The registration for the Exmoor Food Fest 2020 is now open!

Calling all restaurants, pubs and tearooms on and around Exmoor – you can now sign up for the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest via our website.

This year we have exciting plans, and signing up now means that you will benefit from all the promotions we are running between now and autumn 2020.  For the first time there will be a printed Exmoor Food Fest brochure:  10,000 copies  will be distributed to accommodation providers, visitor centres and other public places at the beginning of August 2019. Signing up now means that your eatery will be listed free of charge in this publication.

Lots of events have been planned to make sure that the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest is going to be the biggest and best yet.  In September Peter Mundy at the Ginger Peanut will host our media dinner which will set the bar for our sixth food festival.  A limited number of tickets will be available to the public for this foodie event (those who receive our newsletter will be the first to know about this!).

In January 2020 The Coach House at Kentisbury Grange will kick off the the Exmoor Food Fest 2020 in style with our VIP launch.  The festival will run as usual throughout February across Exmoor and beyond, with tasting dinners, food fairs and foodie events galore.

If you run a restaurant, pub or tearoom on and around Exmoor, it would be great to have you on board!  Have a look at the photos below – it’s not just a great promotion of your establishment, it’s also great fun.

The Pyne Arms: Open for bookings!



The Pyne Arms is a traditional country pub in the small hamlet of East Down just off the A39 between Barnstaple and Lynton. It is set in a valley with rolling acres of land and rises in bold hills to the north. It is conveniently placed for visiting Exmoor and the North Devon coast. For meals we recommend booking ahead by phone or email.

The Pyne Arms was relaunched in 2012 and is offering locally sourced food with a modern twist with everything from a Sunday roast to speciality fish on the menu.

The pub is convenient for those visiting the National Trust property of Arlington Court, also just off the A39 beyond the East Down turning.

Watermouth, Combe Martin, Woolacombe, Saunton, Croyde, Lynton and Lynmouth are all popular places to visit in the area and the Pyne Arms is just a short drive to stunning Exmoor National Park.

We are a dog friendly pub which is ideal as there are many public footpaths in the area for walkers to enjoy.

At The Pyne Arms, our emphasis is on providing locally sourced food with a modern twist with everything from a Sunday roast to speciality fish on the menu.

We use wherever possible, the finest local produce available, giving you a dish which is both traceable and fresh but most importantly, tasty!

Our seasonal menu also features selected specials, an example special board is shown to the side.

If you are a real ale fan then you wont be disappointed as we regularly feature local guest ales.

To avoid disappointment please call 01271 850055 to book a table

Please note we also cater for private functions.

The Exmoor Food Fest deal:
2 courses for £12.50 /  3 courses for £15.00
Lunch:   Tuesdays – Fridays
East Down
EX31 4LX

Phone:      01271 850055

La Petite Bouchée: Open for bookings!



Welcome to La Petite Bouchée!

We started life in our four-seater restaurant housed in the back of our 1971 Citroen HY Camper Van in leafy South East London. Literally the most unique French Brasserie in the UK.  Since launching in August 2014 we have built a fantastic brand capturing the hearts and appetites of diners. We are proud of our awards haul to date which include the  Time Out #LoveLondonAwards winning best restaurant in Sydenham and since relocating to beautiful rural Devon earlier this year, a much coveted Gold Award in the Taste of The West Awards in the best restaurant category.  We were also a finalist in the Devon Life Food & Drink Awards 2017 and runner up in the Best Bistro Category in the Food and Drink Devon Awards. 

Our philosophy is simple. Create the perfect ambience, add fabulous food and a glass of fizz and  you’ve got an experience you won’t forget.  Our name translated literally means the ‘small mouthful’ but there is nothing small about La Petite Bouchée.  With only 20 covers we may be small, however, the flavours are big and bold and are accompanied with a wine list to match.

 All of our ingredients are locally sourced, responsibly sustained and where possible homegrown and within a 25 mile radius of our North Devon base. Our menu changes each month to reflect the seasons and caters for all. We look forward to welcoming you to our slice of French heaven in Devon. 

Exmoor Food Fest Deal: £17.50 / £20.00
available Fridays and Saturdays evening (booking essential)

Quanticks House
19 The Square
EX16 8AE

Tel:  01884 860 654

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22 Feb: Barista Experience at Miles Tea & Coffee

Miles Tea & Coffee are offering a new ‘Barista Experience’ at their factory in Somerset.

The first class will take place on Thursday 22nd  February as part of the Exmoor Food Fest. Miles’ barista expert has a wealth of experience from working in Italy for many years, and he is a member of the Speciality Coffee Association Europe (SCAE).

The class will last 3 hours during which attendees will learn to distinguish the subtle differences between coffee beans, master the perfect cup of coffee and see some creative latte art. 

Previous knowledge of coffee is not a requirement, but a passion for coffee is a must!

Places are limited, to book, email  The first course has an introductory price of £33 per person. Location will either be our Minehead or Porlock site, start time to be 9:30.

Can’t make it? Why not join our monthly roastery tours on the last Thursday of the month, pre-book only, check online for more details or email

Miles Tea and Coffee is a family run business established in 1888. The West Somerset based business creates quality tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Following a recent rebrand Miles are promoting the West Country by partnering with local communities, West Country businesses, and sponsorship. Miles products are available in Tesco, Asda, Morrisions, Sainsburys, the Co-op and many other stores.

Lynmouth Bay Cafe joins the Exmoor Food Fest

It was almost a year ago that two good friends arrived in Lynmouth to take over the Lynmouth Bay Café. Although our backgrounds were very different we’d both decided that it was time for a complete change in our lives and a tearoom seemed a good idea.

We first saw it on a very grey, wet and cold day in January last year and since then we have always said that Lynmouth chose us – we loved it! The first year has been a steep learning curve for both of us but we’re still here and still good friends!

After a well needed break in January we have a mini refurbishment underway and now excited to be re-opening on Saturday 11th February and supporting the Exmoor Food Festival.

Here at the Lynmouth Bay Café we make our own cakes, scones, soups and savouries and where we can’t we use local suppliers.

As part of the Exmoor Food Festival we will be offering our range of Cream Teas, including our popular Exmoor Cream Tea, with 10% discount from 11th February to 22nd February. (Excluding Monday 20th when we will be closed)

We look forward to meeting you. 

Tel. 01598 753 337
Facebook:  /LynmouthBayCafe

Exmoor Food Fest launches today!

Tonight, award winning chefs from Exmoor will be serving up a seven course meal at the Luttrell Arms in Dunster to officially launch the 2017 Exmoor Food Fest.  Olivier Certain (Clavelshay Barn), Paul and Donna Berry (The Swan), Andrew Dixon (The Cafe at Porlock Weir) and Ellis Pannell (Pyne Arms) are joining Head Chef Barrie Tucker in the kitchen for a truly outstanding menu.

From 1 February, many restaurants across the region will be offering a special Food Fest deal: customers will be able to dine out for as little as £10 for two courses, even at Michelin starred and multi-Rosette restaurants.

Have a look at our map to see all the restaurants signed up so far!  exmoor-food-fest-2



The Red Lion Pub in Oakford has just joined the Exmoor Food Fest

Welcome to the Red Lion Hotel

The Red Lion Hotel is a traditional country pub in Oakford, Devon.

With a fantastic selection of drinks including real ales, excellent wines and a great choice of non-alcoholic drinks, the Red Lion Hotel also offers delicious home cooked food and is the ideal location for a great meal in a comfortable and welcoming venue.

The menu offers both traditional, home cooked meals in addition to light snacks and desserts, all of which are freshly prepared on site with locally sourced produce where possible.

The pub offers a special Senior Citizen discount on Thursdays between 12pm and 3pm. With a choice of starters, mains and desserts, two course meals have a special price of £9.95 and three course meals are £12.95.

The pub’s Sunday Carvery, at £9.95, is also growing a reputation for its good quality. Served between 12.30pm and 4pm bookings are recommended.

Bed and Breakfast

Situated in the Exe Valley in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Oakford is within easy reach of Exmoor National Park and Devon’s wonderful coastlines. Why not make the Red Lion Hotel your base for exploring the surrounding area and all that is on offer?

Fully renovated and refurbished, there are four en-suite double bedrooms which are available all year round. Each room is well-equipped with a colour TV, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Rooms are available at £80 a night including breakfast and can be rented out together for groups. 


The Red Lion Hotel holds a “Award of Excellence” and an outstanding service award from  Also voted Mid-Devon Gazette “Pub of the Year” for 2014 and 2015.


Hosting regular events throughout the year including live bands, beer festivals, charity evenings and a monthly pub quiz which takes place on the third Wednesday of every month, the Red Lion Hotel can also be hired out for special occasions. Whether it’s just a table or two in the restaurant or the entire hotel, this award winning country pub is ideal whatever the occasion.

Exmoor Food Fest Deal

We are delight to be participating in the Exmoor Food Fest 2016.

2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £15 for lunch bookings on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and for dinner bookings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Red Lion
Rookery Hill
EX16 9ES

For more information, please visit, email or call 01398 351592.  Please mention the Exmoor Food Fest when booking.