The Royal Oak in Withypool is open for bookings!

 

 

For over 300 years, the Royal Oak Inn at Withypool has been renowned for providing comfortable rooms and delicious food.

Located on the beautiful village of Withypool in the heart of Exmoor, it is the ideal base from which to explore the moors.

Under new family management, The Royal Oak was refurbished in May 2019 and reopened on 1st June 2019 and has received excellent reviews.

With 2 traditional bars serving a selection of local ales & ciders, including their own ‘Withy Wanger’ ale & ‘Withy Wurzel’ cider, there is also a very well stocked gin bar and malt bar along with extensive wine menu to cover all drinkers.  There is also a dining room/function room seating up to 40 for private dining or functions along with 8 en-suite bedrooms.

All food is freshly cooked by a team of experienced chefs who pride them themselves on using local ingredients to produce high quality meals.

In the short time of being open The Royal Oak has already been award the AA dining award and also finalist in the Countryside Alliance Awards 2020 in the Pub category

Exmoor Food Fest Offer:
2 courses for £17.50
3 courses for £22.50
Lunch and Dinner
Monday – Thursday

Royal Oak Withypool

Tel              01643 831506
Website:  www.royaloakwithypool.co.uk
Email:      
Joinus@royaloakwithypool.co.uk

Visit our website to book a room or table.

Planning to stay the night for the Exmoor Food Fest? You’ll enjoy a 10% discount Monday –  Thursday.

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 2020, and throughout February (excluding 14th Feb and every Sunday) we will be offering an Exmoor Food Fest Menu alongside our regular menu.

Starters

Spiced Carrot, Coconut and Ginger Soup with Warm Sourdough (v)

Pan fried Monkfish Kedgeree with Soft Boiled Egg and Curry Sauce

Crispy fried Duck and Vermicelli noodles in a gem lettuce wrap with an Orange and Chilli glaze

Mains

Slow Braised Tomato & Cumin infused Shoulder of Lamb Wellington,
Sweet Potato Dauphinoise, Red Cabbage, Glazed Carrots

Pan-fried Sea Trout, Saffron Potatoes, Sauté Spinach, Tapenade Crostini,
Mussel & Crayfish Bisque

Beetroot Israeli Cous Cous, Baked Goats Cheese Crotin in a Filo Pastry,
Basil Pesto & Nut Crumble (v)

Desserts

Mulled cider Steeped Plum and Apple Crumble with Vanilla and Toasted almond Creme Anglaise

Dark Chocolate Marquise with a Raspberry Compote and Sorbet Espresso,

Espresso Vanilla and Kahlua Panna Cotta, Mixed Nut Biscotti

2 courses for £15 / 3 courses for £20

Monday – Saturday 12.30 – 2pm then dinner 6-9pm
Not available Sundays

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

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

Tarr Farm Inn is now open for bookings!

 

 

Welcome to Tarr Farm. We’re an historic and award-winning 16th Century rural Inn, restaurant and hotel set in its own 40 acres and situated in an idyllic location right by the historic Tarr Steps in the heart of Exmoor.

We are committed to using only the very best fresh local ingredients which our chefs prepare with imagination and skill to bring you delicious meals and we’ve won several awards over the last couple of years for our food, including being named in the Top 50 Gastropubs in Britain.

We have a relaxed, cosy and traditional bar area and serve lunches every day, as well as cream teas and bar snacks. We serve an à la carte menu every day and have an extensive wine list as well as our own ale.

We are great for walkers and also dog friendly.

Exmoor Food Fest Deal:

Two course lunch or dinner £17.50
Three course lunch or dinner £20.00

(Monday to Thursday only – from 17th to 28th February)

Tarr Farm Inn
Tarr Steps
Dulverton
Exmoor
TA22 9QA

Tel: 01643 851507
Website: http://www.tarrfarm.co.uk
Facebook @tarrfarm (Tarr Farm Inn Ltd)
Instagram @tarrfarminn
Twitter @tarrfarminn

 

The Brasserie at The Carlton in Ilfracombe is open for bookings!

 

 

The Brasserie at The Carlton

Proud to be in the Food Fest for this our first year. Our in-house informal restaurant offers simple dishes, well executed with the emphasis firmly on superb local ingredients, freshly prepared.

Sourcing and provenance is close to our heart. Picking produce that is fished, farmed or reared within the region. West Country meats include our beef, lamb and Exmoor pork. Fish is landed at Appledore off Ilfracombe’s very own day boat vessels. Plump tidal mussels from the Torridge are always available. Staple vegetables are picked from the Great Field in Braunton all year round and feature liberally throughout our menu.

Exmoor Food Fest deal:

20% off of all starters, mains and desserts (1)

£17.50 – two course fixed price dinner menu – available Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Address

Brasserie at The Carlton
Runnacleave Road
Ilfracombe
EX34 8AR

01271 862446

dine@ilfracombecarlton.co.uk

(1) terms & conditions apply

Also check out the Accommodation Deal!

The Harbour Gallery & Cafe at Porlock Weir is open for bookings!


 

We are very excited to be participating in the Exmoor Food Fest for the very first time.  The Harbour Gallery and Café, opened in 2014, overlooks the picturesque harbour at Porlock Weir. We offer fresh, simple, homemade food using, wherever possible, locally sourced ingredients.

We will be focusing mainly on fish during the Exmoor Food Fest but will also be offering something special for non fish eaters.  Our menu will be based on favourite, classic dishes.

 Whilst visiting the Cafe take time out to visit our Gallery, which showcases work from local artists and craftspeople, inspired by the beautiful West Country landscape. A variety of art is on display from Painting and Ceramics to Jewellery and Crafts.

Do visit us and revitalise yourself in the tranquillity and natural beauty of this very special place.

Reservations: janet_middleton@outlook.com

2 courses £12.50, Tuesday to Saturday lunchtimes
Choose from our special Exmoor Food Festival menu

 3 courses £15.00, Tuesday to Saturday lunchtimes
Choose from our special Exmoor Food Festival menu

 

Pre-booked reservations only

Address:

Harbour Gallery and Café
3 The Harbour
Porlock Weir
Somerset TA24 8PD

Tel: 01643 863514 or  01643 862015

Email:  janet_middleton@outlook.com

Website:   www.harbourgalleryandcafe.co.uk

 Twitter:  @HarbourGallPW

 Facebook:  www.facebook.com/harbourgalleryandcafe 

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/harbourgalleryandcafe

The Hartnoll Hotel is open for bookings!

Welcome to the Hartnoll Hotel

The award-winning Hartnoll Hotel is nestled on the edge of Exmoor National Park in the delightful Exe Valley in Devon. With stunning decor, sumptuous fabrics, plenty of space to relax, eat and drink and exemplary customer service, it is the perfect place to relax with friends and family or meet with colleagues.

The Hotel is set in beautiful landscaped gardens surrounded by glorious Devon countryside, only minutes from Junction 27 of the M5 – perfectly located for exploring the West Country, Somerset, Devon and Exmoor.

The Hartnoll Hotel’s owner, Claire Carter, has painstakingly restored and refurbished this beautiful country house hotel, transforming it into a luxury, boutique-style hotel offering both elegance and comfort. The attention to detail has been key to the successful transformation from the stunning décor with sumptuous fabrics to a wonderful open log fire.

Exmoor Food Fest Deal

Lunchtimes:
2 course – £15.00
3 course – £17.50

Evenings:
2 course – £20.00
3 course – £25.00 (gourmet)

Click here for lunch menu and here for dinner menu.

Website:                www.hartnollhotel.co.uk

Facebook:             www.facebook.com/hartnollhotel

Bolham
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 7RA

Telephone:     01884 252777

 

La Petite Bouchée: Meet the Chef

We’re delighted to welcome back La Petite Bouchée to the Exmoor Food Fest for the third time, and after another busy year wowing customers and winning the odd award we’ve got Anita-Clare Field, Chef/Patron here in the hot seat to answer questions about food, the festival and what her guilty pleasures are.

Tell us about La Petite Bouchée and where we can find you?

We’re located in Witheridge which is equidistant between South Molton and Tiverton, on the very edge of Exmoor. We certainly get moors weather here !

Our arrival here in Devon is well documented across the Devon press, so I’ll try hard here not to be repetitive. La Petite Bouchée is our 22 cover brasserie, built into the back of our property. We opened here in May 2017 after two very successful years in London with our beloved HY Citroen Camper Van and  a lot of life under canvas. The dining room has a warm and friendly ambience, the decor is unpretentious and the food, typical brasserie food cooked with Devon’s finest ingredients, most of which is homegrown or sourced locally within a 15 mile radius. Caroline, my wife who is an award-winning author and I jointly own La Petite Bouchée. Caroline has an extensive knowledge of wine and is actually a trained pastry chef. She entrusts our future to me, and I run La Petite Bouchée on a day to day basis. Fate, luck or what you will blew Mr and Mrs Linzi and Nigel walker our way one freezing March afternoon in 2017 and with their extensive knowledge and huge experience in hospitality we are team La Petite Bouchée. I just worked from day one. Here we are entering our third year here with a lot to look forward to this year.

You’ve won a few awards since you’ve been here?

Yes, I guess we have. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to La Petite Bouchée. We’re very proud of our achievements. It’s very much a team here, a well oiled machine, Linzi, our incredible FOH often describes it as one brain. Which is good because mine is addled most of the time ! We’ve got our third Taste of The West Gold Award this year and we were also finalist this year in the Best Restaurant in the West Country Category, we were delighted to be in such illustrious company, and to lose to such a worthy winner in Jamie Rodgers at Twenty-Seven was not a hardship. We also won the LUX-Life Best International Restaurant, Devon award for the second year running and shortly before Christmas we were finalists in the Devon Tourism Awards for Best Restaurant/Bistro award and we won a Bronze which we were ecstatic about. We were up against The Burgh Island Hotel,  Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter and The Angel A Taste of Devon in Dartmouth. Imagine that, Little old us, in Witheridge, open two evenings a week, just mind boggling ! We’ve also won awards previously with Food and Drink Devon and Devon Life.

So you’re back at the Exmoor Food Fest for the third year running, what is it you like about the festival?

When we first arrived in Witheridge, we looked around at all the various festivals and events across Devon and we were immediately drawn to Exmoor Food Fest because of the locality. Sourcing local ingredients and supporting local business is so important to us as well as being able to offer our community and surrounding areas the opportunity to enjoy La Petite Bouchée at the festival prices. We’ve met some really fantastic people in the last three years both guests, fellow chefs and restauranteurs. Everyone taking  part supports and promotes each other’s offerings, well we do at least.

Tell us about your food  this year?

The food we serve at La Petite Bouchée is French brasserie style. No frills, locally sourced ingredients with big flavours. For me less is always more !  The menu for the festival this year really sings that out loudly. We’ve got classics like French Onion Soup, Chicken liver Parfait, Moules Frites, Steak Frites.

We’ve also got snails on the menu this year served traditionally with garlic butter, and our meaty ham hock terrine, made with only natural ingredients and “soft like butter with the most beautiful flavour” – that’s actually a comment from a customer last year. We’re introducing a Côtelette of Pork this year which will be served with peas and baby onions. Our seasonal fish dish is pollack with in a seafood sauce, made with homemade shellfish stock.

For our vegetarian and vegan customers we have in addition to the soup, a Vegetable Pâté which is served with french toast, Roasted Confit Tomato Galette and a Winter Vegetable Coulibiac served with a light wild mushroom sauce.

The desserts this year are a traditional Tarte with walnuts and a salted caramel glaze and a Tarte Flambée topped with apples and cinnamon. So hopefully something for everyone !

Who are your culinary influences ?

The person who fuelled my passion for food and cooking was our amazing Mama, she was a fabulous cook and she always served the most amazing food. She taught me about tasting and using my instincts, to experiment with flavours rather than always following a recipe. I really wish she was here to see what we’ve done in the last 5 years, she’d be stunned and I hope proud.

Other culinary influences are of course Raymond Blanc, self taught and very much influenced by his own Mama, and Michel Roux Jnr.   Female chefs who blow me away are the amazing Sophie-Anne Pic and Dominique Crenn.  I seriously admire Claire Smith and I love Daniel Galmiche and Stéphane Reynaud, and I can’t wait to go and try Little French in Bristol owned by Freddie Bird, who I appeared with on Channel 4’s Hidden Restaurants with Michel Roux Jnr.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Simple, a seriously wicked ‘dirty kebab’ with lashings of chilli sauce. My idea of heaven. It’s a rare treat these day as I have to drive 12 miles to get one !

Future Plans

We evolve our menus, customer experience and vision all the time, nothing is cast in stone. We have a very tight environmental policy which encompasses carbon free dining, zero waste and only supporting local business, I can see that developing a lot more in the future. Who knows, these ideas always seem so pop into my head at 3am in the morning, I mean, look what happened the last time !

An Evening at Foxes Hotel in Minehead

Foxes Hotel is a very special place. Nestled between the hills of Exmoor and the sea we are delightfully situated on the seafront of the beautiful seaside town of Minehead. We are proud to be the UK’s only training hotel for young people with learning disabilities.

Lovingly produced meals are prepared using fresh, locally sourced produce by our professional Chefs supported by the students, all of whom go on to work in the hospitality industry.

To celebrate the Exmoor Food Fest we are tempting you with 3 courses that use the finest produce to delight your senses. We hope you will be inspired by our menu which will be served at a special evening on Saturday 22nd February costing £17.50 per person for 3 courses. (All dietary requirements can be catered for).

https://foxeshotel.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Exmoor-Food-Festival-Menu.pdf

Exmoor Food Festival Evening Sat 22nd Feb, 3 courses for £17.50 (booking essential).

Contact us –

Tel: 01643 704450

Email: reception@foxeshotel.co.uk

Foxes Hotel, The Esplanade, Minehead, TA24 5QP