The Exmoor Food Fest returns in 2022

We are delighted that the Exmoor Food Fest will be back in February 2022 – once again, visitors and locals will be able to eat their way across Exmoor!

Are you a restaurant on or around Exmoor? Then join us for a celebration of the best hospitality and outstanding chefs.

The Exmoor Food Fest starts on 1 February and runs throughout the month.

Are you looking forward to eating out on Exmoor? If you want to be kept up to date, then please sign up to our newsletter.

An Evening of Wine and Tapas


at La Petite Bouchée with Moorwine 

Just a reminder that we’ll be taking a tour of our wine list on Thursday 27th February at 19:30. Tracy Brock from Moorwine will be talking grapes, regions and terroir, and we’ll be serving up a delicious smorgesboard of French Tapas. 

You’ll be given a glass of fizz on arrival and then be given the opportunity learn more about six of our wines. We will also have a blind tasting competition where the winner will receive Dinner for Two at La Petite Bouchée. 

You don’t have to a connoisseur or a buff, just come along for an evening of fun, great atmosphere, food and wine all for just £20.00 


Bookings either by phone 01884 860 654  or on the website 


Lemon and Herb Gougère

A Selection of Tatare Croustade

Fromage Fort

Charcuterie Platter


Fondu Savoyade

Green Olive Tapenade

Chicken Liver Pâté

Vegetarian Pâté 

Raspberry Sorbet 

A Selection of Tartlets  


Quanticks House
19 The Square
Devon EX16 8AE
Telephone: 01884 860 654
Mobile:       07738703450 

Book now for the Best of Game night at The Anchor Inn

There are a few tickets remaining for the Best of Game night at the award-winning Anchor Inn in Hillfarrance on 27 February:

Somerset and Exmoor in particular is renowned for its Game produce. On February 27th, as part of the Exmoor Food Festival, we will be hosting our ‘Best of Game’ night, here at the Anchor Inn.

You will be welcomed with a complimentary drink, followed by a stunning three-course menu, featuring some fabulous dishes using local game produce.

£30.00 per person


The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance, Taunton. Somerset. TA4 1AW  Tel. 01823 461334


Dish 1| Pan-roast Pheasant on pot-roast thigh of pheasant, bacon, winter veg and peal barley casserole. Dish 2| Honey & Black pepper partridge.

Book your tickets now for “The Best of Game”

The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance, are hosting a “Best of Game” night on 27 February 2020 as part of the Exmoor Food Fest as Somerset and Exmoor in particular are renowned for its game produce.

You will be welcomed with a complimentary drink, followed by a stunning three-course menu, featuring some fabulous dishes using local game produce.

£30.00 per person


The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance, Taunton. Somerset. TA4 1AW  Tel. 01823 461334






















Chefs for Hope: Tasting Dinner at Knowle Manor


Six Chefs – Six Courses

Followed by an Auction of Promises.

In aid of MIND in Somerset.

£85.00 per ticket
(Optional Wine Flight: £25.00)

7pm for 7.30pm

Chefs for Hope are organising a Tasting Dinner in support of the local charity MIND in Somerset which will take place on 19 November 2019 at Knowle Manor.

Six outstanding chefs will be cooking an exquisite six course dinner, providing guests with a top dining experience – James Mason, Ellis Pannell, Paul Berry, Olivier Certain, John Bradley and Liam Finnegan will be supported by learners from Foxes Hotel.

All chefs are from award-winning restaurants: James Mason, former Head Chef at Kentisbury Grange, now runs his own event company, New Coast Events. Ellis Pannell is Chef Patron of the Pyne Arms in North Devon, Paul Berry the Chef Patron of The Swan in Bampton, a Top50 Gastropub, where Olivier Certain is the head chef. John Bradley is the Chef Patron of Dunkery Beacon Country Hotel, and Liam Finnegan the head chef at The Castle in Taunton.

The dinner is in aid of the charity MIND in Somerset – Chefs for Hope are hoping to raise £5,000 to set up a youth service in Minehead for children with mental health issues in West Somerset. MIND in Somerset help young people who struggle with finding enjoyment in things that used to be fun, feel isolated and lonely and that life seems a bit pointless.

Chefs for Hope was set up by Mike Griffiths, former head chef at the Farmers Arms in Combe Florey, and Elke Winzer, organiser of the Exmoor Food Fest.  The objective of Chefs for Hope is to help local charities raise much needed funds.

“We are delighted that six fantastic chefs are joining us for our first Tasting Dinner in November”, said Elke Winzer.  “We are grateful to all of them to give up their time to help us raise money for MIND in Somerset.”

“Many chefs struggle with mental health, and supporting young people is a matter close to our hearts”, added Mike Griffiths. “We do hope that we will exceed our target of £5000 to be able to fund more than one youth group in West Somerset.”

The dinner will be followed by an Auction of Promises – information about the auctioneer and the items to be won will soon be published!

Tickets are available via the website

If you can’t make it, but still wish to contribute, then please consider supporting our Crowdfunder: 100% of the money donated will go straight towards our project.



The Countdown to the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest begins

A Tasting Dinner at The Ginger Peanut in Bampton on 24 September 2019 launches the countdown to the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest which will return to Exmoor in February 2020.

Peter Mundy, Executive Chef at The Ginger Peanut, and his head chef Vincenzo Gallitto will be serving an Italian Menu with an Exmoor twist to showcase the outstanding quality of local produce and Exmoor’s hospitality scene.

The Exmoor Food Fest will return to Exmoor in February 2020 when participating restaurants will be serving special ‘meal deals’ starting at £10.00 across the region.  For the sixth consecutive year, locals and visitors to the area will be able to experience outstanding menus at very reasonable prices at award-winning and Michelin starred restaurants and pubs.

“We are very excited that Peter Mundy will be hosting our media launch at The Ginger Peanut”, said Elke Winzer, Festival Director of the Exmoor Food Fest. “We really enjoy working with Peter and Vincenzo, and our guests will be in for a special treat. It’s the perfect launch of our countdown to the sixth Exmoor Food Fest.”

Peter Mundy commented: “We are delighted to host the media launch of the Exmoor Food Fest at The Ginger Peanut. We are passionate about everything foodie and everything Exmoor, and we are looking forward to being part of the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest.”

“We expect that more than 40 restaurants across the region will take part in the forthcoming Exmoor Food Fest”, added Elke Winzer. “It is a great opportunity for people to experience Exmoor and its culinary delights during a quiet season, especially as many restaurants will be offering special deals for their accommodation as well.”

Tickets for the Media Launch on 24 September are £50.00 pp (optional wine flight £20.00) can be booked directly through The Ginger Peanut:  /  T: 01398 33 22 44

Tickets are now available for the 2020 ExFF Media Launch

As it seems far too long until the start of the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest, we are going to have a feast in September!

Join us for an Italian Night with an Exmoor Twist at the Ginger Peanut in Bampton for our official media launch which will be hosted by  Chef/patron Peter Mundy and his headchef Vincenzo Gallitto.

Tickets are £50.00 per person (optional wine flight: £20.00)

Prosecco and Canapés on arrival

Amuse Bouche


Palate Cleanser



Espresso with extras

Tickets are available directly from The Ginger Peanut
( / T: 01398 33 22 44)

Peter Mundy at The Ginger Peanut
19 Fore St, Bampton, Tiverton EX16 9ND