It’s the final week of the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest

We hope you have all enjoyed eating your way across Exmoor in the past three weeks. But it’s not over yet!
You have one more week to try out new venues or revisit old favourites for their Exmoor Food Fest menus.
Next week there are also a number of special events which are worth checking out.  And don’t forget the Taste Exmoor Food & Drink Fair at Porlock Village Hall on 29 February and 1 March where you can take locally produced goodies home.

27 February 2020   
Best of Game
At the Anchor Inn,
Hillfarrance
Somerset and Exmoor in particular is 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 
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27 February 2020   
An Evening of Wine & Tapas
At La Petite Bouchée,
WitheridgeTake a tour of La Petite Bouchée’s wine list. Tracy Brock from Moorwine will be talking grapes, regions and terroir and we’ll be serving up a delicious smorgesboard of French Tapas. Start the evening with a glass of fizz, learn about wine, and win a
Dinner for Two at La Petite Bouchée.
£20.00 per person Continue reading….

28 February 2020 
Exmoor Steak and Wine
At The Carlton
, Ilfracombe
Exmoor Farmer Chris Lerwill will talk about his family’s traditional ways of farming while you tuck into some amazing beef, accompanied by a good glass of wine.
£17.50 per person Continue reading….

The Rising Sun Hotel in Lynmouth is open for bookings

 

 

We offer a unique 14th century setting in a thatched smugglers inn, where Exmoor meets the sea. A historic picturesque building with bundles of character and charm. We are renowned for our wonderful locally sourced food, friendly service and cosy setting, beside the harbour in Lynmouth.

Our head chef Matthew Rutter and his talented team have been awarded two AA rosettes and is passionate in serving quality seasonal produce.

Throughout February we are offering an exclusive menu at a special price as part of the Exmoor Food Fest; (excludes Thursday 14th February)

2 course £20
3 course £25

Chef is more than happy to cater for special dietary requirements – please let us know on arrival or time of booking. We also have our current menu on offer and serve food every day, 12-2.30pm and evening service is 6-9pm

The Rising Sun, Harbourside, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6EG

Telephone +44 (0)1598 753223
Fax +44 (0)1598 753480
Email: reception@risingsunlynmouth.co.uk

Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room: Open for bookings!

 

 

Here at the Olive Room, quality and comfort are paramount. We believe that excellent food is enjoyed most, in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.

We are incredibly lucky to live and work in such a beautiful area, and we take full advantage of our location! Sourcing the very best in local, seasonal ingredients, and making the most of the abundance North Devon has to offer.

All our food is homemade here on the premises, from the bread, to the ice creams and sorbets. A combination of the very best local produce, and skilled craftsmanship in the kitchen results in a thoughtfully prepared, contemporary British Menu. With strong North Devonian influences, we present  mouth-watering dishes that are as pleasing on the palette as they are on the eye.

We have a fantastic, comprehensive wine list, offering an excellent variety at great value. Our feature wines change with the seasons, accompanying our menu to perfection.

Friendly, attentive service, complements our warm, intimate, environment. So if you’re looking for somewhere to dine with friends, a romantic dinner for two, or perhaps a family celebration, look no further.

We look forward to welcoming you.

“A simple, homely restaurant beneath a B&B, run by an experienced local chef who trained under Nathan Outlaw. Ultra-fresh seafood is the focus, with dishes only confirmed once the day boat deliveries come in. Cooking is skilled” – MICHELIN guide inspectors.

Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room was first awarded a Michelin star for the 2017/18 Michelin Guide, and our team here understand that quality and comfort are paramount. We believe that fine dining is best enjoyed in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.

We are incredibly lucky to live and work in such a beautiful area. To take full advantage of our location, we source the very best in local, seasonal ingredients, making the most of the abundance North Devon has to offer.

We do operate a cancellation policy which you can view HERE

Exmoor Food Fest offer: 
3 courses for £30.00
Lunch:        Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Dinner:       Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Tel : +44 (0) 1271 867831
Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room, 56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, North Devon EX34 9DJ

Twitter:          @The_Olive_Room
Facebook:       /pages/Thomas-Carr-at-The-Olive-Room
Email:               info@thomascarrdining.co.uk
Website:         www.thomascarrdining.co.uk

About Thomas Carr

Thomas Carr prides himself on producing food of a consistently high standard, establishing a passionate, dynamic and creative dining/kitchen environment. Always experimenting with ingredients, flavours and techniques to push the boundaries of food and exceed the expectations of each customer.

Thomas has always been driven by a fundamental love of cooking and food, always seeking to learn and grow as a chef.

His journey started when he was employed as head chef in 2002 at the Beachcomber Café in Woolacombe, Devon – his hometown. From here Thomas moved to the Watersmeet Hotel, again in Woolacombe, where he was Chef De Partie for 5 years between 2004 and 2009.

In March 2009 Thomas went to work under renowned chef Nathan Outlaw at his Seafood and Grill Restaurant @ The St Enodoc Hotel in Cornwall. Originally taken on by Nathan Outlaw as a Sous chef, Thomas’ potential was quickly noticed and in February 2010 he was appointed as Head Chef at the brand new ‘Restaurant Nathan Outlaw’. Under Thomas the restaurant received two Michelin stars within a year of opening, along with numerous other accolades and awards within the hospitality industry. As well as the day to day running of the restaurant, Thomas also participated in outside events linked to the restaurant and Nathan Outlaw; including a ‘pop up’ restaurant in London and several food festivals/events.

In 2013 Thomas returned to North Devon to take up a role as executive chef at The Coach House, Kentisbury Grange, allowing him another opportunity to work with a renowned chef in Michael Caines MBE. Thomas built a full team from scratch and achieved 2 AA Rosettes within 6 months of opening as well as a full entry into the 2014 Trencherman’s Guide.

In the spring of 2014 Thomas was presented with an opportunity to fulfil a lifetime dream of owning his own restaurant in the harbour town of Ilfracombe, North Devon. The mixture of a bustling, up and coming area and fresh line caught fish delivered to restaurant on an almost daily basis has made for a hugely successful start in business.

And it was at the end of September in 2016, that Thomas received a call so many chefs can only dream of. A call from the Editor of the Michelin Guide, asking him to attend the first ever live presentation of the guide on October 3rd.

The Anchor Inn is open for bookings!

 

 

The charming Anchor Inn dates back to 1738 and the family owners have just celebrated their 13th year at this historic inn.

Recently the Anchor have won a number of awards, including Somerset Pub of the year, Taste of the West Gold and not to mention Exmoor Food Fest Finalists in the Taste Exmoor Awards 2018.

Everything on their menu is made in-house at the Anchor, with a focus on sourcing locally from the fabulous West Country produce provided on their doorstep.

They are renowned for their ‘Famous Anchor Pies’, homemade short-crust pastry, filled with local meats and delicious vegetarian combinations. Their Pie board offers at least 3 to choose from, including a meat-free option.

The Anchor will be running 3 menus during ExFF20 throughout February.
They will also be hosting a ‘Best of Game’ fine dining menu on February 27
th, tickets can be purchased via the link below. Or contact the Anchor directly Tel. 01283 461334

Book Tickets for “Best of Game” event

Our Exmoor Food Fest offer:

2 courses £12.50 Monday-Saturday lunchtimes
Choose from our light lunch menu and homemade dessert board.

2 courses £15.00 Monday-Saturday lunchtimes & Monday – Thursday Evenings
Choose from our famous pies and pub classics menu, plus homemade dessert board.

2 courses £17.50 Monday-Thursday Evenings
Choose from our Winter mains menu and selected specials, plus homemade dessert board.

To enjoy this offer, please call to book your table quoting ExFF20

The EXFF20 offer will not be available on the evening of February 14th or 27th

For more information visit The Anchor’s website 

The Rock Inn in Waterrow is open for bookings!

 

 

VOTED OUTSTANDING FOOD FOR THE 5TH YEAR RUNNING, BY THE READERS OF THE GOOD PUB GUIDE

The family-run 450-year-old Rock Inn is in an area of outstanding natural beauty that combines laid-back country chic with succulent dining experiences.  Located in the picturesque hamlet of Waterrow, halfway between Wiveliscombe and Bampton on the B3227 in the lovely county of Somerset, this charming inn has a Dining Room and a traditional pub.

Since April 2013, owners Ruth & Daren Barclay have, for the 5th  year running, been awarded “Outstanding Food” by the readers of the Good Pub Guide.

Kitchen

Daren was Executive Head Chef at Goodwood Estates for over 11 years, and has worked at 3 1- star Michelin restaurants and cooks traditional food with a contemporary twist.  Fish is delivered daily, fresh from the fish markets of South Devon, local butchers supply Aberdeen Angus Steak and free-range Duck, Chicken and eggs are supplied by a local farmer.

The Exmoor Food Fest deal is available:
Lunch: Wednesday – Saturday
(Excluding Sundays)

2 courses for £20.00

The Rock Inn
Waterrow
Taunton
Somerset  TA4 2AX
Tel: 01984 623293
Email: info@rockinnwaterrow.co.uk
Website: http://www.rockinnwaterrow.co.uk

Rooms

Diners can also stay at The Rock Inn, where rooms have been stylishly redecorated, with comfortable double beds, cotton sheets, feather duvets and pillows, flat screen.

TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and power showers/baths with a plentiful supply of hot water.

ROOM OFFERS 2020

A relaxing Gourmet experience – Have a One Night Getaway at The Rock Inn … Stay in one of our standard double rooms, and enjoy a three course meal for two – £160 total package.  Call 01984 623293 for availability. Conditions apply.  Offer ends 30th April 2020. 

Have a Gourmet Getaway – And stay for two nights at The Rock Inn … Stay in one of our standard double rooms, and enjoy a three course meal for two – £270 total package.  Call 01984 623293 for availability. Conditions apply.  Offer ends 30th April 2020.

19 Feb: An Evening with Michael Caines

Enjoy a gourmet six course taster menu featuring three delicious dishes by Head  Chef James Mason and three dishes by Michael Caines MBE at The Coach House by Michael Caines.

To book call 01271 882 295 or email reception@kentisburygrange.com

£110.00 per person including with wine pairing.

The Farmers Arms in Combe Florey is open for bookings!

Welcome to The Farmers Arms, Combe Florey, Somerset.


Welcome to The Farmers Arms, Combe Florey.

Head Chef Mike Griffiths and his team have produced a new vibrant and fresh menu using the best locally sourced produce.

Our kitchen boasts a charcoal (we make our own charcoal) fired Josper oven which is famous the world over for producing the most succulent steaks and tapas.

Quality, freshly cooked and value for money is what we offer.

Our menus give you a flavour of the excellent food Mike and his team produce. Every day he is sourcing exciting fresh ingredients so our menu varies daily.

We have an excellent wine list, up to seven real ales and ciders (including some we make ourselves in our Patriot Brewery) plus an exciting range of lagers and craft beers.

Owning and running The Farmers Arms is our passion … we very much look forward to welcoming you here.

Tim & Jane

Exmoor Food Fest Deal:

2 course Lunch:  £ 12.50

Available Monday to Friday 12 to 2.30 throughout February

The Farmers Arms
Combe Florey
Taunton
Somerset TA4 3HZ

Tel: 01823 432267

Email: info@farmersarms.net

The Kings Arms in Georgeham are open for bookings!

 

 

Known for its dramatic cliffs, wild seas and sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay, North Devon is where Exmoor meets the Sea. Only a short drive from these stunningly beautiful beaches you will find the picture postcard village of Georgeham, which is home to the Kings Arms. A traditional village family-run pub bursting with character; exposed beams, a roaring log burner and comfy sofas, which combine to create a warm and welcoming space to while away the hours. Proudly working alongside the finest suppliers the West Country has to offer, our menu reflects the changing seasons to offer a menu of modern British classics with a contemporary twist. We hope you can join us this February!

We are very excited to be part of the Exmoor Food Festival 2019, and throughout February (excluding 14th Feb and every Sunday) we will be offering an Exmoor Food Festival Menu alongside our regular menu.

£12.50 for 2 courses at lunch served 12-2:30pm

£15.00 for 2 courses at dinner served 6.00-8.00pm

Booking is advised, so please call us on 01271 890240 quoting EXFF on your booking.

The Kings Arms, Chapel Street, Georgeham, Braunton, EX33 1JJ

Broomhill Art Hotel: Open for Bookings

 

 

A feast  at Broomhill’s award winning restaurant – Our Terra Madre restaurant & bar @ the Broomhill Art Hotel promotes the “Slow Food” ethos for our Mediterranean style cuisine.  We use locally sourced, fresh and seasonal produce (including organic and fair trade wherever possible); Vegetables from Gandy’s Farm, Broadland Farm & Gorri Dennis Stoke River Vegetables, Exmoor lamb and beef from Clarke’s butchers, locally caught venison, goat from Shoulsbarrow Farm, Organic eggs from Borough Farm , Mussels from Torridge Oysters, Bradiford River trout from Plaistow Mills, Exmoor honey and cheese from the Exmoor Blue Cheese Company.   

We also offer a wide range of drinks, including delicious apple juice from Court House Orchard, Green Man Cider, Madrigal Ale and Country Life Brewery Ale as well as Atlantic Gin and Wicked Wolf.

As part of this year’s Exmoor Food Fest 2019 we would like to offer visitors these special offers for dining with for lunch or dinner which include a free entrance ticket for the sculpture park; we are open Wednesday to Saturday:

£15.00 for our 3x course tapas lunch menu

£17.50 for our 3x course lunch menu

£20.00 for our 3x course dinner menu

Please call us to book your table on 01271 850262, or book online via our website (http://www.broomhillart.co.uk/restaurant/)  quoting “Exmoor Food Fest Offer”

You will find us just outside of Barnstaple, less than 5 minutes’ drive from North Devon hospital  on the B3230 to Muddiford.  We have free on-site parking.  Dogs are welcome in the garden and by request to dine and/or stay over in the hotel.