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

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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