Farm shop café
A303, Junction Sparkford; 1 minute
Free WiFi for visitors
Parking available onsite
Teals is a wall-to-wall treat. Just off the A303 – and only 10 minutes from the A37 – it's a 'destination stop-off' unto itself, a place that makes you create errands purely for an excuse to swing by.
Inside this huge hangar-meets-ski-lodge, exposed wood and industrial-chic poles and pallets support bountiful local products – ideal for grocery top-ups, daily bread or thoughtful gifts. Huge lampshades and the striking colour scheme catch the eye. Find a sit-down restaurant serving vibrant seasonal dishes plus a deli, butchery, milk station, bottle store and copious high-class gifts inside; the dog jog field, orchard, beehives and gelato pop-up await outside. 'If only all pit-stops were as good as this', said one five-star review.
A South West Farm Shop Gold winner, Teals wears its sustainability heart on its sleeve. They'll need longer sleeves soon to add their pending B Corp status. Sustainability is taken seriously here: no single-use plastic, roofs covered with solar-panels and countless imaginative ways to reduce their carbon impact.
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