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
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.
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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….
AN EVENING OF WINE & 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
JUST 6 COVERS LEFT
Bookings either by phone 01884 860 654 or on the website www.lapetiteboucheebraserie.co.uk/reservations
Lemon and Herb Gougère
A Selection of Tatare Croustade
Green Olive Tapenade
Chicken Liver Pâté
A Selection of Tartlets
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.
An English country inn set in the heart of the Devon countryside, The Stag Rackenford is rumoured to be the oldest pub in Devon, dating back to the 12th Century. Restored and now run by Steve and Oliver, both are passionate about serving freshly prepared great tasting food and an eclectic range of drinks.
Steve, bought The Stag in summer 2017 when it was closed and in a very sorry state. Together Steve and Oliver with a trusty team, took away the accumulated rot and decay to reveal the stunning interior of this amazing historic inn. Gently we are bringing The Stag back to life fit for the 21st Century. This huge project is still unfinished with more work ahead as we hope to realise our vision for the inn.
The Exmoor Food Fest deal is available
from 12 to 29 February
Lunch: £15/ £17.50
Rackenford, Devon, EX16 8DT.
Find us just off the A361, the North Devon Link Road.
The Pyne Arms is a traditional country pub in the small hamlet of East Down just off the A39 between Barnstaple and Lynton. It is set in a valley with rolling acres of land and rises in bold hills to the north. It is conveniently placed for visiting Exmoor and the North Devon coast. For meals we recommend booking ahead by phone or email.
The Pyne Arms was relaunched in 2012 and is offering locally sourced food with a modern twist with everything from a Sunday roast to speciality fish on the menu.
The pub is convenient for those visiting the National Trust property of Arlington Court, also just off the A39 beyond the East Down turning.
Watermouth, Combe Martin, Woolacombe, Saunton, Croyde, Lynton and Lynmouth are all popular places to visit in the area and the Pyne Arms is just a short drive to stunning Exmoor National Park.
We are a dog friendly pub which is ideal as there are many public footpaths in the area for walkers to enjoy.
At The Pyne Arms, our emphasis is on providing locally sourced food with a modern twist with everything from a Sunday roast to speciality fish on the menu.
We use wherever possible, the finest local produce available, giving you a dish which is both traceable and fresh but most importantly, tasty!
Our seasonal menu also features selected specials, an example special board is shown to the side.
If you are a real ale fan then you wont be disappointed as we regularly feature local guest ales.
To avoid disappointment please call 01271 850055 to book a table
Please note we also cater for private functions.
The Exmoor Food Fest deal:
Lunch: Tuesdays – Fridays
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
The award-winning Exmoor White Horse Inn sits at the very heart of Exmoor National Park in the delightful village of Exford. Its 16th century origins are reflected in its chic country interiors.
Relax before dinner in oak beamed bars in front of a wonderful log fire. A warm welcome, creative menus & one of the most extensive whisky collections in the south west of England with over 250 malt whisky for your pleasure.
The best locally produced Exmoor Ales, Local craft gins & a comprehensive selection of wines.
Our creative team of chefs produce seasonal menus showcasing the best Exmoor Produce with a contemporary twist.
‘Truly the heart of Exmoor’ Open all year round for Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Tea
As part of this year’s Exmoor Food Fest 2020 we would like to offer visitors these special offers for dining with us for dinner
Available from Monday – Saturday (with no exclusion dates) – lunches and dinners
Booking is advised, so please call quoting EXFF on your booking.
Please call us to book your table on 01643 831229, or book online via our website (http://www.exmoor-whitehorse.co.uk) quoting “Exmoor Food Fest Offer”
Exmoor National Park
Here at The Old Ship Aground food is very much a part of what we do. We LOVE TO COOK and is very much ‘River Cottage’ in style – if we cannot raise it or grow it, you can be sure it’s locally sourced, from home raised Mutton to oven fired hams you can be assured it’s the very best of quality..
With our small farm on the hills of Exmoor we have a real connection with traditional farming and understand the true importance of good produce to make good food.
We run with a Bar Classic’s menu which has everything you would expect to find as well as a varied and interesting restaurant menu Our daily specials black boards also give us a chance to show off a little. Seafood always has a big presence after all we are by the sea. Be assured its seasonal, Fresh and Local
With the addition of our very own smoker we cure and smoke such things as bacon, fish and meats, which is always a great way to enhance our offering.
You can enjoy good food and atmosphere in our relaxed Pub area, in the Courtyard Restaurant or you may decide to dine alfresco and enjoy the wonderful views.
The Old Ship Aground, built in 1911 and formally known as The Pier Hotel, (they took the pier down in the war so thought it prudent to change the name) is an historic listed Edwardian pub located on the old harbour area in Minehead. With some of the best views in Minehead across the harbour to the Quantocks and Wales, the location is idyllic.
We fell in love with her and bought back in May 2013. Since then we sorted the old girl out and refitted almost everything from top to bottom. Now with 12 new bedrooms offering a variety of single, double, twin and super king sizes there is a room for everyone, with all the little extras you’d expect – flat screen tv’s, tea, coffee & biscuits, bathroom sets and free wifi etc.
We offer great old fashioned hospitality, and doing a good job of it, is very important to us. You don’t have to just take our word for it, please check out our reviews, both on Google and Trip Adviser.
Hope to see you soon.
Julian and crew
Exmoor Food Fest offer:
Three courses for £25.00 – evenings only
Sunday to Thursday only throughout February.
We ask that you book your table in advance with the Exmoor Food Fest Menu clearly mentioned at the time of booking to be able to receive our Exmoor Food Fest Special Offer 2020.
The Exmoor Food Fest Menu is available Evenings Only – Sunday Night to Thursday Night from Sunday 2nd February
Enjoy a Three Course Dinner for the Very Special Exmoor Food Festival Offer price of £25.00 per person.
You can select your preferred Three Course Menu from our regular evening full menu options and our Daily Specials.
A few examples of Starters that are available on our regular Menu – Mussels cooked in Lemon & Garlic with fresh Basil. Served with melted Mozzarella topped Ciabatta or Rabbit & Smoked Bacon Scotch Egg served with Chicory Salad and Sweet Chilli Tomato Jam, or Thai Style Skewers of Salmon or Tofu served with Peanut Sauce & Spinach Couscous.
Example Main Courses – Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet on a Mussel, Chorizo & Red Pepper Stew with Saffron turned Potatoes, or Duo of Duck, Confit Duck Leg & sautéed Breast with roasted Sweet Potato spiced Red Cabbage and a Blackberry Sauce, or Hunters Chicken, Chicken wrapped in Smoked Streaky Bacon with homemade BBQ and melted Monterey Jack Cheese served with Spring Onion Mashed Potatoes and Greens.
Then indulge yourself and select a delicious Homemade Dessert to finish off your menu.
(Please note that the Rib Eye Steak & Venison Loin will not be available to choose if you are taking advantage of our Exmoor Food Festival Menu Special Offer)
You can call us on 01643 703516 or you can email email@example.com to reserve your table.
We all look forward to seeing you and we know you will enjoy experiencing our famous Old Ship Aground Hospitality!
TA24 5UL Minehead