You will find a fantastic selection of pubs within easy reach of Halsbeer Farm. We recommend calling before you visit to check opening times and availability to avoid disappointment.
The Ashill Inn - a thirty minute walk or five minute drive away is this quaint little village inn serves a small but perfectly formed menu of locally sourced seasonal food. Be sure to book ahead as it's only tiny. Recommended recently by guests for Sunday lunch. 01884 840506
The Culm Valley Inn - perfectly situated for a post-walk lunch next to the River Culm and Culmstock's beautiful historic bridge. Fifteen minutes by car. Lovely river walking to Uffculme or up to the Beacon. Food is usually good. 01884 840354
The Drewe Arms - a historic coaching in with a beautiful pub garden in the chocolate box thatched village of Broadhembury about a fifteen minute drive away. Delicious well-cooked food. Can be walked to if you like a good stomp. It's about 5km. Ask Katie for a walking route. 01404 841267
Keepers Cottage Inn - this attractive thatched pub is situated just out of Kentisbeare on the A373 in the direction of Honiton. It's a good forty minute walk from the farm but with portions fit for the hardest working of farmers it's guaranteed not to leave you hungry. There is a big car park if you prefer to drive. 01884 266247
The Wyndham Arms in Kentisbeare - our closest pub and easily walkable along the lanes, the Wyndham is nice for a drink out front or in the courtyard garden behind, however it's food is not the best and the interior is a bit tired. If you want to eat we think other options are better. They do have a large screen inside which often shows sports. Roughly one and a half mile walk. 01884 266238
If you are looking for something really special for a celebration look no further than these exquisite offerings.
The Pig at Combe - part of the Pig hotel chain, this is a relaxed Elizabethan manor in Gittisham near Honiton that serves outstanding local food in a beautiful country location. Restaurant facilities are available to non-residents but you are advised to book ahead. The main restaurant is in the house, but there is also a folly in the garden serving rustic flatbreads. Private dining is also available in the Georgian kitchen. Simply stunning. 01404 540400
River Exe Cafe - a very different dining experience, park up at Exmouth and hop on the river taxi which will whisk you up the River Exe estuary to this floating restaurant with 360 degree views of the water and countryside. Booking is essential and you must book a river taxi as well as a table! 07761 116103
The Lost Kitchen - fabulous eatery in Chettiscombe just outside Tiverton, near to one of the entrances onto the National Trust's Knightshayes estate. Fabulous indoors or out (dogs only allowed outside on the terrace). Innovative, seasonal wood-fired food. 01884 24 24 27
cafes / delis
The Bakehouse in Cullompton is a perfect stop for coffee and cake. It also operates some evenings with tapas/pizzas/main meals. Situated in a beautiful old grocer's shop on the High Street. 01884 35222
The Strand Stores in Culmstock does fantastic breakfasts and lunches and is also a good place to pick up supplies for a picnic on the Culmstock river beach the other side of the bridge. Excellent pasties, scotch eggs, frittata and sweet treats such as tiffin. 01884 840232
Toast in Honiton is a great place for a brunch or lunch while pottering around this historic market town. See below entry for market days too. 01404 598067
The Yellow Deli - also in Honiton but at the other end of the High Street - is a quirky delight in a beautiful old building. 01404 378023
Kentisbeare Post Office & Village Store - our local village shop is only a mile and a half away in the beautiful village of Kentisbeare. It sells a range of local produce including essentials such as milk, eggs, bread, cakes, jams and vegetables. They also stock meat from our award-winning local butcher Veyseys of Cullompton (see below). The store also has newspapers and a post office service. 01884 266225
farm shops & butchers
Fordmore Farm Shop - our nearest and newest farm shop, Fordmore is on the A373 between Post Cross (the turning out of Kentisbeare) and Cullompton. Look out for it on the left as you head towards town. It sells local produce including fresh fruit and veg, free range meat along with bread, milk, ready made desserts and great shortcut ideas like pavlova bases, roasting kits including stuffing/gravy etc and lots more. There are some great foodie gifts too. If you are spending Christmas at Halsbeer consider purchasing your festive meat here. 01884 839742
Veyseys Butchers in Cullompton is an award-winning traditional butcher. Fabulous BBQ boxes and they deliver too. If you want to visit there is a small car park at the rear but take care turning in, alternatively park on the high street and walk along.
Cullompton's farmer's market is held on the second, fourth and fifth Saturdays of each month in the Higher Bull Ring (the wide area of the High Street).
Honiton holds markets on the High Street weekly ever Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Tiverton has an attractive pannier market which is open six days a week. They may hold Electric Nights Streetfood events if permitted to do so. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for that.
Our nearest large supermarket is Tesco in Cullompton, where there is also an Aldi. Honiton has Tesco, Aldi and Lidl. There is a Nisa Local in Uffculme and a Co-op in Willand.
We have had various caterers provide food to groups staying in the cottages, served in our beautiful conservatory where we can set up a long banqueting type table or have a more informal buffet set up.