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New Lion Brewery's Hop Club Harvest

The New Lion Brewery's Hop Club celebrated its first harvest in September, and it was something really rather special.  Members received their hop rhizomes in the spring, and despite slugs, bad weather and a few crop failures, most had wonderful smelling hops to bring in.  The harvests...
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Pension Auto Enrolment Update from Peplows

Peplows Chartered Accountants delivered an essential presentation on Pension Auto Enrolment at Food & Drink Devon's seminar ealier in the year.  Here, they have provided an important follow up for all businesses to be aware of. Directors and auto enrolment – common sense prevails...
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Shortlist for Food & Drink Devon Awards announced

The Food & Drink Devon award’s ceremony is now just a month away, and the shortlist of the county’s most respected and influential artisan food and drink producers has just been announced.  Judges have tasted 160 products and checked out dozens of farm shops, breweries,...
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Guild of Food Writers Highlights of Devon Tour

The Guild of Food Writers enjoyed a packed tour of Devon earlier this year, hosted by Food & Drink Devon & organised by RAW PR & Marketing. The oversubscribed trip was a huge success, with the visiting Food writers enjoying the very best Devon has to offer.....to excess! Many...
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Taste of the West celebrates 25 years

Congratulations to Taste of the West, who is celebrating 25 years of supporting the South West food & drink industry this year.  As part of the celebrations, they are staging a special event on Exeter's Cathedral Green.  The Food Fair on the Green will take place on Tuesday...
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Barbara King announced as new Food & Drink Devon Chair

Food & Drink Devon is delighted to announce that Barbara King, managing director of The Shops at Dartington, is taking over the role of chair from the beginning of July. With years of experience in retail, as well as working with food and drink producers from across Devon, Barbara’s fresh...
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Venus Company New Executive Chef

The Venus Company welcomes a new Executive Chef for the two Venus Cafes of Blackpool Sands & The Shops at Dartington.  Barry George will this week be implementing an informal counter service along with a new dinner menu at the Blackpool Sands Cafe.  An...
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Do it the Devon way on National Cream Tea Day

Its the 2nd 'National Cream Tea Day' on Friday 24th June - now that's worth celebrating. Of course, in Devon we make the most of the clotted cream by piling it on our scones first, topped then with a locally made jam.  Let's be honest though - whichever way you choose to eat it - it...
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Taste Buds first pop-up cookery school

Taste Buds' are holding their first pop-up cookery school at Occombe Farm, Paignton this weekend.  Join Taste Buds chef Jody Spencer on Saturday 18th June 2016 to learn how to cook five tempting dishes for a dinner party, including crab risotto and vanilla strawberry cheesecake...
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Devon Restaurant Month celebrates its 5th anniversary

June is the glorious month when Devon restaurateurs come together to celebrate the amazing quality of the county’s food and drink with Devon Restaurant Month. To mark its fifth anniversary, Devon Restaurant Month are launching a special competition for customers to enter, treating one...
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