Heritage Open Day at Poltimore House

Authored by Poltimore House
Posted: Sat, 08/27/2016 - 2:41pm

Poltimore House and Grounds are open with free entry on Sunday 11th September from 11 - 4pm.

There will be a children's trail and quiz (50p entry), an archery demonstration with the chance to try it for yourself for a small fee and Tudor dancing. Come and see for yourself all that has been achieved at this historic Exeter house.

Our visitors quite often say "oh but you haven't done anything".

On the contrary the house has been slowly dried out after the corrugated iron roof was placed over it, the grounds have been cleared and replanted, the courtyard in the house...

Don’t burger up your bank holiday

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 08/27/2016 - 12:05pm

Over 900,000 people in the South West of England are at risk of food poisoning from pink burgers at Bank Holiday barbecues, according to research released today by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The research reveals that despite 69% stating they are concerned about food poisoning, almost a third (29%) of people in the South West would eat a burger that isn’t fully cooked through. One in 10 (11%) said that they actually prefer burgers cooked this way, and 61% admit to undercooking them at home. The FSA is encouraging all those who are getting their BBQs out this weekend to ensure they...

Nourish Festival of craft, food and music returns

Authored by Gillian Taylor
Posted: Fri, 08/05/2016 - 11:17am

The organisers of the Nourish Festival are looking forward to this year’s festival which takes place in early September.

The Festival will bring some of the region’s top food producers and craft makers to Bovey Tracey, alongside a programme of nationally and internationally renowned musicians.

This year, Nourish Festival launches The Devon Street Food Awards in association with Devon Life, a lively competition to decide who is the Best Street producer in Devon. Devon is packed full of inspirational and exciting street food producers and Nourish celebrates our Food Heroes...

Top farming award for Killerton Estate

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/05/2016 - 8:11am

Eleven South West products (27 nationally) were bestowed with one of the food and farming industry’s highest honours, a National Trust Fine Farm Produce Award, at BBC Countryfile Live yesterday, with Tregullas Farm, the most southerly farm on mainland Britain, winning the National Trust’s first-ever ‘Farming with Nature’ award. Winner of the Overall Drinks Award, the Killerton Estate near Exeter is one of the largest estates looked after by the National Trust, and one of Devon’s most innovative producers. As pure as can be, its moreish sweet-sharp apple juice is pressed using traditional...

Nourish Festival of Food, Craft and Music

Event Date: 
01/09/2016 - 7:30pm to 03/09/2016 - 10:00pm
Bovey Tracey

Music: Thu 1, Fri 2 & Sat 3 September Food & Craft: Sat 3 Sept

The Nourish Food Fair will fill Bovey's high street with some of the best producers from the South West on Sat 3 September. Stalls will be selling a huge variety of locally produced food including artisan cheeses, preserves, handmade chocolates, oils, pies and speciality mushrooms.

A selection of street food will offer Caribbean, Spanish, Moroccan, wood fired Italian pizza, French crepes, Mexican, local seafood and the good old British Banger.

The Bovey Bake Off and Junior Bovey Bake Off will...

Two new food and drink events for Exeter

Authored by Hubb Group
Posted: Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:40pm

Building upon the success and popularity of the Exeter Street Food brand, the team from the Hubb Group are launching two brand new events in Exeter for late summer / autumn 2016!

Hubb Group are launching their Cockt-Ale Festiva l (Exeter's Piazza Terracina, Saturday 24th September 2016 11am – 8pm) and The Great Artisan Feast Festival on Saturday 15th October 2016, 10am - 8pm at Exeter's Southernhay Gardens.

Cockt-Ale Festival: Drinks & Entertainment Take Centre Stage at Exeter's Piazza Terracina (24 September 2016)

Celebrating distillers and brewers from the...

Poltimore House Summer Fair

Event Date: 
24/07/2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Poltimore House, Exeter

Come and join us at the historic Poltimore House for our summer craft fair this coming Sunday.

There will be lots of local gift and craft stalls to browse, light lunches and afternoon teas served in our Chapel Cafe, the house and grounds will be open throughout the day and you are very welcome to wonder. Our friendly and knowledgeable stewards will be on hand to answer any questions you may have too.

All the money raised will be used to help towards the ultimate goal of restoring the fabric of this historically important local landmark. There is free parking for all and...

Killerton cider and apple festival

Event Date: 
15/10/2016 - 9:00am to 16/10/2016 - 5:00pm
National Trust Killerton, Exeter, EX5 3LE

Soak in the unique orchard atmosphere at this family festival as we celebrate the annual apple harvest. With children's activities, live music, great food and of course Killerton's famous cider there's something for everyone. £6 adults, £2 children, free to National Trust members and under 5s

EATS! at Princesshay Launch Party

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:13pm

On Thursday 7th July guests came together for a VIP outdoor dining experience in Princesshay Square where they shared a veritable feast of tastes from Princesshay’s eclectic mix of 14 restaurants and cafes.

After a tour of the beautiful rooftop garden, home of the Princesshay bees, guests enjoyed a menu specifically designed to show the incredible variety of dishes and flavours on offer.

Tropical summer cocktails from Giraffe were served in coconut cups, followed by delicious flavours to kick start the lunch from Wagamamas and Carluccio’s. Lucasz, Head chef from Yo! Sushi,...

Schools celebrate healthy eating week

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 8:18am

To mark British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Week (13–17 June 2016), schools across Devon are celebrating the results of the Food for Life programme.

The programme brings schools, early years settings, hospitals and care homes together with their communities around the core ethos of healthy, tasty and sustainable food.

Food for Life’s aim is to improve food culture, and bring people from all over the school together, as well as create links with local farms through farm visits. Food for Life schools in Devon have started up food growing activities, family cooking...