REVIEW: Black Cow Vodka Distillery Experience – 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. Holy Cow! Vodka made from milk?  Intrigued?  I for sure was. With there being an influx of new Gin producers flooding the market, even here in this part of the country, and some good ones too, it was refreshing to hear about … Continue reading REVIEW: Black Cow Vodka Distillery Experience – by Sue Stoneman #Ad

Chicken and Blues, Parkstone, Poole

This blog was co-founded by myself and a long-standing good friend of mine in the shape of Polly Addison-Lithgow.  Formerly a colleague of mine at Exeter College, she left the bright lights of the big city (aka Dorset) with her partner – now hubby – Robin. This means that we simply have to visit them in Dorset, which also means that we get to sample … Continue reading Chicken and Blues, Parkstone, Poole

Food & Drink Awards 2017 – by Lauren Heath

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Love the Flavour – Food and Drink Devon Awards. The event was held at the handsome Deer Park Country House Hotel, and was attended by some of the finest local Devon food and drink producers, restaurateurs and foodie folk around. A venue with is own vegetable garden and orchard, the menu was bound to … Continue reading Food & Drink Awards 2017 – by Lauren Heath

Artizan Gallery – Soft Coffee Cafe, Lucius St, Torquay

7 Lucius Street Torquay TQ2 5UW Ph: 01803 428626 Email: juliebrandon@artizangallery.co.uk Torquay is one of my favourite parts of Devon. It has palm trees, beaches, lots of quirky independent shops, strange parking regulations and an even stranger one-way system.  It does have a distinctive Bohemian side that is often underrated and a burgeoning arts culture that makes me feel quite at home. As a performance poet in my other … Continue reading Artizan Gallery – Soft Coffee Cafe, Lucius St, Torquay

Eating Exeter visits Country Wood Smoke HQ

How do you introduce Marcus Bawdon? BBQ blogging master, nationally recognised BBQ personality (he judges at the Grillstock festival) and generally nice chap.  He is also incredibly modest when it comes to what he does when he is not being a father, wife or geologist.  I have a huge amount of respect for his knowledge and his infectious passion for all things BBQ. The foodie … Continue reading Eating Exeter visits Country Wood Smoke HQ

Eating Wimborne: Culinary Adventures in Dorset

Back in August we went to visit our good friends & Eating Exeter co-founder, Polly and her lovely other half Rob.  I wrote this post and then got distracted by the arrival of the new academic year, but now I have managed to muster enough energy to finish it!  Last year Polly and Rob moved to Wimborne in Dorset, which I have grown quite attached … Continue reading Eating Wimborne: Culinary Adventures in Dorset

Beer, Burger and Beyond – The latest!

Beer, Burger and Beyond has been a little quiet recently.  But recently the beer has been flowing and the burgers have been eaten (after a spell of being quite healthy and fiscally poor). The first adventure is a quick write-up of the North Devon Ale Trail, which we have done a few times, but this time we did an ‘edited’ version which included the better … Continue reading Beer, Burger and Beyond – The latest!

Route Restaurant 303, A303 Yarcombe, Devon

As a frequent traveller on the A303 I have often passed what once used to be The Newcott Chef and has since been transformed into the Route Restaurant 303 (it has a twin in Cornwall on the A38) but to date had yet to go there. Well Friday saw me on my travels eastward again and this seemed to be the opportune place to stop … Continue reading Route Restaurant 303, A303 Yarcombe, Devon

The Beach Cafe, Dawlish

Eating Exeter welcomes Dr Steve Price to team as an official contributor! There are some days when you wake up in the morning and you just have the urge for a good fry up and Wednesday was one of those days. So with nothing in the fridge and the major advantage of living in a seaside town, daughter and I headed off in search of … Continue reading The Beach Cafe, Dawlish

Special Dispatch: Fish On The Harbour, Lynmouth, Devon.

Lynton and Lynmouth sits on the North Devon coast. It has a rugged windswept beauty that most little towns in that part of the world posses. Tucked under the gigantic cliffs that is created as Exmoor collides with the Bristol Channel, it is only accessible via a network of windy roads which during the summer months are full of buses, cars and camper-vans all heading … Continue reading Special Dispatch: Fish On The Harbour, Lynmouth, Devon.

Special Dispatch: The Staple Hill Servery, Trago Mills, Liverton, Newton Abbot

My earliest memories of Trago Mills (Devon’s Original Discount Store) does not revolve around food or eating in Trago Mills.  But of railways, large shops and myriads of ducks.  Water canon side shows, a miniature railway and plenty of things to climb on.  As an adult, my memories of Trago Mills has become more sparse as I have tried my best to avoid it at all … Continue reading Special Dispatch: The Staple Hill Servery, Trago Mills, Liverton, Newton Abbot

Daily Chef, 3 Angel Terrace, Tiverton – Special Dispatch

Tiverton is not known for its Chinese Restaurants.  The only descent Chinese Restaurant in Tiverton is the Golden Panda I have been told.  Then there is The Orient and China Xpress on Distribution Road, and really the choice stops there.  We were coming back from a tiring day, and the best thing you can eat on a Saturday night after any tiring day is Chinese, … Continue reading Daily Chef, 3 Angel Terrace, Tiverton – Special Dispatch

Castlewood Vineyard Festival 2013

This weekend saw 500 revellers descend on the sleepy  Devon village of Musbury to celebrate a one-day festival with music, good food and a party atmosphere.  We were lucky to get our hands on some of these exclusive tickets, only 500 were issued! Castlewood Vineyard is a ’boutique’ vineyard, planted on the sunny south facing slopes of Musbury Fort.  It produces sparkling wine, from grape … Continue reading Castlewood Vineyard Festival 2013