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  • Hot hotel restaurants: The Nettlefold

    This place has been a hot topic since it opened in the ’20s. now, a new restaurant and multi- million-pound refurb has put it back on the lips of devonians – and for good reason
  • Cool cafés: Sacred Grounds

    All those of-the-moment, style-related adjectives would be put to good use to describe the look of Exeter’s Sacred Grounds. Urban. Industrial. Scandi. Retro. They all sit particularly well with this contemporary café. Natural wood clads the ceiling while the…
  • Grilled: Noel Corston

    Woolacombe in North Devon has one of the most beautifully pristine beaches in the UK, drawing in crowds from far and wide during the busy summer months.
  • Devon pub welcomes its first female head chef

    Charlotte Vincent has been appointed as head chef of the popular Five Bells pub in a move that’s something of a homecoming for the one-time local.  Charlotte built her career initially as a pastry chef and has notched up over…
  • Hot hotels: The Pig at Combe

    The Pig hotel chain has reinvented the quintessential English country house hotel. The brainchild of Robin Hutson – who launched and sold the Hotel du Vin chain – and his wife Judy, an interior designer, they ooze charm and character.…
  • Crumbs explores: Exeter

    As a North Devon dweller, the main reason I head into the metropolis that is Exeter is generally to hit the shops. Unfortunately, like many city centres, when it comes to having a decent meal – or even a quick…
  • How to eat and drink like a local in Totnes

    Totnes is effortlessly cool; chic bars and art galleries sit happily alongside charity shops and alternative therapy clinics. Unlike Glastonbury, which is unashamedly New Age, Totnes fuses hippy counterculture with middle class money. It feels a bit like Bristol but…