We have just spent a morning browsing round a rather interesting antiques emporium. On the hunt for an old oak refectory table, we went to Fagin's, at the old Whiteways Cider Factory at Hele, between Cullompton and Exeter.
This place is stuffed full of antiques - pine, oak, beech, all sorts of furniture, collectibles, memorabilia, taxidermy, bric-a-brac, architectural salvage- and junk, all over several floors.
It's worth a visit just to have a nose around this place which has grown like topsy from a market stall. But you won't find a bargain. On the top floor are musty old prints inside broken frames. The cost? About £20 each.
We found two tables that were suitable - one with a £700 price tag and another at £2,200. So we have decided to join together the two pine tables we already have, sand them down and put a dark stain on them.