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).

 

Three #ExFF17 restaurants listed among the Top 50 Gastropubs

Today, in the Top 50 Gastropubs Awards, three Exmoor Food Fest gastropubs found out their ranking:  We would like to congratulate The Swan, Bampton, Tarr Farm Inn and The Mason Arms for making the finals of these prestigious industry awards.

The Swan came in on rank 50, Tarr Farm rank 27 and The Mason Arms on rank 15.  We are very proud that these outstanding restaurants are part of the Exmoor Food Fest.  While The Mason Arms have now sold out all #ExFF17 places, get in touch with The Swan and Tarr Farm before they are booked out as well!

Here is some background info on the Top 50 Gastropub Awards:

16406742_639119626276029_8146631059750780189_nThe “Estrella Damm” Top 50 Gastropub Awards are voted for by top foodies and hospitality experts. These include gastropub operators (who can’t vote for their own pubs), food writers, pubco catering development managers and executive chefs, celebrity and top hospitality industry chefs, pub guide editors, industry chiefs and food operators. The voting criteria ensures the list really is decided by the industry.

To find out more, please have a look at the Top 50 Gastropub Awards website.

Michelin starred Mason Arms, Knowstone release Exmoor Food Fest dates

Here are the details of the  Mason Arms Lunchtime offer during the Exmoor Food Fest!

“We have 4 lunchtimes available as follows:

Wednesday 1st February
Tuesday 7th February
Thursday 23rd February
Tuesday 28th February

As before we will be offering a 3 course lunch with a choice from 3 starters, 3 mains, cheese or choice of 2 desserts at the price of £15 for the three courses

Covers will be strictly limited to 40 per lunchtime over 2 sittings 12:00 and 1:45, the largest available tables will be for 6 guests.”

Mark & Sarah Dodson extend you a very warm welcome to their picturesque, thatched 13th Century Inn and Michelin Restaurant situated in the village of Knowstone on the edge of Exmoor, Devon and close to the main Atlantic Highway link from the M5 to North Devon and North Cornwall.

Award winning one star Michelin Restaurant with exceptional local cuisine using only the finest ingredients, presented with taste and style. Wonderful friendly service completes your experience in this first class restaurant or our traditional bar area. Real Ale and Champagne by the glass with a wine list to suit all tastes. Truly two experiences in one!

To book, call 01398 341231!

 

 

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!