Preparing a South Devon feast

January 1st, 2018 | By Ross Purdy

A South Devon Feast at Drake House, Hope Cove

With fabulous food producers, and a magnificent range of food outlets including butchers, delis, breweries and farm shops across South Devon, creating the ultimate indulgent spread of delicious South Devon food and drink for view 2018 was a joy! If you are planning your own feast, here are a selection of local producers who were featured in the article, and who make or sell some of these unmissable tasty treats…

Stokeley Farm Shop 
Situated near to the historic coastal village of Torcross, this delightful farm shop is home to Durrant’s Butchers, selling all the meat you might require for a barbecue, including succulent beef burgers and pork sausages. Why not pay a visit to them to stock up on meat, and pop in to Stokeley Café for a quick coffee and cake while you are there!

South Devon Chilli Farm 

South Devon Chilli Farm salsa
Offering award-winning chilli products, ranging from the spicy salsa featured in our South Devon feast, to chilli chocolate, jam and sauce, the South Devon Chilli Farm is a fantastic place to visit for any food fan or keen gardener come to mention it! Pop to the café, enjoy a farm tour and buy some chilli treats – or why not purchase some chilli seeds and plants, and grow your own chillis at home!

The Bake House 

Bread from The Bake House, Salcombe
Whether you are looking for a farmhouse loaf, a crusty baguette or some floury soft burger buns and hot dog rolls, The Bake House is Salcombe produce the finest freshly baked goods. They also sell fantastic pastries and pasties! Visit them on Fore Street in Salcombe.

Available through the innovative new service Pretty Local, the luscious strawberries from Berryman’s in South Milton are second to none when in season. Pretty Local gives consumers the option to buy fresh, sustainable and very local produce by accessing one easy-to-use website portal. Get everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to meat and seafood, delivered directly to your door!

Salcombe Dairy 

Salcombe Dairy ice cream
Made in their small Salcombe factory, Salcombe Dairy ice cream is award-winning. The company was established in 1981 and remains true to its roots, with products still being made in Salcombe using fresh milk from local farms each morning, despite the ice cream and sorbet being sold nationally.  Head to the factory beside Shadycombe carpark in the town, where you can buy it by the tub or in a cone to eat there and then!

Yarde Cider  

Yarde Cider
This small family business is based in the picturesque village of Stoke Gabriel on the edge of the River Dart. They produce fantastic cider, as well as elderflower cordial, spirits and apple juices, all made using handpicked apples from within a 2 mile radius of their home! These are truly delicious, traditionally made drinks – the perfect accompaniment to any barbecue.

@the bakery 

Cakes from @the bakery, Frogmore
For those with a sweet-tooth one of the most alluring products featured in the barbecue spread is surely the show-stopping cakes from @the bakery in Frogmore. These are a delight to behold – they both look sensational and taste divine. Pick up a selection of these award-winning cakes and tarts from Frogmore or from one of the other branches in Kingsbridge or Salcombe.  Find out more about @the bakery in our downloadable South Devon Cookbook.

Tideford Organics
Totnes-based Tideford Organics produce organic vegan soups, sauces and misos, which are all free from gluten, nut and wheat. We used the miso paste to complete the coleslaw – yum!

Luscombe drinks

Luscombe Drinks
Award-winning Luscombe drinks is a family run business producing 26 soft drinks, juices, tonics and cider on the farm in Buckfastleigh, using nothing but the best ingredients. From fruit crushes to bubblies, these delicious, refreshing juices are exceptionally popular and certainly worth a try. Check out the vibrant and delectable Raspberry Crush featured in our South Devon feast.

Salcombe Brewery

Salcombe Brewery
For delicious, hand-crafted refreshing beers, look no further than Salcombe Brewery.  Based at a new premises, sitting in the Devon countryside with views over the Salcombe Estuary, this enterprise produces beers both sold in the factor shop and in various outlets across the region. Try a bottle of ‘Shingle Bay’, ‘Devon Amber’, ‘Seahorse’ or ‘Salcombe Gold’.

Susie Watson Designs
For those looking to transform their living room, dining room or bedroom, the shop in Salcombe sells an array of elegant handmade products from fabrics to furniture. Take home some new Susie Watson cushions, some beautiful tableware or perhaps some new bedding! Susie Watson provided the plates, bowls, glasses and table runner for our South Devon feast.

Looking for more inspiration on South Devon food producers? Check out our latest issue of the South Devon Cookbook, featuring interviews, foodie news and information, not to mention recipes from local chefs.