We’re backing British Food Fortnight

_0017293-john-bradley-dunkery-beacon-country-house-hotelWe’re celebrating British Food Fortnight, which runs from September 23 until October 8, by promoting the suppliers on our doorstep.

We always like to support our local suppliers, but during the event we’ll be doing more to plug them wherever possible, as we’re big advocates of eating as seasonally as possible, and of consuming produce from the region rather than further afield.

Diners at our restaurant all-year-round are helping to back Exmoor farmers and suppliers within a 20-mile radius of the business including some back-garden growers. We support nearby commercial suppliers, as well as neighbours who grow surplus produce in their vegetable patches in the village, so we keep it as local and as British as possible here.

British Food Fortnight is a celebration of the diverse and delicious range of food available in Britain, as well as the health benefits of eating quality, fresh, seasonal and regionally distinct produce.

Food tastes better if it is transported as swiftly as possible from field to fork or plot to plate and is healthier for you too, so it makes sense to use the wonderful local ingredients we have nearby us here on Exmoor and in Somerset and nearby Devon, and particularly if it comes from the village itself.

British Food Fortnight takes place from September 23 until October 8 and is the biggest annual, national celebration of British food and drink.

It was established in the wake of the Foot and Mouth crisis, in response to the fact that, though there are numerous food initiatives, projects and events taking place across Britain, there was no overall flagship event to bring them to the public’s attention.

Exmoor is often overlooked as a foodie destination but it’s a great place full of hidden culinary gems and somewhere off the beaten track to explore. It’s still got some really wild and remote spots and the farmers and producers that work on the land here are a hardy bunch.

Help show your support too by booking in for a meal with us soon. Click here to contact us.