Pub Restaurant Review: The Puffing Billy, Exton – by Lauren Heath #Ad #Invited

The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication. Halfway between Exeter and Exmouth lies the village of Exton. Residents enjoy the immediate access of the Exe cycling trail, the nearby train station giving freedom to Exmouth in one direction, Exeter and beyond in another. Another resident that enjoys this positioning, … Continue reading Pub Restaurant Review: The Puffing Billy, Exton – by Lauren Heath #Ad #Invited

RECIPE: Easter Biscuits by Sue Stoneman

If you’re not a fan of Hot Cross Buns, you might like these Easter Biscuits. They are easy to make – great to involve the little people as they are fairly easy and quick to make.  Use any shaped cutters but they look great if you have any Easter cutters in your baking cupboard.  They make great gifts – put some into clear bags and … Continue reading RECIPE: Easter Biscuits by Sue Stoneman

Are you ready to Q? – Newbies guide to BBQ’ing by Sue Stoneman

Yipee! The better weather has at long last arrived. The warmer, sunnier days and the longer, lighter evenings are here so it can only mean one thing – it’s BBQ time! BBQ season has definitely arrived for some, but for me and many others, we BBQ all year round. I’ve noticed my neighbours doing the first cut of their lawns and doing a bit of … Continue reading Are you ready to Q? – Newbies guide to BBQ’ing by Sue Stoneman

News: Yotam Ottolenghi, Kate Humble, Chetna Makan and Samin Nosrat lead the line-up for the River Cottage Food Fair, 25-26 May 2019

Yotam Ottolenghi, Kate Humble, Chetna Makan and Samin Nosrat lead the line-up for the River Cottage Food Fair, 25-26 May 2019 Continue reading News: Yotam Ottolenghi, Kate Humble, Chetna Makan and Samin Nosrat lead the line-up for the River Cottage Food Fair, 25-26 May 2019

Competition: Win Plot to Plate Spring Kitchen Garden Lunch for 2 at THE PIG-at Combe

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Restaurant Review: The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock by Sue Stoneman #Ad

Sue’s latest adventure was to the wonderful Bedford Hotel, Tavistock, where she could have quite easily eaten everything off the menu! Find out what she did choose in our latest review. Continue reading Restaurant Review: The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock by Sue Stoneman #Ad

News: A New Devon Cookery School, Built From The Ground Up – Plus 20% Discount Offer

During a night of great food, wonderful company (…and a little alcohol) an exciting plan was hatched; just over a year later, Colin and Tasha are opening a purpose built cookery school with a difference – The Ground Up Cookery School.   Approximately 12 miles west of Exeter, and the top of Dartmoor, The Ground Up Cookery School will focus on seasonal, sustainable and foraged … Continue reading News: A New Devon Cookery School, Built From The Ground Up – Plus 20% Discount Offer

Deli Cafe Review: The Wine and Cheese Loft, Teignmouth by Sue Stoneman #Ad

The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication. Wine and Cheese? Yes please! If you like either or both then head over to Teignmouth where you will find The Wine and Cheese Loft Delicatessen Café. Since opening in October last year, young couple Andrew and Anna have been sharing their … Continue reading Deli Cafe Review: The Wine and Cheese Loft, Teignmouth by Sue Stoneman #Ad

REVIEW: The Coombe Cellars, Newton Abbot – press event #Ad

The Teign Estuary is a little bit like the Exe Estuary’s little brother. It’s a bit shorter, a tad narrower, but in it’s own way much more dramatic. The best way to enjoy the serenity of this gorgeous part of Devon is to head down to The Coombe Cellars, grab a pint and watch the calm waters. Our visit was a little less scenic. It … Continue reading REVIEW: The Coombe Cellars, Newton Abbot – press event #Ad

News: One Mile Bakery Exeter Launches Family-Friendly Taster Baking Classes

NEW IN TIME FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAYS, a range of half-day baking classes launches at One Mile Bakery Exeter. Aimed at super busy people wanting to dip their toe into the world of baking their own bread, these introductory sessions are also ideal for anyone looking for a fun, relaxed and rewarding activity to do with children aged 8 and above. Teaching in her micro … Continue reading News: One Mile Bakery Exeter Launches Family-Friendly Taster Baking Classes

Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association raise £800 for charity in one evening at their annual dinner!

Members of the Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association raised a whopping £800 for Hospitality Action at this year’s annual dinner held at Mercure Southgate Hotel on Monday 4th March. Hotel Director of The Pig at Combe, Fiona Moores, is also raising funds for Hospitality Action by taking part in a spectacular cycle race later this year. The celebratory evening kicked off … Continue reading Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association raise £800 for charity in one evening at their annual dinner!

NEWS: Salcombe Brewery Co. launches new Island Street Porter

SALCOMBE BREWERY CO. LAUNCHES NEW ISLAND STREET PORTER Salcombe Brewery Co. is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new addition to its much-loved range of beers. Island Street Porter (ABV 5.9%), the third beer in the brewery’s craft beer range, is a rich velvety porter and can be purchased online, from local stockists or directly from the brewery in 330ml bottles. Brewer Sam … Continue reading NEWS: Salcombe Brewery Co. launches new Island Street Porter

Recipe: Chicken Ham & Leek Pie by Sue Stoneman

Note from the editor: Sue wrote this excellent recipe for British Pie Week but due to things and other things, I didn’t publish it.  This is a really simple recipe for a basic pie that you can use for a tasty filling or even left-overs – anything really, and given it’s getting to the end of the month, what a great idea for making the … Continue reading Recipe: Chicken Ham & Leek Pie by Sue Stoneman

REVIEW: Spring Gastronomy evening, showcasing AHDB Beef and Lamb at Saunton Sands Hotel by Sue Stoneman

A recipe for a fantastic evening is when you bring together some fabulous chefs who create outstanding plates of food using wonderful West Country Beef and Lamb. We are so fortunate to live in a county where we can find plenty of excellent quality produce and for me, as a Home Cook, BBqer, foodie and blogger, I am always interested to know where foods are … Continue reading REVIEW: Spring Gastronomy evening, showcasing AHDB Beef and Lamb at Saunton Sands Hotel by Sue Stoneman

REVIEW: Brickhouse Vineyard hosts its first Pop-up event with M Welsh Catering #Ad

To anyone who is familiar with the surrounding landscape of Exeter, it is hard to miss Haldon Hill. A long treelined geographical slug, that helps create a mild microclimate for us city dwellers, repels the harsh winds and nasty rains that slide off Dartmoor’s slippery heather padded shoulders. Tucked up in it’s shadow is Brickhouse Vineyard, a stone’s throw from Starcross, overlooking the estuary and … Continue reading REVIEW: Brickhouse Vineyard hosts its first Pop-up event with M Welsh Catering #Ad

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REVIEW: Staycation at Bovey Castle, Dartmoor – by Lauren Heath #Ad

The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication. Meandering amidst the Devon lanes onto rugged yet lush Dartmoor, expectations were high as we headed for award winning country house hotel, Bovey Castle. I considered whether a large 60 bedroom castle could be cosy, comfortable and warm, or would it be … Continue reading REVIEW: Staycation at Bovey Castle, Dartmoor – by Lauren Heath #Ad

REVIEW: Gather Pop Up Restaurant at The Sea Shanty Beach Cafe, Branscombe by Sue Stoneman #Ad

When you’ve seen pictures on social media of the young chefs out and about foraging during the week prior to heading out to your feast, you already know you are going to be eating some wonderful, local, fresh foraged ingredients and I was excited about the menu already. We do live in a wonderful county full of fantastic produce and eating at Gather will enable … Continue reading REVIEW: Gather Pop Up Restaurant at The Sea Shanty Beach Cafe, Branscombe by Sue Stoneman #Ad

NEWS: The Swan Inn in Lympstone relaunches as team behind River Exe Café takes over

As Lympstone becomes one of the food epicentres of the region, now the ever-popular watering-hole, The Swan Inn, has been given a new lease of life. The team behind the multiple award-winning restaurant River Exe Café have taken over the helm of The Swan Inn – a traditional pub in Lympstone near Exmouth. The popular inn has relaunched with a locally-sourced menu, a fine selection … Continue reading NEWS: The Swan Inn in Lympstone relaunches as team behind River Exe Café takes over

REVIEW: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at The Swan, Bampton – by Lauren Heath #Ad

The meal provided in this review was gratis. Views expressed are independent of the business and is not seen or approved before publication. It’s been a couple of years since I discovered The Swan at Bampton; husband and wife team and chef patrons, Paul and Donna Berry, were pretty active on social media, proudly sharing their offering on the digital walls contained within my phone … Continue reading REVIEW: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at The Swan, Bampton – by Lauren Heath #Ad

REVIEW: Getting Healthy at Pho #Ad

We are nearly at the end of the first month of the year and by now I can imagine there are unwanted exercise bikes, barely worn trainers and nearly-new Lycra gracing many wardrobes, garages and spare rooms across the country. The beginning of the year seems to herald in a whole hoard of marketing campaigns about ‘new year, new you’. Whilst I hold decent dose … Continue reading REVIEW: Getting Healthy at Pho #Ad