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Setting ‘a wonderful example’ Global reputation & Smokery star

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 January 2014 | UPDATED: 10:33 28 January 2014

Mill Tower

Mill Tower

Kerry Short, Chalon

Sarah Ford visits Hambridge and Westport

Location location

Overlooking the Somerset Levels and Burrow Hill, Hambridge and Westport sit on the B3168 between Curry Rivel and Ilminster.

Sue Steele is South Somerset District Councillor for Islemoor ward and represents seven rural villages including a permanent traveller site. As well as Hambridge and Westport, Islemoor covers Ilton, Fivehead, Beercrocombe, Curry Mallet, Isle Abbots and Isle Brewers.

For more information about Hambridge and Westport visit hambridgeandwestport.org

Global reputation-

The impressive Mill House building is home to kitchen company Chalon, which has been here for more than 30 years. It is one of the company’s five UK sites and has a global reputation for its furniture and kitchens created using traditional cabinet making techniques. It employs a number of local people and, where possible, uses local suppliers such as willow growers on the Somerset Levels PH Coate & Son.

Lindsay Colebrooke is Customer Service Leader for Chalon and she has lived in Hambridge for 14 years.

Hambridge and Westport lie close to other picturesque places and attractionsHambridge and Westport lie close to other picturesque places and attractions

Like other villagers, she is looking forward to the re-opening of the Lamb and Lion pub in the early part of this year, which will join the village hall and post office as the hub of village life.

“It’s a close knit community where everyone tends to know each other,” says Lindsay.

“There is a lovely primary school, which is doing well and hosts a number of lively events covering different themes over the course of the year.”

Smokery star-

Bowdens Farm is home to a variety of businesses including a gift shop, bespoke dress maker, health and beauty spa, antique shop and the solar power specialists EWS. The site is also where you will find well-known smokery, restaurant and shop Brown and Forrest. Filming for her new series due out in the Spring, Mary Berry prepared a salmon with smokery owner and Managing Director Jesse Pattisson.

Brown and Forrest is a small but successful smokery where Jesse, Director Tim Towill and staff produce smoked eel and salmon, as well as a range of other delicious smoked foods. Wholesale has become a major part of the business and they are the house smoker for Fortnum and Mason and look after restaurants such as The Ivy, Scotts and Le Caprice.

Look out for new fish filleting and smokery courses in 2014 so you too can prepare a salmon like Mary!

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