The Food Shop at Dartington in South Devon reopens with larger premises

The Food Shop at Dartington in south Devon will reopen on Saturday March 15 after a revamp that has seen it triple in size.

Packed full of homemade cakes and puddings, artisan fresh breads, pastries and pies, premium locally sourced meats, regional ales, ciders and wines and cheeses, owner the Dartington Hall Trust says the new food shop will showcase the very best of produce from both the local region as well as the wider West Country. 

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On the official launch day, it says visitors will be treated to tastings from popular producers including Lyme Bay winery, Blueberry Brothers, Wonky Kitchen, South Devon Chilli Farm, Mrs G’s Ravishing Relishes, Tom’s Pies, Partridge Farm meats and many more.

Barbara King, managing director of The Shops at Dartington, said: “Our philosophy here has always been to support the region’s economy by sourcing wherever possible from the area.

“It recently became clear to us here at Dartington that our existing food shop had outgrown itself. 

“With the added benefit of being able to park right beside the new food shop, we are anticipating that it is going to be incredibly popular.”

The Shops at Dartington hold a regular, popular food producers’ market, Love Food Dartington, Supported by Food and Drink Devon, on the last Sunday of every month,

On May 31 and June 1 The Shops at Dartington Food Fair returns for its fourth year.

It will see more than 50 of the region’s best food and drink producers exhibiting including Tom’s Pies and the popular Ashridge cider bar, art and crafts stalls, entertainment from local bands and children’s activities including the new ‘Bake a Pasty Competition’, clay pot making and bookable adventures like the tree walk with Dynamic Adventures.

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