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From seasonal favourites back by popular demand to new activities waiting to be discovered, a what’s on guide for upcoming events at this summer’s must-visit destination. From taking the plunge with an open water swimming session, to witnessing ... Read more

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Leading South West craft ale producer Dartmoor Brewery has appointed expert brewer Ian Cobham as the company’s new Managing Director The announcement comes as the brewery, home of the famous Jail Ale, continues its growth in the craft ale sector wit Read more

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There’s nothing like enjoying the British summer in a pub garden with a pint of real ale or local cider - and the Mary Tavy Inn’s garden has one of the most beautiful views to gaze at while you enjoy your drink. Rolling farmland and Dartmoor’s tors Read more

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Jason Mules shares his top sherry choices this spring. Read more

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COLJAN Bar and Restaurant are delighted to confirm that we have been awarded the Taste of the West SILVER award in the Restaurant category for 2018/2019. Established in 1991, Taste of the West are the regional food and drink trade organisation for.. Read more

As the sobering chimes of Big Ben welcome in another year, the realisation of resolutions dawn. Lose weight; exercise more; quit smoking and drink less are popular aspirations as well other lifestyle changes. Vegetarianism and veganism are an increas Read more

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Sweet Wines   Sweet wines, pudding wines, dessert wines, call them what you will, but one thing for sure is that they all, not only, have high levels of residual sugar, after all fundamentally that is what makes sweet wines, ‘sweet’, but also... Read more

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A good vintage in 2018 In my previous articles, the focus has flexed between the merits of new concepts in wine development, grape varieties with unpronounceable names, and wine trends… but always a mention of the latest vintage. Well, it is in... Read more

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For the second year in a row, two Devon hotels under the same local ownership have picked up four top awards from Taste of the West, the regional organisation which promotes and showcases the best food, drink, retail and hospitality offerings in the Read more

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Devon Food Movement is working in partnership with Ashridge Court to bring our first BIG COLLABORATION event to fruition. This collaboration is taking place on 08/09/18 and will feature many local artisans and some of the South West’s best chefs (see Read more

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Despite the fact we are led to believe that there is an ever increasing and insatiable desire for more and more wines, it might come as a surprise that the actual amount of wine produced in 2017 fell dramatically to its lowest since 1957, with a glob Read more

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Believe it or not spring really is just around the corner and I am beginning to salivate at the thought of the wonderful local seasonal produce we can look forward to, and of course the perfect wines to accompany it. First off has to be juicy, tender Read more

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Spring is all about new beginnings, a glorious time of rebirth and renewal. A good time to adjust and recalibrate the palate! I have picked out some perfect everyday drinkers that certainly have a spring in their step and a few must-haves to compl Read more

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A both seasonal and relentless cycle, with late spring/early summer offering a hint of what’s to come… As a wine importer and merchant, I am totally beholden to the skills of wine makers, as indeed they are dependent on the weather. In short, the wi Read more

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It doesn’t have to be boring - there are lots of alternatives to booze! Following a very merry Christmas, are you in the first few days of a self-imposed ‘dry’ January? In 2017 a YouGov survey showed that 5 million Britons took part in this annual e Read more

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Richard Smith, Managing Director of Dartmoor Brewery, commented: “Our ales have always had a strong following in the South West, and we are now extending our coverage outside the region where the appeal of craft ales is just as strong. We ha Read more

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Elizabeth and her husband Jeremy, have spent 17 years cultivating organic produce and in 2016 the couple launched ‘The Bere Brewery’. Elizabeth, known to her friends as Buffy, and her husband Jeremy, believe in a principled, idealistic life, in tun Read more

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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 Read more

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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 Read more

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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 Read more

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