Food & Drink

Àclèaf Restaurant now open at Boringdon Hall

South-West chef Scott Paton has opened Àclèaf, a British restaurant in Devon’s historic country hotel and spa, Boringdon Hall. Taking over the former Gallery Restaurant space, the 40-cover restaurant takes guests on a culinary journey, led by the abundance of produce available in Devon and...




Geraud’s Urban Beach brings International delights to Plymouth Piazza

Authored by Mary

Geraud’s Urban Beach brings International delights to Plymouth Piazza on Wednesday 24 August

The International Street Market which has swept Scandinavia with a feast of foodie fun is on its way to Plymouth with its biggest offering yet, Geraud’s Urban Beach. Around 25 traders will be setting out their wares on the Piazza, but not in the usual fashion – stalls will be replaced with...

Great Taste awards success for Luscombe Drinks

Authored by Danielle Camp

This year’s highly anticipated Great Taste award winners have just been announced and Buckfastleigh-based Luscombe Drinks is once again celebrating success. Winning a total of 11 stars at the coveted nationwide awards, which are credited as the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards, Luscombe Drinks has now won 58 stars since 2003.

Luscombe Drinks’ Mostly Devon Apple...

Manna from Devon Cooking School Announced as Morsø Brand Ambassadors

Authored by Danielle Camp

Cooking with fire aficionados, David and Holly Jones, owners of Manna from Devon Cooking School, have just been announced as brand ambassadors of the well-established experts in cast iron stoves, Morsø. David and Holly will be using these impeccably designed ovens at events and demonstrations all over the country.

Morsø, established over 160 years ago, introduced their outdoor living...

Britain’s 'Ultimate Crisp Sandwich' revealed

Authored by Mary

It’s official – the Ultimate Crisp Sandwich has been decided by the Great British public.

The worthy winner?

A Roasted Vegetable Picnic Roll, bursting with fresh tomato, creamy mozzarella, green pesto and Vintage Cheddar & Spring Onion Burts Chips!

The recipe, created by TV chef Dean Edwards, was designed to help Brits liven up dull lunches– no more soggy sarnies or...

Plymouth Gin explores cocktails past and present with new refectory bar menu

Authored by Mary

Plymouth Gin has launched an extensive and exciting new drinks menu for the distillery’s Refectory Bar featuring a combination of classic and contemporary cocktails that have been curated by International Brand Ambassador, Sebastian Hamilton-Mudge. The menu not only offers an unparalleled taste experience for gin lovers visiting the Plymouth Gin distillery but also brings to life the...

World Champion demonstration at SW Food Festival

Authored by Mary

The Clay Building at Redlake in the South Hams will host the inaugural South West Food Festival on 27th August, 2016.

The brainchild of Annette Laurie, Director of LEAP Events, this event will play host to food producers inside the historic building, with cookery demonstrations and children’s workshops taking place throughout the day. Some of the income from this event will be donated...

Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream Now Available in Devon's Co-ops

Authored by Danielle Camp

Salcombe Dairy has won one of its biggest retail contracts yet, supplying three of their award winning ice cream flavours - Stem Ginger, Honeycomb and Madagascan Vanilla - to 36 Co-op stores across Devon. These award-winning ice creams are now available in store ready to be enjoyed throughout the busy summer holidays.

Speaking on the recent contract, Dan Bly, managing director of...

Sharpham enjoys a Royal tipple

Authored by Danielle Camp

During the scorching hot day at the Taste of the West Food Fair on the Green on Tuesday 19th July, Sharpham Wine and Cheese were amongst 60 Gold Award winners lucky enough to meet TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Celebrating 25 years of success, Taste of the West invited Prince Charles, in his capacity as Patron, to meet a selection of Gold Award winners from the...

Royal Seal of Approval for Favis of Salcombe's Cracking Crab

Authored by Alexis Bowater

A FAMILY firm from Salcombe have been celebrating after being endorsed by the most famous family firm in the country - the Royal Family.

Favis of Salcombe are the Supreme Champion in the Taste of the West Awards for their hand-picked white crab meat and triple gold winners this year. They were introduced to HRH Prince Charles at an event in Exeter.

His Royal Highness met Laura...

Yoghurts recalled over rubber fears

Authored by News Desk

A number of supermarkets are recalling own-branded chilled yoghurt products, supplied by Yeo Valley, as they possibly contain pieces of rubber.

This means the products are a possible risk to health.

The affected products have been supplied to the following UK retailers:

ASDA Co-operative Sainsbury Tesco Waitrose

The supermarkets are asking customers to return...