Tag Tasmania

27 Nov

We’ll have your hire car ready for you

Just add wheels!   We are delighted to have partnered with our preferred carhire company to offer this service to our guests.   We can arrange for your standard or prestige hire car to be waiting at the airport, or at Woodbridge should you prefer to transfer by road, helicopter or seaplane.  

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27 Nov

Raffles in Tasmania?

A little bit of Raffles in Tasmania   I have always loved going to Raffles in Singapore. Oh, I know that there are now more impressive, bling and wow hotels, but for me, Raffles retains its air of history, refined travel, elegance and comfort, a perfect recipe for the aaah factor.   So no surprises […]

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27 Nov

Wisteria showcase

Does wisteria like hardship?   Our wisteria seems to thrive under far from favourable conditions, and it makes one wonder – does wisteria thrive or at least bloom better under hardship?   Woodbridge was built in 1825, and with free convict labour, they dug out the bedrock and built Woodbridge straight onto it! So there […]

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27 Nov

Paddock to plate suppliers

When you know your suppliers by name   The local produce was one of the things that blew our minds when we first came to Tasmania.   The flavour! The variety! And the seasonal differences! And we had no idea that there were so many varieties of potatoes, and we had never tasted them so […]

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27 Nov

The cushions have arrived

Bespoke and hand loomed   While we were at the atelier in Sardinia where we commissioned the floor rugs (see previous post), we also commissioned new cushions for the Pavilion.   We chose this traditional local design, one of the many designs that the atelier is featuring. The lady who has set up the atelier […]

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27 Nov

Hand loomed floor rugs from Sardinia

Awaiting our hand loomed floor rugs from Sardinia   On a recent trip to Sardinia, John and I tracked down a lady we had heard about who lived high in the central mountains.   We were told that she was one of the few people who still had the skills for making traditional hand-loomed materials […]

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27 Nov

Agrarian Kitchen moving even closer

The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School is moving   We have always felt blessed that Rodney Dunn and Severine Demarat came to stay at Woodbridge back in 2008. In fact, we take full credit for them staying in the Derwent Valley and starting their Cooking School here. You see, they were originally thinking of going to […]

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27 Nov

When you just get up for a coffee…

When you just get up for a cuppa …..   A guest recently sent this image to me. She wrote:   “I was a bit jet lagged and got up early to make a cup of coffee on the machine in my room. I popped the pod into the machine and while I waited for […]

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27 Nov

It’s a hard job but…

Eat is an important part of ‘Eat, Drink, Be merry!’   At this time of year, as we ramp up for the new season, it is time to review menus.   Some dishes we would be reticent to drop. Some guests contact to check that we are still serving one thing or the other. But […]

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27 Nov

A fragrant welcome

Guests get a fragrant welcome at Woodbridge   Guests arriving at Woodbridge walk through the herb garden to Reception. Could anything be more welcoming?   Not only does Chef gather fresh herbs for dinner, but also we use the herbs for posies for our dining tables.  

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