We’re on the cusp of half term! We’ve done a round up of Devon pubs, cafés and farm shops with complimentary play facilities to entertain the kids. Happy kids, happy parents right? If you have a favourite that’s not on the list, let us know! Continue reading Devon pubs, cafés and farm shops with free play facilities to entertain the kids
We like to pack lots of content into our highlights for you to nibble on and as it is, we have quite the feast for you to munch through in this post. Whilst our inconsistent, weird weather seems to vary between baking hot, baking hot & humid or freezing cold, what has been consistent is the high high standards our dining scene in Devon always … Continue reading June/July Highlights
Dining Devon loves a good cocktail. Often it’s one of us who are quick to scan their eyes across to the cocktail section of any good drinks menu, so when Penthouse Cocktails approached us to work with them to spread the word, we jumped at the opportunity. Run by husband and wife team, Jonny and Meg, Penthouse Cocktails has just launched their incredible Cocktail Box … Continue reading 10 Questions with Penthouse Cocktails
Love getting ‘hands-on’ in the kitchen, always dreamt of distilling your own spirits or are you intrigued by the art of fermentation, winemaking or rum blending? What better way to learn than through meeting the experts. Here’s Food Drink Devon’s round-up of some of the best foodie experiences the region has to offer. Food Drink Devon is one of the county’s leading food and drink organisations with … Continue reading Discover Delicious Devon Food and Drink Experiences to Delight Everyone
Entries are open for South West Chef of the Year 2022 A fantastic opportunity awaits the talented chefs and home cooks of the South West with the much-anticipated return of South West Chef of the Year. After a two-year enforced break, due to the pandemic, the judges of this prestigious competition are once again searching for the finest culinary talent in the region. Established 19 … Continue reading Leading culinary competition returns
Family-run Darts Farm, based just outside Exeter, is officially launching its brand new restaurant, The Farm Table, and its new Terrace Bar on Friday 15th July 2022, adding yet more reasons to visit this award-winning destination that celebrates local food and drink. Initially, The Farm Table will serve up lunches and dinners from Friday to Sunday, using the best farm produce, cooked over fire and … Continue reading Darts Farm Launches New Farm Table Restaurant and Terrace Bar
Guest blogger, Beattie Phillips, tells us about the tasty offerings and deli delights she has enjoyed from Shepherd Shack Catering. As someone who will always choose a starter over a dessert and cheese over chocolate, I am also a lover of a savoury treat from a deli-counter. My eyes will easily pass over the cakes, brownies and flapjacks but not so when it comes to the … Continue reading Shepherd Shack Catering – deli products with a difference
Founders Sarah and Geoff Yates wanted to create an alternative to alcohol without compromising taste or experience and Sea Arch was born. As well as using natural botanicals, Sarah and Geoff are passionate about the environment too and use recycled cardboard for boxes and solvent free paint on the bottles. We wanted to know how Sea Arch came about so Sue asked Sarah some questions … Continue reading 10 Questions with Sea Arch Alcohol Free Spirits
All the B’s this month! April was blimmin birthday-burger-brownie-brunch-filled. The sun has been out putting us all in a good mood for food. We’ve had great interactions on our socials when we’ve shared this months outings. Now you know where’ we’ve been… where’s your favourite brunch, lunch, dinner stop? Do tell… Read on for: Knights Farm Shop, Ottery St Mary Love Brownies, Okehampton Meat59, Exeter … Continue reading April Highlights – burgers, birthdays, brownies, brunch and more!
As well as getting out and about visiting foodie places, we’re lucky in that we also get sent local produce to try. Let me introduce you to Sea Arch – an award winning non-alcoholic gin, made locally here in Devon. I was recently #gifted some items to try and wanted to share more about this award winning product and its origins. You may have already … Continue reading Review – Sea Arch Alcohol Free Drinks and Cocktails
Can you believe that this time last year, they were just letting us out to spend time in groups of 6, and hospitality businesses were either closed or offering takeaways only? Alfresco April was incoming and so many businesses were diversifying constantly to keep going. It’s not over yet; rules may have now been fully lifted all round and we’re enjoying the lighter evenings but … Continue reading February & March Highlights – New Openings, Eating Out & Devon Drinks
The looongest month of the year has come to an end; with a rather damp end to 2021, at least the last few weeks have blessed us with dry days and many a sunrise and sunset! With the C word still lurking, businesses are still working hard to make their customers feel comfortable enough to go out, visit them, eat in or takeaway. Don’t forget that many wonderful Devon businesses still deliver too, so you can get your dose of Devon food and drink without leaving the house if you need. Continue reading January highlights – fishtastic feasts, Sunday roast, alcohol free spirit and Vietnamese hugs in a bowl
Rockfish’s slogan is Tomorrow’s Fish are Still in the Sea, but what if those fish can be on your dish 24 hours later, from the South West coast to your kitchen – fintastic! Thanks to the team at Rockfish, I was offered a complimentary (#gifted) press preview of their new Seafood at Home delivery which is launching at 6am on Wednesday 5th January 2022. The … Continue reading Review – Seafood at Home delivery by Rockfish
Britain’s most trusted voice in British seafood and founder of pioneering seafood restaurants Rockfish, Mitch Tonks, is launching Seafood at Home – an all-new way to buy and eat fish at its freshest. From sea to plate in 24 hours, Seafood at Home will change how we buy, cook and eat fish. Continue reading Leading seafood restaurant Rockfish launches Seafood at Home: a revolutionary new way to buy and enjoy fish at its freshest, delivered straight to your door in 24 hours
October flew by with only a few outings, and whilst we weren’t prepared for it, a busy November swiftly filled our diaries and tummies with delights. So here’s a buffet of two months mouthwatering munching and sipping… North Devon Adventures New Coast Kitchen, Croyde Early October, Lauren ventured to North Devon for a friends birthday dinner and headed to New Coast Kitchen. A group of … Continue reading October & November Highlights – New Openings in Exeter, North Devon Adventures & more
A few miles from Coombe Martin with it’s famous rockpools and beaches, sits The Sandy Cove Hotel, majestically perched on a cliff overlooking the Bristol Channel high above the dramatic North Devon coastline – Dining Devon was up in North Devon for a foodie marathon, and our first night’s dining was here at The Sandy Cove Hotel. The Seacliff Restaurant provides a fine dining experience, … Continue reading REVIEW: The Seacliff Restaurant, Sandy Cove Hotel, Ilfracombe
Being an Exeter lad, venturing north of Tiverton is always an exciting prospect. Recently we were given the chance to stay for two nights at the newly refurbished Broomhill Estate; it was a chance for us to dive into a part of our county that Dining Devon hasn’t covered much. The landscape of North Devon has a rugged attractive beauty which is very different from … Continue reading REVIEW: Broomhill Estate – boutique art hotel near Barnstaple
What a roundup we have for you this month, August was actually quieter on the eating out front; we all had various commitments with work, summer holidays and also judging for various awards in the South West. The month ran away so we didn’t publish any highlights then, so have included a couple along with this month’s sumptuous September foodie adventures. So from baking on … Continue reading August & September Highlights
July has been a busy old month. In between sweltering in heat, and being rained on we’ve been out and about. July 19th saw many restrictions being lifted, including the requirement for face masks and compulsory table service in restaurants/pubs. Slowly, it seems, people are starting to venture out with more confidence. But there is still a long way to go. Many places are still … Continue reading July Highlights – brunch at the Manor, fill your cakehole, fire feast days & more!
Fresh off the press, award-winning pub and bar operator New World Trading Company has announced another new location for the botanical-pub brand The Botanist, following on from its recent confirmation of a new site in Ipswich. The newest location will be in Queen St Dining, a part of the Guildhall Shopping centre in Exeter, Devon and will be the operator’s 2nd South Coast opening of … Continue reading Exe-tra Exe-tra! News from New World as new site in Exeter is confirmed.
June has flown by, maybe because we’ve been out and about munching our way through Devon as usual, oh and drinking too! With English Wine Week mid-June we couldn’t help but get involved supping on local Devon wines. We got ‘cosy’ with small plates and cocktails in plymouth and also enjoyed some scrumptious baked delights from a little kitchen with a big heart….. Dining Out … Continue reading June Highlights – English Wine Week, Burgers, Breakfasts, Getting ‘Cosy’ & more!