Food & Drink

Meat 59 to open in Princesshay next week

Independent burger restaurant comes to city centre

Local success story Meat 59, an independent multi-site burger restaurant, will open its doors in Princesshay on Thursday 2nd December. Located next to Lucciano’s, the restaurant specialises in meat and produce from Devon and the surrounding areas and will have capacity for plenty of diners.

Michelle Menezes Princesshay Centre Manager said: “We’re excited to welcome the Meat 59 team to Princesshay. They are an impressive local team who make great food and brilliantly complement our range of dining options.”

The team at...

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

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Wed, 11/24/2021 - 11:07pm

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 related businesses dedicated to serving up the best produce from the county.

Commenting on this, vice chair Mike Young says: “We are delighted to announce Greg Parsons has agreed to become chair...

Farm Wilder- eat better and support British wildlife

Eat better and support British wildlife: Farm Wilder puts wildlife and animal welfare standards first through its new online meat delivery scheme

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Mon, 11/01/2021 - 12:16pm

Farm Wilder’s new direct to your door delivery scheme has been launched to promote the highest quality meat from Devon farms that has been raised and grazed to support wildlife, biodiversity and beautiful landscapes.

Farm Wilder supplies meat boxes direct to your door via its ecommerce site at from farms based primarily on Dartmoor, as well as a handful elsewhere in Devon and east Cornwall that are committed to supporting and restoring wildlife to their farms. The entire range is reared by farmers who use regenerative farming practices, working in harmony with...

Wildlife friendly meat from Devon-based Farm Wilder

Let winter feasting begin with Farm Wilder’s wildlife friendly ethically reared meat boxes delivered straight to your door

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Sat, 10/30/2021 - 1:27pm

Delivered straight to your door this Christmas, Farm Wilder’s exclusive range of wildlife-friendly, pasture fed meat champions West County farmers who want to bring wildlife back to their farms.

The entire range is reared by farmers on Dartmoor, south Devon and east Cornwall who use regenerative farming practices. They work in harmony with the environment to benefit their animals, bringing high quality, high welfare ethically reared meat to your table with exceptional taste and texture.

Choose from a selection of boxes, or pick individual items and make up your own box....

Salcombe Distilling Co. wins Export Business of the Year at Devon Chamber of Commerce Awards 2021

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 10/24/2021 - 9:51pm

Internationally acclaimed Salcombe Distilling Co. is delighted to have won the prestigious Export Business of the Year category at the Devon Chamber of Commerce Awards, which honours the very best in entrepreneurship and enterprise.

Just over half-a-decade after creating its very first bottle of gin, Salcombe Distilling Company’s brands, Salcombe Gin and New London Light are seen in some of the biggest and most important markets around the globe.

Leading figures from the South West business community were out in force at the newly refurbished Schiller Hall at Buckfast...

Food Drink Devon Award winners 2021 with host Oz Clarke OBE

Devon’s Finest Honoured at Sell-Out Food Drink Devon Awards

Devon’s talented food and drink scene was alive at Monday (4th October) night’s 10th Food Drink Devon Awards.

Over 250 of the county’s finest food and drink producers, hospitality and catering businesses and speciality retailers celebrated in style at the esteemed awards’ ceremony, held at the Grade II listed Victorian New Continental Hotel, in Plymouth.

The ceremony was hosted by wine writer, presenter and broadcaster, Oz Clarke OBE.

Competition was immediately fierce in the ‘Taste of Devon Product Awards’ with a staggering 250 product entries. The highly...

Valleyside Barn Official Opening

Successful launch for Valleyside Barn as hundreds flock to Food & Drinks Fair

Authored by EMMA WRIGHT
Posted: Tue, 09/28/2021 - 10:28am

New weddings and events venue, Valleyside Barn, based in Bickleigh have officially launched with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a local Food & Drinks Fair attended by around 300 people.

Emma Wright, Partner of Valleyside Barn & Escapes said, “The launch was a huge success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the fantastic feedback on the barn from attendees. It is a very special place and perfect for weddings, celebrations and business gatherings and we can’t wait to host more events in the future.”

Sixteen local Devon producers supported the launch including...

Exeter German Doner Kebab nominated for Deliveroo’s ‘Most Loved Chain’

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Sun, 09/26/2021 - 9:04pm

Exeter German Doner Kebab has been nominated for ‘Most-Loved Chain’ in Deliveroo’s upcoming Restaurant Awards.

The gourmet kebab chain has been recognised as one of the top contenders for the third annual Restaurant Awards celebrating the best restaurants and grocers available on Deliveroo.

The first round of online voting is now open to the public until midnight on September 27th with £500 customer credit up for grabs.* The shortlist and celebrity panel of judges will be revealed in October where Deliveroo will reveal the top six restaurants that have been shortlisted...

Wickhams founder, Dan Farrell-Wright

Wickhams Shortlisted for Prestigious Decanter Retailer Awards 2021

Less than a year after launching, Devon-based independent online wine and spirit merchant, Wickhams has been included in the Decanter Retailer Awards 2021 shortlist, in not just one but two categories. Launched in November 2020, new start-up Wickhams is included in the fiercely contested ‘Newcomer of the Year’ and ‘England & Wales Specialist’ category shortlists. With a record number of entries, 2021 was the biggest year to date for the awards with the winners due to be announced on Wednesday 6th October.

The Decanter Retailer Awards offers wine drinkers in the UK an...

Exeter's hottest new family run takeaway, Easy Eats, reopens

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 09/16/2021 - 11:37pm

Trading for less than 12 months and already taking Exeter by storm, the Easy Eats team is set to reopen their takeaway delivery service on Wednesday 15th September after a well-earned summer break.

Locals will be pleased to hear that Easy Eats will be resuming their tempting takeaway service 5 days a week, every week, Wednesday through to Sunday. Regulars and newbies of Easy Eats and their delicious dining can expect the return of their usual worldly cuisine all homemade with love and local produce, with the likes of sticky-sweet ribs, killer kebabs & curries, veggie &...

First time eat: Festivals traders receive Thatchers Cider bursary for eat: Tiverton

Authored by Penny Adair
Posted: Mon, 09/13/2021 - 3:36pm

Thatchers Cider bursary recipients will be trading for the first time at eat:Tiverton on 26th September.

The bursary allows first-time traders to take their first step into the eat:Festivals family, the award-winning food and drink festivals that take place throughout the West Country.

PiQi, Vic's Little Kitchen, Bennetts Kombucha and I am Cultured will all be trading for the first time at eat:Tiverton.

Exeter based Victoria Brown formed Vic’s Little Kitchen during lockdown makes luxury baked goods and artisan deli, using environmentally friendly packaging.


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