Save the date: Tasting Dinner with Thomas Carr on 9 April 2018


We have exciting news:  Michelin starred chef Thomas Carr will be cooking a Tasting Dinner with the apprentices of The Beach Hotel in Minehead on Monday, 5 March.

In 2015, Thomas Carr started the very first Exmoor Food Fest off with a tasting dinner at West Somerset College in Minehead. Students at the College’s Combe Restaurant, who were joined in the kitchen not only by Thomas Carr, but also Michelin starred chef Mark Dodson, impressed guests with their delicious and well-presented courses.

Three years later, these students have moved on. Some of them are now working as chefs in local restaurants, amongst them Rosemary Overall who is now a chef at The Beach Hotel.

On 9 April, Thomas Carr will be cooking with Rosemary and the Beach apprentices.   The menu will be announced shortly.

Tickets are limited, so book fast:



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.


Book now: Lazy Sunday Lunch and Walk on the Moor (25 Feb 2018)

Join “WildAboutExmoor”  at 1.00pm for a hearty walk around Exford, building up an appetite for a gloriously late Sunday lunch at our traditional Exmoor farm cottage:

Celebrate the best of Exmoor produce with roast lamb from our farm and a choice of homemade desserts with Exmoor ice cream.

Please bring good waterproofs, warm hats and gloves and stout footwear

Booking essential on 01643 831 759

Meet at Exford carpark at  1pm,

The  event will run to about 4.30pm

£25 per head with complimentary drinks

Half price for children, min age 10 years (unless by prior arrangement)

We look forward to seeing you!

River Parrett Restaurant have lowered their prices for the ExFF18 offer



We opened in November, 2017 and our owner, Mariusz Muskietorz, who has a background and great deal of experience in the food industry, and already owns the Maja Delicatessen in Bridgwater and, also, in Exeter, has invested significantly in giving the property a much-needed refurbishment and has recruited local people too.

We have a modern British brasserie feel, offering informal, high-end food with the focus on providing a quality customer experience.

We offer a seasonal menu using fresh, British produce. We provide a choice of lunchtime and evening dishes. All our food is freshly prepared on the premises and our ingredients are sourced locally.

Father-of-two John Kay from Cullompton is our Head Chef. He is highly talented with many years’ experience in the industry under his belt. Prior to his role at The River Parrett Restaurant, John was the Head Chef at Southernhay House Hotel in Exeter for two years. He has also worked at two Michelin starred restaurants, The Elephant Restaurant & Brasserie in Torquay and The Pony & Trap in Chew Magna. He was also a Sous Chef at The Star Inn in Sparsholt.

Michal Snela is our super skilled Executive Chef. Michal started his career as an apprentice at The Artichoke in Old Amersham before moving to London where he rose through the ranks at Chez Bruce to become Sous Chef. He went on to be Sous Chef at Arbutus and Wild Honey in Central London before joining Charlotte’s Bistro.

2 courses for £12.50/ 3 course for £15

The Exmoor Food Fest deal is available:
Lunch & Dinner: Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays
(Excluding Valentine’s Day)

The River Parrett Restaurant,
11, Salmon Parade,
TA6 5AN.
Tel: 01278 451807

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).