Lunch at the Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth – 27 September 2017

The planning of this lunch proved rather problematic, with the hotel cancelling the initial booking and then demanding a massive deposit in advance. But in the end, all worked out very well, and we had a lovely lunch. We were a group of 18, and were given exclusive use of the main Jubilee Restaurant, sitting at two tables which had been beautifully prepared for us.

The hotel offers a special two- and three-course lunch menu that provides excellent value, and we were all very happy with the quality of the food and the attentive service.  After the meal we adjourned to the bar, where we were served complementary coffee and mints.

Had the weather been kinder, we could have made the most of this visit to Sidmouth and explored the shoreline after lunch, but the weather conspired against us, and we retreated homewards.

Peter Wingfield-Digby

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