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Wander up the lane to Thornes Farm Shop, just an 8 minute walk – where you can pick your own fruit (in season), have a coffee and a hot breakfast or lunch in the café. Take advantage of their lovely local produce and the in house butcher, who will be only too happy to help you out with your BBQ meat. If you are a vegetarian there are plenty of other delights to enjoy. Most basics are available including local wines and ciders.

Have a drink and enjoy a lovely meal at our village pub, The Ring of Bells.  The owners are passionate about cooking local seasonal produce as well as stocking local beer and cider, plus it’s only a mile away (about a 20 minute walk) from The Orchard Retreat.  Alternatively, you can travel a little bit further, as within 5 miles you will find the Cadeleigh Arms , The Lamb Inn or The Beer Engine – all of which are highly recommended.

Bring a bike to explore the local area (such as the Grand Western Canal Cycle Route) or walk one of the many public footpaths available.

Visit Bickleigh just 6 miles away and stroll along the river banks or visit Devon Railway Centre  or have a cream tea at Bickleigh Mill, with its restaurant and a small selection of shops.