Otter Vale

2a Granary Court, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1BS

01884 35000

Winners of Food Drink Devon’s Best Brand in 2018, Otter Vale are the third generation of our family making food with dedication and passion.  2019 marks the 40th birthday of our celebrated Devon Chutney (“onion & pineapple”) and sees us supporting The Devon Air Ambulance Trust and the Westcountry Rivers Trust as a thank you to our roots and region.

Our small team at Otter Vale make a whole range of delicious hand-made gluten-free chutneys, savoury jellies, mustards and more; with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives.  Other delicious and traditional food accompaniments include marmalades, jams, suet-free mincemeat, piccalilli, salsa, relishes and the renowned Coronation Sauce, with our authentic Mango Chutney imported from India.  Often simply used as accompaniments, for the more adventurous and imaginative, they also work as ingredients in stocks, sauces, dishes, baked treats – even ice cream! 

Many of our products are also award-winning, having earned recognition including Great Taste Gold, Taste of the West Gold and Food Drink Devon Gold awards and more over the years.

We supply both catering tubs and retail jars, and their attractive branding create an eye-catching display on any shelf.  Wedding favours and gift packs, including our popular cheese selection tasting pack are also available.

The Otter Vale family members’ backgrounds mean that we truly understand food, farming, production, provenance and our environment.  Championing our suppliers, customers, standards, people and region are hugely important to us.  We are actively engaged with the local and national food and farming scenes, and our experience teaches us that there’s always more to learn from each other – collaboration is good!

Our products are prepared by hand from the finest ingredients sourced from local producers and suppliers where possible (sadly, we still can't grow large numbers of pineapples successfully on the English Riviera!).  The small batch, hand-made nature of our cooking methods mean that we can be flexible to our customer's requirements; so talk to us if there’s something you’d like that you don’t yet see on our brochure. 

We deliver directly to many independent farm shops, garden centres, delis and butchers locally, and personal contact with our suppliers and customers is a cornerstone of our family business.  A selection of our chutneys may also be found in the Regional Foods section of selected Waitrose stores in the south west.

After over 40 years as part of the community in beautiful Budleigh Salterton, we outgrew our grandfather's original premises in 2014 and made the bittersweet decision to move.  After a two year search, our new kitchen in Cullompton was designed and built by us with input from local authorities and experts, using local tradesmen, and has allowed us to achieve and maintain SALSA accreditation. 

Our accomplished team is trained both externally and internally to a high standard. We take great pride in what we make and how we make it, as visitors can see from our certificates and awards wall.  We are in a Primary Authority Partnership with Trading Standards, are members of various trade and environmental schemes, and we work regularly with industry consultants, so our customers can be assured of our high standards.

Simply looking for chutney to serve with a traditional Ploughman’s, or seeking a superior accompaniment to your dishes?  Otter Vale has something special for you.