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Greg Parsons, new chair of Food Drink Devon

Greg Parsons appointed chair of Food Drink Devon as membership reaches record levels

Food Drink Devon, one of the county’s leading food and drink organisations, has announced Greg Parsons, managing director of Sharpham Cheese, has been appointed its new chairperson. The announcement comes at a time when Food Drink Devon has recorded its highest ever membership numbers, meaning that it now represents more than 330 food and drink producers, retailers, hospitality venues and...

Exeter-based agency celebrates 21st anniversary with a focus on purpose

Award-winning Exeter agency Absolute PR and Marketing is celebrating 21 years in business with a brand refresh which reflects the agency and team’s passion for building brands with purpose.

Born out of a shared drive for delivering meaningful and purposeful work that has a positive impact, be that for clients or for the wider benefit of society and the climate, Absolute has adopted a...

Drake Circus and The Barcode gear up for indoor dining reopening

Drake Circus and The Barcode are getting ready for the next stage of their reopening, following the Government’s announcement that the country can enter into Step 3 of its roadmap out of lockdown.

From Monday 17 May, restaurants at Drake Circus and The Barcode such as Nando’s, Five Guys, Zizzi, as well as the popular new addition BrewDog, will be reopening indoor dining.

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Food Drink Devon

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...

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Food Drink Devon joins forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

Food Drink Devon (FDD), the county’s leading membership organisation in the food and drink industry, is thrilled to announce that it is joining forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce (DPCC) to strengthen their influence in this sector at both a regional and national level.

Barbara King, Chair of Food Drink Devon explains: “As a not-for-profit membership organisation we...

Salcombe Brewery offers FREE doorstep delivery in response to social contact restrictions

Salcombe Brewery has announced that, in response to self-isolation requirements and other new restrictions, they are launching a new free home doorstep delivery service which will take bag-in-box draught beer and bottles of their award-winning range of beers directly to the door of consumers across all TQ postcodes and specified PL and EX postcodes*. This new service, with the order, payment...

‘Pour’ decisions: Most drink-drivers caught on NYD every year

New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated days of the calendar, with most of us preparing to say ‘cheers’ to the new decade at midnight.

But new data from Confused.com reveals more drink-drivers have been caught on New Year’s Day, than on any other calendar date for the past six years. New Freedom of Information data obtained by Confused.com shows at least 186 drivers were caught...

Salcombe Brewery Co's Island Street Porter named Champion Beer

Salcombe Brewery Co gained a new accolade for its award-winning Island Street Porter last week when it was named Champion Beer by Taste of The West, at their award ceremony in Exeter. Island Street Porter (ABV 5.9%), is a rich velvety porter that was launched earlier this year and has gone on to win a multitude of awards in its short history.

Brewer Sam Beaman comments: “ We created...

Food Drink Devon's industry Summer Partya huge success

Food Drink Devon is celebrating the success of its first ever industry Summer Party, which was held on Monday 17th June at the stunning Dartington Hall gardens. Over 100 members and non-members enjoyed a wonderful evening of fabulous local food, drink, entertainment and demonstrations. Barbara King, chair of Food Drink Devon, says: “We are delighted with the triumph of our inaugural summer...

Winners of esteemed Food Drink Devon Awards announced

Devon is truly magnificent. At last night’s annual Food Drink Devon Awards the pinnacle of the county’s food and drink producers, hospitality businesses and speciality retailers celebrated in fantastic style at the Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club. The ceremony was hosted, for the fourth year running, by food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden.

There was fierce competition in...

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