10 Questions for Ben Richards: Beer Sommelier

I first met Ben at The Pig & Pallet Beer Versus Wine event that we attended before Christmas last year.  The event was well attended, and it introduced me to the mind bending beer knowledge of Ben Richards; one of the few individuals who can call themselves an accredited Beer Sommelier. Ben was kind enough to answer a 10 Questions for Eating Exeter on being … Continue reading 10 Questions for Ben Richards: Beer Sommelier

Eating Exeter Update – April

Well April is already here, and so far I’ve been as busy as ever with blog stuff.  Life and health has got in the way slightly more than last year, but the show continues as ever. April is the highlight of the foodie calendar in Exeter with the fantastic Exeter Food Festival which took place over the weekend.  I wasn’t able to attend the festival, … Continue reading Eating Exeter Update – April

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink – by Lauren Heath

Wow – what a weekend! I hope everyone who attended the festival had a great time, I certainly did. We are avid food market and festival go-ers in Devon, Cornwall and beyond, and I believe this is the largest and best food festival in the South West. Now in its 13th year, it is still going from strength to strength. My poor Samsung phone was … Continue reading Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink – by Lauren Heath

Michael Caines receives Freedom of the City – by Lauren Heath

Last July, Exeter City Council unanimously agreed at an extraordinary meeting to bestow the honour of Freedom of the City on Michael Caines MBE. On Thursday 21st April, after a lunchtime ceremony at the city’s historic Guildhall, Michael ‘drove’ a pair of sheep down the High Street. Those unaware of the planned sheep herding were left a little bemused, but the local press (and I) … Continue reading Michael Caines receives Freedom of the City – by Lauren Heath

The Pinhoe Hoard, Pinhoe Rd.

2 Bakers Way, Exeter EX4 8GA – 01392 690655 – http://www.pinhoehoardpubexeter.co.uk – Twitter Sitting opposite the Pinhoe branch of Aldi, and next door the Sainsbury’s supermarket, The Pinhoe Hoard is Exeter’s newest mega-gastro-chain pub that is catering to the widest spectrum of punters with its large dining area, kids play facilities ample car parking and convenient placement. You don’t have to travel narrow lanes, to reach this pub … Continue reading The Pinhoe Hoard, Pinhoe Rd.

10 Questions with Susy Atkins – by Lauren Heath

Susy Atkins is the weekly columnist for the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine, as well as drinks editor of the brilliant and stylish ‘delicious’ magazine. She also writes a wine column for the South West’s own magazine ‘food’. She appears regularly on BBC1’s flagship cookery show ‘Saturday Kitchen’ as wine expert, from time to time on BBC radio, local and national, and has written or edited eleven books on wine and drinks. … Continue reading 10 Questions with Susy Atkins – by Lauren Heath

Cafe Rouge, Princesshay by Chris Gower

Princesshay, Bedford St, Exeter, Devon EX1 1LL- 01392 251042 – http://www.caferouge.com Now and again we like to head to one of Exeter’s chain restaurants, they have their place and there is definitely a space in my heart for a few of them.  One restaurant that we’ve been many times over the last few years has been Cafe Rouge, a take on classic french cuisine in a … Continue reading Cafe Rouge, Princesshay by Chris Gower