The Culbone wins new Taste of the West Award

The Culbone  – Exmoor’s highest restaurant with rooms – is celebrating its second award this autumn; the team are thrilled to have won the Taste of the West’s ‘Best Christmas Menu’ this week, after winning a Silver Taste of the West Flavour Award in September.

The judges said “We were really impressed with The Culbone’s entry. The staff truly embrace the produce available to them and they work with an impressive number of incredible local producers.”

The award-winning menu includes whole roasted local partridge, rump of Exmoor horn lamb, roasted Somerset turkey and pan-roasted sea trout as well as starters including Brixham smoked salmon and crisp fried Somerset brie. The menu is available from now until 24 December and the restaurant is open 1200 – 2300 (2230 on Sundays). Two courses cost £24.95 and 3 courses £29.95.All the usual Culbone classics such as local fish of the day and Devon Red Steaks from Big Red Cow down the road are also available.

GM Mark Sanders is delighted. “We have had an excellent year and have really concentrated on building our links with local producers. Head Chef Jack Scarterfield has worked incredibly hard to open our new cookery school and to plan a whole range of excellent workshops focussing on local produce. Winning ‘Best Christmas Menu’ is a great finish to 2012.”

To Book a Christmas or New Year meal at The Culbone call 01643 862259 or visit ; there is still good availability leading up to Christmas. The Culbone is almost full for its de-luxe Christmas Day meal but has a few tables left for New Years Eve where the six course menu celebrates all that is the very best on Exmoor (£70 per person).

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