With the festive season fast approaching and Christmas shopping high on the agenda, take a look at some amazing local produce on offer in Exmouth which would make the perfect Christmas gift for family and friends. You will also be supporting our wonderful local, independent businesses.
Exmouth is home to delicious fresh local produce from the sea, river and countryside. Locally farmed mussels, freshly caught fish and Devon’s famous cream teas are particular local favourites.
A recent article in The Telegraph showcases the excellent Food and Drink offering in the town:
“Step aside Salcombe – there’s a new star on the Devon coast. Exmouth, 10 miles south of Exeter, is one of Devon’s best-kept local secrets. Or at least it was until Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines cottoned onto the potential of this UNESCO-listed region and opened a luxury hotel across the water in Lympstone, complete with vineyard. Buoyed by its popularity, last spring, he opened two more ventures – a £2.8m restaurant and a café-patisserie on Exmouth’s beautiful two-mile sandy beach.”
So why not take a visit to Exmouth to sample this wonderful local produce on offer or come and do some of your Christmas shopping here.
Exmouth Mussles offer sustainably farmed, award winning shellfish from the sparkling water of the River Exe.
Working from their base on Exmouth Docks this small innovative company has developed unique equipment to farm the fast flowing River Exe. By doing away with dredges and using a self-fluidising elevator, the shellfish are teased from their muddy beds without impact on the stone layers beneath. Minimal disturbance and constant re-seeding allows the high density of fish, crabs and sponges that build up on these “underwater rainforests” to be maintained.
Find out more about Exmouth Mussles here.
Copper Frog Distilling
Copper Frog Distilling, pride themselves on consistency; all the botanicals are sourced from across a variety of dealers that specialise in botanicals such as Tuscan juniper berries, delicate Moroccan coriander and zesty lemon peel. Only the finest botanicals are used to create “The Spirit of Exmouth” Gin. Copper Frog Distilling are Exmouth’s first and only distillery.
They purchase as much as they can from local Devon Suppliers and of course organic where possible, keeping their carbon footprint low.
If you are not a gin fan, then you can also try Copper Frog Golden Rum. This Rum combines the depth and sophistication of whisky with the glamour and history of the Caribbean.
Copper Frog Tears of a Clown, a Candyfloss flavoured gGin is also a favourite for visitors. It is hand crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using the finest botanicals, this one is sure to be a treat for your palate and great for all occasions.
To buy online for Christmas please visit Copper Frog Distilling.
Crossed Anchors Brewing
The teams at Crossed Anchors are thrilled by the consistent popularity of their core brews: American Pale Ale, 3Cs Gold & Exe Porter. Heavy on taste & flavour, each one has found its market, with darker ale drinkers loving the sumptuous malts of the Porter, compared to the modern ale drinkers, who appreciate the hoppy, zesty flavours of the ever-popular 3Cs.
Not only can you stock up for Christmas Day or purchase some drinks for loved ones, Brewery Tours are also available for the perfect gift.
Beer can be purchased online at their website: Crossed Anchors.
Set up by Harry Moore and his son Raymond, Moore’s Pasties has been a family business for over 30 years, and they are still producing one of the tastiest and most popular ranges of pasties & pies in Devon. The newest menu item, added in 2010, is their Chicken Tikka Pasty, due to being asked so many times if they would ever make any! Christmas Hampers are available and you can build your own hamper on their website – Christmas Hampers
Deli on the Strand
Deli on the Strand isn the only delicatessen in Exmouth, situated in the heart of the town in The Strand. The Deli is a quality delicatessen and café offering a wide range of speciality produce with the emphasis on high quality, local and regional producers. They stock items that the supermarkets do not supply with the aim of being as sustainable and environmentally sensitive as possible.
The Deli has a wide selection of speciality food and drink including a variety of British and Continental cheeses, cooked meats, dairy produce, pâtés, speciality teas and coffees, conserves, preserves, giftware, oils, pastas, sauces, flours, biscuits, confectionery, eggs, honey, olives, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They also cater for those who prefer options such as: vegan, vegetarian, gluten/dairy/soya and wheat free. Sarah, the owner, is vegetarian so this is close to her heart.
Deli on the Strand stock a range of wine, beer and spirts that are not typically found on the high street or in supermarkets and only stock the drinks they love and think others will too!
Their prices are competitive and they stock wine and beer from local producers in Devon including Lily Farm Vineyard in Budleigh Salterton, Lyme Bay Winery, Black Tor Brewery and Ashcombe Cider.
Taking influences from craft beer around the world and classic European brewing, Powderkeg are on a mission to create flavour-packed, easy-drinking session beers that excite craft aficionados and the casual drinker alike. They are a small, dedicated team who have spent years honing their skills, giving them the expert brewing knowledge to break the rules with a bit of style, making beers that really satisfy curiosity, creativity and thirst.
For maximum accessibility all the beers are also Gluten-Free and Vegan
Available to purchase online at Powderkeg Beer.