Winter 2017 edition new


The Sheepwash Chronicle is a magazine for and about the residents of the little village of Sheepwash in Devon.

scallops, a poached egg on dressed Cornish asparagus and, on my own wish list, slow-cooked pork belly

rillette with citrus butter, orange marmalade chutney, toasted pistachios, fresh orange and brioche.

For the main course, you could indulge in a dry-cured Moorland sirloin for £20, or pan-roasted chicken with

chorizo for £16.50. Fish lovers are spoilt with seafood tempura, roasted grey mullet, or seared sea bream -

all with delicious-sounding accompaniments. I'm tempted by the Girolle mushrooms with rosemary

polenta, but I have Simon down for a gourmet beef burger on a brioche bap with crispy fries and fennel

slaw. However, head chef Joe Simmonds likes to use fresh local ingredients, so the menu changes quite

regularly and I'm informed there are always daily specials.

The choice of desserts is small but interesting.

Lemon pannacotta tops my list, quickly followed

by a “glazed vanilla set custard”, the latter of

which would no doubt have set my eight-yearold

heart fluttering and brought a cold sweat

out of the Intake Junior School dinner ladies.

The Beach isn't just a restaurant and bar,

though. You can also enjoy afternoon tea and

cake here, or grab a snack. And you can, of

course, stay here - it's not a bad spot to suggest

to visitors if you're strapped for space at home.

It's strange though, because before we left the house that day I did what I do most mornings, which is to

dole out a selection of tablets for us - fish oil and chondroitin for joints, plant sterols for heart health,

Lysine, calcium, vitamin D. And fewer people bother to prepare a home cooked meal for themselves these

days. Next thing you know, we'll be pulling on the silver lamé ...

Helen Crossley

Key Facts:


Tel: 01288-389800

Bar menu 12.00 - 2.30 p.m. and 6.00 - 9.30 p.m.

Restaurant open every day 6.00 - 9.30 p.m.

There is very limited parking at the front - use

Summerleaze beach car park and walk up from there.


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