A Food Lovers' Paradise
Boy, are you in a for a treat when it comes to all things culinary in South Devon. You may wish to loosen your belt in preparation, as calorie-counting is unlikely to be on the agenda on a Devonshire gastronomical tour.
Some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever try is served up at fine restaurants up and down the coast, with Brixham being one of the UK’s largest fishing ports. You could also get yours battered, wrapped to go, and with a side order of chips – yes, it’s the seaside classic. Don’t forget the salt and vinegar.
If you’re partial to a tipple, then local wines, beers, ales, ciders, and spirits provide a vast selection to whet your appetite. Choose from proper Devonshire scrumpy, world-class wines from Sharpham Vineyard, or one of many locally produced beers, ales, ciders, and gins.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when dining out. Whether you settle down next to a roaring fire in a rustic country pub and tuck into well-deserved comfort food after a long walk on Dartmoor National Park, or you fancy a more sophisticated, fine-dining experience, you’ll find something to satisfy your culinary cravings.
While you’re out and about, an abundance of fudge shops, confectioners, and ice cream parlours will satisfy even the sweetest tooth. Of course, no trip to Devon is complete without a traditional cream tea. P.S.: just make sure the cream goes on your scone first!
For those wishing to test their own kitchen skills, charming farm shops and independent grocers serve up the county’s finest cheeses, dairy, meats, and indulgent treats. Bag yourself a delicacy to take back and enjoy in your very own holiday home – what bliss!
Devon’s food scene speaks for itself when you consider the celebrity chefs with roots in our beautiful county: Michael Caines, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and Mitch Tonks, to name but a few. You may even get to meet some of these chefs at one of many hugely popular food festivals that are put on throughout the year. See Local Events for further details.