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Reader Prize Draw Winner - East Devon 2012

on Friday, 01 June 2012. Posted in Blog, Competitions

The winner of the reader prize 2011-12 went to Yehudi Levine of Sneatharpe near Honiton.  Yehudi’s name was picked from about 300 East Devon readers, all of who have contacted us over the last year to recommend a local business that they use and trust.  Yehudi recommended the wonderful Jason Sawyers of Sid Valley Decorators

Here’s a picture of Yehudi's name getting pulled from a hat –picked by Shaun from the also excellent Pollington’s decorators (holding paintbrush), that’s me on the right holding the hat (Nick Local Expert).

Yehudi was delighted to win his prize -  a meal at the Holt in Honiton – voted one of the Top 35 GastroPubs in the UK.

Here’s prizewinner Yehudi, taking a break from his excellent meal.

You can read his gushing review here.  It seems like he enjoyed the prize.  This included the chance to sample three different Otter Ales at the bar before choosing which to drink for his pint.  The food sounds pretty spectacular, too!

If you want to enter this year’s reader competition, just contact us telling us about a local business you use and recommend.  Your recommendations ensure the integrity of Our Local Expert - we need to know we only feature businesses that local people like you use and trust.

We have different prizes for East Devon, Exeter, and Teignbridge and Torbay readers.  All prizes represent what we stand for – quality, local independent businesses.  We hope to hear from you soon!

Kingskerswell reader wins a meal at Riverford Field Kitchen

on Thursday, 22 March 2012. Posted in Blog, Competitions

Anne England from Kingskerswell was delighted to hear she’d won a meal, after recommending local businesses that she uses and trusts.

Anne was a great help when we were compiling the first edition of Our Local Expert for Teignbridge and Torbay.  She recommended 8 different businesses for our guide – which helps local people avoid the fear of hiring ‘rogue traders’ and ‘cowboys’.  You can trust the businesses we feature, because they’ve all been recommended by local people like Anne.


Here she is enjoying lunch at Riverford Field Kitchen – which can’t be beaten for hearty fresh local food.  Anne described her meal as ‘lush’, and was delighted because it gave her an opportunity to give her dog a great walk, too!

If you’d like the chance to win a meal at a quality independent restaurant, or money to spend on local food, just recommend a local business you think is good enough to feature in Our Local Expert.  We want to hear of businesses that are trustworthy, who provide a quality service, and who hold the customer in the highest regard.

Reader Competition

on Monday, 12 April 2010. Posted in Blog, Competitions

Tell us who YOU think is good - you could win a prize!

Reader Competition

 Your feedback and recommendations are essential to ensure the quality of Our Local Expert.  We need to know what you think about the businesses we currently feature, and others you think are good enough to appear.

Please send your feedback using our recommendations form – you might even win a prize (drawn annually)!