Otterton Mill has been awarded Best Cafe/Tea Room in the South West, at the Taste of the West awards 2023.

The Judges said of their experience "Otterton Mill Café is set in a rural village, near to the river. The environment is rustic, relaxed, and friendly, with charming sitting areas inside and out. The meal we had was delicious and made with high quality local ingredients which are locally sourced and perfectly cooked and presented. They offer a wide range of dishes to suit most dietary requirements. Everything we tried offered good value for money and we would definitely recommend a visit."

Chris Wright told the Journal: "Carol and I took on the Mill in 2015 and the Mill has won consecutive Golds every year since and twice previously been a finalist in these independent awards, Taste of The West being the largest organisation of its type in the UK.

"At last we have won and to be the Best Café Tea room in the South West is a fantastic result for all the team here at the Mill. We also won a gold award for our farmshop which has all our Artisan Bakery goods and showcases the abundance of local producers we have here in East Devon and beyond."

This summer, Otterton Mill also took over running Powderham Farm shop and Bistro and they hope to enter for that business in 2024.

Otterton Mill the 18th oldest business in the World with the first milling recorded in 1068. It continues to be the most productive watermill in Devon. The Gallery and craft shop showcases local work and the Mill is a popular live music venue. The Mill is a year-round destination and this award is a great way to see out the Year.

The Taste of the West Awards programme has been promoting and supporting the South West food and drink industry for over 30 years. It has grown to become the most prestigious food and drink awards programme in the South West.