Food & Drink
Shopping for Local Food
Kentisbeare Post Office
The local village shop is only a mile away in the beautiful village of Kentisbeare. It sells a range of local products including milk, eggs, bread, cakes, jams, salad and vegetables. Newspapers can be reserved on request and a full post office service is available.
Tel: 01884 266225
Cullompton Farmers' Market
Award winning Farmers' Market held on the second Saturday of each month from 9.30am-12.30pm in Station Road car park. All of the stall holders at the market have travelled less than 30 miles and are selling produce they grew, reared or created themselves. The markets have a unique atmosphere helped with local musicians and children’s activities. Cullompton Farmers’ Market was the first farmers' market to be started in the South West and has been held in Cullompton since 1998. There is a fish van in Cullompton and stalls selling eggs, honey etc on Wednesday mornings outside Barclays Bank.
Honiton Farmers' Market
This takes place on the third Thursday of the month from 8.30am to 1.00pm outside St Paul's Church on the High Street.
Dart's Farm on the outskirts of Topsham is an award-winning farm shop, restaurant and much more. All the goods sold in the shop are locally produced.
Tel: 01392 878201
Local produce delivered to you at Halsbeer Farm
Devon-based Riverford Organics can deliver veg boxes or you might like to visit their award-winning restaurant near Buckfastleigh.
The Ashill is a 30 minute walk from Halsbeer Farm and well worth the journey. Expect great food in this cosy village pub but be sure to book ahead.
www.ashillinndevon.co.uk Tel: 01884840506
The Culm Valley Inn
This quirkily decorated pub offers a wonderful and always changing selection of local ales and ciders. It's a great place to sit back with one of the landlords dogs or even your own after a walk along the River Culm. The Culm Valley serves fantastic locally sourced food on a menu that changes daily. Read Mia and Felix's fun days out blog to learn more about the fun you can have in the river at Culmstock.
www.culmvalleyinn.co.uk Tel: 01884 840354
Keepers Cottage Inn
Head to the beautiful thatched Keepers Cottage for proper country food washed down with a pint of local ale. This friendly local pub is situated just out of Kentisbeare on the main road to Honiton. It's a good 40 minute walk from the farm but with portions fit for the hardest working of farmers it's guaranteed not to leave you hungry.
www.keeperscottageinn.co.uk Tel: 01884 266247
The Drewe Arms
The Drewe Arms is a lovely pub that's just within walking distance (5 miles) if you fancy a bit of a jaunt. It has a delightful garden and is open every day, serving meals and bar snacks. Situated in the picturesque thatched village of Broadhembury.
www.thedrewearms.com Tel. 01404 47707
The Pig at Combe
The latest addition to the popular Pig litter of hotels. The Pig at Combe is a luxury Elizabethan Manor in Gittisham near Honiton that serves outstanding local food in a beautiful country location. Restaurant facilities are available to non-residents but it is worth booking ahead.
https://www.thepighotel.com/at-combe/ Tel: 01404 540 400
Our closest pub and easily walkable along the lanes, the Wyndham is welcoming and homely and serves a large menu of food including some fantastic specials and traditional Sunday roast. Playground and large pub garden. Roughly one and a half mile walk.
River Cottage Canteen - Axminster
The River Cottage Canteen and Deli in Axminster's Trinity Square is a great place for a snack or a proper lunch. It's an award-winning restaurant and uses local, seasonal food. Originally transformed by owner and celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall the Canteen has come a long way with head chef Sam Rom. Don't forget to book ahead for the restaurant!
www.rivercottage.net/canteens/axminster/ 01297 631715
Cullompton has a range of takeaways that will more than satisfy your hunger including Chinese, Indian, pizza and fish & chips. You can find menus in your visitor info packs in the cottages.
If you're planning something special for your time here at Halsbeer Farm or are going to be entertaining a big crowd in the conservatory perhaps you will need a caterer. Whether it's a celebration dinner or finger food you're after our local caterers will be able to provide for your needs.
We can provide authentic Spanish paella for groups numbering between 16 and 22 people, cooked fresh on site in our proper paella pan. Ingredients can be tailored to your tastes and can be vegetarian, meat or fish-based or a combination of all three. Our favourite recipe is chicken, chorizo and prawn with red peppers and peas. Prices start from £8 per adult (£4 per child). We can also provide celebration cakes, pavlovas and the hire of a raclette machine and ingredients for raclette for up to 8 people. Please talk to Katie for more details and you must order in advance of your stay to ensure availability.
We recommend Field to Fork Catering who cooked an amazing Moroccan banquet for 26 for a guest’s 70th birthday celebration. They also provide hog roasts and a whole host of other delicious menus.
Strand Stores deli and cafe in Culmstock provides outside catering.
Local company Devon Desserts produces gorgeous party-sized desserts.