Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink 20182018-05-01T14:48:42+00:00

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5th, 6th and 7th May, plus Exeter Beats on 4th, 5th and 6th May

Michael Caines

Welcome to our 15th Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink!

Over the past 15 years the Festival has established itself as a vital part of life in Exeter and the South West, celebrating our rich food culture while bringing together local producers, the region’s best chefs, and of course you, the food loving public. Without your ongoing support, your enthusiasm, your interest in real food and the people who create it, our Festival simply could not exist. So a huge thank you from all of us.

In this difficult economic period, we are delighted that the Festival goes from strength to strength. Since we launched in 2004, there has been a sea of change in local and national awareness of the importance of food in our daily lives. Food miles, sustainability, traceability, provenance, biodiversity and the importance of shopping local are all now firmly on the mainstream agenda for all those who care about good, healthy and delicious food as well as the value of maintaining traditional lifestyles and communities.

We hope you enjoyed the Festival, tasting, learning, eating, drinking, dancing, and celebrating with us 15 years of delicious South West excellence. Here’s to the next 15 years!

Don’t miss out on the Seven Chefs Dinner, taking place at Exeter Golf and Country Club on Wednesday 2nd May 2018. I will be joined by Liam Finnegan of The Castle at Taunton, Dez Turland of Saunton Sands and Brend Hotels, Matthew Peryer of Lewtrenchard Manor, Guy Owen of Idle Rocks, Ian Webber of The Farmers Arms and Scott Paton of Boringdon Hall.

Michael Caines MBE
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Posh Nosh
Boulter Bowen
Food Magazine
Salt Media
One Voice Media
Amanda Marsden
Exeter Dental Centre
Paignton Zoo
Ashgrove Kitchen
Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers
Exeter Castle
Pots ‘n’ Pans
NFU Mutual
Coastal Recycling
Dartmoor Kitchen
Warwick Event Services
Exeter & the Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association
Greendale Farm Shop
Lympstone Manor
Visit Exeter
RAF Careers
Exeter Racecourse
Exeter City Council
Otter Brewery
Michael Caines Academy
Stephens Scown
Darts farm
Ashfords LLP
Savona Foodservice
Exeter Cookery School
Identity UK
Exeter Brewery
Salcombe Distilling Co
Vospers (Mazda)
Exeter College
BCR Associates
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Express & Echo
Salt Media
Devon Life
Food Magazine
Western Morning News
Radio Exe
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