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Feast or Famine?

Spring? If only! The orchard should be bursting in to leaf and blossom, but at the time of writing not a bud has broken out. It still looks like mid-winter, as do most of the field crops. With another week in prospect where the yellow orb in the sky remains behind...

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Tapas is the Spice of Life

Did you Know that the word Tapa means “top” or “lid”?   The whole tapas eating culture came about because, way back in the day, thoughtful barkeepers in Spain used to provide a bread “tapa” for customers to cover their drinks so that flying insects would not get in.  ...

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Join us on a Mexican Feast Day

Here at The Stags Head we know that Spring has arrived as the Wye Valley asparagus is here; it is absolutely delicious served chargrilled with aged parmesan and a crispy duck egg (yes, really, a crispy egg!). We also get the spring feeling when thinking about and...

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The Thai Experience

Lamjuan Thai Restaurant and Takeaway at 24 South Street, Yeovil, BA20 1NN offers authentic high-quality Thai food at affordable prices. Customers can either dine in, in the 26 seat licensed restaurant, take away or have their meal delivered to their door. Lamjuan...

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English Wine Week at Somerset Wine Company

We have a lot to thank the Romans for - sewage systems, aqueducts, cement and yes, grape vines! It is long believed that the Romans planted vines around Somerset and made wine. Roman billhooks used for vineyard work were discovered near Glastonbury and amphorae, clay...

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An Insight into Tree Care

An insight into tree care by Oliver Dowding With the UK frozen and snowed under, I’ve been using the opportunity while the apple trees are “dormant” to prune them and more. The “new” trees are now heading into their third year. Many have grown strongly, but these...

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La Primavera

La Primavera by Rob Davies, Vida Comida at The Swan So, despite the worst snow storm in 10 years, spring is well and truly on the way.  In the kitchen this means a world of new, fresh and tasty products that we can source locally and prepare daily.  One of the most...

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Dowdings Apple Juice and Cider

Welcome, from Shepton Montague! If you have never been here, you’ll find us betwixt Castle Cary, Wincanton and Bruton. For 26 years I have farmed organically, and longer overall. A century ago there were two orchards here. One faded to nothing, the other still has...

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Vida Comida: Papas a lo Pobre

I want to open my account here with you lovely people by talking about a Spanish dish which encapsulates everything I love about Spanish food and the approach we take to our tapas here at Vida Comida. My “amorio” with Spanish food started in the mid1990s when I moved...

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Vida Comida

The Swan Yard, Cheap Street

Sherborne DORSET

After 24 years in teaching, Rob Davies, a former High School Principal, took the decision to open Vida Comida and bring his passion for Spanish food to beautiful Sherborne.
The fantastic Swan, a public house and hotel for over 250 years is a superb location; full of character and charm - and now fabulously comfortable and welcoming.
Don't take our word for it though... Visit today!
01935 816116