Mussel in on seafood at Living Coasts

Mussel in on seafood at Living Coasts

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Mon, 09/30/2019 - 12:39pm

England’s Seafood Coast is hosting England’s Seafood FEAST – and Torquay’s coastal zoo has a seat at the table.

Of course, seafood is always on the menu at Living Coasts – the penguins, seals and others all love fish. Penguins eat sprats, for example, seals eat mackerel. Guests, meanwhile, can try a local delicacy – mussels.

Spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “As part of England’s Seafood FEAST, Living Coasts is inviting people to enjoy fresh local mussels, accompanied by the panoramic views of the Terrace Café. And the food miles are almost non-existent, as the mussels come...

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...

River Cottage’s Steven Lamb to compere top class cookery demonstrations

Honiton's Gate to Plate event, celebrating East Devon’s finest food and craft producers, returns

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/24/2019 - 11:11am

Honiton’s Gate to Plate event is making a welcome return to the town on Saturday 10 August.

Featuring around 50 fine food, drink and craft producers, there will also be cookery demonstrations by some of the area's top chefs and food experts who will be presenting their work in an on-street show kitchen.

The free event will continue the town’s wonderful and long established market tradition, which dates back to the 13th Century when Honiton was granted a Royal Charter to hold a market.

Organised by East Devon District Council and supported by Honiton Town Council, it...

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

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Fri, 06/28/2019 - 5:02pm

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,...

Kitley House to host a summer gathering of chefs & hospitality professsionals

On the menu at Kitley House - a summer gathering of chefs and hospitality pros

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2019 - 5:14pm

Local chefs and hospitality professionals will come together with catering students from South Devon College and City College Plymouth on June 24th at Kitley House Hotel and Restaurant, near Yealmpton.

The special event, organised by The Chefs’ Forum, will see chefs and front-of-house staff from across the county rub shoulders with catering suppliers and aspiring college students. Billed as ‘A Chefs’ Summer BBQ’, the day will offer inspiring butchery demonstrations and a great networking opportunity for hospitality professionals from Devon and neighbouring counties.


Ferocious Dog

Ferocious Dog - Fake News and Propaganda

Event Date: 
19/04/2019 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
The Exeter Phoenix

Ferocious Dog have been described as England’s best folk-punk band, they tour relentlessly and most of their gigs are sold out. “The Celtic/folk punk act are full of energy. In true punk sensibility, it’s a set full of anger, rage, fury and takes aim at the ills of society. There’s acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and more all tied in with the more traditional punk elements. Thankfully, not all of this is at the same time and whilst there’s always six instruments being played at any one time, it never becomes overwhelming. Instead, it’s all blended together to ensure people are...

Tesco customers in Exeter donate more than 11,000 meals this Christmas

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 12/30/2018 - 11:01am

Kind-hearted customers at Tesco stores across Exeter have donated thousands of meals to people in need this Christmas.

Shoppers gave 11,171 meals for food charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust during the Tesco Food Collection, which ran in stores in Exeter from 29 November to 1 December.

Customers were asked to donate long-life items to help people in need as part of their usual shop. With this year’s UK-wide total of 3.5 million meals donated to the charities, the overall total given by shoppers since the Tesco Food Collection scheme began in 2012 is more than 52...

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...

Yeo!Cider 2018 - Yeoford Community Cider Festival

Event Date: 
13/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Yeoford Community Hall, Yeoford. EX17 5HY

Come and join us at our ever popular annual cider festival. This year we have 16 ciders and perries plus real ale and ginger beer.

And as always, some tasty hot and cold food to wash it all down, plus the finest of musicians to entertain us throughout the afternoon.

All proceeds go towards Yeoford Village Community Hall.

Yeoford is on the Exeter to Barnstaple train line so no one needs to drive.