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...




‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ for The Venus Company’s Michael Smith

Authored by Danielle Camp

Michael Smith, co-owner of The Venus Company, is celebrating having received the accolade of the ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ at the prestigious Food & Drink Devon Awards, held on Monday 10th October. Chosen by the board of directors, the honour is awarded only to those who have demonstrated excellence in their field. This year Michael was presented the award for his eight years of...

Retail Gold at the Food & Drink Devon Awards

Authored by Danielle Camp

‘The Food Shop’ at The Shops at Dartington is celebrating having picked up the accolade of ‘Best Retailer’ at the recent Food & Drink Devon Awards held at the spectacular Deer Park Country House Hotel. The Food & Drink Devon Awards acknowledge the finest producers, hospitality establishments and retailers across the county, with The Shops at Dartington fighting off stiff competition...

Food looks good at Royal William Yard

Authored by News Desk

This Autumn Royal William Yard, Plymouth is brimming with seasonal treats to entertain and delight your tastebuds.

October 21: TV chef Gill Mellor launches his new book Gather at River Cottage Canteen & Deli Plymouth, with a special evening where Gill will talk about the inspiration behind his book and guests can enjoy a three course meal bursting with seasonal ingredients. To book...

Cream of the Crop Announced at the Esteemed Food & Drink Devon Awards

Authored by Danielle Camp

Devon’s food and drink scene has never been more vibrant and at Monday night’s annual Food & Drink Devon Awards the pinnacle of the county’s food and drink producers, hospitality and catering businesses and speciality retailers were celebrated. The ceremony, which took place on Monday 10th October at Deer Park Country House Hotel, was hosted by food and drink broadcaster and BBC Radio 2...

Hospital food… everyone has a view!

Authored by Sarah Parker

After 12 months of asking patients, dietitians, the nursing teams and the patient council, changes are coming to the dining experience at Derriford Hospital.

From Monday 5 September 2016, inpatients will have access to a wider choice of food and drink throughout the day; and the way that meals and snacks are presented will also change. An example of this is the replacement of shrink-...

Celebrating five years of hardworking success

Authored by Danielle Camp

It’s time to reach for some delicious Devon fizz. South Hams’ based RAW PR & Marketing is celebrating its fifth anniversary and five fantastic years of working with the county’s thriving food and drink industry and, more recently, marine leisure organisations.

Established by Hayley Reynolds in 2011, RAW’s team now includes fellow director Jonathan Reynolds, who heads up the marine...

Final day of this year’s Big Summer Food Tour

Authored by News Desk

After visiting nine different locations around Plymouth, Thursday 1 September is the final day of this year’s CATERed Big Summer Food Tour and, by the end of the lunchtime, over 3,000 freshly prepared, great tasting FREE bagged meals will have been provided to children & young people.

Throughout the summer the CATERed team have been at different locations across the city handing...

Perfect picnics handmade by Warrens Bakery

Authored by Danielle Camp

We never quite know what the British summer will bring, but whatever the weather, you can enjoy it in classic British style with the new ‘Perfect Picnic’ cake range from Warrens Bakery.

Alongside their award-winning Cornish pasties and traditional cakes, their artisan bakers have been busy creating six irresistible picnic treats, ideal for sunny days in the garden, barbecues on the...

Shortlist of the County's Finest Food and Drink Producers is Announced

Authored by Danielle Camp

With the esteemed Food & Drink Devon award’s ceremony just a month away, the shortlist of the county’s most respected and influential artisan food and drink producers has just been announced.

Judges have tasted 160 products and checked out dozens of farm shops, breweries, restaurants and delis across Devon to select the pick of the crop. BBC Radio 2’s Nigel Barden will announce the...

Performers announced for River Cottage's Summer Shindig

Authored by Mary

Live music, food and family fun is on the menu at River Cottage Plymouth Canteen’s Bank Holiday Shindig on Sunday 28 August.

Kicking off at 6pm there will be live music from The Old Gaffers who will be performing sea shanties to get the evening off to a toe-tapping start plus Dumbo’s Feather. The canteen chefs will be cooking up a storm on the BBQ using the best seasonal, local...