East Dodscott Farm (The Old Farmhouse Kitchen and Tearoom)

It’s a working dairy farm and expect a plenty of farm animals, that is aside from exploring the nearby outdoor attractions in the beautiful coastal area of North Devon.

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East Dodscott Farm (The Old Farmhouse Kitchen and Tearoom)

Key Features
Working dairy farm with friendly animals
On-site cafe, farm shop and other facilities
Close to attractions such as Westward Ho!, Exmoor National Park and Dartmoor

Escape to rural North Devon and enjoy a family-friendly break at East Dodscott Farm. This well-established campsite on a working dairy farm has plenty of animals to meet, including friendly donkeys, horses, goats and calves – just remember to keep your furry friends on a lead!

After working up an appetite exploring the surrounding area, visit the on-site café to refuel with light lunches, tasty cakes and ice creams, or pick up some fresh produce at the farm shop.

The site has all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay, with well-maintained toilets, showers, cold mains water, waste disposal and wheelbarrows for easy gear transportation.

You’ll be just a mile from St Giles in the Wood and a five-minute drive from the lovely market town of Great Torrington. As for attractions further afield, you can reach Westaward Ho! in 25 minutes and Exmoor National Park and Dartmoor in 30 and 40 minutes, respectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q: What type of farm is East Dodscott Farm?
      A: East Dodscott Farm is a family-run working dairy farm.

    • Q: Are there any animals on the farm?
      A: Yes, there are donkeys, horses, goats, and calves. Guests should keep their dogs on a lead while out and about.

    • Q: Does the farm have any food options?
      A: Yes, there is a well-established café that offers light lunches, cakes, ice creams, and cream teas, as well as a small farm shop with fresh meat and vegetables.

    • Q: Are there any toilet & shower facilities?
      A: Yes, East Dodscott Farm has well-maintained toilets and showers, plus cold mains water, waste disposal facilities and wheelbarrows for ferrying your kit between your car and your pitch.

    • Q: Is there anything to do nearby?
      A: East Dodscott Farm is about a mile from the hamlet of St Giles in the Wood and a five-minute drive from the popular market town of Great Torrington. It’s also close to the coast (25 minutes), Exmoor National Park (30 minute) and Dartmoor National Park (40 minutes).

    • Q: Are pets allowed?
      A: Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but should be kept on a lead when out and about around the site.


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Opening Hours:
Monday: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Phone: 01805 623446
Address: East Dodscott Farm, Torrington EX38 7JY, UK

Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 1
Reservable: Yes
Serves Breakfast: Yes
Serves Brunch: Yes
Serves Lunch: Yes
Serves Vegetarian Food: Yes
Takeout: Yes

carrieann moore avatarcarrieann moore
3 months ago
It was one of the best tearooms I have ever visited. The food was amazing, and the service 1st class. It is off the beaten track, but it is really worth the journey. Will definitely go again.
Glen Unsworth avatarGlen Unsworth
10 months ago
Tasty foodHeard good things about this place, so booked a table for lunch.It's a small tea room, but it's has numerous tables outside for when the weather is better. The service is very good and we didn't have to wait long before our food came out.I ordered savory scones with pork terrine and it didn't disappoint, it was very tasty and the portions were generous. They also make they're own cakes and always have a good selection to choose from. The coffee is also very good here.If your looking for a traditional west country place to have lunch, with some great food, then pop yourself along to the Old Farmhouse Kitchen and Tearoom
Jo Furr avatarJo Furr
a month ago
We visited earlier today and were greeted by a charming young girl. We had coffee and the homemade peanut butter brownie which was absolutely delicious. I saw cream teas come out for other customers and it looked amazing. I noticed that you get two scones which looked lovely and fluffy, (some places only serve you one). Another couple ordered a sandwich which looked really delicious. We absolutely enjoyed our coffee and the service was very welcoming. We intend to return again. I’ve definitely got my eye on a cream tea!
David Sanders avatarDavid Sanders
4 weeks ago
Well worth the tricky drive. Be warned, the last 2 miles (from Torrington) are very difficult, due to the appalling state of the almost non-existent road surface! Once there however, you'll be glad you made the effort. The warmest of welcomes from the lovely staff, and a cosy dining room with just 6 or 7 tables, within an authentic old Devon farmhouse. Our party (4 adults) decided on the cream tea for £7.50 each, and what a great decision that was. Absolutely the best scones we've ever tasted anywhere! So good in fact that we took away 4 to enjoy at home. Lashings of strawberry jam and delicious clotted cream, washed down with a refillable pot of quality tea, simply wonderful. Apparently they offer home cooked roast dinners during autumn/winter, so that's a definite date for a repeat visit later in the year. By which time perhaps that terrible road might have been resurfaced?
Jay Whiting avatarJay Whiting
2 months ago
I absolutely love this place. I visited yesterday for my friend's birthday and we had such a lovely time sat in the peace and quiet drinking tea and eating delicious food. I had the special, which was hoisin scotch eggs with salad, coleslaw and potato salad and every bite was heavenly! We both had a giant slice of Easter egg cheesecake too (because you cannot visit without having some of the beautifully homemade cake – they are all too good!) Super friendly service from everyone (thank you for the thoughtful gift for my friend!) You can really taste the love and care that has gone in to preparing the food here and I can't wait to go back. Delicious!
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The address for East Dodscott Farm (The Old Farmhouse Kitchen and Tearoom) we have is: St Giles in the Wood, Devon, England, EX38 7JY. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

Contact Information

Postal Address
St Giles in the Wood, Devon, England, EX38 7JY

About the Local Area (St Giles in the Wood)

St Giles in the Wood is a small village located in North Devon, surrounded by stunning countryside and stunning views.

With a population of just over 500, St Giles in the Wood is a peaceful and tranquil destination that is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

What is St Giles in the Wood Famous For?

St Giles in the Wood is famous for its historic church, which dates back to the 12th century.

The church is a beautiful example of Norman architecture and features a stunning stained glass window that was created by William Morris, one of the most prominent artists of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Things to Do in St Giles in the Wood

St Giles in the Wood is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of North Devon.

Whether you’re interested in history, or nature, or just want to relax and unwind, there is something for everyone in this charming village.

  • Take a walk in the woods – St Giles in the Wood is surrounded by stunning woodland, making it a great destination for those who love to explore nature. The village is located close to the Tarka Trail, a popular walking and cycling route that takes visitors through some of the most beautiful countryside in Devon.
  • Visit the historic church – St Giles in the Wood’s historic church is a must-visit for those interested in history and architecture. The church features a stunning Norman doorway and a beautiful stained glass window created by William Morris.
  • Relax at a local pub – St Giles in the Wood is home to several traditional country pubs, offering visitors the chance to relax and enjoy a drink or a meal in a cosy and welcoming environment.

Things Near By St Giles in the Wood

While St Giles in the Wood itself is a small village, there are plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor – Located just a short drive from St Giles in the Wood, RHS Garden Rosemoor is a must-visit for nature lovers. The garden features over 65 acres of stunning gardens and woodland, making it a great destination for a day out.
  • The Big Sheep – The Big Sheep is a popular family-friendly attraction that offers a range of activities, including animal encounters, sheep racing, and indoor play areas. There is something for all ages here, making it a great option for families with young children.
  • The Burton Art Gallery and Museum – Located in nearby Bideford, the Burton Art Gallery and Museum is a cultural hub that showcases a range of art and pieces from around the world. There are regular exhibitions and events, making it a great place to visit for those interested in art and history.

St Giles in the Wood and its surrounding area offer visitors the chance to experience the rural charm and natural beauty of North Devon.

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