The Coach House at Kentisbury Grange – Open for bookings!

 

 

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

A masterpiece of contemporary rustic design and innovative yet classic cuisine, the celebrated restaurant was awarded three AA Rosettes in 2017 and Taste Of The South West in the South West Tourism Awards 2015.

This 17th century former coaching house, now a Michael Caines restaurant, 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.

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 Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Tea.

The menus at The Coach House by Michael Caines have been carefully designed to reflect the seasonality of fresh, local produce. Chef is more than happy to cater for any special dietary requirements – please let us know at time of booking so that we can prepare something for you.

2 courses for £15.00 / 3 courses for £20.00:

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

 

Calling all restaurants, pubs & tearooms: Register for the 2018 Exmoor Food Fest

The 2018 Exmoor Food Fest is going to be even bigger and better than our previous festivals. Once again, we will be celebrating the best that our region has to offer all through February.

We are now calling all food related businesses – restaurants, pubs, tea rooms – to sign up to be part of the 2018 Exmoor Food Fest and offer amazing Exmoor Food Fest deals* to their customers.

 

We are also looking for local producers who would like to take part in our “Taste Exmoor at The Beach Hotel” event in Minehead on 3 and 4 February 2018.  It is going to be a fun weekend with cook-offs, bake-offs, presentations and workshops, and of course a food & drink fair. You can sign up here.

Do you have any further questions? Then please don’t hesitate to ask. Just send us an email, and we’ll get back to you asap.

(*) We will explain this all in great detail when you sign up!

 

Overview of all participating restaurants

Exmoor Food Fest 2017 – Participating Restaurants

as of 13 February 2017
(Download pdf)

The Beach Hotel, Minehead

Lunchtime Monday 20 Feb – Thursday, 24 Feb

Tel 01643 704765

Bridge House, Bampton

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday lunchtime and Monday, Thursday and Friday evening from 16 February

Tel 01398 332138

The Cafe at Porlock Weir

Lunchtime Friday & Saturday

Dinner Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Tel 01643 863300

Chambers Bistro, Minehead

Fridays and Saturdays evening

Tel 01643 704225

Claire’s Kitchen

– cafe at the Tithe Barn during the Dunster Food Fair 25/26 February

Clavelshay Barn, North Petherton

23 and 26 February, dinner only

Tel 01278 662629

The Coach House by Michael Caines, Kentisbury Grange

Mondays – Thursdays, lunchtime

Tel 01271 882295

Dunster Castle Hotel, Dunster
Mondays – Saturdays, lunchtime and evenings

Tel. 01643 823030

Fausto’s, Minehead
Monday – Saturday, lunchtime

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evening (excluding 14/02)

Tel. 01643 706372

Hartnoll Hotel, Bolham

Monday – Saturday, lunchtime

Tel. 01884 252777

The Jubilee Inn, West Anstey

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – lunchtime (excluding 14/02)

Tel. 01398 341401

Lynmouth Bay Café (Tea room)

10% discount on Exmoor Cream Tea from 11 – 22 Feb (excluding 20 Feb)

Tel 01598 753337

Lowtrow Cross Inn, Upton

Wednesday – Saturday, lunchtime and evenings

Tel. 01398 371220

The Mandala Pizza and Salad Emporium, Porlock

Thursday – Sunday, lunchtime and evenings

Tel. 01643 863023

Mason Arms Knowstone

23 and 28 February 2017, lunchtime

Tel. 01398 341231

The Old Ship Aground, Minehead

Tel. 01643 703516

Psalter’s at the Luttrell Arms, Dunster

16 February – lunchtime,

23 February – dinner

25 February

Tel. 01643 821555

Pyne Arms, East Down

Tuesday – Saturday, lunchtime

Monday – Thursday, dinner (excluding 14/02)

Tel. 01271 850055

Rest and Be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings (except Tuesday 14th February) 6pm – 9pm

Tel 01643 841222

Royal Oak Luxborough

Tuesday – Saturday,  lunchtime

Tuesday – Friday, dinner

Tel. 01984 641498

The Swan, Bampton

Tuesday – Friday, lunchtime

Tuesday – Thursday, dinner

excluding 14/02

Tel. 01398 332248

Tarr Steps Farm, Dulverton 
Please check for availability
Tel. 01643 851507

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster

Mondays – Sundays, lunchtime

Dinner: 11 – 19 February

Tel. 01643 821425

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

 

 

Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster joins the Exmoor Food Fest

The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster has once again signed up for the Exmoor Food Fest:

We like to offer the Exmoor Food Fest deal of £10 for 2 courses and £15 for 3 courses during lunchtime throughout February (daily from 12noon till 2:30pm except 4th and 5th February) and in these rates also a glass of house wine will already be included.

From 11th till 19th February we will also offer specials for dinner which will be 2 courses for £15 and 3 courses for £20.

Contact the Yarn Market Hotel on 01643 821425 to book your table!

The Yarn Market Hotel is situated right in the heart of Dunster and you could easily combine a lunch at the restaurant with a pleasant winter stroll through the medieval village of Dunster or with a visit to the nearby Snowdrop Valley which is only a few miles away. 

The main restaurant “The Gables” can host up to 65 people, the smaller “Deer Leap” room can accommodate parties of up to 20 guests. The Yarn Market Hotel is open all year round. The restaurant is open for dinner in the evenings from 5.30 pm. A selection of popular wines, local beers and ciders are available to accompany the meal, special diets catered for with prior notice. Groups are very welcome and meal times can be arranged to suit their itinerary – pre-booking for groups essential.

 

Up-to-date list of restaurants participating in the Exmoor Food Fest

Here is a list of all the restaurants offering the Exmoor Food Fest deal during February:

The Bottom Ship, Porlock Weir
The Cafe at Porlock Weir
Chambers Bistro, Minehead
Clavelshay Barn, North Petherton
The Coach House by Michael Caines, Kentisbury Grange
The Culbone, Porlock Hill
Dunster Castle Hotel, Dunster
The Jubilee Inn, West Anstey
Mason Arms, Knowstone
Pyne Arms, East Down
Psalters Restaurant, Luttrell Arms, Dunster
The Red Lion, Oakford
Royal Oak, Luxborough
The Ship Inn, Porlock
The Stags Head Inn, Dunster
The Swan, Bampton
Tarr Farm Inn
Thomas Carr at the Olive Room, Ilfracombe
The Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster

Participating restaurants across the region will offer
2 courses for £10.00 / 3 courses for £15.00 between 1 and 29 February.
Please check with the restaurants directly for availability and mention the Exmoor Food Fest when booking your table.  Click on the links to find out more about the restaurants.

We’ve been busy….

The Exmoor Food Fest preparations are gathering pace.  We have just signed off a campaign on The Breeze starting on 4 January 2016 to shout out about a month long celebration of the best our region has to offer.

Participating restaurants will be offering two courses for £10.00/ three courses for £15.00, and we are finalising exciting events which include gin tasting, oyster and champagne feasts, evenings with local authors, dining experiences in unusual locations and so much more.

The Dunster Food Festival, which is taking over the whole of Dunster at the end of February, is going to be foodie heaven.

Fingers crossed we will be able to give you all the details about the Gourmet Trains which will be run by West Somerset Railway in February – all we can say at the moment is that award winning chefs will be cooking on these trains.

Our website  will be updated regularly – please keep checking it out for the latest information.

The Exmoor Food Fest (or Exmoor4all for that matter) does not receive any official funding. Without the generous help from Arthur David –  Food with Service we would  not be able to run this food festival. 

Thank you all for your ongoing support!

PS You can subscribe to our newsletter here – that way you will not miss out on any updates.

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Here are some of our upcoming events:

1£30.00 per person (incl. two course dinner)

The Beatles and The Stones – The two bands that have defined popular music were often pitted against one another during the Sixties.
Richard Havers, who has written extensively about both bands and worked for them on various projects, delves into their enduring appeal and unravels some of the mystery as to what makes them so timeless. With music and photographs.

Tickets are available from The Culbone: Call 01643 862259

Exmoor on a Plate: Oysters & Champage

3More details coming soon…. It will be a great opportunity to taste Porlock Oysters. Make sure you don’t miss out and book your place now.

Call 01643 862259 (The Culbone)

“Barn Food” with Claire’s Kitchen

2An amazing meal in very unusual surroundings, that’s Claire’s Kitchen’s pop-up restaurant in one of the medieval barns at the Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre in Allerford on 10 February. Tickets are selling fast – don’t leave it too late.  Click here to book your place.

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Quite a few restaurants have joined us already for the Exmoor Food Fest – we will start posting tantalising images of their amazing food soon!