Food & Drink

Six awards for Chunk of Devon at The Taste of the West Awards

Taste of the West, the South West’s prestigious food, drink and hospitality awards, has announced its first round of winners of 2021. Famed for their delicious, handmade savoury bakes, Chunk of Devon is thrilled to have scooped five Gold and one Silver award for their awesome rustic Devon pies...




Jurassic Coast swim inspires beach clean-up campaign

Jurassic Coast swim inspires beach clean-up campaign

A Devon-based eco-warrior’s epic swim of the Jurassic coast, which stretches from stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, has inspired plant-based nutrition bar producer Human Food to offer bars for free to beach clean-up events across the UK.

Oly Rush, operations director of environmental community interest company Oceans to Earth, undertook his sponsored...

More Cornish clotted cream is needed as Cornwall opens its doors to holiday-makers

Making sure Westcountry visitors can enjoy the region’s famous cream teas is a serious business - so much so, that one Cornish company is putting on extra shifts, creating 35 vacancies, to ensure the flow of high quality local milk and cream will reach all parts of the peninsula in what is predicted to be a record-breaking summer.

In a normal summer, Trewithen Dairy - which sources...

What’s the best way to cook a gammon steak?

This retro and delicious steak is packed full of flavour

Gammon steak is a 70s staple which has stood the test of time for good reason. Not only is gammon absolutely packed full of flavour, but it’s also a hugely versatile meat which can be used in a variety of different dishes.

Gammon steak

Gammon steaks are usually sold in packs of two and may vary in shape and size. Some are long...

Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant is now open

The highly anticipated casual bar and restaurant from Chef Owner Michael Caines has opened on Exmouth’s Sideshore

Michael Caines’ much-anticipated new casual hospitality concept – Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant – has officially opened on Exmouth beach. With stunning panoramic views across the Devon coastline and up through the Exe estuary, it has beachside seating and welcomes families,...

Eats Boutique street food markets return for 2021

Eats Boutique street food markets return - new venues but the same wonderful communities

The business behind the Eats Boutique street food markets is Unique Boutique Events, and the face behind that is Eleanor Carr, a resident of Colyford, East Devon. Eleanor started up the Friday evening street food markets in the summer of 2015 as a bit of an experiment and has been building them since into...

Blakewell Fishery & Smokehouse cooked by Peter Gorton

Food Drink Devon Gears Up for Post-Lockdown Boom

As Devon’s hospitality businesses throw open their doors once more, Food Drink Devon is ready to champion the finest food and drink in the county with a stunning new video and website and the help of Oz Clarke OBE.

Peter Gorton, award-winning chef and most recently appointed Food Drink Devon board member explains: “It has been such a challenging twelve months for our industry but we...

It’s time to get baking with The Trewly Big Bake competition

Trewithen Dairy is delighted to announce the launch of The Trewly Big Bake - a national competition for baking enthusiasts.

Celebrated author, expert baker and Great British Bake Off fifth series star Martha Collison will judge the competition. Martha will be joined on the judging panel with fellow judges alongside renowned food writer Orlando Murrin, who is also President of the Guild...

Gabriel David, founder and owner of Luscombe Drinks

Luscombe Drinks Awarded a Royal Warrant

Luscombe Drinks is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a Royal Warrant. Royal Warrants are awarded in recognition of businesses who supply a very high quality service or product, and one that is enjoyed by the Royal Households.

Luscombe founder, Gabriel David, comments: “After many years of having the pleasure of selling our drinks to the Royal family and pressing the apples...

The way we buy wine is changing

The past year has undoubtedly seen huge shifts in all of our habits, and our drinking habits are a prime example of this. Whilst pre-COVID we tended to head out for our beverages, the multiple lockdowns and consequential closure of our bars and restaurants, have allowed us to rediscover the beauty of a “night in”! Our reliance on going out for our fix of wine decreased, while our dependence...

Ollie Williamson outside Ollie's Restaurant in Torquay

Rethink Hospitality & Tourism careers says South Devon College

As the hospitality and tourism sectors gear up to fully re-open later this month a Devon college is hoping to change the perception of jobs in the sector.

South Devon College offers a range of hospitality and tourism qualifications and says that jobs in the sector shouldn’t be seen as just a stop gap but as a career with good opportunities for progression.

Currently there are more...