The Old Ship Aground in Minehead is open for bookings!

 

 

Here at The Old Ship Aground food is very much a part of what we do.  We LOVE TO COOK and is very much ‘River Cottage’ in style – if we cannot raise it or grow it, you can be sure it’s locally sourced, from home raised Mutton to oven fired hams you can be assured it’s the very best of quality..

With our small farm on the hills of Exmoor we have a real connection with traditional farming and understand the true importance of good produce to make good food.

We run with a Bar Classic’s menu which has everything you would expect to find as well as a varied and interesting restaurant menu Our daily specials black boards also give us a chance to show off a little. Seafood always has a big presence after all we are by the sea. Be assured its seasonal, Fresh and Local       

With the addition of our very own smoker we cure and smoke such things as bacon, fish and meats, which is always a great way to enhance our offering.

You can enjoy good food and atmosphere in our relaxed Pub area, in the Courtyard Restaurant or you may decide to dine alfresco and enjoy the wonderful views.

The Old Ship Aground, built in 1911 and formally known as The Pier Hotel, (they took the pier down in the war so thought it prudent to change the name) is an historic listed Edwardian pub located on the old harbour area in Minehead. With some of the best views in Minehead across the harbour to the Quantocks and Wales, the location is idyllic.

We fell in love with her and bought back in May 2013. Since then we sorted the old girl out and refitted almost everything from top to bottom. Now with 12 new bedrooms offering a variety of single, double, twin and super king sizes there is a room for everyone, with all the little extras you’d expect – flat screen tv’s, tea, coffee & biscuits, bathroom sets and free wifi etc.

We offer great old fashioned hospitality, and doing a good job of it, is very important to us. You don’t have to just take our word for it, please check out our reviews, both on Google and Trip Adviser.

Hope to see you soon.

Julian and crew

Exmoor Food Fest offer:
Three courses for £25.00 – evenings only 
Sunday to Thursday only throughout February. 

We ask that you book your table in advance with the Exmoor Food Fest Menu clearly mentioned at the time of booking to be able to receive our Exmoor Food Fest Special Offer 2020.

The Exmoor Food Fest Menu is available Evenings Only – Sunday Night to Thursday Night from Sunday 2nd February

Enjoy a Three Course Dinner for the Very Special Exmoor Food Festival Offer price of £25.00 per person.

You can select your preferred Three Course Menu from our regular evening full menu options and our Daily Specials.

A few examples of Starters that are available on our regular Menu – Mussels cooked in Lemon & Garlic with fresh Basil. Served with melted Mozzarella topped Ciabatta or Rabbit & Smoked Bacon Scotch Egg served with Chicory Salad and Sweet Chilli Tomato Jam, or Thai Style Skewers of Salmon or Tofu served with Peanut Sauce & Spinach Couscous.

Example Main Courses – Pan Fried Sea Bass Fillet on a Mussel, Chorizo & Red Pepper Stew with Saffron turned Potatoes, or Duo of Duck, Confit Duck Leg & sautéed Breast with roasted Sweet Potato spiced Red Cabbage and a Blackberry Sauce, or Hunters Chicken, Chicken wrapped in Smoked Streaky Bacon with homemade BBQ and melted Monterey Jack Cheese served with Spring Onion Mashed Potatoes and Greens.

Then indulge yourself and select a delicious Homemade Dessert to finish off your menu.

(Please note that the Rib Eye Steak & Venison Loin will not be available to choose if you are taking advantage of our Exmoor Food Festival Menu Special Offer)

You can call us on 01643 703516 or you can email bookings@theoldshipaground.com to reserve your table.

We all look forward to seeing you and we know you will enjoy experiencing our famous Old Ship Aground Hospitality!

Website:             theoldshipaground.com

Facebook:        /The-Old-Ship-Aground-Minehead-Harbour
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elephone:       01643 703516

Address:
Quay Street
TA24 5UL Minehead

 

 

An Evening at Foxes Hotel in Minehead

Foxes Hotel is a very special place. Nestled between the hills of Exmoor and the sea we are delightfully situated on the seafront of the beautiful seaside town of Minehead. We are proud to be the UK’s only training hotel for young people with learning disabilities.

Lovingly produced meals are prepared using fresh, locally sourced produce by our professional Chefs supported by the students, all of whom go on to work in the hospitality industry.

To celebrate the Exmoor Food Fest we are tempting you with 3 courses that use the finest produce to delight your senses. We hope you will be inspired by our menu which will be served at a special evening on Saturday 22nd February costing £17.50 per person for 3 courses. (All dietary requirements can be catered for).

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Exmoor Food Festival Evening Sat 22nd Feb, 3 courses for £17.50 (booking essential).

Contact us –

Tel: 01643 704450

Email: reception@foxeshotel.co.uk

Foxes Hotel, The Esplanade, Minehead, TA24 5QP

 

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. Students at the College’s Combe Restaurant, who were joined in the kitchen not only by Thomas Carr, but also Michelin starred chef Mark Dodson, impressed guests with their delicious and well-presented courses.

Three years later, these students have moved on. Some of them are now working as chefs in local restaurants, amongst them Rosemary Overall who is now a chef at The Beach Hotel.

On 9 April, Thomas Carr will be cooking with Rosemary and the Beach apprentices.   The menu will be announced shortly.

Tickets are limited, so book fast:

BOOK NOW

 

The Old Ship Aground: Open for bookings!

 

 

Here at The Old Ship Aground food is very much a part of what we do.  We LOVE TO COOK and is very much ‘River Cottage’ in style – if we cannot raise it or grow it, you can be sure it’s locally sourced, from home raised Mutton to oven fired hams you can be assured it’s the very best of quality..

With our small farm on the hills of Exmoor we have a real connection with traditional farming and understand the true importance of good produce to make good food.

We run with a Bar Classic’s menu which has everything you would expect to find as well as a varied and interesting restaurant menu Our daily specials black boards also give us a chance to show off a little. Seafood always has a big presence after all we are by the sea. Be assured its seasonal, Fresh and Local       

With the addition of our very own smoker we cure and smoke such things as bacon, fish and meats, which is always a great way to enhance our offering.

You can enjoy good food and atmosphere in our relaxed Pub area, in the Courtyard Restaurant or you may decide to dine alfresco and enjoy the wonderful views.

The Old Ship Aground, built in 1911 and formally known as The Pier Hotel, (they took the pier down in the war so thought it prudent to change the name) is an historic listed Edwardian pub located on the old harbour area in Minehead. With some of the best views in Minehead across the harbour to the Quantocks and Wales, the location is idyllic.

We fell in love with her and bought back in May 2013. Since then we sorted the old girl out and refitted almost everything from top to bottom. Now with 12 new bedrooms offering a variety of single, double, twin and super king sizes there is a room for everyone, with all the little extras you’d expect – flat screen tv’s, tea, coffee & biscuits, bathroom sets and free wifi etc.

We offer great old fashioned hospitality, and doing a good job of it, is very important to us. You don’t have to just take our word for it, please check out our reviews, both on Google and Trip Adviser.

Hope to see you soon.

Julian and crew

Exmoor Food Fest offer:
Two courses for £12.50 for Lunch
Mon to Friday only throughout February. 
Menu will change weekly.

Website:             theoldshipaground.com

Facebook:        /The-Old-Ship-Aground-Minehead-Harbour
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elephone:       01643 703516

Address:
Quay Street
TA24 5UL Minehead

The Beach Hotel, Minehead: Open for bookings!

 

 

The Beach Hotel nestles neatly between the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park in the ancient seaport of Minehead. This landmark hotel was adopted by YMCA Somerset Coast in 2013 and has since been lovingly restored to its former glory – with a few added features. It now offers luxury hotel accommodation and conference and meeting facilities. It is home to Minehead’s Railway Museum and Café, The Minehead Musicians Festival – and of course a fantastic restaurant which offers a scrumptious menu serving delicious food to suit any occasion, prepared from local ingredients and presented simply and elegantly.

As we mentioned, (and will proudly mention again!), we are also a charity. In 2013 YMCA Somerset Coast saw the old hotel as an opportunity to restore the heart of a community. Today The Beach Hotel has taken to its new role valiantly and provides a place to offer training and apprenticeships to young people who want to show and develop their talents in hospitality and as chefs. Under guidance of our award winning Head Chef and mentor and many other members of our passionate team.

Our love of coastal life and passion for comfort and leisure creates a culture that is finely balanced. It’s one of putting your feet up and stepping outside, of relaxing or being active. Whether you are a couple looking for a getaway, young or old, a family here with your children, or travelling with man’s best friend come and join us to see for yourself.

We want to inspire you to discover what’s here. Look for cosy, secluded corners tucked within busy, wide-open places. There’s something for everyone and every mood. Minehead itself offers a superb destination for anyone seeking a traditional seaside holiday and is also known as the gateway to Exmoor National Park. It is equally suitable for those who want a relaxing break or an action packed holiday of walking, cycling, horse riding or extreme sports.

Our setting provides a great base to explore Somerset and Exmoor. Minehead is a real hidden gem for kite surfing and water sports in Somerset and North Devon. Yet, is still quiet enough to explore some unchartered territory, or just relax in our Lounge. Your break with us can be whatever you want to make it really.

Exmoor Food Fest offer:
2 course £15 lunchtimes and the 3 course £22.50 evenings Tuesday to Saturday starting from 19/02/18 to the 28/02/18.

Tel : +44 (0) 1643 704765
The Beach Hotel, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset TA245AP

Twitter:            @TheBeach_Hotel
Facebook:       /thebeachhotel
Email:               info@thebeachhotel.org
Website:          www.thebeachhotel.org

Chambers Bistro, Minehead: Open for Bookings!

 

 

Head Chef Steven Hadley welcomes you to Chambers in Minehead.

Steven’s first taste of kitchen life was when he was given the job as a kitchen assistant at the Northfield Hotel in Minehead at the age of 15, where he worked and gained experience, happily for a number of years.

In 2009 Steven embarked on a two year Hospitality Diploma Course as the first year group at the brand new resources unit at West Somerset College. On leaving with a Triple Distinction he was awarded a place at the University of West London (UWL) being classically trained in Fine Dining and Management.

During his time at University, Steven was able to work with many great Chefs such as Heston Blumenthal and assisting the Roux Brothers during a heat of the Roux Scholarship.

Valuable experience was gained working at The Ritz Hotel, The Savoy Hotel and the Castle Hotel in Taunton, as well as cooking for the Queen at one of her Golden Jubilee celebrations, and Prime Minister David Cameron at the Curry Awards.

On leaving University, his first job was at Lower Slaughter Manor in the Cotswolds, before returning to Minehead and assisting with setting up of the Fine Dining restaurant at the Beach Hotel.

At the Age of 25, Steven has now owned his first restaurant ‘Chambers’ for two years.

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The Exmoor Food Fest Deal is available for dinners on every Friday and Saturday evening. Groups can be accommodated on other evenings  as by arrangement.

2 courses for £15 or 3 for £17.50 every Friday and Saturday.

6 The Avenue
Minehead
Somerset TA24 5UQ

Tel. 01643 704225

Facebook: /chambersminehead

 

Taste of Exmoor Awards 2017

Taste of Exmoor Awards Party

27 March 2017, 7pm

Butlins, Minehead

Over 5 weeks, the public voted online for the best dining experience on Exmoor during the Exmoor Food Fest 2017.

The voting has now closed, and we have winners in the categories for “Best Taste”, “Best Food Presentation”, “Best Ambience” and “Best Service”.  

We will crown the Exmoor Chef and the Exmoor Host of 2017 on the night of the awards from the three finalists in all four awards.

Meet us at 7pm at the reception at Butlins in Minehead. Redcoats will accompany you to Ludo’s (the new restaurant on the resort) for an evening of  food, fun, entertainment and great company, celebrating the success of the Exmoor Food Fest and the regional hospitality sector.

Food:  Sharing platters on the tables.

We are delighted to be able to offer some tickets to the public – if you like to join the top chefs and restaurateurs of our region on the night, please purchase a ticket (£15.00 pp) from the Exmoor Store

A word from our sponsor Wilkie May & Tuckwood

The Minehead office of Wilkie May & Tuckwood are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Exmoor Food Festival which is taking place throughout February.

Participating restaurants across the region will offer two courses for £10/three courses for £15 between the 1st and 28th February.  A wide range of events will be celebrating local food and drinks at various locations across Exmoor, culminating in a two day food extravaganza in Dunster.  For more information go to the Food Festival website on www.exmoorfoodfest.com.

The accompanying photograph shows Caroline Ferris, the Wilkie May & Tuckwood office manager.

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Enjoy the Exmoor Food Fest at Fausto’s in Minehead

We would like to offer the Exmoor Food Fest deal every lunchtime Monday – Saturday and evenings Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday excluding Valentine’s Day. 

We pride ourselves in offering authentic Italian cuisine combining Italian and local produce for the ultimate dining experience. We are a relaxed family run restaurant and welcome large and small parties. We aim to bring a small part of Italy to exmoor so come and join us by our open fire with a glass of wine and a heart bowl of pasta to keep you warm. 

Menu as follows: 

Starters: garlic mushrooms, tomato and mozzarella and game terrine. 

Mains: any pizza or pasta dish of your choice. 

Dessert: any dessert from our menu excluding the cheeeseboard. 

Fausto’s
4 Holloway St, Minehead TA24 5NP

Phone:             01643 706372
Website:          www.faustos.co.uk
Email:              mail@faustos.co.uk
Instagram:     faustosrestaurant 

Welcome back to The Beach Hotel, Minehead

14th February will see the grand opening of the new Theatre Kitchen at The Beach. They’re so proud of their young chefs down at The Beach they don’t want to hide them behind closed doors. You will be able to watch your dish being created and plated up in front of your eye, it will be truly amazing for diners and chefs. The updated menu is looking incredible!

The Exmoor Food Fest deal will be available for lunch from Monday, 20 February to Thursday, 24 February.

For further details, please contact The Beach Hotel on Tel. 01643 704765