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Food & Drink

With Devon’s rural landscape and extensive coastline, it is no surprise that we have hundreds of national and international award-winning food and drink brands, producers, outlets, distributors, innovators, researchers and experts, and here are just a few:

Devon’s hospitality industry thrives due to Devon’s fantastic produce, we boast an incredible 25 Michelin Star restaurants including: Michael Caines’ at Lympstone Manor (Exe Estuary), the Pig at Coombe (East Devon), Gidleigh Park and Bovey Castle on Dartmoor and Borringdon Hall (Plymouth) and the longest standing Mason Arms (North Devon). With the industry also supporting cookery schools and courses.

Interesting Facts: More than half of the organically farmed land in the UK is located in the West Country and Devon produces over one third of the UK’s milk.


Made in Devon – a major new ‘buy local’ scheme to support Devon businesses and consumers

Food and Drink Devon – Membership forum for producers

Related Case Studies



Rockfish restaurants celebrate the very best of local and sustainable seafood with a menu of local fish, freshly fried, grilled or cooked on the plancha, plus a lot more.

Guy Singh-Watson

Riverford Organics

Riverford was founded when Guy Singh-Watson started growing organic veg on the family farm in Devon, with a wheelbarrow and a borrowed tractor in 1987.

River Cottage

River Cottage

Hugh-Fearnley-Whittingstall is the man behind River Cottage cookery school, dining, kitchens and bespoke events.


Philip Dennis Foodservice

Devon is the home of Philip Dennis Foodservice, a family-owned regional wholesaler supplying a complete range of frozen, chilled and ambient foods as well as a bespoke Butchery and Fishmonger service.

Wine Tasting

Lyme Bay Winery

Inspired by the unspoilt Jurassic coastline of Lyme Bay and its local maritime history, here at Lyme Bay Winery we make multi award-winning spirits, English wines, ciders, meads, fruit wines and liqueurs at our BRC ‘A’ rated winery in Shute, Devon.

Outdoor Cooking Class

Manna from Devon

Established in 2005, ‘Manna from Devon’ cooking school is run by David and Holly Jones. They teach cooking skills to small groups in a relaxed environment overlooking the beautiful River Dart in South Devon, focussing on woodfired cooking, bread making and fish cookery.


Quickes Cheese

Nurturing the Quicke family’s land in Newton St Cyres near Exeter since 1540, we have been making clothbound cheese for five generations.

Moo Free Chocolate


He is lactose-free. She is gluten-free. Their son can’t eat dairy products. They all love chocolate.

Supported by Devon County Council