Press Releases

Click on any of the links below to see Food Drink Devon Regional and National coverage:

2021

January/February

#DevonSpeaksUp Campaign

  • Devon Live - Covid is bringing shops and people closer together than ever - 9th February
  • Western Morning News - Innovation bears fruit for food and drink firms - 8th February
  • Beer Today - ‘Reduce duty for breweries, and cut business rates for pubs’ - 3rd February
  • Rise & Shine - #DevonSpeaksUp and here’s what they said! - 1st February

Awards 2021

  • Western Morning News - Food news: Who are the best producers? - 23rd January
  • Exmouth Journal - Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 awards - 23rd January
  • Grow - Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 Awards - 21st January
  • Midweek Herald (East Devon) - Awards open to firms hungry for success - 20th January
  • Food Mag - Food Drink Devon Awards 2021 entries now open - 14th January
  • In Your Area - Time to enter top Devon food and drink awards - 14th January
  • The Exeter Daily - Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 Awards - 13th January
  • The Devon Daily - Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 Awards - 13th January
  • Rise & Shine - Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 awards - 13th January

Other

2020

December

  • Western Morning News - Sit back and take it easy... - 19th December
  • Rise & Shine - RAW’s portfolio of leading national brands grows at pace - 8th December

November

  • Taste Buds - A Winter's Feast - Nov/Dec issue
  • Taste Buds - Food Drink Devon Awards 2020 - November
  • Western Morning News - Eat in to Help Out - 28th November
  • Devon Life - 6 of the best Devon food & drink businesses awarded prizes - 23rd November
  • Dartmoor Links - Double Gold Awards for Devon sister-hotels The Bedford Hotel and Two Bridges Hotel - 20th November
  • Dartmouth Chronicle & South Hams - Village Voice - The Bear and Blacksmith - 19th November
  • Ivybridge South Brent & South Hams Gazette - Village Voice - The Bear and Blacksmith - 19th November
  • Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette - Village Voice - The Bear and Blacksmith - 19th November
  • Grow - The results - Food Drink Devon's Virtual Awards - 16th November
  • Western Morning News - Buy Local Xmas dinner will help regional economy - 14th November
  • Western Morning News - Make Christmas a 'buy local' feast - 14th November
  • Herald Express (Plymouth) - Buy Local Xmas dinner will help regional economy - 14th November
  • Rise & Shine - Devon's finest honoured at Food Drink Devon's Virtual Awards - 13th November
  • The Devon Daily - Devon's finest honoured at Food Drink Devon's Virtual Awards - 13th November
  • The Exeter Daily - Devon's finest honoured at Food Drink Devon's Virtual Awards - 13th November
  • The Independent - A tour of Devon’s creative craft spirit scene - 7th November

October

  • Devon Life - ‘We’re backing Devon food and drink as the best,’ say campaign groups - 27th October
  • Rise and Shine - Food Drink Devon Joins Forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce - 27th October
  • Grow - Food Drink Devon Joins Forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce - 27th October
  • The Exeter Daily - Food Drink Devon Joins Forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce - 26th October
  • Devon 247 - Food Drink Devon Joins Forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce - 26th October
  • Western Morning News - Food Drink Devon Joins Forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce - 24th October
  • London Unattached - Devon Staycation – The Food and Drink of Devon - 8th October
  • Taste Buds (online) - Dine out on Devon's Harvest - September/October
  • Taste Buds (Print/Digital version) - Dine out on Devon's Harvest on page 30 - September/October

September

  • Devon Life - Top Devon producers launch British Food and Drink Fortnight with ‘buy local’ plea - 23rd September
  • Rise and Shine - Awards 2020 - 9th September
  • Devon 247 - Awards 2020 - 8th September
  • The Exeter Daily - Awards 2020 - 8th September
  • Grow - Awards 2020 - 8th September

July/August

  • Western Morning News - Devon PR company branches out in London - 20th August
  • The Exeter Daily - Busy West Country firm expands to open London office - 19th August
  • Taste Buds - Save our industry! - July/August
  • Taste Buds (Print/Digital version) - Save our industry! on page 38 - July/August
  • Western Morning News - Food lovers of Devon - your county needs you - 25th July
  • Devon Life - Food Drink Devon Competition - July Issue

May/June

  • Taste Buds - Support Local - Page 41 - May/June
  • BBC Radio Devon - The Devon Fudge Company (12.20pm) - 27th June
  • BBC Radio Devon - World Gin Day - Wicked Wolf Gin (12.20pm), Exeter Gin (12.40pm) and Georgie Porgie's Puddings (1.10pm) - 13th June
  • South Hams Gazette - Huge demand for local produce - 11th June
  • Dawlish Gazette - Huge demand for local produce - 11th June
  • Okehampton Times - Huge demand for local produce - 11th June
  • BBC Radio Devon - Carys Arms (11.20am), Truly Treats (12.20pm) and Clive's Pies (12.40pm) chat to Kerry White - 6th June

March/April

  • BBC Spotlight - (from 18:55) - 21st May
  • Express & Echo (Exeter) - Some positives for firms among gloom - 14th May 
  • Sunday Independent (Bristol, Yeovil & Somerset) - Looking on the bright side - 10th May
  • Sunday Independent (Cornwall) - Looking on the bright side - 10th May
  • Grow - Food Drink Devon – Green Shoots Sprouting Across South West
  • Daily Express - Mentioned in Sharpham Dairy interview
  • Exeter Daily - Food Drink Devon's new campaign Devon Speaks Up
  • Western Daily Press (West Country Life) - Local food and drink never tasted so good - 18th April
  • Western Morning News (Devon & Cornwall) - Local food and drink never tasted so good - 18th April
  • Express & Echo (Print) - Small businesses are pushed to the brink of survival - 15th April
  • Western Morning News (Print) - Food and drink firms must adapt to survive - 14th April
  • North Devon Journal (Print) - Small businesses are pushed to the brink of survival - 9th April
  • Herald Express (Print) - Small businesses are pushed to the brink of survival - 8th April
  • Devon Live - Prominent Devon food and drink businesses speak of struggles they're facing
  • iNews - Coronavirus loans: meet the small business owners accusing the Government of allowing them to fall through the cracks
  • The Caterer - Rural operators reveal challenges and innovations during coronavirus crisis
  • Taste Buds - Mar/Apr Issue - Support Local - pages 36-37

Jan/Feb

  • Tom Chartres-Moore talks to Kerry White on BBC Radio Devon. Click here to listen (from approx 1:20:00)
  • Taste Buds - Jan/Feb Issue - A change of flavour - pages 37-38

2019

October 2019 - Awards

  • Taste Buds - November/December Issue
  • Rise & Shine Newsletter - Food Drink Devon Awards Announced
  • Devon Live - The Best Food and Drink in Devon Revealed at Glitzy Awards Ceremony
  • Grow - Devon's Finest Honoured with Awards
  • Western Morning News - Awards celebrate best of Devon's food and drink
  • Devon Live - Hidden Hotel Restaurant with Stunning Views is Voted the Best in Devon
  • Dawlish Gazette - Teignbridge triumphant at Devon food awards
  • Crediton Courier - Food Drink Devon Awards include two winners from Credition area
  • Sidmouth Herald - Sidmouth Gins scoops award

August 2019 - Awards' Finalists Announced

June 2019 - Summer Party

March 2019 - Food Drink Devon Final Call For Entries 2019

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October 2018 - Food Drink Devon Award Results 2018

September 2018Food Drink Devon Awards Shortlist Just Announced 2018

June 2018 - New Venue Revealed for Food Drink Devon Awards 2018

February 2018 - Devon Cook Book coverage - The Telegraph Magazine

January 2018 - Food & Drink Devon Awards 2018 Launched

January 2018 - Devon Cook Book coverage The Plymouth Herald

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December 2017 - Devon Cook Book coverage - Western Morning News

October 2017 - Devon Cook Book Release

October 2017 - The Magnificent Devon - Food & Drink Devon Award Winners Announced 

May 2017 - Guild of Food Writers Coast to Coast Visit

May 2017 -  Guild of Food Writers Coast to Coast Visit announcement

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October 2016 - Award Winners Announcement

October 2016 - Flying the Flag for Devon

July 2016 - New Food & Drink Devon Chair

April 2016 -  Awards Last Entries

February 2016 - North Devon Event