Foodies Navigate the South West's finest Culinary Offerings via new Ebook

Leading British chefs which include Simon Hulstone, Michael Caines MBE, Sam moody and Paul Ainsworth have joined forces to launch an eBook edition of the prestigious dining guide for the South West; the ‘Trencherman’s Guide’. This guide enables foodies to fine the very best restaurants, including those attached to hotel where rooms are available, while they are on the move.

This annual guide first appeared 19 year ago, and is considered to be the Holy Grail for any foodie who is seeking to experience the top dining establishments within the region. The ‘Trencherman’s guide’ only includes those eateries that have consistently scored highly in other top publications such as the AA Restaurant Guide, The Good Food Guide and the one they all want to be in, The Michelin Guide.

Whether you are visiting Gloucester, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall or Dorset, you will be able to choose from which of the elite selection of 101 establishments at which you can indulge yourself. Those guests who attended the ‘Trencherman’s Guide Autumn Lunch’ on Monday at the Priory Hotel in Bath were treat to a scrumptious seven course meal create by the acclaimed chefs before the 2011/12 eBook guide for the Amazon Kindle was revealed.

This is the first time that the guide has been available in any other form than the printed version, which was only available from the establishments included in the guide. The actual 2011/12 printed Guide and the new website was launched back in March by Nathan Outlaw, Michael Caines MBE and Rick Stein.

Instead of looking through pages, this new eBook has been designed to help aficianados of food and drink navigate their way around the finest restaurants and hotels in the region from their Smartphone, iPad or Kindle, thanks to the cross platform technology from Amazon. Michael Caines MBE spoke about the eBook and said that by increasing accessibility beyond the written word would further highlight the extent of the exceptional dining available in the South West, and that the eBook was an inspired move forward.

Introducing the guide this year, acclaimed food critic Zoe Williams urges foodies to see the Guide as a “…trusty satnav: utterly accurate and bang up to date. And of course, it has the added advantage of being mouthwateringly evocative on every page.”

A new concept developed with Michelin starred chef Michael Caines is the Rising Stars sections. These contain businesses not yet represented in guides such as The Good Food Guide but are worthy of inclusion in the Trencherman’s Guide, based on their excellent offering for foodies.

Although the printed Trencherman’s Guides are available from featured restaurants and hotels with the eBook helping anyone holidaying in the region to plan their indulgence and hotel stays in advance. The eBook can be downloaded at the Amazon Kindle Store, priced at £5.69 ( For more information visit

Chefs involved: Michael Caines of Gidleigh Park and ABode Hotels; The Bath Priory head chef Sam Moody; Paul Ainsworth of No 6 in Padstow; Michelin Starred chef Simon Hulstone of The Elephant in Torquay; Nick Brodie of the three AA rated Olive Tree restaurant at The Queensberry Hotel in Bath. Download the menu here

Restaurants by County: The following dining and restaurants with rooms are included in the 2011/2012 Trencherman’s Guide, a definitive guide to the South West’s finest dining experiences:

Somerset, Gloucester, Dorset


Bells Diner

Bishopstrow House Hotel

Captains Club Hotel


City Café

Dukes Hotel & Cavendish Restaurant


Hix Oyster & Fish House

Homewood Park

Hunstrete House

Ilsington Country House Hotel

La Fleur de Lys

Little Barwick House

Lime Restaurant

Lucknam Park

Mint Hotel

Pophams Restaurant

Riverside Restaurant

Ronnies Restaurant

Sienna Restaurant

The Albion

The Bath Priory

The Castle at Taunton

The Marlborough Tavern

The Mulberry Restaurant

The Old Spot Restaurant

The Olive Tree

The Queensberry Hotel

The Royal Crescent Hotel (The Dower House)

The Pony & Trap

The Tollgate Inn

The Willow Tree Restaurant

Woolley Grange Hotel

Rising Stars

Andrews on the Weir

Beaminster Brasserie at the Bridgehouse

Bibury Court

Bistro du Vin

Le Petit Canard

The Acorn Inn

The Grange at Oborne

The Globe

The Bull Hotel

The New Inn

The Square Kitchen

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel

Wild Garlic Restaurant
22 Mill Street

Abode Exeter

Restaurant Angelique

Arundell Arms Hotel

Browns Hotel, Restaurant and

Wine Bar

Combe House Hotel and Restaurant

Gidleigh Park

La Petite Maison

Lewtrenchard Manor

Masons Arms

Michael Caines at ABode Exeter

Mill End Hotel

Northcote Manor

Orchid Restaurant

ODE Restaurant

Orestone Manor Hotel

Prince Hall Hotel

Soar Mill Cove Hotel & Serendipity Restaurant

Tanners Restaurant

The Dartmoor Inn at Lydford

The Elephant Restaurant and Brasserie

The Horn of Plenty

The Jack in the Green

The Old Custom House

The Salty Monk


Rising Stars

Deer Park Country House Hotel

The Harris Arms

Ilsington Country House Hotel

James Duckett at the Old Lynton Cottage Hotel (Sanfords)

Custom House

Riverford Field Kitchen

Syon House

The Cary Arms

The Hartnoll Hotel

The Rose and Crown

Turtley Corn Mill

Waterside Bistro
Barclay House Hotel

Driftwood Hotel

Fifteen Cornwall

Harris’s Restaurant

Kota Restaurant with Rooms

Langmans Restaurant

New Yard Restaurant

Paul Ainsworth at No.6

Porthminster Beach Cafe

Q Restaurant at The Old Quay House

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

Rick Stein’s Cafe

St Petroc’s Hotel and Bistro

Tabb’s Restaurant

Talland Bay Hotel

The Cormorant Restaurant

The Royal Duchy Hotel

The Seafood Restaurant

Rising Stars

Alba Restaurant

Lamplighter Restaurant

The Quarterdeck at the Nare Hotel

Trawlers on the Quay


Victoria Inn