Pig & Pallet ribs with cider and maple glaze

Ingredients 4 racks of baby back or belly ribs (ask the butcher to trim) For the rib rub 100g salt 100g sugar 30g smoked paprika 20g onion powder 15g ground fennel 15g ground coriander 15g ground black pepper 15g garlic powder 5g chipotle powder 5g ground juniper 5g mustard powder For the rib emulsion 1l…

The Restaurant on the River

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? Do you think about those starched linen experiences, with synchronised waiters? Family gathered around the table on makeshift chairs? Or perhaps those alfresco holiday feasts when inboxes are long forgotten, with beaming freckled faces? Everything tastes sweeter by the shore, so what could beat a meal right in…

River Exe Café Monkfish with Crispy Duck, Spiced Lentils and Curry Velouté

Once dubbed ‘poor man’s lobster’, monkfish may not be the most attractive fish, but its fine, meaty texture and sweet flavour makes for an indulgent dish. As with lobster, monkfish goes perfectly with meat and shouldn’t be overlooked as a contender for a luxurious surf and turf. Chris Dayes, Head Chef of Devon’s floating River…

Bushman Launches First Authentic Smoke Free Wood Fired Oven for Urban Gardens

The latest oven from the UK’s longest-established supplier of handmade wood fired ovens has been revealed. Bushman has launched a brand new high-performance model – the Santorini. At just 87cm in diameter, with a smoke-free heating system, it’s designed for virtually any garden space with professional results. After 18 months in product development, the oven…

Sea Arch: The Premium Alcohol-Free Spirit for Gin Lovers

Inspired by the rugged coastline of Devon, Sea Arch: a sophisticated non-alcoholic gin-alternative has launched. The premium spirit, blended and bottled in England, contains eleven carefully selected botanicals, twice-distilled in a traditional copper pot with spring water. The alcohol is then removed to leave behind pure, evocative flavour. This balanced sipper is best enjoyed on…

The Galley Reveals New Branding and Website

The Galley, fish and seafood restaurant in Topsham has launched a new website and branding with a fresh, clean and timeless look. Enlisting in support from Go Wild Communications, it was agreed to make the restaurant more accessible online and improve guest’s first impression through visually striking imagery. To showcase the elegance of The Galley’s…

Witches, slavery, gin and opium: secrets of The Salutation Inn

The Salutation Inn is one of Topsham’s oldest residents, known best for its fine dining, bed and breakfast. But with age and maturity, come fascinating stories from by-gone eras. This historic coaching house has welcomed travellers crossing Devon by carriage and ship for over 300 years. Located in the heart of Topsham, the Inn’s infamous and…