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Come dining . . . This issue is

dedicated to food glorious food – from Devon’s dedicated and inventive producers to the talented chefs who make their produce sing.

Starting on page 14, we take a detailed look at just some of the many local prime dining destinations that are poised to dazzle you this spring. We also preview this year’s Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink (page six), I’ve been back to ABode Exeter for some Michael Caines-style fi ne-dining (page 22), and James Clark from The Travelling Cookery School shares his recipe for a zingy springtime pud (page 25). Pink is the hottest hue this spring, so I’ve gone ‘back to the fuchsia’ with nine rose- tinted gems from local indies (page 30). We preview a stunning sculpture

exhibition inside Exeter Cathedral (page 28), and explore a treasure trove of hand-made gifts down on the Quay (page 34). Kitty Kane spies a Regency villa with castle

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views (page 50), we look at some of the many impressive new-build developments that are popping up in Devon (page 54), plus there’s the usual mix of news, what’s on and more. Sadly, this will be my last issue as Editor

of Exeter Living, as I’m moving on to pastures new. It’s been my absolute privilege to captain this fi ne ship for four fabulous

A mouth-watering asparagus dish from The Jack In The Green at Rockbeare

years, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this magazine as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. And stay tuned – I’ll leave you in the very capable hands of my good friend, the talented Mr Bielby. Matt (a seasoned wordsmith and a seriously natty dresser) will step in as Guest Editor of the next issue. Thank you, dear readers – I’ve had a blast.

Sarah Feeley, Editor Follow us on Twitter: @ExeterLiving

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