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    Porlock Post Office: Much More Than Just Postcard Stamps

    by johngayton Written Dec 22, 2011

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    Post Office & Exmoor Rambler

    As I mentioned in my introduction the only "brand name" I noticed in the village was that of the Post Office but that belies the fact that this is a Post Office with a difference. As well as being a proper Post Office, with a full range of services, the shop doubles as "The Exmoor Rambler" and stocks a wide range of outdoor clothing and footwear plus things like binoculars and camping equipment.

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    Miles: Coffee? In Somerset?

    by northeast80 Updated Aug 21, 2010

    This is a tip for the factory shop, where they roast and grind the coffee.
    I was surprised to see, let alone smell, when coming from the main village car park to the high street a coffee roasters!
    Walking in to the shop, which was an old stable, was heaven, with a heady scent of coffee and a lady grinding beans for a customer.
    I bought a pack, pre-ground, of Mr Miles Blend 'for all day drinking'; if I didn't get so much of a coffee high I would do!
    £2.59 for 227g. From their website;
    Made completely in-house.
    A blend of mostly Central American arabica coffees, giving a real coffee flavour without pronounced acidity. Medium Roast. Packed in gas flushed foil bags for freshness.
    Strength guide 3'

    I really enjoyed my cup this morning.

    The company started life with a tea merchant in the 1950's in London, then set up a shop in Minehead, not far up the coast, and finally moved to Porlock.

    What to buy: Kopi Luwak beans; these are beans that have passed through the digestive tract of an Asian Palm Civet.

    What to pay: £1.50 (for raw beans) to £19.75 (for Kopi Luwak roasted beans). Average £2.80 for pack of ground coffee.
    They also sell many teas (£1.79 for Fairtrade Organic tea bags), associated tea and coffee making products

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    Clive Downs: Somerset's Last Real Butcher...

    by johngayton Written Dec 26, 2011
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    ...on the A39 westwards!

    This is a proper, friendly, local butchers which stocks pretty much only local produce. In addition to everything you could want regarding fresh meat they also make their own pies and much more.

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