The Highwayman’s Haunt is a thirteenth-century inn, situated just outside Chudleigh, and it nestles in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside with its rolling hills, farmhouses and stately homes – a view that has hardly changed over the centuries.
Detailed instructions on getting there by car are provided on the website: www.thehighwaymanshaunt.co.uk
There is plenty of parking space at the pub. They recommend that you do not use Sat Nav when you get near the pub, or you will land up in a farmyard.
The 39 bus provides a bus service from Exeter to Chudleigh every hour (on the half hour), and it stops at the pub. The journey takes just under half an hour.
To book, please contact Phil and Rosy by 25 October.
Is the south west rail network fit for the 21 century? Can we be sure that rail resilience projects like the Dawlish sea wall and Cowley Bridge Junction will go ahead? Do we need a diversionary route to Plymouth via Okehampton? Will rail investment in the South West keep pace with the demand for rail travel?
There could not be a better person than Richard, who is a member of our club, to talk about these issues. His father had been Station Master at Okehampton, and Richard began as a fireman on steam trains at the age of 15. He went on to take charge of inter-city trains running from Paddington to Cornwall in a career which spanned more than 40 years. In recent years he has been a councillor on Devon County Council. In 2010 he was awarded an MBE for his services to public transport and the community in Devon.
This year the Christmas lunch on is being held again at Cowick Barton. Full details of the booking arrangements, including the menu, can be found in Newsletter 36, which is available on this website. Cheques should be sent to Gwyneth, along with an indication of your food preferences from the menu.
The closing date for booking is Thursday 8 November. Please note that, once you have booked, refunds of your payment will only be possible up to 22 November, if you have to cancel.