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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...

Six awards for Chunk of Devon at The Taste of the West Awards

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/15/2021 - 1:20am

Taste of the West, the South West’s prestigious food, drink and hospitality awards, has announced its first round of winners of 2021. Famed for their delicious, handmade savoury bakes, Chunk of Devon is thrilled to have scooped five Gold and one Silver award for their awesome rustic Devon pies and pasties. Already one of the country’s most awarded pie and pasty makers with over 180 accolades across their range, this year’s Gold Taste of the West awards have been awarded to their Steak Pasty, Lamb Maroc Pasty, Chicken and Mushroom Pie, Steak and Kidney Pie and Veggie Tagine Pie, with a...

German Doner Kebab opens its doors in Exeter

German Doner Kebab opens its doors in Exeter

German Doner Kebab has opened its doors in Exeter, bringing a new fast-casual dining experience to the city.

The restaurant is located at 177-181 Fore St and opened on May 31st, creating in the region of 40 new jobs for the local area.

German Doner Kebab Exeter will offer a full Dine-In experience, plus Takeaway with Click & Collect and Delivery coming soon.

German Doner Kebab is revolutionising the kebab in the UK, bringing a fresh, high-quality taste sensation that has made it the number one spot to enjoy a kebab.

Freshly prepared in front of...

Simon Jupp MP shows support for Devon cider

Simon Jupp MP shows support for Devon cider

The impact from COVID and a government review of how cider is taxed was the focus for Simon Jupp’s visit to Darts Farm. Simon met with Sandford Orchards owner Barny Butterfield, Michael Dart from Darts Farm and Mark Hopper from the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) at a public event held by Darts Farm.

After being given a tour of Darts Farm’s new restaurant & cidery, The Farm Table, and learning more about the cider industry, Simon listened to concerns about cider makers’ tanks remaining largely blocked with the 2019 and 2020 harvests, which may need to be destroyed...

The Ivy Exeter announces opening date

The Ivy Exeter announces opening date

The Ivy Collection today announces it will be bringing a touch of Ivy magic to Exeter, as it prepares to welcome its first guests on Wednesday, 9 June, with reservation lines open from today.

In celebration of the opening, floral Ivy letters, beautifully adorned with ivy and colourful primroses, have popped up in front of the iconic Exeter Cathedral and opposite the restaurant itself for one day only, creating a picture-perfect moment for passers-by and visitors alike. Themed characters and a marching band are also on hand to help spread additional joy throughout the city....

 7 Refreshing cold drinks you can make at home this summer

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 05/27/2021 - 6:24am

Do you know that summer dehydration can be life threatening ? So do not take this lightly, keep an eye on what you are drinking and taking in your body this summer because the last thing you want is to faint or get get sick because of dehydration.

Beverages with a greater number of supplements than water can be useful, as they hinder the rate that your stomach discharges liquid. This draws out the rehydration process so turns out to be especially significant for people who work out often or just who sweat a lot.

Let's be honest, water can be boring at times and it might...

Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant is now open

Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant is now open

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 05/18/2021 - 11:39pm
The highly anticipated casual bar and restaurant from Chef Owner Michael Caines has opened on Exmouth’s Sideshore

Michael Caines’ much-anticipated new casual hospitality concept – Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant – has officially opened on Exmouth beach. With stunning panoramic views across the Devon coastline and up through the Exe estuary, it has beachside seating and welcomes families, couples and passers-by alike. Mickeys is set to be the destination for indoor and outdoor dining in the South West this summer. A landmark opening for Michael – Chef Owner of Michelin starred Lympstone...

Princesshay gets summer ready with a new Mojito Beach Bar

Princesshay gets summer ready with a new Mojito Beach Bar

Princesshay will welcome visitors this summer with its brand new, pop-up Mojito Beach bar, open from 27th May to 30th August in Princesshay Square.

Complete with real sand, thatched umbrellas, cocktails and mocktails, palm trees, live music and table tennis, staycationers can find a holiday atmosphere in the heart of Exeter this summer.

Michelle Menezes, Princesshay Centre Manager , says, “International getaways might be off the cards this summer, so we’ve decided to create a holiday vibe in the heart of Exeter! Friends and families can relax at our beach bar, enjoy...

How to cook with an unrolled breast of lamb

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 05/18/2021 - 9:55am

The unrolled breast of lamb is undoubtedly one of the least expensive cuts of lamb. But its fantastic affordability shouldn’t be interpreted as making it a lesser cut – because it can still make for a magical meal when treated with some care and attention. Although it is perceived by some as a fattier cut of the lamb and therefore best to be avoided, we are here to dispel any rumours you may have heard, and teach you how to cook a delicious unrolled breast of lamb .

First things first: as delicious as this cut of lamb is, it is certainly no quick fix! The cooking process for the...

How to make high street coffee at home

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 05/17/2021 - 6:21am

Do you enjoy heading to the local coffee shop and indulging in a delicious drink? Wish that you could enjoy the perfect cup of coffee no matter where you are? At work, you may be able to head to the professional coffee machine to grab a cup of coffee , but what about when you are at home?

It’s not like you can install ab office coffee machine in your home , but as an alternative to coffee vending machines , here are some of our top tips on how you can make your very own high street coffee at home.

Buy a cafetiere

One of the easiest ways to make delicious high street...

It’s time to get baking with The Trewly Big Bake competition

It’s time to get baking with The Trewly Big Bake competition

Authored by HarryWild
Posted: Fri, 05/14/2021 - 9:45pm

Trewithen Dairy is delighted to announce the launch of The Trewly Big Bake - a national competition for baking enthusiasts.

Celebrated author, expert baker and Great British Bake Off fifth series star Martha Collison will judge the competition. Martha will be joined on the judging panel with fellow judges alongside renowned food writer Orlando Murrin, who is also President of the Guild of Food Writers and Francis Clarke, managing director of Trewithen Dairy.

Taking place from Wednesday 19th May until Sunday 13th June, the competition encourages all ages to bake and...

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