Come and celebrate our rich food and drink offer with us this spring!
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 spring.
Here is everything you need to know about Mid Devon’s food and drink scene.
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.
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 a special occasion in style!
EXPERIENCES , EVENTS AND TRAILS
You can easily lose a morning or afternoon in one of our larger farm shops, with pick your own (PYO) strawberries, raspberries and pumpkins (seasonal) – experience the ‘pop’ sound a ripe strawberry makes when you pull it from its stalk. Children love filling the punnet and carrying it to be weighed. Definitely an experience for a family holiday. If you haven’t tried it before check out our tips for PYO here
Other 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.
Mid Devon celebrates its local produce at a number of events from Cullompton’s Food and Drinks Festivals 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 Mid Devon Show is a true celebration of rural life and our food and drink offer alongside great entertainment, shopping, music, horticulture and farm life. To see what’s coming up keep an eye on the events calendar.
Enjoy discovering a new eatery as a family. A meal out with the family is a great way to spend time together.
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.
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?
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 over the next few months.
Take a drive across Mid Devon using our Farmers’ Market and Farm Shop trail map, which will help you find them all!
Grab your picnic basket full of Mid Devon’s finest local produce and pick one of our Top 5 Picnic Spots to enjoy it.
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 presents and activities to share with friends and family.
You can hear some of our producer’s stories here: Meet some of our local drinks producers today and hear their story.
THERE IS SO MUCH WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED HERE IN MID DEVON! TRY SOMEWHERE NEW TODAY!