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Occombe Farm

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Free farm visit and lunch

Decided to visit as advertised as a free visit to a working farm. There are activity packs at £2.50... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Charlotte0502
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Tarleton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not good!

The farm shop has closed down, butchers too, play area was tired and grubby. Cafe was nice but food... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Julie D
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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This organic, working farm on the edge of Paignton is open to the public 7 days a week. You can see farm animals including cows, sheep, chickens, pigs and alpacas, and walk a lovely 2km nature trail with a bird hide. Our Farm Cafe serves local...more
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Preston Down Road, Paignton TQ3 1RN, England
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

pop in here but food prices too high and can not say there much do ,one thing can say shop very clean in side

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rob W
TCCT M, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been passed on for review and discussion. We are always grateful for customer feedback. Kind regards

Reviewed 2 September 2018

The farm shop has closed down, butchers too, play area was tired and grubby. Cafe was nice but food was average and not that much choice. Staff appeared unhappy. Just generally looked like it was being run down to close.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie D
TCCT M, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hi Julie, thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been passed on to be reviewed. Whilst the farm shop is currently closed we are looking into alternative options. The play equipment had to be removed because it was old and beyond repair but we...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Visited today for the first time since Easter. We were so shocked at how down trodden, unloved and boring it is now. The play park has been removed, the shop is closed and abandoned, the mini tractors and den building in the barn has gone,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TCCT M, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hi there, really sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to the Farm this summer. Unfortunately the farm shop tenants moved out early this season and we are exploring a replacement since then. As with all play equipment it reached the end of its life...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Decided to visit as advertised as a free visit to a working farm. There are activity packs at £2.50 to buy on the gate near the cafe with an honesty box. I would recommend you buy these as gives you a map and activities to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TCCT M, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Farm and Cafe. Kind regards

Reviewed 16 August 2018

No animals, all looked very run down, no farm shop. Play area had a tractor and some very used building blocks for imaginative play ?? Very poor apart from the cafe there is nothing else there. Some of the staff didn’t seem to want to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jackiejpalmer
TCCT M, Marketing Officer at Occombe Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Really sad to hear that you were disappointed when you visited the farm. During the summer months many of our animals are out in the fields grazing but you can often see the sheep and cows from the nature trail. There are also pigs, alpacas,...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

What a shambles! Farm shop closed for the foreseeable future. Went for a walk around the farm - the vegetable areas and polytunnels were overgrown with weeds and looked like no one had touched them for a couple of seasons. There were only 2 pigs,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Zaphods_Wombat
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Called in to have a catch with a friend pleasant staff clean premises fantastic coffee and hot chocolate and amazing cakes been before for breakfast which was really good fresh products well worth a visit there is also a farm shop on site too

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank spookysue
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Came here for a bite to eat and to get some local produce for a bbq. I was disappointed from the start, looked shabby and unloved. Couldn’t see any animals and the shop is closed forever. Went to the cafe and ordered an oven baked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mrsrarobinson
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Having visited the farm on holiday every year for several years, this year was most disappointing. The farm shop has gone, farm animals are few-2 piglets and a few chickens and ducks, kitchen gardens neglected or overgrown, wonderful light reflecting sculpture abandoned and disintegrating, panoramic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TheFensBarnacle
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I visited yesterday with my wife and grown up lads as it had been sold to me as a beer festival. My wife kindly offered to drive Lets start with the parking - there isn't any! Not sure how that got missed when booking. Now,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Completely Free, walk around a 2km nature trail, look at the animals (this is a working farm not a visitor attraction so what you can see changes constantly) and use the bird hide in the woods. All for nothing. All looked... More
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