Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Felixstowe/Brightlingsea: Sam Dorling delighted to be back behind the counter

14:30 24 February 2013

Sam Dorling at The Crows Nest, Landgaurd point, Felixstowe.

Sam Dorling at The Crows Nest, Landgaurd point, Felixstowe.

IT is just four months since popular chef Sam Dorling left Felixstowe, bringing an end to her 13-year tenure at the Crow’s Nest.

The 46-year-old admitted she was sad to leave the burger van at the ship viewing area, as it made way for the new Landguard Visitor Centre.

But today, she is enjoying life back behind the counter after taking the helm of the Brightlingsea Watersports and Yacht Club cafe... and there have been some familiar faces visiting her.

She said: “It’s all hearty portions here and in the few weeks we’ve been open we’re already attracting some regular visitors and customers from Felixstowe have been in to wish me well.

“When possible I’m supporting local businesses, buying fish off the quayside and employing local people.”

Sam grew up in Great Bentley and commuted from Clacton to Felixstowe every day to open the Crow’s Nest.

During her time in the industry, she has taught at the Colchester Institute and even won an episode of the programme Ready Steady Cook.

Since taking over the cafe in Brightlingsea, home to the University of Essex’s watersport facility, she has kept the same work ethic, getting up bright and early to prepare food for the day ahead.

And she is confident she can build up a similar reputation that she enjoyed in Felixstowe.

She added: “We’ve spruced up the cafe and it’s nice and warm in here.

“I’ve got lots of plans for the forthcoming sailing season but, we’re here whatever the weather.”

1 comment

  • It's so good to hear that such a hard working caring person such as Sam has been able to continue her good cook in' n Brightlingsea, so disappointed she has to, no was 'forced to' leave her well established plot at Landguard, Her Sunday morning bacon butties that we oft had while we were working within the Felixstowe Museum in the past 12 or so years, have been a serious loss. Still Landguard's loss is now to be Brightlingsea's gain. Bye for now Sam you are missed, see you soon in Essex. Thank you ...

    Report this comment

    Stuff the budgies

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

Nitro Circus Live at Foxhall Stadium.

Fans have been left upset and out of pocket after they claim they were turned away from a stunt show because of bad weather - only to find the event went ahead slightly later than scheduled.

Chemical incident in Glamorgan Road, Ipswich

Fire, police, and ambulance services were sent to a chemical incident in the Stoke Park area of town.

The Pigs Gone Wild trail covers key Ipswich landmarks

There were shrieks of delightthis morning as children scrambled over concrete plinths holding some exciting new additions to Ipswich town centre.

Dougie and Sheila Gedny with their daughter Linda Main at the completion of Upper Abbey Farmhouse at Leiston.

A Suffolk woman has returned to the house where she was born more than 70 years ago to see it fully restored following a fire.

Will Young at Newmarket Nights - photos by Simon Traylen

Evergreen pop star Will Young showed he remains a hit with fans as crowds flocked to see him perform at Newmarket racecourse.

600 primary school children are attending a science fair at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard. Pictured with flame is Head of Chemistry Andy Cameron.

This week our headlines were dominated by the EU referendum, with campaigners from the Remain camp hitting the streets of Bury St Edmunds before the vote on Thursday.

Race for Life in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds has been cancelled due to heavy rain overnight.

Today’s Race for Life event in Bury St Edmunds has been cancelled due to heavy raining and flooding at Nowton Park.

Shadow foreign sec Hilary Benn with Emma Reynolds and MEP Richard Hewitt on the Labour In Battle Bus meeting the public in Ipswich town centre.

Half of Labour’s shadow cabinet are reported to have resigned today in the fallout after the referendum result.

Action from the Felixstowe & Walton United v Bury Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup. Photo: Steve Waller

A football club’s dream of a new clubhouse and changing rooms fit for the 21st Century has moved a step closer with the award of a £50,000 grant.

Lionel Richie on stage in Colchester

“What the hell is this? You call this a summer evening? Welcome to Cold-chester!”

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24