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Hat-trick heroes?

We are hoping that three’s definitely the magic number for The Olive Tree, as we celebrate our third
consecutive nomination in the Taste of the West awards.

We’ve picked up a Gold Award each year since 2014, and are delighted to be shortlisted and fingers crossed to see history repeat itself. Just to be nominated is a fitting tribute to the day-in-day-out hard work put in by Chris Cleghorn, our head chef, and all of his team.

This year’s event is particularly special, as it marks Taste of the West’s 25th birthday and will take place in Exeter Cathedral on October 4. This year, 1200 products and 350 hospitality and retail establishments have been judged and, arguably, the standard’s never been higher. We’re looking forward to meeting up with around 400 other guests, to mingle, gossip and generally chew the industry fat with food producers, retailers, restaurateurs, food writers, buyers and leading chefs from across the region.

Taste of the West is a unique membership organisation for food and drink producers, distributors, restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels, farm shops and speciality retailers in the South West, all passionate about the provenance and quality of the products they make, serve or sell. The UK’s largest independent regional food group, it promotes and supports local food and drink from Cornwall,
Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Let’s just hope we all still fit in last year’s formal wear …