Following a successful inaugural event last year the Taste East Devon food and drink festival will return this September. In 2022 the festival has been extended into a 16-day event. And again different activities will take place across numerous venues in the area, between 3 and 18 September.
Award-winning venues, producers, chefs and restaurants across East Devon will join together to celebrate the incredible food and drink available. The event brings together an incredible food community showcasing the best of what East Devon can offer.
This year expect more of the same from tasting sessions, special menus, producer visits and much, much more. In 2021 visitors enjoyed brewery tours, hands-on masterclasses and set menus. The festival began with the one-day Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival and finished with a fabulous garden party at THE PIG-at Combe.
The planned events will cater for everyone, from something to do with your family to experiences with loved ones. Some will be ticketed, others will be free to attend.
Founder members include THE PIG-at Combe, Darts Farm, Otter Brewery, Deer Park Country House, River Cottage, East Devon AONB, The Donkey Sanctuary, Mazzard Farm, Jack in the Green and Lympstone Manor.
The lineup of events and activities will be confirmed on the Taste East Devon website over the next few months.
Food lovers’ destination
In the meantime if you’re thinking of taking a short break or longer holiday don’t forget to check out the many food and drink options East Devon has to offer. Our Eat page provides a great starting point.
Some people describe the region as an abundant natural larder. Others mention the fresh fish or home-grown meat, as well as the numerous orchards and vineyards. The county’s unique topography and climates enable sheep farming to thrive and it has access to the best fresh seafood from the coast.
The phrase award-winning is often included when discussing the culinary delights of the area.
Whether you’re choosing somewhere to celebrate a special occasion, going out for a mid-week meal or out and about and are looking for a feed, there’s plenty to choose from.
Likewise you may wish pick up something to make at home. Here you’re well catered for too with a plentiful supply of delis, farmers’ markets, and farm shops selling seasonal, local produce.
East Devon is home to and has inspired generations of farmers and artisan producers, making it a perfect destination for all food lovers.
Why not come and take a look?