Several years ago the Clipper Cafe at Shaldon used to be a little bit, shall we say, the wrong side of grotty. Not shabby or full of character, just a bit past its sell by date. It closed down a couple of years ago and has just opened after a serious revamp. Wow. They have really gone to town. It is now enormous with outdoor seating on two levels and two really spacious eating areas inside. So far I've only sampled a cup of tea and delicious home made heart-shaped shortbread, but it's definitely going to become a regular haunt. I'm dreaming of eating crab sandwiches with a chilled glass of white (yep, they're licensed) in the summer on the patio overlooking the Teign estuary.