All ExFF18 restaurants at a glance

The Bath Hotel Lynmouth Wed – Thur £10.00 / £15.00
Best Western Tiverton Hotel Tiverton Mon –  Fri £10.00 / £15.00
Bridge House Bampton Mon + Thur – Sat £12.50
Chambers Bistro Minehead Fri – Sat £15.00 / £17.50
Clavelshay Barn North Petherton Wed – Thur £17.50 / £20.00
Duende Wiveliscombe Thu – Sat £20.00
Exmoor Forest Inn Simonsbath Daily £15.00 / £17.50
Jubilee Inn West Anstey Tue – Thur + Sat £12.50 / £17.50
Kentisbury Grange Kentisbury Tue — Thur £15.00 / £20.00
La Petite Bouchée Witheridge Fr – Sat £17.50 / £20.00
Luttrell Arms Dunster Thu £15.00 / £20.00
Old Station House Inn Blackmoor Gate Mon – Fri £10.00 / £15.00
Periwinkle Cottage Tea Room Selworthy Daily From £4.00
Pyne Arms East Downs Tue – Fri £12.50 / £15.00
Saunton Sands Hotel Saunton Sands Selected dates £30.00
The Anchor Inn Hillfarrance Mon – Sat £12.50 / £17.50
The Beach Hotel Minehead Tue – Sat (from 19/02) £15.00 / £22.00
The Hartnoll Hotel Bolham Mon – Sat £10.00 / £15.00
The Old Ship Aground Minehead Mon –  Fri £12.50
The Rising Sun Bagborough Mon – Fri (Selected dates) £12.50 / £35.00
The River Parrett Restaurant Bridgwater Tue – Thur £12.50 / £15.00
The Royal Oak Inn Withypool From 14 Feb £12.50 / £17.50
The Swan Bampton Wed – Thur £12.50 / £17.50
Thomas Carr at The Olive Room Ilfracombe Wed – Thur £35.00
Thomas Carr Seafood & Grill Ilfracombe Daily £15.00 / £20.00
Yarn Market Hotel Dunster Daily (with exceptions) £10.00 / £15.00
Ye Olde Globe Inn Berrynarbor Fri – Sat £10.00
Zest South Molton £10.00 / £15.00

Details about the specific offers can be found under A-Z and under the Price Categories.


We have still room for traders!

For our Porlock Food & Drink Festival on 24 & 25 February at the Porlock Village Hall we are still looking for traders.

Do you make fudge? Chocolate? Or anything else which would appeal to foodies?

Then please get in touch.  Send an email to or download the application form here.

Welcome to our Partner: Miles Tea & Coffee

The Exmoor Food Fest is an industry-led food festival without official funding. The support of local companies are a great help to make events possible and to spread the word. Therefore a big THANKYOU to Miles Tea & Coffee who have sponsored marketing material and are helping us with our VIP launch at the Pyne Arms (30 Jan) and the Taste Exmoor Food & Drink Festival at Porlock Village Hall on 24 & 25 February.
Here is some background about our partner Miles Tea & Coffee:

Based by the coast in the West Country Miles Tea & Coffee has discovered the secret in setting the pace of life a little slower. Enjoying a regular ‘Miles Moment’ to share memories and stories with friends or family is so important; regular tea breaks have been a tradition in the family business since the beginning in 1888.

Every morning, the kettle is being filled up with fresh water in the Miles tasting room, cups are lined up, leaves are weighed with an old six pence and the boiling water is poured gently onto the leaves to create some of the world’s finest tea infusions.

“Time for tea” is a favourite saying at the factory, so if you haven’t tried any of their award winning West Country Miles products then it is definitely time to explore their delightful blends! The Miles range of tea, coffee and hot chocolate is stocked at most farmshops and other retail outlets throughout the West Country.

Did you know Miles have been independently ranked in the top 5 UK tea brands this year?

If you are passing Exmoor a warm welcome awaits you at our factory shop in Porlock, or for the adventurous, regular tours take place at the Roastery.


D.J.Miles & Co Ltd. Porlock House, Stephenson Road, 
Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5EB
Tel: 01643 703993  Fax: 01643 706303



Michelin Star chef hits crowdfunding target for new restaurant in 8 days


After launching a campaign on crowdfunding website Kickstarter, North Devon based chef Thomas Carr has reached his target after just 8 days. The new restaurant will now open in Ilfracombe, named Thomas Carr Seafood & Grill, and join Thomas’ fine dining restaurant ‘Thomas Carr at the Olive Room’ in the North Devon town.

Recruitment campaigns and work have now started to open the new venue, in the old Lamb Hotel building on Ilfracombe’s High Street. A launch event is scheduled to take place on March 15th.

‘’We hope to be able to get partly open during February, then build up to a full launch with the event on March 15th’’ said Thomas, ‘’We’ve been blown away by all the support we’ve received. Not just in the money raised, but also the kind words and support’’. A target of £15,000 was set and reached, with funds raised now at £17,990. ‘’We don’t want to stop here, the reality of a new venture like this is it needs a fair amount to get everything up and running. We’re now all set to open, but to do things the way we’d really like to do them, we want to keep that total rising’’

In order to keep attracting more backers, the team behind the project have added more ‘rewards’ for ba

ckers to choose. Backer’s can choose to pledge anything from £10 – which will get your name printed on the restaurant’s planned ‘wall of fame’ right up to £8000 – if you’d like Thomas to cater an event or wedding for 50 guests. The campaign ends on January 27th 2018.

‘’Crowdfunding this way is a win/win scenario all round’’ continued Thomas, ‘’We’ll get well needed funds towards getting things off the ground, but the backers have all backed rewards they know are really good value, such as meals at the restaurants and even dinner parties in their own homes’’. Thomas will be visiting 5 different homes to cook meals for backers and their guests.

To back the project in exchange for a variety of rewards,
you can pledge by clicking the link below, or simply by Googling ‘Thomas Carr Kickstarter’

Click here:  KICKSTARTER


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 Wool

acombe, 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 bustlin

g, 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.

Duende in Wiveliscombe: Open for bookings!

Duende is what happens when a local food hero gets his hands on great West Country produce. Working with seasonal, hyper local produce, Chef Tim Zekki brings food that is casual in style, and fine in provenance. The vibe is modern and unpretentious.

Zekki’s food borrows from his Cypriot childhood, with influences from the wider Mediterranean, using some of the best produce to be found in the local surrounding countryside. 
For the Exmoor Food Fest Duende is offering two courses from the a la carte menu at a special price of £20.
The Exmoor Food Fest deal is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings during February. Bookings are essential for the Exmoor Food Fest offer.
You can book at Please quote EFF2018 when booking.

4 High Street
Somerset TA4 2JX


Twitter: @duendechef

La Petite Bouchée: Open for bookings!



Welcome to La Petite Bouchée!

We started life in our four-seater restaurant housed in the back of our 1971 Citroen HY Camper Van in leafy South East London. Literally the most unique French Brasserie in the UK.  Since launching in August 2014 we have built a fantastic brand capturing the hearts and appetites of diners. We are proud of our awards haul to date which include the  Time Out #LoveLondonAwards winning best restaurant in Sydenham and since relocating to beautiful rural Devon earlier this year, a much coveted Gold Award in the Taste of The West Awards in the best restaurant category.  We were also a finalist in the Devon Life Food & Drink Awards 2017 and runner up in the Best Bistro Category in the Food and Drink Devon Awards. 

Our philosophy is simple. Create the perfect ambience, add fabulous food and a glass of fizz and  you’ve got an experience you won’t forget.  Our name translated literally means the ‘small mouthful’ but there is nothing small about La Petite Bouchée.  With only 20 covers we may be small, however, the flavours are big and bold and are accompanied with a wine list to match.

 All of our ingredients are locally sourced, responsibly sustained and where possible homegrown and within a 25 mile radius of our North Devon base. Our menu changes each month to reflect the seasons and caters for all. We look forward to welcoming you to our slice of French heaven in Devon. 

Exmoor Food Fest Deal: £17.50 / £20.00
available Fridays and Saturdays evening (booking essential)

Quanticks House
19 The Square
EX16 8AE

Tel:  01884 860 654

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Twitter:                  @lapetiteboucheeHY

Tasting Dinner at The Beach Hotel: 7 Chefs for 7 Courses

Join us on 2 February 2018 for an amazing Tasting Dinner at The Beach Hotel in Minehead to celebrate the first weekend of the 4th Exmoor Food Fest!

Amuse bouche by The Beach Hotel apprentices 

Starter by Steven Hadley 

Goats cheese mousse, caramelised walnuts, beetroots, apple & Thyme bread

Vegetable course by  Kate Gardiner

Crostini of grilled polenta, porcini Mushrooms & Taleggio

Meat course by Sam Salway

Duo of Exmoor lamb, noisette, served pink (sous vide,) braised shoulder, red cabbage puree, roasted celeriac and parsnips, purple sprouting broccoli, baked potato cake.

Fish course by Werner Hartholt

Soy marinated seabass with crispy lobster.

Dessert course by Andrew Richards

Chocolate and hazelnut parfait, hazelnut crumble, chocolate soil, coffee mouse and milk sorbet.

Petit Fours by Connor Bazley. Beach Hotel Apprentice.

£45.00 per person

Book 4 tickets or more:
£42.00 per person


Dunster Food Fair is this weekend!

We are getting ready for this weekend’s Dunster Food Fair at the Tithe Barn!

There’ll be plenty of local produce and delicious food, both inside the Tithe Barn and in the car park.

You are welcome to drop off passengers, but please note that there will be NO PARKING at the Tithe Barn, and you will not be able to access the barn via the gardens.

Here is the address:
Dunster Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster, Minehead TA24 6RY

Trading hours are:
Saturday     11 – 5
Sunday        11 – 4

Looking forward to seeing you there!