Ye Olde Globe

News, events, menus and more from the village pub.

Artwork: David Duncan


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.



Artwork: Peter Rothwell



Wednesday [5.30 to 7.00 p.m.]
Scampi & Chips
Wholetail scampi, chips and peas with our special tartare sauce
Home-made Indian Curry
Chef's curry of the day with rice, poppadom and mango chutney
Vegetarian Curry
Chef's sweet potato, butternut squash and lentil curry with rice, poppadum and mango chutney

Friday [5.30 to 7.00 p.m.]
Fish & Chips
Fish in our own home-made beer batter, chips, peas with a wedge of lemon and home-made tartare sauce
Steak & Guinness Stew
Slow roasted steak with root vegetable in thick Guinness gravy
Veggie Burger & Chips
Vegetarian garden burger in a brioche bun, served with chips

Sunday [12.00 noon to 1.30 p.m.]
Roast Dinner
Roast beef, pork or nut roast served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, seasonal vegetables and a red wine gravy

All meals are £8.50
Children's portion available for each meal £5.00

Contact-free delivery to our community in Berrynarbor,
Sterridge Valley and Berry Down
Cash on delivery and orders in advance please.

Orders via [01271] 882465 or 07399240390


Artwork: Peter Rothwell


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.


Artwork: David Duncan


Artwork: Paul Swailes


Our summer opening hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday: 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. 5.30 to 11.00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. 5.30 to 12.00 midnight
  • Sunday: 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. 6.00 to 11.00 p.m.

Food Service

  • Monday to Saturday: 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. 5.30 to 9.00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. 6.00 to 8.30 p.m.

We should like to take this opportunity to thank Gary [Songbird] and Phil Bridle for organising the 40's Night and everyone who took part. Over £100 was raised for our Primary School.

Barry and Nic


Artwork: Paul Swailes


Winter Opening Hours

Lunch Evening
  • Monday Closed 5.30 - 11.00 p.m. No food service
  • Tuesday Closed 5.30 - 11.00 p.m. No food service
  • Wednesday 12.00 - 2.00 p.m. 5.30 - 11.00 p.m.
  • Thursday 12.00 - 2.00 p.m. 5.30 - 11.00 p.m.
  • Friday 12.00 - 2.00 p.m. 5.30 p.m. - midnight
  • Saturday 12.00 - 2.00 p.m. 5.30 p.m. - midnight
  • Sunday 12.00 - 2.00 p.m. 6.00 - 11.00 p.m.

Don't forget!

  • Valentine's Night - 14th February
  • Mothering Sunday - 31st March
  • Book early to avoid disappointment.

Quiz Night every Sunday, 8.30 p.m. Start

Wednesday, 20th February: Talk and Supper

Andy Bell: The North Devon Biosphere, 7.30 p.m. Tickets £10 to include a lasagne, chips and salad supper.

During the closure of the Manor Hall from the 11th March, groups are welcome to meet in the Function Room, particularly during the day, free of charge. Please contact us [882465] to make arrangements.

We wish all our customers a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Nic and Barry


Artwork: Paul Swailes


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

Photograph: The Painting Party


Artwork: Paul Swailes


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: Paul Swailes


Here are our events for the Christmas period:

  • Regular weekly Quiz Nights: Sunday 3rd and 10th December. Arrive 8.00 p.m. for 8.30 p.m. start.
  • CHRISTMAS QUIZ: Sunday 17th December. Please book your table in advance as it gets very full. Slightly earlier start so arrive 7.30 p.m. for an 8.00 p.m. start. There will be a music round, tasting round, lots of Christmassy questions and a Christmas Picture round PLUS bonus points for your team if Everyone in the team is wearing something festive.
  • End of Year Quiz: Boxing Day, arrive 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. start. Lots of questions on events that occurred during 2017. Booking is strongly advised again as its usually fully booked.
  • Our Fabulous Fun Music Nights: Saturday 9th December with Such & Vincent playing in the bar from 9.00 p.m. Friday 15th December with Wayne Green returning for the annual Christmas Sing-a-long. It is also National Christmas Jumper Day so there's a prize for Best Christmas Jumper and have a go at winning our Annual Cream Cracker Eating Contest.
  • Our Christmas Draw Tickets are now on sale and the prizes will be drawn on Christmas Eve following the Church Service.
  • On Christmas Day the bar will be open from 11.30 a.m. - 2/2.30 p.m. Looking for something to do between Christmas and New Year? Then join us on Thursday 28th December for our fun Games Night. Please put your names down in advance.
  • . . . and the theme for this year's New Year's Eve Party is The Wild West. The party starts at 8.00 p.m. There'll be games and activities with a Wild West Theme in the Function Room with Music, and Dancing and a bit of Karaoke in the bar. The buffet is 'on us' as a thank you for your custom throughout the year. Please just let us know how many are in your party so that we can make sure we cater for enough.

We look forward to being able to serve you soon. Have a wonderful Christmas from

Karen, Don, Edith and our Team here at The Globe


Artwork: Peter Rothwell


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



Artwork: Peter Rothwell


Hi All, Some dates for your diary for events here at The Globe:

Sundays 4th and 18th June:
Our last 2 Quiz Nights of the Season

Friday, 9th June:
Rakes Adrift [4-piece folk band - accordion, banjo, fiddle, etc.] will be playing in the bar from 9.00 p.m. We shall have a selection of ales available over the week-end and possibly some entertainment on Saturday night too. Tbc.

Saturday, 24th June:
All You Can Eat Night - Spanish £14 pp

Saturday, 22nd July:
All You Can Eat Night - Greek £14 pp Discount of £2 per person if you book by the Monday preceding the event.

Friday, 7th July [weather permitting]
A Garden Party. with Live Music from 5.30 p.m. During the summer [from 28th July] we shall have Live Music every Friday night in the bar from 9/9.30 p.m.

And, of course, our regular events:

Sunday Roasts for £8.00 per adult
kids [under 10] eat for £1 when you buy an adult's meal at £8.00
Other kid's roasts [for 10 years and over and for extra children] are £4.95

Burger meal and drink for £10 every Wednesday
Curry and drink for £10 every Friday
Both eat in or take-away.

Hope to see you in YOUR village pub soon.

Karen and Team


Artwork: David Duncan


Events for April

  • Friday, 7th: Quiz Night. Emlyn Pearce is running the Marathon in aid of The Calvert Trust and is holding a quiz here to help raise money for the Trust. Tickets available . . . unless sold out by the time this goes to print.
  • Wednesday, 12th: GAMES NIGHT - Pool, Skittles and Darts. It's just for fun but a great way to meet new people. Please put your names down at the bar or e-mail me so that numbers are known. Arrive at 7'ish to start at 7.30 p.m.

Easter Live Music Nights

  • Friday 14th Della and James
  • Sunday 16th Rakes Adrift
  • Saturday, 22nd All You Can Eat Night, by popular demand this will be Chinese again. Just £14 pp but if you book by Monday 17th, a discount of £2 pp as a thank you for booking early - this helps us with catering.

Events for May

  • Saturday, 6th: Murder Mystery Night with nibbles. £8 per person, tables of 8. Please be sure to book soon as there will only be 3 tables as it involves each guest playing the part of a character. When you book, you will be given information about your character to help you plan your outfit for the evening. On arrival, you will be given your script. The evening is to raise money for Macmillan, who are providing the kit. So, gather some friends and get in touch to book your table.
  • Saturday, 13th May: Eurovision Night. A sweepstake will run before the night and you are encouraged to come along in your sweepstake country's colours to show your support.

All You Can Eat Nights - There will not be one in May, but June and July will be Spanish and Greek respectively - Menus to follow

Friendship Lunches

Would you like to meet up with others from the village for lunch and a chat? The Friendship Group meet for lunch here on the last Wednesday of each month, 12.00 /12.15 p.m. All welcome. Please contact me if you would like more information or just come along to the next lunch on Wednesday, 26th April.

. . . and finally, Roast Lunches served every Sunday, 12.00-2.00 p.m. £8 per adult, kids under 10 years eat for £1 [1 kid's meal at £1 per adult's meal]. Kids 10 and over or adults with small appetites £4.95. Booking is advised.

Karen and Staff


Artwork: Peter Rothwell


Our Christmas Menu is now available, from 1st to 24th December. You can view it on our website

Why not make a night of it and book to have a Christmas Party Dinner with family/friends/team mates on a night when we have free entertainment for you to follow your meal?


  • Saturday 10th - Live Music with Such & Vincent
  • Sunday 11th - Annual Christmas Quiz, 8.00 p.m. start. Booking advised as it usually fills up. Bonus points if everyone in your team is wearing something festive.
  • Friday 16th - Live Music with Wayne Green. This is National Christmas Jumper Day so as usual there's a prize for the best Christmas Jumper. Wayne will again be bringing along lyric sheets so that we can all join in with our favourite Christmas Songs from 'Last Christmas' to 'Fairy tale of New York', and of course our annual Cream Cracker Eating Contest will be held during Wayne's break.
  • Sunday 18th - Christmas Carols in the Village Square with mulled wine and mince pies. if wet weather this event will be held in the Function Room at the Globe.
  • Friday 23rd - Live Music with Sam Dowden.
  • Christmas Eve - Our Christmas Draw takes place after the Service in the Church at approximately 10.30 p.m.
  • Christmas Day - Bar Open 11.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
  • Boxing Day - It's the End of Year Quiz. Early booking strongly advised. 8.00 p.m. start.
  • Thursday 29th - Games Night - Killer Pool, Skittles and Darts. Put your names down at the Bar.
  • New Year's Eve - Party in the Bar from 8.00 p.m. Pub is open from 6.00 p.m. as usual. Buffet served at 9.30 p.m. The theme for this year's fancy dress is Heroes & Villains.

Our next ALL YOU CAN EAT NIGHT will be on Saturday 28th January and as this is Chinese New Year we shall be doing Chinese Food. Menu available in early January.

From ALL of us here at the Globe we hope you all have a Wonderful Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Happy New Year. xxx



Artwork: Paul Swailes


Throughout August we continue to be open all day, serving Breakfast, including our MEGA Breakfast, 9.30 a.m. to noon, Monday to Saturday. Our pubfood menu/cream teas are available all day, every day.

Following the success and lovely feedback after our Garden Party at the start of July, we have another afternoon of entertainment lined up for you in the Garden [weather permitting] on Friday, 5th August. Rakes Adrift will be playing 5.30-7.30 p.m. and then our regular Friday Night Music at 9.00 p.m. will be in the bar as usual.

So pop in soon whether for a pint or a coffee, a panini or a meal. We look forward to seeing you.

On Thursday, 25th August, the Red Petticoats will be dancing outside at 7.30 p.m.

Karen and the Team


Artwork: David Duncan


We have just changed our menu here at The Globe: the evening menu has been spiced up a bit and our lunch menu will soon be available all day. We are now serving food until 10.00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Food is served all afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays and during the Summer Holidays we shall be serving food from 12.00 noon until 10.00 p.m. with take-aways from 6.00 to 10.00 p.m.

Our Carvery is available 12.00 noon to 3.00 p.m. every Sunday with a choice of 2 meats, all the trimmings and plenty of delicious vegetables.

Our All You Can Eat Night for June is German, on Saturday 25th and then on Saturday 23rd July it's South African.

We have a variety of live music planned for the coming months including The Swingboat Duo [Jazz] on 18th June and The Umberleigh Bovver Boys [Skiffle] Friday 8th July plus Della & James, Old No7, Doubtful Origin and more . . . keep an eye on boards for dates and further music night details.

... and due to the popularity of the Curry & Drink for £10 nights during April, we have decided to carry this on Every Friday Night.

Children's entertainment is yet to be confirmed so check the boards soon, or look out for an e-mail if you're on the database.

We hope to see you here soon. Have a fun, safe Summer.

Karen and the Team at The Globe


Artwork: Peter Rothwell


I'm sure that most of you are aware, but for those who aren't, we have sold the Sawmill.

It was sad to say goodbye to the place as we had been there for almost 28 years, but we are excited for the future now that we just have The Globe to focus on.

The new owners are local business people and I am sure that they will introduce themselves to you through the newsletter. We hope they enjoy the Sawmill as much as we have over the last 27+ years.

We have a great team here to welcome you at The Globe, if you haven't been in for a while, pop in to say hello.

There are some great ideas of things to do coming up; one of which is to have regular Friday BBQ & Garden Parties. These will start on 3rd June, every Friday throughout the summer [weather permitting] we shall have live acoustic music outside with BBQ from 5.00 p.m. Look out for more details.

We shall also be serving food later until 10,00 p.m. and the Carvery will be available longer on a Sunday afternoon.

During the summer we shall also have Children's entertainment and regular Live Music in the bar.

Events for April & May include:

  • Saturday 2nd: Open Mic - in the function room. The last one was a lovely evening with some great musicians. The emphasis is on "No Covers" and rather than being loud/fast music it is a very pleasant evening listening to some lovely music in a quiet, relaxing, candle-lit environment.
  • Saturday, 23rd Our April "All You Can Eat Night" falls on St George's Day, so it was obvious that to celebrate this our theme must be ENGLISH. Booking Advised.
  • Saturday 7th May We have a Jazz Workshop in the function room. More information will be available soon for booking a place.
  • Saturday 21st May All You Can Eat' Night - Menu available by the time this newsletter is circulated.

Look out for information about Live Music on Bank Holiday weekends.

We shall be Open All Afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays from Easter, with longer opening hours to follow in May.

Our new menu will be available soon after Easter, so pop in and check it out. We are also still doing take-aways, so if you don't fancy driving in to town just 'phone us and pop in to collect your take-away. Available 6.00-9.00 p.m. The menu includes Curries, Lasagne, Burgers, Scampi, Pumpkin Tagine and more. We also do take-aways on our Theme Nights AND for Sunday Carvery.

If you would like further details of any of the above, drop me an email:

Hope to see you here soon.



Artwork: Paul Swailes


We hope you have all had a good start to 2016. We had lots going on over Christmas and New Year, it was nice to see so many of you at various events. The New Year's Eve party saw lots of you dressed as Kings and Queens - we had Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Roger Taylor [Queen's drummer], Queen Elsa, the girls from the corridor in The Shining [Stephen King), the Goblin King from Labyrinth and lots more! Well done all who dressed up and thank you to all who came and made it a super night.

So, coming up in February here at The Globe we have a Rock 'n' Roll Night with music from The Jukes on Saturday 6th February. Table reservation is advised, especially if you wish to eat before the music starts.

Our Valentine Menu will be available for the week-end of 13th and 14th, Again, booking is advised.

The February All You Can Eat Night is on the 27th. I shall list the themes for this year shortly but generally there's a different theme at the end of each month [except August and December].

Early booking is advised for Mothering Sunday on the 6th March.

Plus, don't forget we do Take-Aways available every evening 6.00-9.00 p.m. and you can even get a Take-away Sunday Roast from 12.00-2.00 p.m.

Hope to see you soon

Karen and the Team


Artwork: Peter Rothwell


Our Christmas Menus are now being served at both pubs, by reservation only. Pick up a menu from the bar.

Events for December

The Globe

  • Friday 4th - Bingo organised by Ilfracombe & District Riding Club
  • Saturday 5th - Live Music - Old No. 7
  • Saturday 12th - Casino Night
  • Sunday 13th - Christmas Quiz - booking advised
  • Friday 18th - Live Music - Wayne Green
  • Sunday 20th - Annual Reindeer Drive following carols in the Square
  • Christmas Eve - Christmas Draw
  • Christmas Day - Open 11.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. No food
  • Boxing Day - End of Year Quiz - booking advised
  • Tuesday 29th - Games Night - booking advised
  • New Year's Eve - Party, Fancy Dress theme: Kings and Queens. Buffet available. See poster for full details.

The Sawmill

  • Friday 11th Live Music - Doubtful Origin
  • Saturday 19th Live Music - One for the Road

  • The Ozelton family and all the staff at The Globe and Sawmill would like to wish you all a

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


    Artwork: David Duncan


    Friday, 2nd October - Games Night. You will be split into 6 teams on the night to compete killer style at pool, skittles and darts. Everyone welcome. You do not have to be part of a team as we shall put you with a team on the night. This is a great social event and a lovely way to meet new people, especially if you are fairly new to the village.

    Saturday 7th November - Murder Mystery Night I need to allocate characters to those who are coming and we need between 20 and 30 to make this work. So if you are interested, please let me know soon. Karen on [01271] 882465.

    All You Can Eat Nights

    • Saturday, 24th October: TexMex
    • Saturday, 28th November: Indian

    Advance notice for those who like to plan ahead! This year's theme for the New Year's Eve Party at The Globe is Kings and Queens.


    Artwork: David Duncan

    Summer Entertainment

    Monday Nights, 7.00/7.30 p.m. Captain Coconut
    Thursday Nights, from approx.. 9.00 p.m. Live Music

    • August 6th: The Knowleberries
    • August 13th: Zamba - Caribbean Party
    • August 20th: Such & Vincent
    • August 27th: Johnny Cash Tribute followed by Motown and Rock 'n' Roll. Booking advised.

    When accompanied by an adult, Kids Eat Free at The Globe, Mondays to Fridays. 12.00 to 4.00 p.m. until September.
    Please see poster for Terms and conditions of this offer.

    The Sunday Quiz Nights start again on Sunday, 6th September.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    Friday and Saturday, 19th and 20th June is the annual BEER FESTIVAL at the Sawmill Inn. This popular event takes place on the Friday night and then the Saturday afternoon and evening. There are lots of ales to try, some great live music, stalls and a bouncy castle. During the Saturday afternoon, Mickey and Minnie Mouse - straight from Disneyland - will be calling in to see the children, so do bring them along.

    Father's Day follows on the Sunday, 21st, so book early for your Roast Carvery Lunch.

    During July and August, the school holidays, Captain Coconut will be returning to The Globe on Monday evenings. The show starts at 7.15 p.m. and is great fun for the kids and there is no charge.

    The Globe is open every day from 9.30 a.m. Why not drop in and have a cooked breakfast?


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Throughout April we shall be open on Saturdays and Sundays all day: 9.30 a.m. - 11.30 p.m. Then from 1st May we shall be open all day every day. Breakfasts are available during the morning but you don't have to eat, you could just pop in for a morning cuppa.

    Live Music at Easter:

    • Friday 3rd April: Such & Vincent
    • Sunday 5th April: Obsidian Acoustic
    • Saturday 18th April: 40s Night with Tuxedo Function A 6 piece band with our village's very own Gary Songhurst, playing covers of Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters and more. Dress up and come along for a sing song or a dance.

    Monthly All You Can Eat Nights:

    • 25th April - Indian [Early booking advised to take advantage
    • 30th May - Chinese [of the Earlybird Booking Discount

    A Date for your Diary:
    We shall be holding a BBQ and Garden Party here at The Globe on 11th July to raise money for Cancer Research. Hope you can all come!

    Ye Olde Globe is proud to be sponsoring Geoff Adam with his Charity Naked Tractor Wash on Monday 4th May.

    News from the Sawmill:
    We have some great music lined up for this year's Beerfestival. The dates for your diary are Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June. Look out for posters nearer the time.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Now that we have the Carvery Unit set up and the Back Room is more of a Dining Room we have started our Monthly All You Can Eat Nights [with the exception of August and December].

    • Saturday, 28th February: Tex-Mex
    • Saturday. 21st March: Italian

    There will be a selection of hot starters and main meals for you to help yourself to - As Many Times As You Want!

    All this for just £16 per person with an early booking incentive: Pay just£14 if you book the Tex-Mex by Tuesday 17th Feb and the Italian by Tuesday 10th March. A further £2 discount if you are a Loyalty Card Holder.

    • Saturday 14th February: Valentine's Day So book early for a candle-lit table and treat your loved one to a delicious meal with some extra touches to make sure your night is special.
    • Saturday 14th March: Games Night Teams compete at Killer games of pool, skittles and darts. Put your names down at the bar in advance.
    • Sunday 15th March: Mothering Sunday Be sure to book a table early for this one so that you don't miss out on our Carvery.

    ... and remember; the Carvery is served every Sunday from 12.00 noon to 2.00 p.m. £9.50 per person, which includes soup and crusty bread starter. Kid's portions are just £4.95 and include squash, ice-cream AND an activity bag!

    Quiz Nights continue to run fort-nightly and on the alternate Sundays we are starting Board Games Night - Monopoly, Pictionary, etc., and Card Games Night - Bridge, Rummy, Cribbage, etc. So the next Card Night is Sunday, 8th February and the next Board Games Night is Sunday, 22nd February No need to book, just turn up 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 p.m. start.

    News from the Sawmill Inn
    The Sawmill will be re-opening in March, so if you have friends coming to visit and they need a place to stay please keep us in mind for B&B. You can book via our website

    The Sawmill Beer Festival is on the weekend of Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June.

    See you all soon,

    The Ozeltons


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Our Christmas Menu is available from the 1st to 24th December at just £19.50 for 3 courses. Reservation is essential so please pop in or contact us if you would like a menu. Why not book for one of the nights with Free Entertainment? 

    • Friday 12th December: Christmas Jumper Day Join us for our annual Christmas Jumper Competion and Cracker eating contest, with entertainment from Wayne Green playing Christmas Live Karaoke. If you know the words and he knows the tune you can get up and lead us all in song! 
    • Friday 19th December: One For The Road playing for our Christmas Party Night. Put on your dancing shoes and come along.

    Other Christmas events include:

    • Sunday 14th December: Christmas Quiz Night. Please arrive around 8.00 p.m. for an 8.30 p.m. start. Teams of any size BUT please put your names down on the list so that I can arrange the tables and organise quantities for the 'tasting' round.
    • Sunday 21st December: Following the Christmas Carols with mulled wine and mince pies in the Square, join us in the backroom for our Reindeer Drive.
    • Christmas Eve is the Christmas Draw Night. Buy your squares now and be here for the draw at around 10.30 p.m.
    • On Christmas Day the bar is open 11.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. for drinks only.
    • Boxing Day: End of Year Quiz. Please arrive 8.00 p.m. for an 8.30 p.m. start. Again; teams of any size welcome but please put your name on the list or phone to book a table.
    • Monday 29th December: Games Night. Skittles, Pool and Darts.
    • New Year's Eve Party: This year the music will be 60's and 70's - up until Midnight - with a MODS AND ROCKERS Fancy Dress theme. Free Buffet to all loyalty card holders and their families, please ask at the bar if you would like a buffet ticket. Tickets, at £5 per person if you are not one of our loyalty card customers, are available to buy at the bar.

    Don't forget, we now have a Carvery here at The Globe every Sunday 12.00 noon to 2.00 p.m. Please phone [01271 882465 to book a table.

    ... and look out for more information for our ALL YOU CAN EAT Chinese Night, to celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday 31st January.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    Entertainment during the School Holidays:

    • Sunday Nights: Quiz in the bar at The Globe 9.00 p.m.
    • Monday Nights: Kid's Disco and Games in the Family Room at The Globe 6.30 p.m.
    • Wednesday Nights: Captain Coconut in the Family Room at The Globe: 7.15 p.m.
    • Thursday Nights: Live Music at The Sawmill Inn 9.00 p.m.
    • Friday Nights: Live Music at The Globe in the Bar 9.00 p.m.

    We now have a new menu at The Globe, so come and check it out.

    Open All Day: Both pubs are open all afternoon during July and August plus The Globe is open for Breakfasts.

    From Saturday 30th August we shall be back to our Winter opening hours and the Winter fortnightly Quizzes at The Globe recommence Sunday, 7th September.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    The Globe is now OPEN ALL DAY, so whether you fancy a morning coffee and a piece of cake whilst you read the paper, or a hearty breakfast and a chance to natter as the kids play in the soft play area, or maybe a late lunch with friends . . . we are here to serve you from 9.00 a.m. daily [alcohol available from 10.00 a.m. Monday to Saturday, 11.00 a.m. on Sundays. Food will be available every day from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

    Our Take Away Menu has taken off very well. Call in and collect a menu or view it on our website or facebook page. Telephone orders welcomed.

    Easter Week-end at The Globe: Live music on Saturday 19th April from 9.00 p.m. and Quiz on Sunday, 20th from 9.00 p.m.

    The Sawmill Duck Race will take place on Sunday, 4th May with live music and stalls in the Beer Garden before and after the race. Look out for posters.

    More Live Music on the evening of 4th May at The Globe, in the bar from 9.00 p.m.

    If you fancy coming to our next Murder Mystery Night at The Globe, put your names down soon as spaces are limited. Friday, 9th May, £5 per person to include light buffet.

    There will also be Live Music and a Quiz in the bar at The Globe on the 24th and 25th May respectively. ... and pop the dates in your diary for the Sawmill Beerfestival on Friday and Saturday, 13th and 14th June, with special guest Peppa Pig making appearances throughout the Saturday afternoon.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    • Valentine's Day - Friday 14th February: Book Early for a table to treat your loved one to a candlelit meal! Choose from the Menu or the Valentine Specials, plus enjoy a few little extra touches to make your evening special.
    • Mother's Day - 30th March: Another one to Book Early for as it does get pretty busy. 'Phone us at the Sawmill on [01271] 882259 or at the Globe on 882465
    • Beetle Drive with Fish and Chip Supper - Friday 28th February: The Globe, £4.00 per person. Put your names down on the list in the bar.
    • Murder Mystery Night - Friday 21st March: The Globe - look out for details nearer the time. Please put your names down on the list at the bar if you are interested in coming

    We are now doing Take-away Curries [and a few other items] at The Globe, available every night 6.00 to 9.00 p.m. Please ask if you would like to look at our Take-Away Menu. Phone orders welcome.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Friday 13th December
    National "Wear a Christmas Jumper" Day [for Save The Children]
    Wayne Green will be playing in the Bar from 9.00 p.m. We shall hopefully make this a bit of a sing-a-long night with a Cracker Eating Contest and of course The Best Christmas Jumper Competition.

    Sunday 15th December:
    Christmas Quiz
    In the Backroom. 8.00 p.m. start [a little bit earlier than our fortnightly quiz!]. It gets pretty busy so please be sure to book a table for your team.

    Sunday 22nd December:
    Carols in the Square
    followed by Reindeer Drive in the Backroom at 8.30 p.m.

    Tuesday 24th December:
    Christmas Eve - Christmas Draw at approximately 10.30 p.m.
    Draw sheet is up in the bar so buy some tickets next time you're in. Prizes mostly consist of Alcohol and Chocolates!

    : The bar will be open 11.30am - 2pm. No Food. Not open at night.

    End Of Year Quiz

    Test yourselves on events from 2013. The quiz starts at 8.00 p.m. and is always fully booked so please be sure to book a table if you plan to come. Last year we had 17 teams. In the Backroom.

    Sunday 29th December
    Christmas Games Night. Play in teams at Killer Skittles, Pool and Darts
    Please put your names down on the list at the bar. 8pm start. £1 per person to enter. Winning team gets the kitty.

    Fancy Dress Party - Theme being 'Anything starting with the letter G'

    Buffet approximately 9.30/10.00 p.m. Free for Loyalty Card holders and their guests. £5 per person for non-card holders. Please put your name and number of guests on the list at the bar, or email to let us know if you are coming, just to give us an idea of how many to cater for.
    For those of you that prefer to have a meal on New Year's Eve; Our pub food Menu and Specials board is served 6,00 to 8.00 p.m.
    Booking is Advised.
    Although Children under 10yrs are not allowed to be in the main bar areas they are still welcome to come to the New Year's Eve Party and can


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Friday 4th October:

    Pool Tournament: £5.00 per person, only 16 entry places available so pay
    for your place soon!! £100 in prize money.

    Friday 11th October:

    Curry & Quiz night in the backroom. Tickets £4.00 each. To raise money for the Herxheim Twinning Association.

    Friday 18th October:

    Games Night with Chinese/Thai Hot Buffet £4.00. 7.30 p.m. for Supper
    first then Team Games of 'Killer' Skittles, Pool and Darts.
    Put your name on the list at the bar . . .teams will be sorted out for you.

    Friday 25th October:

    Jamie @ Home. In the Backroom.

    Friday 1st November:

    Hallowe'en Party Night: 5.30 - 7.15 p.m. Kids Fancy Dress Party in the backroom: Disco and
    Party Games with Captain Coconut Adults Party in the evening 9.00 p.m. to Midnight.
    Details of both to follow nearer the date.

    Sunday Roasts

    available every Sunday 12.00-2.00 p.m. at just £7.50.
    Also available at The Sawmill Inn. Booking is advised.

    Now taking Bookings for Christmas Menu:

    served from 1st to 24th December. By Reservation Only.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    We have some Summer Entertainment lined up for you at The Globe so we do hope you can join us for one or more of the following:

    • Friday Nights - Live Music in the Bar A different solo or duo booked for each week. Starting at approximately 9.00 p.m..
    • Sunday Nights - Quiz Night In the bar from approximately 9.00 p.m.
    • Tuesdays - Kid's Night with Captain Coconut in the Family Room. Captain Coconut will be entertaining the kiddies with his bubble magic and games from 8.30 p.m. If you would like to come for a meal before Captain Coconut starts then please book your table in advance to avoid disappointment.
    All of the above entertainment is just during the School Holidays that is from Friday 26th July to Tuesday 27th August, inclusive.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    Beer Festival at The Sawmill Inn Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June.

    Look out for the posters and flyers with full details of bands and ales.

    The music will start at approximately 7.30 p.m. Friday and the line-up is: Wayne Green, Zamba and to finish off the night The ElderBerries [a combination of musicians from the Knowleberries and the Elderly Brothers]

    Then on Saturday the entertainment kicks off at 3.00 p.m. We have confirmation of the following and a few more to confirm before the day: Vince Whale, Such and Vincent, Fit for Viewing and to finish the night the Parcel of Rogues.

    • Wednesday 26th June
      Exmoor Border Morris will be dancing at The Globe

    • Thursday 18th July
      Borderline Morris will be at The Globe.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Take part in the Sweepstake at The Globe for the Grand National. The Sweepstake will start on Wednesday 3rd April ... then come and watch the race here at The Globe on Saturday 6th April.

    The Sawmill Annual Duck Race: Sunday 5th May. The fun starts at 3.00 p.m., so come along nice and early:

    • Della and James from Zamba will be playing from 3.00 - 3.45 p.m. and then again after the race from 4.15 - 5.00 p.m.
    • The duck race will start at Mill Park at 4.00 p.m. and the finish line is at the Sawmill Beer Garden. Ducks will be on sale well in advance from Mill Park, Sawmill, Globe, Berrynarbor Shop and Disneypops Delights at £1.50 per duck . . . First Prize: £50, second prize £20 and third Prize £10.

    The Sawmill Beer Festival is on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June. Put the dates in your diary! Full details to follow but confirmed so far for Friday 14th June we have: Wayne Green, followed by Zamba and to finish: The ElderBerrys. Then on Saturday we have Vince Whale, Such & Vincent plus more to be confirmed . . . and finishing up the night with Parcel of Rogues.

    . . . and finally if you have friends or family coming to visit and they need a place to stay; we have just re- decorated the rooms at the Sawmill so check out the new decor on our website: Booking is easy, you can check availability and book on-line.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    A big THANK YOU to all who came to the many events over Christmas and New Year - it was lovely to see so many from the village. It was a very busy couple of weeks...BUT... remember, we're here all year round and it would be great to see the 'occasional' locals join our regulars more often.

    More than £500 was raised for charity over the holiday period: the carols in the square followed by the reindeer drive in the pub, raised over £300 for the "Singing for the Brain" charity in Ilfracombe and the Air Ambulance; the Boxing Night Quiz raised £65 from the raffle and then the Winners donated their £42 prize money, making a total of £107 for the Toddler Group; while the New Year's Eve Raffle (organised by Ray Davey) raised in the region of £100 for the R.N.L.I.

    Well done Berrynarbor... and that's excluding the Christmas card distribution, the PTA Christmas Fayre and the many, many other fundraising events that take place throughout the year. You ALL should be PROUD to be part of such an amazing community. I know I am! We live in a wonderful village with a thriving community, one of a dying breed that still retains a church, school, village shop, a community centre (Manor Hall) and, yes, the pub. These are the things that so many people look for when choosing where to live and they have a positive effect on house prices. To lose any one of them through lack of support would be tragic and often has a knock-on effect on the others.

    To ensure the pub remains part of the community we introduced our Loyalty Card scheme - it's our way of saying 'Thank You' to the regulars and helping to make it more affordable to visit the pub more often. It has proved to be a great success and whilst we were changing the offer monthly we have now decided to stick to "10% off food and drink" when you show your card.

    So, if you're not a regular and haven't got a card yet then fill in a form at the bar and start enjoying the benefits! Why not suggest to a few friends..."hey, let's go to the pub this weekend"....or "do you fancy having a go at the quiz (it's just for fun so we've nothing to lose)", or "let's take the kids to run around in the play area while we catch up over a drink or a coffee"?

    While we are privileged to run the Globe, it is YOUR pub, so if there are reasons why you don't come along, or don't come that often, please let me know how or what you would like to see change? I really am interested in your feedback. There will be a box on the bar for your comments, which can be anonymous if you like!

    We look forward to seeing you.



    Artwork: David Duncan


    Christmas Menu available, by reservation only, from 1st - 24th December. 2 courses £12.50 or 3 courses £16.00. Let me know if you would like the menu and booking form e-mailed or posted to you.

    Quiz Nights for December are:

    • 2nd December - our usual quiz night. Everyone Welcome. 8.30pm start.
    • 16th December - Christmas Quiz. Booking is advised. 8.00pm start. [After a fun afternoon shopping at the Craft Market at the Manor Hall, finish the day off with more Christmas Fun here at our Christmas Quiz.]

    Boxing Day Night - End Of Year Quiz. A very busy night so EARLY Booking is Strongly Advised. 8.00pm start.

    Other Events for the Christmas period:

    • Sunday 23rd December - Christmas Carols in the Square with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies, followed by a REINDEER DRIVE in the Family room. No Reindeers will be harmed in the playing of this game [similar to a Beetle Drive], which start at 7.30/8.00 p.m. All welcome, but as I shall need to arrange tables please let us know if you want to book a seat..
    • Friday 28th - Christmas Games Night. Play Killer at Skittles, Pool and Darts. Put your names down at the bar and teams will be decided on the night. These events are just 50p per player to take part.

    New Year's Eve Party. For those of you who like to start early, Tickets are available from the Pub or the Shop at £10.00 each which includes: Food served at 8.30 p.m. 2 courses [see menu at Pub or Shop]. Raffle Donation to R.N.L.I.

    Party Music will be playing in the backroom and the bar all night from 8.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. There is no entry fee so if you want to just come along for the beer, atmosphere and music then just come along at any time, but those wanting to eat at 8.30 p.m. should purchase tickets in advance.

    Fancy Dress is optional, but so much fun, and the theme is Jubilee/ Olympics. Our usual Complimentary Buffet will be available to loyalty card holders at 10.00/10.30 p.m. Please let us know in advance if you would like to be catered for.

    To contact us: 'phone 01271 882465 or email


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Games Night 'Killer' at Pool, Skittles and Darts Friday, 9th November

    £4.00 per person includes Supper. Choose from Chilli Con Carne or Sweet & Sour Pork (Veggie options are: Quorn Chilli or Sweet & Sour Chunky Veg). Please put your names down at the bar. There will be 6 teams and the teams will be decided on the night.

    Quiz Nights

    Held fortnightly: 7th and 21st October, etc. Everyone is welcome. So please come along and join in. Quiz starts at 8.30 p.m. Christmas menus are now available for you to pick up or if you prefer please 'phone us and we can post one to you. Christmas meals are available from the 1st - 24th December, inclusive.

    Family Room

    We now have a Television with DVD player and the room is available for groups to use (either free of charge or for a small fee, depending upon what is involved). So if you would like the use of a private room for: a kid's birthday party, or a meeting, or a workshop . . . either in the morning, afternoon or evening, then please contact me to discuss your requirements.

    Karen [Ozelton] - 01271 882465


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Sunday 3rd June: Open Mic Night at The Globe, in the Bar, from 9.00 p.m.

    Over the Jubilee Weekend The Globe will be Open All Day on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 2nd, 3rd and 4th June

    Sunday, 10th June: Last Quiz Night - everyone welcome, 8.30 p.m. Quiz Nights will resume on Sunday 9th September

    Sawmill Beer Festival
    Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June

    There will be lots of great Ales and Ciders for you to try over the 3 days. With stalls, Face Painting, Tombola, Raffle . . . and more

    There's also great entertainment lined up from local bands and artists:

    • Friday Night: Sam Dowden, Earth, Wind, Fire and Theft
    • Saturday, from 3.00 pm Jemma and Gemma followed by OIiver Ivan, Chris Millington, The Damnation Game, The Padawans, Federal Blues Agency
    • Sunday, from 3.00 p.m. Heidi Such and Darren Vincent, Wayne Green, Rated PG and to finish the week-end off: Zamba

    Sunday is also Father's Day so why not treat dad to a day out:
    Book a table for a Carvery and then stick around to enjoy the ales and the entertainment for the rest of the day.

    We recommend that you book early for Sunday Lunch at either the Sawmill or The Globe for Father's Day to avoid disappointment.

    The next Kid's Craft Afternoon at The Globe is Tuesday 26th June, from 3.20/3.30 p.m. until approximately 5.00 p.m. For children 3 to 11 years Places must be booked in advance as there are only 24 places available. Please 'phone us for more details.

    • Wednesday 27th June: Exmoor Border Morris will be dancing at The Globe at 9.00 p.m.

    Open Mic Nights will be weekly from 17th June.

    As part of Combe Martin Music Festival: At the Sawmill
    Saturday 7th July: 'Drenched' - soft rock
    and Friday 13th July: Rhythm Room - a five piece Blues Band

    With more and more pubs closing in nearby towns and villages, we should like to ask you to really show your support for your local pubs. We hope to see lots of you at these events but remember we are open every lunchtime and evening too . . . for a meal or just drinks/coffee with friends. See you soon.

    The Ozeltons

    AVON: I have just started as the Avon Rep for the area. If you would like me to drop a catalogue round to you, please contact me on [01271] 882465 or pop in to The Globe to pick one up.



    Artwork: David Duncan


    The Annual Duck Race - Easter Sunday, 4.00 p.m. - Sponsor a duck at £1.50 and then watch it race downstream from Mill Park to the Sawmill Inn. 1st Prize£50, 2nd £20 and 3rd £10. There will be live music, stalls and face painting at The Sawmill Inn for you to enjoy after the race.

    The Grand National - Saturday, 14th April. Join us at The Globe to watch.

    St. George's Themed Craft Afternoon at the Globe - Monday, 23rd April, 3.20-5.00 p.m. For kids aged 5-11 years, £4.00 per child or £7.00 for two. Kids get to do 3 different activities and the price includes squash and a snack. Call in to put your names on the list but please note that a parent or carer must remain on the premises, Places are limited to 24.

    Open Mic Nights will start again at The Globe on Easter Sunday and run fortnightly [alternating with Quiz Nights]. Singers/musicians wanted to come along and play a few tunes or simply come along to sit and be entertained. 9.00 to 11.00 p.m.

    Beer Festival - 15th-17th June, inc . Full details will be in the June Newsletter or keep up to date with the event on Facebook: add 'Sawmill Inn Watermouth' as your friend!


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Sunday Roast Lunches

    At the Sawmill
    Carvery served between 12.00 and 2.00 p.m.
    £9.00 [includes free soup and free sweet,
    both from the self-serve counter [available whilst stocks last]

    At The Globe

    Roast Lunch Main Course £6.95
    2 Courses £8.95 3 Courses £10.95

    Booking advised at either pub
    Sawmill: [01271] 882259 - Globe: [01271] 882465

    Mothering Sunday: 18th March - be sure to book in plenty of time!

    £6.00 Lunch Menus available at both The Sawmill & The Globe

    Our menus can be viewed on our websites: and;uk


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Christmas Menu available from
    1st to 24th December [inc.]
    2 courses £12.50, 3 courses £15.50,
    by Reservation ONLY.

    • Sunday 11th December: Open Mic Night Bring an instrument or use the drums/guitars provided by the House band, or sing with or without the backing of the House Band [your choice]. Join use for a fun evening to either join in or watch/sing-a-long. From 9.00 p.m.
    • Sunday 18th December: [following Carols in the Square] CHRISTMAS QUIZ - it can be pretty busy so we advise you to BOOK a table.
    • Saturday 24th December: Christmas Draw at approximately 10.30 p.m. Draw tickets now available at the bar, 25p a ticket.
    • CHRISTMAS DAY: Open for drinks 11.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. [closed night] Boxing Day Night: End of Year Quiz, 8.00 p.m. start [earlier than normal], We strongly advise you to book a table and arrive at 7.30 p.m. - a very busy evening.
    • Wednesday, 28th December: Games Night Teams of 4 to play 'Killer' at pool, skittles and darts. Please let us know if you are coming as we need to know in advance how many teams will be taking part. Start at 8.00 p.m.
    • NEW YEAR'S EVE: Food will be served as usual from 6.00 to 9.00 p.m. Book early if you would like a table in the dining room.

      See the New Year in in Style! Our theme this year is The Golden [Ye Olde] Globe Awards, so we invite you to celebrate with us dressed as an actor/actress [perhaps from this year's film nominations], a character from a film, or simply dressed in your finest evening wear to attend the Award ceremony as a guest. The party starts at 9.00 p.m. with live music from Sam Dowden kicking off a little later in the evening.

    We should like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    The Globe

    • Food is served daily 12.00-2.00 p.m. and 6.00-9.00 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the bar is open all afternoon.
    • Open MIC Nights - every Sunday 9.00 p.m. during August. Dates for the winter to be confirmed.
    • Thursday, 18th August: Exmoor Borderline & Red Petticoats will dance on the front car park [weather permitting!] at 8.00 p.m.
    • Fortnightly Quiz Nights resume on Sunday, 4th September, 8.30 p.m.

    * Gluten Free Diets: Some of our home-made meals are now available without gluten/wheat - please ask a member of staff which meals are suitable for a gluten free diet.

    The Sawmill Inn

    • August: open daily from 12.00 noon. Food - 1.00 to 4.00 p.m. and 5.00 to 9.00 p.m.
    • September: food available at lunchtimes and evenings, times to be confirmed. Every Thursday in August: 'Slack Alice' from 9.00 p.m.
    • New for 2011 - Bar Billiards: come along and have a go at this good old pub game.

    ** Both pubs now have a £6.00 Lunch Menu [different at each pub]**


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    The Globe is now open All Day on Saturdays and Sundays for drinks. Food times remain the same, i.e. 12.00 noon to 2.00 p.m. and 6.00 to 9.00 p.m. daily.

    The Sawmill will be open all day and every day during the school summer holidays, but food times will only be just at lunchtime and evenings there as well.


    Sawmill Inn,
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday, l7th - 19th June

    Lots of Great Real Beers will be available over the 3 days from the
    REAL ALE BAR located down by the Carvery area and a line up of
    Entertainment over the 3 days too:
    [with start times approximate]


    • 7.30 p.m. Country Roads
    • 9.15 p.m. Falling Apart


    • 3.00 p.m. Chris Millington
    • 4.15 p.m. [to be confirmed]
    • 5.45 p.m. Sound Foundation
    • 7.15 p.m. The Padawans
    • 9.15 p.m. The Parcel of Rogues


    • 3.00 p.m. Sam Dowden
    • 4.00 p.m. Jenna Witts
    • 5.15 p.m. Psylum
    • 6.30 p.m. Zamba

    and to finish off the week-end there will be a raffle, to raise money for the North Devon Hospice, drawn at 8.00 p.m. on Sunday.

    Stalls - BBQ - Face Painting and Kids' Activities


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    On Friday, 8th April, at the Sawmill Inn, we have a Quiz to raise money for the Herxheim Twinning Association. Everyone is welcome BUT please let us know in advance if you are coming and how many are on your team. The Quiz starts at 8.00 p.m., so please arrive at about 7.30 p.m.

    The bar at The Globe is now open ALL DAY every Saturday and Sunday. We have a TV in the bar and will be showing various sporting events [ e.g. the Grand National on Saturday 9th April]. Please check the board in the bar for coming events.

    Easter Weekend:

    • Saturday 23rd April is also St George's Day so we are celebrating with Live Music and a Fancy Dress at The Globe. The Band is The Knowleberrys [Gary Songhurst, Mitch Warburton, Steve Tanton and Dick Valance] and the Fancy Dress Theme is "Anything English".
    • Sunday 24th April - Easter Sunday is the Duck Race. Starting from Mill Park Waterfall at 4.00 p.m. Ducks can be sponsored at Mill Park Shop, The Globe and the Sawmill. 1st prize is £50.00, 2nd prize £20 and third prize £10. Proceeds from sponsorship is for Combe Martin Music Festival. There will be live music after the race from Country Rose [the Duo].
    • Friday 29th, The Royal Wedding - We hope to have some evening entertainment at The Globe to follow the afternoon celebrations at the Manor Hall. There is a notice at the Shop and at The Globe for you to let us know if you are interested in a celebratory event taking place in the village [Manor Hall during the day and Globe at night], so please let us know your thoughts and ideas as soon as possible.
    • Saturday 7th May: Slack Alice are playing at the Sawmill from approx 9.00 p.m.
    and finally.. the Beer Festival at the Sawmill is to take place over the weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 17th, 18th and 19th June, so pop the date into your diary . . . more details to follow in the next newsletter.



    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Make sure you book early for these important dates:

    • Valentine's Day, 14th February, The Globe only, 6.00 - 9.00 p.m.
    • Mothers' Day, 3rd April, either The Globe or Sawmill Inn
    • Saturday, 26th February, The Sawmill: All You Can Eat - Chinese for £15.00 per person. Menu available on request and booking is strongly advised. There will also be Entertainment from Gary Songhurst's new band - Knowle Berries, from about 9.00 p.m. Everyone welcome - no entry fee.

    There is a new Menu at The Globe and throughout February, all e-mail customers will receive a 20% discount off all meals.

    If you are not already on our e-mail database but would like to be added so that you can receive discounts, etc., please e-mail me at This e-mail address applies to both the Sawmill and The Globe. If you do not have e-mail access, please contact me on [01271] 882465 to discuss ways to contact you with special offers.



    Artwork: David Duncan

    The Globe:

    • Friday, 3rd December: Live Music with Amy Newton and Katie Kerslake, playing in the bar from 9.00 p.m.
    • Sunday, 19th December: why not join us after singing carols in the square for the Annual Christmas Quiz, 8.30 p.m. [Booking advised as there are a number of regular teams.]
    • Christmas Day: Open only from 11.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. No Food.
    • All other days around Christmas and New Year open as normal,
      • 12.00-2.30 & 6.00-11.00 pm
      • Food served daily 12.00-2.00 & 6.00-9.00 pm
    • Boxing Day: Annual Boxing Night Quiz, 8.30 p.m. Book, this is a very busy night!
    • Tuesday, 28th December: Join us, in teams of 4, for the Annual Games Night - play skittles, pool and darts [killer games] - great fun! Please put your names down on the list in the bar if you are coming.
    • New Year's Eve: as many people go away now for New Year, we are keeping it small scale this year. There will be lively music for you to party to and Fancy Dress is encouraged but optional. A buffet will be provided, so if you are coming and would like to have a nibble from the complimentary buffet, please put your name down in the bar so that we know how many to cater for.
    • Wednesday, 5th January: The 'Mummers' will be performing in the bar from about 8.00 p.m. Please 'phone if you would like more details.

    The Sawmill:

      22nd or 29th January [tbc]: Fancy Dress 60's, 70's & 80's Night to raise money for the North Devon Hospice. Tickets available soon from the Sawmill, Globe or Loanna Ball [Keypitts], who is organising this event.

    The Ozelton family and staff at both The Globe and The Sawmill would like to wish all our customers a very Happy Christmas. We sincerely thank you for your continued support, whether it be an occasional meal, a regular drink, a coffee whilst your kids play in the play area, or your support at the various entertainment nights. The Pub IS THE HUB and it is sad that so many village pubs have been forced to close their doors during recent years due to lack of support from the locals . . . with your continued support YOU can help to ensure that Berrynarbor isn't one of those villages. 'Use it or Lose it'!

    Thank you.

    We hope you all have a great 2011.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Quiz Nights: everyone welcome, teams of any size [usually 4-6 is good]. Next one Sunday, 10th October, then fortnightly.

    Saturday, 9th October: Comedienne and Vocalist, Jennie Robin, will be performing in the Backroom, 8.00 p.m. Tickets are available now at £5.00 per person [Adults ONLY]. Buy 4 tickets together and get a complimentary jug of punch.

    Saturday, 16th October: 'Deja Blue@ Jazz Duo in the bar, 9.00 p.m.

    Friday, 26th October [as part of National Curry Week], we'll be having a Curry Night. Booking IS advised. Poppadoms and dips to start, then your choice of curry from the board [6 to choose from], served with rice and naan, and to finish spiced banana with mango coulis or a cool dish of ice-cream, plus a pint of lager/ale or a soft drink to wash it down ... all for just £10.00 per person.

    Please keep an eye open for posters and boards with information about more entertainment nights.

    Join our e-mail database to receive up to date information about coming events and to receive discounts and promotions. E-mail us at:, with your name and address.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    Quiz Nights at The Globe have now finished for the summer but will resume on Sunday, 5th September at 8.30 p.m.

    Both pubs are now open ALL DAY from 12.00 noon, serving food from 12.00 to 9.00 p.m. The last day for All Day Opening will be on Monday, 30th August, after which our usual opening hours will be 12.00 noon to 2.30 p.m. and 6.00 to 11.00 p.m.

    We are now serving a range of coffees, such as Latte, Cappuccino and Cafe Mocha, made with freshly ground coffee beans.

    We are offering FREE SQUASH for kids during our afternoon sessions at The Globe this summer, so between 2.00 and 5.00 p.m., bring the kids to play in the playground whilst you relax with a latte ... mmmlush! A jug of squash is free with purchases over £3.00.


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Quiz Nights at The Globe will be on Sundays, 13th June and 4th July at 8.30 p.m. and Sunday, 25th July at 9.00 p.m.


    [sponsored by EDDS Greengrocers]

    Saturday, 26th and Sunday 27th June Entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening on both days between 3.00 and 11.00 p.m. to include: Chris Millington, Rebecca Lambert, The Padawans, Federal Blues Agency, Parcel of Rogues, Falling Apart and The Chilli's

    Great Entertainment!

    Hog Roast, Trampolines and Activities for Kids,

    Raffle and, of course, some great


    We shall be having a collection on both days for the North Devon Hospice

    • Thursday, 1st July: The Red Petticoats and Borderline Morris Dancers will perform at the Sawmill Inn and then at The Globe.


    • Friday, 9th July: Live music at The Sawmill Inn - Steve Tuckers All Star Jazz Band, 9.00 p.m.
    • Sunday, 11th July: Live Music at The Globe - Country Roads, 9.00 p.m.
    • Sunday, 18th July: Live Music at The Sawmill Inn - The Ring of Fire, a Johnny Cash tribute Band, 9.00 p.m.
    To be kept up to date with more entertainment during the summer, add yourself to our database by e-mailing us at or find us on Facebook and add us as a friend: look for The Sawmill Inn or Ye Olde Globe.


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    • Sunday, 4th April: Duck Race from Mill Park to The Sawmill. Sponsor a duck for £1.00.
      Money raised for The Well Child Charity. Race Starts at 4.00 p.m.
    • Saturday, 10th April: The Sawmill: Evening with The Parcel of Rogues.

    Karl will be running in the London Marathon this year, on 25th April. He needs to raise £1,500 for The Well Child Charity. Please support him by sponsoring him. Sponsor Forms are at both pubs. Thank you.

    Would you like to be kept up to date with events and receive special offers and discounts? Add your e-mail address to our database by e-mailing us at:


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Special Offers:

    • At The Globe: Kids eat free, Monday to Friday. One free meal from the 'Kids' Free Menu' for children under 10 when an adult's meal is purchased [£6.50 or over].
    • At the Sawmill: *Curry & Pint, £6.50, Monday to Friday *2 for £10 - 2 meals for £10 from the Special '2 for £10' Menu, Monday to Friday. These offers run throughout February and through March until Friday, 26th March [last day].

    Sunday Quiz Nights at The Globe, 8.30 p.m. start: 7th &21st February, 7th & 21st March.

    Valentine's Day, Sunday 14th February Menus available soon but book early for a candle-lit romantic meal!

    Race Night at The Globe, Friday 19th February: Tickets are now available from The Globe and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds from this event will go to the Well Child Charity. [Karl's chosen charity when he takes part in the London Marathon in April.]

    Saturday, 20th February, 'All You Can Eat [Chinese]' for £10.95. The Sawmill - Booking advised.

    Sunday 14th March is Mothering Sunday. So remember to book early.

    Saturday, 20th March, 'All You Can Eat [Chinese] for £10.95. The Sawmill - Booking advised.

    Tuesday, 23rd March: There will be a Fashion Show at the Sawmill to raise money for Berrynarbor VC Primary School and Berrynarbor Pre-School. Tickets will be available soon from the Sawmill, Globe or Louise Richards at Moules Farm.

    Every Sunday:

    • Traditional Roast Lunch at Ye Olde Globe, Main meal £6.95, 2 courses £8.95, 3 courses £10.95. Booking is advised.
    • Carvery at the Sawmill £7.50*

    *Special Offer: Book your table by Thursday night before the week-end you're booking for and get one free dessert with every carvery meal purchased! Offer ends Sunday, 28th February.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Christmas Menus are now available and served from 1st to 24th December [inc]: 2 courses £11.45 and 3 courses £14.45

    • 12th December: Party Night at The Sawmill - book for your Christmas Meal and stay for the 50's, 60's and 70's Disco, 9.00 p.m. to midnight
    • 13th December: Sunday Christmas Quiz, 8.30 p.m. start. All welcome - book your table in advance or come early

      Christmas Draw - tickets now available, draw to take place on Christmas Eve, 10.00-10.30 p.m.

    • Christmas Day:
      • Sawmill closed.
      • Globe open 11.30 to 2.00 p.m. Drinks only.
    • Boxing Day:
      • Sawmill open for Lunch - closed at night
      • Globe open as normal for lunch. End of Year Quiz, 8.30 p.m. but please arrive early to get your seat or book in advance. This is a very busy evening!
    • 28th December: Games Night at the Sawmill, 8.00/8.30 p.m. start - pool, skittles and darts. Teams of 4. Please put your names down in advance.
    • New Year's Eve: Both pubs open as normal for lunch.
      • Sawmill - open for food, 6.00-8.30 p.m.
      • Globe - Open for food 6.00-8.00 p.m. then Disco in bar. Disco, 9.00 to 2.00 a.m. [60's, 70's, 80's music] plus more recent tunes. Fancy Dress Theme: Gangsters and Molls. Families are welcome but the disco is in the bar - there will be no entertainment in the Family Room
    • New Year's Day:
      • Globe - closed at lunchtime. Open as normal at night.
      • Sawmill - open as normal, food 12-2 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.
    • 10th January : Quiz Night at the Globe starts again
    • 23rd January: All You Can Eat Night - Chinese £10.95. Booking advised.
    • 30th January: Fancy Dress 60's, 70's & 80's Disco at The Sawmill - proceeds to Berrynarbor Pre-School and Berrynarbor School. Tickets £5.00 each, limited to 200, so put your names down NOW at Globe or Sawmill.

    Would you like to be added to our Customer Database? To receive Exclusive e-mail offers, such as: 'Free bottle of wine if you book a table for this Friday'. If so, please e-mail me: [use this address for Globe customers as well please].

    The Ozelton family and staff at both the Globe and Sawmill Inn would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Globe: Quiz Nights run fortnightly from Sunday 4th October. All welcome. Teams of any size. 50p per person. 8.30 p.m. start

    NEW! - THE HUB - Open Mic style Rhythm and Blues/Jazz Club in the Backroom. Bring an instrument to play, or sing with our 'House Band', or just sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of entertainment.

    The House Band hopes to run the evenings fortnightly or monthly [to be confirmed] on Sunday Nights alternating with the Quiz. From 8.00 to 11.00 p.m. The first night will be Sunday, 11th October . . . so come early to get a seat!

    Sawmill Inn:

    Saturday All You Can Eat Nights, £10.95 pp - starters and main meal:

    • 10th October - Italian Night
    • 24th October - Curry Night
    • 7th November - Mexican Night
    • 21st November - Chinese Night

    All You Can Eat Nights will then resume in January

    Our Christmas Menu is now available to collect from both pubs. Look out for offers such as '2 for £10', 'Kids' Meal Deals', 'Curry and Pint' on posters for full details.

    If you are not already on our customer database and would like to be e-mailed discounts and exclusive offers, please e-mail us at:


    Artwork: David Duncan


    The Sawmill Inn:

    August - Open All Day

    • Breakfast: 9.00-11.30 a.m. daily [except Sunday]
    • Pub Food Daily: 12.00 noon - 9.00 p.m.
    • Takeaways: Pizzas/Burgers/Fish and Chips 12.00 noon to 9.00 p.m.
    • Carvery: Every Friday Night and Sunday Lunchtime
    • Saturday 1st - 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Karaoke
    • Sunday 2nd - 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Quiz
    • Thursday 6th - 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Disco
    • Saturday 8th - 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Karaoke
    • Sunday 9th - 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Quiz
    • Thursday 13th - 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Disco
    • Saturday 15th - 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Karaoke
    • Sunday 16th - 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Quiz
    • Thursday 20th - 7.30 p.m. Exmoor Border Morris Dancers 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Disco
    • Saturday 22nd - 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Karaoke
    • Sunday 23rd - 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Quiz
    • Saturday 29th - 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Karaoke
    • Sunday 30th - 4.00 p.m. Duck Race from Mill Park Waterfall 9/9.30 p.m. to Midnight Disco

    September - Open Lunchtime and Evening with food 12-2 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.

    • 20th - All You Can Eat - Chinese Night . . . . Book Early!

    Ye Old Globe

    August: Open All Day

    • Bar 12.00 noon to 11.30 p.m./Midnight
    • Food 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

    Monday 24th - 7.45 p.m. Exmoor Border Morris Dancers

    September: Quiz Nights start Sunday, 6th and run fortnightly. 8.30 p.m. start - all welcome. Teams of up to 6. * Regular Raffles at Quiz Nights during

    2008-2009 raised £350 which has been shared - £70 each - to Berrynarbor - Berry in Bloom, The Carnival Float, Church Bells, Pre-school and Primary School.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Coming Events:

    We shall be opening all day over the Easter Week-end, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and evening meals. Entertainment is planned for Good Friday and Easter Saturday, with a Disco and Karaoke - bar open until midnight both nights. Easter Sunday Carvery will be available at lunchtime and in the evening. Our reputation for one of the best carveries in the area is growing, so Book Early to avoid disappointment!

    Following the huge success of the 70's & 80's Night, we shall hold a similar event on Saturday, 25th April. To celebrate St. George's Day, the theme will be 'Anything English', so dress up as anything from St. Trinians to Royalty, knights in shining armour, favourite pop or football star - the choice is endless! Entry, is strictly by ticket only available now at £5.00 each from The Sawmill or The Globe. Proceeds to Berrynarbor Primary School and Combe Martin Music Festival. Tickets are limited to 200, so hurry up as they will soon all be gone!

    The 'All You Can Eat' Nights have again proved popular and many have asked when the next one will be. So, we are holding ONE more before the summer, on Saturday, 9th May, when it will be Chinese and just £9.95 per head, so book early.

    If you have family or friends visiting and need local accommodation, our 3 nights for the price of 2 offer is available all year [except July and August]. A Double en-suite Room and Breakfast for 3 nights costs a total of £100. For more information, please ring [01271] 882259 or visit our website

    NEWS FROM YE OLD GLOBE - 'The Pub is the Hub'

    Well, if the activities we hosted in February and March are anything to go by, then Prince Charles is right when he coined the phrase 'The Pub is the Hub'! These last couple of months have been really busy with community activity and various Manor Hall groups, such as Toddlers, Spinners and Crafters using our function room during the Hall's refurbishment.

    As well as the various clubs and groups who use us as their meeting ground - and thanks, it's great to see you all and you're always welcome - we raised a giggle [several in fact] and £30 for village charities with our Anne Summers Night, when the back room became a girls only domain, closely followed by a Valentine's Night, totally unconnected of course! The Friendship Group had their belated Christmas Lunch and will, by the time you read this, have met here again for their monthly lunch. We hosted the Bell Ringers and their buddies from Combe Martin, a Christening buffet, the Combe Martin Ladies Darts Singles Competition, the list goes on ...

    The community really came together for the wonderful 'Sing-a-long Folk Night', organised by Tony Summers to raise money for the church bells. It was a great night with a lovely village atmosphere, and everyone is asking "When is the next one?"

    Two new faces have joined our team. Many of you have already met Steve, our new Head Chef, who has transferred permanently from The Sawmill. Steve, back from his recent holiday and raring to go, uses fresh herbs and local Devon produce to get your taste buds dancing. So, for those of you who have not sampled his delicious food, now's your chance. We take this opportunity to introduce Sean, who will be working at both the pubs. He has been covering at The Globe whilst Steve was away and will stand in for him on his days off. He and his partner Sam and daughter Isabelle have moved to Berrynarbor and we are delighted to have him as part of our team.

    Easter and May Bank Holiday week-ends are fast approaching. Quiz Nights will continue after Easter, on 26th April and 10th May after which they will be confirmed.

    Although busy times are ahead with the tourist season fast approaching, we look forward to welcoming both old and new customers alike - whether it's for a meeting, a social gathering or just a quiet drink or dinner at your 'local'. We are one of the luckier villages these days with a real community pub and a wonderful new community shop. As they say, "Use Them or Lose Them"!

    We look forward to welcoming you to 'The Hub' and to The Sawmill.

    Karen, Karl, Don, Edith and The Team


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    We have various events planned for February and March which I have listed below, but first of all, looking back at the Christmas and New Year period, we've had some really good nights.

    Christmas Eve is always a great night in The Globe - there's a lovely atmosphere and it's great to see people come back to the village to visit family. The 1st Prize in the Draw [£50] went to Michael Bowden and on his birthday too! Well done, Mitch.

    Boxing Night always pulls in a good crowd for the End of Year Quiz. The Walls/Fanner team won the money which they very kindly donated to the raffle prize money that we collect every quiz night, this will be shared out in June.

    There was a good turnout for the Games Night between Christmas and the New Year, with 40 people competing at 'Killer', Pool, Darts and Skittles - no amazing prizes to be won, it was just for fun and I think from the feedback that those who took part definitely had fun! Hopefully I can arrange another Games Night before the summer.

    ... and, of course, New Year's Eve! I personally had the best New Year's Eve Night that I've had for many years. There were T Birds and Pink Ladies, Teddy Boys, loads of polka dots, stylish sunglasses . . . and more.

    Dan Wassall, Wayne Green and Phil Horton were excellent - as a band named 'Tommy Tornado and the Twisters' they had got together purely for the purpose of playing The Globe on New Year's Eve, although they should definitely play together more often! Thanks guys, you were fantastic. Dan, Wayne and Phil would like to thank everyone at The Globe for the excellent reception they received.

    The dancing in the bar continued until a little after 2.00 a.m. with rock 'n' roll [and more] - I seem to remember Cotton Eye Joe playing at some point - pumping out of the big speakers that the band had used earlier.

    And so to 2009. We have already had an "All You Can Eat" Curry Night at The Globe which went very well and by the time this is published, we shall also have had our 'Team' Dinner at the Sawmill, "All You Can Eat" Chinese at the Sawmill, which is already half booked and, of course, the 60's/70's/80's Disco [for the North Devon Hospice] on the 31st January, for which I have had to order more tickets as the first 150 have already sold.

    So what's next ... ?

    Well, the Quiz Nights will continue and maybe [depending on feedback] we might hold the quiz weekly - to be confirmed. Of course Valentine's Day and Mothering Sunday [22nd March] are just around the corner, so don't leave it too late to book your table.

    Other events include ...

    An Ann Summers Party in the 'back' room at The Globe on Friday, 6th February. Sorry, men are not allowed but we can pass a catalogue into the bar for you to place orders! Items ordered will arrive on the 11th in time for Valentine's Day!! All ladies 18 years and over are invited, so come along and have some fun.

    Then on 13th March, yes that's Friday 13th March, we'll have a Spooky Friday 13th Karaoke Night in the bar at The Globe - dress up as something scary and join us at 9.30 p.m.

    And finally, the "All You Can Eat" for £9.95 Nights for February and March are:

    • Saturday, 21at February at The Globe - Italian
    • Saturday, 7th March at the Sawmill - Mexican

    Booking strongly advised for both nights.

    So, hopefully we'll be seeing you all soon.

    Happy New Year Everyone, from Don, Edith, Karen, Karl & Staff.



    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Some dates for your diaries of coming events:

    • Friday 5th December: Bingo to raise money for Berrynarbor PTA, at The Globe. Details to be confirmed - please look out for posters
    • Saturday 13th December: Christmas Party at The Sawmill. 5-Course Dinner & Disco £18.50per person. Places are now limited so 'phone soon to book a table.
    • Sunday 14th December: Christmas Quiz, 8.30pm at The Globe. Come early to get a table.
    • Friday 19th December: Live Music in the bar at The Globe - "Songbird, Warble Fly and Walter Cress" Skiffle and sing-a-long.
    • Wednesday 24th December: Christmas Eve Draw at The Globe. Tickets are now available at the bar at 25p each.
    • Friday 26th December: Boxing Day End Of Year Quiz, 8.30pm at The Globe BUT come EARLY to get a table!
    • Monday 29th December: Games Night at The Globe - Pool, Skittles & Darts. Teams of 4 for an 8 o'clock start.
    • Wednesday 31st December: New Year's Eve Party at The Globe. This year's theme is '50's & 60's' Rock 'n' Roll, so get creative with those costumes! Free Buffet at 9.00 p.m. Live Music in the Bar 10.00 - 11.00 p.m. Disco in the Back Room 10.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. Children Under 14 years are welcome in the Back [Family] Room from 6.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m. Bar open until 2.00 a.m. with music to listen or dance to in the Bar from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. and then after the Band 11.00 p.m. until approximately 2.00 a.m.


    • Thursday 1st January: Beetle Drive at The Globe, everyone welcome.
    • Saturday 10th January: Curry Night at The Globe
    • Sunday 11th January: [Fortnightly] Quiz Night at The Globe 8.30pm start.
    • Saturday 17th January: Team Dinner & Disco at The Sawmill ..for all players in The Globe or Sawmill Teams [Darts, Skittles and Pool]
    • Saturday 24th January: "All You Can Eat" Chinese Night at The Sawmill £9.95 per person. Book Early!

    Our Opening Times Over Christmas:

    The Globe
    [as normal except]:
    The Sawmill
    [as normal except]:
    Christmas DayBar open 11.30-2.00 [no food] Night: ClosedClosed
    Boxing Day NormalClosed
    New Year's Eve No food, free buffet From 9.00 p.m.Open for food, 6.00 to 8.30 p.m. Bar closes 9.00 pm
    New Year's Day NormalClosed

    We should like to wish all our customers, old and new A Very Happy Christmas and a Great 2009

    Don & Edith, Karl & Lou, Karen & Boys and all the Staff


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    The Sawmill is now Open All Day:

    • reakfast is available every morning [except Sunday], 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
    • Served from "The Breakfast Bar", choose and pay for as many items as you like.
    • Pub Food is served daily from 12.00 noon to 9.00 p.m.
    • The Bar is open from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m./midnight daily [from 12.00 noon on Sundays]
    • The Carvery is now open every Sunday Lunchtime AND every Friday Night.

    Ye Olde Globe is now Open daily 12.00 noon to 11.30 p.m./midnight

    • Food is served from 12.00 noon to 9.00 p.m.
    • Cream Teas available from 2.00 to 5.30 p.m.

    Exmoor Border Morris Men will dance at The Globe at 7.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 3rd September

    QUIZ NIGHTS will recommence at The Globe on Sunday, 7th September, and thereon fortnightly. Everyone welcome - 8.30 p.m. start.


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Quiz Nights: There will be one on Sunday, 1st June at 8.30 p.m., which will probably be the last one. However, keep in touch as there may be a final one on 15th June.

    Sunday, 15th June - Fathers' Day: Treat Dad to a traditional Roast Lunch at The Globe [882465] or a Carvery at The Sawmill [882259]. Book early. Combe Martin Music Festival: We are again taking part in the festival, so join us at The Sawmill on Sunday, 6th July [afternoon] - 'Blues' with Tony Rogers; Sunday, 20th July [evening] - 'The Communicators' and on Friday, 25th July [evening] - 'Coverage'.

    Summer Opening Times: at The Sawmill:

    • Saturday 19th July to Saturday 30th August [inc.]
      • Breakfast 9.00 to 11.30 a.m. [except Sundays]
      • Bar Open 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m/midnight
      • Pub Food 12.00 noon to 9.00 p.m.

    at Ye Olde Globe:

    • We should very much like to open all day throughout the summer [dates and times as above]. However, this depends on staff levels and so times are to be confirmed. Look out for posters/boards informing you.

    Raffle Money from Quiz Nights: Thank you to all who support the Quiz and the raffles. We have just divided the money and have been able to give £68.50 to our Primary School, Pre-School, Berry in Bloom and the Carnival Float. A big thank you to Bet Brooks for selling tickets each Quiz Night. and finally ...

    I should like to thank everyone who sponsored me to do 'Nightwalk' when I raised £111.00. It was a good night and Helen and I [from the Sawmill] set off from Bideford Rugby Club around 8.15 p.m. and were led across the old bridge to join the Tarka Trail to Barnstaple. At Freminghton we were offered soup, but with only 3.5 miles to go, we opted to just get it over with, so accepted the 'Twilight' chocolate and carried on! We reached Barnstaple Rugby Club just before 11 o'clock, and just before the rain started - oh so glad we set off early! Luckily we didn't suffer too much the next day and I only got one blister - not too bad really. Many thanks for the sponsor money.



    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    A Happy New Year to you All.

    • Valentine's Day, Thursday 14th February: Bookings are now being taken for both pubs for a Special Valentine Meal, table service, and in the dining room at The Globe. Booking is advised.
    • Sunday Lunches: Traditional roasts served from 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. every Sunday. The Globe - main course £5.95 or a 3-course lunch for £9.95. The Sawmill Inn - Carvery £7.95
    • Mothering Sunday: 2nd March: Book early for this one - it gets very busy.
    • Quiz Nights: Every fortnight at The Globe, 8.30 p.m. start. Next Quiz is on Sunday, 3rd February.
    • Parties: If you have a special occasion to celebrate coming up and would like menus and prices, please contact Karen on 882259. We can cater for birthdays, christenings, kids' parties, etc., with choices of buffet menus or set menus.

    To book for any of the above, our telephone numbers are:
    Ye Olde Globe [01271] 882465
    The Sawmill Inn [01271] 882259


    Artwork: David Duncan



    At the Sawmill:

    Every Tuesday, 6.00 to 9.00 p.m. Curry & Pint [or wine or soft drink] £5.95

    "2 for 1" Meals - choose 2 meals off the "2 for 1" board, get the cheapest one free.
    Every day 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. and 6.00 to 9.00 p.m.
    [except Saturday nights and Sunday lunchtimes]

    Look out for Bar Specials, e.g. Guinness £2 per pint - these change, so look in bar for details.

    B & B Double En Suite Rooms at £25 per person per night [3rd night free]

    At Ye Old Globe:

    "Kids Eat Free" - Monday to Saturday [inc] 12.00 to 2.00 p.m.
    Buy 1 adult's meal [£5 minimum] get 1 kid's/tot's meal free [11 years and under]

    6.00 to 7.00 p.m. "Teatime Special", Sunday to Wednesday nights [inc], choose from the board traditional meals,
    such as cottage pie, beef casserole, etc., for just £4.00 each!


    Available from the bar now.
    Served 1st - 24th December [inc.] at Globe and Sawmill
    Lunchtimes & Evenings, but BOOKINGS ONLY

    Quiz Nights:

    8.30 p.m. start - everyone welcome. Alternate Sundays
    Next Quiz 2nd December. Christmas Quiz: 16th December.
    "End of Year Quiz": Boxing Night.
    It is strongly advised to book for this night as the fortnightly quiz teams reserve their tables and it is always a busy night.
    Last year's Quiz was attended by 95 people!

    Other Events Over Christmas:

    Children's Christmas Party: Wednesday, 19th December 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. at The Globe.
    Free party for customer's children aged 8 years and under. Entertainment, food and present from Santa.
    Please put names down at either pub EARLY, as places are limited to 25.

    Games Night at The Sawmill: Sunday, 23rd December 9.00 p.m.
    Skittles, Pool, Darts - just for fun and a box of chocolates
    NO serious teams, thanks!

    Christmas Draw:
    The Globe, approx. 10.00 p.m. on Christmas Eve

    Christmas Day:
    The Globe - Bar open 11.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. [no food]

    Boxing Day:
    The Globe open as normal, food 12.00 to 2.00 only.

    Sawmill Inn:
    Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

    New Year's Eve:
    Party at The Globe, 6.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m. Buffet, dancing, fancy dress [optional - no specific theme].
    Sawmill open for food from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m. will close at 10.00 p.m.

    New Year's Day:
    Globe open and food as normal. Sawmill closed.

    We should like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy 2008.

    Best wishes from Don & Edith, Karl & Lou, Karen & Boys, and Staff


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    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: David Duncan


    The bands that we had in July as part of the Combe Martin Music Festival were a great success and we will definitely be taking part again next year. Thank you to those who came to support these nights.

    We are open for Breakfast at the Sawmill, 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the school holidays. The Sawmill is also open every day from 12 noon until 11.00 p.m., serving food daily from 12 noon to 9.00 p.m. throughout the holidays.

    Quiz Nights at The Globe start again on Sunday, 9th September, at 8.30 p.m.

    All You Can Eat Nights/Special Offers/A la Carte Specials, etc., will all start again in September and will be advertised nearer the time.

    Hoping you all have a lovely summer from everyone at The Globe & Sawmill.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    From Whitsun Bank Holiday, both pubs will be open from 6.00 p.m. every evening [until September]. The Sawmill is open all day on Saturdays and Sundays now and during the summer holidays, every day. At the Sawmill we'll be open for Breakfast on select days of the week throughout July and August. We shall be serving Hot Buffet from the Carvery Counter every Friday night and our popular Carvery will now be available on Sunday evening as well as lunchtime.

    Weather permitting, we'll have BBQs on the 30th May and more BBQ nights will follow - watch the 'A' boards on the roadside for details. The Sawmill is participating in Combe Martin Music Festival this year, so come along for Live Music on:

    • 8th July - The Cadence
    • 15th July - Prime Skandal

    The Quiz nights at The Globe end with the last on one Sunday 3rd June and will start again in September [depending on when I book my holiday!].

    Have a good summer.



    Artwork: Paul Swailes



    • Earlier opening - some days all day at The Sawmill. See boards at pubs for exact times.
    • Raffle - buy raffle tickets at The Globe for the Easter Egg Raffle. Drawn on Easter Sunday.
    • Colouring Competition for Kids at both pubs leading up to Easter and judged on East Monday.


    • The Sawmill will be open for Breakfast every Saturday from 7th April, 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. We shall be open more mornings as it gets nearer to summer.

    St. George's Day - Monday, 23rd April

    • Afternoon Tea at Ye Olde Globe with Children's entertainment. Lots of details still to be confirmed so look out for posters nearer the time. We'll be raising money for the 3 official St. George's Day Charities.
    • There will also be a Quiz at 8.30 with all questions relating to England [History/Geography/English Actors, etc., etc.]

    Quiz Nights

    • There will be a couple more quizzes at The Globe after Easterthe dates are: Sunday 29th April Sunday, 13th May and hopefully, Sunday, 3rd June all at 8.30 p.m.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Well done Terry and Graham for raising £775.25 from being waxed on the 10th December! £150 was used to buy presents for the annual Kids Christmas Party held at The Globe, and £625.25 has gone to Devon Air Ambulance.

    2 for 1 Meals at the Sawmill, every night and Saturday lunchtimes throughout February and March.

    Valentine's Day, Wednesday 14th February: Bookings now being taken. At The Globe: choose table service, a la carte served in the Dining Room, or pub food and specials in the bar. At the Sawmill: choose from the pub food menu or the specials board.

    Fashion Show: 'Off the Peg' Fashion Show at The Sawmill on Friday, 16th February. Doors open 7.00 p.m., Show starts 7.30 p.m. Tickets, £5.00 each to include a glass of wine, available from The Globe, the Sawmill Inn and Goodenough's in Ilfracombe. Proceeds to Devon Air Ambulance.

    All You Can Eat Nights: £9.00 per head at the Sawmil! Inn. Booking advised.

    Saturday, 17th February - Mexican
    Saturday, 24th March - Italian

    Sunday Lunches: Traditional Roasts served 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. every Sunday at both pubs. Globe £5.95 Sawmill Catvery £7.25

    Mothering Sunday, 18th March: Book early for this one, it gets very busy. Quiz Nights: Every fortnight at The Globe, 8.30 p.m. start. The first February Quiz will be on Sunday, 11th.

    Parties: If you have a special occasion would like menus and prices, Karen on 882259. We can christenings, kids' parties, of buffet menus or set menus. Both pubs are able to offer midnight licence with guests leaving by 1.00 a.m. Disco/karaoke prices supplied on request or use of skittle alley, etc. can be available.

    To book for any of the above, our telephone numbers are:

    • Ye Olde Globe [01271] 882465
    • The Sawmill Inn 1012711 882259


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    "2 for 1" Meals at the Sawmill every lunch and evening, except Saturday nights and Sunday lunches. Choose 2 meals off the '2 for 1' board and get the cheapest one free, This offer runs from November to March, Both pubs will be serving the 5-course Christmas Menu at £14.50 per person, 1st to 24th December [inclusive), Booking only.

    • Friday, 1st December - Globe: Christmas Avon Party, 7.30 p.m.
    • Sunday. 3rd December - Globe: Quiz, 8.30 p.m, Everyone welcome.
    • Sunday. 10th December - Globe; Sponsored Wax! 8.00 p.m. to raise money for this year's Kids Party and Air Ambulance. Chef Terry and Graham Davies have kindly agreed to be waxed - legs or chest only! Please sponsor them and then come and watch them - in agony!! - on the night. There is time on the night to wax two more people, so if anybody would like to volunteer please phone me [Karen] on [01271] 882259.
    • Sunday. 17th December - Globe: Christmas Quiz, 8.30 p.m. All welcome.
    • Monday. 18th December - Globe: 3.30 to 5.15 p.m. Kids Christmas Party, including entertainment, food and present from Santa. Places are limited so put your children/grandchildren's names on the list NOW at the Globe or Sawmill. The party is free for customers of Globe or Sawmill for children under 8 years.
    • Friday, 22nd December - Sawmill: Christmas 5-course Dinner & Disco. £16 per person - booking only.
    • Saturday. 23rd December - Sawmill: Games Night - pool, skittles and darts and Christmas Draw
    • Sunday, 24th December - Globe: Christmas Draw
    • Christmas Day - Globe open 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Bar only. Sawmill closed all day
    • Boxing Day - Globe: End of Year Quiz, 8.30 p.m. Arrive early [8.00 p.m.] as it is a very busy night and a lot of tables are reserved in advance.
    • New Years Eve - Globe: Disco and Buffet. The [optional] fancy dress theme is Masked Ball.
    • Sunday. 7th January - Globe: Quiz, 8.30 p.m. Everyone welcome.
    • Saturday, 27th January - Sawmill: 'All You Can Eat' for £9.00 - Chinese

    We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Best wishes from Karen & Boys, Kari & Lou, Edith & Don & Staff


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    All You Can Eat Nights: £9.00 per person - book early

    Saturday, 14th October - Mexican
    Saturday, 18th November Italian

    • Quiz Nights at The Globe every other Sunday, 8.30 p.m. start - everyone welcome. Next Quiz Night is 22nd October.
    • Christmas Menu available from 1st to 24th December, inclusive. Please let us know if you would like a menu posted to you. Ring Karen 882259.
    • A la carte menu now being served in the Restaurant at Ye Olde Globe, evenings only, Wednesday to Saturday, inclusive. Booking is advised, Telephone 882465.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    The Sawmill is open all day [from 12.00 noon] every day through August, serving food from 12.00 noon to 9.00 p.m. Take-away meals battered cod, chips, burgers, etc.

    We should like to welcome Terry Coates to The Globe. Terry started on the 1st July as Head Chef, replacing Karl who is now Head Chef at The Sawmill. Terry has already been creating a new range of delicious homemade specials and will continue with more throughout the summer. During the winter we shall operate the Dining Room as a separate restaurant with a different menu to the bar area. The Restaurant will open on Friday, 15th September, and will be open Wednesday to Saturday nights [inclusive] and will be Booking Only.

    The 'All You Can Eat' nights will resume for the winter at The Sawmill at £9.00 a head.

    • Saturday, 23rd September - Chinese
    • Saturday, 14th October - Mexican
    • Saturday, 18th November - Italian

    Early booking is advised.

    Quiz Nights start at The Globe on the 10th September - everyone welcome! 8.30 p.m. start - every fortnight.

    Book Swap - We are starting a Book Swap, at The Globe, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday every month. If you have read a good book but no longer want it, why not bring it along and tell us about it, then swap it for one recommended by someone else. The first Swap will be on Tuesday, 12th September.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Quiz Nights and the special 'All You Can Eat' nights have finished for the summer season, and both pubs are now open from 6.00 p.m. every evening.

    The Sawmill Inn will be open all day during the school summer holidays, with Take-away Food from 6.00 to 9.00 p.m. - Burgers, Freshly Battered Cod and Chips and more, 'Phone orders [01271] 882259 welcome.

    Hoping you all have a good summer from all at The Globe & Sawmill Inn


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Saturday, 1st April - Our LAST "All You Can Eat" Nights until after the summer. MEXICAN £9.00 per person. Booking advised, 'phone 882259.

    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.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    All you can eat for £9.00 per person at The Sawmills:

    • Saturday, 18th February - Italian Night
    • Saturday, 18th March - Curry Night
    • Saturday, 1st April Mexican Night

    Dont forget to book early for Valentine's Night, Tuesday, 14th February and Mothering Sunday [Lunch] Sunday, 26th March.

    • Friday, 3rd February: Ann Summers [ladies only] in the back room, 7.30 p.m. [orders will arrive before Valentine's Day].

    A range of sweet pancakes will be served at both pubs on Tuesday, 28th February [Shrove Tuesday].

    Quiz Night at The Globe, Sunday, 5th February, and then every fortnight - 8:30 p.m. start.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Sunday, 18th December
    Christmas Quiz - The Globe, 8.30 p.m.
    Arrive early to get a table - Bar open until midnight

    Monday, 19th December
    Children's Christmas Party at The Globe, 3.15 - 5.00 p.m.
    The party is FREE to all our customers' children and grandchildren, but
    places ARE LIMITED, so please put names down early.
    Ask at the bar to be put on the list.
    8 year-olds and younger.

    Friday, 23rd December
    Games Night at The Sawmill, 9.00 p.m. - Pool, Skittles and Darts
    Christmas Draw, 10.30 p.m. [approx.]
    Bar open until midnight

    Saturday, 24th December
    The Globe Christmas Draw, 10.30 p.m. [approx.]

    The Globe open from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Bar Only.
    Evening closed.
    The Sawmill closed.

    Monday, 26th December - Boxing Day
    The Globe
    Bar open, Food 12.00 - 2.00 p.m. & 7.00 - 8.30 p.m. Quiz Night, 8.30 p.m.
    Arrive early to get a table.
    The Sawmill Inn
    Bar open, Food 12.00 - 2.00 p.m.
    Evening Closed

    Saturday, 31st December - New Year's Eve
    The Globe
    Party, Fancy Dress Optional 'Pink' or 'Posh', Buffet
    The Sawmill Inn
    Bar open, Food 12.00 - 2.00 p.m.
    Evening Closed

    A Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you All.


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    QUIZ NIGHTS - have started again - every other Sunday, 8.30 p.m, start. The next one after this Newsletter is circulated, will be Sunday, 16th October, Each week a raffle is held to raise money for either Berry in Bloom, the Carnival Float, Berrynarbor Pre-School, Sunday School or the Kids' Christmas Party. Your support is appreciated.

    ALL YOU CAN EAT NIGHTS - at the Sawmill Inn - we shall be serving Chinese and Curry Dishes every Saturday, the first one on the 8th October. £10.00 per person. Booking is advised. CHRISTMAS MENU - we shall have our Menus available soon. It will be available for bookings at either The Globe or Sawmill Inn from 1st to 24th December. Saturday nights will be All You Can Eat Chinese and Curry nights for those of you who want a Christmas Party with a difference!

    BUFFETS, PARTIES, KARAOKE, etc - please enquire if you want to hold an event at either establishment, phone Karen on 882259.

    KIDS' BIRTHDAY PARTIES at The Globe, £3.95 per child. Please phone Karen for more details if you are interested in having your child's birthday party in the Family Room. They do not have to be within our normal opening times, 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. is quite a popular time.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    The Sawmill is now open all day for the summer. Pub food is served from 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 to 9.00 p.m. daily. Freshly battered cod and lots more items are also available as take-away meals at these times. Between 2.00 and 5.00 p.m., baguettes are available.

    We shall be starting the Quiz Nights at The Globe again at the end of September beginning of October - look out for details nearer the time.

    Hoping you all enjoy the summer.

    Karen and all the Staff


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    The Exmoor Border Morris Dancers will be performing:

    • 1st June - 9.00 p.m. at the Sawmill Inn
    • 6th July - 9.00 p.m. at the Sawmill Inn
    • 20th July - 9.00 p.m. at The Globe

    Both pubs are now open from 6.00 p.m. for Evening Meals.

    During the school summer holidays, the Sawmill Inn will be open all day, every day from 12.00 noon. The pub food menu will be served at lunchtime and in the evening, with a selection of snacks available through the afternoon.

    Soon to be opening for Take-away Fish 'n' Chips [and more] from 5.00 p.m. at the Sawmill Inn.

    Hope you all have a good summer from all at The Globe and Sawmill Inn.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    We have decided to do some more Quiz Nights after Easter, starting at 8.30 p.m. they will be on Sundays 10th and 24th April, 8th and 22nd May. The one on the 10th April will be slightly different - the entry fee will be a £1 and all the money received will go towards Berry in Bloom.

    Held in the Family Room, we already have a crowd of 'regular' teams, but if anyone who hasn't been to the Globe Quiz Night would like to come along, you would be very welcome, either as a team of your own or join with someone else on the night. It is a very friendly atmosphere and we don't take things too seriously, so come along and join

    The Sawmill Inn is open at lunchtimes again and both pubs will be opening from 6.00 p.m. starting on Friday, 27th May.

    And finally . . . to alleviate any panic due to media hype, pubs are NOT allowed to open 24 hours - we have to make an application to vary our licence if we want to open later than 11.00 p.m. However, we shall not be applying for 24 hour opening, we really haven't got the energy to stay open all night, so don't worry, not much is going to change at The Globe & Sawmill Inn when the new Licensing Laws come into force [expected to be November].


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    We hope you all had a good Christmas and best wishes for 2005.

    New Year's Eve at The Globe was a good night with a lovely atmosphere - hopefully all agree. If you'd like to give us any feedback, please do - it's your pub too so we want you to get the most out of it.

    February Events

    • Saturday, 5th: Chinese Night at the Sawmill. All you can eat for £9.00. This is probably going to be the last theme night until October. Booking advised.
    • Sundays 6th & 20th: Quiz Nights at The Globe, 8.30 p.m. start.
    • 19th-26th: 'National Pubs Week'. The pool table will be 'free' [no charge] to all customers on the nights of: Monday 21st & Wednesday 23rd - The Globe Tuesday 22nd & Friday 25th - The Sawmill
    • Valentine Bookings can be taken for either pub for Saturday and Sunday, 12th and 13th, and, of course, Monday 14th. The regular menus will be available plus a selection of specials on the boards.

    March Events

    • Sunday, 6th: Mothering Sunday. Book early as this is a busy day.
    • Sundays 6th & 20th: Quiz Nights at The Globe, 8.30 p.m. [will resume in October].


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Our Christmas Menu is available, 1st to 24th December, three courses plus coffee - £9.95. Telephone to book.

    • Sunday, 12th December: Christmas Quiz -- The Globe, 8.30 p.m.
    • Monday, 20th December: Children's Christmas Party at The Globe, 3.00 p.m. The party is FREE to our customers' children or grandchildren, but places ARE LIMITED, so next time you are at the bar, put the children's names on the list. For 8 year-olds and younger.
    • Thursday, 23rd December: Games Night at The Sawmill, 9.00 p.m. Christmas Draw, 10.00/10.30 p.m.
    • Friday, 24th December: Christmas Carols at The Globe, 7.30 p.m. Christmas Draw, 10.00/10.30 p.m.
    • CHRISTMAS DAY: The Globe open from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Bar Only. The Sawmill closed.
    • Sunday, 26th December: Boxing Day Quiz at The Globe
    • Friday, 31st December: New Year's Eve Party at The Globe. Buffet - Karaoke - Fancy Dress Optional
    • Saturday, 1st January: Both the Sawmill Inn and The Globe open for Lunches

    The Sawmill Inn

    • Saturday, 1st January - 'All You Can Eat' Curry Night
    • Saturday, 22nd January - 'All You Can Eat' Mexican Night
    • Saturday, 5th February - 'All You Can Eat' Chinese Night

    Book Early for 'All You Can Eat' Nights

    A Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you All.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    So the sumrner - if you can call it that! is over, Back to a bit of normality. The shops are now stocking Halloween goodies, and some are even providing us with the opportunity to buy Christmas Cards!

    Our Christmas details will be available in the December issue, but we do have our Christmas menu now, as people start looking in September. The price is held at the same as last year just £9.95 for 3-course and coffee, available from the 1st to 24th December, inclusive. However, there are other things to tell you about for October and November:

    • Sunday, 3rd October: Start of the fortnightly Quiz at The Globe, arrive between 8.00 and 8.30 p.m.
    • Saturday, 30th October: "All You Can Eat" Chinese Night at The Sawrnill. Early booking is advised at £8.00 per person - the seats fill fast.
    • Sunday 31st October: Halloween Quiz at The Globe. Prize for best fancy dress in Quiz. Children are invited to "Trick or Treat" -a tub of sweets will be kept at the bar.
    • Friday, 5th November: After Fireworks and Bonfire at Derek's [please put contributions in the tin on the bar before the night], we invite you to warm up in the family room at The Globe with complimentary jacket potato [in foil!] and a cup of hot soup.
    • Saturday, 13th November: "All You Can Eat" again for £8.00 per person. Curry Night at the Sawmill. Book early to avoid disappointment.
    • Saturday, 27th November: "All You Can Eat" Chinese Night at The Sawmill, £8.00 per person. Again, early booking is advised. This will be the last theme "All You Can Eat" nights until January.
    From the 1st October, Table service will resume at The Sawmill and in The Globe with new meals and specials available. Booking is advised.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    The Sawmill

    • is now open all day, every day, from 12.00 noon.
    • '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: Peter Rothwell


    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 Sing-a-Long Evening, Seniors' Whist and Tea, and Mum and Toddler Mornings in school holidays.


    Artwork: David Duncan


    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 1' meals, every night plus Saturday lunchtimes.

    The Sawmill

    • Saturday 21st February - our popular 'All you can eat Curry Night' is back for only £8.00 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.


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Christmas Menu available from 1st to 24th December [inc] at both pubs £9.95 for 3 course meal and coffee. Bookings only.

    • Sunday. 14th December

    Christmas Quiz at The Globe, 8.30 p.m.
    • Sunday. 21st December

    Kids' Xmas Party - free for customers of The Globe or Sawmill Inn, 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Games. songs, food and presents from Santa for children aged 1 to 8 years. Places are limited so put your names down soon.
    • Sunday. 21st December

    Christmas Games Night, Globe, 8.30 p.m.
    • Tuesday. 23rd December

    Christmas Games Night, Sawmill, 8.30 p.m. Christmas Draw at Sawmill, approx. 10.00 p.m.
    • Wednesday. 24th December

    Christmas Carols,The Globe, 7.30 p.m.
    Christmas Draw at Globe, approx. 10 p.m.
    • Christmas Day

    Sawmill - Closed.
    Globe Bar open 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
    Closed at night
    • Boxing Day

    Quiz at The Globe, 8.30 p.m. [but come early to get a table].
    Sawmill closed at night.
    • New Year's Eve

    New Year's Eve Globe and Sawmill open for food as usual, 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. Then:

    • Globe: Bar open 7.00 p.m.
      3.00 a.m. Free Buffet.
      Karaoke in back room, Music in bar.
      Fancy Dress theme to be agreed. Details will be posted in bar soon.
    • Sawmill: Food served as normal, 7.00 to 9.00 p.m. Please book early.
      The bar will close at 10.00 p.m. [drinking up to 10.30 p.m.]
      Those of you who want to party are welcome to adjourn to the Globe after your meal.

    Special offers on Carvery at Sawmill through December, January and
    February. Choose one of: 1 kid's carvery free with 2 adult meals or free
    sweet with every carvery, or 10% off carvery meals plus free glass of wine
    - if you book by Saturday night.

    January and February - The Sawmill Inn will be open every night from 7.00 plus Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes, but NOT lunches Monday to Friday. "2 for 1" meals at Sawmill through January and February.

    We should like to thank everyone for your support and kindness over the last three months. Edith is now making steady progress and is having regular physiotherapy to get her back on her feet again. We hope to have her home soon and she is coming out of hospital for a few 'special trips' over the next couple of weeks.

    Thank you all for your continued custom and we wish you all a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year from Don, Edith, Karl, Karen and Wayne.


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    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

    The Old Sawmill

    Both Pubs


    Artwork: David Duncan




    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.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    The Globe:

    Old Sawmill Inn:



    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    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. Carvery 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.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    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:

    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.

    The Sawmills

    Both The Globe and The Sawmills will be serving the Christmas Menu from 1st to 24th December, priced at £10.95 per head. Booking is required.

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


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    Both pubs are now back to winter opening times, continuing to serve food daily, lunchtimes and evenings. We have begun the Sunday 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 'Table Service Restaurant' on Friday, 1st November - booking advised. Look out for Specials on both the restaurant and bar menu.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    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.


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


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


    Artwork: David Duncan


    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 Draw will take place at 9.30 p.m.

    Christmas Day -- we hope you will join us for a Christmas drink 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



    Artwork: David Duncan


    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.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    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.


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    Come and join us for our Christmas events:

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

    Lynne, Phil and Staff


    Artwork: David Duncan


    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

    For your Buffet tickets, see Lynne or Phil.

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


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    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


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    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

    Stop Press:

    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: Peter Rothwell


    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 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: Peter Rothwell


    The Children's Hospice S.W. benefited by £65 as a result of the annual Pumpkin weekend. 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 below. '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:

    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

    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:

    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: David Duncan


    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 corner 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


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    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!


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


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    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 of that coveted 1st!]


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


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    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 locals 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 sale 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 this 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: Paul Swailes


    Feelin' Hot! Hot! Hot!

    Yes, it's been that time of year again! 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 what 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: David Duncan

    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: Peter Rothwell


    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 was 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.

    Act I

    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:

    The Band [and so they should be] were:

    The Backstage Crew consisted of:

    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


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    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: Peter Rothwell


    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 Neale 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: Paul Swailes


    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.m., 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


    Berrynarbor Community Shelter
    5th March 1943

    The evening began in fine style with nearly everyone dressed in uniforms ranging from evacuees to some very high ranking German P.O.W's! Nurses were in attendance [in case of a direct hit] and the Fire Brigade were there with hoses at the ready. The only worrying factor was the number of A.R.P. Wardens, we couldn't help wondering who was on duty. However, as soon as the siren sounded, a reassuring voice was heard to say, "Turn that ....dy light out!" Once in the shelter, the night's entertainment started with the 'bigish' band sound of the Billy Cotton Buds [Messrs. Bridle, Neale and Songhurst], followed by Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen [Brian Holland and Jack Elliot], who gave a fine rendition of 'Underneath the Arches'. Noel Coward [Richard Lewis] was his usual sartorial self with his very British 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen' after which the audience were treated to the multi-talents of Miss Marlene Dietrich [Heather Levy] , who sang, amid wolf whistles, 'Lillie Marlene' and 'Falling in Love Again' . Mr. Stokes then led everyone in 'Sing-a-long-a-Noel' version of 'Bless 'em All'. The first half ended in right and proper fashion with Miss Vera Lynn [Barbara Woods] singing 'The White Cliffs of Dover' and 'We'll Meet Again' - there wasn't a dry eye in the shelter!

    During the break, the NAAFI was opened and liberal helpings of rabbit pie and corned beef hash were enjoyed by all.

    There was a foot-tapping guitar playing start to the second half of the festivities with Mr. Nigel Mason's solo version of 'The Continental' and the Berrynarbor Home Guard [Messrs. J.Brooks, H. Bowden, R. Richards, J.Clark and D. Phillips] then took the limelight with 'Who do you think you are kidding Mister Hitler?'. Later In the evening they saved the village from certain disaster by defusing an unexploded bomb, and later still this sterling band were seen marching, at musket point, two German Officers to the bar muttering "Buy us a pint an us'll let ee go". The room was filled with pathos when three London evacuees [Misses Lynne Bridle, Joyce Songhurst and Bet Brooks] and a rather obnoxious local lad [Anne Davies] plucked at everyone's heart strings with a song of woe about life away from home. We're not sure what it was Miss Bridie had hidden in the pocket of her navy blue knickers, but whatever it was, it was very active because she couldn't leave it alone!

    Strangers from the Middle East then took the stand in the form of Wilson [Nigel Mason], Keppel [Mark Adams] and the delectable Betty [Tony Lynch) who gave us an insight into the mysteries of the Orient. Miss Shirley Temple [Richard Lewis] was so overcome by the occasion that she was seen in one video to be climbing up the wall!

    The entertainment ended with three of our American cousins, Maxi [Marie Mason], Pattie [Olinda Holden] and Laverne [Jenny Holley], the Andrews Sisters, who gave a hearty rendition of 'Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree'. Everyone then joined in the patriotic finale.

    Lynne, Phil and Gary would like to thank everyone who took part to make it such a super night and for all the advice, books, memorabilia, etc. But most of all, a very big thank you to Stuart Neale and the audience, who enabled us to make it an outstanding night.

    P.S. The Carnival Float is better off by £112, and

    P.P.S. If you have any old tins of odd coloured paint, we would appreciate them for the float.

    From the enthusiastic comments and tales, the evening was obviously an OUTSTANDING success and lots of thanks to Phil, Lynne and Gary. The following are testament to that success.

    "Thanks to Phil, Lynne and Gary for all the hard work they put into organising such a lovely evening at 'The Forty's Night' held at The Globe, Berrynarbor, making it a Night to Remember.'

    Roger & Hilary Stevens
    John & Barbara Wood

    "Many thanks to Lynne, Phil, Gary and all the excellent performers at the Forties Night held at The Globe. It was a night that will be remembered and talked about for a long time, as it was so much enjoyed by ourselves and everyone who attended. "

    Pat and Dave
    Watermouth Villas

    "Thank you Lynne and Phil for a super evening which must have brought back many nostalgic memories for the old timers and a very good evening for the not-so-old. It was amazing how everyone fell into the spirit of the event and the variety of uniforms, etc. was surprising.

    "A thank you, too, for the entertainment - where did all the talent come from?! They were all terrific, as was the non-stop music and the incomparable M.C., which all combined to make a memorable evening.

    "Many thanks too to the N.A.A.F.I. ladies and all the unseen helpers who did a wonderful job. With all the talent we have in the village, a STAGE DOOR CANTEEN at a later date??"

    J and BB

    P.S. After the rabbit pie, we think the rabbits in the area are going to have a thin time in future ...

    Pumpkin Growing Competition

    We are having a pumpkin growing competition, the proceeds of which will go to this year's Children in Need appeal, and will shortly be gelling plants. We shall have a weigh-in for the biggest, but don't worry if you haven't got a big 'one , there will be a best dressed' section as well.

    Phil & Lynne


    Artwork: David Duncan


    Our Quiz on Boxing Day evening was attended by approximately 50 people. Congratulations to the winning team of Ann, Brian, Vi Davies and Alan Denzey. Also, congratulations to Sandra Richards who won our picture quiz - the answer is un-printable!

    Thank you to all who came in fancy dress on New Year's Eve and made it such a happy and enjoyable evening.

    Wartime - 1940's Evening

    We are having a 1940's evening on Friday, 5th March and intend to re-create a wartime night with the skittle alley as an air raid shelter. Those in wartime costume will be given a ration of food from our wartime menu, e.g. rabbit pie, meat and tatty pie, etc.

    In the air raid shelter, entertainment will be provided by the "Billy Cottonbuds Band", who will be playing the Big Band sound from Glen Miller, the Andrews Sisters, etc. , and many of the locals will be amusing you with sketches, songs, monologues and dance. Anyone who can contribute to the evening would be welcome [see Gary Songhurst]. Finally, if anyone has oil lamps or wartime memorabilia that will add to the atmosphere, it would be much appreciated. P.S. As we cannot find anyone who has accurate knowledge of the Tariff of the day, drinks will not be at 1940 prices!


    Artwork: Peter Rothwell





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




    Artwork: Peter Rothwell


    CHRISTMAS 1991

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


    Artwork: Paul Swailes


    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: David Duncan

    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: Peter Rothwell


    • 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: Peter Rothwell


    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:

    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: David Duncan



    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!