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  • Hetthepet
    Rugby, UK241 contributions
    First time visiting the gardens - it's worth going on a Friday when they do a free garden tour - very interesting to learn of the history. I can imagine the garden is beautiful to visit at other times of the year to see the various different flowers coming to life. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit - the gardens felt very peaceful too.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Megansandison
    1 contribution
    I booked this for my brother as a birthday present as he loves goats, and he was not disappointed. Both me and my brother are 19, and we found it very entertaining being with all the animals and finding out loads about the farm.
    The goat milking was very good, and it was funny interacting with the animals. We saw 1 week old calf’s as we were also shown around the farm.
    The people there were all lovely and welcoming, and we will definitely be back again! Also we bought some of the produce there and it’s all very tasty!
    Written 2 November 2019
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  • pbhPlymouth
    plymouth1,015 contributions
    Came here whilst visiting the shops and café at Darting ton. Interesting selection of paintings , prints and unusual jewellery.
    Written 9 September 2018
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  • Teazle
    Bath, UK11 contributions
    Moving back to when Dartington was wonderful is definitely a step in the right direction. Why you let the previous MD trash everything wonderful for so long is a complete mystery to many. The shops were very sparse though, the glass used to have talented local glass makers, where are they now??? The glass shop lady is a little officious and over confident considering her shop is basically empty! More stock, more engagement from everyone and a return to local artisans and entertainers and I hope Dartington can return again. 2 hours free parking now, hurray at last.
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • Nikki S
    Haywards Heath, UK82 contributions
    Went abseiling for the first time today. The instructor arrived promptly and took us to the site. After some comprehensive instruction, it was time to go. I was very nervous but ended up really enjoying myself. I would definitely do it again and also recommend this company to anyone coming to the area.
    Written 31 August 2021
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  • Shelley
    4 contributions
    Given as a birthday present...
    Had a great afternoon at the gin school.
    Staff friendly and knowledgeable.
    Learnt about the gin making process and how different garnishing and tonics etc can change the flavours - I don't like 'peppery gin', but once I'd adapted it using the above. It was lovely.. So now open to trying gins I assumed I wouldn't like.
    You also get some gins and shots to try (if you wish).
    A great day... Defo recommend...
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Michael T
    London, UK1 contribution
    I spent a hugely enjoyable and informative weekend on the Essential Skills weekend in June 2019, plus an extra "Makers Day" on the Monday to continue the project I'd started. I would absolutely recommend this course either to learn the basics of leathercraft from scratch, or to build upon what you may already know (in my case, I'd done a couple of very short courses before; but this weekend increased my knowledge and confidence exponentially.)

    The tutors themselves were all extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and patient (they had to be with me, being somewhat of a slow learner!) and the location is in a pleasant estate located in a beautiful part of the country. The surrounding area is also well worth a visit, especially the numerous arts and crafts shops in Totnes.

    All in all, highly recommended.
    Written 17 June 2019
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  • ethnobotanyjane
    Totnes, UK7 contributions
    Just been to Jelly Jazz gig. Loved it! Obviously the DJ was good but the lovely thing was so were all the staff, the atmosphere was gentle yet jumping and the age range wide. I would say this is about the way the place is managed. Whatever you are doing, just keep doing it :)
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • Chris E
    64 contributions
    We booked a two hour session for five of us and it was fantastic.
    We all were able to produce something using the potters wheels that can be fired and hopefully a treasured memory. I say we produced.......well.
    That is with the expert tuition and guidance from Mary and her able helper Martha who were always there to help and guide us.
    A perfect session for us and a really good introduction into this art by a natural teacher.
    I cannot recommend this more highly and we did it as a family for a special birthday treat. I'm sure this would be great for any kind of treat.
    Thankyou very much Crazy about Clay. Can't wait to see if our finished products if they survive the firing process !!
    Written 21 December 2019
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  • G&T?
    Cotswolds, UK325 contributions
    Well.... Very very disappointing. Booked for my birthday & ate in a FREEZING room similar to a medieval keep....TOTALLY ON OUR OWN. My husband went back to the car to receive a coat for my legs & a thick scarf to wrap around my coat! And I was sat virtually on top of the only funny board type heater. All in all it was joke.

    Miles from anywhere & too late to rearrange due to Covid. We’d Booked via open table and stated it was a birthday celebration. The sample menu on there was was al la carte. What we were presented with was a choice of 3 mains 3 starters & various £7 puddings.

    The servers, whilst friendly were very informally dressed & we had knives & forks wrapped in paper napkins etc...

    Sorry but all the talk of “guest restaurants” etc are nit here tonight did nothing but compound the situation.
    Written 21 October 2020
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  • julie w
    redruth20 contributions
    we had lunch at the restaurant. At first we thought it was a little bit expensive, but when our food arrived it was well worth it. I had a vegan platter that was so tasty, and my husband had ham, egg and chips.
    Written 11 June 2022
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