Food & Drink

Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 Awards

Entries are now open for the prestigious 2021 Food Drink Devon Awards. The gold standard industry awards, which celebrate Devon’s finest food and drink, recognise the county’s most respected, influential and passionate artisan producers and establishments. The esteemed awards are open for entry...

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Devon's finest honoured at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards

Devon’s world-class food and drink scene was celebrated at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards on Thursday 12th November. The county’s finest food and drink producers, hospitality businesses and speciality retailers were recognised at Food Drink Devon’s first ever virtual awards which were announced online by Devon food and drink champion Kerry White and board member Tom Chartres-Moore of...

Local brewery serves up a three impressive industry awards

Powderkeg’s ‘Speak Easy’ flagship session pale ale has been awarded the coveted three-star Great Taste Award for 2020 . This award complements other recent national awards including the UK’s Best Premium Lager award from the Society of Independent Brewers for the brewery’s hoppy pilsner, ‘Cut Loose’. The World Beer Award for the UK’s Best Low Alcohol Pale Ale was awarded to the brewery’s ‘...

New location for renowned local winery

It might only be a couple of miles as the crow flies, but news that one of the country’s best known wineries is moving from one side of a river to another is one of the biggest stories British viticulture has seen in years.

After nearly 40 years making wine at the Sharpham Estate on the west bank of the River Dart, the multi-award-winning Sharpham Winery is relocating to the east...

2020 Food Drink Devon Awards

Food Drink Devon Launch Alternative Awards Scheme 2020

One of the UK’s biggest county competitions celebrating local food and drink has been forced to undergo changes this year for obvious reasons - but in the fertile and highly productive county of Devon, it remains the case that “the show must go on”.

The county’s producers, hospitality and catering businesses and speciality retailers have now been given the deadline of the end of this...

Eat Out To Help Out Resounding Success For Plymouth’s Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Following on from the hugely popular Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO) scheme, a Plymouth-based restaurant is hoping people will continue to dine out having seen the measures put in place to look after their safety.

The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, which is located on the top floor of the Crown Plaza Hotel on Armada Way, is now looking forward to a positive Autumn on the...

What are the benefits of using online butchers?

Many of our favourite home cooked meals centre around meat, whether it’s a traditional roast dinner, a summer barbecue or a full English breakfast. With meat being such a key part of our diets, it’s so important to make sure the produce we’re consuming is nutritious and of a high quality – not to mention delicious.

For ease and speed, most of us simply purchase meat from the local...

National debate resolved: Chip butty is revealed as the UK's number 1!

IT’S BEEN the subject of fierce debate for years – what, exactly, is a bread roll stuffed with chips actually called?

Is it a chip cob, chip barm, chip roll, chip sandwich or something else entirely?

Today on National Fish n Chip Day, Britain has spoken, and can reveal, for the first time, the correct name for this legendary culinary delight.

Bosses at Foodhub, the...

Bella Italia

Bella Italia reopens its doors in Plymouth

Bella Italia is reopening its doors in Plymouth Barbican Leisure Park, inviting guests to dine and experience the joy of the Italian table once again.

The restaurant, opening on 29th August, will be welcoming guests back with a range of summer dishes inspired by classic Italian favourites, alongside some new dishes and flavours, including a daily set menu, bottomless pizza (£10pp), a...

Wondering what actually is a vegan diet? Know the Basics

In 1944 the term “Vegan” was first coined by Donald Watson, a founding member of the Vegan Society. According to him, “Vegan” describes the philosophy that animals should not be exploited and hurt for food or other. A vegan diet in simple terms means “your food contains no animal ingredients”. As claimed by vegan lovers, a well-planned vegetarian diet is the healthiest way to meet your...

New McDonald's opening in Exeter

A brand-new McDonald’s restaurant will open adjacent to Exeter Racecourse, following significant investment from local franchisee David Shawyer. With the addition of this restaurant, David will now own four restaurants across Devon including the McDonald’s restaurants at Marsh Barton and on Exeter High Street. The restaurant will open on 26th August and create over 120 new jobs for the local...