The Exff23 Menu at the Royal Oak in Withypool

This is hot off the press! We have just received the menu from the Royal Oak in Withypool, and it’s looking fab. So here it is: Starters  Seasonal Soup of the Day with Crusty Baguette & Butter  Saffron Poached Pear, Goats Cheese & Black Onion Seeds Fish Cakes, Parsley Emulsion, Royal Oak Pickles  Home SmokedContinue reading “The Exff23 Menu at the Royal Oak in Withypool”

Welcome to the Royal Oak of Luxborough

The Royal Oak Inn has been at the heart of the pretty village of Luxborough for over 600 years and still to this day retains most of the building’s original features. Inside you’ll find the original flagstone and cobblestone flooring, coupled with rugged stone walls and open beams – giving the inn unrivalled character andContinue reading “Welcome to the Royal Oak of Luxborough”

Welcome to The Royal Oak Inn, Withypool

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 2019Continue reading “Welcome to The Royal Oak Inn, Withypool”

Win a foodie retreat on the north Devon coast

The prize: A three-course meal for two and an overnight stay with breakfast at Sandy Cove Hotel in Berrynarbor In anticipation of Exmoor Food Fest, we’ve teamed up with the Food Mag to treat one lucky reader to a winter getaway on the coast. To mark the launch of the event, Sandy Cove Hotel is giving oneContinue reading “Win a foodie retreat on the north Devon coast”

Welcome to La Petite Bouchée

Bienvenue à La Petite Bouchée, our multi-Award winning Restaurant and Private Events business. We are delighted to be taking part in the Exmoor Food Fest for the 4th year and will open our doors on 3rd February so that guests can enjoy a taste of France with an Exmoor provenance.  Originally opening in Sydnenham/Crystal PalaceContinue reading “Welcome to La Petite Bouchée”

Welcome to Croydon Hall

We’re excited to welcome Croydon Hall in Somerset to the 2023 Exmoor Food Fest! Surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside, the views from the restaurant at Croydon Hall are spectacular, the setting tranquil, the pace relaxed.  Stay over and make a night of it. Each of the 15 bedrooms has been individually designed and appointed andContinue reading “Welcome to Croydon Hall”

Welcome to the Seacliff Restaurant at Sandy Cove Hotel

The Seacliff Restaurant at Sandy Cove Hotel was opened 2 years ago and is a small intimate restaurant with a stunning sea view. Sandy Cove Hotel is a family run business which has been in the family for 44 years.  Food has always been at the forefront of everything we have done as we believeContinue reading “Welcome to the Seacliff Restaurant at Sandy Cove Hotel”

Amuse Bouche

amuse-bouche  noun \ ə-ˈmyüz-ˈbüsh  , ˈä-ˌmüz-ˈbüsh  , -ˌmᵫz- \ plural amuse-bouches also amuses-bouches\ ə-​ˈmyüz-​büsh  , -​ˈbü-​shəz , ˈä-​ˌmüz-​ˈbüsh  , -​ˈbü-​shəz , -​ˌmᵫz-​ \ Definition of amuse-bouche : a small complimentary appetiser offered at some restaurants In French, “amuse bouche” means literally “it amuses the mouth.” The French were using “amuse-bouche” as a word for appetisers when English speakers embraced the culinary term almost a quarter of a century ago. Merriam-Webster Dictionary The amuse bouche served byContinue reading “Amuse Bouche”

A night to remember

Two days ago we marked the start of the countdown to the 2023 Exmoor Food Fest with a celebratory dinner at Knowle Manor, Timberscombe. The stunning setting of Knowle Manor provided a beautiful backdrop to the event where 10 chefs from across the region wowed our guests with a stunning six-course-dinner. Nicola Smith from theContinue reading “A night to remember”

Exmoor Young Chef winner Perran Clark at Knowle Manor

Our guests at the Media Launch on 12 October at Knowle Manor are in for a special treat: Exmoor Young Chef Perran Clark – with the support of his mentor Carla Jones – will be preparing a pre-dessert! Perran won the Exmoor Young Chef competition earlier this year, and this is what judge Miguel Tenreiro,Continue reading “Exmoor Young Chef winner Perran Clark at Knowle Manor”