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Jonny Does Dinner

My Jurassic Coast is a big fan of Jonny Does Dinner. In fact, whatever Jonny Does…it is always good.

New website, new look and new venues for those delicious and stylish pop up suppers.

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The polytunnel is the one for me.






Tierra Kitchen, Lyme Regis

Cute new cafe in Lyme near the Town Mill Bakery, its all veggie but they don’t make a song and dance of it…specials every day and delicious cakes/desserts too. Great value and a very nice wine selection too. Read more

Hix – Cider Brandy Jug

Popped into Hix the other day for one of their delicious camomile teas. The amazing taste is apparently down to them using the whole flower and brewing it for 6 minutes. Spotted their fab water jugs Read more

The Fountainhead, Branscombe

This is officially my new favourite pub. Went for lunch yesterday and am totally LOVIN’ it. Perfectly aged understated interiors (check out the shots, the light was amazing, also taken by my artistically inclined husband). Read more

Jonny Does Dinner at The Great Barn, Branscombe

Fabulous Jonny (ex Groucho/Hix) is the heart and soul of this weekend long supper club.

Picture perfect house, big windows and a vast deck looking out to sea. In clement weather dine out under the stars..

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Christmas Past and Present

Super friend C passed on these beautiful menus from the Belmont Hotel in Sidmouth which date from 1947 and 1950. C thought it would be a good post to see how the hotel has changed and quite right she is too…we go from the beauty of the handpainted vintage menus on stiff card to the photocopy on 80gsm (with a rather sweet watercolour of the hotel, I should mention).  Oh, how times have changed, said the Telegraph reader… Read more

Hix Baking Evening

The general policy of My Jurassic Coast is not to mention one off events unless they are a regular occurrence. Hix baking session is a one off but is part of many brilliant events that go on at Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis. From lunch with guest chefs to a cooking demo at Mark Hixs home in Charmouth (great even if to just nose around his home) Read more

Exmouth Beach, The Geoneedle, Orcombe Point

Stick East in Exmouth and all will be well. Miles of sand and at low tide the most Cornish of beaches appears; rock pools and fresh sand with not a soul in sight but with a steep cliff of rich red Devon earth.

There is a great walk up the cliff to The Geoneedle either via path from the road or via a beautiful rusted ladder from the beach only exposed at low tide, it must have many an aquatic tale to tell. Read more

Wheelright Inn, Colyford

Its my birthday and so am treated to a lunch out at the Wheelright Inn by B and GG. Good pub food, pleasant service and an okay interior decor is hard to find easily in the Lyme area but the Wheelright ticks those boxes. Service is cheery and efficient and the highlight is the Heston style triple cooked chips. So delicious and apparently, according to GG (whom you dont argue with), terribly good for you compared to a regular chip. No fat adheres to the chip during that triple frying process then. Hmmm, I think if I ate them every day my hips may not squeeze so easily through the quaint Devon pub door as they did today.

  • food served all day so great for that en route holiday journey or feeding kids early
  • only a small garden out front on the road
  • book for dinner at weekends
  • Wheelright Inn, High Street, Colyford

Seatown Beach

A tucked away beach to the West of Bridport. There is just a pub, a campsite, a car park and stunning views. Walk along the cliffs to Golden Cap, the highest point  in Dorset, or relax in peace on the beach. My kids love digging away at the hidden streams under the shingle meandering to the sea. Eat simply at the Anchor Inn and enjoy the vista from its beachfront tables; or fire up a beach barbeque.

  • Good fossiling and fishing beach
  • Beach signed off the A35 in Chideock
  • Perfect escape on high days and holidays
  • Great food in Chideock from ex River Cottage chef at The George Inn,