Bens Blog

28 Jul 2017

No chlorine chickens here

I’ve spent twelve months not mentioning politics (in general) and BREXIT (in particular) bu...
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19 Jun 2017

Thinking Aloud!

Please excuse the rather self-indulgent nature of the following – it’s me think...
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27 Apr 2017

It’s Happened!

The new signs and website are up. Everything else is the same so I hope you’ll agree that i...
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20 Apr 2017

An ode to Begude

With twelve of the Domaine Begude wines (including magnums of the top Chardonnay and Pinot ...
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24 Mar 2017

Ben’s Wine & Tapas Update

We’re still feeling our way but, judging from the feedback, we’re doing most things right. ...
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24 Mar 2017

More About The Name Change

Things are finally happening on the renaming front. New signs will be going up in the next ...
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24 Mar 2017

Natural Cure Bacon

From the butchery at Staverton, is our ‘Natural Cure’ bacon. Ali seems to have got it down ...
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24 Mar 2017

Wine News

At Ben’s Tapas & Wine Bar, we also want to sell bottles of wine to take home. It’...
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16 Feb 2017

Plastic Dilemma

Thanks to Lucy Siegle for highlighting the plastic dilemma in her Observer column. It’s suc...
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16 Feb 2017

Valencian Citrus

Courgettes and lettuce might have been suffering but the more traditional seasonal harvest ...
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13 Feb 2017

Ben’s Wine & Tapas is Open!

BEN’S WINE & TAPAS opened on 9th February. If this is news to you, we’ve taken over wha...
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17 Jan 2017

Marmalade

It’s marmalade season again. We make thousands of jars and I’d like to think th...
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17 Jan 2017

Taking Over the Tangerine Tree in Totnes

Totnesians with their ear to the ground might already have heard that we’re taking over the...
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16 Jan 2017

Happy New Year and Sanity Sapping Red Tape

Happy New Year and all that. Despite all the gloom, for us 2016 wasn’t that bad so more of ...
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07 Dec 2016

Christmas Goodies

With thirty three (and still counting) Christmas’s under our belt I’d like to think we’ve g...
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07 Dec 2016

The Cornerstones of Any Farm Shop

I think that what we do best is fresh ingredients for you to take home and cook yourselves....
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07 Dec 2016

December’s Booze News

Hopefully, you’ll be coming along to our Christmas wine and general grazing sessions on 9th...
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24 Nov 2016

Keep Warm With Our Hygge Fuel!

Staverton customers might have noticed a better range of firewood, kindling, composite logs...
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24 Nov 2016

Mince Pies, Nuts and More…

You might have seen our mince pies in the shops already and they were voted ‘best luxury mi...
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24 Nov 2016

Vintage Roots Christmas Wine Tasting

Our friend Emmanuel, from Vintage Roots (the organic wine people) will be at Staverton on D...
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22 Nov 2016

Mince Pies and Palm Fat

While our mince pies are ‘going viral’ there is a down side – palm fat. Yes, we do us...
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16 Oct 2016

October’s Booze News

I spent a week in the Languedoc on a sort of busman’s holiday visiting some of our, and Riv...
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19 Sep 2016

A new start and nothing to do with brexit

Last time around I mentioned that we’ve been doing a bit of navel gazing about the future o...
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17 Jul 2016

A deconstructivist, food-ster, peasant…

For reasons I can’t tell you about yet, but soon will, we’ve been spending a certain amount...
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