The People's String Foundation play The Cove Cafe Bar in Hope Cove

Rhapsody of gypsy folk in Hope Cove

“The Heavy Hitters!” – Hew Stephens (BBC Radio 1)

BOHEMIAN violin-led trio The People’s String Foundation bring a stunning combo of passionate theatrics and Urban Gypsy sounds to The Cove Cafe Bar on Friday, April 24.

The Cornwall-based band embrace the experimental and avant-garde, slipping into the realms of jazz, hip-hop beat work and Middle Eastern melodies.

Performing as a duo, three-piece or expanding into a 24 piece orchestra, this collection of talented musicians are fast becoming recognised as the heavyweights of the South West.

Led by Jazz singer Ben Sutcliffe, his virtuoso violin styles have seen him play with the likes of Ralph McTell, The Levellers, The Stranglers, The Yardbirds, The 3 Daft Monkeys, and Gary Stringer from Reef.

Having smashed Glastonbury last year, the band drop into Hope Cove in preparation for another busy summer of festivals.

These guys are guarenteed to move the heart and tap those feet.

Live from 9.30pm, admission is free.

Music Meal Deals will once again be in operation – booking is advised.

For more information, visit or call 01548 561376.

South Devon Chilli Farm in Hope Cove

Hotting up in Hope Cove

WE’RE set to tickle tastebuds even further after teaming up with our friends at South Devon Chilli Farm.

Drawing praise from the likes of Jamie Oliver and national TV exposure, they’ve become an institution in the area.

And with our ethos of using and promoting local produce plus the fact we think they’re pretty cool, we decided to introduce elements into our own menu alongside stocking their products.

One of our most popular dishes – the Homemade Fishcakes will now be served with the farm’s Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce.

We’re introducing a Savoury Cream Tea with Philly and a Chilli Jam.

Our Sourdough Pizzas arrive at the table with Cold Pressed Rapeseed Chilli Oil while both Habanero and Hot Habanero Chilli Sauce are also available to add to dishes.

Adding to our extensive range of hot beverages, the Chilli Hot Chocolate has already proved popular with Cove customers.

A variety of their Chilli Chocolate is also available to buy, including the awesome Extreme Chilli.

Here’s to a hot summer.