Bonfire Night

Lyme Regis is a short hop away around the coast, it takes about 20 min to get into the centre of town and there is plenty of parking.

If you don’t fancy the drive around to Lyme Regis then you could simply walk from the Castle Annex guesthouse down to Seatown beach and enjoy the fireworks from across the bay.

Why not try this Jamie Oliver hot chocolate recipe, make it up fresh before you go and take it down to the beach in a flask.


  • 2 pints semi-skimmed milk

For the epic hot chocolate mix

  • 2 tablespoons Horlicks
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons quality organic cocoa
  • 100 g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely grated
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Pour the milk into a large pan, and bring almost to the boil over a medium heat.

Meanwhile, add all the chocolate mix ingredients to a large jar and give it a good shake to combine. You need around 10 heaped tablespoons of the chocolate mix for this amount of milk. Simply spoon the chocolate mix into the hot milk, give it a good whisk and leave to bubble away for a few minutes before serving. You’re looking for that gorgeous, thick, almost claggy, knockout texture.