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The Lobster Pot Cafe
Barry Dore

The Lobster Pot Cafe has been a labour of love. In truth, I completed the first draft almost two decades ago, and have spent much of the intervening years making excuses to myself for why it wasn't ready to be published!

I hope to prove that age is no barrier to publishing a debut novel!


The Lobster Pot Cafe is a gentle, heartwarming and humorous tale of life, love and adventure in a seaside village. A Year in Provence meets Doc Martin!


Stephen Blanchard, a recently divorced high flying business executive, decides to quit the rat race to fulfil his dream of writing a novel.

Thinking of distant childhood memories, he chooses to move to a Welsh seaside village, and rents an old coastguard's lookout from bohemian local artist, Rachel Saunders.


Based in and around a restaurant in the village, we follow Stephen’s year as he settles into his new community and develops his relationship with Rachel. The local characters, tales of smuggling and strange noises in the night, provide mystery, adventure and inspiration for his book.


A gentle, feel good story

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