The Culbone celebrates its place on the Olympic Torch Route with a Torch Grill and Buffet

The Culbone celebrates its place on the Olympic Torch Route with a Torch Grill and Buffet

To celebrate the Olympic Torch Route passing through West Somerset on Monday 21 May, The Culbone will be serving a Torch Buffet/Grill featuring cuisine from around the world. Situated directly on the torch route high up on the A39 between Lynmouth and Porlock, The Culbone, Exmoor’s highest and most recently renovated restaurant, has a birds-eye view of the proceedings.

We are delighted the route is coming this way as it will showcase our beautiful Exmoor scenery to the world,” says MD Mark Sanders. “We are looking forward to sharing this once-in-a-lifetime experience with our guests.

Executive Chef Jack Scarterfield has created a delicious international menu to reflect the global nature of the Olympics, all made from the best produce available locally. “We wanted to mark the occasion in the way that we know best, that is via our food,” said Scarterfield.

The diverse menu includes the great British banger, the classic French Toulouse sausage, Indian Tandoori lamb chops, Jamaican jerk chicken, Spanish gambas, Devon scallops, Cyprian grilled cheese and Thai pork kebabs. This will be accompanied by some great sauces, salads and breads such as Spanish alioli, mango salsa, Greek salad, cous cous, Indian flat bread and home made pitta.

The Torch Grill will be served from 12pm – 4pm with the Olympic Torch scheduled to pass by at around 3.30pm. Tickets costs £19.95 per adult and £12.95 per child. For more information call 01643 862259.

The Culbone is an ideal place to spend a few days. Surrounded on all sides by Exmoor National Park and with distant views of the sea, this is ‘Lorna Doone’ country, and it is easy to see where Richard D Blackmore derived his inspiration. Recently awarded ‘Dark Sky Reserve’ status, Exmoor National Park is just as entertaining in the evening, offering clear and unpolluted views of the night skies. With 5 comfortable en-suite guest rooms why not enjoy a 2 day Olympic Party Package (2 people, 2 nights 20/21 May including B&B and dinner on Sunday night and Olympic Grill on Monday  £125 per person.

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