Salcombe Brewery Scoops More Awards

Salcombe Brewery Co.’s Island Street Porter and Lifesaver Win Golds and More at SIBA Awards

Salcombe Brewery Co. is thrilled to reveal that both its Lifesaver and Island Street Porter beers have won gold at the recent SIBA SW Regional Awards, with the latter also picking up a silver in the Champion Cask category and a Best in Class Award.

Head Brewer, Sam Beaman comments: “These awards are a fantastic reward for the hard work that the team at Salcombe Brewery has put into...

Food Drink Devon Launches New ‘Devon Wine of the Year’ Award

A prestigious new award, ‘Devon Wine of the Year’, has been launched by the Food Drink Devon Awards to celebrate the very best wine the county produces, from its plethora of high calibre vineyards and wineries. Entries are open to all Devon-based producers, both members and non-members of the organisation, with entries closing on Monday 22nd April. The winner of the inaugural ‘Devon Wine of...

Care Team of the Year Butterfly Lodge Plymouth

Major award wins for Butterfly Lodge team

Staff at Butterfly Lodge Dementia Nursing Home in Plymouth are celebrating a quadruple haul of awards in the 2024 Celebrating Excellence in Care Awards, relaunched this year by Plymouth City Council for the first time since 2019.

Manager Clare Sinclair scooped the coveted title of Care Home Manager of the Year, with her deputy Sarah McCaffrey securing a highly commended in the category...

Coldharbour Field Kitchen in Ottery St Mary

Coldharbour Farm Shop & Field Kitchen needs your votes!

As a finalist in this year’s Countryside Alliance Awards, Coldharbour Farm Shop and Field Kitchen in Ottery St Mary is putting out a call for local support.

Nominations are initially judged on a range of criteria including passion and commitment, sense of community, championing local food and the energy and diversity of the business. The final winners are then chosen based on the...

Sanford Orchards wind four golds at Taste of the West Awards

Independent, family-owned Sandford Orchards has just won gold for all four of their ciders entered into the Taste of the West Awards. These are Devon Rosé, Devon Red, Rib Tickler and The General.

Barny Butterfield, Chief Cidermaker at Sandford Orchards comments: “We are thrilled that the judges agree that these four ciders are truly gold medalists! They represent a broad spectrum of...

Dedicated Officers and Staff Recognised at North & West Devon Police Awards Ceremony

Police officers, staff and volunteers gathered in North Devon last week (21 Nov) to receive certificates and commendations for their hard work and service.

Those being recognised at the special annual ceremony were thanked by their colleagues and senior managers. T/Chief Superintendent Jennifer Bristow, Policing Commander for North, East & West Devon, and Superintendent Toby...

Two Major Tourism Awards for Cofton Holidays

Tucked away amongst 80 acres of Devon countryside, off the beaten track near Dawlish is an award-winning holiday park loved by holiday makers and local day trippers alike. Cofton Holidays is an eco friendly tourist destination run by a local Devon family. Their many years of dedication to creating a great visitor experience at the site has just been recognised with two prestigious awards at...

Bovey Castle crowned Devon's best large hotel at tourism awards

Bovey Castle in Dartmoor National Park is celebrating after being named as Devon’s best large hotel at a prestigious tourism awards.

The 5 Red Star hotel was named ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ at the Devon Tourism Awards last night (November 16) at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay.

The award recognises large full-service hotels that provide exemplary service...

Plymouth business scoops top awards at the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards

A Plymouth-based business has won a top award at the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards.

The awards often referred to as the ‘Oscars of franchising’ were held at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on 9th November 2023.

Plymouth-based home help company Extra Help took home the ‘Lifestyle Franchisor of the Year’.

Founded in 1977 and with a strapline of ‘...

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...