jueves, 30 de octubre de 2014

Bodegas Urbina Wine Tasting at the Sea Trout Inn Hotel & Restaurant (Staverton - England)


- Description: The Sea Trout Inn Hotel offers an ideal place to stay, relax and wine & dine with friends, family, business colleagues or romantic couples.

It is a traditional South Devon Inn dating back to the 15th century. Situated in the picturesque South Hams village of Staverton near Totnes the Sea

Trout Inn hotel and restaurant is an idyllic country retreat.

- Accommodation: The Sea Trout Inn offers 10 luxury en-suite bedrooms situated above the Inn and the Annexe which adjoins the Inn. All are available for bed & breakfast. There are a mix of doubles, kingsize and twins as well as their Feature room (Rococco Room) with its ornate kingsize bed, roll-top bath and separate shower. They also have a triple occupancy room with double and single bed with option for a 4th person of an additional pull-out trundle. The Annexe forms a suite consisting of separate bedroom with kingsize bed, bathroom and lounge area. Perfect for a cosy hideaway for two or with the option of a sofa bed for an additional person/child. All bedrooms have freeview TV, tea & coffee making facilities; central heating, hairdryers and direct dial telephone.

There are a couple of rooms in which your dog is welcome to stay with you. As these are limited please check availability of these rooms to ensure they can accommodate you and your four legged friend.

There is a large carpark with space for approximately 30 cars.

Optional extras such as champagne, strawberries, flowers & chocolates are available by prior arrangement. Please ask when making a reservation.

Gift Vouchers are available to purchase for that someone special who deserves a treat!

- Location: Wonderfully positioned between Plymouth and Exeter they are an ideal base to explore the South Hams with plenty to keep you entertained. Take a trip on the South Devon steam railway from Staverton to the remarkable town of Totnes, set on the beautiful River Dart. Explore the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of Dartmoor National Park or visit Agatha Christies Greenway.

They are a dog friendly Inn and encourage guests to bring their dog with them. South Devon is the perfect place for walking with breathtaking scenary right on from the doorstep.

The Sea Trout Inn, Staverton Totnes is perfect for a restful weekend break, pub lunch or a romantic dinner. A welcoming and friendly place for all.

- Name: Sea Trout Inn hotel and Restaurant
- Location: The Sea Trout Inn; Staverton; Totnes; Devon; TQ9 6PA
- Telephone: 01803 762 274
- Email: info@theseatroutinn.co.uk


- The Menu: The menu changes often with dishes to reflect the seasons. A daily specials board with an emphasis on fresh fish and seafood is also available. Vegetarians are also catered for but if you have any special dietary requirements please let them know and they will do their utmost to provide it for you.

They source thier products from local suppliers and farms around Totnes with fresh fish and seafood landed at Brixham or Plymouth and meat from farms surrounding Staverton village.

- Dining at the Sea Trout Inn: You can choose to dine either in the slightly more formal area often referred to as the restaurant or the informal surroundings of one of their bars. The lovely bright conservatory is perfect for breakfast and overlooks the patio. The cosy lounge bar has a wonderful warming log fire for those chilly winter months and comfy seats for sitting back relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine. There is also the pretty patio garden where guests can dine alfresco on warm summer days and evenings.

- Food is served during the times stated below:
. Monday to Thursday: Lunch 12.00 - 2.00pm; Evening 6.00 - 9.00pm
. Friday: Lunch 12.00 - 2.00pm; Evening 6.00 - 9.30pm
. Saturday: Lunch 12.00 - 2.30pm; Evening 6.00 - 9.30pm
. Sunday: Lunch 12.00 - 3.00pm; Evening 6.30 - 9.00pm
. They are open all day for tea and coffee from 9.00am.

- The Stags Bar: The Stags Bar is a fine example of the quintessential "locals bar”. Many of their guests enjoy the friendly and sometimes noisy banter created by those out for a good night. Dogs are also welcome in the Stags Bar.

Both bars are served from one servery with a selection of award winning Palmers ales, cider and a good range of wines.


Please note that their menu changes regularly. The is a sample only. For their current menu please ask them, they we can email one to you.

- Homemade soup served with bread - £4.95 (v)
- Halloumi  pepper kebabs, Moroccan cous cous - £5.95 (v)
- Pan seared scallops & tomato salsa- £8.25
- Crispy goats cheese, beetroot tapenade, soused vegetables & candied walnut - £6.75 (v)
- Smoked mackerel fillet, spring onion potato salad - £6.95
- Ham hock & apple terrine, tomato chutney, granary toast - £6.75
- Fresh figs wrapped in parma ham, melted blue cheese & pine nut salad - £7.25

- Chicken breast stuffed with sunblush tomato, mozzarella & basil, wrapped in parma ham, sauté potatoes and green beans - £14.25
- Seafood risotto, squid, scallops, tiger prawns, clams, topped with rocket - £14.50
- Slow roasted pork belly, bubble & squeak, apple and vanilla puree, cider gravy - £14.25
- Sea bass fillet Mediterranean vegetables sauté potatoes, rocket pesto - £14.95
- Thai green curry (white fish, scallops & prawns) with jasmine rice - £15.25
- Tomato, aubergine & spinach gnocchi with rocket - £11.95(v)

Pub Favorites:
- Crispy battered fish & chips, garden peas, homemade tartare sauce - £11.50
- Homemade burger, lettuce & tomato, chips & relish - £10.50 (add bacon OR cheese £1.00)
- West Country ribeye steak, chips, field mushroom, cherry vine tomatoes - £17.75
- Lambs liver, smoked bacon, mash potato, spinach & onion rings - £10.95
- Wild mushroom & spinach linguini, white wine cream sauce, rocket & coriander - £10.95 (v)
(add prawns or chicken - £2.00)

Poached salmon nicoise salad with new potatoes, olives, egg, crispy battered anchovies - £6.75 / £12.95
- Chicken caesar salad, bacon, anchovies, croutons, egg & parmesan - £10.50
(please note : traditional dressing made with anchovies)

Side Orders:
Bowl of chips -£2.50
Cheesy chips - £3.00
Savoy Cabbage & Bacon - £3.00
Mixed vegetables - £ 3.00
Organic leaf mixed salad - £ 3.50
Garlic Bread - £2.95
Garlic Cheese Bread - £3.25
Hand cut bread basket - £ 2.50
Rocket, pesto & parmesan salad - £3.75
Peppercorn OR Blue Cheese sauce - £2.75

Wraps & Ciabatta Rolls Available Lunchtimes only (Served with organic salad leaves & crisps):
- Chicken Caesar salad £6.95 / £7.15
- Falafel, mint & cucumber yoghurt (v) £6.00 / £6.20
- Smoked salmon & cream cheese £6.95 / £7.15
- BLT - Bacon, lettuce & tomato    £5.95 / £6.15
- Cheddar & homemade chutney (v) £5.75 / £5.95
- Prawn marie-rose £6.55 / £6.75
- Halloumi & roasted red pepper (v) £5.95 / £6.15

Homemade Desserts:
- Lemon & basil posset with citrus fruit jelly -£6.00
- Chocolate pannacotta, honeycomb & raspberry sorbet - £6.00
- Strawberry mousse & crushed meringue - £6.00
- Tonka bean crème brûlée, ginger biscuit - £6.00
- Rhubarb Eton Mess - £6.00
- Fresh fruit salad with choice of sorbet - £6.00
- Yarde Farm ice cream - 3 scoops - £4.95 / 2 scoops - £3.95 /1 scoop - £2.25
- Selection of West Country cheeses - £7.50 (Sharpham brie / Devon blue / Parkham mature cheddar / Gunstone goats / Devon smoke)

Dessert Wine:
- Tabali Reserve Late Harvest Muscat - Chile 100ml glass £3.95 / 375ml bottle £14.75

Coffee (Made with freshly ground locally roasted beans):
- White coffee with hot or cold milk - £2.15
- Black coffee - £2.00
- Americano (long strong Black) - £2.10
- Cappuccino £2.20
- Hot Chocolate - £2.35
- Viennese - £2.45
- Espresso - £2.00
- Double espresso - £2.40
- Latte-£2.25
- Mocha-£2.60
- (Liqueur Coffees available)
- Selection of Teas Available - £2.10


Bodegas Urbina Tasting at The Sea Trout Staverton Presented by Pedro Urbina Jnr

Tapas Selection:
- Gambas al Ajillo (sautéed prawn in garlic and olive oil)
- Tortilla Española (potato, onion, and egg omelette)
- Champiñones al Ajillo con Jerez (mushrooms sautéed in garlic, sherry and olive oil)
- Pa'amb Tomaquet (toasted baguette topped with Serrano ham and cured tomatoes, and olive oil)

Main course:
- Lamb Fillet (served medium rare)
- Smoked paprika potatoes & chorizo spinach sautéed with pine nuts & roasted garlic

- Pear poached in Riojan wine with star anise, vanilla crème fraîche
- Coffee & Polvorones (almond & cinnamon biscuits)

Tasting Wine:
1. Olivella Ferrari Cava Brut Rose N.V., Penedes, Spain
2. Urbina Blanco 2013, Rioja, Spain
3. Urbina Tempranillo 2012, Rioja, Spain
4. Urbina Crianza 2008, Rioja, Spain
5. Urbina Selection 1999, Rioja, Spain
6. Urbina Reserva Especial 2001, Rioja, Spain
Price list available at the bar or at Palmers Wine Store (Wine & Spirit Merchants Since 1794)


Stunning, unspoilt walks along the River Dart and upto the historic Staverton Bridge and Devon Steam Railway Station.  Totnes with its castle and excellent specialist arts and crafts shops is within easy reach and can be visited via the Devon Steam Railway trains which run directly from Staverton into Totnes.

The area of South Devon has a lot to offer. The River Dart which lends its name to Dartmouth, Dartmoor, Dartington and Dartmeet  is on our doorstep. The national park of Dartmoor is but a stones throw away with local historical buildings such as Buckfast Abbey and the renowned Dartington Hall.  Superbly located for exploring the English Riviera with Torquay/Paignton being only a 15-20 minute drive away, Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth Harbour, to name but a few are all within easy reach.  The list is endless.

An ideal base for exploring the English Riviera and Darmoor National Park where the recent movie War Horse was filmed.

 The Sea Trout in perfectly situated and an ideal base to tour this beautiful part of the South West from.

Being close to the stunning Devon coast opens up not only the chance to walk a part of the beautiful and awe-inspiring Southwest Coastal Footpath but offers fishing both onshore and off one of the many wrecks that litter our shoreline.

The wild and rugged Dartmoor National Park is minutes away and offers walking for all ages and abilities. Again fishing is available on many of its calm and peaceful reservoirs but permits may be required.

An ideal base for exploring the English Riviera and Darmoor National Park The Sea Trout in perfectly situated and an ideal base to tour this beautiful part of the South West .

A perfect place from which to start your adventure - The Sea Trout Inn, Staverton, Totnes.


The River Dart is a river in Devon, England which rises high on Dartmoor, and releases to the sea at Dartmouth. Its valley and surrounding area is a place of great natural beauty.

- Watercourse: The river's name is presumed to be Brythonic Celtic meaning 'river where oak trees grow' due to the banks of the lower Dart being covered in ancient woods of native oak. Bray notes in 1832 that the name was occasionally spelled 'Darant'.

The river begins as two separate branches (the East Dart and West Dart), which join at Dartmeet. The paths along these rivers offer very attractive walking, and there are several small waterfalls. The rivers are crossed by a number of clapper bridges, notably at the hamlet of Postbridge.

After leaving the moor, the Dart flows southwards past Buckfast Abbey and through the towns of Buckfastleigh, Dartington and Totnes. At Totnes, where there is a seventeenth century weir (rebuilt in the 1960s), it becomes tidal, and there are no bridges below the town.

A passenger ferry operates across the river from the village of Dittisham to a point adjacent to the Greenway Estate. Formerly the home of the late crime writer Agatha Christie, this has stunning views across the river, and the house and gardens are now owned by the National Trust and are open to the public.

The Dart estuary is a large ria and is popular for sailing. The village of Kingswear and town of Dartmouth are on the east and west sides of the estuary, and are linked by two vehicle ferries and a passenger ferry. The deep water port of Dartmouth is a sheltered haven.

The entrance to the river from the sea is a rocky entrance with cliffs either side. On the East side Kingswear Castle sits very close to the water's edge, and on the west side Dartmouth Castle is built on a rocky promontory at sea level. The castles once operated a defensive chain across the estuary, which was raised at dusk to destroy enemy ships attempting to attack the harbour. The remains of the operating mechanisms for the chain are still visible in Dartmouth castle.

- Crossings: The flooded ria that forms the lower reaches of the Dart, with its deep water and steeply sloping valley sides, is a considerable barrier to crossing traffic. There are no bridges below Totnes.

At the mouth of the river, it separates the communities of Dartmouth and Kingswear. There have been proposals to bridge the river here, but these have come to nothing. Instead the two places are linked by, in order going upstream, the Lower Ferry, Passenger Ferry and Higher Ferry. The Lower and Higher ferries both carry vehicles, the Higher one linking the A379 road.

Some 2.5 miles (4.0 km) upstream of Dartmouth, the Greenway Ferry carries pedestrians across the river from the village of Dittisham to Greenway Quay.

A further 5 miles (8.0 km) upstream is Totnes, where the river is spanned by two road bridges, a railway bridge and a footbridge over. Totnes Bridge is the nearest bridge to the sea and is a road bridge built in 1826-28 by Charles Fowler. Some 1,000 feet (300 m) upstream is Brutus Bridge, constructed in 1982 as part of a road traffic-relief scheme and carrying the concurrent A385 and A381 roads. A further 0.5 miles (0.80 km) upstream, the railway bridge carries the National Rail Exeter to Plymouth line over the river. Immediately upstream of the railway bridge is a footbridge, built in 1993 to provide access to the Totnes (Littlehempston) terminus of the South Devon Railway.

- Canoeing and kayaking: The upper reaches of Dartmoor, especially those on the Dart, are a focal point for whitewater kayakers and canoeists. The best known sections of the river are:

. Upper Dart from Dartmeet to Newbridge (Grade 3/4 (higher in high water), advanced run).
. The Loop from Newbridge to Holne Bridge (Grade 2/3, beginner/intermediate run).
. The Lower from Holne Bridge to Buckfastleigh (Grade 2, beginner section).

Sections of the East and West Dart above Dartmeet, as well as the Webburn are also paddled when conditions permit. This is somewhat controversial, as riparian landowners and those responsible for local fisheries maintain that the East and West Dart should not be paddled.

The lower reaches of the Dart, including the estuary are suitable for flat water touring.

- Angling: Angling is very popular in the Dart Valley. The West Dart is notable ground for salmon spawning redds.

- Literature and folklore: The River Dart is the source of much folklore on Dartmoor, where it is traditionally respected and feared - the waters have a tendency to rise without notice following heavy rainfall on the moors above, adding to the dangers of its rapids and powerful currents. This gave rise to the couplet:

"River of Dart, Oh River of Dart!
Every year thou claimest a heart."

The 1951 non-fiction book The River Dart by Ruth Manning-Sanders centres on the river and its history.

The English poet Alice Oswald wrote the 48-page poem Dart (2002), which was awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize for 2002. The poem's voice is that of the River Dart, which Oswald adapted from three years of recorded conversations and research with people who inhabit the communities along the river.

The Weaver Twins from Stoke Gabriel wrote a song entitled, "Dart". The music video was filmed along the river and has been featured on Radio Caroline television.


Staverton is a village and civil parish in the South Hams of Devon, England consisting 297 households and a population of 717 (total parish). There is one pub, The Sea Trout, which is in the centre of the village.

Staverton's Church of England parish church of St Paul de Leon is mostly early 14th century. It has a nave and north and south aisles and a thin west tower. The medieval windows have been replaced by ones of a later period. Features of interest include the rood screen (much restored), the 18th century pulpit, and a monument to the family of Worth, 1629.

There are two stops of the South Devon Railway Trust within the village boundary: Staverton railway station and Nappers Halt. Staverton railway station is next to Staverton Bridge, which crosses the River Dart and was probably built around 1413. It is considered to be one of the best examples of medieval bridges surviving in Devon. "Seven obtusely pointed arches; one of the oldest Devon bridges". The bridge's name was adopted for the folk group formed in the 1970s by Sam Richards, Tish Stubbs and Paul Wilson.

The village also has a public phone box, multiple notice boards and two post boxes.


Staverton railway station is situated on the South Devon Railway, a heritage railway in Devon, England. It serves the village of Staverton.

The station was opened by the Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway on 1 May 1872. The railway was amalgamated into the Great Western Railway in 1897 and this in turn was nationalised into British Railways on 1 January 1948.

The station closed to passengers in November 1958 although goods traffic on the line continued until 7 September 1962.

It was re-opened by the Dart Valley Railway, a heritage railway, on 5 April 1969. The South Devon Railway Trust took over the running of the line on 1 January 1991.

- Services: The station is served by trains on all operating days of the South Devon Railway. Trains operate daily from late March to the end of October. On most days a single train set operates, providing four journeys a day in each direction. On busy days two train sets may operate, providing more journeys.

- Film and television: In 1982 the station was used as a location in Five Go Mad in Dorset, the first in the "The Comic Strip" comedy series.

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