Devon Food Movement presents The Big Collaboration, a spectacular dining event not to be missed: 8th September 2018

All photos courtesy of Devon Food Movement

Devon Food Movement is working in partnership with Ashridge Court to bring our first BIG COLLABORATION event to fruition. This collaboration is taking place on 8th September and will feature many local artisans and some of the South West’s best chefs (see lists below)

The evening will start with a canape and drinks reception sponsored by the local winery, Eastcott Vineyard.  This will be followed by a short stroll to the Ashridge Great Barn through the arboretum, where guests shall enjoy an 8-course journey menu that will allow them to taste some of the best, hyper-local food around. A ticket for the evening will cost just £35 with drinks being poured from 6pm.

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Booking for this event will be essential and all bookings should be directed to 07562260052 or

Devon Food Movement is a collaborative pop-up restaurant concept set up by former Michelin star development chef Luke Fearon. Our company aim is to celebrate Devon’s unique and world-class produce through a series of temporary dining experiences, where we link talented local chefs, producers and food heroes with restaurants, farms or unique locations throughout Devon (and sometimes a little beyond).

At all these events we produce and serve small plated set menus to allow diners to explore a true taste of each location at any given time within the season. The premise for most Devon Food Movement events is the ‘five-mile food’ challenge. This is where collaborators are challenged to find as many prime ingredients from within a five-mile radius of the event location to feature on our menus. This keeps us hyper-local, hyper-seasonal and untamed in our approach to what we believe fine Devon food is all about.

The Ashridge Great Barn, at Ashridge Court, is a medieval barn set in the heart of a working farm epitomising everything that the Devon Landscape has to offer. From ancient woodlands to the soaring conifers of the Victorian arboretum and agricultural pasture, Ashridge has it all. This newly developed wedding and events venue is brimming with rustic charm and will create a magical setting for our first evening collaboration. What better than to enjoy the taste of a Devon summer at its heart?

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Chefs involved in the Journey menu include;

The team from Sauté & Spice, will deliver canapes on arrival

Tom Browning,    From Lewtrenchard Manor, Lewdown

Samuel Brook,    Paschoe house, near Crediton

Olivier Certain, The Swann, Bampton

James Mason, Kentisbury Grange, near Barnstable

Ethan Clarke, The Salutation Inn, Topsham

Jamie Coleman,   The Notley Arms, Exmoor

Luke Fearon, Founding chef, Devon Food Movement

The final menu is not released till the event day itself to allow us to work closely with nature and create the best, seasonal offering we can. However please follow our journey online at or @AshridgeCourtFarm on social media for regular updates.


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