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 weContinue reading “Welcome to The Carlton, Ilfracombe”

Welcome to the Combe Brewing Company

Combe Brewing Company is a micro-brewery based in Ilfracombe, North Devon. We craft traditional ales from the finest malt and hops. The current range includes an Amber, Blonde, Red and Dark beer. We are hoping to release an IPA before Summer 2022.Where possible we use as many local suppliers as possible and form alliances withContinue reading “Welcome to the Combe Brewing Company”

Who is joining us at the 2022 Exmoor Food Fest?

Ilfracombe is turning into a bit of hotspot for the 2022 Exmoor Food Fest, with now three restaurants signed up there: We are excited to welcome the award winning Antidote (Michelin Gourmet Bib) into our fold. Michelin starred Thomas Carr is joining us again, as is the The Carlton Ilfracombe. Over the coming days we’llContinue reading “Who is joining us at the 2022 Exmoor Food Fest?”

Thomas Carr 1873

Thomas Carr is delighted to be taking part in the 2021 Exmoor Food Fest with his newest restaurant 1873. Having opened in September 2020, 1873 quickly gained recognition from Michelin when they Tweeted about the “delicious dishes” following a visit only a few weeks after opening. The restaurant is located in Ilfracombe’s former Victorian police station and hasContinue reading “Thomas Carr 1873”

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 withinContinue reading “The Brasserie at The Carlton in Ilfracombe is open for bookings!”

Michelin starred The Olive Room in Ilfracombe is open for bookings!

  Raised in North Devon, Thomas is passionate about the local area and is a great advocate for the fantastic produce available in the area from both land and sea. Now going into its 5th year of business, Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room gained it’s Michelin star in 2016, with the guide quoting – “AContinue reading “Michelin starred The Olive Room in Ilfracombe is open for bookings!”

Save the date: Tasting Dinner with Thomas Carr on 9 April 2018

*** UPDATE:  NEW DATE *** We have exciting news:  Michelin starred chef Thomas Carr will be cooking a Tasting Dinner with the apprentices of The Beach Hotel in Minehead on Monday, 5 March. In 2015, Thomas Carr started the very first Exmoor Food Fest off with a tasting dinner at West Somerset College in Minehead.Continue reading “Save the date: Tasting Dinner with Thomas Carr on 9 April 2018”

Thomas Carr’s new restaurant, Seafood & Grill, is open for bookings!

Thomas Carr Seafood & Grill is a brand new restaurant, opening February 14th 2018.  After huge success with ‘The Olive Room’ – Thomas Carr wants to bring great food to the masses with this new, larger venue. Thomas has brought in head chef Chris Essex (The Coach House, Watersmeet Hotel) to head up a kitchenContinue reading “Thomas Carr’s new restaurant, Seafood & Grill, is open for bookings!”

Extra date at The Olive Room tomorrow!

Extra Date added – Friday 2nd February Due to popular demand, Michelin Starred Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room has added a bonus evening to it’s Exmoor Food Fest menu this Friday. With bookings filling up for Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout February, as a one off diners can also dine for the 4 courses forContinue reading “Extra date at The Olive Room tomorrow!”