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Occombe Farm

Preston Down Road, Paignton TQ3 1RN , England
01803 520022
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Ranked #2 of 5 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
Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
50 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This farm popped up on the internet when I was researching things to do in Torquay. It’s a working farm and you can visit the animals (cows, goats, alpacas, chickens and sheep, etc) and walk the nature trail for free. There is a cafe with a lovely play area and outdoor seating and a farm shop (the farm shop is... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have been before and knew it wasn't the cheapest venue in the bay but of course it's all about the food quality isn't it? I had the standard breakfast and an orange juice for £8.50. For a Saturday morning it was quiet but I would suggest people were making the most of the weather. The sausage was quite plump... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

After wanting to try the breakfast for a long time, i finally went there on sunday 9th .me and my husband had a breakfast , which consisted of 1 sausage, 1 bacon, mouthful of beans, 1 slice of toast, 1 egg and handful of mushrooms, for £8.50 not only was it over priced for such small portion, it was cold,... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We decided to visit the Occombe farm cafe for lunch after recommendations from friends about the excellent cakes. It was a horrible wet windy day but the cafe was warm and welcoming. We both had the mushroom soup which was very tasty and came with a baguette. The coffee was good too. The only downside was that the soup was... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Disgusting soup, classed as chunky vegetable soup. All it is is everyone's left overs disguised in a green liquid. I've never had left over roast potatoes in vegetable soup. Come on Occombe not good. Prices are also outrageous.

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Nicola H, General Manager at Occombe Farm, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that the soup did not meet your level of satisfaction. This has been raised with our chef to ensure that the soup is of a high quality at all times. Our prices reflect the local ingredients sourced to prepare our meals, but we are in the process of reviewing our prices. I am sorry that... More

totnes
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

For the price being charged for the breakfast and the other menu choices thought it would be much better quality and taste. Lets start with the breakfast. Sausages dire not good quality butchers sausages at all they have no flavour, the bacon again is to thick and watery no flavour and fairly chewy, the eggs are hit and miss, mushrooms... More

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Devonshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I posted a review about my negative experience at the Occombe farm restaurant some time ago, and had no reply from the manager to my review (as expected). Having read the manager's replies to some reviews, I remain concerned that the manager is not listening or getting it. I, as it appears others who have had a bad experience want... More

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Nicola H, General Manager at Occombe Farm, responded to this review

I am sorry that you have felt the need to write two reviews as your first was not acknowledged. Please rest assured that I have read, listened and taken your comments on board to move Occombe Farm Cafe forward as a local, friendly and good quality food establishment. We strive daily to ensure that we produce good food with good... More

heart of england
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My friends, family and I have visited the bright, airy Occombe Farm cafe several times for brunch - and have found the food and service to be very good. The kitchen sends out excellently cooked, quality English breakfasts - but it does get one thing on the menu very wrong... Ask any fan of the North American favourite, pancakes, bacon... More

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South Wales
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We were expecting more, even if it is free.No doubt they have activity days when children are catered for but there was little to impress on a general visit. There was washing facilities but no reason to wash ones hands as the few animals were not accessible.The nature trail included a hide which stated that the bird feeders were replenished... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We dropped in whilst passing to hopefully show the children some farm animals. There were in-lamb sheep in the farmyard but nothing else, we did eventually discover there where more animals if you followed a path towards a nature trail. Here we found two llamas some goats and a few chickens. Not quite what we expected based on other kids... More

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