Latest News – Celebrate English Wine Week in Devon

English Wine Week begins on 28th May with plans to raise awareness of the quality of our national vineyards. Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association member, Rendezvous Wine Bar in Exeter is celebrating with self-led wine tasting sessions at their city centre restaurant throughout the week. Jemma Mitchell, owner of Rendezvous and Vice Chairman of the Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association said ‘English Wine Week is … Continue reading Latest News – Celebrate English Wine Week in Devon

Dartington Food Fair – by Lauren Heath

Well what a great day out as always; we went to Dartington Food Fair on day 1 of its 2 day event held over Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May. Now in its 6th year, and held at The Shops at Dartington in conjuction with Food and Drink Devon, this perfectly formed fair works well hosting over 40 local food and drink producers alongside the … Continue reading Dartington Food Fair – by Lauren Heath

Foraging in Sidmouth with East Devon – by Lauren Heath

Last week, the lovely people at East Devon invited me along to their foraging course in Sidmouth; I jumped at the chance to do this as I have always wanted to learn about our edible countryside, but I have found nearby courses to be a bit out of my price range. The event, one of many run by East Devon but involving local specialists in … Continue reading Foraging in Sidmouth with East Devon – by Lauren Heath

Food Festivals in Devon! – Dates for your diary

Being a foodie can be an organisational nightmare sometimes.  Devon and The South West has so many fantastic foodie things going on, so as you might think there are many opportunities to celebrate the fantastic produce we are known for. There are food festivals happening all over our fair county.  The excitement of the Exeter Food Festival might have passed for this year, but there … Continue reading Food Festivals in Devon! – Dates for your diary

Ben Richards presents Build A Beer

You might remember a few weeks ago that we posted 10 Questions for Ben Richards: Beer Sommelier.  I want to welcome Ben to the pages of Eating Exeter as he presents a guest post about beer and the fantastic Build A Beer event that he runs. All images courtesy of Ben Richards. Right now is an exciting time for beer. There have never been as many … Continue reading Ben Richards presents Build A Beer

A Business lunch at Bill’s, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

32-33 Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS – 01392 259 227 Monday – Saturday 8am – 11pm Sunday (and bank holidays) 9am – 10:30pm In a city full of a variety of restaurants at all budgets, I was delighted when I was told I could choose where to go for a business lunch meeting – delighted and bewildered! I love ALL food – the choice was too large. … Continue reading A Business lunch at Bill’s, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

Board, South Street

I have been big fan of tabletop/board games since I was properly introduced to them by my good friend Julien a couple of years ago.  The board game has experienced a resurgence in recent years, and this has led to a small but steady emergence in cafes that specialise in catering for board gamers. The South West now has its own permanent game cafe which … Continue reading Board, South Street

10 Questions with Veg In A Box – by Lauren Heath

As it does these days, it all began with a tweet…my husband Steve was singing the praises of Devon based BOOM Kitchen and their curry kits (further info on these guys to follow in due course) and a twitter flurry occurred between him and a small local business called Veg in a Box about how good the curries really were – “excellent” we said – … Continue reading 10 Questions with Veg In A Box – by Lauren Heath

Cooking on blood; Rusty Pig turns into test kitchen

The team at Rusty Pig in Ottery St Mary has been busy testing traditional English recipes to help a food writer with her research for an Oxford Food and Cookery Symposium. Dr Jan Davison is presenting a paper looking at how offal was not always viewed as food for the poor, but was instead served up for the very wealthy, including the royal court. “Although … Continue reading Cooking on blood; Rusty Pig turns into test kitchen

The Samosa Lady, Ottery St Mary

14 Broad Street, Ottery St Mary – 07879 995273 / 01404 813280 One of the aims of this blog is to showcase the best eating experiences that Exeter and the surrounding area has to offer. But there is a whole lot of stuff happening outside of the Exeter area that I encourage you to visit. One place that is hot on my radar at the moment … Continue reading The Samosa Lady, Ottery St Mary