Acknowledgements, thank you’s and contacts

Thank you to Thrya of Almondburys, 46 Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3AZ, 01935 814075 for carefully and lovingly helping to add a splash of colour to the Hotel, provide lovely pictures, tapestries, hand-made curtains, delightful bedspreads, lovely ornaments and advice on our colour schemes.

Thanks to Farrow and Ball for their truly delightful eggshell paints ranging from Dorset Cream in the lounge to pale powder in the cottage bedroom.

Thanks to Mr Bonner 37 Silver Street Ilminster TA19 0DW 01460 52465 for providing meats, cheeses and delicious locally shot game in the autumn and for his careful butchery of prime local meats and free range pork and poultry.

Thanks to Heritage wines for hand-chosen wines from round the world and for supporting small, quality vineyards that otherwise would have to sell to a local negotiant.

Thank you to Woodlands and Garden of Ilminster for tending to our orchards and for planting freshly each year to add to the balance of nut trees, fruit trees and a lovely range of shrubs and bushes. Also for providing us with plentiful supplies of logs throughout the winter to keep our three hungry fires busy!

Clarke’s of Taunton supply a delicious range of fresh and wherever possible, local and seasonal produce. 01823 326081

Samways the fishmonger of Bridport, just 25-minutes away on the South Coast provide us with line-caught Sea Bass, Monkfish Tails, Crabs & Lobster and delicious cod loins. 01308 422 201

Thanks to our smallholding for providing fresh pork making delicious terrines, sausages, hams, bacons and roasts and for the provision of Goose for Christmas, Turkeys and fresh eggs. From the orchards, apples, plums, delicious sweet figs, grapes, cobnuts, sweet chestnuts, cherries, rhubarb, raspberries, blackcurrants, horseradish quince, medlar and pears.

Thank you to Selwoods Antiques of Queen Anne Cottage, Taunton 01823 272 780 for supplying carefully restored antiques to compliment our Georgian building.

And of course, thank you to the Team here at the Farthings for caring so much and for bringing pleasure and happiness to our guests. Chef Shaun Barnes, supported by Jim. The team, led by Daniel take great pride in their work. Audrey and Tracy in housekeeping, Callum & team in the dining room and bar, supported by Becky and Chris. Thank you to all.