The multi-award winning Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is taking place in Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, from Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May 2018 with exceptional food, drink and demonstrations from top regional chefs, over 100 local producers, children’s activities, live music, real ales, local wines, street food and more.

Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting South West food and drink producers. We couldn’t do it without the generosity of our sponsors listed below.

Amanda Marsden

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Our aim at the salon is for each of our guests to feel totally transformed in a special environment. Our chosen team of therapists and stylists work to an exceptionally high standard, each one possessing individual creativity and flair with the mission to make you look amazing – and feel amazing too.

Arctic Coffee

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Arctic Iced Coffee's are a delicious smooth blend of Arabica bean coffee with fresh Devon milk, a tasty and refreshing drink perfect for on the go. Products can be found in Morrison’s stores, as well as many Costcutters, Londis and selected Sainsbury’s stores.

Ashfords

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Ashfords LLP is a national provider of legal, regulatory and professional services.
We are as ambitious as our clients and thrive on being a part of their success. Our clear direction and strong leadership ensures they always receive the service they deserve and expect.

BCR Associates

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BCR is one of the UK's most considered cost reduction businesses. BCR specialise in helping companies to improve their profitability by reducing overheads - all without having to make an extra sale!

Beco Energy

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Beco UK, based in Exeter, Devon, are a premier renewable energy supplier both locally in the South West and across the UK.

Bidfood

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We are the team behind your favourite places to eat out, we are responsible for getting chilled, grocery and frozen food, alongside non-food lines, catering equipment and wine to thousands of our customers every day so they can make every visit a great one. We are passionate about supporting our customers across Exeter and offering innovative new products and support to help them to be a success.

Boulter Bowen

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At Boulter Bowen we have built our business around the concept that everyone has a Unique Ability, something we are each brilliant at, never tire of doing, continually improve at and that others value.

Coastal Recycling

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Coastal Recycling provides an extensive range of recycling and waste management services to the Construction and Demolition, Commercial and Industrial, Local Authorities and the general public.

Crediton Dairy

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Crediton Dairy is one of the UK’s leading dairy drinks businesses producing a comprehensive range of fresh flavoured and functional chilled milk drinks, iced coffee drinks and long life milks & creams. Located in the heart of Devon, we are dedicated to producing great tasting dairy products made from British milk supplied by our group of local, family-run, dairy farms.

Dartmoor Kitchen

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A highly experienced, passionate and enthusiastic team is the driving force of Dartmoor Kitchen. Their unwavering vision to create unforgettable feasts from the very best fresh, locally sourced ingredients and the knowledge and experience of delivering exceptional events has earned them an enviable reputation as the South West’s finest outside cater.

Darts Farm

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From the humble beginnings of the farm shop hut nearly 40 years ago Darts Farm has continually evolved. Our farm shop is still at the centre of our success, with the emphasis on food that is locally grown reared, baked or caught. We have an on-site master butcher, fishmonger, baker, deli, cider maker and restaurant. We also have a fantastic lifestyle shopping experience to offer.

Dekor

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Dekor is the UK's largest kitchen specialist chain with over 50 independently owned studios. This mix of local enterprise and big company expertise makes your local Dekor a very different kind of kitchen specialist with talented motivated designer dedicated to making your new kitchen a success.

Exeter & the Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association

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A collection of Devon hotels, restaurants and places to stay brought to you by Exeter and the Heart of Devon Hotels Association. Perfect if you are planning short breaks in Devon, family holidays or a romantic getaway. With some of the best food producers and suppliers on our doorstep, it's no surprise that Devon is a 'foodies' paradise.

Exeter Brewery

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Since changing their name from Topsham & Exminster Brewery in 2008, Exeter Brewery have expanded ever more rapidly. They now have a fantastic site in Cowley Bridge Road where they have a retail shop and Tap-Room Bar. The Tap-Room is open every Thursday evening from 5pm to 11pm.

Exeter Castle

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Following nearly a thousand years of Crown occupation, the Exeter Castle, its courtyard and the backdrop of the Northernhay Gardens now provide one of the most unique event venues in Devon and arguably in the South West. We offer modern yet traditional spaces for culture, commerce & living.

Exeter Chiefs Foundation

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Established in 2011, The Exeter Foundation was formed by the Executive of Exeter Rugby Club with some local businessmen with a passion for fundraising and rugby.

Exeter City Council

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With the historic city of Exeter as its centre and surrounded by unspoilt countryside, including 2 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - The Jurassic Coast - make Heart of Devon an ideal place for an outdoor adventure. Enjoy cycling rolling country lanes, the Exe Estuary Trail or something more challenging at Haldon Forest Park.

Exeter College

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Exeter College is thriving as an exciting, friendly and purposeful college which is committed to ensuring all our students succeed. The Michael Caines Academy, launched at Exeter's Food Festival in 2011, aims to train the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs in 'excellence in hospitality'. It is one of a number of inspirational academies that challenge students to excel in their chosen field

Exeter Dental Centre

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Devon’s Leading General & Specialist Dental Centre

Exeter Live Better

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Exeter Live Better has been created to provide information for people who want to find out more about what Exeter has to offer. It is also a set of guidelines for our partners to allow them to communicate about Exeter with consistency.

Food and Travel Magazine

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Food and Travel, now having been published for twenty years, is the world’s leading gastronomic travel title. Our discerning and affluent readers are passionate about food, wine and travel, and have come to trust and rely on recommendations and insider tips found in every edition. Food and Travel is packed with inspiring and beautifully photographed food, drink and travel stories.

Food Magazine

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Food is the original food magazine for the South West. Like the festival it also celebrates its fourteenth birthday this year and is still leading the field with a delicious monthly roundup of the best foodie places to eat, shop and stay in the region. With a strong web presence, 40,000 weekly email subscribers, 76,000 Twitter followers and 350 stockists across the South west.

Gousto

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We make it simple to cook good food at home, delivering easy-to-follow recipes and perfectly measured ingredients, right to your door. No nasties, no waste, just good food all round.

Great Western Railway

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Great Western Railway is a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup that operates the Greater Western railway franchise.

Greendale Farm Shop

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A world away from the supermarkets, Greendale farm shop is bursting with fresh, locally-sourced produce. If we can’t source it from our farm or catch it from our fishing boats, we buy from carefully chosen suppliers. With our wet fish counter, on-site butchers, fabulous Deli and well-stocked grocery department a visit to the farm shop is always worthwhile.

Greendale Farm Shop

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A world away from the supermarkets, Greendale farm shop is bursting with fresh, locally-sourced produce. If we can’t source it from our farm or catch it from our fishing boats, we buy from carefully chosen suppliers. With our wet fish counter, on-site butchers, fabulous Deli and well-stocked grocery department a visit to the farm shop is always worthwhile.

Identity UK

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At Identity, we offer a reliable and easy solution for all your branded display needs focusing on the areas of branded clothing, design and branding and printed display materials. Thanks to our strong supplier links we’re able to deliver your image how and when you want it, at competitive prices. Whether you’re just starting or you’re fully established, we can help.

InExeter

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The InExeter Business Improvement District (BID) represents 640 businesses in the city centre. The BID supports businesses, works together with partners to make the city safer, cleaner and more welcoming and promotes Exeter nationally. Visit the In Exeter website [www.inexeter.com] for information on all the wonderful things to see and do in our exciting city.

Kirk Hills Chartered Accountants

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When it comes to pressing financial matters, whether it's a tax problem, a company acquisition or a business recovery plan, the range of service solutions we offer means we can respond promptly with a clear understanding of the issues involved. Together with our breadth of experience, we can work closely with you to develop tailored solutions to help you manage and work on your business.

Lympstone Manor

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Lympstone Manor, a contemporary country house hotel overlooking the Exe Estuary with 21 luxurious guestrooms and suites, a world-class wine cellar, 28 acres of gardens, grounds and parkland, acclaimed Michelin star, fine dining cuisine by Michael Caines and the beauty and tranquility of East Devon and the Jurassic Coast.

Michael Caines Academy

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The Michael Caines Academy is an innovative partnership designed to nurture the future generation of talented restaurateurs, chefs and food service personnel. The Academy, inspired by the college's famous alumnus, Michael Caines MBE, is in partnership with City and Guilds and sponsored by 3663 and Robert Welch.

NEFF

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At NEFF we understand the kitchen is at the heart of every home, a place to meet, eat and get creative. Therefore, we have created efficient, high quality products that meet the demands of everyone’s lifestyle. With ovens at the heart of the range, a passion for cooking drives our innovation. All of our models have been specifically designed to be the perfect partner in the kitchen

NFU Mutual Exeter

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At NFU Mutual we have a longstanding heritage with the food and drink sector. From our Farming beginnings we have grown and expanded our knowledge and expertise in wider commercial markets including food and drink manufacture, wholesale and retail. Today NFU Mutual is recognised across industries as a specialist commercial insurer with the best of both worlds.

One Voice Media

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One Voice Media and PR is Exeter’s original PR, marketing, events and media buying consultancy. With a twelve-strong team of talented and knowledgeable PR and marketing professionals, the company works for clients locally, regionally and nationally to deliver results for their businesses.

Otter Brewery

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The building of the Otter Brewery was, and still is, a labour of love. Established in 1990 by David and Mary Ann McCaig and located on a sixteenth century farm high up in the Blackdown Hills, it is now one of the South West's leading suppliers of cask conditioned beer and has been named the 2013 'Brewery of the Year' by the Good Pub Guide.

Pavey Group

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Working with thousands of businesses and individuals across the South West and beyond, our clients are at the very heart of what we do. As a Top 100 independent broker with prestigious Chartered Status, we are dedicated in providing an honest and professional approach on all aspects of Insurance.

Posh Nosh

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Posh Nosh was founded over 20 years ago at the kitchen table and we are very much a family firm. We have cultivated a team of talented and dedicated chefs and front of house staff who all contribute to serving our fantastic food. Our waiting team are young and enthusiastic with many of our waiters and waitresses staying within the 'Posh Nosh' family for many years.

Pots 'n' Pans

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Whether you have visited our shop nestled in the corner of the Churchyard in the bustling market town of Barnstaple, or seen us out and about at one of the many events we attend, you'll know that we are all about top quality, innovative kitchenalia at the best prices.

Princesshay

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Princesshay is home to over 60 stores and restaurants including big brands, fashionista's favourites, beautiful jewellers, luxurious gift retailers and health & beauty stores, not to mention the host of places to eat including Strada, Coal Grill & Bar, Nandos, Chandos Deli & La Tasca.

Quilter

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Quilter is a leading provider of advice, investments and wealth management both in the UK and internationally. Crucially we give customers and financial advisers choice and flexibility in how they choose to access our solutions and services. Managing £118.1 billion of investments on behalf of over 900,000 customers (as at 30 September 2018).

Radio Exe

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Radio Exe is the music and news station for Exeter, Mid and East Devon, playing great music from the past 50 years, together with some of the new tracks around. As the only locally owned station in the county, Radio Exe is run by people who love Devon and are committed to high quality local programmes that are fun, informative and good company.

RAF Careers

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Looking for no ordinary job? Roles in the Royal Air Force range from Chefs, Catering and Hospitality Specialists to RAF Regiment Gunner, many with civilian accredited apprenticeships . We offer opportunities few employers can match with first-rate lifestyle benefits.

ROCK Chiropractic

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We're pleased to welcome you and your loved ones to ROCK Chiropractic Health Centre, your trusted headquarters for natural health and wellness care in Exeter. Our one-of-a-kind blend of conservative techniques, chiropractic expertise, and compassionate, individualised care can help every member of your family experience optimal quality of life for many years to come.

Salcombe Distilling Co

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Salcombe Distilling Co., handcrafts its multi award-winning gin in the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe at their waterside distillery and bar. Visitors can enjoy the ultimate ‘Salcombe & Tonic’ overlooking the estuary, watch their distillers at work or make your very own gin at their Gin School.

Salt Media

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We specialise in marketing, design and publishing for food and drink, hospitality, tourism and lifestyle businesses. You know, the good things in life.
And we know that fantastic results start with clear thinking. We’ve always worked that way and clients love it. Understanding where you are now, where you want to be and coming up with a winning strategy for getting there opens the doors to a world of opportunities for you and your business.

Add that to our unrivalled knowledge in food, drink, hospitality, tourism and lifestyle, and it’s a striking combination.

Would you like some suggestions that could help your business? Every now and then we create a lovely little newspaper called A Pinch of Salt which showcases some of our latest work and ideas. Follow the link for a copy.

Savona Foodservice

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Savona Foodservice is a truly independent foodservice company offering an extensive range of over 4000 products covering Ambient, Chilled, Frozen, Fresh Meat, Cleaning, Paperware & Disposables, plus a range of Wines, Spirits and Beers.

Stagecoach

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We operate express and local bus services across the country, as well as a network of intercity operations under the megabus.com brand. See a map of where we operate to find out details about your local Stagecoach company.

Stay in Media

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Here at Stay In Devon, we are passionate and knowledgeable about our beautiful county, priding ourselves on providing holidays with a personal touch. We are proud to help every customer find the perfect escape, whether that be in a cottage, holiday park, hotel or bed and breakfast, ensuring that wherever you stay in the region, you’ll make lasting memories with your loved ones.

Stephens Scown

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Stephens Scown, one of the leading law firms in Devon and Cornwall with offices in Exeter, St Austell and Truro are consistently top rated in Legal 500 and Chambers Guide, with legal teams providing expert personal and business advice. Clients not only trust our expertise, they value our determination in helping them achieve the right result.

System Six Kitchens

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Devon's largest bespoke kitchen designers and manufacturers. Over the last 40 years we have gained a reputation as one of the best high quality bespoke kitchen designers, planners and manufacturers in the South West.

Visit Exeter

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Find things to do in Exeter for all the family. Follow events and discover What's on. Read up our Exeter city guide and enjoy your visit to Exeter.

Vospers (Mazda)

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Vospers Mazda is one of the leading dealerships in Exeter. Located at our new showroom at Matford Way, our experienced, friendly and helpful sales teams will assist you every step of the way in buying your new or used car, and with manufacturer approved state-of-the-art service and MOT facilities, we will keep your car up to manufacturer and legal standards.

Warwick Event Services

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Having proudly supported the Audio Visual Technical Production for the Festival for since it’s inaugural year, Warwick Event Services are delighted to be involved again for 2017. Started in Exeter over 30 years ago, our company provides full technical design and production to the live events industry; from outdoor events, to gala dinners and international conferences.

Exeter City Council
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