Image of chef Donna Berry | Beachside Grill Winter gastronomy Evening

First chef at the Winter Gastronomy evening revealed

We’re extremely excited to welcome chef Donna Berry, co-owner of prestigious restaurant The Swan in Bampton to cook at our Winter Gastronomy evening on Friday 15 November. Along with husband, Paul, they set up the village dining pub in 2011 and it’s been a favourite destination among locals and destination diners ever since.

With a long list of accolades including four AA Gold Stars, two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence, Gold Tourism Pub of the Year 2018 at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards and Best Dining Pub in the 2018 Trencherman’s Awards, it’s no wonder they’re launching a second venue this September.

Spelt, an old bakery shop in Bampton, is the new concept style restaurant envisioned by Donna unveiling this month.

We can’t wait for Donna’s exquisite dishes on the night, you certainly don’t want to miss out on her award winning style of cooking.

Our region’s beef and lamb are known for their flavour and tenderness and coupled with the best in vegetables and other delicious ingredients, you are sure to have an exceptional night. The evening will celebrate the West Country Beef and Lamb PGI status. PGI (Protected Geographical Indications), was started 15 years ago by a group of West Country farmers who understood that there was a special quality to the meat produced in the West Country region (Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall). Simply put, the animals need to have been born, reared and finished within the region and fed a predominately, forage-based diet.

Blue and yellow protected geographical indication status badge West Country Beef logo Westcountry Lamb logo

Why is this status important? Well, it puts our wonderful produce on the map for quality for consumers as the first choice in beef and lamb. The South West has more days of rainfall that anywhere in the UK which keeps the lush grasses and flowering meadows, (the South West has 57% of all the meadows in the UK), growing all year. This changes the fatty acid profile of our beef and lamb meat by increasing its omega 3 and 6 content. This all creates a unique and nutritious meat for chefs to use to create sumptuous dishes.

Date: Friday 15 November 2019

Tickets: £60 per person 


We only have limited tickets available for this event – please call our Events Team on 01271 890212 or email [email protected] 

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Image of chef Donna Berry | Beachside Grill Winter gastronomy Evening