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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in beautiful surroundings...

Fingle, Pound Lane, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3TT

Tel: 01297 443481 Mob: 07765 555894

From garden to pot

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Rhubarb picked from the garden at 3.30pm yesterday and prepared for Rhubarb and vanilla jam, potted at 5.15pm and on the breakfast table for my guests to enjoy this morning.  Now that is fresh.

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A walk through the Pinetum, Uplyme

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After I had finished cooking breakfast and cleaning the rooms yesterday I went for a walk through the Pinetum, Uplyme with a friend.  The peace and tranquillity was wonderful and the bluebells and beech leaves were beautiful.  The blue and the green so fresh and new.  The views through the branches over Uplyme were so picturesque. We are very lucky to live in this beautiful part of the country/world and to be able to share it with our guests.  We have just had a couple from Australia stay and they could not get over the different greens of the countryside.

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River Cottage – Autumn Early Bird Offer

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I know we haven’t had summer yet, although the weather during April has been absolutely fantastic, but it is never too early to be thinking about something to look forward to in the autumn.  Take a look at the River Cottage website www.rivercottage.net and browse on the home page/latest news/Early bird offer.  Lots of interesting events coming up.

We have many guests that go to River Cottage for all sorts of events, weddings, dining, the seasonal fairs, cooking courses and foraging courses … so much do choose from.

River Cottage update

Do take a look at the River Cottage update there are some very interesting articles and some scrummy recipes:

update@rivercottagenews.net

Just off to do breakfast for my guests, I hope everyone has a really lovely day.  The weather here is beautiful, sunny and blue skies with a little bit of a refreshing wind.  It does make the air clarity so pure, perfect for taking photographs.

 

Yesterday we went to ……

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Pittards Factory Outlet Shop, Yeovil,  www.pittardsleather.com, as I have been asked to make a leather bag for a friend.  Wow what an Aladin’s Cave.  James and I then went and had lunch in Sherborne, another beautiful town to explore, on our way to Lytes Cary Manor, Nr Charlton Mackrell, Somerton TA11 7HU.  A National Trust property with beautiful Arts and Crafts inspired gardens.  The weather was perfect and the gardens were springing into life.  We shall definitely be back again at regular intervals to see the garden throughout the year in each of the seasonal phases.

Thoughts from a regular visitor to Fingle Bed and Breakfast ………..

 

 

Our party of 12 stayed a week in Lyme Regis (not all at Fingle!) and we all enjoyed it, from 6 years old to 70+.  Lyme Regis has steadily improved, from seaside town to an elegant achievement.

The children enjoyed dressing up in The Philpott Museum, www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk, after an informal canteen style breakfast at The Town Mill Bakery, https://townmillbakery.wordpress.com, excellent and unusual.  Then all walked the new eastern wall to the fossil beach and the Town Tip, returning with ammonites (Jurassic) and bottles (1930’s).

We variously dined and met up in:

The Alexandra, www.hotelalexandra.co.uk, modernised Edwardian, smart – almost chic – nouvelle cuisine in the Conservatory.

The Royal Lion, www.royallionhotel.com, traditional coal fire in the panelled bar with Talisker whisky and dog treats, several lounges and guests swimming pool.  Good bar food. Our ‘regular’.

The Millside Restaurant, www.themillside.co.uk, owner chef, best food, certainly the best fish pie.

Hix Oyster and Fish House, www.hixoysterandfishhouse.co.uk, big occasion, all enjoyed the setting and ambience.

Pilot Boat, www.thepilotboatinn,co,uk, generous servings of pub food, always return when in Lyme Regis.

I walked in and around Lyme Regis along to The Cobb, up to Ware, to Chimney Rock and Horseman’s Hill down to the Cannington Viaduct into Uplyme and back into Lyme Regis down the Lym Valley.

Visit the church in Uplyme, www.uplymechurch.org.uk, while on a circular walk through Carswell’s Farm to Rocombe and back on the opposite side of the valley.

My stay at ‘Fingle’ continues my connection with Lyme Regis, from a sparse post-war time to a vivacious and special modernity.

Thank you so much.

Mike, Brighton 27 March – 3 April 2015

 

 

HOW TO ENJOY YOUR BREAK ……

When James and I welcome you to Fingle Bed and Breakfast, Uplyme, for your holiday, this is what we would like for you:

1. Don’t Worry.

2. Relax, Refresh.

3. Enjoy our beautiful area.

4. Eat Ice Cream.

5. Make Memories.

6. Have Fun!

 

Lemon Curd Recipe

I have been asked for my Lemon Curd recipe by many guests who visit Fingle Bed and Breakfast here in Uplyme nr Lyme Regis. Here it is, and this is especially for Nicole and Uffe who came for the weekend for a River Cottage experience all the way from Denmark.

Lemon Curd

  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 2 large juicy lemons (zest and juice)
  • 4 large free range eggs
  • 100g unsalted butter

Place the zest, sugar, eggs and lemon juice in a bowl and whisk.  Add the butter cut into little piece, place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water – do not let the water touch the bottom of the bowl and do not let the water boil.  It has to barely simmer.  Stir until it has thickened – this can take up to half an hour.  Do not take your eye of the pan as it can curdle very quickly.  Pass the lemon curd through a sieve into sterilised jars and keep in the fridge.

It is perfect on toast at breakfast and for a real treat have it on scones with clotted cream, heavenly.

Enjoy.

River Cottage January sale

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Fingle Bed and Breakfast is an official accommodation provider for River Cottage. Being located in Uplyme (near Lyme Regis) it provides the perfect venue for your River Cottage visit.

The River Cottage website and newsletter gives all the up to date information www.rivercottage.net/newsletter

Why not make the most of the River Cottage January sale to book a River Cottage experience and a break at Fingle Bed and Breakfast?

Hugh hosts a royal visit

This week we were proud to welcome The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Park Farm.

As well as watching, at close-hand, our cookery school and Rising Star apprentices in action, they chatted to staff and members of our team. The visit launched the second day of royal engagements in the south-west. Their Royal Highnesses have a long-standing interest in local, seasonal food and in supporting British producers.

While touring HQ, The Prince and The Duchess heard about the recently established Chefs’ School, which is instilling River Cottage values in a new generation of young professionals, and met Sam Lomas, winner of the Rising Star young chef award in 2013.

They also chatted with John Wright, our resident foraging expert and Charles got hands on with our Seashore Foraging course. The day ended with Prince Charles visiting our Plymouth Canteen and meeting the team there.

The River Cottage website and newsletter gives all the up to date information www.rivercottage.net/newsletter

Fingle Bed and Breakfast near Lyme Regis is the perfect accommodation for your River Cottage visit.