Food and Drink in Honiton

When it comes to fresh, locally sourced food and drink, Honiton is one of the best places to be. There is an array of incredible seasonal food and drink, with local meat and veg appearing on menus across the town.

East Devon is a hugely popular place for foodies, not only because of the proximity to the coast but also the abundance of countryside and farms across the region. Honiton is well placed to reap the benefits of this with a huge number of producers making use of the local area.

Meet the makers

One of the best ways to sample all the local food and drink that is on offer is by visiting the Honiton Farmers’ Market which is held 3 times a week in the centre of town – you can’t miss it. There have been markets taking place in Honiton since 1257 with stalls offering everything from fresh food and drink to clothing, jewellery, plants and more. It’s a great way to meet the producers and to stock up on locally produced and sustainable items.

If you don’t fancy cooking for yourself, there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat when in Honiton. Whether you want a light lunch to reinvigorate after a day exploring the countryside, somewhere for a special occasion or something hearty to finish off the day, you’ll find lots of options here. Honiton is home to a host of pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants many with eclectic seasonal menus and fully stocked bars and wine cellars.

It isn’t just locally grown and produced food you will find in Honiton, there is also an array of drinks produced here too. From traditional west country cider to gin and spirits distilled in East Devon, a vineyard producing award winning wine and a local brewery with its strong environmental ethos and pledge to plant a tree for every barrel of beer sold. We won't tell if you sit back and relax with a tipple or two!

Another highlight in Honiton's foodie calendar is Gate to Plate. This is a one day festival which takes place in the Summer, through Honiton High Street. The aim is to highlight the best of the district's outstanding food and drink producers, as well as traditional craftspeople, by creating a fantastic event where people can enjoy delicious locally produced food and drink and experience the traditional local craft skills.

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