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Exmoor Food Festival: 1st – 9th October 2011

31st May 2011 Print
Exmoor Food Festival: 1st – 9th October 2011

The 2011 Exmoor Food Festival, which will run over nine days from Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th October, provides a showcase for local produce from a variety of independent food and drink producers based in the scenic Exmoor area.

Visitors will be able to experience a taste of the very best in local produce from this beautiful part of the West Country, which straddles North Devon and West Somerset.

A tasty programme of around 35 events will include food fairs, farmers’ markets, foraging courses, tasting platters, themed evenings, cookery courses, farm visits and indulgent cream teas. Some events will take place every day throughout the festival, while others will be on specific days. Local inns and eateries will also be offering special Exmoor breakfasts and themed food festival menus over the ten days.

Since the festival dates coincide with the North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival (30th September – 3rd October) there will also be several food themed walks,

Highlights include courses at Streamcombe Farm Cookery School; food foraging with Roger the Forager; chocolate-making sessions with Nutcombe Chocolates and discovering how to make an earth oven. Among the dining offers are a steak night and bubbly event and the popular ‘Breakfast in the Heart of Exmoor’ at Exmoor House, Wheddon Cross.

There will also be two weekend ‘meet the producer’ events, one either side of the moor; the Lyn Food and Fete takes place Sunday, 2nd October on the Manor Green, Lynmouth while the Exmoor Food Fayre is at Porlock on Sunday, 9th October.

Special foodie breaks are available at Hindon Organic Farm, which is offering luxury two-night stays for two people sharing a double/twin room in the 18th century farmhouse priced at £160 B&B and £250 with a home-cooked supper, both breakfast and the evening meal will be made from their own organic and free range produce,  The Yarn Market Hotel, in the heart of the medieval village of Dunster, is also offering a two-night dinner B&B package on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October for two sharing at £160, 

For further details visit (events will be posted online from mid-June); details about other things to see and do around Exmoor and places to stay can be found on

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2011 Exmoor Food Festival
Saturday 1st – Sunday 9th October 2011

Showcase of food and drink from producers based in the greater Exmoor area. Around 35 events with food fairs, farmers’ markets, foraging courses, tasting platters, themed evenings, cookery courses, farm visits, festive menus and indulgent cream teas


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Exmoor Food Festival: 1st – 9th October 2011