Food & Drink

Plymouth crisps company boosted by Tesco contract

Popular hand-cooked potato chips producer Burts is celebrating after securing a region-wide listing with Tesco.

The two businesses have struck a deal for three flavours of Burts’ crisps to be sold in more than 60 stores across the West Country – from Yeovil to Ilfracombe and Gloucester...

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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...

The popular food and drink apps worth downloading for your smartphone

We can’t always enjoy Sylvain Peltier and Michael Caines’ exquisite menu , which is why for the days when you’re left to sort the food out, apps are a great option. You could have family and friends visiting or simply crave one of your favourite dishes but don’t know to cook it. Likewise, you might need to accompany your dish with a suitable alcoholic beverage and need an idea or two....

Oz Clarke OBE To Host Food Drink Devon 2021 Awards

Oz Clarke OBE, one of the world’s leading wine experts, is to host this year’s prestigious Food Drink Devon Awards. Celebrated for having one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine today, Food Drink Devon is delighted to welcome Oz to their glittering black tie awards’ ceremony on Monday 4th October, during which Oz will have the honour of announcing the winners. Entries to the...

Yarde Farm Ice Cream scoops a major industry award

Yarde Farm manufacture premium dairy ice cream and sorbets

Plymouth-based Yarde Farm Ice Cream has won a major accolade at the prestigious British Frozen Food Federation 2020 Annual Frozen Food Awards. Its Blackcurrant & Clotted Cream Ice Cream has scooped the award for the Best New Dessert/Ice Cream/Confectionery Product.

The brand produces premium ice cream and specialises in...

Image of outdoor seating at BrewDog at The Barcode

Al fresco dining at Drake Circus and The Barcode

Spring is finally upon us, lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift and Drake Circus can’t wait to welcome its customers back.

From 12 April, restaurants and cafés at the centre are able to offer outdoor dining for two households or a group of up to six people in line with Government guidelines.

Here’s a round-up of the most popular restaurants now offering al fresco dining...