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Food Drink Devon in the Press

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1 Aug 2021
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Click on any of the links below to see Food Drink Devon’s Regional and National coverage:

2021

Recent coverage

  • Devon Life – 33 of the best award-winning Devon Food & Drink spots Andy Cooper – 6th Sept 2021 (also shared across websites for Cornwall Life, Yorkshire Life, Lancashire Life, Hampshire Life, Suffolk Life, Dorset Magazine and Surrey Life)
  • Taste Buds magazine – Our Fine Vintage – Sept/Oct 2021
  • Taste Buds magazine – Here’s to our Local Heroes! (incl. Carters Deli and Veyseys Butchers) – Sept/Oct 2021
  • Exmouth Journal – How digital connectivity can help food and drink businesses thrive – 6th Sept

Awards 2021

  • Western Morning News – Only the very best flavours can lay claim to county’s top awards – June 2021
  • Western Morning News – Oz will do honours at top Devon food awards – 28th April
  • The Exeter Daily – Oz Clarke OBE to host Food Drink Devon 2021 Awards – 28th April 
  • The Devon Daily – Oz Clarke OBE to host Food Drink Devon 2021 Awards – 27th April
  • Devon Life – Food Drink Devon Awards – March 2021
  • Western Morning News – Food news: Who are the best producers? – 23rd January
  • Exmouth Journal – Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 awards – 23rd January
  • Grow – Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 Awards – 21st January
  • Midweek Herald (East Devon) – Awards open to firms hungry for success – 20th January
  • Food Mag – Food Drink Devon Awards 2021 entries now open – 14th January
  • In Your Area – Time to enter top Devon food and drink awards – 14th January
  • The Exeter Daily – Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 Awards – 13th January
  • The Devon Daily – Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 Awards – 13th January
  • Rise & Shine – Food Drink Devon opens entries for 2021 awards – 13th January

Website launch

  • Rise & Shine – Food Drink Devon Gears Up for Post Lockdown Boom – 17th May
  • Western Morning News – Devon pins hopes of post-Covid boost on its brilliant food – 15th May
  • The Exeter Daily – Food Drink Devon gears up for post-lockdown boom – 14th May
  • The Devon Daily – Food Drink Devon gears up for post-lockdown boom – 13th May

Taste Buds Articles (part of our ongoing partnership with Taste Buds Magazine)

  • Taste Buds magazine – Our Fine Vintage – Sept/Oct 2021
  • Taste Buds magazine – Fishing’s fight – July/Aug 2021
  • Taste Buds online – Cream of the Crop – May/Jun 2021
  • Taste Buds magazine – Seeds of Hope – Mar/Apr 2021
  • Taste Buds magazine – Choice Cuts – Jan/Feb 2021

Peter Gorton joins Board of Directors

  • Rise & Shine – Peter Gorton joins Food Drink Devon board of directors – 22nd March
  • The Exeter Daily – Peter Gorton joins Food Drink Devon board of directors – 24th March
  • The Devon Daily – Peter Gorton Joins Food Drink Devon Board of Directors – 24th March

#DevonSpeaksUp Campaign

  • BBC Radio Devon – Powderkeg interviewed by David Fitzgerald – 5th March
  • Devon Live – Covid is bringing shops and people closer together than ever – 9th February
  • Western Morning News – Innovation bears fruit for food and drink firms – 8th February
  • Plymouth Herald – Firms speak up on how Covid has affected them – 3rd February
  • Beer Today – ‘Reduce duty for breweries, and cut business rates for pubs’ – 3rd February
  • Rise & Shine – #DevonSpeaksUp and here’s what they said! – 1st February

Other

  • The Exeter Daily – RAW works with Best in Class – 7th August
  • Rise & Shine – RAW works with Best in Class – 6th August
  • Devon Life – ‘The Best of Devon’ Giveaway – July/Aug 2021
  • Herald Express (Torquay) – Anthony Mangnall MP (mentioned in column) – 19th May
  • BBC Radio Devon – Food Drink Devon mentioned during interview with Greg Parsons – 9th April
  • Elite Traveler mentioned in a feature on Two Drifters Rum – 9th April
  • Rise & Shine – Celebrate Mothers’ Day with Food Drink Devon – March

2020

December

  • Western Morning News – Sit back and take it easy… – 19th December
  • Rise & Shine – RAW’s portfolio of leading national brands grows at pace – 8th December

November

  • Taste Buds – A Winter’s Feast – Nov/Dec issue
  • Taste Buds – Food Drink Devon Awards 2020 – November
  • Western Morning News – Eat in to Help Out – 28th November
  • Devon Life – 6 of the best Devon food & drink businesses awarded prizes – 23rd November
  • Dartmoor Links – Double Gold Awards for Devon sister-hotels The Bedford Hotel and Two Bridges Hotel – 20th November
  • Dartmouth Chronicle & South Hams – Village Voice – The Bear and Blacksmith – 19th November
  • Ivybridge South Brent & South Hams Gazette – Village Voice – The Bear and Blacksmith – 19th November
  • Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette – Village Voice – The Bear and Blacksmith – 19th November
  • Grow – The results – Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards – 16th November
  • Western Morning News – Buy Local Xmas dinner will help regional economy – 14th November
  • Western Morning News – Make Christmas a ‘buy local’ feast – 14th November
  • Herald Express (Plymouth) – Buy Local Xmas dinner will help regional economy – 14th November
  • Rise & Shine – Devon’s finest honoured at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards – 13th November
  • The Devon Daily – Devon’s finest honoured at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards – 13th November
  • The Exeter Daily – Devon’s finest honoured at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards – 13th November
  • The Independent – A tour of Devon’s creative craft spirit scene – 7th November

October

  • Devon Life – ‘We’re backing Devon food and drink as the best,’ say campaign groups – 27th October
  • Rise and Shine – Food Drink Devon Joins Forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce – 27th October
  • Grow – Food Drink Devon Joins Forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce – 27th October
  • The Exeter Daily – Food Drink Devon Joins Forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce – 26th October
  • Devon 247 – Food Drink Devon Joins Forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce – 26th October
  • Western Morning News – Food Drink Devon Joins Forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce – 24th October
  • London Unattached – Devon Staycation – The Food and Drink of Devon – 8th October
  • Taste Buds (online) – Dine out on Devon’s Harvest – September/October
  • Taste Buds (Print/Digital version) – Dine out on Devon’s Harvest on page 30 – September/October

September

  • Devon Life – Top Devon producers launch British Food and Drink Fortnight with ‘buy local’ plea – 23rd September
  • Rise and Shine – Awards 2020 – 9th September
  • Devon 247 – Awards 2020 – 8th September
  • The Exeter Daily – Awards 2020 – 8th September
  • Grow – Awards 2020 – 8th September

July/August

  • Western Morning News – Devon PR company branches out in London – 20th August
  • The Exeter Daily – Busy West Country firm expands to open London office – 19th August
  • Taste Buds – Save our industry! – July/August
  • Taste Buds (Print/Digital version) – Save our industry! on page 38 – July/August
  • Western Morning News – Food lovers of Devon – your county needs you – 25th July
  • Devon Life – Food Drink Devon Competition – July Issue

May/June

  • Taste Buds – Support Local – Page 41 – May/June
  • BBC Radio Devon – The Devon Fudge Company (12.20pm) – 27th June
  • BBC Radio Devon – World Gin Day – Wicked Wolf Gin (12.20pm), Exeter Gin (12.40pm) and Georgie Porgie’s Puddings (1.10pm) – 13th June
  • South Hams Gazette – Huge demand for local produce – 11th June
  • Dawlish Gazette – Huge demand for local produce – 11th June
  • Okehampton Times – Huge demand for local produce – 11th June
  • BBC Radio Devon – Carys Arms (11.20am), Truly Treats (12.20pm) and Clive’s Pies (12.40pm) chat to Kerry White – 6th June

March/April

  • BBC Spotlight – (from 18:55) – 21st May
  • Express & Echo (Exeter) – Some positives for firms among gloom – 14th May
  • Sunday Independent (Bristol, Yeovil & Somerset) – Looking on the bright side – 10th May
  • Sunday Independent (Cornwall) – Looking on the bright side – 10th May
  • Grow – Food Drink Devon – Green Shoots Sprouting Across South West
  • Daily Express – Mentioned in Sharpham Dairy interview
  • Exeter Daily – Food Drink Devon’s new campaign Devon Speaks Up
  • Western Daily Press (West Country Life) – Local food and drink never tasted so good – 18th April
  • Western Morning News (Devon & Cornwall) – Local food and drink never tasted so good – 18th April
  • Express & Echo (Print) – Small businesses are pushed to the brink of survival – 15th April
  • Western Morning News (Print) – Food and drink firms must adapt to survive – 14th April
  • North Devon Journal (Print) – Small businesses are pushed to the brink of survival – 9th April
  • Herald Express (Print) – Small businesses are pushed to the brink of survival – 8th April
  • Devon Live – Prominent Devon food and drink businesses speak of struggles they’re facing
  • iNews – Coronavirus loans: meet the small business owners accusing the Government of allowing them to fall through the cracks
  • The Caterer – Rural operators reveal challenges and innovations during coronavirus crisis
  • Taste Buds – Mar/Apr Issue – Support Local – pages 36-37

Jan/Feb

  • Tom Chartres-Moore talks to Kerry White on BBC Radio Devon. Click here to listen (from approx 1:20:00)
  • Taste Buds – Jan/Feb Issue – A change of flavour – pages 37-38

2019

October 2019 – Awards

  • Taste Buds – November/December Issue
  • Rise & Shine Newsletter – Food Drink Devon Awards Announced
  • Devon Live – The Best Food and Drink in Devon Revealed at Glitzy Awards Ceremony
  • Grow – Devon’s Finest Honoured with Awards
  • Western Morning News – Awards celebrate best of Devon’s food and drink
  • Devon Live – Hidden Hotel Restaurant with Stunning Views is Voted the Best in Devon
  • Dawlish Gazette – Teignbridge triumphant at Devon food awards
  • Crediton Courier – Food Drink Devon Awards include two winners from Credition area
  • Sidmouth Herald – Sidmouth Gins scoops award

August 2019 – Awards’ Finalists Announced

June 2019 – Summer Party

March 2019

Food Drink Devon Final Call For Entries 2019

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October 2018

Food Drink Devon Award Results 2018

September 2018

Food Drink Devon Awards Shortlist Just Announced 2018

June 2018 – New Venue Revealed for Food Drink Devon Awards 2018

February 2018 – Devon Cook Book coverage – The Telegraph Magazine

January 2018 – Food & Drink Devon Awards 2018 Launched

January 2018 – Devon Cook Book coverage The Plymouth Herald

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December 2017 – Devon Cook Book coverage – Western Morning News

October 2017 – Devon Cook Book Release

October 2017 – The Magnificent Devon – Food & Drink Devon Award Winners Announced

May 2017 – Guild of Food Writers Coast to Coast Visit

May 2017 –  Guild of Food Writers Coast to Coast Visit announcement

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October 2016 – Award Winners Announcement

October 2016 – Flying the Flag for Devon

July 2016 – New Food & Drink Devon Chair

April 2016 –  Awards Last Entries

February 2016 – North Devon Event 

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