REVIEW: Cool Climate Wine Tasting at Brickhouse Vineyard – 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. Brickhouse Vineyard is one of the newest grapes on the vine – as the English Wine movement grows, we are very lucky here in Devon to be surrounded by a high concentration of vineyards for the area. Situated between the sunny slopes … Continue reading REVIEW: Cool Climate Wine Tasting at Brickhouse Vineyard – by Lauren Heath #Ad

NEWS: New Microbrewery & Taphouse to open on Exeter’s Quayside

Topsham Brewery is a small-batch microbrewery specialising in hand crafted, seasonal beers. Situated on the historic Exeter Quay in a grade II listed warehouse. Using only the best quality ingredients available from the Southwest and Northern California. Their focus is making full-flavoured beers, using a range of innovative hop and malt profiles as well as collaborating with other local small businesses to provide a  genuinely … Continue reading NEWS: New Microbrewery & Taphouse to open on Exeter’s Quayside

Hotel Review: Treehouse Getaway at Deer Park Country House Hotel – by Lauren Heath

Life’s busy right? But we all need a getaway. A bit of me time, a couples retreat, a chance to celebrate life’s successes or even somewhere to escape parenthood, obligations, or even the washing pile for just 24 glorious hours. You want to feel like you’re somewhere else without travelling far. To be cocooned, welcome, looked after? Well look no further than Deer Park Hotel. … Continue reading Hotel Review: Treehouse Getaway at Deer Park Country House Hotel – by Lauren Heath

Taste of the West’s New Food Village arrives on Exmouth Seafront

All photos are courtesy of McQueenie Mulholland From Thai-inspired ice cream to locally-bred pork, the new food village at the Queen’s Drive Space on Exmouth seafront is proving a huge hit with locals and visitors alike. The new attraction, which is being run by Taste of the West, has already attracted hundreds of visitors, keen to sample some of the tastiest produce from the region, … Continue reading Taste of the West’s New Food Village arrives on Exmouth Seafront

Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

You know how they says dogs are not just for Christmas? Well, a strange comparison I know, but neither is Harry’s. It really is for every occasion. Situated down Longbrook Street, just a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Exeter’s high street, Harry’s has been doing its thing since 1993; a family owned and run by the Pounds family since its inception, … Continue reading Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter – by Lauren Heath

Festive Banquet Pop-Up Kitchen at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre – by Lauren Heath

Buckfast Abbey – a place of history, rules, observances, architecture, and self sufficiency. Some people mainly know it for the tonic wine that is produced by the Monks amongst other wares. Yes, this site of monastic beliefs has strict rules for those who choose to give themselves up to it and its owner, but just beside this beautiful shrine is a building breaking the rules ever … Continue reading Festive Banquet Pop-Up Kitchen at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre – by Lauren Heath

Ex Royal Clarence chef heads up restaurant at new luxury Devon hotel

BRAND new Devon luxury hotel and events venue Paschoe House has appointed Alex Gibbs as Executive Head Chef. The stunning 10-bedroom manor house on the edge of Crediton throws open its doors to the public for the first time in its 800 year history this month. And Tabitha Amador-Christie, Owner of Paschoe House, believes her new chef will play a vital role in the hotel’s … Continue reading Ex Royal Clarence chef heads up restaurant at new luxury Devon hotel

Seahorse Guest Chefs Big Line-Up For 2017

Every year Mitch Tonks and Mat Prowse, who run the award-winning Seahorse in Dartmouth, invite a few great friends in the restaurant world to cook and host the restaurant with them. This year’s stella line up kicks off with Richard Turner from Hawksmoor followed by Spanish Legend Jose Pizarro, Angela Hartnett & Neil Borthwick, seafood superstar Nathan Outlaw and legendary Tuscan butcher Dario Cecchini.  Dates … Continue reading Seahorse Guest Chefs Big Line-Up For 2017

Dartmouth Food Festival 2015

Friday 23 – Sunday 25 October 2015 The Dartmouth Food Festival is back for 2015 with a tempting blend of West Country produce, top chefs and engaging foodie talks and events. The free festival, launched in 2003, takes place on October 23-25 2015. The festival sees around 20,000 people flock to the town each year and is paradise for food fans with more than 100 … Continue reading Dartmouth Food Festival 2015

Trill Farm opens its doors for 2015 with an inspiring programme of courses and talks to get you thinking, learning and eating!

Do you want to get your mind and body kick started this New Year? Trill Farm opens its doors for 2015 with an inspiring programme of courses and talks to get you thinking, learning and eating! Trill Farm, near Axminster, is the brain child of Dr Romy Fraser OBE, the founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies. Set up in 2008, the 300 acre organic farm has … Continue reading Trill Farm opens its doors for 2015 with an inspiring programme of courses and talks to get you thinking, learning and eating!

The Pickle Shack is back! Some dates for your diary.

Josh and Jodie are certainly busy!  Eating Exeter reported on their Tapas and Cocktails evening at The Real McCoys Arcade a few weeks ago and loved it!  There more dates and oppurtunities to experience the cooking talents of Josh McDonald-Johnson in some unique and special locations. The next Grub Clubs will be held in Chagford (4th October), Ashburton (10th October) and Gittisham (1st November). Booking … Continue reading The Pickle Shack is back! Some dates for your diary.

Holsworthy Ales Open Nights: Beer n Bangers! next one 27th July!

If anyone fancies a trip to the distant hills of Holsworthy, then this might be worth the trek! HOLSWORTHY ALES and Beer Hill House are holding seven open brewery nights between April and October 2013 on Saturday 27th April Saturday 25th May Saturday 22nd June Saturday 27th July Saturday 31st August Saturday 28th September Saturday 26th October Come and taste the beer and have a look around the … Continue reading Holsworthy Ales Open Nights: Beer n Bangers! next one 27th July!

The Best Scone in Devon 2013 – The Scone Off

Sue from Cafe@36 got in contact with me to tell me all about this amazing competition. The Exeter heat is being held in the Guildhall Shopping Centre at the end of May.  Cafe@36 is holding a competition with a few other independent cafe’s in Devon to find The Best Scone in Devon, in a Scone Off.  The winner being awarded the Golden Scone Award and … Continue reading The Best Scone in Devon 2013 – The Scone Off