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Rest and Be Thankful!

The Rest and Be Thankful was a name frequently associated with lodgings and inns and it did exactly that - provided a resting place for weary travellers and they were thankful to find refuge!  The history of Bed and Breakfasts or Inns is an old one - monasteries would...

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Christmas Through the Ages

    Have you ever wondered where Christmas originated and how it came to be in the form that we celebrate today? A look back at history and the origins of where this all started takes back to prehistoric times and pagan rituals! Celebrations to honour the...

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Party at The Peanut!

  Party season will soon be upon us and - love it or hate it - we need to embrace it! Shop windows are already starting to shimmer and sparkle with Christmas baubles and festive fair. It may be too early to contemplate a merry Christmas in October but if you are...

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All Hallows Eve or Halloween

With October gathering pace we thought it would be interesting to look at the origins of All Hallows Eve!  All Hallows Eve now known as Halloween started as an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain. The Celts would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts....

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A Ginger Peanut Stay

What do you look for when you are looking for that perfect staycation?  Whether it be for a few days to get away and recalibrate, an overnight stay en route to see family, a business trip, a comfortable place to stay for an event, wedding or party - The Ginger Peanut...

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Join The Food Journey

*****DON'T MISS THIS***** We are delighted to be collaborating with former Michelin star development chef, Luke Fearon.  Since leaving the Treby Arms, Luke has set up the Devon Food Movement - a collaborative pop-up restaurant concept. The aim is to celebrate Devon's...

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Walking to Happiness

  As we have just been listed in the new  Sawdays Good Pub Guide and shortlisted under the best places to stay for walkers, we thought we would look at the benefits of walking and some of the lovely areas in Devon where you can enjoy this pasttime. Devon is a joy...

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Lunch Time or Time for Lunch?

Lunch time or time for lunch - whichever way round - Lunch is important.  Lunch is a time to have a break from whatever you have been doing and regroup. Lunch is a time to meet friends and socialise. Lunch is a time to meet colleagues in an informal and friendly...

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Shaken not Stirred!

  With the launch of a new cocktail menu at The Ginger Peanut, we thought it would be interesting to look at the origin of cocktails and delve a little into the myths and legends that surround the iconic cocktail. Traditionally a cocktail is a beverage that...

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We were delighted to be included in this month’s edition of Country Living Magazine in the “8 of the Best Sustainable Restaurants” alongside Huntsham Court - “a dog friendly home with sustainability at its heart” and “the perfect country wedding venue”. Sustainability...

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Five Ways to Beat the January Blues

Five Ways To Beat Those January Blues Try something new - get out and about and try something you haven't done before Treat yourself - with our Twenty per cent discount on a Tuesday, it doesn't have to break the bank Meet up with friends - socialising with friends is...

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News on the Grapevine

The Ginger Peanut has always liked to support local businesses and suppliers wherever possible and now we are stocking a new white wine and sparkling brut - and they are produced just a stone’s throw away in the county of Devon Dalwood Vineyard was conceived by 6...

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Special Offers!

There is just one special offer after another from The Ginger Peanut at the moment!  November sees our one year anniversary and it has been a wonderful thing to see the the restaurant grow and establish itself in the wider community during that time.  We thank all of...

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A Look Back in Time

The Ginger Peanut is located in the centre of Bampton, Devon and we thought it would be interesting to have a brief look back in time at the history of this small town in beautiful Devon. There are indications that there has been a settlement here since the stone-age,...

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Stay in Devon

What a Bank Holiday weekend we had!  Unprecedented sunshine and visitors flocking to the coast and countryside in beautiful Devon.  I love this time of the year... everything fresh, new and bursting into flower.  The fields are full of Spring lambs and Exmoor foals...

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Spring Menu

Happy April to you all and here's hoping we start getting some Spring weather!! At least our menu is seasonal and delicious.  If you haven't yet been into the restaurant since the launch of the Spring menu last week, then don't miss out.  We have all sorts of...

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The Ginger Peanut goes national!

We were thrilled to be featured in the Guardian's weekend Travel Section - "20 of the best new UK hotels and hostels for 2018" amongst a very select nationwide group 'From rustic hostels to chick city-centre boltholes'. The Ginger Peanut is described as a...

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Huge congratulations to Pete and the Peter Mundy Catering Team - Miguel Tenreiro, Michell Buys and the rest of this brilliant team.  We are delighted to announce that they have won the South West Wedding Awards.  Many congratulations to all nominees in all categories...

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The Ginger Peanut in Wonderland

We are delighted to be included in the Spring issue of the very glitzy Wonderland Magazine!  If you can put your hands on a copy then take a look.  If not, here is a little glimpse of what was included. "If you're a total foodie, you won't be disappointed by the...

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A New Year At The Ginger Peanut

It has been a bit of a whirlwind at The Ginger Peanut since opening on 23rd November 2017.  Pete and his team have been run off their feet but what a fantastic response we have had from all our wonderful customers.  Thank you for your kind words and testimonials.  It...

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What folks have to say about chef Peter Mundy's style...

“Absolutely brilliant from start to finish”


“Every guest said how awesome the food was”


“thank you all for your wonderful service and exquisite food”


“All the staff were so attentive and really professional”

Samantha & Dan

“The main course food was perfect – quite delicious & plenty in the way of quantity”


“Everything was run flawlessly”


“The food, the service, everything was literally perfect, completely flawless”


“The dinner on Saturday evening was exceptional, as was the service”


“Just wanted to say you were fab!”

Mark and Daryl

“You and your team did such an amazing job”

Vicky and Dan