Crediton Food and Drink Festival 2013 – Archive


Guest demonstrators were: Tim ‘The Devon Chef’ Harris, Gretchen Oldland, Toby Lin, Kate Shirazi and Dan ‘The Fishman’ Garnett.


Find out more about Tim Harris‘ approach and offerings.


After 1pm take your children to Dan’s stall for a fish cooking demonstration – they’ll be in charge of fish suppers afterwards!

For more about Dan go to


Kate Shirazi started Cakeadoodledo in 2006 as a home based cupcake business, couriering cupcakes all over the country. Since then it has morphed into something rather bigger…. (go to more info)


Read about Toby’s influences on his biog page 



Ali’s Plants and Veg: veg and plant stall doing their traditional thing on Saturday.

Black Dog Free Range Eggs: regular Farmer’s Market attenders, planning to do Spanish Omelette for the Big Sunday Lunch as well as selling eggs as normal on Saturday.

Caprine Capers: at the Festival on Saturday with their irresistible, handmade confectionery from their own goat’s milk, the Yonderwood goat herd, which has many perceived benefits, especially for the lactose intolerant.

Choccie Bar: new visitor from Exeter with pretty handmade chocolates. Will be there for the sweet-toothed on Saturday and at the Big Sunday LunchVisit them on Facebook.

CISCO_LogoCISCO (Crediton International Social and Cultural Organisation): will be there for the Big Sunday Lunch offering African (fried bananas, rice ‘n chicken), Polish (cakes) and Russian (buckwheat) foods – yum, yum!

Crediton Coffee Company: selling their fresh roasted specialty coffee throughout the weekend (Saturday afternoon and evening, Big Sunday Lunch).

Curworthy Cheese: stock up on your favourite traditional farmhouse cheese on Saturday.

Dan The Fishman: fresh fish from North Devon served with great cooking advice. Be there at 1pm on Saturday for his special Children’s Fish Cookery Workshop.

Devonshire Made: Tasty fudge, you might want to replenish your stocks again after last year! Or their biscuits or preserves or ….

Ditchetts of Devon: artisan pates and Taste of the West Gold Award winners in 2012, made in Witheridge. Their first visit to Crediton, so come on Saturday then you won’t have to trek to Taunton or Lynton or….

Face painting: for the kids within, and accompanying, us.

Fancy That: tickle your tastebuds at the Big Sunday Lunch with some Caribbean food.

Goierri Foods: a new visitor to the Big Sunday Lunch with a Spanish-Basque cuisine offering dishes from all around Spain, sticking to  authentic recipes (

Good Grub and Grog: add to your Big Sunday Lunch with gooey brownies made from premium devon produce, both packaged and plated up with clotted cream and coulis, and glasses of Pimms made with Luscombes lemonade.

The Green House: are stepping out onto the Square for the Big Sunday Lunch (somebody mentioned Eton Mess, but don’t tell everybody or there won’t be enough!).

Hat-a-Cakes: take home a cake on Saturday, or top off your Big Sunday Lunch with a delicious confection, all home baked and hand crafted in both traditional and contemporary styles.

In A Pickle: top up your store of pickles and chutneys, and add some to your Big Sunday Lunch.

Isca Ales: Returning to the festival on Saturday for their second year. Established in late 2009 under the name Isca Ales, the original brewery was established in 2005. The Gargoyles name will continue alongside Isca Ales.

Land Edge Arts: indulge in some beautiful pottery to eat your delicious food off! Save you walking up the High Street to their gallery, come and browse on both Saturday and during the Big Sunday

Linscombe Farm: award-winning, nutritious and delicious local vegetables in their usual Saturday spot.

Moonbeams Land: now regular Crediton Farmer’s Market stallholders but first time Food Festival visitors. They’ll be with us on Saturday selling the pork from their Gloucester Old Spots.

Norsworthy Dairy Goats: award-winning, unpasteurised goat’s cheese, for your delectation and delight on Saturday.

Nourish: the most delicious selection of vegetarian pies, patties and pizzas that we defy you to resist on Saturday!

Oakcroft Farm Produce:  top quality meat from a small family-run farm in West Devon, produced in a way that is both welfare friendly and environmentally sensitive. With us on Saturday only.

Oliver’s Bakery: sponsors of the Great Crediton Bake Off. A family run bakery in Crediton High Street producing bread, cakes, pastries, celebration cakes and more – all on offer on Saturday.



Paint Pots of Devon is a paint your own pottery stand, using acrylic paints so the items can been taken away the same day. There will be a selection of pottery items suitable for the paints with a range of prices starting at £4.00. ( The cheaper items are pottery animals). This activity usually attracts the children but adults have great fun doing it too!

The Pampered Chef: with their exclusive range of essential kitchen tools and must-have gadgets, only on Saturday.

Red Ruby Devon Beef: back for Saturday with naturally reared beef from their own herd of Devons,, hung for at least three weeks on the bone and expertly butchered.

Redhill Juice: must stock up on apple juice from Culm valley orchards. Have a taste first on Saturday.

Riverside Goats Cheese: your annual chance on Saturday to taste and buy award winning hard and soft goat cheeses, all homemade on an organically managed smallholding, all vegetarian.

Rookbeare Ice Cream: welcome return of old favourite, ice creams and sorbets ready for the sunshine on Saturday and for the Big Sunday

Ruth’s Real Food: Plenty of chance to taste and order from a range of luxury ready meals, with a home-cooked flavour. Visit the stall on Saturday and during the Big Sunday Lunch.

Stevie B’s: Crediton’s own artisan bakers offering their delicious products on Saturday and during the Big Sunday Lunch.

Sustainable Crediton: the food group will be offering their fantastic range of salads for the Big Sunday Lunch again.

FraisierTartelette: Amongst the  yummy desserts to choose from to end your Big Sunday Lunch  these sweet treats and generally delicious things, will be difficult to resist.


Three Little Pigs: Town Square pub venturing out into the wide open spaces again as purveyors of food and drink on Saturday afternoon and evening, and during the Big Sunday Lunch. Look out for them during the rest of Crediton Festival 2013 as well.

Traditional Jacket Potatoes: Everybody loves a jacket spud and these are freshly baked just for the the Big Sunday Lunch.

Washford Pyne Lamb: Farmer’s Market regulars and first time Festival stallholders on Saturday.

West Country Deli: at the Festival on Saturday with produce from across the South West and beyond… A wide selection of delicious olives, semi-dried tomatoes and other treats.


Saturday 15 June:

8pm Trevor Bennett and Julian Wild

Julian Wild, Crediton’s own multi-instrumental genius and former proprietor of the much-missed Record Shop, is joined by trombonist Trevor Bennett who has played with many folk-orientated bands including Beggars Description, Flowers and Frolics and Brass Monkey.

8.45pm The Sturdy Beggars

A folk legend in the Bristol area, The Beggars perform rarely these days since geographical scattering intervened some years back. Their Celtic roots are tinged with Balkan flavours on occasions and dance is the order of the day in Beggarland.

10.00pm Rowan and the Retakes

Hugely popular and absurdly talented collective formed of QE students, bringing all kinds of influences to their sparky, infectious musical style. You’ll have to ask them where the name came from…

Big Sunday Lunch 12noon-3pm

Jack Robson and Beth Barlow

Well-known local performers who will be familiar to devotees of Brown Paper Bag. Jack and Beth sing a mixture of traditional ballads and off-beat versions of modern songs.

Andrew Vaccari and Mark Mason

Tasty trumpet and cool guitar from these jazz stalwarts who run the increasingly popular jazz jams at the Ship Hotel on Sunday afternoons.

David Treadaway

A local performer who delights audiences in local cafes on a regular basis with his  folk-tinged songs, sonorous voice and gritty guitar.


Steve and Carina bring a new approach to both familiar and unfamiliar classical, folk and jazz pieces on clarinet, saxophone and violin, allowing their superb musicianship to shine through.

Maz Totterdell

A precociously talented teenager who is gaining a lot of support from the likes of Steve Lamacq amongst others, and making a stir on the national stage with her edgy and delicate songs, which have been likened to Tracy Chapman and Feist.

Vodiska’s Kitchen

A brand new collective bringing a new slant to Klezmer-tinged instrumentals, led by popular local performers Anita and Glen. A great way to finish the Big Sunday Lunch.


The Great Crediton 
Bake Off for 2013

Was won by the scouts.

Calling all youth groups to create a new product for Oliver’s Bakery – and earn funds for your organisation.

Use your imagination, research old books; maybe borrow a recipe from Grandma!
What you need to do:
• Create a loaf of bread, cake, muffin or cookies and biscuits that look and taste wonderful.
• Use local produce where possible.
• Think about how much it will cost to make so that the shop will be able to sell it at a price people will want to pay.
• Work as an individual or in a group, but you must be 17 years old or younger.
• Then bring samples to the Oliver’s Bakery stall at the Crediton Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 15 June 2013 by 10.30am.
• The judges are: David Oliver of Oliver’s Bakery, Tim Harris The Devon Chef, Gretchen Oldland and Kate Shirazi. Their decision will be announced at 1.00pm.
The prize:
The winner(s) will get to make their product (and have a baking masterclass) at Oliver’s Bakery (max of 6 in a group).
The product will be sold at Oliver’s Bakery and, for a month, 25% of the sale price will be given to the winner.

Monday 8 July at 7.30pm, Crediton Arts Centre: surprise competition at the end of the Taste Sensation evening. Click here for full details.