The Rising Sun in West Bagborough is open for bookings

Stepping into a countryside canvas you have to explore, our unique pub is not one to ignore. The Idyllic marriage between 15th century values with a modernistic splash of panache, we are the perfect escapism for a spontaneous dash. 

The best in the West – whether you’re staying in our hotel, experiencing our fine dining or visiting some of our natures treasures, our stay & scenic combination is captivating in all seasons & weathers. 

Quite simply the best pub in Somerset, this famous stop off, breakaway or staycation is sweeping the nation with its array of fine dining, unrivalled atmosphere & chic interiors.

If it’s good enough for Johnny Depp, Rowan Atkinson & Peter Andre, then it’s good enough for us. That’s right, all the way from the red carpet to our rustic doors, this star studded cast were lured in by Somerset’s gorgeous views & authentic countryside food.

With a pinch of stardust & ripe with talent, it’s our devoted & skilled chefs who play a starring role in ensuring every meal is served with fine dining appeal for a Hollywood look! For your cameo appearance, pop on by for a festive feast, a seasonal occasion or ‘just because’. 

With great food, great service, and hikes that support any type of attire (even a Jimmy Choo) stumble upon a well deserved break, palate pleasing tastes & a revolving lens of stunning views.

Exmoor Food Fest deal:

Available lunchtimes 12:00 – 15:00 throughout February 2022

2 courses £17.50 – 3 Courses £22

Starters

Somerset Pork Scotch Egg with Cider Apple Ketchup DF Foraged Wild mushrooms on Toasted Sourdough GF* River Exe Mussels Steamed in Exmoor Gold Ale GF*

Mains

Trio of Venison Sausages & Mash, Braised Red Cabbage & Onion Jus GF
North Devon Seafood Broth, Croute & Red Pepper Rouille GF*
West Country Goats Cheese & Beetroot Risotto with a Walnut, Mint & Rocket Salad GF V (available vegan without cheese)

Desserts

Tiramisu – Chocolate & Coffee Mousse Cake with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream Somerset Apple Crumble & Custard GF VG*
Eton Mess, Chantilly Cream, Lemon Macaron,

Meringue Shards & Fresh Berries GF

West Bagborough
Taunton 
Somerset, TA4 3EF

Website: www.therisingsunwestbagborough.com
Phone Number: 01823 432 575
Email Address: michelle@melburypubs.com

The Antidote in Ilfracombe is open for bookings

Welcome to the Antidote Restaurant. Superb Modern British Food, Hand selected Wines and a sophisticated place in which to enjoy with friends. We also have Boutique Accommodation! Two Modern Ensuite Rooms and  a fully equipped Boutique Loft Style Holiday Apartment.

Intimate Dining and Exceptional Food. Using Fresh Local and in Season ingredients you will experience some of the best food in Ilfracombe from this pretty little restaurant. Thoughtful service always with a smile and Wines to Match every plate. Menus full of flavour and personality.

Exmoor Food Fest deal:
Thurs/Fri evenings only. 3 course menu £28.00

Antidote Restaurant
20 St James Place
lfracombe
EX34 9BJ

Phone: 01271 865339

Mobile: 07875388588

Email: antidotetapas@outlook.com

Welcome to The Martlet Inn in Langford Budville

The Martlet Inn in Langford Budville is a quintessential country dining pub complete with a beautiful flag-stone floor, roaring log burner and is fast earning a reputation for it’s locally sourced food specialising is sea-food and game.

The pub was given a new lease of life after the first lockdown when it was taken over by Jon & Millie Coward (also of The Bear in Wiveliscombe and the Lamb & Flag, Blagdon Hill).  The focus is very much on those elusive qualities that make a good pub a great one – you’ll receive and warm and friendly welcome along with professional and attentive service.  A bustling ambience, helped along by the many locals who pop in for a pint or two, provides the perfect back-drop to your visit. There is a choice of dining areas – from the beautiful glass dining room to a cosy table by the fire.   

The kitchen is headed up by local chef Matt Dean who, along with his team, puts together seasonal menus always with a nod to the abundance of glorious produce on our doorstep including some of the plentiful game and sea-food that our area has to offer.

We’re delighted to be part of the Exmoor Food Festival 2022 and have a special menu running from Mondays to Saturday’s starting on Monday 31st January and running until Monday 28th February – to book please phone 01823 401330 and quote Exmoor Food Festival.  We are also excited to be running a Taste of Exmoor meal on Thursday 17th February, details TBC.

The Martlet Inn, Langford Budville, Wellington, TA21 0QZ

01823 401330

www.themartletinn.co.uk

info@themartletinn.co.uk

Exmoor Food Fest Deal:

Running  Monday to Saturday starting on Monday 31st January until Monday 28th February

To Start

Smoked Pigeon breast – apple, walnut & celeriac salad

Roasted cauliflower soup – with Somerset Blue rarebit Mussels in Exmoor Ale – with crusty bread (starter or

main course)

Main Course

Slow-cooked Somerset belly pork – with Exmoor cider jus and a black pudding bubble & squeak cake

Pan-fried pheasant – with a pheasant & paprika chipolata and mixed bean cassoulet

Wild mushroom & chestnut pastry box – with pesto cream, seasonal vegetables & new potatoes

Dessert

Sticky Toffee Pudding – with vanilla ice cream Lemon Posset – with vanilla shortbread

Chocolate brownie – with caramel sauce & vanilla ice cream

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 Deal: 2 courses for £19.50, 3 courses for £24.50
Starters
Crispy Breaded Somerset Brie Wedges with Rocket accompanied by Orange Zest & Cranberry Compote (2,7)
Farmhouse Terrine with Salad Garnish, Toast & Red Onion Chutney (2,7,14)
Soup of the Day with Crusty Bread (1,2)
½ Pint of Shell on Prawns with Duo of Dips & Lemon Wedge (3,4,5)
Mains
Steak & Exmoor Ale Pie, Puff Pastry Top, Buttery Mash or Chips, Seasonal Vegetables & Gravy (2,6,7,12,14)
Exmoor Ale Beer Battered Cod with Chunky Chips, Peas & Homemade Tartar Sauce (2,4,5,7)
Local Venison Burger topped with Bacon & Cheddar Cheese with Burger Relish, Skin on Fries,
Salad Garnish, Gherkins & Coleslaw (2,4,7,13,14)
Monkfish Fillet in a Creamy Bacon & Caper Sauce, with Sauté Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables (5,7)
Wild Boar Sausage & Creamy Mash, Onion Rings, Gravy & Seasonal Vegetables (1,2,7,9)
Sweets
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce with Custard, Ice Cream or Cream (2,7)
2 Scoops of Styles Ice Cream with Wafer and Chocolate Flake (2,7)
Lemon Meringue Pie with Cream or Ice Cream (2,7)
Warm Chocolate Fudge Cake with Ice Cream or Cream (2,7)
Bread & Butter Pudding with Custard, Cream or Ice Cream (2,7)


Allergen Code: 1-Celery, 2-Cereals containing gluten, 3-Crustaceans, 4-Eggs, 5-Fish, 6-Lupin, 7-Milk,
8-Mollusc, 9-Mustard, 10-Nuts, 11-Peanuts, 12-Sesame Seeds, 13-Soya, 14-Sulpher Dioxide.


The Royal Oak
Withypool
Somerset TA24 7QP

Tel.01643 831506 
Email: joinus@royaloakwithypool.co.uk

Welcome to La Petite Bouchée in Witheridge

Welcome to La Petite Bouchée, our multi-award winning French Brasserie located in rural heartlands of North Devon. We’re absolutely delighted to be taking part in our fourth Exmoor Food Festival this year and we’re already planning two fabulous menus to tempt you with from January 28th through to February 26th.

Our name translated literally means “small mouthful” but there is nothing small about La Petite Bouchée: our flavours are big and bold, and all of our ingredients are sourced within 12 miles of the restaurant or homegrown.

Life in the past 22 months like everyone else in hospitality has had its challenges, but we rose to the said challenge and created our TOGO brand offering boxes of restaurant quality food, diced, peeled chopped and prepped for you to simply heat, boil or baste in the comfort of your own home. 

We’ll be running a FestivalTOGO box throughout the whole of February. Watch this space. 

We’ll also be launching our brand new supper club MANGETOUT during the festival with a menu showcasing the best of Exmoor. 

Just shortly before the pandemic we scooped a bronze award, against some pretty fierce competition in the Devon Tourism Awards and in spite of the pandemic we still managed to scoop our 5th Gold award from Taste of The West. You’ll also remember us from Hidden Restaurants with Michel Roux Jnr. 

La Petite Bouchée is a unique dining experience, a hidden gem and if you’re looking for a taste of France using the finest Devon produce then we look forward to welcoming you during the festival.

Exmoor Food Fest Deal: 2 courses £17.50/ 3 courses £20.00 4 courses £25.00

Available Friday and Saturday evening ( Bookings Only )

Reservations: http://www.lapetiteboucheebrasserie.co.uk/reservations

Quanticks House
19 The Square
Witheridge
Tiverton
Devon
EX16 8AE

Tel: 07729 643642

Website www.lapetiteboucheebrasserie.co.uk

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Welcome to the Kings Arms, Georgeham

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!

***Details about the 2022 Exmoor Food Fest deal to follow soon***

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

The Kings Arms
Chapel Street
Georgeham
Braunton, EX33 1JJ

Website: www.kingsarmsgeorgeham.co.uk

Email: info@kingsarmsgeorgeham.co.uk

Welcome to The Carlton, Ilfracombe

The Carlton is proud to be part of the Exmoor Food Fest 2022!

It’s been a long time coming, and we’re rather excited about the coming New Year. Hopefully, things will have calmed down for all of us, and we’ll be taking part in the Exmoor Food Fest! As lovers of great food, how can we not get excited about this event? After taking part in early 2020, and all of us missing out in 2021, we can’t wait to take part again and share our Food Fest menu with you all! 

Exmoor Food Fest Background 

This will be the sixth Exmoor Food Fest. The event has earned a reputation for turning the spotlight on some of the region’s finest eateries, while at the same time giving foodies in the area, and from beyond, an added incentive to get out there for a taste of Exmoor! 

This incentive comes in the form of the Exmoor Food Fest discounts which run for the month and expose the palate to some of the more sublime tastes the area has to offer. The Carlton Hotel, Ilfracombe, is proud to be joining in this festival of food and will be bringing its own special menu components to the party, along with a selection of exclusive Exmoor Food Fest deals. 

The Carlton Brasserie 

The Carlton will call themselves a ‘Hotel with Provenance’; a gaze through the suppliers’ list will tell you just how important local ingredients are for the kitchen team. Free-range eggs, locally caught fish, locally reared meat, seasonal vegetables and ingredients all feature heavily on the menu.​

The fish you will eat at The Brasserie, in Ilfracombe, will have been caught in the bay and landed by local fishing boats or, in the case of the plump tidal mussels on the menu, plucked from the bed of the Torridge, one of two arterial rivers which flow into the Atlantic via the North Devon coast. 

Much of the meat that makes the plate in the Brasserie will have been Exmoor farmed (such as the pork), or at the very least come from a southwest farm with the highest of welfare standards (as is the case with the beef and the lamb). Meanwhile, the kitchen’s supply of staple vegetables comes from The Great Field, located in the nearby village of Braunton, which has been providing sustenance from its nutritious soil since the ninth century. With such quality and consistency, simplicity in the kitchen means celebrating the authentic tastes and full flavours of these basic ingredients. The provenance and local sourcing behind the Brasserie menu ensures the food talks for itself, while the stylish layout and pleasant surroundings of the restaurant, allows all diners and guests to relax in nothing but pleasant ambience. 

The Carlton’s reputation for non-fussy adjustments to menu items, in order to accommodate diners with specific diets and allergies, is second to none. Mention to one of the team about any dietary requirements and they’ll be happy to help. The Carlton will ensure all diners are able to enjoy their meal at the Brasserie. 

For more information about Carlton food menus or to book a table for the restaurant, email us on dine@ilfracombecarlton.co.uk

Exmoor Food Fest Deal:

Any two courses @ £19.50, extra course £4.
Menu available Wednesday to Saturday evening and lunchtimes by appointment.

The Carlton Hotel
Runnacleave Road
Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Tel: 01271 862446
Mail: enquiries@ilfracombecarlton.co.uk
Website: http://www.ilfracombecarlton.co.uk

Welcome to the Farmers Arms, Combe Florey

Literally risen from the ashes after a fire destroyed the original building dating back to the 15th century in January 2017, the Farmers Arms in Coggins Lane in Combe Florey is now a busy traditional pub with a modern twist where great pride is taken in serving outstanding food.

Head Chef Ben Routley and his team pride themselves on utilising the best of what’s fresh and in season, from Beechridge Farm duck to local seafoods from the North Devon coast for their daily changing menus.

“We take beautiful local ingredients and use classic cooking skills to show them off as they deserve”, explains Ben.

A charcoal fired Josper oven in the kitchen is used for producing the most succulent steaks and fish dishes. Even the charcoal is produced by the Farmers Arms.

A Covid safe garden of thatch-covered tables with heaters for when the weather turns cold and an outside tiki-style bar provide a fabulous atmosphere. The popular wood fired pizza oven is in operation on Friday evenings and all day Saturdays. 

The Farmers Arms is well-known for the variety of real ales and exclusively local ciders as well as an exciting range of lagers and craft beers. The wine list is also extensive.

A firm Exmoor Food Fest favourite, the Farmers Arms have played host to several foodie events such as the “Celebration of Beef” a few years ago when four guest chefs joined the Farmers Arms’ head chef to produce five courses involving beef – including the dessert. 

***Details about the Exmoor Food Fest deal will be available soon***

The Farmers Arms
Combe Florey
Taunton
Somerset TA4 3HZ

Tel: 01823 432267
Email: info@farmersarms.net

Website: www.farmersarmsatcombeflorey.co.uk

All photos by Faydit Photography.

Welcome to New Coast Kitchen in Croyde

New Coast Kitchen is based in the heart of Croyde Bay in North Devon. We offer a set lunch menu between 12-14:30 and a la carte dinner menu 18:00-late 5 nights a week. We work very hard to offer our customers fresh, high quality dishes served in a precise modern style. 

We are still a young business having taken the building on last year in the middle of Covid-19. The building was a shop and cafe so since last year we have gone through a high number of changes including a full renovation and many tweaks to the ways we accommodate our customers. 

Croyde is very much a seaside holiday destination and has an array of great family friendly pubs and eateries which has allowed us to really commit to offering holiday makers and locals a very different dining experience for the area. We constantly challenge ourselves to improve and push standards across the business every day with the goal always being to offer our customers the best of everything. 

Our kitchen is run by our head chef Martin Baylis who is a young, talented, and exciting chef. Originally from Worcester Martin moved to North Devon 4 years ago and has worked in some amazing restaurants both locally and across the country. His vision and passion for offering top quality dishes consistently is the backbone for our restaurant and has given us a strong foundation to create something that we hope many people enjoy and will continue to visit now and in the future. 

We aim to keep both the food and drinks menus fresh and exciting by making numerous changes throughout the year to align with seasons, introducing different combinations of flavours and as we uncover new local suppliers offering the best produce the South West can offer. 

We are delighted to welcome everyone of all ages at New Coast Kitchen. Due to the size of our restaurant and the style of service we are sadly unable to accommodate highchairs and pushchairs and we do not have the facilities to welcome very young children. If your little one is happy to sit at the table and dine from our full menu, we would love to serve them with you. We do not allow dogs inside the restaurant at any time. 

To make a booking please visit our website where our full menu and terms and conditions can be found. 

Exmoor Food Fest offer:

Lunch: Thursday – Saturday 3 courses for £20.
Lunch being served 12-14:30 for the whole of Feb. Which is bookable via our website. 

New Coast Kitchen
1 St. Mary’s Road
Croyde
EX33 1LF 

Website: https://newcoastkitchen.co.uk
Phone number: 01271 316026 
Email: info@newcoastkitchen.co.uk

Where to stay: Bossington Hall

Nestled on the slopes of Porlock Vale, Bossington Hall is barely noticeable as you pass through the valley as it blends so well into the surrounding landscape.
Quite how such a gigantic building can hide so well is unbelievable. The Hall belies its interior, as the vernacular building has been lovingly brought back to life by Guy, an ex-aerospace design engineer, with meticulous attention to detail.

Forget dated floral frilly edged bed spreads, with WiFi, 50” TVs, modern plumbing and Angel Strawbridge wallpaper, it is more like a makeover programme on a grand scale.


Bossington Hall is now a luxury Bed and Breakfast, with probably the best view in Somerset, if not the South West. Sumptuous breakfasts are served, after which many guests find they don’t even need lunch! Six rooms are currently open, with more coming in the new year, along with a Sauna and Wellness Suite, as well as a disabled accessible ground floor suite – quite a challenge in a Grade II listed 110 year old building.

Guy and his Staff are well known for their customer service level beyond all expectations.  Quality such as this comes at a price, but starting at £120 a night, it’s not as astronomical as their standards.

Website
Tel. 01643862800
Email: info@bossingtonhall.co.uk