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Occombe Farm

Preston Down Road, Paignton TQ3 1RN , England
01803 520022
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Ranked #3 of 7 activities in Paignton
Type: Farms, Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Free to visit Organic farm on the edge of Paignton open to the public 7 days a week featuring Gribbles Farm Shop and Bakehouse Café celebrating local... more » Owner description: Free to visit Organic farm on the edge of Paignton open to the public 7 days a week featuring Gribbles Farm Shop and Bakehouse Café celebrating local produce, wonderful kitchen garden including wartime allotment with air raid shelter, farm animals including cows, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs and alpacas, lovely 2km nature trail and bird hide. Visitor Centre open with exhibition about the farm and environmental issues. The farm is run by local charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust with all profits going to support its conservation and education work. The Trust run a comprehensive events programme at Occombe and it's other sites. Check out the website for details. Become a member and get free parking and 10% off events! « less
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited with our 4 year old last week on our way home from holiday. The setting was lovely and quiet and seemed well set up/run. We entered through the visitor centre and the lady on the desk ignored us until we said hello first. We only saw a few chickens, 2 alpacas and 2 goats, which were at the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Occombe Farm describes a farm shop, cafe, farm animals - cows, sheep, chickens, ducks, goats, and alpacas. We visited last Monday with our granddaughter and were so disappointed. We saw some chickens, 6 ducks sleeping by a very murky pond, and 2 goats. There were no cows or sheep and the alpacas that we were really looking forward to seeing,... More

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Vicki B, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this review

Hi Jenny R. Many thanks for your feedback. We're really sorry to hear you were disappointed on your day out with us. To set the scene, we are a working organic farm which is free to enter rather than a petting farm, so at this time of year much of our livestock is out grazing the wild flower meadows. We... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Review for the cafe only... Went for breakfast this morning. Their were no signs to says that dogs were accepted or not, so went in to ask. We were 3/4 of the way in to get to the counter to be able to ask. Stood for a couple of minutes before we could ask, one of the staff just said... More

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Vicki B, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this review

Hi Brian T. Many thanks for your feedback. As a working farm dogs are welcome only in certain areas of the grounds. The majority of cafes will typically have a policy that dogs are not allowed inside, but very few will put a sign up stating this as it is generally accepted that dogs are not allowed. In fact, if... More

West Midlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I couldn't believe this place was free ! To be honest it's not got a lot of animals, but it kept my 2 year old grandson occupied as there is quite a lot of land to investigate and lots of things to look at in the woodlands. If you want somewhere to take the kids, give it a go

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The cafe has recently improved with an outdoor patio -a great place to enjoy a cuppa or snack. We have always enjoyed the breakfasts too, but unfortunately, the carvery on Sundays is not up to scratch. On each occasion, the meat has been tough and the vegetables overcooked. A shame because the service is friendly and the prices reasonable.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast yesterday, with my hubby sister in law and father in law. We had a fantastic breakfast. Will definitely be back. Well done!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A visit to Occombe Farm is well worth it just to wander around the nature trail at any time of year. In Spring nature comes alive and it's lovely to see the bluebells in abundance, hear the birds singing and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. It's a popular venue for young Mums as the trail is buggy friendly. It 's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have visited Occombe farm in the past with my wife for breakfast before, as we both love the idea of such locally sourced produce. Breakfast was lovely but we had never been there for lunch. However one of our friends had said they had started serving fresh fish dishes and they'd had a really good value tasty monkfish dish,... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We live locally and can highly recommend Occombe Farm for a visit. We have two young boys 4 and 18 months, and they love going along to the farm to see all the animals, and go for a lovely walk along the nature trail, which is easily accessible with a buggy. During the school holidays for a small fee Occombe... More

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Torquay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We live locally and visit Occombe Farm a couple of times a year with our boys (age 4 and 6) and their cousins. Its ideal because its a 10 minute drive from town but you feel like you are getting away from it all in the countryside. They regularly put on themed events for the kids. At halloween there is... More

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