Shop News

12 Sep 2017

Meet Charlotte – our new Totnes manager

If you’re a regular in our Totnes shop you will see a new face from this week –...
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07 Aug 2017

Four ways with smoked Montbeliard sausages

With the exception of the very occasional IKEA frankfurter, we don’t eat a lot of poached s...
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01 Aug 2017

August wine – perfect for sharing with friends

We’ve picked half a dozen wines from our range for our August special offers – a pair each ...
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13 Jul 2017

How to cook the perfect apricot tart

The apricot isn’t the most user-friendly fruit in the world – but put it in the right dish ...
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10 Jul 2017

A Summer Cocktail Recipe : Sangria

We thought we would share Ben’s Sangria recipe as we are sure you will have happy mem...
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06 Jul 2017

Butter could cost more by Christmas, Arla boss warns – BBC News BW

Enjoy your strawberries and cream now because there might not be any for Christmas. Dairy f...
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28 Jun 2017

Great Wines for July – Rain or Shine!

Jara 2015 Rock Rose Garnacha – made by Daniel Ramos, high in the Gredos mountains just west...
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20 Jun 2017

The Rise of the Crab

Our Sharpham wine and crab evening in the tapas bar on May 31st had me in a bit of a flap. ...
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06 Jun 2017

Vote for us at the Devon Muddy Awards for best Wine Merchant

Best Wine Merchant – Please vote for us We’re in the finals of the Devon Muddy Awards...
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23 May 2017

Our Supplier Q & A with Barnaby’s Brewhouse

The last year has seen Barnaby’s Brewhouse grow from strength to strength and is proving in...
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28 Apr 2017

Own Label Products

I’ve resisted it for over thirty years. The amount of times I’ve been guaranteed that sales...
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27 Apr 2017

Ben’s Wine & Tapas News

Ben’s Wine & Tapas is settling down nicely and we’re moving things on with a series of ...
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24 Mar 2017

More About The Name Change

Things are finally happening on the renaming front. New signs will be going up in the next ...
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24 Mar 2017

Natural Cure Bacon

From the butchery at Staverton, is our ‘Natural Cure’ bacon. Ali seems to have got it down ...
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24 Mar 2017

Lots of New Products

We’ve been as busy as ever with the two Lukes (more next time), the kitchen team and Ali in...
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16 Feb 2017

Kitchen News

Last month I touched on the new hurdle that is nutritional labelling. Coupled with renaming...
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16 Feb 2017

New Wine from Navardia

New in the shops and going down well in the Wine & Tapas is Navardia Rioja Joven. Made...
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16 Feb 2017

Valencian Citrus

Courgettes and lettuce might have been suffering but the more traditional seasonal harvest ...
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13 Feb 2017

Ben’s Wine & Tapas is Open!

BEN’S WINE & TAPAS opened on 9th February. If this is news to you, we’ve taken over wha...
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31 Jan 2017

Move out the way Dad, it’s time for the next generation to move in!

If, by any chance, you’ve missed Ben, in the shops – here we are together. We’re the same h...
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31 Jan 2017

NEW Ben’s Wine & Tapas, High Street, Totnes

Ben’s Wine and Tapas bar is the latest addition to the Ben’s Farm Shop umbrella. We’ve alwa...
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25 Jan 2017

Yealmpton Rebuild Notice

We’re finally getting around to doing something about the shop premises here at Yealmpton. ...
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17 Jan 2017

Marmalade

It’s marmalade season again. We make thousands of jars and I’d like to think th...
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16 Jan 2017

Happy New Year and Sanity Sapping Red Tape

Happy New Year and all that. Despite all the gloom, for us 2016 wasn’t that bad so more of ...
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