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!
World Gin Day is on the 12th June, so what better excuse could there be to put together a simple list (in alphabetical order) of Devon gin distilleries for you to be able to support a local businesses when purchasing your next gin, on World Gin Day, or any other day for that matter. Many of the businesses below are award winning and family owned … Continue reading Devon Gin Directory
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
Wow, April has come and gone and what a difference a year makes!
We’ve decided to do more of a highlights/newsletter style blog post rather than a blog fully focussed on one visit or event – we hope you enjoy it.
We’re looking forward to munching our way through May! Continue reading April Highlights – Food Kits, New Openings, Alfresco April, Foraging, Donut Porn and more
“Alfresco April’ (and May) is nearly here! If all goes to plan with the roadmap, from 12th April, outdoor hospitality will be able to open serving food or drinks. This is great for those who are itching to venture out locally or further afield (and who’ve waited patiently after the ‘stay-at-home’ rule lifts on 29th March), hungry to enjoy some edible delights or liquid refreshment … Continue reading Alfresco April – Dining & Drinks Outside from 12th April
Valentine’s Day! One thing’s for sure, LOVE can’t be locked down… with the January blues nearly over, we’re rosy with excitement, and have rounded up the lush Valentine’s Day offerings for enjoying at home. With the twinkly lights of Christmas now packed away, the longer and darker nights have felt a bit more noticeable, but we’re now over the mid-way point of January and need … Continue reading Valentine’s Day 2021 – Restaurant Food (& other treats) at Home
We’re delighted to have won an award from LUXLife Magazine for the 2nd year in a row! Merry Christmas to all our readers, and wishing you a restful time whatever it means to you during these tough times. Continue reading Dining Devon wins Best Independent UK Food Blog 2020
As we know, 2020 has certainly been a year of strain and challenges in the hospitality industry but in turn many venues have shown great resilience and innovation; one such venue has been Rockbeare Manor – so don’t miss their limited time ‘Dine, Stay and Unwind’ Continue reading Dinner Review: Rockbeare Manor – Limited Time ‘Dine, Stay and Unwind’
Michael Caines Looks Forward to First Harvest and the Creation of Lympstone Manor Cuvée in Partnership With Lyme Bay Winery Internationally renowned chef Michael Caines MBE is looking forward to the first harvest from the Lympstone Manor vineyard. His intention is to create a premium sparkling wine, Lympstone Manor Cuvée, entirely from his own Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier grapes planted in 2018 on the … Continue reading News: Michael Caines Looks Forward to First Harvest and the Creation of Lympstone Manor Cuvée in Partnership With Lyme Bay Winery
Alder Vineyard has recently expanded its facilities with a spacious ‘Kitchen’ café and local produce shop – it’s worth a visit for coffee and cake, charcuterie and cheese platters paired with their wines, or a vineyard tour. Continue reading Café & Vineyard Tour: Alder Vineyard – by Lauren Heath
In true Oddfellows fashion, they have found their unique way of offering the customer great food but in keeping with what the customer wants – in this current climate: a safe environment, with minimal fuss – enter ‘Supper Club Lock In’. Continue reading Supper Club: Lock in at The Oddfellows, Exeter by Lauren Heath
TWELVE years on from first planting vines as a rather eccentric hobby, the family behind a Devon vineyard at the foot of Dartmoor are gearing up to open their new purpose-built winery, shop and local kitchen. Despite the delays and challenges of COVID, Alder Vineyard are set to open the doors to their new building in September – and look forward to championing a wide … Continue reading News: Devon vineyard set to open new kitchen, shop and winery
EAT OUT TO HELP OUT – SEPTEMBER UPDATE: We are still having hits on this post so we have updated it. Some Devon eateries are continuing their own version of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme discount*, please see individual Facebook pages for further details – list below: During September: The Lighter Inn, The Quay, Topsham The Stand Off Exeter Pink Moon, Exeter Franco … Continue reading Eat Out To Help Out – Participating Venues in Devon
The Welcome Café in Exeter may not be open as it once was, but they are now welcoming customers to their new weekend supper clubs! Continue reading Supper Club: The Welcome Cafe, Exeter Quay – by Lauren Heath
We’re delighted to release our Devon Vineyard Map and Directory
#EnglishWine #DevonWine Continue reading Devon Vineyard Map & Directory
LYME BAY WINERY LAUNCHES NEW CHARDONNAY Lyme Bay Winery, the flavour arm of LBW Drinks, has released the 2018 vintage of its award-winning Chardonnay and considers it to be ‘exceptional’. This is the first time the Devon-based drinks producer has released a still English Wine vintage ahead of an older year, and will move straight on from 2016 to 2018 leaving the 2017 Chardonnay in … Continue reading News: Lyme Bay Winery Launches New Chardonnay
Sharpham Wine and Cheese set to Host ‘Socially Distanced Picnic’ for International Picnic Day Thursday 18 June is International Picnic Day and Sharpham Wine and Sharpham Cheese, near Totnes in South Devon, are set to host their first ever ‘socially distanced’ picnic day. Situated on the banks of the River Dart, the food-filled destination is best known for their vineyard, cheese dairy and ‘The Cellar … Continue reading Sharpham Wine and Cheese set to Host ‘Socially Distanced Picnic’ for International Picnic Day
Babbacombe Bay Café Imagine buying your dream cafe, and then lockdown hits – well the new owner of Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Michelle Sampson, has just lived through this. After securing the venue earlier this year she has had to wait until the right time to open due to lockdown and has just flung her doors open, raring to go – even if it is just … Continue reading Café Review: Babbacombe Bay Café – by Lauren Heath
DIY Devon Food Kits from Austin Gosling, Co-Owner and Head Chef of On The Rocks, Torquay and Brixham So what do you do when both your successful restaurants, that have been open since 2014 and 2017 respectively, have to close their doors due to the current lockdown situation? Initial panic, the boredom and quiet at home as opposed to the buzz of the kitchen, gathering … Continue reading Meals To Go Review: DIY Devon Food Kits – by Lauren Heath
I’m on a mini-mission; a Devon Wine mission. I hope you enjoy reading why, and find out about what else I have planned for the blog to help to spread the word about great local wines and vineyards. #DevonWine Continue reading My Devon Wine Mission – by Lauren Heath