Saturday 21st September was quite a day to remember…and an eating mission of a lifetime. The challenge? To visit 7 restaurants, for 7 dishes in 7 hours! We were delighted to be invited to join in – challenge accepted! Read on to see what we got up to, and how to join in other fishy feasts in the English Riviera. Continue reading Special Dining Event: England’s Seafood FEAST – by Lauren Heath
After holding amazingly successful popups at the Brewery last year with Hanlons producing their delicious beers and La Cantina much loved street food van serving their epic burgers and hip sides the two enterprises decided to join together on a permanent basis and form Beer Factory and Kitchen – two award winning ventures in one location.’. Want to try something completely new? – in a … Continue reading NEWS: Hanlons Brewery and La Cantina Team Up To Open New Restaurant
DEVON: Delightful, Edible, Variety, Outdoors, Nourishing. Five words we can think of relating to our incredibly rich, tasty and hardworking county, but there are certainly many more words to describe the assortment of food and drink available to us from our waters, moors and everything inbetween. The best way to be exposed to as many great producers as possible? Food and Drink festivals of course! … Continue reading 2018 Devon Food and Drink Festivals for your Diary
The road between Clyst St George and Topsham holds many talented local businesses – Naturalmat, Sapphire Spaces, Amos Lighting and now even the operations for Good Game. Two more of these is the successful Darts Farm and the unique and historic The Bridge Inn pub. On the back of some playground chat whilst dropping the kids off at school, the business minded ladies at both … Continue reading Beer and Burger Bonanza at The Bridge Inn, Topsham – by Lauren Heath
The moment everyone in Exeter has been waiting for, the highly anticipated BierKeller is now open and the pre-launch party well and truly set the pace! The invite-only event saw hundreds of Exeter locals come together for an exclusive first look at Exeter’s first Bavarian bar. The drinks were flowing and the resident Oompah band, the Bavarian Strollers helped to create a fun-filled atmosphere. The … Continue reading The First Bierkellar Exeter Party
Mitch Tonks and his Rockfish restaurants are at the heart of bringing to a life the vision of England’s Seafood Coast. The vision was simple, that in Devon, we have the best fish in the world caught off this coastline and that Torbay is the firm capital of this Seafood coast with best fishing port in the country central to it, at Brixham. The vision … Continue reading Tonks crafts new beer to celebrate England’s Seafood Coast
As the clock struck midnight on 31st December most people chose an obvious New Years’ Resolution – stop smoking, lose weight, exercise more – but local Beer Sommelier Ben Richards wanted a real challenge for 2017. Which is why he’s growing beer on his allotment in Devon. On an 8m by 8m plot, he’s launching an experiment to see if it’s possible to grow or collect everything he needs … Continue reading Ben Richards is Growing Beer in partnership with There’s A Beer For That
Powderkeg Brewery, based in Woodbury Salterton near Exeter, has gone straight to the top with its first award, having won Best Lager at The Beer Awards for its pilsner ‘Cut Loose’. The Beer Awards are run by the world-renowned IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition), with the beers judged in a blind tasting by leading figures from the international beer industry. Winning ‘Best in Show’ … Continue reading Devon’s Powderkeg Brewery Wins International ‘Best Lager’ Award
You might remember a few weeks ago that we posted 10 Questions for Ben Richards: Beer Sommelier. I want to welcome Ben to the pages of Eating Exeter as he presents a guest post about beer and the fantastic Build A Beer event that he runs. All images courtesy of Ben Richards. Right now is an exciting time for beer. There have never been as many … Continue reading Ben Richards presents Build A Beer
I first met Ben at The Pig & Pallet Beer Versus Wine event that we attended before Christmas last year. The event was well attended, and it introduced me to the mind bending beer knowledge of Ben Richards; one of the few individuals who can call themselves an accredited Beer Sommelier. Ben was kind enough to answer a 10 Questions for Eating Exeter on being … Continue reading 10 Questions for Ben Richards: Beer Sommelier
In the ‘real world’ my job requires me to work opposite Exeter Central at the large unnamed successful award winning educational institution that lies opposite the station, so The TABAC wasn’t a huge surprise for me as I watched with sadness as Whistle Wines became an ‘online only’ company. But was delighted to hear that Hamish Lothian, owner of The Fat Pig et al. was … Continue reading The TABAC Taphouse, Queen Street
Head here for a the proper mini-review If you regularly end up walking down Queen St. you’ll have noticed a new kid on the block. The Tabac Taphouse has an on-off licence wine bar/craft beer establishment and is part of The Fat Pig family, and I am happy to say that it is now open for business 🙂 (Check opening times on their Facebook page). … Continue reading Tabac Taphouse in Queen St. now open
You say Craft Beer is the future of beer in Britain and the fastest growing sector in the UK alcohol market. Why? You can compare craft beer’s potential with developments in the food industry. In many ways, Britain’s ‘real ale’ is still bedded in the 1970s, when food was still largely traditional English fare: pie and mash, roast beef and the like – tasty, comforting … Continue reading Q&A with John Magill, Owner-Brewer at The Powderkeg Brewery
This month sees the launch of Powderkeg, a custom-designed brewery based just outside Exeter, which produces remarkable craft beer. Craft beer is the fastest growing sector in the UK alcohol market. This reflects the fact that thinkers and drinkers alike are appreciating the efforts of a growing band of passionate and rebellious artisan brewers who mix classic styles and exciting new ingredients to create contemporary, … Continue reading The Powderkeg Brewery: A Craft Beer Brewery for Exeter
Ruby Modern Diner has been open for nearly as long as Eating Exeter has been running. We hadn’t been writing the blog long (our 2nd attempt…) when we were invited to the press night, our first ever. The great and the good of Exeter gathered to drink the nice beer & wine and eat samples of sliders that were coming from the kitchen. The consensus … Continue reading Ruby Modern Diner: The new menu
I don’t normally do ‘lucky dip dining’ as I call it. Find a place, look at the menu and go in. Don’t research, don’t investigate or go online and have a look at reviews or anything. Just have a go. It can sometimes be fun to see what happens but sometimes it can lead to trouble. But on the knowledge that I had been here … Continue reading The Nutwell Lodge Hotel, Lympstone by Chris Gower (UPDATE 2018: now a Toby Carvery)
For the ale lovers amongst you, it is our local CAMRA Winter Ale Festival next weekend! More details here: This year, due to a surge in popularity, more ales have joined the line-up, more space has opened up, and there are two bars, one with live music, the other left quiet for conversation. The annual celebration of real ale is organised by the Exeter and … Continue reading CAMRA Exeter Winter Ale Festival: Next weekend
It was now a few months ago that I saw a tweet somewhere in the twitter-sphere that said Byron Hamburgers were arriving in Exeter. And what was the first thought I had? BYRON ARE COMING TO EXETER! So I was quite happy about this, but I had a few reservations given we already have a number of very nice burger restaurants in Exeter already. First impressions of … Continue reading Byron Hamburgers, Princesshay, Exeter.
These look amazing and quite tempting. The Craft Beer Channel has been doing a lot of recipes involving cooking with beer/ale. If you know any good recipes, why not comment and the best recipe will get the smug achievement of being featured as a recipe on Eating Exeter and Beer, Burger and Beyond in the near future. Continue reading Jonny From The Craft Beer Channel (@beerchannel) makes Beer Floaters.
Over the last few months you might have noticed that I’ve started writing more about local ales, craft beer and burgers on Eating Exeter. A quick flick through Instagram and Twitter, makes me feel like I’m turning in to some sort of Beer-o-holic! Last week you might have noticed that the Eating Exeter twitter feed mentioned Beer, Burger and Beyond a new blog that I … Continue reading Beer, Burger and Beyond: The latest addition to our blog family.