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Larkstone Family Park & Gardens
Ranked #26 of 40 things to do in Ilfracombe
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Owner description: We are a fully licensed cafe and function venue offering stunning views across Ilfracombe Harbour and the sea to Wales. We have a range of lawn games from putting to grass court tennis, croquet to bowls, all with refreshments from cream teas to full sunset dinners. With 30 indoor covers, a log fire for the cooler days and sunset dining on the lawns overlooking some of the most picturesque coastline in Britain. We have catered for many functions from weddings to 40th birthday parties to family gatherings.We look forward to welcoming you.....
Reviewed January 8, 2013

great play area for the kids, conveinant parking, great veiws of the sea and harbour. food is fast and lively, service is good, on a sunny day where else would you want to be

Thank steven r
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LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

A lovely review, Thank you. Apologies that it has taken so long to post a response. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Dave & Steph

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We've visited Larkstone a couple of times but thought we were overdue to review it! Our most recent visit was on 31 October for a childrens Halloween party. Loads of thought and effort had been put into the event, great games for the youngsters, super friendly service (as ever) and absolutely outstanding food (probably a little too good for marauding kids)!!
Definitely coming back for a grown up meal next time.
Well done Dave and Steph for all you've achieved. We look forward to the next phase of development at Larkstone!
Andy, Allison & Sophie

Thank S0phie2007
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LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Thank you so much for the lovely review, we plan lots more events for the kids and adults alike next year. Apologies that it has taken so long to post a response. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Dave & Steph

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Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Just back from a very enjoyable week in ilfracombe. The cafe is in a fantastic location on the outskirts of ilfracombe so you escape from the crowds in the centre. We had a lovely sunday lunch after having drinks sitting in a pretty rose garden gazing out to sea. Good play ground and space for children and the bonus for us it was dog friendly. A lovely spot not to be missed!

Thank chivesDaventryUK
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LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Thank you so much for the lovely review and apologies that it has taken so long to post a response. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Dave & Steph

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We found this place by accident whilst walking our dog..I'm so glad we did as it was a great afternoon spent in their lovely garden with our little girl. There is a childrens play area with all sorts of toys and they have activities such as bowls if you can tear yourself away from the fabulous view. The staff were welcoming and friendy and we indulged in a cream tea which was delicious...well worth a visit!

Thank Mary B
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LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2012

Thank you for visiting Larkstone and taking the time to review the premises. We are glad you were able to enjoy the premises and service, we look forward to welcoming you again.

Dave & Steph

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Place was a bit shabby and tired looking, with lots of investment and care it could be quite nice. Can't comment on food as only had drinks.

Thank Russ P
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LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

Thank you for visiting Larkstone and taking the time to review our premises. It is fair to say that a rainy September day does not do justice to our offer and I would hope that you re-visit next year to see the continued evolution of the site.

We took over an overgrown and run down site in April 2011 and worked to bring the immediate areas back to life with extensive plans to upgrade the rest of the grounds. We have focussed heavily on the locally procured, home cooked menu and service this year which has been a great success.

Our project through this winter is to continue enhancing the 6 acres of grounds and premises so I hope that a visit next year will show our endeavours.
Thanks again for the review,
Dave & Steph Addie

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