Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink 2018 2018-05-01T14:48:42+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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Exeter Brewery
Otter Brewery
Visit Exeter
Food Magazine
Salt Media
One Voice Media
Ashgrove Kitchen
Dartmoor Kitchen
Posh Nosh
Ashfords LLP
Warwick Event Services
Vospers (Mazda)
Michael Caines Academy
Darts farm
Paignton Zoo
Savona Foodservice
Exeter College
Exeter Racecourse
Exeter Castle
Coastal Recycling
NFU Mutual
RAF Careers
BCR Associates
Boulter Bowen
Amanda Marsden
Exeter Dental Centre
Exeter Cookery School
Exeter & the Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association
Pots ‘n’ Pans
Stephens Scown
Identity UK
Exeter City Council
Salcombe Distilling Co
Greendale Farm Shop
Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers
Lympstone Manor
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Western Morning News
Express & Echo
Food and Travel
Salt Media
Radio Exe
Devon Life

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