Farm shop café
M5, Junction 30; 5 minutes
Farm Shop: Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 9.30am-4:30pm
Restaurant: Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9.30am-4pm
Cow & Cacao Café: Mon-Weds 9am-5.30pm, Thurs-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9.30am-4pm
The Farm Table: Thurs-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm, Sun noon-3pm
Free WiFi for visitors
Parking available onsite
Electric car charging
Darts Farm, on the Exe estuary, is a vibrant farming, shopping and eating hub. Links to the soil are strong with the family’s Ruby Red Devon cattle grazing on the river banks nearby. Reconnect with nature by visiting the animals, following the farm walk or spotting wildlife from the wetlands bird hide.
The food hall brims with locally reared, caught or made goodies: seasonal produce from the farm and vineyard, deli goods like British farmhouse cheese and West Country essentials from the region's food and drink artisans. The butchery is the quiet star of this show (though the bean-to-bar chocolate and homemade gelato of in-house chocolatier, Cow & Cacao, is catching up).
Follow the fresh-ground coffee aroma to the eateries, whose indoor and outdoor tables maximise the views. Expect Devon cream teas and delicious meals, from pan-fried sea bass to charcuterie platters. The Farm Table works its magic over the flames, The Fish Shed does great fish and chips and The Shack makes a mean steak sandwich.
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