The Countdown to the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest begins

A Tasting Dinner at The Ginger Peanut in Bampton on 24 September 2019 launches the countdown to the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest which will return to Exmoor in February 2020.

Peter Mundy, Executive Chef at The Ginger Peanut, and his head chef Vincenzo Gallitto will be serving an Italian Menu with an Exmoor twist to showcase the outstanding quality of local produce and Exmoor’s hospitality scene.

The Exmoor Food Fest will return to Exmoor in February 2020 when participating restaurants will be serving special ‘meal deals’ starting at £10.00 across the region.  For the sixth consecutive year, locals and visitors to the area will be able to experience outstanding menus at very reasonable prices at award-winning and Michelin starred restaurants and pubs.

“We are very excited that Peter Mundy will be hosting our media launch at The Ginger Peanut”, said Elke Winzer, Festival Director of the Exmoor Food Fest. “We really enjoy working with Peter and Vincenzo, and our guests will be in for a special treat. It’s the perfect launch of our countdown to the sixth Exmoor Food Fest.”

Peter Mundy commented: “We are delighted to host the media launch of the Exmoor Food Fest at The Ginger Peanut. We are passionate about everything foodie and everything Exmoor, and we are looking forward to being part of the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest.”

“We expect that more than 40 restaurants across the region will take part in the forthcoming Exmoor Food Fest”, added Elke Winzer. “It is a great opportunity for people to experience Exmoor and its culinary delights during a quiet season, especially as many restaurants will be offering special deals for their accommodation as well.”

Tickets for the Media Launch on 24 September are £50.00 pp (optional wine flight £20.00) can be booked directly through The Ginger Peanut:  /  T: 01398 33 22 44

Tickets are now available for the 2020 ExFF Media Launch

As it seems far too long until the start of the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest, we are going to have a feast in September!

Join us for an Italian Night with an Exmoor Twist at the Ginger Peanut in Bampton for our official media launch which will be hosted by  Chef/patron Peter Mundy and his headchef Vincenzo Gallitto.

Tickets are £50.00 per person (optional wine flight: £20.00)

Prosecco and Canapés on arrival

Amuse Bouche


Palate Cleanser



Espresso with extras

Tickets are available directly from The Ginger Peanut
( / T: 01398 33 22 44)

Peter Mundy at The Ginger Peanut
19 Fore St, Bampton, Tiverton EX16 9ND

A Celebration of Beef: Exmoor’s Food Heroes

Last Tuesday, The Farmers Arms in Combe Florey hosted a Celebration of Beef. And boy, what a celebration this was…..  six courses prepared by five outstanding chefs, accompanied by beautiful wines, wowed the lucky diners.














Mike Griffiths, head chef at the Farmers Arms, was joined in the kitchen by Olivier Certain (Duende), Anita-Clare Field (La Petite Bouchée), Peter Mundy (The Ginger Peanut) and Tim Zekki (Duende) who created an exciting menu of the best Exmoor beef. Even the delicious dessert (by Tim Zekki) contained beef!

So here are the Exmoor Food Heroes of the night, captured by photographer Jean-Phillipe Baudey :

From left to right: Mike Griffiths, Peter Mundy, Anita-Clare Field, Olivier Certain and Tim Zekki


And nothing would be possible without the fantastic people working in the kitchen and front of house!









A Celebration of Exmoor Beef at the Farmers Arms

The Farmers Arms in Combe Florey (host of the ExFF launch) are proud to announce their second Gastronomic Evening:

A Celebration of Exmoor Beef

As part of the Exmoor Food Fest head chef Mike Griffiths has invited 4 chefs to join him to create a mouth watering carnivorous delight.

5 courses of prime select beef cooked by different chefs:

Chef Patron Tim Zekki and Olivier Certain Duende Restaurant. Chef Peter Mundy at the Ginger Peanut/ Pete Mundy catering

Chef Patron Anita-Clare Field of La Petite Bouchée.

Also joining us will be Paddy Magill from Vine Wine who will be selecting wines for a wine flight to run along side the dishes (wine flight optional at an extra cost of £20.00)

Tickets: £50.00 per person (to be booked and paid in advance) for 6 courses

The Farmers Arms
Combe Florey
Somerset TA4 3HZ

Tel: 01823 432267