food and drink

Tavistock has a wealth of wonderful cafés, one of the lesser known is the Lower Deck Café in Russell Street. Available every Friday from 10am until 2pm it can be found underneath the Tavistock United Reformed Church, in the Lower Deck hall. Run entir more

13 Feb 2018 11:28 Community News

If music be the food of love, tuck in! Tonight is the night for lurve! Treat yourself to a night of romance, good food, fine wine and one of North Devon’s brilliant home grown entertainers – Mr Ricky Knight. Ricky will offer us a night of romantic s more

6 Feb 2018 14:54 Music & Art

The historic manor house hotel in Plympton will be serving a Winter Olympics Edition Afternoon Tea from Thursday 1st February. The original Special Edition Afternoon Tea celebrates the joy of the Winter Olympics, in the warmth of the grand Great Hall more

6 Feb 2018 13:54 Community News

This January, Okehampton’s Harvest Workers’ Co-operative are presenting an exciting film screening to start off the new year – a thought-provoking piece that documents positive solutions for a better future. The event will be held at the town’s Ockm more

16 Jan 2018 10:20 Music & Art

The manor house hotel in Plympton will be serving a Beatrix Potter Special Edition Afternoon Tea from Wednesday 3rd January. The Special Edition Afternoon Tea perfectly encapsulates the joy and spirit of the beloved Beatrix Potter stories and char more

4 Jan 2018 12:54 Community News

There’s a one night or two night New Year break – either way you can be sure of a warm welcome, award-winning food and much merriment. Your New Year Celebration Break includes a 7-course Grand New Year Dinner featuring the very best Devon ingredient more

8 Dec 2017 09:27 Food


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For a slightly different and rather sophisticated night out before Christmas, book your place on the Christmas Wine Tasting Dinner at The Bedford Hotel in Tavistock, Saturday 23rd December. Enjoy a superb 5-course dinner, featuring the finest Devon more

8 Dec 2017 09:25 Food

Sunday 10 December Tavistock Festive Food, Drink and Gift Market more

5 Dec 2017 13:52 Food

Prep:45minutes › Cook:15min › Ingredients Makes 15 - 25 biscuits or decorations • 375g plain flour • 100g butter • 5 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda • 175g light brown soft sugar • more

5 Dec 2017 13:45 Food

The Dartmoor Real Ale Trail is the real ale drinkers’ guide to Dartmoor pubs, featuring over 35 pubs on and around the moor. Launched by Lisa Jenkins and Julian Tarrant-Boyce, owners of local business Dartmoor Accommodation, the Dartmoor Real Ale Tra more

5 Dec 2017 13:41 Drinks

The Wembury restaurant at Boringdon Hall in Plympton has been refurbished and is set to relaunch this weekend with a new menu and new name. The Mayflower Brasserie opens on Saturday 2nd December, with the new name celebrating the historical links to more

5 Dec 2017 10:18 Community News

The banquet will take place on Friday 26th January 2018, and be held in the prestigious Great Hall at the five star Elizabethan Manor house hotel in Plympton. The Great Hall will be transformed to traditional banquet style, and long tables will lay p more

28 Nov 2017 11:03 Community News

Tavistock's brilliant annual Dickensian Evening kicks off the Festive month in style, on Friday 1st December. Pop along to The Bedford Hotel for our pop-up Craft Ale Bar, tasty pulled pork baps, warming mulled wine and terribly tempting mince pies. C more

21 Nov 2017 13:21 Community News

The Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock is offering a range of tempting festive dining offers in the run-up to Christmas. As well as the award-winning hotel’s popular Festive Dinners, at lunchtime there’s a traditional Festive Lunch menu, includ more


Alison lives in the heart of West Devon, the family farm forming part of the parish boundary between Sampford Courtenay and Exbourne. It’s a unique environment, an ancient quarry within the boundary even qualifying as a Site of Scientific Interest ( more

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The Christmas Tree Festival in St Eustachius’ Parish Church in Tavistock starts on Friday 1 December (Dickensian Evening) and finishes with a Christingle service on Sunday 10 December. There are usually about 60 trees, individually decorated by parti more

20 Oct 2017 11:25 What's On

Tavistock is transported back in time for our annual Dickensian Evening, with shop owners and their staff embracing traditional Victorian dress. The evening provides a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping and enjoy the festive atmospher more

20 Oct 2017 11:12 What's On

It’s that glorious time of year in our part of the world when growers are rewarded with (hopefully) an abundant harvest. Methods of harvesting have not seen many changes in recent decades with the two main techniques still being by hand or machine. more

17 Oct 2017 11:27 Food

Ingredients 1tbs vegetable oil 1 onion chopped 1 garlic clove crushed 1/2tsp ground coriander 1/2tsp ground cumin 1/2tsp chilli powder 1kg pumpkin chopped 1L chicken stock (liquid) 90mls thickened cream 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper to taste more



The Who'd Have Thought It run by Paul and Jacquie Lisney has been shortlisted for the Most Creative Name Award at Britain’s premier annual awards which celebrate the best of independent hosts and hoteliers. The eviivo awards commend Britain’s world-c more

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