The Stag at Rackenford is open for bookings!

 

 

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
Dinner:             £17.50/£20.00

Rackenford, Devon, EX16 8DT.
Find us just off the A361, the North Devon Link Road.

View on Google Maps

Website:  www.thestagrackenford.co.uk

eat@thestagdevon.co.uk

01884 881755

 

On the menu at the Rising Sun in West Bagborough

EXMOOR FOOD FEST MENU 2020

TO START

SOMERSET PORK SCOTCH HEN’S EGG

with beetroot and juniper ketchup

RIVER EXE MUSSELS

Exmoor gold, garlic, whole grain mustard with a touch of  West Bagborough Honey

WEST BAGBOROUGH VEGETABLE SOUP

served with warm bread

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MAIN COURSE

EXMOOR GAME COBBLER

local game & herbs  & shallots slowly cooked in a wine sauce, topped with a cobbler crust

PAN FRIED FILLET OF HADDOCK

salt and vinegar potatoes, crushed peas, warm tartar sauce

HOMITY PIE

served with local vegetables

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DESSERTS

SALTED CARAMEL SOMERSET APPLE TART

served with cinnamon Chantilly cream

TRIO OF ROOT VEGETABLE ICE CREAMS

with a chocolate crumb base and crystallised shards

CHOCOLATE DELICE

served with salted peanut ice cream

two courses 12.50 * three course 16.50

You can find out more about The Rising Sun at West Bagborough here….

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

 

Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room: Open for bookings!

 

 

Here at the Olive Room, quality and comfort are paramount. We believe that excellent food is enjoyed most, in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.

We are incredibly lucky to live and work in such a beautiful area, and we take full advantage of our location! Sourcing the very best in local, seasonal ingredients, and making the most of the abundance North Devon has to offer.

All our food is homemade here on the premises, from the bread, to the ice creams and sorbets. A combination of the very best local produce, and skilled craftsmanship in the kitchen results in a thoughtfully prepared, contemporary British Menu. With strong North Devonian influences, we present  mouth-watering dishes that are as pleasing on the palette as they are on the eye.

We have a fantastic, comprehensive wine list, offering an excellent variety at great value. Our feature wines change with the seasons, accompanying our menu to perfection.

Friendly, attentive service, complements our warm, intimate, environment. So if you’re looking for somewhere to dine with friends, a romantic dinner for two, or perhaps a family celebration, look no further.

We look forward to welcoming you.

“A simple, homely restaurant beneath a B&B, run by an experienced local chef who trained under Nathan Outlaw. Ultra-fresh seafood is the focus, with dishes only confirmed once the day boat deliveries come in. Cooking is skilled” – MICHELIN guide inspectors.

Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room was first awarded a Michelin star for the 2017/18 Michelin Guide, and our team here understand that quality and comfort are paramount. We believe that fine dining is best enjoyed in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.

We are incredibly lucky to live and work in such a beautiful area. To take full advantage of our location, we source the very best in local, seasonal ingredients, making the most of the abundance North Devon has to offer.

We do operate a cancellation policy which you can view HERE

Exmoor Food Fest offer: 
3 courses for £30.00
Lunch:        Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Dinner:       Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Tel : +44 (0) 1271 867831
Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room, 56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, North Devon EX34 9DJ

Twitter:          @The_Olive_Room
Facebook:       /pages/Thomas-Carr-at-The-Olive-Room
Email:               info@thomascarrdining.co.uk
Website:         www.thomascarrdining.co.uk

About Thomas Carr

Thomas Carr prides himself on producing food of a consistently high standard, establishing a passionate, dynamic and creative dining/kitchen environment. Always experimenting with ingredients, flavours and techniques to push the boundaries of food and exceed the expectations of each customer.

Thomas has always been driven by a fundamental love of cooking and food, always seeking to learn and grow as a chef.

His journey started when he was employed as head chef in 2002 at the Beachcomber Café in Woolacombe, Devon – his hometown. From here Thomas moved to the Watersmeet Hotel, again in Woolacombe, where he was Chef De Partie for 5 years between 2004 and 2009.

In March 2009 Thomas went to work under renowned chef Nathan Outlaw at his Seafood and Grill Restaurant @ The St Enodoc Hotel in Cornwall. Originally taken on by Nathan Outlaw as a Sous chef, Thomas’ potential was quickly noticed and in February 2010 he was appointed as Head Chef at the brand new ‘Restaurant Nathan Outlaw’. Under Thomas the restaurant received two Michelin stars within a year of opening, along with numerous other accolades and awards within the hospitality industry. As well as the day to day running of the restaurant, Thomas also participated in outside events linked to the restaurant and Nathan Outlaw; including a ‘pop up’ restaurant in London and several food festivals/events.

In 2013 Thomas returned to North Devon to take up a role as executive chef at The Coach House, Kentisbury Grange, allowing him another opportunity to work with a renowned chef in Michael Caines MBE. Thomas built a full team from scratch and achieved 2 AA Rosettes within 6 months of opening as well as a full entry into the 2014 Trencherman’s Guide.

In the spring of 2014 Thomas was presented with an opportunity to fulfil a lifetime dream of owning his own restaurant in the harbour town of Ilfracombe, North Devon. The mixture of a bustling, up and coming area and fresh line caught fish delivered to restaurant on an almost daily basis has made for a hugely successful start in business.

And it was at the end of September in 2016, that Thomas received a call so many chefs can only dream of. A call from the Editor of the Michelin Guide, asking him to attend the first ever live presentation of the guide on October 3rd.

The Rising Sun Inn at West Bagborough is open for bookings!

 

A Warm West Country welcome awaits you at this award winning county Inn.

We are thrilled to be showing off some of the best of what Somerset produce has to offer:  we aim to source our ingredients from local farmers and producers, including venison and vegetables from within 1 mile of the Inn and our own home grown seasonal produce whenever possible.

We  hope to tempt both new and returning customers alike with our two or three course lunch menu or why not treat yourself to one of our two fine dining evenings.

Please call us on 01823 432575 or follow the link to book your table

Exmoor Food Fest offer:

Two Courses for   £15.00
Three courses for £18.50  throughout February (not including 14th of February)
Monday – Friday lunch times 

Gourmet evenings 25.00 (includes a glass of wine)

Dates tba
WEST BAGBOROUGH, TAUNTON TA4 3EF
Tel 01823 432575

Somerset Pork and Black pudding Scotch Egg with a bloody Mary ketchup

Homegrown Jerusalem artichoke soup, burnt pear and walnut

River Exe Mussels steamed in Sheppy’s cider, leek and chorizo

Braised Stoneage Organic Lamb Shoulder with mustard mash and petit pois a la francais

Pan Fried Sea bass with Bombay potatoes, crispy seaweed and a saffron cream sauce

Heritage Beetroot Tart Tatin, toasted pine nuts, & basil oil served with a garden salad

Iced Banana Parfait, peanut brittle, salted caramel sauce

Somerset Pear Frangipane tart with Lovington’s honeycomb ice cream

“Chef’s Collation,” delicious flavors and textures of chocolate, coffee and hazelnut

Two Courses 15.00

Three Courses 18.50

The Coach House by Michael Caines is open for bookings!

 

 

The Coach House by Michael Caines is a culinary experience that will change the way you think about restaurant dining.

Kentisbury Grange is a luxury country hotel on the edge of Exmoor National Park. This stylish, boutique manor house is the ultimate chic retreat, romantic getaway and country escape all rolled into one.

Halfway between the historic market town of Barnstaple and the glorious beaches of Woolacombe and Saunton, Kentisbury Grange Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the region.

This exquisite Victorian manor house has been sympathetically refurbished by renowned interior designer Karen Gray to create a luxurious and contemporary ambiance whilst retaining the building’s character and architectural charm. What Karen has created is a real celebration of Kentisbury’s heritage – a combination of tasteful décor, sumptuous fabrics, antique artworks and handmade artisan furniture.

The landscaped grounds at Kentisbury Grange Hotel reflect the splendour and beauty of the surrounding Devon countryside and the grandeur of the hotel building itself. The sweeping drive opens up to the stunning vistas of the estate, with manicured lawns and picturesque ponds fed by gentle springs. These natural springs originate high on Exmoor before meandering underground, bringing their crystal clear waters to the majestic gardens. The well-tended gardens complement the surrounding landscape and are the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy nature.

Award winning restaurant, The Coach House by Michael Caines, is located in the hotel’s stunning grounds and surrounded by rolling Devon countryside. The restaurant specialises in fine dining and offers exquisite seasonal menus created by Michelin starred chef Michael Caines MBE and Head Chef James Checkley.

This 17th century former coaching house, incorporates a stunning walnut and marble bar with an oak staircase, handmade artisan furniture and stylish décor to create a glamorous yet intimate dining space. From the restaurant you will enjoy views of the chefs at work through the kitchen window, lending an element of gastro-theatre to the proceedings. Everything is created from scratch by our talented kitchen team.

Situated in the grounds of Kentisbury Grange Hotel and surrounded by gently rolling fields, the restaurant is in a truly remarkable location and open all year round for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Tea.

2 courses for £17.50/ 3 courses for £22.00:

Monday – Thursday lunch

Tel: +44 (0) 1271 882 295

Kentisbury, Barnstaple. North Devon, EX31 4NL

Twitter:              @KGCoachHouse Facebook:         /KentisburyGrange Email:                 reception@kentisburygrange.com Website:             www.kentisburygrange.co.uk

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