Shepherd Shack Catering – deli products with a difference

Guest blogger, Beattie Phillips, tells us about the tasty offerings and deli delights she has enjoyed from Shepherd Shack Catering. As someone who will always choose a starter over a dessert and cheese over chocolate, I am also a lover of a savoury treat from a deli-counter. My eyes will easily pass over the cakes, brownies and flapjacks but not so when it comes to the … Continue reading Shepherd Shack Catering – deli products with a difference

April Highlights – burgers, birthdays, brownies, brunch and more!

All the B’s this month! April was blimmin birthday-burger-brownie-brunch-filled. The sun has been out putting us all in a good mood for food. We’ve had great interactions on our socials when we’ve shared this months outings. Now you know where’ we’ve been… where’s your favourite brunch, lunch, dinner stop? Do tell… Read on for: Knights Farm Shop, Ottery St Mary Love Brownies, Okehampton Meat59, Exeter … Continue reading April Highlights – burgers, birthdays, brownies, brunch and more!

Review – Sea Arch Alcohol Free Drinks and Cocktails

As well as getting out and about visiting foodie places, we’re lucky in that we also get sent local produce to try. Let me introduce you to Sea Arch – an award winning non-alcoholic gin, made locally here in Devon. I was recently #gifted some items to try and wanted to share more about this award winning product and its origins. You may have already … Continue reading Review – Sea Arch Alcohol Free Drinks and Cocktails

February & March Highlights – New Openings, Eating Out & Devon Drinks

Can you believe that this time last year, they were just letting us out to spend time in groups of 6, and hospitality businesses were either closed or offering takeaways only? Alfresco April was incoming and so many businesses were diversifying constantly to keep going. It’s not over yet; rules may have now been fully lifted all round and we’re enjoying the lighter evenings but … Continue reading February & March Highlights – New Openings, Eating Out & Devon Drinks

October & November Highlights – New Openings in Exeter, North Devon Adventures & more

October flew by with only a few outings, and whilst we weren’t prepared for it, a busy November swiftly filled our diaries and tummies with delights. So here’s a buffet of two months mouthwatering munching and sipping… North Devon Adventures New Coast Kitchen, Croyde Early October, Lauren ventured to North Devon for a friends birthday dinner and headed to New Coast Kitchen. A group of … Continue reading October & November Highlights – New Openings in Exeter, North Devon Adventures & more

August & September Highlights

What a roundup we have for you this month, August was actually quieter on the eating out front; we all had various commitments with work, summer holidays and also judging for various awards in the South West. The month ran away so we didn’t publish any highlights then, so have included a couple along with this month’s sumptuous September foodie adventures. So from baking on … Continue reading August & September Highlights

The Botanist Exeter

Exe-tra Exe-tra! News from New World as new site in Exeter is confirmed.

Fresh off the press, award-winning pub and bar operator New World Trading Company has announced another new location for the botanical-pub brand The Botanist, following on from its recent confirmation of a new site in Ipswich. The newest location will be in Queen St Dining, a part of the Guildhall Shopping centre in Exeter, Devon and will be the operator’s 2nd South Coast opening of … Continue reading Exe-tra Exe-tra! News from New World as new site in Exeter is confirmed.

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Devon pubs, cafés and farm shops with free play facilities to entertain the kids

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

April Highlights – Food Kits, New Openings, Alfresco April, Foraging, Donut Porn and more

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

Dinner Review: Rockbeare Manor – Limited Time ‘Dine, Stay and Unwind’

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’

Alder Vineyard Cheese Charcuterie platter

Café & Vineyard Tour: Alder Vineyard – by Lauren Heath

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

Eat Out To Help Out – Participating Venues in Devon

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

Get fired up for UK BBQ Week – by Sue Stoneman

UK BBQ Week 4th – 12th July 2020 If you haven’t had the time to dust off your BBQ during lockdown and cook outside when the sun was shining, then the folks over at UKBBQWEEK have lots of hints, tips, reviews of equipment and recipes (some of mine) up on their website that might inspire you to get your fire lit and your tongs clicking! … Continue reading Get fired up for UK BBQ Week – by Sue Stoneman

RECIPE: Scones to celebrate National Cream Tea Day – by Sue Stoneman

Scone Recipe to celebrate National Cream Tea Day! I don’t think you need a special day to enjoy a delicious Cream Tea!  Any day is a good day to indulge in a homemade scone or cake… moreso now when it’s not so easy to go out for a treat with family and friends.  National Cream Tea Day (usually the last Friday in June) was launched … Continue reading RECIPE: Scones to celebrate National Cream Tea Day – by Sue Stoneman

Café Review: Babbacombe Bay Café – by Lauren Heath

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

Meals To Go Review: DIY Devon Food Kits – 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

RECIPE: Cheese & Leek Quiche for National Vegetarian Week by Sue Stoneman

Quiche can be a French Tart, a topless pie or a pastry crust filled tart with savoury custard (eggs and cream), cheese, meat (for carnivores), seafood or vegetables. More familiar is Quiche Lorraine, which traditionally is made with lardons or bacon. It is a classic French dish, but Quiche originated in Germany and the word ‘quiche’ is from the German word ‘kuchen’, meaning cake. National … Continue reading RECIPE: Cheese & Leek Quiche for National Vegetarian Week by Sue Stoneman

Recipe: Sue’s Easter Hot Cross Buns for Oven or BBQ

Sue guides us through a great hot cross bun recipe that can be cooked traditionally in the oven, or even on the BBQ or other outdoor cooking kit. A great excuse to get your bake on this Easter! Continue reading Recipe: Sue’s Easter Hot Cross Buns for Oven or BBQ