“A BIT OF A DO” 2016
Places to go! New suggestions always welcome.


The Abbey Inn on the River, 30 Buckfast Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 OEA. Telephone: 01364 642343. http://www.theabbeyinn-buckfast.co.uk/default.asp?textpage=lunchmenu


The South Devon Railway, or SDR, is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line. Adults and senior citizens: £7.00 return. (prices for 2015). Buckfastleigh station & The Refreshment Rooms (Lunches & Snacks) is the best starting point for your journey as we have easy, flat access and parking very close to the platform. http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/disabled


House of Marbles, The Old Pottery, Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9DS. Tel: 01626 835285. No Admission Charge. FREE Parking. You can book for lunch in the restaurant, please call 01626 835285. Coach groups welcome. http://www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk/lots-to-do/house-of-marbles-p872013


Goodrington South & North Sands. Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6LN . Tel: 01803 665485. Attractions, boating lake, race in go-karts, play crazy golf or visit to The Seashore Centre. Disabled access to the beach. Lunches available at The Premier Inn. http://www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk/lots-to-do/goodrington-sands-paignton-p404323


Hope Cove, Nr Kingsbridge, Devon
Disabled access and toilets to the beach. On-Site café/restaurant. The Cove Cafe Bar.


The Sloop Inn, Bantham, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3AJ
http://thesloop.co.uk/index.php or lunch at the Hope And Anchor http://www.hopeandanchor.co.uk/


Overbeck’s, Sharpitor, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8LW. Telephone: 01548 842893.
The seaside home of inventor and scientist Otto Overbeck. His gardens and house are perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe. The house is full of surprises. A magical polyphon (A disc playing music box) still plays, and cabinets of butterflies and bugs sit happily with collections of dolls, toys and model boats. Take lunch or tea in the old billard room, a favourite of the convalescing First World War soldiers or eat alfresco on the warm, sheltered terrace.


The Pig’s Nose Inn, East Prawle , Kingsbridge , Devon ,TQ7 2BY . Tel: (01548) 511209
Siuated on the Village Green. Traditional Pub Food (See Food & Drink.) Order at the bar.


The Guardhouse Cafe, Berry Head, Brixham.
The cafe is located on a cliff top in Berry Head nature reserve, inside a Napoelonic-era fortress. Whether your passion is history, wildlife, walking or relaxing with family and friends in a beautiful place. Local hot and cold food,Home-made cakes, fairtrade coffee, Teapigs tea, alcoholic and soft drinks – and of course the famous Guardhouse Cream Teas! Spectacular views! http://www.guardhousecafe.com/


Beachhouse, South Milton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3JY. 01548 561144.
Uniquely situated at south milton sands with stunning panoramic views. Extensive menu includes fresh seafoods, steaks, burgers, pasta’s and salads. http://beachhousedevon.com/


Cockington Court, Torquay, TQ2 6XA


St Austell Market


The Shire Horse Centre, Yealpmton near Plymouth
Hoping to re-open in 2016


Indoor Bowls Taster Day with Buffet at The Bere Alston Bowls Club. With bar!




From 2016 “A Bit Of A Do” will be held at the Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road on the 1st Wednesday of the month starting on 6th January.
We are always looking for musicians & entertainers for our monthly events at The Albemarle Inn.
Keep up to date with what is happening on the website at http://whitleigharts.weebly.com/#/ Scroll a little way down and you will see information about our “A Bit Of A Do” events and news.
See Sandy Wager’s art website http://artbysandywagercom.weebly.com/#/
Contact Sandy Wager (Wendy) on 01752 313645 or by email at artbysandywager@gmail.com


5 thoughts on “A BIT OF A DO DAY TRIPS 2016

  1. Penny Taylor says:

    Hello Whitleigh Girls and Boys. Holed up in Eggbuckland with a gob full of stitches, well 3, but I keep
    losing them. Delighted to read about Inspectimus and Ruth Snell. Trawling the device looking for info
    re Budshead Manor.(Walk organised by Dean Blagdon. Plymouth Walks for Health nxt Sat).One thing led to another, and more plus. Would love to know more about a bit of a do! And buy this book of poems. Love history, reading and Plymouth. Lived in Eggbuckland since ’84. The reading festival..Knew nothing about this, Think these literary pigeons may not have flight path over Eggbonkersland. Pat Whatty is the local history guru, with great photos. Days out @ reading, esp novels immersed in the past. These are two of my favourite things.
    Can I join in?
    Bye for now,

    Penny Taylor

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Penny, Please do come along. We would all love to meet you 🙂 I will bring Ruth’s book along so that you can have a look at it. If you decide that you would like to buy one I will get in contact with Ruth and let her know. Hope to see you soon. All of our meet up dates are at the top of the page.
      My email address is artbysandywager@gmail.com


      • Penny Taylor says:

        Hello Sandy, How nice to hear from you. I think you meet on the first Wednesday of each month. I could come along on Wednesday 8th. Whatever you are up to I am sure it will be fun. I have been chasing my own tail a bit, for the past few months, since I first contacted you. I have enjoyed Ruth’s Bloggy things, can’t do them myself, but can turn out a half decent email. Yours has made my 3 day old toothache feel much better. Please give Ruth my best wishes, and hopes that things are going well for her. I have never met her, but have been thinking of her. My daughter had an Inspectimus to deal with, good result. I had my every 3rd year once over, ditto…good. Time to get cracking. Will go through your email again, there must be a programme in there……all will be revealed at the Albermarle. In a manner of speaking, All best wishes, Penny Taylor

        Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 18:27:37 +0000 To: plymouthpenny@hotmail.co.uk


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