4th - 6th May 2019

The delicious Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 2018

This popular and well-loved festival is a must visit for food lovers. The Exeter Food and Drink Festival is held every year in the scenic grounds of Exeter Castle Courtyard and Northernhay Gardens. It combines delicious dishes with top food demonstrations from famous chefs and adds some music during the nights too.

By day, it's all food food food. The festival's main focus is to celebrate all the food and drink of the South West. Pallets of all tastes will be in their element amongst more than 100 regional chefs, food producers, workshops and food-themed activities. A wander through the stalls and marquees will leave the senses tingling.

In the chef demonstrations, there's much to be learnt about how to best prepare and cook local delicacies. Our own Dez Turland, Group Development Chef at Brend Hotels, has attended the event in the past.  

Then, by night, live music gives the festival a party feel - perfect for dancing off all the food consumed during the day.

Whatever your plans for The Exter Food and Drink Festival, why not incorporate a visit to the North Devon coastline too?

Whether you're swinging by Exeter first or want to experience the whole weekend, we recommend taking the time to visit this mouth-watering around some time in Bideford where your luxury Royal Hotel accommodation awaits.