Category Archives: Food & Drink

Local Farmers Markets


If you are on holiday in self catering accommodation or camping, its always nice to buy local, fresh food to cook with. We have listed some of the local markets you could visit whilst on your stay. If you have any other recommendations please get in touch


Barnstaple Pannier Market

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Click here for more information about whats on at Barnstaple Pannier Market

Monday & Thursday – Craft and General Market

Wednesdays – Antiques and Collectables

Thursday, Fridays & Saturday – General Markets


Bideford Market & Butchers Row

Bideford Pannier Market Butchers Row Shops

Click here for more information about whats on at Bideford Market

Tuesday & Saturday – Pannier Market

Monday – Saturday – Butchers Row


Braunton Farmers Market

2nd Saturday of the month in Wrafton Parish Hall 09:30 – 12:30


Combe Martin Farmers Market

3rd Saturday of the month in the Village Hall, Combe Martin 09:30 -12:00. Click here for more information

Ilfracombe Farmers Market


1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at the Lantern Centre,  Ilframcombe. 10:00-12:30. Click here for more information



What makes a Devon Cream tea?

Cream teas are often known as either being a Devon or Cornish cream tea, however how these are served is a debate that continues with many people disagreeing. Dr Eugenia Cheng, a mathematics lecturer from Sheffield even joined the debate in May 2013, after being contacted by a clotted cream company. Her paper examined the different sizes of scones and thickness of cream required to get a good taste and better balance. Read more of her findings at  

Devon Cream Tea
Traditionally a Devon cream tea is a freshly baked, warm scone that should be split into two halves, covering each with clotted cream and adding strawberry jam on the top. In 2010 a campaign was launched to have a Devon Cream tea protected by the ‘protected designation of origin rules” outlined by the European Union.

To download your own recipe please click Devon Cream Tea

Cornish Cream Tea
Cornish teas, consist of the same ingredients but the jam is applied before the cream, and in some cases butter is added to the scone first.

A Cornish tea is believed to have been a slightly sweet roll, rather than a scone but few places now serve these