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what is the taste of the teign?

Taste of the Teign is a Food and Drink Festival held in the last week of September (22nd-30th) in Teignmouth, Shaldon and the surrounding countryside. This growing festival, now in its fifth year, celebrates the provenance and local flavours of the magnificent Teign River Estuary – mussels, crabs, jams, cakes, ales, gin, wine and much more.

Throughout the week, participating local restaurants and cafes host events and feature special menus based on foods available from the Teign Estuary and its environs. Producers demonstrate a range of skills including, how to shell and dress crab and press one’s own apples to make juice or cider.

We want 2018 to be a year to remember for the festival and we are introducing an extravaganza for the final weekend – a large marquee on the sea front with local specialist food and drink suppliers, with live music from Sea Shanty singers congregating from all over the West Country.

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Celebrating the provenance of the River Teign

Here's three reasons why to take part in this years festival


Discover Local Produce

Celebrate all that’s special about the stunning Teign Estuary, from events featuring local river Teign mussels, award winning jams and beer, locally distilled gin and much more, the festival events will showcase the very best food and drink in the area.


Support Local Business

Learn from local businesses, chefs and their suppliers. There will be plenty of food for thought, as well as food to eat, and obviously your favourite tipple, attracting locals and visitors to get involved.


Educate & Inspire

We want to educate and inspire people, encouraging them to try local produce, visit local eateries, whilst also encouraging sustainability and the fight against plastic pollution in our oceans.

Cherry on the Top Ice Cream Shop

Helga Beer, owner of The Cherry on the Top Ice Cream Shop talks about the positive impact Taste of the Teign has had on her business.

Devon sent yummy ice cream, cakes and pasties and gorgeous gifts in the county’s quirkiest little seaside emporium of loveliness.

Promoting Plant Based Packaging

Why Sustainable Packaging?

Plastic waste on beaches and along the estuary is rightly seen as a disgrace. But one of the main sources of this waste in the area are the throw-away food and drink containers people casually throw away.

Teign Shanty Festival 2018

Over the weekend of Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September 2018, Teignmouth and Shaldon will play host to anything up to 20 shanty groups performing in 9 venues and providing around 60 hours of ``free to attend`` shanty singing.

Our Festival Sponsors

A huge thanks to the local business heroes that help to make Taste of the Teign possible

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