Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Handy service at a fair price

Budleigh Salterton's Art Club exhibition was as impressive as ever when I visited it last Friday, with much local talent in evidence, and all beautifully displayed in the Public Hall.

I had hoped to post some photos of the paintings, particularly of those depicting East Devon's beautiful scenery as I've done in the past at and

But on this occasion I was told by the apologetic stewards on the door that there were "copyright issues" and sadly photography would not be possible.

Dave Travis of Budleigh Taxis, ready to whisk you to your destination

Waiting outside the Public Hall was Dave Travis of Budleigh Taxis who was more than happy to be snapped to relieve my Nikon's frustration at the lack of action.

Now we'd stopped to chat to him to enquire about prices for future journeys, and were pleasantly surprised to discover that our trip out of Budleigh wouldn't cost as much as we'd thought.

Dave's taxi cab service is centred on the area around Budleigh Salterton, East Budleigh, Otterton, Yettington, and Ladram Bay.

He told us that he's ready to tackle any journey, regardless of anti-social hours. "We'll whisk you to the airport, station or ferry port in comfort, taking away the worry as you begin or end your holiday," he promises on his website.

And for hikers in East Devon I noticed another useful service that he mentions there.

"If you're planning a walk along the South West Coast Path and Jurassic Coast in our area, we will carry your bags ahead of you to your next overnight stop - freeing you up to enjoy your walk!"

We thought that £20 to Exeter Airport from Budleigh was a fair price, and that a night time fare of £26 for the same destination was a bargain.

Some bed & breakfast guests staying at Tidwell Manor were also pleased with Dave's service. "He was very friendly, showed us round, recommended restaurants, and all this for very little money."

Budleigh Taxis can be contacted on 01395 223333

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