If there is anything this year has taught us, amongst all of the chaos and uncertainty, it is that supporting your local, independent businesses has never been more important. 2020 has been particularly testing for those within the hospitality sector, who have had to make significant changes overnight and adapt to one of the most difficult times the economy has faced.
The River Exe Cafe is well known amongst Devonians and tourists alike for its unique dining experience and setting; floating offshore on the Exe Estuary, surrounded by some of the most picturesque views in the county. It’s reputation is reinforced by the quality of the delicious menu, which is sourced and supplied locally, from producers in the West Country, wherever possible.
With the restaurant only being able to open for 3 months out of a usual timetable of 6 months this year, the team have had to adapt and become creative, which has resulted in the launch of The River Exe Gift Hampers. Packed full of delicious Devon and West Country made produce and perfect for enjoying across the festive season at home with family and loved ones. They are also the perfect Christmas gift for friends, partners and colleagues.
There are a variety of Christmas hampers available to buy from the online shop including bespoke choices of spirits. The hampers can be delivered for free to EX8 postcodes, collected from the River Exe Cafe Shore Shop in Exmouth marina or posted (for an additional cost to cover postage and packaging). The team are also able to put together bespoke Christmas hampers by popping into the Shore Shop and discussing with a member of staff. Please find details below of The River Exe Cafe’s Hampers
River Exe Cafe “Devon Gin Lovers Mini Hamper” 10inch (RPR £35)
The perfect stocking filler for those wanting to get into the Christmas spirit! A hand woven hamper filled with 1 Salcombe Sainte Marie 5cl, 1 Teignmouth Thunderflower 5cl and one 10cl Exmouth Copper Frog miniature gin bottles, a slate heart ornament with a handwritten “with love” message on and a local postcard detailing the producers included.
River Exe Cafe “Devon Rum and Gin mini Hamper” 10 inch (RPR £35)
Local Exeter Two Drifters Spiced, Dark and Overproof Pineapple 5cl rums, plus a Teignmouth Thunderflower Gin, a slate heart ornament with a handwritten “with love” message on and a local postcard detailing the producers included.
River Exe Cafe “Local Gin and Tumbler Medium Hamper” 14 inch (RPR £65)
The ultimate luxury hamper for those who enjoy a Christmas tipple! Indulge in a 70cl bottle of Teignmouth Thunderflower gin from the Shore Shop, and drink it in your own metal tumbler. A slate heart ornament with a handwritten “with love” message on and a postcard detailing the producers who craft the spirit.
River Exe Cafe “Coffee Lovers Hamper” 14 inch (RPR £38)
A fantastic gift for anyone who truly appreciates well made coffee. A Rainforest Alliance “Sunday” bag of fresh ground coffee, which is used on The River Exe Cafe and a rose gold measuring spoon that doubles up as a clip to keep your coffee fresh, and an Eco Bamboo River Exe Cafe reusable coffee cup, with three different designs to choose from The Shore Shop. A heart slate ornament with a handwritten ‘with love” message on.