EVENT: Celebrating Darts Farm 25th Anniversary by Sue Stoneman

  Under the canvas of the tepee and gathered around the wonderfully decorated tables were an abundance of all things Devon and local.  The many people behind labels of the fantastic produce you will find on the shelves at Darts Farm, as well as Michael, Jim and Paul, the three Dart Brothers, the Master Butchers and the friendly staff who make up this multi award … Continue reading EVENT: Celebrating Darts Farm 25th Anniversary by Sue Stoneman

Jamie Raftery: The Holistic Chef at The Salutation Inn by Chris Gower

I will admit that I’ve started this review about three times, and this will be the fourth time.  I’m pretty good with words generally, but this event left me trying to find the words: the right words.  Jamie Raftery is better known as The Holistic Chef, and we were super excited to be invited along to The Salutation Inn, where a couple of Fridays ago … Continue reading Jamie Raftery: The Holistic Chef at The Salutation Inn by Chris Gower

The City Gate Hotel: The first impressions of refurbishment

http://www.citygatehotel.com/  – Iron Bridge, Lower North Street Exeter, EX4 3RB The last time The City Gate hotel had much of a refurbishment was back in 2003, a rebirth from the days when it was The Crown & Sceptre hotel.  It sits in a commanding position over the Longbrook Valley roughly where the old North Gate had been situated before being removed in the early 1800s. For … Continue reading The City Gate Hotel: The first impressions of refurbishment

Beef and Branoc at The Rusty Pig – Tonight and tomorrow!

Feasting at the Pig! Join them for a special celebration of the very best of beer and beef at Rusty Pig on March 17th and 18th, from 7pm to 9pm. Featuring Dexter beef grass fed and farmed three miles from Rusty Pig at Raxhayes Farm. The meat is a distinctive traditional beef with marbling for flavour. Served with Branoc Ale, a handcrafted traditional ale from … Continue reading Beef and Branoc at The Rusty Pig – Tonight and tomorrow!

The Rusty Pig Spicy Pop-up Evening by Chris Gower

I love it when a two great things come together.  The Exploding Bakery and their fantastic new cafe space, coupled with The Rusty Pig and Ex River Cottage chef Robin Rea with his mobile oven made Friday night’s Pop-up event in Queen Street a really excellent evening. From Robin’s bistro kitchen situated just outside on the pavement, punters were treated to an array of spicy … Continue reading The Rusty Pig Spicy Pop-up Evening by Chris Gower

Cockt-Ale Festival: Drinks & Entertainment Take Centre Stage at Exeter’s Piazza Terracina

Photography: Faydit Photography Building upon the success and popularity of the Exeter Street Food brand, the team from the Hubb Group are launching their Cockt-Ale Festival. Celebrating distillers and brewers from the South West, this brand new event is at Exeter’sPiazza Terracina on Saturday 24th September 2016 (11:00am – 8:00pm). The Cockt-Ale Festival puts the mighty beverage right at the heart of the action, combining … Continue reading Cockt-Ale Festival: Drinks & Entertainment Take Centre Stage at Exeter’s Piazza Terracina

10 Questions for Tara Smith from Tara’s Busy Kitchen

Tara Smith is a busy person.  She writes local food & lifestyle blog Tara’s Busy Kitchen, she teaches ballet, she also works at a big named salon AND she manages to go nice places whilst writing about her adventures and providing some awesome recipes too.  I’ve been a fan of the blog since she started it last year (I think I’ve been reading it since the summer) … Continue reading 10 Questions for Tara Smith from Tara’s Busy Kitchen

An evening with Chef Nina Groves, courtesy of La Belle Assiette.

This meal was provided for guests by Belle Assiette A quick scour across the lifestyle magazines and foody websites will inevitably show you that private dining is a thing.  Its also a growing thing, with the trend for bringing in a private chef to cook for special meals being on the increase.  Companies like La Belle Assiette make it easy for diners and chefs to … Continue reading An evening with Chef Nina Groves, courtesy of La Belle Assiette.

Dining In The Dark – Three special events taking place in November at The Salutation Inn

I really wanted to come back last night and start writing about this, as the experience left me buzzing.  At The Salutation Inn in Topsham a group of press representatives and us too, had a taster of the Dining in the Dark events that are taking place in November being put on by the WESC Foundation, which is a fantastic institution that offers residency to … Continue reading Dining In The Dark – Three special events taking place in November at The Salutation Inn

14th November 2014: Spooky Culinary Extravaganza @ The Great Fulfords at Cheriton Bishop

EDIT: This event has been moved to Friday 14th November A few weeks ago, Eating Exeter had the special opportunity to sample ‘Jonny Does Dinner’ serving Dinner In A Polytunnel at Trill Farm and absolutely loved it.  It was an amazing meal served in a fantastic location, ultimately a real treat for a foody who cares about his ingredients. Jonny Does Dinner has had a few … Continue reading 14th November 2014: Spooky Culinary Extravaganza @ The Great Fulfords at Cheriton Bishop