Go Green For Charity With Us


We’re giving you the chance to dispose of your old Christmas cards for charity this month (January, 2016).

We’ll recycle diners’ festive cards for free from now until January 31 in aid of the Woodland Trust.

Marks and Spencer runs the Christmas Card Recycling Scheme and we’re providing a rural drop off point during restaurant opening hours for those that can’t make it into Taunton to the nearest store. All the cards we collect will be passed on to the company to recycle as part of its scheme.

We like to do our bit for the environment here and we’re really pleased to be supporting the Woodland Trust by getting involved with the initiative.

For every 1,000 Christmas cards collected for recycling, Marks and Spencer has pledged to plant one tree with the Woodland Trust. This year the Trust hopes to collect more than 10 million cards, which equates to the planting of 10,000 trees.

The Woodland Trust is dedicated to protecting ancient, and creating new, woodland across the UK.

You can drop off your old cards for recycling with us during normal restaurant opening hours from today onwards.

For further details, please give us a call on 01278 662629.

Coffee & Cake Morning Fundraiser

We had a lovely time yesterday at our Coffee & Cake Fundraiser for the Children's Hospice South West. We were spoilt with an array of the most amazing cakes made by Sue. Her Apple Cake is a must try! Thank you to all that came along and donated generously and helped us raise money for this fantastic charity. A special thanks to Vivien Lloyd who donated wine and a hamper filled to the brim with her incredibly delicious preserves. A huge thanks to Jane Young who donated her very own delectable homemade preserves, and Mrs Foster for her donation of beautiful homegrown medlars which Sue will soon be turning into Medlar Jelly to sell at the restaurant. And not forgetting, the very lovely Tricia Canham from the beautiful Pool House Boutique B&B in Woolavington, who helped us with everything from selling raffle tickets, cutting up cakes, and cleaning up.

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We will continue selling the homemade preserves in the restaurant over the next month for The £50 Challenge. Everyone is more than welcome to join in and help us by making preserves for us to sell at Clavelshay Barn – all proceeds will be donated to Children’s Hospice South West.

Preserves could include jams, marmalades, honey, pickles or chutneys. To express your interest or to find out more information about The £50 Challenge, please contact Sue on 01278 662629 or email query@clavelshaybarn.co.uk

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Marmalade maestro and preserve expert  Vivien Lloyd's hamper which was filled with all her amazing preserves, and the yummiest, most unusual marmalade we have ever tasted - Lime & Cacao.

Vivien is a lady with a mission – to encourage all B & B owners and hoteliers in the south west to make their own marmalade , and also to encourage entrants into the Marmalade Awards 2014 . Although, you don’t have to run a hotel or B&B to come along, it’s for everyone who loves that bittersweet taste and who wants to learn how to make it for themselves. There is nothing like home-made marmalade.

You can find out more about the Masterclass here »

Places are limited so book early by contacting Sue on 01278 662629 or by e-mail to query@clavelshaybarn.co.uk

Help Us Do Something That Matters...


DETAILS Date: Tuesday 19th November Time: 10.30am – 12pm Price: Free Booking is essential – call Sue on 01278 662629 or email query@clavelshaybarn.co.uk

Our coffee morning fundraiser for The Children's Hospice South West is tomorrow morning! Sue is busy cooking up a cake storm in the kitchen and there are delectable aromas of Apple Cake and Sue's famous Lemon Drizzle Cake wafting all around the restaurant. We’ve also been busy making wonderfully delicious preserves and will be selling them tomorrow to raise funds for this amazing charity  – all proceeds will go to CHSW.

Britain's Preserve Queen will also be joining us, the brilliant Vivien Lloyd! Vivien will be giving us a taster of her Marmalade Mission Masterclass on the morning free of charge. You will be able to buy Viv’s book First Preserves – - “the recipes work every time”

So, do come along and bring your friends and their friends and their friends and families, and help us do something that matters!

You can find out more here »

Marmalade Mission & The £50 Challenge


Date: Tuesday 19th November Time: 10.30am - 12pm Price: Free

Booking is essential - call Sue on 01278 662629 or email query@clavelshaybarn.co.uk

A Marmalade Mission Masterclass Taster :

The launch for the Marmalade Mission Masterclass 2014 will be a coffee morning to be held on Tuesday 19 November 2013 10.30-12pm free of charge at Clavelshay Barn when Vivien Lloyd will be present to have a chat and answer any questions you may have. There will also be goodies made with marmalade to showcase its unique flavour and versatility.

Clavelshay Barn Restaurant is taking part in The £50 Challenge to raise funds for Childrens Hospice South West and will be selling preserves at the coffee morning- all proceeds will go to CHSW.

You will also be able to buy Viv’s book First Preserves - - “the recipes work every time”

You can find out more about the day, Vivien & The £50 Challenge here »