The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker… Artisans gather for charity Christmas Fair

IMG_6603With everything from sizzling sausages and celebration cakes to beeswax candles and handmade crafts, The Queens Arms’ ever popular Christmas Fair will return to Corton Denham, Somerset, on Saturday 5 December from 10am-4pm. Offering a unique selection of seasonal supplies from local producers and makers, the Christmas Fair raises much needed funds for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, with stallholders donating prizes for a charity raffle at the end of the day. Full story: Read more

Country lanes to the Great Wall; Pub owner goes the extra mile for the NSPCC

Walk smallTen months of training later and six stone lighter, Jeanette Reid, co-owner of The Queens Arms in Corton Denham, Somerset, is set to embark upon a challenge of epic proportions in aid of the NSPCC, travelling to Beijing this month to complete a 76km hike along the Beijing province section of the Great Wall of China. With the added issues of vertigo and a nut allergy to tackle along the way, Jeanette will be overcoming significant personal and physical obstacles during her seven day expedition. Full story: Read more