Darts Farm Win Large Farm Shop of the Year Award

Darts Farm named Large Farm Shop of the Year at Farm Retail Association Awards

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Tue, 03/22/2022 - 11:31pm

Nationally-renowned Darts Farm, based just outside Exeter, is thrilled to have been named ‘Large Farm Shop of the Year’ at the Farm Retail Association Awards held on 1st March. Darts Farm is an innovative, family-run business, which was established in 1971 and has grown from humble beginnings to become the unique shopping experience it is today, with a string of prestigious awards to its name.

Michael Dart, who runs Darts Farm alongside his two brothers, James and Paul, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this latest accolade from the Farm Retail Association Awards,...

Gold winner Digital Beer Awards

Salcombe Brewery’s Speyside barrel aged Porter wins gold

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:40am

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) annual Beer Awards has named Salcombe Brewery’s Speyside Island Street Porter as the best beer of its kind in Britain. SIBA’s annual competition, held digitally for the first time, attracted entries of just under 500 beers from more than 180 different breweries, into 15 beer categories.

John Tiner, founder of Salcombe Brewery, comments “This is an amazing tribute to the creativity and technical prowess of our brilliant young brewers’ led by Sam Beaman, in just our third full year of operation.”

Sam Beaman, head brewer at the South...

Dirty Martini Marketing win Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink contract

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/24/2020 - 12:34pm

Months of planning came to fruition for Exeter based creative marketing agency, Dirty Martini, after being handed the exciting baton that is the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink. In just a few short years, the once ‘one-man-band’ marketing agency has blossomed into a strong team of professionals, working hard to shout about the bustling business and event scenes that Exeter boasts. The pairing of the Festival and Dirty Martini may seem like a natural fit to many. After years of working with local hospitality hotspots, Dirty Martini has branched out into representing a range...

Salcombe Brewery Co's Iland Street Porter named champion beer 

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Wed, 09/25/2019 - 1:52pm

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 Island Street Porter to contrast with our hop driven beers and it became an instant hit with consumers in search of a beer with bags of flavour. Its popularity has gone from strength to strength in its...

Food and Drink Devon's industry Summer Party a huge success

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Thu, 07/04/2019 - 4:44pm

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 party. We were blessed with great weather which allowed us to enjoy the beautiful gardens of Dartington Hall whilst tucking in to some delicious local produce and learning new skills. The event...

Devon chefs Peter Gorton and Jim Fisher preparing chocolate at Kitley House Hotel

Chefs, hospitality pros and food heroes gather at Kitley House Hotel for grilling, chilling and chocolate

Devon Food Heroes Peter Gorton (Master Chef of Great Britain) and Jim Fisher (Exeter Cookery School) joined other local hospitality professionals and catering students from South Devon College and City College Plymouth at Kitley House Hotel and Restaurant, near Yealmpton this week (Monday, June 24th).

The special event, organised by The Chefs’ Forum, offered inspiring BBQ demonstrations and a great networking opportunity for South West hospitality professionals.

Kitley House PR and broadcaster, Sharon Goble, and Chefs’ Forum Founder, Catherine Farinha,...

Winners of esteemed Food Drink Devon Awards announced

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Wed, 10/10/2018 - 9:24am

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 the ‘Taste of Devon Producer Awards’. In the coveted ‘Best Producer’ Award, Hanlons Brewery was announced the winner with Otter Vale Products claiming the ‘Best Brand’ Award.

The ‘Best Retailer...

New venue revealed for Food and Drink Devon Awards 2018

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Thu, 07/05/2018 - 9:45pm

Food Drink Devon is delighted to announce that this year their prestigious award ceremony will be held on Monday 8th October 2018 at Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club, Umberleigh, North Devon and will be hosted by legendary broadcaster Nigel Barden.

Following 2017's record-breaking year, entries have now closed for the Food Drink Devon Awards 2018 and it looks set to be another bumper year with an increase of more than 10% in entrant numbers.

Barbara King, a proud champion of Devon’s producers and chair of the board of directors for Food Drink Devon, comments: “The...

Devon Street Food Festival

Event Date: 
10/08/2018 - 12:00pm to 12/08/2018 - 10:00pm
Victoria Pleasure Grounds, Ilfracombe, EX13 9AF

Street Food Warehouse present Devon Street Food Festival 2018.

August 10th-12th will see Street Food Warehouse return to Ilfracombe for a glorious weekend of fantastic fresh food and delicious drinks.

Running 12 noon-10pm daily, an outstanding array of different food will be on offer, from creamy Cheesecake to gooey gourmet Mac ’n’ Cheese to mouthwatering Moroccan to sensational Smoked meats. Hungry visitors will be able to enjoy a range of amazing food from all over the world alongside an ice-cold pint of beer or fresh zesty Mojito courtesy of the Pop Up Bar Hire Company...

Food Drink Devon 2018 Awards Launched

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:52am

Following 2017's record-breaking year, entries are now open for the prestigious Food & Drink Devon Awards 2018. These gold standard awards celebrate the very best Devon has to offer by recognising the county’s most respected, influential and passionate artisan food and drink producers and establishments.

The awards, currently in their eighth year, continue to grow with 2017 recording the highest number of entries to date as well as boasting a glittering sell out awards evening. Last year the judges tasted over 250 of the finest products and visited nearly 100 establishments...