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Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton TQ3 1RN , England
Phone Number: +44 1803 520022
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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It's free to visit this organic, working farm on the edge of Paignton.

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It's free to visit this organic, working farm on the edge of Paignton.

Open to the public 7 days a week, it includes a Farm Shop and Cafe serving local produce and a wonderful kitchen garden with a wartime allotment and air raid shelter. You can see farm animals including cows, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs and alpacas, and walk a lovely 2km nature trail with a bird hide.

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 an events programme at Occombe and it's other sites, so please check the website for details of what's going on before you arrive. Free parking!

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Farm shop and cafe, both great

The whole concept of Occombe far is brilliant: education centre, farm shop and cafe. The cafe could improve on the service and is a little expensive. Loved the shop. Not a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Maddy W
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Paignton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good for meeting friends for coffee, excellent snacks, fresh , home cooked food. Children enjoy the adventure trail and seeing the cattle, llamas, goats, hens and sheep.

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Thank Juliet D
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole concept of Occombe far is brilliant: education centre, farm shop and cafe. The cafe could improve on the service and is a little expensive. Loved the shop. Not a place for a day out but great to stop off, have a light lunch and pick up local produce. They organise great events for children which are advertised locally.... More 

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Thank Maddy W
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Another 'farm shop experience' jumping on the bandwagon. Go to Riverford Farm if that is the kind of thing you are into. This is an attempt to cash in on the trend. I quite enjoyed watching the runners struggling to finish 'The Cockington Caper' in the rain as I had a beer. Not worth getting out of the car for... More 

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Thank Strangely B
Laura M, Public Relations Manager at Occombe Farm, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about the Occombe Farm Cafe. Occombe is a working, organic farm with a cafe, farm shop and nature trail and it is run by local conservation charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. We don't try or claim to be anything like some of the bigger farm shops or attractions,... More 

Roade, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Service was very slow, if you are going to employ youngsters at least train them. We waited a long time to be served and then a long time for it to arrive. Not sure how they would cope if busy

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Thank Ironmike_10
Paignton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I live near the farm and popped in for lunch. The service I'm afraid to say was dismal. One member of staff on with a queue going out the door. Will not return in the future I'm afraid!!!

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Thank iBosh1981
Laura M, Public Relations Manager at Occombe Farm, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your comments. We take all feedback very seriously and your comments have been passed to our cafe manager. Being a popular place in the run up to Christmas, we did experience some extremely busy periods and due to unexpected staff shortages, customers had to wait longer than usual to be served. Please accept my apologies... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Lovely place to visit and shop. Cafe lovely and you can wear your wellies inside. Depending on the time of year is dependent on the amount of animals you'll see - I'm local so go 5 - 6 times throughout the year. Special free events throughout the year too but book quickly as they are really popular

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Thank Ilivenearthesea
Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Brilliant breakfast with high quality ingredients. Easy access for prams, good baby changing facilities

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Thank FelicityM1983
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Ok, but stairs to climb, or use a lift. The food is fresh and reasonably priced, counter service. Resonable views and an outside deck for fine weather

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Thank sid g
Seaton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

A farm with no animals!! Our only saviour was that it was free! We visited on a Sunday, perhaps the animals had the day off. We saw 2 alpacas and 5 ducks, that was it. The nature trail was a nice walk. Can't comment on the cafe because we didn't go in. We did play in the playground but even... More 

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Thank Tracey R
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Once you get past the nature trail there isn't much here. Very quiet and unimpressive. The walk doesn't take too long and then the only place to go is the over priced cafe and shop. The WWII garden isn't that big either. A huge disappointment.

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Thank TheNewtonian123

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