Blog & Local Stories
For holiday inspiration, the best things to see on the coast and an insight into life on England’s Coast, click on the local stories and blogs below.
'The South West is truly a mecca for food, and with some of the country’s finest produce available right on our doorstep we have always been spoiled for choice when it comes to sourcing high quality local ingredients. We are proud to call it our home.'
Valentine Warner has a passion for fish and fishing that’s hard to match. ‘Born to fish, forced to work’ is his mantra, and whenever possible he fits fishing in alongside the profession he cherishes: cooking and all things related to food.
The charming Devon town of Brixham is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and thriving fishing industry. For centuries fishing has played an integral part in the lives of generations of local families, providing employment and life-long careers.
Devon born award-winning chef Tim Bouget is passionate about sustainability. He cooks with a conscience, working in tune with nature to produce organic, affordable food using the South West region’s finest ingredients from sea and land.
Explore the home of local fish and shellfish on England’s Seafood Coast
Keen to escape the rat-race, former architect Jade and her husband, an outdoor centre manager, swapped computer screens seven years ago for a life of ‘foraging, feasting and adventuring’.
With scores of cafés lining our coastline, what does it take to be successful? With its bare brick walls, wooden features and Bohemian vibe, Boscanova in Boscombe, Bournemouth, is the personification of a cool, 21st century coastal café.
In just six years, acclaimed chef and cookery writer Mitch Tonks has established a chain of family seafood restaurants across the Devon seascape. He’s scooped numerous awards so what’s the secret to his rapid success?