ITV News Clip of our 2018 launch at the Pyne Arms

 

The 2018 Exmoor Food Fest was launched on 30 January 2018 at the Pyne Arms in East Downs.  Olivier Certain (Clavelshay Barn), James Mason (Kentisbury Grange), Ed Heard (Woods) and Barrie Tucker (Luttrell Arms) joined Ellis Pannell in the kitchen for a delicious dinner.

ITV reporter Bob Cruwys joined us for the evening – what you can see is the clip he produced for ITV News (shown on the 6pm News on ITV West and ITV West Country).

 

Psalter’s Restaurant, Luttrell Arms, Dunster: Open for bookings!

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Situated in the heart of Dunster, the award-winning Luttrell Arms Hotel, dates from the 13th century with unique medieval features and picturesque gardens in the spectacular setting of Exmoor National Park. Today’s atmosphere is relaxed, informal and unique and the comfortable bars are open all day serving local ales, carefully chosen wines and a selection of tempting menus for breakfast, lunches and dinners.

This much loved Exmoor hotel at the top of the High Street directly overlooks Dunster’s famous Yarn Market. It has remained mostly unchanged having been lovingly restored yet retains the unique and charming features of bygone days with the essential contemporary comforts expected by 21st century guests. The hotel’s 28 en suite bedrooms are all beautifully furnished and equipped to the highest standards, some with private terraces to the gardens that sit beneath the gaze of Dunster Castle. In 2016 The Luttrell Arms Hotel were awarded a 3 Star rating by the AA, won the coveted title of ‘Inn of the Year’ with the Good Pub Guide, Silver for Best Tourism Pub and Bronze for Best Small Hotel with Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards and are listed in The Trencherman’s Guide.

The Head Chef, Barrie Tucker leads an enthusiastic team of chefs in our  AA Rosette Psalter’s Restaurant. Barrie and his talented team pride themselves in providing menus to suit all occasions whether it be a hearty breakfast, swift and light lunchtime snack or a special dining occasion. They source the finest local ingredients to create memorable food and ensure that our guests are eager to return on future occasions. The Exmoor Food Fest is an opportunity to visit Psalter’s and enjoy a specially created menu. We look forward to welcoming new and returning guests during 2017.

Exmoor Food Fest is a celebration of local produce, fine dining, British hospitality and cuisine. ‘Eat your way across Exmoor’ throughout the month of February when several participating businesses showcase their culinary talent with set menus and special offers available across the region.

Whether you choose to book for lunch and dinner, enjoy two courses for £15 and three courses for £20 on selected dates in Psalter’s restaurant.

Lunch 

Our lunch menu will be served on Thursday 1st  February & Thursday 15th February from 12.00pm until 2.00pm.

Dinner

We’ll be serving a special menu on Thursday 8th February and Thursday 22nd February from 6.00pm until 9.00pm.

Click here for menus.
 Booking is essential.

It is essential to book with reception on 01643 821555 at least 24 hours in advance and state it is for ‘Exmoor Food Fest’.

Tel :  +44 (0) 1643 821555  

Luttrell Arms Hotel, Exmoor National Park, Dunster, Nr. Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6SG


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Exmoor Food Fest 2017 gets off to a splendid start

A week ago, several award-winning chefs came together in the kitchen of the Luttrell Arms in Dunster to prepare an outstanding seven-course-meal marking the official launch of the 2017 Exmoor Food Fest.

Head chef Barrie Tucker was joined by Paul and Donna Berry (The Swan), Andrew Dixon (The Café at Porlock Weir), Olivier Certain (Clavelshay Barn) and Ellis Pannell (Pyne Arms).

Each course was perfectly matched with exclusive wines by Dirceu Vianna Junior MW, Wine Director at Enotria&Coe, who commented: “Congratulations for putting together such amazing event. It seems that everyone really enjoyed the excellent food and brilliant atmosphere.”

Nigel Way, owner of The Luttrell Arms Hotel, introduced each of the chefs as their courses were being served, said “The Guest Chef Dinner is a celebration of food and drink from across the region. We are happy to support the Exmoor Food Fest which provides a valuable platform for fine dining, and its success brings benefits not only to restaurants here in Dunster but to the economy of Exmoor.”

Elke Winzer said. “The launch of the Exmoor Food Fest 2017 at The Luttrell Arms Hotel was a great success, not least because of the untiring enthusiasm and support by the Luttrell’s team for the festival. They put together a fantastic Guest Chefs Dinner showcasing the talent and high quality local produce on Exmoor and it was a fitting start to the third Exmoor Food Fest.” 

WELCOME

WICKED WOLF GIN

Cocktails

CANAPÉS

ELLIS PANNELL, THE PYNE ARMS, BARNSTAPLE

Plaistow Mill’s smoked trout with fennel toast,Westland Farm pulled pork fritters with sweet and sour apple sauce,Vulscombe goat’s cheese and Exmoor Ale onion chutney

STARTER

PAUL AND DONNA BERRY, THE SWAN, BAMPTON

‘Breakfast’ Bampton butcher’s smoked streaky bacon, duck, plum and quail Scotch egg, black pudding, tomato and pancetta with haricot beans

FISH COURSE

OLIVIER CERTAIN, CLAVELSHAY BARN, NORTH PETHERTON

Pan-seared fillet of silver mullet, Jerusalem artichokes, baby gem and poultry reduction

MAIN COURSE

BARRIE TUCKER, PSALTER’S RESTAURANT, AT THE LUTTRELL ARMS HOTEL

Haunch of venison with pickled mushrooms, mushroom purée, charred salsify, salt baked celeriac and chocolate sauce

PRE-DESSERT

BARRIE TUCKER, PSALTER’S RESTAURANT AT THE LUTTRELL ARMS HOTEL

‘Egg and Soldiers’

DESSERT

ANDREW DIXON, THE CAFÉ AT PORLOCK WEIR,

Apple mousse, apple jelly, nutty granola,
Somerset cider brandy ice cream, cider syrup

 

All photos by Clayton Jane.

Exmoor Food Fest launches today!

Tonight, award winning chefs from Exmoor will be serving up a seven course meal at the Luttrell Arms in Dunster to officially launch the 2017 Exmoor Food Fest.  Olivier Certain (Clavelshay Barn), Paul and Donna Berry (The Swan), Andrew Dixon (The Cafe at Porlock Weir) and Ellis Pannell (Pyne Arms) are joining Head Chef Barrie Tucker in the kitchen for a truly outstanding menu.

From 1 February, many restaurants across the region will be offering a special Food Fest deal: customers will be able to dine out for as little as £10 for two courses, even at Michelin starred and multi-Rosette restaurants.

Have a look at our map to see all the restaurants signed up so far!  exmoor-food-fest-2

 

 

It’s raining stars on Exmoor!

The team at Exmoor Food Fest would like to congratulate all these amazing chefs:

thomas-carr-and-john-curtis-michlin-starThomas Carr and his team at the Olive Room in Ilfracombe won their first Michelin star: “A local chef who knows how to make the best our of his local ingredients.”

 

Mark Dodson

Mark Dodson and his team at The Mason Arms in Knowstone retained their Michelin star for the 12th year.

 

 

 

 

Barrie Tucker

Barrie Tucker and his team at the Luttrell Arms in Dunster were awarded an AA Rosette.

 

 

And, finally, Olivier Certain at the Clavelshay Barn has just been announced to be a Taste of the West 2016 Champion as “Best Restaurant”!  This comes two weeks after winning an award in the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards.

Congratulations to all the chefs and their teams!

Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards

We are very excited to be one of the three finalists in the Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards “Best Food Event”.  On 15 September we will find out whether we have won.
Congratulations also go to a number of restaurants who have taken part in the Exmor Food Fest for also making it into the finals:  Clavelshay Barn, Luttrell Arms and The Beach Hotel in Minehead.

Now it’s a question of waiting and having all fingers, spoons and ladels crossed!