New Limited-edition ‘Finisterre’ cask aged gin from Salcombe Gin

Reawaken a bygone era of adventure and trade with Salcombe Distilling Co.’s new limited-edition gift set of cask aged ‘Finisterre’ gin accompanied by a bottle of ultra traditional Bodegas Tradición 12 Year Old Fino sherry. An intriguing collaboration between Bodegas Tradición, one of the most respected Sherry Bodegas in Spain, that traces its roots back to 1650 and award-winning Salcombe Distilling Co. based in South Devon.  The brand partnership is … Continue reading New Limited-edition ‘Finisterre’ cask aged gin from Salcombe Gin

Dorset Entrepreneur starts salty love affair with Dorset Sea Salt!

 Portland native Jethro Tennant is a 24 year old man on a mission, a salty mission to bring the unique taste of Dorset to the hungry masses. The Man After graduating university, while deciding his next move, Tennant stumbled upon the centuries old salt pans in his native Portland Bill and found himself asking the question why had Dorset’s sea salt scene vanished and consequently, … Continue reading Dorset Entrepreneur starts salty love affair with Dorset Sea Salt!

New Devon cook book celebrates county’s food and drink!

Launched just in time for Christmas, the new Devon Cook Book offers a mouth-watering celebration of the county’s truly bountiful food and drink scene. Produced by Meze Publishing, and created in collaboration with Food & Drink Devon, it showcases the fantastic culinary community which calls Devon home and features over 40 regionally-sourced recipes. Priced at just £14.95, and available to order online now with a … Continue reading New Devon cook book celebrates county’s food and drink!

Proposals invited for high quality temporary food and drink opportunity on Exmouth seafront

Council keen to hear from experienced food festival operators interested in running an exciting and innovative food and drink opportunity as part of the Queen’s Drive regeneration project. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a quality food and drink operator to make their mark at East Devon District Council’s Queen’s Drive site, the area of Exmouth’s seafront that is earmarked for development as part of … Continue reading Proposals invited for high quality temporary food and drink opportunity on Exmouth seafront

Good Game Festive Hampers available now!

Award-winning British charcuterie company, Good Game, have released a range of hampers in time for Christmas. Best known for producing naturally dried game and cured meats made from their own hand-reared pigs in Devon, Good Game are on a mission to champion the best tasting charcuterie in the world.  Just like artisanal Italian charcuterie, Good Game make everything they produce by hand, using only salt and … Continue reading Good Game Festive Hampers available now!

Festive Afternoon Tea at Boringdon Hall

There is nothing more exquisitely British than taking Afternoon Tea.  The ritual of steeping tea, eating sandwiches without crusts and dainty cakes brings to mind expensive surroundings, maybe a scene from Downton Abbey with butlers and footmen bringing the various components gracefully and silently. In reality Afternoon Tea comes in all shapes and sizes.  We have sampled Afternoon Tea offerings in three different places so … Continue reading Festive Afternoon Tea at Boringdon Hall

Scripts for Supper: Annie and Alice answer 10 Questions!

Scripts for Supper is a magical combination of theatre and food.  Healmed by Masterchef semi-finalist Annie Mckenzie and her partner-in-crime Alice Devine, the pair bring the magic of theatre to the foodie masses over exquisite dishes created by the pair. We met Annie back in August at Bickham Barn when she was creating a stonking menu for a good friend’s birthday.  Ever since it was … Continue reading Scripts for Supper: Annie and Alice answer 10 Questions!

South West Chef of the Year 2017

We are on the cusp of December. It seems like an age ago that some of the region’s culinary talent took over the kitchens at Exeter College’s @34 Restaurant to demonstrate their skills in front of the scrutiny of the judges including our regions very own chef superstar and Exeter College governor, Michael Caines MBE. And it has been an age.  Bloggers are not like … Continue reading South West Chef of the Year 2017

Winning wedges are Devon-sent, as Quicke’s lands four World Cheese Awards

Devon-based cheesemaker, Quicke’s has grabbed yet more gongs at this year’s World Cheese Awards, taking home four awards for its much-acclaimed clothbound cheeses. Up against 3,000 entries from 35 different countries, cheeses from across Quicke’s range won the praise of the international panel, who gathered for the 30th anniversary edition of the World Cheese Awards, held at Tobacco Dock in London on Friday 17 November. Having … Continue reading Winning wedges are Devon-sent, as Quicke’s lands four World Cheese Awards

Serve a touch of English elegance this Christmas and New Year!

Celebrate in true British style this festive season and serve one of England’s finest wines.  Named as a favourite by many of the country’s leading drinks writers, the innovative Lyme Bay Winery has a selection of wines for every occasion, a perfect pour this Christmas and New Year. Having painstakingly prepared a delicious selection of canapés for a stylish Christmas drinks party, the drinks offering … Continue reading Serve a touch of English elegance this Christmas and New Year!

Wildmoor Launches Perfectly Paired Wine & Cheese Boxes

Wildmoor Fine Food & Drink has just launched a range of perfectly paired Wine & Cheese Boxes online, which can now be delivered nationwide. The range is an accumulation of owner Jeremy’s passion for the abundance of great wine and cheese in Europe and beyond. The first 120 orders will receive a free engraved and boxed bottle opener, so food and drink enthusiasts are encouraged … Continue reading Wildmoor Launches Perfectly Paired Wine & Cheese Boxes

A Refreshing New Look for Devon Crafted Cider

The Shops at Dartington is unveiling a brand-new look for their own-labelled cider range, made with locally grown Devon apples. The clean, fresher look reflects the premium position of the cider, which is hand-pressed using apples from ancient organic orchards. The range has been produced in collaboration with award-winning Ashridge Cider who grow up to 15 different varieties of bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples in … Continue reading A Refreshing New Look for Devon Crafted Cider

The World’s oldest Cornish Pasty maker introduces the Roast Pasty

We may be sad to say goodbye to summer, but with the colder months soon to be upon us Warrens Bakery is reminding us of all there is to love about the great British winter. A well-loved tradition reminding us of times gone by, the Sunday roast makes a welcome return to dining tables across the country as a staple winter warmer. But now, with … Continue reading The World’s oldest Cornish Pasty maker introduces the Roast Pasty

A little tweak – new logo and name for the blog!

Earlier in the year we changed the logo and the branding for Eating Exeter.  It changed to Eating Exeter, Dining Devon and we’ve been really happy with things since.  But there is one more tweak – I am sorry, I am a perfectionist. From today Eating Exeter, Dining Devon will just be Dining Devon.  Our interest and passion in everything foodie and culinary spans across the … Continue reading A little tweak – new logo and name for the blog!

Competition! Win a £50 Gift Voucher to spend at a Princesshay eatery of your choice!

Exeter is full of excellent eateries and many of them are located in Princesshay.  We recently experienced some lovely food at Giraffe World Kitchen, Byron Burger and Cafe Rouge. We’ve teamed up with the guys at Princesshay to bring you a £50 Gift Card that can be used at any of the wonderful food places that Princesshay has to offer.  Simply head to our Facebook, … Continue reading Competition! Win a £50 Gift Voucher to spend at a Princesshay eatery of your choice!

Powderham Food Festival 2017

The second to last (don’t forget Dartmouth Food Festival that happened last weekend) big food festival on the calendar took place a few weekends ago; we were lucky enough to attend as guests. Each year the stands get better and more fascinating, all manned by friendly producers who are always willing to chat and share their passion for the products they’re selling. Have a look … Continue reading Powderham Food Festival 2017

Good Game is expanding their horizons

Award-winning charcuterie company, Good Game, has been awarded £40k of EU funding, matched by a further £40k investment of their own as part of a growth strategy. To support the company’s ambition to increase production by 300%, the Topsham based manufacturer has completed its custom-built premises at Darts Business Park. Compared to their previous warehouse in Clyst Vale, the new spacious location will allow Good … Continue reading Good Game is expanding their horizons

The Seven Stars at Kennford by Chris Gower

It is strange how life completely overruns everything sometimes!  After a promotion at work, I hadn’t realised how much brain space it would take up, so apologies to our regular readers for a lack of activity on the blog in recent weeks.  But to break the silence, here is my write-up of the stonking meal we had at the Seven Stars in Kennford a few … Continue reading The Seven Stars at Kennford by Chris Gower

The Nourish Gin Festival & The Devon Street Food Awards return to Bovey Tracey in September

Music: Fri 1 & Sat 2 September Food & Craft: Sat 2 September Nourish Festival, now in its 4th year, has become synonymous with fine food, craft and music of the highest quality presented in the heart of Bovey Tracey, Devon. The Devon Street Food Awards at Nourish Festival in association with Devon Life turns for another successful year celebrating the very best in Street … Continue reading The Nourish Gin Festival & The Devon Street Food Awards return to Bovey Tracey in September

Upcoming courses at Exeter Cookery School

At Eating Exeter, Dining Devon we are massive fans of the Exeter Cookery School. We have seen them develop and flourish from their launch, and they’ve continued to grow from strength to strength. We recently went down to help them celebrate their 1st birthday in their current premises with the owners, Jim and Lucy Fisher. For more information visit http://www.exetercookeryschool.co.uk or click on the title of each course! The … Continue reading Upcoming courses at Exeter Cookery School