What Food is Devon Famous for? 8 Delectable Foods to Savour!

What Food is Devon Famous for? 8 Delectable Foods to Savour!

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    Heading to Devon? Make sure you try some of the amazing local delicacies! From delicious cream teas and local cheeses to traditional Sunday roasts, there's plenty for foodies to enjoy in the southwest county. Whether you're looking for laid-back café vibes or a formal dining experience, Devon has it all - so why not take advantage of this opportunity and indulge your taste buds while exploring what the region has to offer? With its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, Devonshire cuisine is an integral part of any holiday; especially one spent in this dynamic coastal destination. So don't miss out - join us as we discover why eating out in Devon should be top on your list of priorities!

    Treat Yourself to a Taste of Devon's Finest Today

    In this blog post, we will be discussing what delicacies you can expect to find in Devon.

    Here are a few examples we recommend:

    Devonshire Cream Tea

    Cream tea is a timeless British afternoon tradition associated with the West Country. It's most commonly created from delicious scones, Devonshire clotted cream, and jam - although for those wanting to add an extra flavour twist butter can also be included. Devonshire natives always serve their concoction by splitting open the scone before spreading on indulgent layers of clotted cream and juicy strawberry preserve!

    Devonshire Clotted Cream

    Clotted cream is a timeless treat that has been around for centuries. Traditionally prepared in shallow pans, it's made with raw cow's milk or cream which is heated to separate the skimmed milk from its thick creamy counterpart – and then layered up in pots until clotted cream emerges as an indulgent delicacy! This rich delight of Devon and Cornwall boasts 64% butterfat content - making sure every bite brings wave after wave of deliciousness.

    Devonshire Splits

    Are you looking for a sweet treat to add flair and flavour to your tea time? Devonshire Splits offers the perfect solution! These fluffy buns are made with simple ingredients - flour, sugar, yeast, butter, and milk – plus jam & cream filling makes them quite irresistible. Unlike regular scones, however, these treats use yeast instead of baking powder which gives it an extended shelf life. You can dress up these classic delights with icing or a dusting of powdered sugar; either way, they'll be a surefire hit at any gathering offered in traditional British style!

    Devonshire Squab Pie

    Squab Pie is a traditional British dish from the South West of England with roots going far back in history. Despite its name, it is made of tender mutton and apples to produce an aromatic culinary experience. The pie consists of shortcrust pastry as the lid, containing alternating layers of onion slices, apple pieces, and succulent mutton chops covered in just enough water before being baked for two hours - creating an irresistible savoury treat!

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    Hog's Pudding

    For all those in the know, the deliciously spiced Hog's Pudding is a must-try Devon and Cornish specialty! It's a large sausage made up of pork meat, fat, and suet plus breadcrumbs or oatmeal/barley - similar to white pudding but with plenty more seasoning. There are also versions including offal such as lung and liver which can be likened to haggis. The sausages typically measure around two inches wide and are served either fried or straight from the oven!


    For the past three decades, Stockbeare Farm has been crafting a unique cheese in Devon's countryside; Curworthy. Produced from grass-fed cows' milk in the Devonshire countryside, this English cheese is renowned for its fresh aroma, creamy texture, and buttery taste that develops with age. The flavourful range of cheeses can be found across local markets & specialty outlets across the county. So why not treat yourself to some unforgettable curd today?

    Sharpham Cheese

    Sharpham is a beloved English cheese that originates from the South West region of Devon. This brie-style treat is made with raw cow's milk and vegetarian rennet, creating its signature soft texture beneath mouldy rinds which often become gooey when mature. An aroma of freshness wafts off this unpasteurized delicacy while hints of butter make it irresistible; enjoyed best on top of your favourite biscuit or bread for an unforgettable gourmet experience.

    Devon Blue

    Devon Blue is an artisan cheese made from raw Ayrshire cow milk. Its unique flavour profile blends sweet and punchy notes of caramel, with a hint of spice for contrast. After its maturity period spanning 6 to 8 months, the cheese develops intense earthy aromas that give way to a smooth yet rich butter taste on the tongue - all in one delightful bite! Enjoy it best paired with cider or your favourite beverage for truly unforgettable taste adventures.


    Devon offers a variety of delicious options for all kinds of cravings. With other foods eaten across the United Kingdom like many types of seafood, yummy pancakes and filling pasties all available, you are sure to find something that delights your palate. Plus, the ingredients used here are always top notch and fresh. Not only will trying the local cuisine introduce you to something new and delicious, but it is also an opportunity to get to know the local culture in a special and unique way. So if you visit Devon soon, don’t forget to give their food a try! You won’t regret it.

    These are just a few of the many delicious Devon foods you can try. To find out more about things to do in the area, click on the links below:


    Devon Blogs


    Free Things to do in Devon


    Cycling Routes in Devon


    Woodland Walks in Devon

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