Nostalgia, insinuating itself into every sense but especially taste and smell. You must have a dish that whacks you back to childhood before you even walk into the kitchen. Here, I talk to one of our Chefs, Paul, about his Nan's cookbook..... Read more
When a friend makes your wine……
We’ve known Devon born and based Liam Steevenson, MW, since early days but lost contact in the last 6 years while Liam crossed the globe in his quest to make the perfect wines.... Read more
A little bit of Roman in us all
Launching one of the Exeter Gins last week has got us feeling all Roman! It’s not just modern-day Londoners making a break for our rolling hills, seaside, fine weather and laid back style; those Romans knew a good thing when they saw it. Read more
Between the Covers at SH….
We’re exploring a relationship with Britain’s fastest growing bookseller because what happens between the covers is as important as what goes on between the sheets. Read more
Tuscany dreaming in Exeter this Easter
Is it silly to compare Exeter and the surrounding Devon countryside with Tuscany? Probably, but it's Easter and it's raining and we're doing it anyway. Read more
It’s a grass diet for Devon’s High Sheriff
Grania Phillips of Colleton Beef, and Devon’s next High Sheriff, popped into Southernhay House for a chat ahead of the launch event for Devon County Show. Read more
Mum’s the word
They might deny it, but mums all over Britain are deeply disappointed by a failure to acknowledge Mother’s Day. So SH has come up with the mother of all menus to help you score top points Read more
What’s love got to do with it?
Plenty, it transpires. The first owner of Southernhay House, Captain William Kirkpatrick was a polymath, inquisitive about different cultures and….an incurable romantic. With two women in his life – one English, one Indian – and children with both, William let his heart lead when choosing… Read more
Not Only Introverts Need Personal Space
You’ve done the Myers Briggs Test, right? You’re sure as can be what’s right for you and suits your personality type? Well, just because you’re ENTJ doesn’t mean you can’t use a little me-time behind a closed door, soaking up bubbles in a huge bath… Read more
Is it Blue Monday for you?
We’re told this is the day most of us feel mopey. The weather here in Exeter certainly isn’t helping, so we’ve put together a little pack of instant (or semi) gratification for you all on our doorstep. Just a stepping stone in our campaign to… Read more