At Exeter Phoenix we put plenty of time and effort into sourcing the most delicious foods and drinks from across the South West. As a result, when you visit our café bar, the products are guaranteed to be fresh and full of flavour, and on top of that, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re helping us to support local businesses and reduce our carbon footprint.
These are just some of our local suppliers:
Luscombe Drinks have been making beautiful drinks since 1975. Based on a farm in deepest Devon, all of their drinks are crafted with exceptional care and integrity. For Gabriel David, head of the family owned business it’s all about the taste. Hand-made in small batches each one has subtle variations due to the raw ingredients varying slightly because of the seasons and weather conditions. The drinks often come with sediment, evidence of their authentic, minimally processed nature. With Luscombe, only the best goes in the bottle.
The St Austell Brewery Company Limited is one of the oldest businesses in Cornwall, founded in 1851 by Walter Hicks, who mortgaged his farm for £1,500 to set up his business in St Austell. In 2001, they celebrated their 150th Anniversary, and to this day are still family owned.
Their beers have won 4 ‘gold beer awards’ in 2012 alone and they’ve also been the proud winners of the title ‘Regional Brewer of the Year’ on several occasions.
Otter is one of the South West’s leading breweries and has been chosen by The Good Pub Guide as its ‘Brewery of the Year’ for 2013.
From old time drinkers and die-hard landlords to new age drinkers, Otter have tried to create a range of beers that provide something for everyone. All Otter beers have their individual flavours and aromas. They are lucky enough to be able to draw their own spring water and ferment with a unique yeast. These two ingredients, in particular, define many of the individual flavour tones of Otter beers.
Based in the depths of Cornwall, Origin Coffee are crazily enthusiastic about sourcing, importing, roasting and selling great coffee. Each year Origin visit coffee growing communities to build direct relationships with farms we want to buy from and, just as importantly, to cement existing relationships they have with their trusted growers. Their strict ethical standards mean Origin only want to work with farms that are not only producing top notch beans, but are also mindful of their workers and their families.
Forest Produce supplies the best ingredients available today for those whose reputations rely on uncompromising standards, quality and reliability. Heading into its 9th year Forest Produce has grown into market leader supplying chefs from the Isles of Scilly to Cheltenham 5 days a week.
The A. David company was formed in the early sixties by Arthur & Diana David and has grown to become one of the foremost fresh produce companies in the South West. For many years the company supplied customers with produce grown by their own fair hands and it was this sort of innovative approach that earned A. David the reputation it has today. Through extensive research and listening to customers he has achieved a stunningly eclectic range of Fresh Produce, Fine Foods, Dairy and Butchery.
F Milford & Sons Ltd is a family business which has evolved over the last 100 years through four generations, moving from a shop to a wholesaler. They pride themselves on cutting down the food miles and ensuring fresh Westcountry produce is served on Westcountry plates.