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I'd like to write individually to all of you who have supported The Globe since this pandemic began, but it would cut into precious time needed to run this valuable village asset.Last year and this have been unprecedented times, as no public house, in living memory, has had to deal with lockdowns, meaning numerous months of closure, and restrictions that include social distancing, which necessitates fewer tables, essential booking and unfortunate and unavoidable delays.

Sadly, my staff, as with thousands of others up and down the country, have enduredimpatience, rudeness and intolerance from visiting holidaymakers. Members of staff can only serve one table at a time and running is not an option! The hospitality industry has been stretched and pushed to almost breaking point, nationwide.Many pubs have closed, some may become residential homes and, therefore, the closure is a permanent loss to a village.

'Spread booking' has been another issue: several places are booked for a meal; one is chosen, but the other venues are not cancelled, and, therefore, businesses, including ours, suffer with financial loss: if a table is reserved, we do not double-book it as a 'just in-case'.

Drinking, choosing to eat at a later hour, then accusing the landlord or owner that they have waited hours for their meal and then see fit to walk away without paying, has occurred at The Globe, also, but only once, thankfully.It won't happen again!

On a cheerful note, we have received so many compliments about the food, staff, garden and the pub itself; people have been pleased to see and eat in a 'traditional English country pub'.It has been at the heart of this village for centuries.To see the pub busy is satisfying; it has been worth the fight.I have fought and appreciate greatly the local support and help to keep it open and want The Globe to continue as a traditional English country pub for many more years.



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Berrynarbor village!

If you are self-isolating and need help with anything like shopping, urgent supplies, posting mail, then myself, Nic, and my team will help if we can.

If in the event we have to close during this period due to Coronavirus and the village is in shut down mode, we shall be opening the kitchen lunch and dinner service, 7 days a week, to supply food and deliver it in and around the village.

We shall not charge for this service, only for the food and it will be a limited menu of good home cooked meals.

Telephone 01271 882465 or 07904657208 from

10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m./ 5.30 to 8.00 p.m.



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WOW! We have been overwhelmed by the support from the village since we took over the lease of Ye Olde Globe in September, following the sale of the property by Enterprise Inns.

To put the record straight, although Nic wanted to buy the pub outright, he was continually outbid at the auction by David McCabe of Plymouth, who owns a chain of 22 pubs. While he owns the property here in Berrynarbor, we own the Ye Olde Globe business, and are the tenanted Licensees.

A special big THANK YOU to all those who have taken part in the painting parties over successive weekends, transforming and brightening up both the interior and exterior of the pub. Gone are the dark nicotine-orange coloured walls and off-white ceilings, while outside it has been brought into line with the black-and-white theme of the central village. This is the first stage in our refurbishment programme that will eventually also include new soft furnishings

Now a Free House, we are able to offer a selection of regular and guest beers, as well as good quality wines and other liquid refreshments. On the food side, we have two new resident chefs - Stuart [formerly of the Sawmill] and Peter - who have introduced a new menu and offer a range of imaginative specials, including the Christmas menu. They are also planning future themed menu evenings; the first, a Curry Night, precedes the distribution of this Newsletter. While on the subject of food, the pub will be open on Christmas Day, but we are sorry that all Christmas lunch tables have been reserved already.

Weekly Sunday Night Quizzes have returned, as will the Boxing Day Quiz - don't forget to reserve your table. There will be a New Year's Eve Party with free buffet for those in fancy dress. Your favourite fancy dress is the theme, so come along wearing whatever you feel comfortable in.

For the future, we shall be arranging live music evenings and other events going forward into the New Year.

Whether a regular, past customer or a newcomer to the village, we, along with all our team, Becky [Bex], Emma, Mia and Poppy behind the bar, Stuart and Peter in the kitchen and those behind the scenes, look forward to welcoming you to the 'NEW' Ye Olde Globe! Barry and Nic

The Painting Party


Artwork: Peter Rothwell


We should like to thank all those who have supported us at the Globe over the last 16 years. It is time for a change/retirement, so we bid you all farewell and wish Will and Zena, and the new team, all the best for their future at Ye Olde Globe.

Karen, Don and Edith

We, in turn, thank Karen, Don and Edith and all their staff over the years for their hospitality and bon homie, and wish them every happiness in their new ventures.

We extend a warm welcome to Will and Zena and hope they, too, will enjoy their new business here in the village.


Artwork: David Duncan


Coming Events:

During National Curry Week, we'll be running our Curry and Drink for £10 offer every night: So, that's from Sunday 8th - Saturday 14th October [inc.]. But.don't forget, the Curry and Drink for £10 is EVERY FrIday- Eat In or Take Away.

We shall be decorating for Hallowe'en, so please pop in for some sweets if you are trick or treating.  Free squash for the kids, too, to keep them refreshed on their walk!

Our All You Can Eat Nights are on Saturdays 28th October and

25th November, look out for details nearer the time.

. . . and our Christmas Menu is now ready for posting/emailing, so get in touch if you would like to book for a Christmas meal during December.

For other events please keep an eye out for posters, emails (if you're on the database) and chalkboards. See you soon.

Karen & Team



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We should like to thank everyone who very kindly offered their help following the fire at The Globe. Particular thanks to Chris and Wendy for taking mum in for a much needed coffee. We are hoping to have the kitchen open by mid-October.

The Quiz Nights have started again and so far have been very well attended. Everyone is welcome, so join us once a fortnight at 8.30 p.m. to test your knowledge. Next Quiz: Sunday, 7th October.

The next 'All You Can Eat' Night at The Sawmill is on Saturday,

3rd November. Karl and John will be cooking Asian dishes to include Thai, Indian and Chinese. Booking is advised so 'phone 882259 to reserve your table.

Christmas menus will be available soon from both pubs or phone and let us know if you would like the menus posting to you. Lady skittlers, don't forget to use your discount for carvery at The Sawmill as advertised in your books.


Artwork: Paul Swailes


Saturday, 1st April: Our LAST "All You Can Eat" Nights until after the summer. MEXICAN £9.00 per person. Booking advised, 'phone 82259.

Quiz Nights at Globe: There will be a break over Easter, and then on the 23rd April and 7th May, when they will finish until after the summer.


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The Sawmill is now open all day, every day, from 12.00

'Balloon Magic' shows every Monday night, 7.30 p.m., through the summer holidays. Great for the kids - all welcome.

Soon to be advertising 'All You Can Eat' nights - due to start with a Chinese night on 23rd October.

The Globe Opening hours remain the same with food served 12.00 to

2.00 p.m. and 6.00 to 9.00 p.m.

Wednesday 18th August, Morris Dancers at 9.00 p.m.

Quiz Nights will start again [provisionally] on the 3rd October.

Both Pubs If anyone wants to join [or start] a team for pool, darts or skittles, please contact Karen [882259] or Karl [882465].


Artwork: Peter Rothwell


Exmoor Border Morris will be dancing on:

  • Wednesday, 2nd June, 9.00 p.m. at the Old Sawmill Inn

  • Wednesday, 21st July, 9.00 p.m. at The Globe

  • Wednesday, 28th July, 9.00 p.m. at the Old Sawmill Inn

And the Red Petticoats will be at:

  • the Old Sawmill Inn on Thursday, 1st July, at 9,00 p,m.

We shall be opening from 6.00 p.m. now at both pubs and later the Sawmill Inn will be open 'All Day' with food from 12.00 noon to 9,30 p,m, daily.

Hoping you have a lovely summer,

Best wishes from all at The Globe and the Old Sawmill,


Artwork: David Duncan


Menus at both pubs will be changing before Easter.

At The Globe, we are now doing two courses for £5.95 on Sundays at lunchtime [main course and sweet], and at the Sawmill the Carvery on Sunday, at £6.25, will continue to include a free sweet until just before the main season.

The Sawmill '2 for 1' and 'All You Can Eat' nights have now finished until the autumn.

Quiz nights at The Globe have also come to an end, but will start again in October.

Thank you to those who responded with suggestions when a notice was put up asking for ideas. We are looking into some of them and will display boards/posters to keep you informed. These include a Folk Singa-Long Evening, Seniors' Whist and Tea, and Mum and Toddler Mornings in school holidays.


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We hope you all had a joyful Christmas and wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2004.

What's On in February and March:

The Globe

         'Curry Night' every Wednesday night a selection of curries will be available priced at just £4.95 each

         '2 for I t meals, every night plus Saturday lunchtimes.

The Sawmill

         Saturday 21st February - our popular 'All you can eat Curry Night' is back for only 28.00 This will probably be the last 'All you can eat' night until the autumn - so book early

         Sunday Lunchtime Carvery Special Offers are available until the end of

         February: Discount advance bookings, free sweet or free kids carvery check details when booking

Both Pubs - Book early for these important dates:

         Saturday 14th February is St. Valentine's [come around quickly, hasn't it gents!]

         Sunday 21st March is Mothering Sunday - book early for this one to treat mum and grandma

National Pubs Week: Saturday 21st February to Saturday 29th February

         The Sawmill - free pool table Tuesday 24th and Friday 27th

         The Globe free pool table Monday 23rd and Wednesday 25th and look out for other promotions in the pub.

Diary Dates:

         Sunday 1st February - Quiz Night at The Globe, 8.30 p.m.

         Saturday 14th February - St. Valentine's Night [book early]

         Sunday 15th February - Quiz Night at The Globe, 8.30 p.m.

         Saturday 21st February - Curry Night 'All You Can Eat', Sawmill

         Sunday 29th February - Quiz Night at The Globe, 8.30 p.m.

         Sunday 14th March - Quiz Night at The Globe, 8.30 p.m.

         Sunday 21st March - Mothering Sunday [book early]

         Sunday 28th March - Quiz Night at The Globe, 8.30 p.m.

Weight Watchers

Would anybody be interested in having Weight Watchers' meetings at The Globe. Julie can do it on either Mondays or Thursdays at 9.00 a.m. We need at least 10 people for it to be worth her while to run the group. If you are interested, please contact Karen on 882259.


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First of all we should like to thank everyone for their cards, flowers and support over the last few weeks. As yet we don't know when Mum [Edith] will move from Plymouth to Barnstaple, and we don't know when she will be able to come home. However, she is having physiotherapy now to get her back on her feet and moving around. She has read all of her cards and remembers everybody, and is keen to get back to Berrynarbor.

Since Karen wrote this piece for the newsletter we have had wonderful news. Edith has progressed well enough to come back to North Devon and is now in the hospital in Barnstaple. Carry on the good work, Edith!

News of Events for October and November:

The Globe:

Quiz Nights will start on Sunday, 5th October and will take place fortnightly. On the 'in-between' Sunday nights, we shall have a Games

Night where we play 'killer' at pool/skittles and darts, both start at 8.30 p.m. We have a new menu for bar and dining room and operate Table Service in the Dining Room every night and Sunday lunchtime.

Wednesday, 5th November Fireworks and Bonfire at Derek's [Sloley Park] - weather permitting. 7.30 p.m. All Welcome. Please support this a nnual event by attending and by donating some change to the 'Fireworks' Collection tin at The Globe. Afterwards, you are all invited back to The

Globe for a jacket potato and hot soup on the house.

The Old Sawmill

Look out for information of 'All You Can Eat' theme nights. Due to the success of last winter's events, once again we shall be doing Chinese, Indian and this year also Mexican and Italian food. Booking early for these nights is advised. This winter sees a new menu and look at The Sawmill -starting from the 3rd October.

Both Pubs

It may seem early, but Christmas is just around the corner. We have already started taking bookings, so please enquire if you would like a menu. The Christmas menu is available from 1st to 24th December.


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Sawmill: We shall be open all day from 12.00 noon every day until 31 st August [incl.Carvery available every Sunday Lunch plus Wednesday night through until September.

Monday nights through summer, 'Balloon Modelling Show', 7.30 p.m.

Look out for New Real Ales Guesting from The Big Sheep.

Globe: Open all day on Saturdays and Sundays, from 12.00 noon. Cream Teas served through August during afternoon.

Quiz Nights start again late September or early October - date to be confirmed. Quiz Nights will run fortnightly alternating with a 'Games Night' with teams playing 'Killer' at pool, skittles and darts.

We hope you all have a good summer. See you soon.

Thank you to Karen, Wayne, Carl and Edith and the staff at The Sawmill for organising the food and entertainment, and for all their hard work for my 70th Birthday Celebration in May. Also thank you to all my family and friends for coming and providing such a great atmosphere. And, of course, thank you to the two bouncers [Derek and Mitch] for keeping order at the door!

John Clark

Ron would like to thank everyone who joined in the 'Surprise Party' at The Globe to celebrate his 87th Birthday on the 15th July. Especial thanks to Edith, Carl, Karen and the staff, and 'regulars' at The Globe.


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The Globe:

New menu from May Bank Holiday, plus Specials to include home-made meals and desserts, often using local produce.

From 1st June, open from 6.00 p.m. daily.

From 19th July, Saturday and Sunday open all day, with cream teas served 2.30 to 5.30 p.m. Pub food menu will be served 12-2.30 & 6-9.30 p.m.

Old Sawmill Inn:

Carvery every Sunday Lunchtime plus from Wednesday 18th June, we will do a Carvery every Wednesday night.

From 19th July, open all day, everyday. Food served 12 noon to 9.30 p.m. From 1 9th July we will open for Breakfasts [9-10.30 a.m.] every Saturday and Monday morning.

Saturday, 21st June Table top Sale and Coffee Morning at the Sawmill. £3.00 per table. 50p entry. Proceeds to Sunday School Christmas Party. Set up 8.00 a.m., Open for buyers 9.00 a.m. To book a table please 'phone 882259.



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Globe: Quiz Nights will stop before Easter - the last one will be on 6th April to resume in October.

Saturday, 5th April A Day at the Races'Watch the Grand National in The Globe garden [we are looking into the betting part of it]. Prize for the best hat, Buffet. Tickets for the Buffet £2.50 must be bought in advance. [lf the weather is bad, the event will be held indoors.]

From 1st June The Globe will be open from 6.00 p.m. daily, and from 6th April, the dining room will no longer be table service at week-ends.

Sawmill: 'All you can Eat' theme nights will be back after the season. Cantery will continue every Sunday lunchtime, £6.25. We shall be open 'All Day' [from 12.00 noon] over Easter weekend and Bank Holiday weekends. Saturday mornings and Bank Holiday Mondays we shall also be open for breakfast between 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. served from the carvery.

Both pubs will celebrate St. George's Day [23rd April] by having a selection of English Ales - hopefully up to 7 different ones will be available.


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Happy New Year Everybody!

A good night was had by all at the Globe on New Year's Eve - thanks to everyone who made the effort to dress up: there were lots of good costumes and photos to embarrass you will be placed above the bar shortly. So now for February and March:


Throughout February [except 14th] we have a '2 for I l meal offer order 2 meals from the board and get the cheapest one free [not available Saturday nights or Sunday lunch]. We also have our Carvery up and running, available every Sunday lunchtime at just

To mark the Chinese New Year we shall be having an 'All You Can Eat' Chinese night on Saturday, 1st February [booking advised].

Both pubs will celebrate St. Valentine's Day by offering a selection of Specials as well as the usual menu - with table service at the Sawmill and in the dining room at The Globe. Booking is advised - that's 14th Friday 14th February, fellas!]

In March you can look forward to St. Patrick's Day when Murpheys at The Globe and Guinness at the Sawmill will be Z 1.50 a pint! [Monday, 17th March]

And don't forget Mothers' Day ... Sunday, 30th March. We advise early booking for both pubs as this is a special day indeed - I'm looking forward to me 'cuppa' in bed, boys!

At the Globe, we shall be holding an event for the Grand National on the 5th April. Hopefully, IA Day at the Races' with a picnic in the garden. So, get your hats ready ladies and we'll give details soon.

And finally ... congratulations to The Globe. Mum's [Edith] daily efforts of lighting the fire have paid off, as we are very pleased to have won the 'Real Fire Pub of the Year' competition for Devon. Thanks also go to Len at North Devon Fuels [Hele Bay] for his nomination as the supplier of fuel! We shall be holding an event to celebrate some time in February - look out for details.

We hope you all have a happy and prosperous 2003 and look forward to seeing you soon.


Artwork: Peter Rothwell

What's On at


The Globe

The Dining Room is now open as a 'Table Service Restaurant' every Friday and Saturday, with a separate menu and 'specials' too. Booking advised.

Don't forget Quiz Night every other Sunday

Sunday, 22nd December: Children's Christmas Party. Places are limited so please put names down now at The Globe or Sawmills. Under 81s only.

Christmas Eve Grand Christmas Draw, come along and join the Carol Singing

Boxing Day Quiz Night, 8.00/8.30 p.m.

Although the flyer states no food on Boxing Night, we shall be serving food as normal from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m.

New Year's Eve - Party Night!

Fancy Dress, of course [open theme]. There will be karaoke in the function room, music in the bar and a free buffet. Bar open 'til late.

The Sawmills

Monday, 23rd December - Grand Christmas Draw

Look out for details of the new Carvery due to open soon. We shall also be doing 'All You Can Eat' and '2 for I t offers through January and February - details will be available shortly.

Both The Globe and The Sawmills will be serving the Christmas Menu from 1st to 2.zfth December, priced at E 10.95 per head. Booking is required.

We look forward to seeing you and wish everyone a Merry Christrnas and a Happy New Year.


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Both pubs are now back to winter opening times, continuing to serve food daily, lunchtimes and evenings. We have begun the Sunda.y Roast at the Sawmill again, with adult's, children's and 'tot's' portions available. Booking is advised. Roasts are still available at The Globe every Sunday too. The Globe will be restarting Quiz Nights on 13th October at 8.00 p.m. and this will run fortnightly.

On 5th November, Derek will have his annual Bonfire and everyone is welcome to come up to the field [Sloley Park] to watch the fireworks. We usually find if we all chip in, we can buy quite a few fireworks, so we have boxes at both pubs for you to make a contribution if you wish. Please note, this is NOT an organised firework/ bonfire display - more like taking a box of fireworks round to your neighbour's house. Afterwards, everyone is welcome back at The Globe to warm up with hot soup and baked potatoes.

Both pubs will be doing a Christmas Fayre menu from 1st to 24th December. Bookings only.

We should like to welcome Andy to our team at The Globe - he is taking over as Chef so that Karl can spend more time with you in the bar. We hope to have a new menu available soon and will be opening the dining room as a ITable Service Restaurant' on Friday, 1st November - booking advised. Look out for Specials on both the restaurant and bar menu.


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At the Sawmills we are now open all day, serving breakfast from 9.00 until 11.00 a.m., then pub food from 12.00 noon until 9.30 p.m. EVERY DAY through August. Sunday,

1st September, will be our last day for All Day, then back to 12.00 to 3.00 p.m. and 6.00 to 11.00 p.m.

For Entertainment we have 'Balloon Magic' shows every Monday through August, 7.30 p.m. - great for kids and parents too! Saturday nights through August we have Karaoke, with the 10th, 17th and 24th having midnight licence on the bar.

At The Globe we are now open 12.00 noon to 2.30 p.m. and 6.00 to 11.00 p.m. Food daily, 12.00 noon to 2.00 p.m. and 6.00 to 9.30 p.m. Roasts will continue on Sunday at lunchtime.

For Entertainment, the Red Petticoats will be dancing at The Globe at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15th August and on Wednesday, 28th August, the Exmoor Border Morris Dancers will dance at 9.00 p.m.

As usual, we shall be changing the menu for the Winter Season - at both pubs - and hope to have the dining room at The Globe operating as a table service Restaurant by the end of October. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.


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After some surprisingly good weather over the May Bank Holiday, we are all hoping for some more during the next few months. Edith and Karl are settling in to the village well, although Karl is still getting used to the church bells and low ceilings!

With plenty going on through June, let's hope that the visitors come down to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee with us, and watch England conquer all in the World Cup - let's not hold our breath on that last one!

At the Sawmills for Jubilee week-end, we have a karaoke on Saturday, 1st June, with a midnight licence. We shall be open for breakfast, 9.00 to 11.00 a.m. from 1st June - 9th June. Why not join us on the 2nd for a full English Breakfast and watch England's first World Cup match? On Friday, 7th June, we shall be showing the England v Argentina match live and with a 12.30 p.m. kick-off, we shall be able to serve beer and will be doing a Budweiser Promotion during the game, so make sure you come along for a chance to win many different goodies.

At the Globe & Sawmills Look out for our guest ale over the Bank Holiday week-end, being brewed especially for the Jubilee - available at The Globe only. Commemorative bottles of ale will be available from the Sawmills.

June 16th is Father's Day, so book up your roast Dinners and treat your fathers to a special day. We are taking bookings at both pubs for that day - as we do every Sunday - but make sure you 'phone soon to guarantee availability.

The Exmoor Border Morris Dancers will be at the Sawmills at 9.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 5th June, and the Red Petticoats will be dancing at The Globe on Thursday, 20th June, at 8.30 p.m.

Well that's all for now - we hope to see you all soon.


Artwork: Paul Swailes


We have been in The Globe for 19 Christmas's and now feel it's time to slow down. We have enjoyed our time at the pub and should like to thank all of our loyal customers and friends, past and present, for their patronage over the years.

We're sure we'll miss you all, but we shall be living only a few steps away from The Globe, so it will still be very much our 'local' and we shall enjoy playing our darts, skittles and pool, as well as helping with the Carnival Float.

May we wish ail success to the Ozelton family when they take over shortly. Thank you all once again.


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Our Quiz Nights continue every Sunday, all winter, and everyone is welcome, 8:30 p.m. The Barnstaple Carnival was a great success. Our Bill and Ben float won Best in its Class, and the title of Best Float in the Parade.

A wonderful evening was held to celebrate Colin's birthday on the 16th November what a celebration as Wendy and Colin had tied the knot earlier in the day! Colin asked for no presents with donations going to Children in Need, and a cheque for £375 has been sent to them.

Christmas at The Globe

On Monday, 17th December, at 9.00 p.m., a group from West Down will be performing their Mummers Play [about 20 minutes], which will be followed by a sing-a-long.

On Christmas Eve we shall be open from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and again from 7.00 p.m. to midnight. There will be carols by candlelight in the back room at 7.30 p.m. and the Christmas braw will take place at 9.30 p.m.

Christmas Day -- we hope you will join us for a Christmas brink between 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

Boxing Day we shall again be open from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and in the evening from 7.00 p.m. to midnight, when we shall be holding our annual Boxing Day Quiz Night with special questions all about the last year!

New Year's Eve we shall be open at lunchtime and at 7.00 p.m. the festivities begin! 'Friends, Romans and Countrymen lend us your ears and get your togas on! There will be merrymaking in the Forum until 4.00 a.m.

New Year's Day - opening times as normal.

Phil, Lynne and Staff would like to wish you all



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Well done to everyone who helped or took part in the 'Bill and Ben' Carnival Float. First in Class, Best Pub and Best Overall in Combe Martin, and a Second in Ilfracombe, and hopefully more success to report next time following the Barnstaple Carnival.

Quiz Nights start again on the 30th September and we look forward to seeing you all EVERY Sunday this year. With the money raised from the draws, maybe we can repeat the success of our entry in the Britain in Bloom Competition.

May we take this opportunity to add our congratulations to Ann and Vi for winning the Mary Mortimer Trophy in the competition in the South West.

Christmas Menus are now available and the programme of Christmas Events will be given in the December issue.


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Residents and visitors alike are always assured of a warm welcome at Ye Olde Globe - good grog, good grub!

The annual carnival float is still under construction but will be setting out shortly for Combe Martin on the

8th August, Ilfracombe on the 23rd August and Barnstaple on the 15th September. Good luck - you have a reputation to maintain! If you cannot get to the carnivals, the float will be leaving the Globe on each occasion early in the evening.

Quiz Nights are in temporary abeyance, but will begin again on Sunday, 30th September.


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Come and join us for our Christmas events:

  • Monday, 18th December: "Christmas Special" Quiz Night, 8.30 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve: Carols around the Christmas Tree. Draw will take place at 9.30 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: Join us for drinks from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  • Boxing Day: End of Year Quiz Night, 8.00 p.m.
  • New Year's Eve: Fancy Dress Panty Night

With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lynne, Phil and Staff


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Thanks to all who took part in the Skittles/Pumpkin Night in October. Roger had the biggest pumpkin at 58 lbs, with Jim Brooks a close second at 52 lbs. Ann Davies won the competition for the best-dressed pumpkin with her magnificent millennium bug, and Jo Lane was second with a pumpkin rickshaw. £110.00 was raised and has been sent to the Children's Hospice.

Many thanks.

We now have on sale, Roger's Pumpkin Preserve and Pumpkin Pickle, £1.00 per jar! Again all proceeds to the Hospice.

Christmas at The Globe

  • Christmas Eve: Carols round the Christmas tree in the car park, 7.30 p.m. Draw will take place at 9.30 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: Boxing Day: Join us for a drink between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. The Muddiford Morris Men will dance in the car park at lunchtime. Fun Quiz Night at 7.30 p.m.
  • New Year's Eve: Fancy Dress Party Night. No theme -just come in your own favourite costume from the past. Champagne at Midnight.

For your Buffet tickets, see Lynne or Phil.

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and New Year - Lynne, Phil and Staff


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Carnivals are now past and although honours were in short supply this Year, we all had a good time. Thanks to Alan Parkin for the use of the family tractor and to Richard at Watermouth Castle for the use of the smoke machine.

Quiz Nights start again on Sunday, 3rd October, and then every other Sunday as per last year. Final details for Christmas and the New Year are nearly in place, look out at the pub for more information shortly.

We shall be holding the Pumpkin Weigh-in and the Charity Skittles Evening on Saturday, 9th October - proceeds to the Children's Hospice South west.

Phil and Lynne


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Apologies about the pumpkins - we could only find three in the village! Has anybody got the answer on how to kill slugs? However, money raised from the sale of plants has been sent to the Children's Hospice.

The Courage quiz nights have been well attended and at this time the leaders are a team led by Roger Luckham and Deryck Brookes and their wives, with the Sam 'n' Ella team from Bessemer and Miss Muffets close behind. Good luck to whoever wins and goes forward to the regional finals.

Christmas at the Globe

  • Christmas Eve - 7.00-11.30 p.m. Carols round the tree. Draw 9.00 p.m.
  • Christmas Day - 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
  • Boxing Day - 7.00 - 1 1.30 p.m. - Quiz Night, 7.30 p.m.
  • New Year's Eve - .00 - 00.30 p.m. - Fancy Dress Party - Hollywood Stars

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Following the final round of the Courage quiz nights on the 15th November, the winners were Roger and Debbie Luckham and Deryck and Susan Brookes, who will now represent the Globe in the next round - the Regional Finals. Well done, and good luck.

Phil and Lyn send everyone their very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Artwork: Paul Swailes


Thanks to Phil and his team and to everyone who participated, this year's float -Sinking of the Titanic - has been another great success, having achieved First in its class in Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple, and Best Overall Entry in both llfracombe and Barnstaple, raising lots of money for charity along the way.

A big thank you goes to the Richards Bros [Hagginton] for the use of the bar barn to build the float, and the cups of tea! Herbert Parkin and Sons for the tractor, Richard Haines for the smoke machine, Hele Building for help with building supplies, Brian and Gill Mountain and Chris Gubb for winter storage - without all their help our success would not have been possible.

Quiz Nights - a fun Quiz Night has been arranged for Sunday, 4th October at 8.00 p.m. Free entry. Teams of 4. Every Sunday from the 18th October, we shall be holding quiz nights to find a house team to go forward to the regional finals of the 10th Courage Annual Quiz competition. This will be for teams of 4 [substitutes are permitted]. Let us know if you would like to join in.


Artwork: Paul Swailes


The Children's Hospice S.W. benefited by £65 as a result of the annual Pumpkin week-aid. Thank you to everyone who entered into the spirit of the event - from tiny seeds large pumpkins ... and what a whopper grew in the Luckham garden! Congratulations to William and Rachel on surpassing their last year's heavy-weight champion - this year's 'heaviest' weighed in at 114 lbs! Congratulations to them too for their delightful pumpkin pictures opposite. 'Pumpkin Bunkin' won Jacqui and John Weaver the Best Dressed Award and Ashley Lane successfully defended his title when for the second year his pumpkin reached the bottom of Pitt Hill first.

The inevitable rounders match followed with Phil's team suffering a crushing defeat at the bat and hands of Ann [Davies] and her team.

Christmas Opening:

  • Christmas Eve - Carols in the Car Park, 7.30 p.m. Christmas Draw, 9.30 p.m.
  • Christmas Day - 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  • Boxing Day - Quiz Night
  • New Year's Eve - Sixties' Party until 12.30 a.m.

Phil and Lyn, hot on the line from Granada, send everyone their
very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Artwork: Paul Swailes


It was decided some months ago - over a pint or two, of course - that the theme for this year's carnival float had to be 'Farewell Hong Kong'. Phil and his team got out their saws, hammers, nails and paint brushes; Bet and Jim Brooks were seconded to create a dragon and Ann Davies volunteered to organise the costumes.

On the 13th August, on a lovely warm sunny evening, a very colourful Chinese 'junk' made its way along Combe Martin High Street, having just won 2nd in Class. A week later, In torrential rain, it took 1st in Class and Best Overall at Ilfracombe, which it repeated at Barnstaple four weeks later.

Photo: Keith Powell, llfracombe
[With apologies - reproduction doesn't do justice to the float!]

Once again a big thank you to Jill and Brian Mountain for allowing part of their bam to be used for storage and construction work; Herbert Parkin for loan of tractor; Alan and Alf for cleaning the tractor and towing the float; Richard Haines for the smoke machine; Hele Building Supplies and Lynn for feeding the team!

Everyone enjoyed being involved and it is hoped the team spirit and the fun had by all helped to raise lots of money for charity.

Stop Press:

  • Saturday, 4th October - Bring along your pumpkins - heaviest and best dressed - to be judged at 9.30 p.m. approximately.
  • Sunday, 5th October - Pumpkins to be raced down Pit Hill at 3 0'clock, followed by a rounders match - weather permitting - in the playing field.

Do come along if you can and if you don't have a pumpkin but would like to join in the fun, please see Phil.



Artwork: Peter Rothwell


Carnival Club: For those who haven't worked out what this year's float was all about, it was based on the Walt Disney film TOY STORY, a battle between new and old toys for their young owners' affections. It was the Class Winner and Best Pub Float in Combe Martin and Overall Winner in Ilfracombe and Barnstaple. We hope our efforts helped to raise lots of money for charity as well as the pleasure it gave all of us to take part.


Thanks to all the kind people who helped to produce the float, to name a few - Gill and Brian Mountain for our comer of their bam, Richard Haines for the use of his motors, Hele Building Supplies for material help, Herbert and Alan Parkin for the tractor, and last but not least, Jackie Weaver for the loan of John!

Pumpkin Weekend - The now annual Pumpkin Growing and Dressing competition benefited the Children's Hospice at Fremington by more than £100 . The heaviest was a new village record, 87 lbs, grown by William Luckham of Birdswell - our youngest contestant. Well done! Olinda Holden and Ray Toms, 2nd and 3rd, weighed their pumpkins in at 54 lbs and 39 lbs. Best Dressed honours went to Jancy Davies who had put in a lot of work on a "sunflower" pumpkin. Congratulations and thanks to all who dressed pumpkins.

We have to admit that the 'residue' left all down Pitt Hill was our fault but It was all in a good cause. The Junior Race was won by Sam, with Rachel 2nd, Greg 3rd, Ben 4th, Dan 5th and Shane 6th, and if anyone has seen Christopher Adams, please send him home! Ashley, followed by Melanie and Mark were the adult race winners.


Christmas Opening

  • Christmas Eve: Carols in the Car Park, 7.30 p.m.
    Christmas Draw, 9.30 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: Open 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  • Boxing Day: Quiz Night with Quizmaster, Neil
  • New Year's Eve: 'Beach Party' until 12.30 a.m.


Artwork: David Duncan


It IS now official - Gary Songhurst has the biggest one in the village! This, of course, refers to his pumpkin entered in the Children in Need competition. Although the judges, professional growers Derek Phillips and John Clarke, were unhappy about the variety grown, they agreed that at 71.75 lbs, it was the biggest. Josef Belka's two 'goodies' at 56 and 44 lbs were second, and Joy Scott [43 lbs] and Sarah Songhurst [42 lbs] were joint third.

The best dressed pumpkin was clothed by Phil and Lynne for their 'Landlord Look-alike", with Rod of Langleigh House's 'Giant Lollipop' runner up. Thanks to all who entered - there were some really good entries and Children in Need will benefit by the sum of £74.

The annual race down Pitt Hill saw Ryan Beale win the children's section, with Barry winning the adult race. His triumph was short-lived, as he was disqualified for arriving with insufficient pumpkin! So Amy Harris took the honours. Well done! The rounders match was won by a team headed by Mark Adams, who easily beat the youngsters led by Edward Bowden. But watch out, next year they want to play football as well!


  • Saturday, 23rd December - 11.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. 7.00 - 11.30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 24th December - 12.00 noon - 2.30 p.m. 7.00 - 11.30 p.m.
    Carols in Car Park, 7.30 p.m.
  • Monday, Christmas Day - Closed All Day
  • Tuesday, 26th December - 11.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. 7.00 - 11.30 p.m.
    Quiz Night with our new Quizmaster, Neil, 7.30 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Saturday - 11.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. 7.00 - 11.30 p.m.
  • Sunday, New Year's Eve - 12.00 noon - 2.30 p.m. 7.00 p.m. - 12.30 a.m.
    Theme for New Year's Eve 'Emergency Services"

Phil and Lynne wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Artwork: Peter Rothwell



Once again the float had its annual airing and the cowboys who built "Wells Fargo" were riding on it as well. Congratulations to all the team who surpassed all previous efforts by winning Best in Class and Best Float Overall in Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple. A special thanks to Brian and Jill Mountain for the under-cover area in which to build it, Herbert Parkin for the tractor and Nigel Mason for the brilliant artwork which brought it all to life.


[Well done, again, The Globe, but watch out! Paul Bowden and the "blind-stoned cowboys", who came 2nd, will be "gunning' for you next year as they intend to rob you off that coveted 1st!]


The Children in Need Pumpkin Competition will be held in October:

  • Saturday, 14th, at 9.00 p.m. - BEST DRESSED AND HEAVIEST
  • Sunday, 15th, at 3.00 p.m. - RACE DOWN PITT HILL and ROUNDERS in the field afterwards


Artwork: Paul Swailes


Thank you to all who took part in the Carol Singing on Christmas Eve, and the New Year's revellers, who were in fancy dress. Thanks, also, to Gary for providing music on both nights.

OUTBACK [Gary, Nigel, Mary-Jane, Peter and Peter] who have been performing out back in the pub, together with friends and performers from Ilfracombe and Barnstaple, will in future be having regular folk/blues evenings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. If there are any locale who would like to play, sing or just come and listen, they will be very welcome.

SHOWTIME is nearly here again and as last year' s show was a sell-out, we shall be holding this year's extravaganza over two nights! FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 10TH and 11TH MARCH. Tickets will be limited and on gale from approximately 14th February at £2.50, Including a rum punch - so make sure to book in early for your choice of evening.

The theme thig year is "MARITIME/V.E. DAY" , and to create a good atmosphere we again ask the audience to dress appropriately. Rehearsals have started on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings - see Gary for more details. Proceeds this year will be split, partly for the carnival float and hopefully to buy a couple of professional spotlights for the Manor Hall.


Artwork: Peter Rothwell


The Pumpkin Competition And what is the well-dressed pumpkin wearing in Berrynarbor this year? The winners of the very expertly decorated Berrynarbor specimens were: 1st Gary and Mishka [Miss Muffets] - Cinderella's Coach, 2nd Neil and Val - Hot! Hot! Hot! and 3rd Olinda - Ugly Duckling. The heaviest, weighing in at 461bs, was entered by Joy [Bet Brooks's sister], with Josef's 281b'er in 2nd place and Ken and Jenny's entry 3rd, at 18.5 lbs. Sally Johnston guessed the weight of the pumpkin [29.5 lbs] and Kenny Stevens the marrow [101 lbs] .

The weather on the Sunday was again glorious for the race from the Square down Pitt Hill to the playing field. Stuart Neale stormed home from an entry of over 20 pumpkins, and the rounders match [over 40's v under 40's] was a draw. Approximately £150 [including a generous donation from the W. I.] was raised for Children in Need and thanks go to all who made this a most enjoyable week-end.


Friday, 23rd December - Draw at 9.30 p.m.

Christmas Eve
Carols in the Car Park at 7.30 p.m.
Sing-a-long-a Gary and Phil - Extension to 11.30 p.m.

Christmas Day
11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Boxing Day
Quiz Night with our Resident Quiz Mistress, Lynne

New Year's Eve
Super Heroes and heroines ate invited to the Fancy Dress
Party - Free buffet and entertainment

Phil and Lynne wish everyone a Happy Christmas


Artwork: Peter Rothwell


Feelin' Hot! Hot! Hot!

Yes, it's been that time of year again I when demure village maidens tear off their clothes and cover themselves with feathers [and very little else], and normally staid village gentlemen [ I use the term very loosely], put on frilly shirts and become Limbo dancers! You've got it - it's 'Carnival' time! This year's theme was based on Caribbean Carnival - plenty of colour, plenty of fun.

Shamwick After a wet day, the procession itself was dry and warm and we were soon in the swing of things, even the generator joined in. In fact it got so hot, hot, hot that it caught fire! But that aside, we managed to come home with a cup for the best pub float and a cup for best in class.

Combe Unfortunately the signature tune for the float turned from 'feelin' 'hot, hot, hot' to 'soaking wet, wet, wet' and later 'freezing cold, cold, cold'! Still, one of the amplifiers, not to be outdone by the generator, got so hot, hot, hot that it caught fire. Despite all this, we had a good time and again managed 'Best in Class' and ' Best Overall'.

Barum Who knows that will happen here, but if you see a float that looks like a Viking funeral coming down the road, it will probably be that our trailer has also decided not to be outdone by the generator!

Gary Songhurst - Berrynarbor Carnival Club

I have since been told by Gary not to mention Barnstaple Carnival!

Pumpkin Competition
In aid of Children in Need

On Saturday, 15th October we shall be having the Competition for the Best Dressed Pumpkin, starting around 8.00 p.m. in The Globe. If Jim Brooks has got a big one, we'll also have a guess the weight competition!

On Sunday, 16th October the racing pumpkins will have their turn, starting at Bessemer Thatch at 3.00 p.m. Competitors should be warned that there will be random drugs testing. Finally [weather permitting] there will be a rounders match in the field afterwards.


Artwork: Peter Rothwell

Show Time with The Globe

Show time with The Globe again,
Held in our Manor Hall.
The entertainment wag superb,
And a good time had by all.
The room was full to overflowing,
We almost missed a seat,
They'll have to expand the walls a bit
For the Globe's next year treat.
The audience came as Guides and Scouts
And little Brownies - a few,
The supper went down very well -
There were second helpings too!
Our thanks to all who played a part
You really did Berry proud;
No matter who I speak to
Their praises are many and loud.
It seems that Berrynarbor
Has more talent than we know,
So hopefully this time next year
We'll have another darn Good Show!

Vi Davies


Artwork: David Duncan


Act I

After the success of last year's Wartime Night, I was asked, 'How do you follow that?' And I must admit that I was doing some head scratching myself. But this is Berrynarbor, so the answer wag simple. You put on a Gang Show, sub-titled 'Berry Goes to Broadway', and off we go again!

This year, like Topsy, it grew - bigger cast, bigger audience, bigger hall.

Yet again, the audience joined in, dressing as Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Cubs [there were some knees on show that night that hadn't seen the light of day for years]. The Hall was packed!

After some minor teething troubles, the Hall was soon ringing with songs from 'Gigi', ' 42nd Street', 'Easter Parade' and many more.

At half-time, and by courtesy of The Globe 'Meals on Feet' Brigade, a camp fire nosh of bangers and mash and beans was served and devoured.

Act II

The turns in Act II were more of a camp fire nature - Scouts and Guides, with a smattering of cowboys, Mexicans, Mounties, Tin Men, etc. , and as would be expected at a Jamboree, the odd transvestite, were seen taking part.

The evening closed with a super Finale with everybody singing, clapping and stomping to such songs as 'Crest of a Wave' and 'Ging Gang Goolie'.

The whole point of these shows is to bring people together and this it did. It was a show performed by village people for village people to enjoy and like last year it was a sell-out. Even though it took place in a larger room, some people were still unable to get tickets - we hope to rectify this next year.

After a donation to the Manor Hall and expenses, such as hardboard for scenery, etc., was taken out, we managed to raise a total of £178 for the Carnival Float.

The Cast were as follows: Barbara Wood, Mary Jane Newell, Sally Barten, Joyce Songhurst, Lynne Bridle, Diane and Danny Lloyd, Neil and Val Morris, Heather Levy, Alf, Ann Davis, Richard Lewis, the Newell lads and Pater, jack Elliot, Bill Purvis, Tony Lynch, Nigel Mason, Mark Adams, John Clark, Derek Phillips, Jim Brooks, Sarah Beale, Shaun Cooper [bless 'im] , Olinda Holden, Jenny Holly, Marie Mason. The Band [and so they should be] were Phil Bridle and Stuart Neale. The Backstage Crew consisted of Ken Richards and Gerry Claydon [stage hands], Kevin Brooks and John Weaver [lighting], Melanie La Tragna [choreography] , Doey Damon [sound], Brian Jones, Neil Morris and Ivan Clarke [cameras], Nigel Mason and Pete Rothwell [sets] and Ginny Neale [continuity] .

Our thanks go to the Management Committee, Watermouth Castle, N.D.D.C., The Lantern Centre and all those who gave paint, costumes, advice, books, etc., and a big THANK YOU to an audience that made our work easy.

We do hope that we haven't missed anyone - if we have, sorry!

Dib, Dib, Dib! See you next year!

The Carnival Committee

PS We're always looking for new acts, so don't be shy, have a go!

PPS Thanks for the bottle! Gary.


Artwork: David Duncan


Following the success of last year's War Time Night, the Carnival Club and friends will be presenting a GANG SHOW on 11th March at the Manor Hall. Starting at 7.30 p.m., the theme of the show will be Broadway Musicals. The audience are asked to dress up as Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Cubs, Brownies, etc.

Tickets will shortly be on sale at the Globe and are £l.50, including bangers and mash and beans!

If the Brownies, Cubs, etc., require alcoholic drinks from the bar, they should please bring proof of age!!

Hope to see you all there.


Artwork: Paul Swailes


Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes appeared at The Globe to try their luck in the Competition. The Heaviest was entered by John Weaver/Tom Tucker and weighed 55 lbs, with Jim Brooks' 42 lb'der the runner-up. The first prize for the Best Dressed went to Jackie Weaver's 'Jurassic Park Dinosaur' , with Ray Toms' 'Pumpkin Person' made with vegetables 2nd and Olinder Holden's 'Caterpillar' made with small pumpkins 3rd. [Apologies, Olinder, for having credited Phil and Lynne with the competition idea, not you! - Ed.] The Pumpkin race down Pitt Hill the following day was won by Ann Davies with Stuart Neil and Ivan Clark in hot pursuit. The sweepstake was won by Marie Mason and Joan Woods.

Many thanks to Brian and Gill Mountain for organising the Barn Dance which raised £75 to which must be added the monies raised from: the sale of pumpkin plants - £65, Guess the Weight [won by Gary Songhurst] - £19 .70, Sweepstake - £16.50 and anonymous donation - £5.00. This will now be made up to £200 by the Carnival Club and sent to CHILDREN IN NEED. Thanks to all who took part.

Suggestions are now needed for next year's Carnival Float - a bottle of whisky for the winning idea.


Thursday, 23rd December
Draw at 9.30 p.m.

Christmas Eve
Carols in the Car Park at 7.30 p.m.
Sing-a-long with Gary and Phil - Extension to 11.30 p.m.

Christmas Day
11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Boxing Day
Quiz Night with our Resident Quizmistress [Lynne!]

New Year's Eve
Gangsters and Molls are invited to the Fancy Dress Party. Free buffet and entertainment

Thunder Thighs' [Lynne] would like to thank everyone who donated to her Surprise 40th Birthday Party and Present - a balloon ride. However, she is anxious to know if there was an ulterior motive - are you trying to get rid of her?!

Phil & Lynne wish everyone a Happy Christmas


Artwork: Peter Rothwell


The "Berry Belle" sailed successfully into the carnivals taking 2nd prize in its class at Combe Martin 1st at Ilfracombe and 1st and Best Overall in Barnstaple and we hope it will be equally successful in South Molton [1st Again!]. A magnificent effort and congratulations to all who worked on and sailed in her!


On Saturday, 2nd October, she will be the main attraction at a Barn Dance to be held at Sloley Farm in aid of Children in Need.

Saturday, 9th October, is Pumpkin Competition Day with prizes for the biggest and best-dressed pumpkins. The following day [Sunday, 10th], at 3.00 p. me, these orange beauties will be raced down Pitt Hill, from the Square to the Playing Field. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun and take part (players are needed] in the rounders match, men v the ladies, that will follow.

Lynn and Phil will then be sailing off to cruise to the Canaries and Madeira. Have a good holiday - you deserve it!


Artwork: Paul Swailes





11.30 A.M. TO 2.30 P.M.
7.30 P.M. FOR 8.00 P.M.




Artwork: Peter Rothwell



  • Monday, 23rd December - Christmas Draw 10.00 p.m.
  • Tuesday , Christmas Eve - Carol Singing round the Christmas Tree, extension until 11.30
  • Christmas Day - 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
  • Boxing Day - Pictionary & Quiz Night at 7.30 p.m.
  • New Year's Eve - Party with free buffet and sing-song. Theme for Fancy Dress: Rock 'n' Roll Extension until 12.15 a.m.

Phil & Lynne would like to wish all their customers a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Artwork: David Duncan


Congratulations to the Globe's very successful Skittles and Darts teams on all their magnificent awards, but watch out, the ladies are out to do better than you next year!

Are there any golfers from the village interested in playing for the Globe Cup [sponsored by Ushers]? If so, please let either Phil, Lynne or Richard Lewis know. Matches will hopefully be played in September/ October.

Once again Gary and Phil will be entertaining the kids on Thursday evenings, 8.00 to 10.00 p.m. Everyone welcome.


Artwork: Paul Swailes

Forthcoming Events at

Saturday, 16th February - Men's Institute Social Dance and Buffet - Club Members

Saturday, 23rd February - Darts, Pool and Skittles v. Exmoor Sandpiper. Free buffet for players. Spectators and players welcome.


Artwork: David Duncan


  • Saturday, 22nd December: Extension to 11.30 p.m.
  • Monday, 24th December: Extension to 11.30 p.m.
  • CHRISTMAS DAY: 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  • BOXING DAY: Quiz Night to 11 .30 p.m.
  • NEW YEAR' S EVE: Fancy Dress and Free Buffet to 12.30 a.m.

There will be a dance between Christmas and the New Year - date to be fixed. WATCH FOR POSTERS in The Globe for details of this and the fancy dress theme.



Artwork: David Duncan


By the time you receive this Newsletter, the Bristol Morris Men should have held their "Sing-a-long" at the Globe on Sunday, 27th May.

The Muddiford and Milltown Morris Men will be dancing outside the Globe on three occasions this summer:

  • Wednesday, 4th July at 7.45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8th August at 9.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 5th September at 9.00 p.m.

The Men's Institute said 'goodbye' to Sid and Flo at The Globe on Friday, 23rd February. It was a good night, with a little sadness at their departure. Sid and Flo, due to ill health, moved to a smaller, ground floor bungalow in Ilfracombe. Many locals agree that it is a shame that there is no suitable accommodation for them here in Berrynarbor.

Sid and Flo lived in Berrynarbor for a happy, 40 years. Before that they lived at Stowford and Two-Pots. Sid, a "Dr. Barnardo's Boy", came originally from the Isle of Wight. He married Flo, who was born in Fremington, 61 years ago. Their two daughters live locally, along with their grand-children and great grand-children.

We all, in Berrynarbor, miss Sid and Flo. We wish them all the best fur the future and ask them to come and visit us as much as possible, because Berrynarbor just isn't the same without them!!

Lynne and Phil


Artwork: Peter Rothwell


Christmas Eve saw lots of villagers at The Globe to sing carols around the tree in the car park, but after one verse of 'Hark the Herald' the heavens opened and the organ and singers retreated inside the pub where the carols continued. Although conditions were cramped, the event was most enjoyable and hopefully next year the weather will be kinder.

We had a lovely lunchtime on Christmas Day, with locals and visitors getting together to wish each other a Merry Christmas.

The Boxing Day Quiz - Mastermind has nothing on us! Magnus Magnusson - eat your heart out! 38 people fought an intellectual battle to find the Brains of Berrynarbor, however a team from Combe Martin won the first prize! Village teams came 2nd and 3rd and if we study our 'trivia' next time we're sure to beat all comers!

The 50's and 60's Dance went with a swing. Two well-known local musicians played for us!! The 4-girl backing group showed great talents, as well as their knickers! By next year they promise they'll learn the dance steps as well. Roger and Hilary won the prestigious Jive Contest and Pat Martin managed to get the most balloons up her jumper. An excellent time was had by all.

New Year Eve saw everyone in fancy dress [or their pyjamas] and with everyone full of the New Year's Eve spirit [and beer], the dancing and singing went on until midnight. Auld Lang Syne was sung to the accompaniment of party poppers and blow outs, the revellers linked arms to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and that is what we wish all our customers for the coming year.

Phil and Lynne

We shall be holding a Valentine's Dance some time in February, so look out for posters in the village giving more information.

May your 'regulars' in turn wish you, Phil and Lynne, a Happy New Year and thank you for all your hospitality.


Artwork: Paul Swailes


  • Saturday, 23rd December: Extension to 11.30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Christmas Eve: Carols in Car Park at 7.30 p. m. Christmas Draw 10.00 p.m. Close - 11.00 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  • Boxing Day: Quiz Night to 11.30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 28th December: Dance with Free Supper
  • New Year's Eve: Fancy Dress & Pyjama Party. Free Buffet. Close 1.00 a.m.


Some brave regulars of The Globe undertook a parachute jump in aid of charity at Eaglescott. The Tyrell Hospital received £745 as a result and the League of Friends wish to thank all those who took part. The intrepid jumpers were: Philip Bowden, David Richards, Sarah Adams, Katie Bridle, Sarah Deal, Elise Fanner, Brian Huxtable, Noel Stokes and Michael Lear. The only injury was to Philip's hand - was he trying to get back into the plane after jumping? That's what we're told!