Food and Drink in North Devon
Holidays, celebrations, weddings, parties and family get-togethers all have one thing in common. Food, glorious food. And it’s one of the things North Devon is particularly well known for.
Visit one of our nearby farm shops and pick up some local sausages for the BBQ or some Devon cheese. Or take a look at one of our local markets like Barnstaple’s historic Pannier Market. It’s one of the best food markets in the country. And if you’re looking for a great Devon wine, we recommend Quance Wines in Barnstaple. Their dry pink is lovely with seafood, salads and BBQs.
No visit in Devon is complete without a Devon cream tea. Tea by the Taw in Barnstaple is one of our favourites. But, of course, you can make them yourself in our huge kitchen at Ash Barton. Cut the scone in half, smother in cream then add the jam. Any other way is against the law.
All you need to know about Ash Barton:
- Licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies
- Reception/party capacity for 200 people
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Pets welcome (in our stables)
- Exclusivity guaranteed
- Sleeps 35+ residential guests
Ash Barton Event Suppliers
Barnstaple Pannier Market
9am – 3pm Monday to Saturday
Butchers Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SY
Bideford Country Market
8am - 3pm Tuesdays and Saturdays
Market Place, Bideford EX39 2DR
Braunton Farmers’ Market
9.30am – 12.30pm Second Saturday of every month
Braunton Parish Hall, Braunton EX33 2JB
Ilfracombe Farmers’ Market
10am - 12.30pm First Saturday of every month
The Lantern, High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QB
Wrafton Farmers’ Market
9.30am - 12pm Second Saturday of every month
Heanton Parish Hall, Wrafton Rd, Braunton EX33 2BT
Food & Drink
Big Pot Kitchen
Unique, delicious and affordable catering with a rustic and vintage style. Perfect for larger guest numbers.
07497 088 885
Babysitting, dog care and walking, as well as waitressing, bar and clearing up before and after an event, plus a variety of holiday PA services.
07861 674 374
Liam and Lucy will set up the bar and serve drinks to your guests as they arrive and throughout the day and evening.
07795 625 425
Relaxed, fun and delicious food to make your wedding day memorable from tapas to mezzo to paella.
Mrs Smudgers kitchen
Beautiful celebration and wedding cakes for people looking to add that special something to their event.
The Whiddon Wagon
The famous Whiddon Wagon serves up delicious fresh fish and chips and is available for weddings and parties.
Mobile Fish and Chips
07771 908 167
Local produce, and a range of menus all freshly prepared by the team at Astridges.
07811 416 254
Bo Bom Gelato
Freshly made gelato brought to your wedding and parties in a fabulous fleet of Bo Bom mobiles.
Wedding caterers providing everything from barbecues and picnics to formal wedding breakfasts.
Delivering sit down wedding breakfasts, amazing sharing platters through to freshly prepared buffets.
Flame and Dough Pizzas
Authentic Naples-style stone baked pizzas cooked in flame roaring ovens and served from a converted vintage horse trailer.
Joseph and Jade
07500 220 634
Barnstaple based butchers supplying locally sourced meat for hog roasts at weddings and parties.
Graze & S'More
Grazing tables for weddings and events including sweet and savoury selections.
07776 177 001
Guess Who is Coming to Dinner
Award-winning wedding and events catering company providing three course meals to midnight snacks.
Ice Cream Tricycle
Ice cream tricycle hire serving up local Devon ice cream.
Juicy Lucy Cupcakes and Bakes
Delicious individually handmade cupcakes or larger cakes for weddings and special events.
07478 327 072
Land and Sea Chef
High end chef specialising in everything from intimate private functions for 30 people to wedding and birthday celebrations for over a hundred.
07983 743 595
Load 'o' Waffle
Serving up delicious sweet and savoury homemade waffles, made from local fresh ingredients, from a beautiful vintage horsebox.
Sam and Rob
Fresh produce from local farmers, growers and producers including vegetables, fruits, salads, meats, and dairy products delivered to the door.
01271 869 191
Lulu Primrose Bakery
Barnstaple-based wedding cake baker specialising in romantic cake designs with an emphasis on aesthetics and flavours.
Mesa Catering Limited
Bristol-based event catering service offering everything from simple street-food to four course banquets. All dietary requirements catered for.
Katie, Naomi and Faye
North Devon Hog Roast
Family run company ran serving up delicious slow roasted pork sourced from the farm or trusted local butchers.
Samantha (Sam) Hastings
01805 603 909 and 07932 657 572
Exquisite English wines from grapes grown in a boutique vineyard in the heart of the rolling Devonshire countryside.
Long-table feasts, ‘bangers and buns’ street food and international-inspired buffets.
07533 333 976
Ilfracombe based wedding cake and patisserie supplier. If you can think it, they can make it!
Bronwen and Alex
The Caravan project
Mobile bar serving delicious drinks and cocktails from a lovely old caravan.
This Must Be The Place Coffee
Specialty coffee and cake served out of a converted horse box. Perfect for festival weddings.
A small, sustainable, organic family farm at Woolacombe, North Devon.
Two Birds Kitchen
Fantastic food for weddings, parties and events, including the famous wood fired oven horsebox serving organic pizzas.
West Country Cheese
Lovely deli and award-winning suppliers of cheese wedding cakes and cheese celebration cakes.
Catering for all events with a catering van, mobile bar, disco, bouncy castles and hog roast.
Wild Thyme Catering
Inspired catering for weddings, parties and festivals from street food to sharing platters and hog roasts.
Squires Fish and Chip Restaurant
The best Fish and Chips in the country. It's actually illegal to come to Braunton and not visit Squires.
Kentisbury Grange Coach House
A brasserie-style fine dining restaurant serving fantastic local and seasonal produce and classic dishes with an innovative twist.
01271 545 008
Thai restaurant and take-away who don't usually deliver. But our friend Tudorel makes an exception for Ash Barton.
The Rock Inn
Fresh food cooked with passion and served in the cosy fireside bars or bright, airy conservatory.
Excellent pub food and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
01271 890 349
Wild Thyme cafe
Great home cooked food, smoothies, juices and teas and vast all-day breakfast menu.
Had such an amazing weekend, the house is beautiful, the chapel was perfect and facilities were great. The games barn kept the kids entertained, especially the pool. Great place for a wedding, worth every minute. Every bed was utilised. Can't wait to come back!Mr and Mrs Flint
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Call Simon Daukes today on 07785 386 622