Food & Drink

Owens Coffee Unveils Perfect Waves Café

Devon-based coffee roaster expands offering, with a new café experience

Devon-based coffee roaster, Owens Coffee , is proud to announce the opening of Perfect Waves Café, a stylish new coffee shop within The Roastery at Ivybridge. This expansion marks a significant enhancement to the original...

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Spirits add to the fundraising flames

Ottery St Mary’s Carnival Committee is launching two branded spirits as part of its ongoing fundraising efforts for Tar Barrels.

The ‘Ottery Tar Barrels’ gin and rum are made by Lyme Bay Winery and have been specially rebranded with the instantly recognisable Tar Barrels logo.

The traditional dry gin has botanical flavours of juniper, floral, and citrus notes alongside...

Brightside Exeter and Honiton invites young chefs to pizza making classes

Calling all young aspiring pizza chefs and ice cream aficionados… Brightside at Exeter and Honiton are holding pizza making and ice cream decorating classes on Wednesday 15th and Wednesday 29th November 2023, from 4-7pm.

Each child will be given a pizza base and four toppings of their choice to create their ideal pizza which will baked to perfection in the pizza oven. Moving on to...

Flapjackery expands its flapjack empire with a new shop in Sidmouth

Flapjackery, the renowned confectionery brand celebrated for its delectable gluten-free flapjacks and an assortment of sweet treats, is thrilled to announce the opening of its ninth shop, in Sidmouth. Located on Fore Street, the new store will offer its delicious range of confectionery, including its signature chunks of flapjacks, chocolate clusters, fudge, chocolate bars, honeycomb,...

Successful day at inaugural Axminster Gate to Plate

Earlier this month Axminster hosted over 65 food and drink producers alongside a varied entertainment programme at the inaugural Axminster Gate to Plate festival.

Funded by East Devon District Council and delivered by award-winning organisers, eat:Festivals, the festival aimed to bring footfall back into the town centre, showcase the local businesses and introduce visitors to micro...

The UK's Love Affair with Coffee: A Deep Dive into Our Caffeinated Obsession!

Oh, the UK! Land of the red phone booths, the iconic double-decker buses, and, of course, our undying love for a good ol' cuppa Joe. While tea might be the traditional drink of choice, let's spill the beans on how the UK's love for coffee has been brewing strong. Thanks to some intriguing research by tastecard , we're about to uncover the mysteries of our national caffeine habits. Ready? Grab...

Hugely Popular England’s Seafood FEAST 2023 sells out and announces dates for 2024

From left to right: Frazer Pugh, director of The Handpicked Scallop Company, Josh Perkes, co-owner of Brixham Seafish, Simon Hulstone, chef-proprietor of the Michelin-starred Elephant Restaurant

The start of autumn has seen the UK’s most popular holiday destination, the English Riviera, welcome thousands of visitors for its annual England's Seafood FEAST , which celebrates locally...

Halloween cocktails

Summoning spirits: Aquarius Bar unveils Halloween cocktails!

A mid-Devon bar restaurant has taken the theme of Halloween and given it an unusual twist with a bespoke range of cocktails inspired by ancient deities.

For one night only, Aquarius Bar at Kitlake Farm is offering four scarily good seasonal cocktails in its ‘Deities of Death Positions Cabinet’.

First up is ‘Hades’, a zingy combo of vodka and gin with an electric blue flare -...

Darts Farm Nominated for Two National Awards

Darts Farm puts Devon on the culinary map with nominations for two national awards

Darts Farm is thrilled to announce that they have been shortlisted for two categories in the 2023 Food and Travel Awards. They have been nominated for the Local Hero Award and their new flagship restaurant, The Farm Table, is in the running for the Best Restaurant Outside of London .

Michael Dart, who runs Darts Farm alongside his brothers, James and Paul, and his son George, comments...

Andrea and Beth from Coldharbour Farm

Flaming Barrel strikes Gold!

Ottery St Mary’s popular food and drink business Coldharbour Farm has received yet another gong, this time for its ‘Flaming Barrel’ gin.

The judges at the Food Drink Devon Awards deemed Flaming Barrel worthy of a gold award.

The gin was successfully launched in October 2021 at the Ottery Food & Families Festival and has since continued to be popular with customers of the...

Devon chef brings his customers home with him 

Devon based chef Gideon Hitchin sold his popular restaurant the Giant Club in Axminster during the first covid lockdown in 2020 and has been finding unusual ways to connect with his loyal customers ever since.

In June 2021 he organised a series of pop-up restaurant events in a tractor shed on a wildflower farm outside of Honiton. All 500 tickets sold out within a week of going on...

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