40 years as part of the community in beautiful Budleigh Salterton…
Producers of the celebrated Devon Chutney (onion and pineapple) and Devon Fire Chutney, we are the third generation of our family making food with dedication and passion.
Our small team at Otter Vale make a whole range of delicious hand-made gluten-free chutneys, savoury jellies, mustards. Other delicious and traditional food accompaniments include marmalade, suet-free mincemeat, piccalilli and the renowned Coronation Sauce, and we import our authentic Mango Chutney directly from India. Many of our products have earned recognition from Great Taste and Taste of the West awards. They can be used as accompaniments, and for the more adventurous and imaginative, as ingredients in stocks, sauces, dishes and baked treats: see our website/social media for more ideas.
After over 40 years as part of the community in beautiful Budleigh Salterton, we outgrew our grandfather’s original premises in 2014 and made the bittersweet decision to move. After a two year search, our new kitchen in Cullompton was designed and built by us with input from local authorities and experts, using local tradesmen, and has allowed us to achieve and maintain SALSA accreditation.
Our accomplished team is trained both externally and internally to a high standard. We take great pride in what we make and how we make it, as visitors can see from our certificates and awards wall. Our products are prepared by hand from the finest ingredients, sourced from local producers and suppliers where possible (sadly, we still can’t grow pineapples successfully on the English Riviera!), with no artificial colours or flavouring.
Making chutney might not change the world, but our family strongly believes that everything we do leaves an impact, and we are committed to making that impact as positive as possible in our products, our service and on our environment. Our environmental policy includes commitments to recycling food waste locally, using zero to landfill local waste contractors, reducing our use of plastic in the cooking and packaging side as well as in our staff rooms and homes, investigating plastic alternatives, optimising delivery routes and working flexibly to reduce unnecessary fuel consumption, and promoting local to reduce food miles.
We supply both catering tubs and retail jars, which with their attractive branding create an eye-catching display on any shelf. Wedding favours and gift packs, including our popular cheese selection tasting pack are also available. The small batch, hand-made nature of our cooking methods mean that we can be flexible to our customer’s requirements, so talk to us! We deliver direct locally to many independent farm shops, garden centres, delis and butchers, and a selection of our chutneys may be found in the Regional Foods section of selected Waitrose stores in the south west.
If you’re searching for accompaniments to complement your cheese board, seeking superior accompaniments to your dishes or ingredients for your sauces; but made to exacting standards and working hard on the sustainability side, come and see us. Otter Vale has something special for you.
Growing green together…
We are hugely excited to be part of the green movement in the South West.
2a Granary Court, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1BS.
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“I have been buying their superb Devon chutney now for some 30 years, that I think is a good testament in itself, there are so many things that you can use it for, in fact the list is never ending, the high quality and taste never varies. I’ve been getting mine by mail order for most of my years as a customer now, something made much easier now by their online shop.“Paul Adam
“Nothing compares to your outstanding Devon Fire Chutney – simply the best. When we moved to SW France we thought our “devon fire” days were over. Luckily though we now get it delivered to friends who live in Sth Devon and they bring it down to us. Your chutney has received very favourable comments from our French friends, and I would add it goes very well with a good Brie de Meaux.”Sandra Appleby