Family Affair | Clavelshay Barn

My Grandad turned 80 today!
To celebrate, the whole family met up last weekend at the Award Winning Sustainable Restaurant, Clavelshay Barn.

Clavelshay-BarnThe Somerset countryside was the perfect setting for a family reunion!
Clavelshay Barn is hidden among the winding rabbit warren of roads, far off the beaten track at the bottom of a working farm.

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We were greeted with glasses of Prosecco and Elderflower Bubbly.
All of the food is locally sourced, even the table water is from Farm’s own Spring!

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Clavelshay-Barn

Clavelshay-Barn

Clavelshay-BarnOnce all the hello’s and hugs were done it was all about the food!
My starter was delicous – Goats Cheese Mousse with Candied Walnuts and Beetroot!
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Clavelshay-Barn

Gill had the Whiskey Cured Salmon with Mustard Cream
(and wasn’t sharing!)

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Clavelshay-Barn

In between courses we played musical chairs, so we got to mingle with all the family.
It was lovely catching up with my cousins and hearing old war stories from Grandad’s friends.
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Clavelshay-Barn

The menu was so spectacular it was hard to choose, I went for the Roast Rump of Lamb with Gratin Potatoes, absolute perfection!
Andy went for the Lyme Bay Hake with Kedgeree Fritters which looked just as a delicious.

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Clavelshay-Barn

Clavelshay-Barn

A birthday simply isn’t a birthday without cake and a sing song!
My Uncle Chris made this scrummy Polish Cake, cut into exactly 80 pieces!
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Clavelshay-BarnIf that wasn’t sweet enough for you, there’s desert!
The room was split between those who had Creme Brulee (my all time favourite) with Cider Sorbet and the West Country Cheese Platter.
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Clavelshay-Barn

Clavelshay-Barn

Once all the food was polished off it was outside for Family Photos

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Clavelshay-Barn

Like Mother, Like Daughter
I Love my mum’s necklace – she made it herself!

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Clavelshay-Barn

Meet ‘No Direction’ –
They’re awful!

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Clavelshay-Barn

Good Looks Run in the family…
Right?

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My Grandad has always been outnumbered by all the women in his life!
Such a handsome chap!

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Clavelshay-Barn

Taking ‘Facies” with my Grandad
The kindest, loveliest, most wonderful Man I know!

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Clavelshay-Barn– Happy Birthday x –

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