm Tickets £20

NEIL DIAMOND THE EXPERIENCE Sat 27th July 7.30pm Tickets £23.50

JIMMY TARBUCK OBE Shares 50 Years of Memories Fri 19th July 7.30pm Tickets £23

THE GEORGE MICHAEL STORY Sat 10th Aug 7.30pm Tickets £22

JETHRO THE COUNT OF CORNWALL Fri 2nd Aug 7.30pm Tickets £20

THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE Fri 23rd Aug 7.30pm Tickets £21/£20

THE TINA TURNER EXPERIENCE Fri 16th Aug 7.30pm Tickets £20/£18/£16

NIGHTS ON BROADWAY The Bee Gees Story Sat 31st Aug 7.30pm Tickets £20/£19

THE OPERA BOYS Sat 24th Aug 7.30pm Tickets £20/£19

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Professional Eyecare in Torquay

We offer an extensive range of eye care products and services including: NHS and private eye examinations for all ages l Specialist children’s eye testing l Contact lens fitting and aftercare l A wide range of eyewear – from basic to designer frames, including frames available under the NHS voucher scheme l Specialist spectacle lenses for sport, swimming, or simply for everyday use l Corporate eye care (including DSE regulation testing) - whether arranged privately or through one of the national corporate eye care schemes l We are Varilux consultant optometrists and offer both budget and high-end Varifocal lenses, which are tailored to your individual needs. l We offer hearing tests, hearing aids and batteries – call for details! l

Special Offers 50% your second pair of lenses (T&C’s: Offer applies to reflection-free lenses when a second pair of glasses is made to the same prescription) We pay for your parking with any pair of glasses (T&C’s: 2 hours parking up to a monetary value of £2.50 in St. Marychurch car parks)

Both offers expire 31/10/19

01803 329905 or info@smceyecentre.co.uk 24 Fore Street, St. Marychurch, Devon, TQ1 4LY


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• Sunday & Bank Holidays 10am to 4pm • Secure undercover parking for over 400 cars • Lifts to all Floors • Disabled Access • CCTV in operation

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CLUTCH MASTER AUTOMASTER LONGCOMBE CROSS, TOTNES

Clutch Master are your local friendly Garage specialising in Clutch fitting, maintenance and Clutch repairs. We offer competitive prices on all clutches by passing our suppliers discount on to you, along with our expert technical knowledge of dealing with all types of cars including modern complex clutch systems. We offer free collection/delivery of your car and a courtesy car (if available). As the South West’s Premiere Clutch Specialist, we are number one for Clutch Repairs and Replacements for all makes and models. We cover from Exeter to Plymouth & all the areas

surrounding & in between. Exeter, Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Totnes, Plymouth. We can spread the payments for that unexpected repair bill. Spread your payment at 0% over 3 months. MOTORBIKE TYRES IN STOCK - ALL MAKES fitted and balanced. For all your Motorcycle repairs and MOTs visit: www.bikemasters.co.uk Please contact us today for a quotation www.clutchmaster.biz

01803 862152 ClutchMaster @ Automaster, Longcombe Cross, Totnes, TQ9 6PL


Regional Safe Beach Guide 2019 Here is a guide to some of the nicest beaches in and around the English Riviera. At What’s On not only is your enjoyment our goal but also to be safe with everything we have to offer - Remember to always keep your children in sight and make sure they wear a life jacket - please see some more safety tips below. ANSTEY’S COVE Anstey’s Cove sits between Torquay and Babbacombe. This quiet, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, small shingle beach nestles between high cliffs and a thickly wooded hillside. This is great place to come if you want to escape the crowds.

BABBACOMBE BEACH Babbacombe is a delightful small shingle beach set beneath the cliffs at Babbacombe Downs. An interesting place to explore with rock pools, cliffs and walks.

BANTHAM BEACH Looking out onto the shallow Bigbury Bay and the iconic Burgh Island, this popular family and surfing beach is deep in the South Hams with easy access to a number of walks towards Thurlestone or South Milton Sands. When the tide is out the beach is enormous and the pooch will be more than happy to roam around the area for hours while you soak up the seemingly never-ending panoramic views. BEER BEACH At the end of the picturesque fishing village of the same name is this pebbled beach surrounded by beautiful boats and limestone cliffs. As the cliffs give you natural protection from the wind, you can be sure of a microclimate warmer than many of the other exposed beaches in the county. BLACKPOOL SANDS Although the name may be slightly misleading – the beach is actually made up of shingle – the claim that it’s ‘South Devon’s most picturesque beach’ certainly holds water. Located just 15 minutes outside of Dartmouth, surrounding woodland runs right down to the edge of the beach, creating a combination of countryside and coast that few other beaches in the county can boast. There


are sand pits, a bathing raft and water sports equipment to hire so you can fully enjoy your day on the beautifully clear seas.

BREAKWATER BEACH Breakwater is a small shingle beach next to the picturesque Brixham Harbour and the long breakwater. With its calm warm waters it is a favourite for scuba diving. There are fish, seahorses, seagrass and interesting underwater landscapes to be seen. BROADSANDS BEACH Broadsands is a beautiful long sandy beach in an idyllic rural setting. It’s gently sloping gradient makes it a popular choice for families with children or those wishing to distance themselves from amusement arcades. At low tide interesting rock pools are exposed at the southern end of the beach and there is a large area of parkland directly behind the beach, the perfect spot for a game of football or cricket. CHURSTON COVE The secluded little cove of Churston is an idyllic spot surrounded by cliffs and wooded hillsides. The beach is peaceful and incredibly beautiful and consists of shingle and sand. There is a steep path leading down to the beach which passes through mature woodland and opens out to reveal a small cove with spectacular scenery.

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DAWLISH WARREN Dawlish Warren Beach is one of South Devon’s top family beaches. A long sandy beach, distinctive sand dunes, an internationally recognised nature reserve and clean safe bathing waters.

which is an area of established park land.

ELBERRY COVE Elberry Cove is a pretty shingle beach with beautiful clear water which can only be reached by foot along the South West Coast Path from Broadsands or Brixham. This is a beautiful sheltered beach surrounded by wooded hillsides in an idyllic rural setting. EXMOUTH BEACH Sitting at the mouth of the River Exe, Exmouth is a traditional seaside town just half an hour drive away from Exeter. Often described as the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, its beach is also classically British with a promenade situated just behind the golden sands. As it’s such a large beach it won’t typically feels crowded and there is always ample room to do whatever familyoriented activity you like whether that’s a game of beach cricket, flying a kite, or taking the dog for a walk. GOODRINGTON SANDS This mainly sandy beach with clean, calm waters represents an unusual combination of attractive scenery, the Quaywest Water Park and Goodrington and Youngs Park,

HOLLICOMBE BEACH Set below high sandstone cliffs this sheltered beach is a real suntrap. At low tide interesting rock pools are exposed at both ends of this fine red sand beach. This delightful little bay provides the perfect setting to get away from the hustle and bustle of Torquay. The lovely Hollicombe Park is just above the beach. MEADFOOT BEACH Meadfoot is a shingle beach nestled below an array of spectacular cliffs which provides a perfect setting for those who prefer a quieter environment in which to relax. From the beach you can see Thatcher Rock and Brixham on the opposite side of the Bay. ODDICOMBE BEACH Nestled at the bottom of red sandstone cliffs Oddicombe beach is a sheltered haven for those looking for a relaxing day out. This attractive stretch of shingle beach is perfect for simply hiring a deck chair, lying back and enjoying the spectacular views. PAIGNTON SANDS This long stretch of red sandy beach is situated either side of Paignton Pier. It is backed by an area of parkland which is used for various activities, the Geoplay Park


and events during the summer season, and is capable of accommodating large numbers of people. PRESTON SANDS Preston is red sand beach just a short walk from Paignton Sands and is very popular with families. Behind the beach is Preston Green which runs the length of the beach and is a safe area for the children to have fun or play a game of football or cricket. SHOALSTONE BEACH Shoalstone is a small shingle and rocky beach just along the coast from Brixham Harbour and breakwater. It is adjacent to Shoalstone Pool, which is Brixham’s outdoor seawater swimming pool and is one of only a few left in the country. At low tide rock pools are exposed which are great to explore and nearby is Berry Head National Nature Reserve.

of 749 American servicemen. To honour those who lost their lives, a Sherman tank recovered from Start Bay stands at the edge of Torcross car park. TEIGNMOUTH A long, family friendly beach overlooked by the impressive Victorian pier, with large children’s play area, skate park and crazy golf nearby TORRE ABBEY SANDS Torre Abbey Sands is an excellent long sandy beach west of Torquay harbour and is located along the seafront in Torquay. This is the main beach for Torquay and is popular with holidaymakers from the surrounding hotels, day visitors and locals. The sandy beach is great for making sandcastles and rests between rock headlands which provide a safe sheltered area. WOOLACOMBE BEACH An epic 3-mile swathe of glistening sand that runs into the equally as famous Putsborough Beach, Woolacombe is a longtime favourite with families and young people. Lined with colourfully painted beach huts, surf hire huts, a bouncy castle, and a huge boat-swing, Woolacombe has something to keep everyone happy.

SLAPTON SANDS With Slapton Sands on one side and the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve on the other, the A379 is likely one of the most unusual and picturesque roads you’ll drive down in Devon. Looking out on to Start Bay, this fine shingle beach was the scene of disaster in 1944 as friendly-fire during D-Day preparations led to the deaths

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The Fashion Museum, Bath, Somerset The Museum of Costume was opened in the Assembly Rooms on 23 May 1963. It was founded by Doris Langley Moore, a designer, collector, writer and scholar, who gave her famous private collection of costume to the city of Bath. Tel: 01225 477789 Visit: www.fashionmuseum.co.uk

Bovington Tank Museum, Dorset An essential stop for boys large and small, with an exhibition of the 35 most significant tanks, live rolling tanks, stationary ones to climb in and out of, perfect reconstructions of First World War trenches to explore. Tel: 01929 405096 Visit: www.tankmuseum.org

RAMM, Exeter, Devon Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is a museum and art gallery in Exeter, Devon, the largest in the city. It holds significant and diverse collections in areas such as zoology, anthropology, fine art, local and overseas archaeology, and geology. Tel: 01392 265858 Visit: www.rammuseum.org.uk

Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle, Cornwall The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, formerly known as the Museum of Witchcraft, is a museum dedicated to European witchcraft and magic located in the village of Boscastle in Cornwall. Tel: 01840 250111 Visit: www.museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk

The Roman Baths, Bath, Somerset The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water. Tel: 01225 477785 Visit: www.romanbaths.co.uk


Regional Art & Culture Guide

The Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset The Fleet Air Arm Museum is devoted to the history of British naval aviation. It has an extensive collection of military and civilian aircraft, aero engines, models of aircraft and Royal Navy ships, and paintings and drawings related to naval aviation. Tel: 01935 840565 Visit: www.fleetairarm.com

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, Cornwall The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea, and Cornwall. We also bring rare objects from around the world to Cornwall to tell local, national and international stories. Tel: 01326 313388 Visit: www.nmmc.co.uk

Winchester Science Centre, Winchester, Hants An exciting family destination, Winchester Science Centre is the South of England’s interactive science and technology centre with the largest standalone planetarium in the UK. Open 7 days a week, we provide exciting, hands-on science experiences to spark curiosity. Tel: 01962 863791 Visit: www.winchestersciencecentre.org

Lyme Regis Museum, Dorset The museum is situated in the heart of Lyme Regis, with stunning views of Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coast. Displays showcase the amazing life story of Mary Anning and our world class fossil collection, as well as featuring the town’s colourful history. Tel: 01297 443370 Visit: www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

SS Great Britain, Bristol, Somerset There is so much to see here at Brunel’s SS Great Britain in Bristol. Be sure to head beneath the glass sea, walk the SS Great Britain’s history in the Dockyard Museum and step onto the ship itself. Alive with sights, sounds and even smells, prepare to set sail! Tel: 0117 926 0680 Visit: www.ssgreatbritain.org


Regional Plymouth Pavilions Tel: 0845 146 1460 www.plymouthpavilions.com

Live Music

MAY 3rd Fastlove 4th The Band of HM Royal Marines 9th Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 18th Michael Ball JUNE 6th MTV presents… The Amazons, Pale Waves & Yungblud 8th Club MTV – Disciples, Kurupt FM & R3wire & Varski 14th One Night of Queen 21st Pavilions Introduces: The Native + Milo Gore 22nd Sing-a-long-a The Greatest Showman SEPTEMBER 14th Pixies 29th Aled Jones & Russell Watson OCTOBER 2nd Will Young 5th Michael Starring Ben – The Magic of Michael Jackson 25th Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror 2019

The Flavel, Dartmouth Tel: 01803 839530 www.theflavel.org.uk MAY 25th Jazz Club – John Horler Plays Bill Evans JUNE 1st Edgelarks – Folk at the Flavel 21st Poster Johnston Piano Trio – International Classical Series 22nd Voodoo Room – A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream 28th Keith James performs the Songs of Nick Drake JULY 6th The Dave Hankin Big Band – In Full Swing 12th Friday Recital Series – Alex & Jack Highley 13th Darren Page & Sue Lowry – The Voice of Roy Orbison 19th Friday Recital Series – Katie Roberts & Alex Wilson SEPTEMBER 12th Martin Simpson – Folk at the Flavel


24th Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts 27th Acid Mothers Temple 28th Femi & the Inrhythms

Phoenix, Exeter Tel: 01392 667080 www.exeterphoenix.org.uk MAY 3rd Emerging Band Showcase 5th Soundlaunch 6th Kris Drever 9th Sharon Shannon & Band with Special Guest Seckou Keita 11th Exeter Pride 12th Yes We Mystic 13th Jim Moray Trio 14th No Culture 15th Red Pendulum Jazz 15th Elephant Sessions 17th Craig Charles 18th Dr Feelgood + The Stoned Crows 26th Ba Ba Boom 26th Easy Star All-Stars JUNE 2nd Cedric Burnside + Todd Albright 5th Bridge Jazz Club 7th The Wedding Present 8th Guadalupe Plata 13th Gaz Coombes 16th Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets 19th An Evening with Alan McGee 22nd Ben Walker

JULY 1st Joan As Police Woman 12th Los De Abajo 13th Well Raver 21st Mushroomhead 27th Hot 8 Brass Band AUGUST 2nd Kiefer Sutherland 3rd Leather & Lace 9th Smoove & Turrell 23rd Oasish 30th The Embezzlers SEPTEMBER 13th Afro Celt Sound System OCTOBER 3rd Walter Trout + Dan Patlansky 10th Martin Harley + Support TBA 16th Ibibio Sound Machine 17th Kris Barras Band 18th Al Stewart 23rd Jonny & The Baptists Love Exeter & Hate Bastards 24th The Eskies 27th Wishbone Ash + Groundhogs

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Coffee Shop & Bistro Berry Head Road, Brixham (01803) 856738 www.breakwaterbistro.co.uk

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BrixFest Live - Party on the Beach With panoramic views across Brixham harbour and the whole of Torbay, we offer excellent fresh local food and quality wines in relaxed, friendly surroundings.

Café culture by day and an intimate restaurant by night with well presented steaks, local meats and fresh Brixham seafood on a straightforward, traditional English menu along with arguably the best views in Devon.

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On hot sunny days make the very most of our outside seating upstairs and down for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a drink!

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Whether you are looking to enjoy a freshly grilled breakfast, relax with a coffee or perhaps a quick bowl of soup or want to enjoy the company of friends and family for a long leisurely meal and a glass or two of wine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Brixham’s Breakwater Bistro is the perfect place for you.

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The Rugglestone The Rugglestone is a traditional Dartmoor pub, complete with wooden beams, an oversized hearth with a roaring fire which burns year-round and a long history of coachmen and their antics. The food here is hearty and delicious – just what the doctor ordered after a long day in the great outdoors – and the beer garden is a pretty wisteria-clad backdrop, perfect for afternoon beers. Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon. Tel: 01364 621327.

Cromwell Arms This award-winning pub which sits at the gateway to the Moors in Bovey Tracey is a comfortable and friendly spot for beer drinking. Rooms are available, and the food here is great, but, as a village pub, the atmosphere is second to none. Log burners keep the place toasty in the colder months, and the sunny lawn is popular in summer. Fore St, Bovey Tracey, Devon Tel: 01626 833473.

Plume of Feathers The Plume is Princetown’s oldest building, and it feels like it. But that’s not to say that that’s a bad thing. This traditional historic pub is perfectly placed for walkers, hikers and tourists in the area and is decked out in proper granite walls and wooden beams. The beer on tap is local and delicious, and the staff are very friendly. The Square, Princetown Tel: 01822 890240.

The Post Inn The Post is another one of those traditional Dartmoor pubs from the 16th century. It’s a formula that works well in these parts, and this pub is a warm welcome from the often hostile Dartmoor elements. There are tons of local ciders, beers and ales on tap, as well as a big menu which is sure to not leave a single soul hungry. Exeter Rd, Whiddon Down, Okehampton, Devon. Tel: 01647 231242.


Country Pub Guide

Bearslake Inn The Bearslake is what we call a real pub, and by that we mean that locals don’t even have to ask the bar staff for their next drink. The restaurant here is of exceptionally high quality, and a good selection of beers are available. Bearslake is believed to have once been a working farm that dates all the way back to the 13th century, so there’s a hell of a lot of history in these walls! Lake Sourton, Okehampton Tel: 01837 861334.

The Globe Inn The Globe’s life as a coach house started way back in the 1600s, and since then its role in the community hasn’t much changed. Of course, the building is now much warmer and the plumbing much more reliable, but some things just don’t change. Comforting home-cooked food comes out of the kitchen, and the two well-stocked bars all serve the finest local tipples. 9 High St, Chagford, Newton Abbot, Devon. Tel: 01647 433485.

The New Inn The New Inn is just about everything you could wish for from a country pub. Full of character, great beers, better food and a welcome atmosphere. The kitchen is run by Master Chef’s Malcolm Whybrow, his wife Karen and Michelin-trained Matthew Buscombe. As such, all aspects of this menu are beyond excellent, especially the puddings. Green Hill, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton, Devon. Tel: 01837 82247.

Dartmoor Halfway Inn The Dartmoor Halfway Inn food is locally sourced where possible and is freshly cooked to order. The specials board changes daily and the menus with the seasons. Real ales and fine wines complement the menu, not to mention a good selection of spirits with over six different gins, a great selection of malts & vodkas to try. Bickington, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6JW Tel: 01626 824011.


Tavistock Inn One of England’s oldest pubs, Tavistock Inn dates back to about 1413 when Newbridge was built. The bridge was “new” when it was built- hence it’s name - and so was the pub, a welcome stop for weary travellers who had just climbed Newbridge hill. And little has changed, for good beer, wines, spirits and soft drinks, including a fine selection of real ales are still dispensed to visitors from near and far, together with some of the best pub food you’ll find in Devon with local produce being used when available. Poundsgate, Dartmoor, TQ13 7NY. Tel: 01364 631251.

The Forest Inn The Forest Inn specialise in home made food using seasonal, locally sourced produce wherever possible. There is an emphasis on local beers and ciders, you have the opportunity to quench your thirst after the efforts of the day with a drink at the bar or relaxing on the Chesterfield in the lounge area, complete with log fire for winter evenings. Hexworthy, Dartmeet, PL20 6SD Tel: 01364 631211.

Peter Tavy Inn The Peter Tavy Inn is a charming 15th century pub in the pretty village of Peter Tavy on the western flanks of Dartmoor. Renowned for good food and wellkept real ales. Home-made dishes are prepared from fresh local produce. Good sized carpark and walkers, cyclists, dogs and children are welcome. Tavistock, PL19 9NN Tel: 01822 810348.

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Country Pub Guide

Bay Horse Inn Following a refurbishment in 2015 and with a beer garden that is carved into the cliff face, the Bay Horse is a very pleasant bar located on one of the main arteries into the historic town of Ashburton, Devon. As the pub has no catering kitchen, the offer is completely focused on the tasty drinks and customer service. Regular ales feature on the menu along with popular lagers and ciders. A steady menu of events entice guests who enjoy live sports, board games, quiz nights and live bands who feature regularly. 64 North Street, Newton Abbot TQ13 7QG. Tel: 01364 653912.

Elephants Nest Inn The Elephant’s Nest Inn is a quintessentially English – and Devonshire – country pub set in a peaceful location within the Dartmoor National Park. It is a place to meet, whether for a drink or to eat, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. There are open log fires, thick stone walls and slate floors inside, and outside there is a large and recently extended garden which provides marvellous views of the moor. Tavistock PL19 9NQ. Tel: 01822 810273.

The Prince of Wales After a full day of activities on Dartmoor replace your energy in our pub The Prince of Wales. Situated just in front of the bunkhouse we serve good, honest, value for money pub grub. Find all the traditional, well loved, pub dishes and refuel your tank for the next day’s adventures. After a good night’s sleep a full English breakfast is served in the pub for only £6.50 per person. Tavistock Road, Princetown, PL20 6QF Tel: 01822 890219.

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At 368 square miles (954 square kilometres), Dartmoor is the largest open space in southern England. It has wild open moorland, granite tors and wooded river valleys. At its edge is a landscape of small fields enclosed by stone walls and hedge banks. The open spaces and sheltered valleys give pleasure to millions of people every year. Dartmoor’s blanket bog, upland oakwood, caves and mines are among habitats of international importance. Dartmoor’s landscape is also among the richest in western Europe in terms of its archaeological remains. Dartmoor contains the longest stone row in the world (measuring 3.4km). In fact 60% of all stone rows to be found in England are on Dartmoor and the remains of over 5000 prehistoric hut circles (houses) can be seen. Dartmoor has the greatest number of archaeological sites out of all the UK National Parks. The National Park Visitor Centre at

Dartmoor Prison Museum

Postbridge has a superb collection of prehistoric finds on display as part of an exhibition telling the story of life death and landscape on prehistoric Dartmoor. This year prehistoric Dartmoor comes to the city with a major exhibition of the most important archaeological discovery ever made on the moor. The Early Bronze Age burial discovered on Whitehorse Hill contained a wealth of important finds including jewellery and organic remains and all will be on display at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery from 13 September to 13 December 2014. The newly refurbished and updated National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown has a superb free to enter exhibition area where you can find out about the National Park and discover more about the building’s connection with Conan Doyle and how he was inspired to write the Hound of the Baskervilles. Try out the new

Family Ticket £11

A fascinating insight into prison life

01822 322130 | www.dartmoor-prison.co.uk Opening Times: Mon to Thurs & Sat 09.30 - 16.30 Last Entry 16:00 Fri & Sun 0930 - 1600 Last Entry 15:30

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Sherlock Holmes interactive display, watch stunning films and learn about Dartmoor’s myths and legends. Dartmoor is used for a wide range of exhilarating, exciting and challenging recreational pursuits and the upland landscape offers a superb backdrop for these activities. Hire a bike and go for a great self guided cycle along safe traffic free trails, try geocaching, camping out under clear Dartmoor skies, horse riding across unspoilt moorland, or challenge yourself on Dartmoor’s granite climbs there’s so much to do! Those who would like to enjoy Dartmoor in the company of an experienced guide can book on to a specialist guided walk. There are walks led by National Park Rangers taking place during September and October and the chance to visit a unique 14th century medieval longhouse owned by the National Park. Visit www.dartmoor.gov.uk (click on Visiting and What’s on) or call 01822 890414 for more details. Staff at the National Park Visitor Centres at Princetown, Postbridge and Haytor are available to answer questions about how you can enjoy this special place. With 453 miles of public rights of way and the freedom to roam on foot or horseback over Dartmoor common land there is plenty of room to enjoy yourself.

For more information telephone (01822) 890414 or visit www.dartmoor.gov.uk


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