Taste Mid Devon

Come and celebrate our rich food and drink offer with us this winter!

Want to eat and drink like a local? Ever wondered where Devonians love to dine in Mid Devon? Find out here, as TASTE Mid Devon brings you all the information you need to eat & drink merrily in Mid Devon!

The Taste Mid Devon campaign shares with you the best hospitality Mid Devon has to offer, our producer stories and a glimpse of our top dishes. You’ll also find food and drink trails (foodie hot-spots) and tips for food lovers.

Let your TASTE buds discover our award-winning restaurants and gastro-pubs. Enjoy local ciders and beers with a meal at our unique country pubs or town bars. Relax in a café, indulge in a high tea, or simply go for coffee and cake. With food and drink experiences waiting for you, you can try before you buy and get involved in the process. What a great way for you to connect with Mid Devon’s countryside!

Mid Devon has a mixture of fine indoor dining, inviting beer gardens, quaint pubs and quirky cafés. So what are you waiting for? Find your favourite to visit again and again this Winter.

Here is everything you need to know about Mid Devon’s food and drink scene.

EXPERIENCES , EVENTS AND TRAILS

Looking to make memories with the family this Christmas? Need inspiration for presents?

Take the stress out of thinking of new ideas and book or get vouchers for a food or drink experience this year. Experiences are personal and create memories you can share with friends or family.

Experiences on offer in Mid Devon include wine tasting at Wellhayes Vineyard, perry tasting at Rull Orchard and for the connoisseur, Sip Shed, offer wine & whiskey tasting evenings, to cocktail mixo classes and can provide a car service for you (depending on distance). Personal brewery tours can be arranged with a number of our producers and food courses such as cheese making with Quicke’s.

Food and Drink Trails coming soon! How many will you visit this year?

Mid Devon celebrates its local festive produce at a number of events from Cullompton’s Food and Drinks Festival to Pop up Artisan Markets at Bridwell to street food events at Tiverton Pannier Market and regular Farmers’ Markets at Crediton, Cullompton and Uffculme. The majority of them provide opportunities for you to book to see Father Christmas during your visit.

To see what’s coming up keep an eye on the events calendar.

 It’s party season and time to book your tables at one of our Restaurants, Pubs and Cafés – we have it all here in Mid Devon to suit everyone’s needs:

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EATERIES AND LIGHT BITES

Enjoy discovering a new eatery as a family. A meal out with the family is a great way to spend time together this Christmas.

Mid Devon’s child-friendly restaurants and cafés offer fun festive activities, special kids’ menus or a play area to burn off some energy. Whether you have older or younger children to entertain, we have a variety of restaurants, cosy cafés and light bites to help keep their tummies full after a family day out visiting one of our attractions.

MID DEVON’S PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

Indoor fine dining to inviting beer gardens, many of our country pubs are situated in idyllic spots, next to our rivers, within picturesque villages, nestled into the side of our valleys or found along the Grand Western Canal. Most establishments provide a good view or make the perfect refreshment stop if you are tackling one of our walks which makes Mid Devon a perfect setting for your Christmas day lunch (you will need to book in advance though!).

Mid Devon offers a diverse dining scene, there’s no shortage of country gastro pubs and restaurants to pick from. Enjoy traditional dishes, fish and chips, a Sunday roast, specialist or unique dishes; whatever your taste buds fancy we have it! Book your table today…..

Mid Devon has welcomed a number of new eateries since the pandemic hit. Click the link to view the 10 newest eateries in Mid Devon – have you visited any yet?

LOCAL PRODUCERS

In Mid Devon we are very lucky to be surrounded by rich soil and plenty of countryside. These provide the space to grow the ingredients (vegetables, fruit, berries, vines, trees and grass for cattle) to fill our farm shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants making flavoursome dishes and drinks. Many of our eateries source Mid Devon’s local produce and you can easily pick up local items for your culinary meals and picnic baskets at our farmers’ markets and food shops. Our Farmers’ markets will be putting on special events in the build up to Christmas, to help kick-start your Christmas shopping. If your New Year’s resolution is to buy local more often, check out our Farmers’ Market and Farm Shop trail map, which will help you find them all!

It’s worth keeping an eye on our Facebook page to follow the events in the build up to the big day!

Mid Devon has a number of quality award winning products within the food & drinks industry. A number of our producers specialise in cheese, jams, chutneys, cider, ales and wine, and they are keen to show you what sets them apart from the rest:

Have confidence you are buying from local makers and growers by meeting and speaking to our producers. The majority of our drinks producers offer tasting sessions or tours for you to book, which would make a memorable Christmas present.

You can hear some of our producer’s stories here:

Meet some of our local drinks producers today and hear their story.

AFTERNOON TEA 

Afternoon tea is a popular tradition in Devon and a memorable event to share with a friend or loved one. You will find a range of afternoon tea delights, in stunning grounds, paired with champagne or gin for a luxury afternoon, or a pot of tea for a relaxed celebration!

Normally served with traditional sandwiches, fresh scones with jam and clotted cream (remember the cream goes first in Devon!) and succulent sweet pastries and cake. However, a number of establishments offer a Festive Afternoon Tea creating festive cakes and using winter preserves.

Whatever your tipple or celebration, there is a version for everyone’s TASTE in Mid Devon. Whether you want a tea for two or a group booking, it’s the perfect treat for you and a group of friends, to mark this Christmas in style!

THERE IS SO MUCH WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED HERE IN MID DEVON! TRY SOMEWHERE NEW TODAY!

Stay Alert! Each eatery has its own safety measures in place please follow them and book ahead to ensure you don’t miss out.

 

 

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